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Merlot Wine Variety Wineries in Pemberton Area

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Wineries in Pemberton Area


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Below & Above Wines

Enjoy world-class Pinot and Chardonnay grown sustainably by this small-batch producer on their boutique, specialty vineyard in the heart of Pemberton’s pristine southern forest.

  • Wine Variety:Merlot,Chardonnay,Pinot Noir
  • Wine Region:Southern Forests

Details

  • Cases Produced:900
  • Winemaker:Bruce Dukes
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Brands:Below and Above
  • Established:2013
  • Size & Year:Established 2011 - 2019

Description

Below and Above Wines are grown in the Thella Estate vineyard in Pemberton's southern forests.  The property has been a lucrative supplier of grapes to established WA vineyards since the 1990s.

Thella Estate was identified early by Western Australian viticulture pioneers as one of the best patches of dirt in the state for growing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir due to a complex and specific interaction of environmental conditions including: relatively cool climate; deep red, loamy, gravel soil; high rainfall and altitude (250 metres above sea level).

The Below and Above label began in 2013 as a small-batch wine made by renowned WA contract winemaker Bruce Dukes. Proprietors John and Evdokia Klepec have focussed their efforts on growing world-class Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, working closely with Bruce Dukes to enhance their viticulture to produce superb fruit and exceptional wine.

The Wines

The specialty range of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Merlot that can be purchased online or at stockists throughout WA.

Hidden River Estate

Select a glass of premium wine and dine over lunch from a creative, local-ingredient filled menu, set with stunning views of the ancient Karri forest and picturesque surrounds of Pemberton.

  • Wine Variety:Dessert,Fortified,Sparkling,Cabernet,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Classic Dry White,Merlot,Method Traditionale,Muscat,Port,Riesling,Shiraz,Pinot Noir,Sauvignon Blanc
  • Open Days/times:Wed to Sun 10am to 4pm
  • Wine Region:Southern Forests

Details

  • Facilities:Functions,Cellar Door,Dogs Welcome,Kids Play Area,Wheelchair Access,Restaurant
  • Cases Produced:1000 cases
  • Vineyards:2 hectares
  • Winemaker:Brenden Smith, Coby Ladwig, Phil Goldring
  • Established:1994
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Lunch Open:Sunday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
  • Wheelchair Access:Wheelchair access to cellar door, toilets and outdoor dining.

Description

Owners Ardal and Sue made a seachange from Perth to Pemberton with their two children in 2014. Ardal's 30 years of experience as a chef contributed greatly to the design and refurbishment of the estate's beautiful restaurant where he spends most of his time when not in the vineyard and gardens with Sue.

Only 3km from the Pemberton township, the vineyard at Hidden River Estate was established in 1994 and is situated on rich Karri loam soil. The vines have consistently produced exceptional berries from which the wines are produced, imbibed with the distinct fruit characters of the terroir and climate of cool nights and warm summer days.

The Wines

The wines are labelled with iconic illustrations by Art Nouveau artist Alphonse Mucha and reflect the sophistication and elegance of Hidden River wines and are a celebration of nature and beauty. Varieties include an Unwooded Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Wooded Chardonnay, Sweet Chardonnay, Rose and Merlot. Wines are available for tasting and purchase at the estate's charming cellar door, open Wednesday to Sunday 10am - 4pm.

The Food

Overlooking the giant Karri trees of Pemberton, Chef-owner Ardal has continued a theme of nature and beauty through his menus, capturing the spectrum of tastes, flavours and fragrance from the regional produce.  He believes in genuine honest food which can come from traditional recipes as well as the new and novel approaches. His well-crafted dishes combine the art of taste with the knowledge of cooking.

Open Wednesday to Sunday from 10am - 4pm. 

 

Lost Lake Vineyard & Winery

Taste the creative range of this new generation, family-owned estate, known for their single vineyard premium wines and ciders, served at one of Pemberton’s most artistic cellar doors.

  • Wine Variety:Chardonnay,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Sparkling,Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Pinot Noir,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Dessert,Rose
  • Wine Region:Southern Forests
  • Open Days/times:Saturdays & Sundays 11am - 4pm

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Dogs Welcome,Picnic Facilities
  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday
  • Winemaker:Ashley Lewkowski
  • Cases Produced:50 tonnes
  • Vineyards:8 Ha
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Established in 1989, Lost Lake Vineyard is situated in the scenic Eastbrook Valley in the heart of the Pemberton Wine Region. Ash and Tia Lewkowski took it over in 2014, and along with grape vines, raise alpacas, sheep on their property.  The 8 hectare vineyard has some of the region’s oldest. vines and produces around fifty tonnes of premium cool-climate fruit.

The Wines

Winemaker, Ash follows a purist approach and follows environmentally conscious principles to optimise their site and make the Lost Lake range which includes Pinot Rose, Honey Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Shiraz. Two ciders are also produced.

Cellar Door

The homely, dog-friendly cellar door, complete with a striking painted mural is open Saturday and Sunday from 11am-4pm. For something a little different, book in to Ash’s 60 minute wine appreciation course. It operates on Sundays by appointment.

Mountford Wines

Discover certified organic, regional wines including Australia’s first truffle liqueur at the delightful, hand-built cellar door and art gallery this Pemberton pioneer.

  • Wine Variety:Sparkling,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Merlot,Pinot Noir,Sauvignon Blanc,Cabernet Merlot
  • Open Days/times:10am - 4pm Daily
  • Wine Region:Southern Forests

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Gallery,Picnic Facilities
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Established:1987
  • Winemaker:Saxon Mountford
  • Vineyards:80

Description

Early pioneers of the wine industry in WA's South West, Andrew and Sue Mountford established the winery in 1987 after spending three years researching the Pemberton area. After analysing soil samples, rainfall and grape varieties best suited to the region, six hectares of vines were planted and an award winning winery and cellar door facility was hand-built with bricks made onsite.  In 2003 the winery became the first NASAA Certified Organic winery in the region with the vineyard certification following in 2006.

The Wines

The range focuses on Pemberton’s most respected wine varieties, namely Merlot, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc. In 2018 Mountford Wines released Australia’s first Truffle Liqueur made from local Manjimup truffles. The winery is also home to the Tangletoe Ciders which feature organic handcrafted ciders and vinegars.

Cellar Door

One of the first wineries in the region, Mountford's cellar door was crafted from hand-made adobe bricks sourced onsite, and has become an icon of the region. An art gallery opened in 1994 and hosts ongoing seasonal exhibitions representing local artists. Open daily from 10am-4pm.

Olde Eastbrook Wines

An immaculate 11-hectare vineyard surrounded by the Karri and Marri trees of the Diamond State Forest, growing cool-climate, varietal wines in Pemberton.

  • Wine Variety:Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Chardonnay,Merlot
  • Wine Region:Southern Forests
  • Open Days/times:No Cellar Door

Details

  • Brands:Olde Eastbrook
  • Size & Year:Established 2001 - 2010
  • Established:2001
  • Vineyards:11 hectares
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door

Description

Enjoying a unique position within Pemberton; bounded by the pristine Diamond State Forest, Olde Eastbrook Wines grows high quality fruit for their own label and other established wineries in the region. The vineyard is managed by Justin Omodei and his family whose ancestors first arrived in Pemberton in 1925. Bountiful spring water, ideal soils and a cool climate ensure exceptional fruit quality for the property's 11 hectares of vines. 

The Wines

Olde Eastbrook focuses on Pemberton’s regional hero varieties including Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Shiraz. A Blanc de Blanc Sparkling is also made. Wines can be purchased online, or at the winery to be enjoyed under the gazebo overlooking the picturesque Eastbrook vineyard.

Picardy Winery

Discover the sophisticated Chardonnay and Pinot Noir of Australian wine’s highly-respected Pannell family who grow outstanding single vineyard wines from their property in Pemberton.

  • Wine Variety:Pinot Noir,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon,Shiraz,Viognier,Cabernet Franc,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Malbec,Merlot
  • Wine Region:Southern Forests
  • Open Days/times:Appointment only.

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Appointment Only
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Brands:Picardy
  • Cases Produced:6000 cases
  • Established:1993
  • Vineyards:10 hectares
  • Winemaker:Bill and Dan Pannell

Description

One of Australia’s leading premium producers, Picardy was established by Bill, Sandra and Dan Pannell, the same family who established the iconic Margaret River winery, Moss Wood.

All wines are estate-grown on Picardy’s single vineyard property in Pemberton on unirrigated, cane-pruned and handpicked vines. The vineyard is managed meticulously utilising the most labour-intensive practices for canopy management to grow ultra-premium fruit. The purpose-built winery was designed tapping into Bill and Dan’s forty years of experience and follows a minimal intervention approach to winemaking.

Burgundy varieties, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are the focus and a considerable variety of clones have been planted within the vineyard. The family have imported five clones of Pinot directly from Burgundy. Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz and a Bordeaux inspired red blend are also made.

The wines are available direct online or through selected retailers and restaurants.

The cellar door is available by appointment only.

 

Silkwood Wines

Surrounded by Karri forest with panoramic lake-views, discover this 4 Star Halliday winery’s superb regional range or indulge in contemporary dining, bursting with world-class local produce.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Merlot,Pinot Noir,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Zinfandel,Sparkling,Rose,Malbec,Viognier
  • Open Days/times:Fri to Mon 10am to 4pm
  • Wine Region:Southern Forests

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Established:1999
  • Facilities:Accommodation,Cellar Door,Functions,Light Food
  • Cases Produced:12,000 cases
  • Vineyards:23.5 hectares
  • Winemaker:Chris Murtha
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays

Description

Nestled amongst magnificent and picturesque Karri and Jarrah forest, Silkwood Wines’ undulating landscape, a temperate climate and rich gravelly loam soils produce wines of exceptional quality. Owned by the Bowman family since 2004, the first vines of the 23 hectare vineyard  (Shiraz and Chardonnay) were planted in 1999. Subsequent plantings of many more grape varieties followed.

The Wines

Silkwood's extensive range focuses on regional varietal wines, expressed through three tiers. Pemberton’s flagship varietals Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling are at the core of the range which is also embellished with Shiraz, Merlot, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Semillon, Malbec and two sparkling wines.

Cellar Door

The scenic, lakeside cellar door, with its knowledgeable staff provides the perfect relaxed setting to sample Silkwood Wine’s extensive range of wines. Open Friday to Monday 10am - 4pm.

The Food

Pemberton is renowned for its exceptional fresh produce and the Silkwood restaurant uses the finest local ingredients in its colourful, seasonal menu, created by world-class chefs. Perched lakeside with panoramic views of the Karri forest, this is the ideal setting to enjoy sumptuous gourmet delights and award-winning wines. Open Friday to Monday 10am - 4pm.

Halliday Rating

4 Stars

Woodsmoke Estate

Enjoy boutique wines (and beers) in a laid-back, family-friendly, dining setting with delicious local produce and panoramic Karri forest and vineyard views that are distinctive to Pemberton.

  • Open Days/times:11am to 5pm , Thursday to Sunday.
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Franc,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Merlot,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon
  • Wine Region:Southern Forests

Details

  • Brands:WoodSmoke Estate
  • Cases Produced:1500 - 2499
  • Established:1992
  • Vineyards:9.5 hectares
  • Winemaker:Julie White
  • Facilities:Light Food,Cellar Door,Appointment Only
  • Lunch Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Acquired by Rod and Carmel Liebeck in 1998, Woodsmoke Estate is situated in the picturesque region of Pemberton where the climate of mild summer days and cool nights produce premium wines of unique style and flavour. The limited release, estate-grown wines fuse traditional and modern techniques, resulting in great quality and approachability. Varieties include Rose, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, Shiraz and a Sparkling Pinot Noir Chardonnay blend. The cellar door is open Thursday to Sunday 11am - 5pm for generous wine tastings and sales.

The Food

Enjoy a laid-back, beer and wine-friendly menu with generous portions and ever-changing dishes. The brewery setting is perfect for the whole family, with a play room and spacious lawn area overlooking the scenic vineyard and dam that is often visited by friendly wildlife.

Unique Highlights

The estate is also home to Jarrah Jack's brewery, featuring a range of skilfully brewed beers using fine natural ingredients and time-honoured techniques.

Hillbrook Wines

A brilliant winemaker and a willingness to learn have helped the wines go from strength to strength, winning "Best of Show", "Best White Wine" and "Best Sauvignon Blanc".

  • Wine Region:Southern Forests
  • Open Days/times:Appointment only.
  • Wine Variety:Chardonnay,Merlot,Pinot Noir,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon

Details

  • Vineyards:8 hectares
  • Winemaker:Rob Diletti
  • Facilities:Organic (Certified),Cellar Door,Appointment Only
  • Brands:Hillbrook
  • Cases Produced:1000 cases
  • Established:1996
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

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