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(All) Great Southern Wineries in Mount Barker

Wineries in Mount Barker Porongurup Region


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3drops

Owned by the Bradbury family, 3 Drops specialises in premium, cool-climate wines from the Great Southern, and extra virgin olive oil from Greek Spanish and Italian varieties grown on the property.

  • Open Days/times:Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm
  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Wine Variety:Chardonnay,Riesling,Rosé,Sauvignon Blanc

Details

  • Brands:3drops
  • Cases Produced:5000 cases
  • Established:1998
  • Vineyards:21.5 hectares
  • Winemaker:Robert Diletti (Contract)
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Great Southern:Mount Barker

Description

Established in 1998 in Mt Barker by husband and wife Joanne and John, 3 Drops 15ha of vineyards is planted mostly with riesling, sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, cabernet, pinot and shiraz.  In 2002, Rob Diletti joined as winemaker and brought great acclaim, awards and trophies to the winery. 

The olive grove has some 2000 olive trees planted, including (Italian, Greek and Spanish varieties. and is a significant part of the property.  The olives, like the grapes, take on cool-climate characteristics and the extra virgin olive oil is well-known for its complex, balanced, spicy flavours. 

The winery exports to China, Hong Kong and South Korea.

The Wines
The range of wines at 3 Drops is concise and play to the strengths of the region, in particular, the highly regarded and age-worthy riesling and elegant pinot noir. Winemaker Rob Diletti, who was awarded James Halliday’s Winemaker of the Year in 2014, has produced some of the region’s best examples. The sauvignon blanc and cabernets, a blend of cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc, were the first wines to be produced. The range has since expanded to eight wines including shiraz, merlot, chardonnay, a rose, riesling and pinot noir.

Wine Tasting
There is no cellar door open to the public.

Unique Highlights
The pinot noir, the riesling, and the extra-virgin olive oil, which is available for purchase in good food merchants in Mt Barker town, and surrounding towns.

Halliday Rating
5 Black Stars

Arcadia Wines

Experience the spectacular, ever-changing panorama of the Stirling Ranges at this peaceful family-owned winery producing award-winning wines and delicious woodfired pizzas.

  • Open Days/times:Cellar door and Cafe: Fri to Sun 10am to 4pm
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Riesling,Rosé,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
  • Wine Region:Great Southern

Details

  • Established:1997
  • Winemaker:James Kellie
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Light Food
  • Lunch Open:Sunday,Friday,Saturday
  • Brands:Arcadia
  • Cases Produced:850 cases
  • Vineyards:4 hectares
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Great Southern:Mount Barker
  • Cellar Door Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

Located between the Great Southern region’s Stirling and Porongurup Ranges, Arcadia Wines winery was established by John and Gaye Robinson in 1998, who visited Kendenup from Perth one weekend while looking for a getaway property. This single vineyard was first planted in 1997 on fertile slopes that dip into the picturesque creek known locally as 'Dead Man's Creek'.

The beautiful views of the Stirling Range inspired the name 'Arcadia', used in Roman and Greek poetry as a place where people were believed to enjoy the perfect life.

Great Southern regional heroes Riesling and Shiraz are the focus along with beautiful, cool climate Cabernet Sauvignon.

Cellar Door

Make the most of Arcadia Wines’ spectacular views of the Stirling Ranges with a wine tasting, platter or woodfired pizza at the cosy cellar door and cafe, open Friday to Sunday 10am - 5pm. A range of events take place throughout the year too including live music, dining opportunities and more.

 

Express Winemakers

A pint-sized wine operation headed by Denmark local newcomer Ryan O'Meara with the sole endeavour to produce honest and expressive single vineyard wines.

  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Wine Variety:Chenin Blanc,Riesling,Rosé,Syrah,Tempranillo

Details

  • Established:2011
  • Winemaker:Ryan O'Meara
  • Facilities:Appointment Only
  • Size & Year:Established 2011 - 2019
  • Great Southern:Mount Barker

Description

Express Winemakers is Ryan O'Meara's pint-sized wine operation from the great south of Western Australia. Established in 2011, Ryan has assembled a group of top-flight vineyards from the Great Southern region that supply him with quality fruit to make his contemporary and creative range of wines. Express Winemakers aim for minimal intervention at every level, avoiding additives and emphasising single-vineyard sites.

Varieties include a Tempranillo Garnacha blend, Riesling, Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Syrah and Rose. Wines are available online and through selected retailers.

 

Galafrey Wines

Taste with the owners at this stunning family-owned, legendary Mount Barker winery, offering some of the best views of the Porongurups, Stirling Ranges and Mount Barker Hill.

  • Wine Variety:Merlot,Shiraz,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Pinot Noir,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc,Fortified
  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Mon to Sun 10am - 5pm

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
  • Established:1977
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Gallery
  • Great Southern:Mount Barker
  • Cases Produced:3500 cases
  • Vineyards:13.1 hectares
  • Winemaker:Kim Tyrer
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

A true family affair. Galafrey was founded by respected pioneer of Western Australian wine, the late Ian Tyrer in Mount Barker in 1977. His wife Linda, daughter Kim (and her husband Nigel) keep the family winery flourishing.

The dry grown vines include varieties Chardonnay, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Pinot Noir and blending varieties. There’s also the rarely-seen Muller Thurgau, a unique white variety planted too.

Wine Tasting

Most wine tastings at the impressive Galafrey cellar door are hosted by Linda, Kim or Nigel, who love chatting about their wines and sharing the story of their vineyard. Look out for Bruce, a Jack Russell (the winery dog) who enjoys meeting visitors at the carpark. The view is spectacular, with the Porongurups, Stirling Ranges and Mount Barker Hill all in visible from the high-altitude property. Visitors are invited to visit any time between 10am – 5pm daily.

Halliday Rating

4.5 Stars

 

 

Gilbert Wines

Join four generation farming family, the Gilberts at the apple shed turned cellar door of their 5 Star Halliday winery near Mount Barker, for distinct regional wines and tasty farm-grown platters.

  • Wine Variety:Rosé,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Riesling,Shiraz
  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Fri to Mon 10am to 5pm

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Facilities:Restaurant,Cellar Door,Light Food
  • Great Southern:Mount Barker
  • Cases Produced:3500 cases
  • Vineyards:25.81 hectares
  • Winemaker:Andrew Vesey and Caitlin Gazey
  • Established:1985
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Established by the third generation of local farming family, the Gilberts. Jim and Bev planted vines in 1985 and the wine operation has grown from strength to strength, now operated by two of their children, Clinton and Matthew. Grapes grown on the property have been carefully selected to match the Great Southern’s climate and soil profile of the estate.

The multi award-winning, estate grown wine range focuses on regional hero varieties, Riesling, Chardonnay, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Cellar Door

Established in the old apple packing shed, the cellar door first opened in 1990. Rich in history and character, the space is unique environment to sample and enjoy award-winning Gilbert wines. Open Friday to Monday 10am - 5pm.

The Food

Located beside the cellar door, The Gilbert Wines café (one of the first in the region) is paddock to plate in style, showcasing produce from the Mount Barker wine region on seasonal platters and cheese boards. Much of the menu is grown on the property and in the café’s culinary garden. Open Friday to Monday from 10am - 5pm.

Unique Highlights

The estate also produces prime lamb (for both the export and domestic markets) and a variety of stone fruits including apricots, plums, peaches and nectarines.

Halliday Rating

5 Stars

 

Hawker Ridge Wines

Sitting atop of Hawker Ridge between the Porongurup and Stirling Ranges just north of Mount Barker, is this down-to-earth family vineyard producing award-winning, cool climate Shiraz and Riesling.

  • Open Days/times:Appointment Only
  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Riesling,Shiraz

Details

  • Brands:Hawker Ridge
  • Established:2001
  • Winemaker:Mike Garland
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Appointment Only
  • Size & Year:Established 2001 - 2010,Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases)
  • Great Southern:Mount Barker

Description

Hawker Ridge Wines is situated just outside of the Kendenup township, 20km north of Mount Barker. The first vines were planted in 2001 and the first wines, Riesling and Shiraz, were made from the 2004 vintage . The vineyard sits atop a local high point, Hawker Ridge, on well-drained gravelly loam, an ideal location for growing cool climate wines.

By the 2006 vintage (third vintage), the wines began winning medals at serious wine shows, including the Qantas Mount Barker Wine Show and Sydney Royal Show.

The focus continues to be Great Southern regional specialties Riesling and Shiraz and the wines are all are available to order online or by appointment at the winery.

 

Plantagenet Wines

Taste exemplary Mount Barker wines at the classic mud brick cellar door and café of this regional hero estate and WA winemaking pioneer, located 30 minutes from Albany.

  • Wine Variety:Sparkling,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Tempranillo,Fortified,Shiraz,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Pinot Noir,Riesling,Rosé,Sauvignon Blanc,Brut
  • Wine Region:Great Southern

Details

  • Lunch Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday
  • Cellar Door Open:Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Facilities:Restaurant,Cellar Door
  • Great Southern:Mount Barker
  • Cases Produced:25000
  • Vineyards:130 hectares
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Established:1968

Description

A regional pioneer, Plantagenet Wines was planted with Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz vines in 1968 by founder Tony Smith. The first wines were made in 1974 and showed great potential, encouraging Tony to convert a local apple packing shed into a winery and keep making what are now regarded amongst Australia’s most respected examples of Cabernet and Shiraz. Subsequent vineyards were planted, and fruit now comes from five estate-owned properties around the Mount Barker area.

Western Australia’s oldest family business Lionel Samson & Son acquired Plantagenet in 1999 and the estate continues to grow from strength to strength, with an international reputation for its Rieslings, Chardonnays, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Wine Tasting

The mudbrick and timber cellar door, surrounded by stunning garden and historic vines make a beautiful setting in which to explore the Plantagenet wine range. Wines can be tasted daily between 10.30am – 4pm.

The Food

Alongside the cellar door is ‘The Shed’, Plantagenet’s café, serving lunch daily. The menu is a unique blend of contemporary and casual, with hearty dishes that pair with the wines. Dining can be enjoyed from the alfresco deck, or beside the fireplace in winter.

Halliday Rating

5 Red Stars

 

 

 

Poacher's Ridge

Nestled amongst the undulating hills of the Great Southern, this small, 5 Star Halliday-rated family vineyard produces handcrafted wines driven by a dedication to traditional winemaking practices.

  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Friday to Sunday 10am to 4pm
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Marsanne,Merlot,Riesling,Rosé,Shiraz
  • Wine Region:Great Southern

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Cases Produced:900 cases
  • Vineyards:6.9 hectares
  • Winemaker:Robert Diletti (Contract)
  • Established:2000
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Great Southern:Mount Barker
  • Facilities:Accommodation,Cellar Door

Description

Alex and Janet Taylor purchased the Poacher's Ridge property in 1999. The couple hand-tend the estate's twenty acres under vine to grow cool climate wines that truly reflect the seasons and the land's character.  The vineyard is located at the back of Narrikup, receiving a strong influence from the Southern Ocean and the wines are known for their elegance and medium bodied style.

The Wine

Poacher's Ridge makes a range of wines, with a focus on Riesling, Marsanne, Shiraz, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Cellar Door

Bask in the panoramic beauty of the Porongurups, vineyards and olive groves at the estate's rustic, stone and timber cellar door. The complete range of wines, including a selection of exclusive museum wines, are available for tasting throughout the year alongside platters of locally sourced cheeses and meats. Tours and group bookings can be arranged in advance. Open Friday to Sunday, 10am – 4pm.

Halliday Rating

5 Red Stars

Unique Highlights

The estate's Gameskeeper's Cottage sleeps up to four guests and is located beside the cellar door, set among beautiful gum trees olive trees and vineyards. It features sweeping views of the Porongurup Ranges, full amenities and breakfast hampers of fresh local produce.

 

Trevelen Farm

Discover the 5 Red Star Halliday-rated Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon from the Great Southern Region’s most northern vineyard, owned operated by the Sprigg Family.

  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Merlot,Riesling,Shiraz,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
  • Open Days/times:Appointment Only

Details

  • Cases Produced:3500 cases
  • Vineyards:6.5 hectares
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Appointment Only
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Great Southern:Mount Barker

Description

Established on the Sprigg family farm near Mount Barker in 1993. Second generation Ben and wife Louise now run the property which focuses on Riesling and Cabernet, with varieties Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Shiraz and Merlot also planted. Former Howard Park winemaker James Kellie makes the wines at his nearby Harewood Estate winery. From the onset, vintages of Trevelen Wines have received significant critical acclaim including the coveted 5 Red Star James Halliday winery rating.

Cellar Door

Just 30 minutes north of Mount Barker, the Trevelen cellar door has a beautiful view of rolling vineyards and the picturesque Stirling Ranges. Tastings can be arranged by appointment only.

Halliday Rating

5 Red Stars

 

 

West Cape Howe Wines

With the benefit of old vines and temperate growing conditions, West Cape Howe consistently produces premium quality wines with distinctive regional characteristics - wines that people love to drink.

  • Open Days/times:7 days
  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Wine Variety:Chardonnay,Riesling,Shiraz,Sparkling,Rosé,Other White,Other Red,Cabernet Malbec,Cabernet Merlot,Malbec,Pinot Noir,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Tempranillo,Cabernet Sauvignon

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Winemaker:Gavin Berry, Andrew Vesey and Caitlin Gazey
  • Types & Styles:Estate Grown,Family Run,Single Vineyard
  • Great Southern:Mount Barker
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,BBQ Facilities,Dogs Welcome,Kids Play Area,Light Food,Picnic Facilities

Description

 

 

 

Windrush Wines & Cafe

An adorable, boutique vineyard, cellar door and café, making sweet to dry wines, gourmet lunches and cakes, overlooking the distant rolling hills of Mount Barker, amongst beautiful wildlife.

  • Open Days/times:Fri to Sun 10am to 4pm
  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Shiraz,Fortified,Rosé,Tawny

Details

  • Brands:Windrush
  • Established:2000
  • Winemaker:Wignall Wines - Mick Perkins/Rob Wignall
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Functions,Restaurant,Dogs Welcome,Wheelchair Access
  • Size & Year:Established 2001 - 2010,Micro (1-999 cases)
  • Lunch Open:Holidays,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Dinner Open:Friday
  • Cellar Door Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Great Southern:Mount Barker

Description

Bordered by the breathtaking Porongurup Ranges and the historic St Werburgh's Chapel, John and Jan Fletcher’s friendly winery and cafe grows a range of regional, dry to sweet table wines. The varieties include Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Rose and sweet and dry Chardonnays. Visitors are welcome to wander in the estate's garden, view the old farm implements and discover the range of unique gifts and artisan offerings at the cosy cellar door.

Cellar Door

The cellar door is homely and sweet, offering wine tastings or wines by the glass or bottle to be enjoyed within the  stunning grounds.

The Food

There’s also a cosy cafe overlooking beautiful established gardens, vines and the rolling hills of Mount Barker. The menu features gluten free gourmet lunches, sweet treats and delicious coffees alongside tipples of premium Windrush wines on the deck, gazebo or spacious grass areas. Open Friday to Sunday and Monday public holidays from 10am - 4pm.

 

Xabregas Wines

Impeccably managed by the experienced Hogan family, this sustainable vineyard utilises a hands-on vineyard approach to create unique, terroir-influenced, award-winning wines.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Rosé,Sauvignon Blanc,Riesling,Shiraz,Syrah
  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Open Days/times:No Cellar Door

Details

  • Established:1996
  • Vineyards:80 hectares
  • Winemaker:Luke Eckersley
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Great Southern:Mount Barker
  • Cases Produced:10000

Description

The Xabregas story begins with one man, Terry Hogan, who scoured the Great Southern, deciding upon land in Mount Barker to establish his vineyard in 1996. Currently run by son Paul (the fifth generation of this Western Australian farming family) who has refined the focus to Shiraz (Syrah) and Riesling. Talented winemaker Andrew Hoadley, provides a hands-on approach within this sustainable vineyard. The wines are highly-acclaimed by the critics.

Halliday Rating

4/5 Stars

 

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