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Ambrook Wines

Experience a ‘taste of Italy’ in the Valley; discover old-vine, family-made Italian varietal wines served with delicious antipasto platters, cheese boards and house-made arancini.

  • Wine Variety:Merlot,Shiraz,Cabernet Sauvignon,Grenache,Sangiovese,Verdelho,Vermentino
  • Open Days/times:Thur to Mon 10am to 5pm
  • Wine Region:Swan District

Details

  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Thursday,Friday
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Brands:Ambrook
  • Cases Produced:1500 cases
  • Established:1990
  • Winemaker:Mickele Amonini
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Light Food

Description

Owner Mickele Amonini's family has a rich winemaking history within the Valtellina region, near the Swiss-Italian border in northern Italy. Continuing this tradition in Australia, Michele and partner Karen Turner purchased a vineyard with vines dating back to 1945 to create their boutique, award-winning Ambrook winery within the rich soils of the Swan River in West Swan.

The Wines

Italian wines are the focus, with dry to sweet styles including Verdehlo and Moscato (made from vines planted in 1945). The medium to full bodied reds include a Grenache blend, Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. The Porto Di Pia (dessert wine) is a wild-fermented fortified white made in an Italian Vin Santo style. All wines are available for purchase at the Ambrook cellar door or online.

Cellar Door

The estate houses a rustic cellar door with an inviting, laidback approach to wine-tasting. Be sure to enjoy a range of Italian favourites; including antipasto, cheeses and arancini balls, best enjoyed overlooking the beautiful vista of vines. Open Thursday to Monday 10am - 5pm.

Bella Ridge Estate

A niche, family-owned winery handmaking original and interesting wines from their 1960s vines in the Swan Valley to great acclaim, following a chance encounter with James Halliday. No cellar door.

  • Wine Variety:Semillon,Shiraz,Tempranillo,Viognier,Mourvedre,Cabernet Shiraz,Chenin Blanc,Grenache,Rose
  • Wine Region:Swan District
  • Open Days/times:No Cellar Door

Details

  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Winemaker:Alon Arbel
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Cases Produced:3500 cases
  • Established:2003
  • Vineyards:8 hectares

Description

Alon and Jodi Arbel purchased the property in 2003, building their winemaking facility in just three short months. Following a chance encounter, when James Halliday tasted their unnamed and unlabelled Shiraz, Bella Ridge Estate was born. (The winery needed a name to be printed for a national review in Halliday’s column in The Weekend Australian!)

The vines, planted in the 1960s, are almost entirely non-irrigated and crop levels are kept very low. Coupled with the vineyard's aspect on the foot hills of the Darling Range and the excellent gravelly loam soil, the result is grapes of excellent quality with highly concentrated fruit flavours.

The Wines

Focusing on warm climate varieties that are well suited to the region, the mostly hand-picked range includes Italian, Spanish and classic French styles made with a ‘non-commercial’ approach, where characterful wines are encouraged. Winemaking and bottling are completed within the estate. All wines can be purchased online.

 

Beltana Springs

Located beside the picturesque Dale River, Beltana Springs produces award-winning Shiraz and Grenache for export and sale online.

  • Open Days/times:Appointment only
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Grenache,Rose,Shiraz
  • Wine Region:Central WA

Details

  • Brands:Beltana Springs
  • Cases Produced:1000-1499 cases
  • Established:2000
  • Vineyards:6 hectares
  • Winemaker:Mark Standish
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Facilities:Light Food,Appointment Only

Description

Enjoying a climate reminiscent of Portugal’s famous Duoro Valley, Beltana Springs’ vines are grown in ideal conditions of cold winter dormancy and hot, dry summers. First planted in 2000 on the property’s best Red Gum soils, the vines of Beltana Springs are hand-picked from low yielding vines to ensure premium ripe grape extraction. Beltana Springs wines are exported to the UK, US and other major markets, but also available for purchase on their website.

The Wines

The Shiraz is Beltana Springs’ flagship wine and was awarded the Bronze medal at the West Australian Wheatbelt Wine Awards. A deep purple-hue with a hint of Australian forest, the wine is aged for twenty four months in new European oak barrels, giving added complexity and a smooth and long finish. Beltana’s Grenache, conversely, presents a rich and clear colour, offering red berries and the menthol of the Red Gums growing within the vineyard. Also matured in new European oak, the Grenache’s palate is full-bodied and intensely flavoured, with strong, ripe tannins and a long finish. The vineyard also offers a Grenache Rose and a Cabernet Sauvignon.

 

 

Chittering Valley Winery & Nesci Estate Wines

Less than an hour from Perth, explore one of Chittering Valley's original vineyards, whose longstanding range of table wines and liqueurs can be enjoyed with wonderful live music most weekends.

  • Wine Region:Perth Hills
  • Wine Variety:Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Grenache,Merlot,Pinot Noir,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Zinfandel
  • Open Days/times:Sat & Sun 12pm to 5pm

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Established 1901 - 1950
  • Perth Hills:Chittering Valley
  • Brands:Chittering Valley Winery, Nesci Estate Wines
  • Established:1948
  • Vineyards:24 Hectares
  • Winemaker:Kevin Nesci

Description

The Nesci family first chose this valley in 1948, carving their place by hand from virgin bush. The soils of the Valley are predominantly sandy brown over clay, and as the climate is typically Mediterranean with wet winters and dry summers, ideal grape growing conditions are abundant. Additionally, the underground spring running through the estate feeds water to the vines throughout the year, ensuring the vines never suffer drought and produce consistent harvests of full flavoured grapes.

 The Wines

Varieties include Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Semillon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Grenache, Merlot, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel and Pedro Ximinez. Wine can be purchased at the estate or online, with some wines exported too. 

Cellar Door

Nesci Estate Wine Farm's stone and timber cellar door is open Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm-5pm, where tastings or glasses of wine can be enjoyed with woodfired pizzas and live music on the lawn. 

Coorinja Vineyard

Discover traditional, family-made wines from one of WA's oldest, heritage-listed and photogenic cellar doors, surrounded by natural springs and walking distance from the historic Ringa Bridge.

  • Wine Region:Central WA
  • Wine Variety:Dessert,Cabernet,Grenache,Muscat,Port,Shiraz
  • Open Days/times:Friday, Saturday & Monday 10am to 5pm

Details

  • Size & Year:Established 1851 - 1900
  • Cellar Door Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Winemaker:Michael Wood
  • Established:1870

Description

Established in the late 1870s, this family-owned property, about 6km from Toodyay has over five generations of winemaking history. The winery has been in the Wood family since 1919, and still contains many of the original 470 and 770 gallon casks within its cellar.

All grapes are grown on scenic undulating slopes around the property, and are farmed with environmental conservation as one of the winery's main values. The natural approach sees only mineral fertilisers and soil microbes used to grow chemical-free, quality grapes.

The Wines

Coorinja produces a large selection of table and fortified wines including Shiraz, Grenache, Cabernet-Shiraz, Port, Sherry, Muscat, Liqueur Muscat, Ginger Wine and Marsala. The wines are handpicked by the Wood family and their friends and pressed in an old wooden basket press, following the same family tradition used for over five generations.

Cellar Door

Open Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays from 10am-5pm, or on alternate days by appointment only.

Unique Highlights

Coorinja is an Aboriginal word believed to mean "place of the seven springs". These natural springs surround the property. A short five minute walk down a bush track reveals remnants of the Ringa Bridge, a significant railway track built circa 1887 that was closed down in 1966.

 

Drakesbrook Fine Wines

Enjoy alternative varieties such as Savagnin, Fiano and Sangiovese selected to suit the Mediterranean climate of the Peel region at this family owned and operated small-batch winery.

  • Wine Region:Peel
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Grenache,Malbec,Petit Verdot,Semillon,Shiraz,Tempranillo

Details

  • Brands:Drakesbrook Wines
  • Cases Produced:1,500-2,499
  • Established:2000
  • Vineyards:10 hectares
  • Winemaker:Julian Scott
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Facilities:Cellar Door

Description

Set in the foothills of the Darling Escarpment, south east of Waroona, Drakesbrook was established in 1998 by Bernard Worthington after four years of searching for his perfect site. The vineyard is elevated at 265 metres above sea levels and features well-drained gravel-loam soils, essential for quality fruit production. The winery takes its name from the Drakesbrook River which flows through it.

The Wines

Drakesbrook Fine Wines make four labels from classic wines through to rare, hand-made small batch wines with unique varieties. Varieties include Semillon, Chardonnay, Vermentino, Savagnin, Fiano, Viognier, Shiraz, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Tempranillo, Grenache, Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Cellar Door sales are available from 10am – 5pm on Wednesday to Sunday.  Wine tastings are currently unavailable. Look out for free range eggs and citrus fruits that can be found at the cellar door too.

Faber Vineyard

Established in 1997, Faber remains an intimate, family-style winery where you can relax, sit down, enjoy some wine, chat to the wine maker and share a platter or two.

  • Wine Variety:Petit Verdot,Fortified,Dessert,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Grenache,Malbec,Muscat,Rose,Semillon,Shiraz,Sparkling,Sparkling Shiraz,Verdelho
  • Open Days/times:Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Wine Region:Swan District

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Friday
  • Lunch Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Facilities:Functions,Light Food,Cellar Door
  • Cases Produced:2500 cases
  • Vineyards:4.5 hectares
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Established:1997
  • Winemaker:John Griffiths

Description

Faber is Latin for a smith, a craftsman, an artisan who is skilled and ingenious. Owners John Griffiths and Jane Micallef founded the vineyard with a mission to grow regionally distinctive grapes and craft wines that are rich and flavoursome. They are true believers in the tradition of wine making, that wine should be inspired, crafted with a sense of creating something distinctive and authentic,

The wines are crafted with the belief that wine should taste of grapes and rely on purity of fruit flavour and delicious fruit characters to drive their wines, and that weight and fullness should come from ripeness, an extension of flavour, not simply more tannin or more acid. They want their wines to ‘sing of their origins’ and highlight the fruit from which the wine is made, not disguise it, and result in wines that are fresh and appealing with great drinkability.

Priding themselves on being extremely exclusive, the cellar door offers unique sit-down style tasting sessions with share platters and plenty of time to chat.

Themed events are also very popular including Harvest Breakfast, Reserve Release Dinner, Winter Benchmark Tasting, Bring Your Favourite Bottle, Spring Long Table Lunch and Xmas BBQ.
Faber Vineyards also caters for weddings, seminars, cocktail parties and large sit-down dinners.

Faber Vineyard is open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11am- 4pm. 

Highway Wines

The last of the old-style Swan Valley wineries, crushing 100+ tonnes of fruit, producing 20 different styles of fortified wines sold by the bottle, in flagons and fill-your-own 2-litre containers.

  • Wine Region:Swan District
  • Wine Variety:Grenache,Muscat,Port,Rose,Sauvignon Blanc,Sherry,Shiraz,Fortified,Dessert,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Tokay
  • Open Days/times:Appointment Only

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Appointment Only
  • Cases Produced:100 tonnes
  • Vineyards:10.5 hectares
  • Winemaker:Tony Bakranich
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 1901 - 1950

Description

Established in 1954 by migrant Tony Bakranich, a self-taught winemaker, ownership has since passed to Velko and Helen Bakranich, the next generation of the family. Thankfully, nothing much has changed over the years.

James Halliday notes Highway Wines as “A survivor of another era, when literally dozens of such wineries plied their business in the Swan Valley”. Over 10.5 hectares of land producing over 100 tonnes of fruit each year. Vintage Port is the most popular but they produce about 20 types including ports, muscat, tokay and sherries. Some of the wine is sold in bottles but the majority is sold in two-litre flagons and those who want to bring their own containers. Vintage port is the most popular drop in Highway's fortified range and all the grapes come from the 10.5 hectare vineyard, which produces more than 100 tonnes of fruit each year.

Sales are made through the cellar door; open by appointment only.

Kyotmunga Estate

A quaint family-owned winery and olive grove within the Chittering Valley offering generous tastings of fresh olives, olive oil and Dukkah with full bodied, estate-grown wines.

  • Open Days/times:Sat & Sun 11am to 5pm
  • Wine Region:Perth Hills
  • Wine Variety:Barbera,Chenin Blanc,Grenache,Shiraz

Details

  • Brands:Kyotmunga Estate
  • Cases Produced:less than 999 cases
  • Established:1996
  • Vineyards:3 hectares
  • Winemaker:Trevor Wallis
  • Facilities:Light Food,Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Lunch Open:Saturday,Sunday
  • Perth Hills:Heart of the Hills

Description

Beginning with 300 mandarin trees, the Kyotmunga became a vineyard and olive grove in 1997 under the ownership of Trevor and Lynette Chester. Major renovations were completed to create the cellar door in 2003, and the couple also played a key role with other winemakers in establishing the Chittering Valley Wine trail. All Kyotmunga wines are made on the premises within a farm shed that has been customised by Trevor to reduce temperature variation.

The Wines

Kyotmunga focuses on making full bodied Shiraz, Grenache and Taminga (a sweet white variety). These wines can be purchased at the cellar door, and can be delivered free of charge in the metropolitan area.

Cellar Door

The cellar door verandah overlooking the beautiful Chittering Valley offers a unique experience with plentiful tastings of wine, estate-grown olives, olive oil and Dukkah. The owners operate the cellar door and love discussing the process of grape growing and wine production. Open on weekends and public holidays from 11am-5pm.

The Food

Kyotmunga offers laidback dining, featuring platters of dolmades, cheese, olives and dukkah, and Devonshire teas. If visiting in Spring look out for their farm-grown mandarins that can be purchased to take home.

Unique Highlights

The name Kyotmunga has historical significance as it is the first recorded place name in the Chittering area. It is understood that the word Kyotmunga in the local Indigenous language means place of water. To maintain the historical significance of the name, the WA Government named a trail adjacent to the property the Kyotmunga Walk Trail. The trail leads to the Avon Valley National Park, which contains an abundance of natural flora and fauna.

Mandoon Estate

Settled on the banks of the Swan in the 1840s, Mandoon is an iconic destination for the region with cellar door, fine dining restaurant, outdoor deli, microbrewery, gallery and kids play area.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Classic Dry White,Grenache,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon,Shiraz,Verdelho,Sparkling,Rose,Merlot
  • Wine Region:Swan District
  • Open Days/times:Restaurant: Wed – Sun Lunch, Fri – Sat Dinner, Sat - Sun Breakfast | Brewery: Sun – Thu 7:30am - 8:30pm, Fri - Sat 7:30am - 9:30pm

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Established:2008
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Gallery,Restaurant,Accommodation,Functions,Kids Play Area
  • Dinner Open:Friday,Saturday
  • Lunch Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Winemaker:Ryan Sudano (Senior Winemaker)
  • Size & Year:Established 2001 - 2010,Small (5,000-49,999 cases)
  • Cases Produced:10000 cases
  • Breakfast Open:Saturday,Sunday

Description

Settled by John Septimus Roe soon after the establishment of the Swan River Colony, Mandoon Estate has significant heritage. In the language of the local aboriginals, it means “place of many trees.”

The picturesque ground is complete with a kid’s play area and gallery located in the property’s original homestead, cellar door, microbrewery and varied eating facilities, making it a popular destination for locals and tourists looking to unwind.

In the words of Sir James Stirling: “The richness of the soil, the bright foliage of the shrubs, the majesty of the surrounding trees, the abrupt and red coloured banks of the River occasionally seen, and the view of the blue summits of the mountains from which we were not far distant, made the scenery around this spot as beautiful as anything or kind I had ever witnessed.”

Mandoon Estate is located just 30 minutes from Perth CBD and accessible by both road and river, or just a scenic helicopter flight away! Or for the ultimate weekend away, stay in one of 32 beautifully appointed rooms at the Colony.

THE WINES

A block of Verdelho was first planted in 1895 and still produces grapes today, make it one of the oldest commercially used vineyards in Western Australia.

The winery has only been producing wine since 2010, all of which can be enjoyed at the award-winning cellar door. The focus is on creating a boutique range of premium wines from well-preserved low-yielding vineyards in the Swan Valley and other regions. Varieties include Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Verdelho, Riesling, Chardonnay, Grenache, Cabernet, Cabernet Merlot and Shiraz.

THE FOOD

Executive chef Michael Hartnell oversees the fine dining restaurant offering a modern Australian menu. For a more casual experience there’s an outdoor deli and bar offering pizza, roast meat on the spit and gourmet sausages, all located next to the children’s playground and gallery.

THE ‘HOMESTEAD’ MICROBREWERY

The ‘Homestead’ microbrewery remains the only brewery of its kind in Australia, using German manufactured Schulz brewing equipment to produce unique craft ales and cider.

TOURS & FUNCTIONS

Stunning grounds, a purpose-built function centre and private wine tasting cellar makes it possible to cater for all needs: a casual meal, intimate dinner, private tastings, wedding or gala ball. A range of experiences can be organised in advance, including corporate team building, bush tucker tasting packages, private tours, river cruises and scenic chopper flights. Extend your stay at the new 32 room luxe accommodation – The Colony.

ACCOMMODATION: THE COLONY

Enjoy one of 32 beautifully appointed rooms, overlooking the historic Verdelho vines and the banks of the Swan. This the perfect base from which to explore the valley, be it a lazy day on the Estate, a leisurely lunch, gourmet ramble and gallery hopping around the Valley, or bush walking and mountain biking in the nearby national parks.

Wild Swan Restaurant: Wed – Sun Lunch, Fri – Sat Dinner
Homestead Brewery: Sun – Thu 7:30am - 8:30pm Fri - Sat 7:30am - 9:30pm
The Lawn: Sat – Sun 11am - 5pm

Olive Farm Wines

The heritage of WA’s oldest winery, four-generations of family ownership and the ‘dream’ cellar door including a decadent cheese emporium, makes for one unmissable Swan Valley experience.

  • Wine Variety:Brut,Cabernet,Cabernet Franc,Cabernet Sauvignon,Cabernet Shiraz,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Chenin Verdelho,Classic Dry White,Gewurztraminer,Grenache,Grenache Shiraz,Malbec,Merlot,Method Traditionale,Muscat,Petit Verdot,Pinot Gris,Port,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Semillon,Shiraz,Shiraz Cabernet,Sparkling Rose,Sparkling Shiraz,Tempranillo,Verdelho,Viognier,Sparkling,Fortified,Rose,Dessert
  • Wine Region:Swan District
  • Open Days/times:Cellar Door: Mon to Sun 10am to 5pm, restaurant: Mon - Tue 10am to 5pm, Wed - Sun 10am to 5pm

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Established:1829
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Restaurant
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Vineyards:24 acre
  • Winemaker:Anthony Yurisich
  • Size & Year:Established 1800 - 1850

Description

The Olive Farm property dates back to 1829 and was established by an English botanist named Thomas Waters who brought grapevine cuttings and olive trees with him when he settled in Perth. He planted the olive trees first, hence the name, but wine was soon produced, with the first vintage in 1834. (Much of which became currency for bartering with the local shopkeepers!)

In 1933, Ivan Yurisich purchased the property. He had immigrated from Yugoslavia at the turn of the century and after working in the Goldfields and outback of WA, decided to try his hand at winemaking. The property has remained in the family for four generations.

The Wines
Historically, The Olive Farm made fortified wines which were sold by the cask to the Goldfields in Western Australia. The winery become one of the first in WA to produce Traditional Method Sparkling wines back in the 1960s. These remain a core of range which is now named ‘Olivine’.

Still table wines were introduced in the 1970s and achieved great success in the local wine shows. The current range is diverse, with over 35 sweet to dry white, red, sparkling and fortified wines. There are all the Swan Valley classics, along with some other surprise varieties like Tempranillo, Traminer, Durif and Cabernet Franc.

Wine Tasting
The Yurisich family built their ‘dream’ winery and cellar door in 2007. It is set on a 24-acre property in the heart of the Swan Valley and has received significant awards for its architecture and interior design. Visitors are welcome to sample from the full range of wines, with tastings available 10am – 5pm daily. A walking tour of the vineyard and winery can be booked in advance, it begins at 10.30am.

Unique Highlights: The Cheese
Taste and graze from a selection of over 75+ different international and local benchmark cheeses at the family’s Cheese Barrel Café. Just metres from the cellar door, this architecturally-designed gem of a property is a place of wine and cheese-lovers’ dreams. The all-day menu is both flexible and generous, with cheeseboards starting from $35-$40. Free cheese tastings are available too. They are best experienced between 10am and 1pm before it gets too busy. Families, children and even dogs are welcome.

The Cheese Barrel Café is open 10am – 5pm Monday and Tuesday, and 10am-5pm Wednesday to Sunday.

Paul Conti Wines

One of WA’s most reputable and respected boutique, family-owned wineries, with unique underground cellar, renowned stone and jarrah restaurant built in 1982 and award-winning wines.

  • Wine Variety:Dessert,Fortified,Sparkling,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Grenache,Merlot,Method Traditionale,Muscat,Pinot Noir,Port,Shiraz,Sparkling Shiraz
  • Wine Region:Swan District
  • Open Days/times:Restaurant: Wed – Sat Dinner, Fri Lunch | Cellar door: Mon – Sat 11am – 5pm

Details

  • Facilities:Functions,Cellar Door,Restaurant
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases)
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
  • Lunch Open:Friday
  • Dinner Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
  • Cases Produced:4000
  • Vineyards:14

Description

Defined as Sicilian passion with an Australian twist, Paul Conti wines was once a family home to eight children and is now a modern winery with restaurant.

Located only 30 minutes north of Perth, the Woodvale property is an oasis of fruit and olive trees, manicured gardens and stunning rose bushes among the ever-expanding urban sprawl, a special retreat from the every-day grind.

CELLAR DOOR

The cellar door is located below the oasis of fruit, olive trees and manicured gardens, enveloped in the scents of oak barrels and fermenting wine. The below ground cellar door features all Paul Conti products plus exclusives to the cellar door. Visitors are welcome to sit outdoors in the alfresco area which hosts quarterly events with the opportunity to try the full wine range. Cheese and charcuterie platters are also available in the veranda area but must be advised in advance. The Cellar door is open Monday to Saturday 11am to 5pm.

RESTAURANT

Conti’s Restaurant has been consistently nominated as one of the State’s ‘Best Restaurants at a Winery’ since 1998.

Originally built in 1928 as the original family home that Paul shared with his parents and seven siblings, in 1982 the home was renovated into the fine dining restaurant, with high ceilings, original antique fixtures and jarrah floor boards.

A regular haunt for local clientele, The roomy layout, high ceilings and forgiving stone walls cool during the summer, while the pot-belly fire and cosy entrance lounge makes the restaurant equally popular in winter,

The menu has a local-produce focus including fresh oysters, roast duck breast, garlic prawns, carpet-bag steak and succulent veal rib-eye.

The restaurant is only open Friday for lunch, and Wednesday though to Saturday for dinner. The restaurant is also popular for intimate wedding celebrations, anniversaries, birthdays and business luncheons.

HISTORY

From humble beginnings in 1948, Paul Conti Wines has become one of WA’s most reputable and respected boutique, family-owned wineries.

Before it was a winery, in 1927 the Woodvale property was home to the Conti family who lived their self-sufficient lifestyle of growing vegetables, making pasta, cheese and milk from the resident cow to nurturing vines to create wine. In the 1940’s Carmelo Conti begun planting vines to expand to a modest sized vineyard whereby the cellar was located underneath the family house, dug out by the Conti brothers, still existing today.

From 1968 Carmelo’s son Paul began upgrading the small winery to a larger more premium winery where early success was achieved with the Shiraz. The wines to this day are still created with some of the original vines planted on the property.
 

Pinelli Estate Wines

Established in 1980 by Italian migrants Domenic and Iolanda Pinelli, enjoy superb wines and Italian cuisine in the rustic, rammed earth restaurant or gorgeous alfresco area, overlooking the vines.

  • Wine Region:Swan District
  • Wine Variety:Fortified,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chenin Blanc,Merlot,Method Traditionale,Sparkling,Rose,Dessert,Cabernet Merlot,Muscat,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Verdelho,Grenache,Durif
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Everyday 10am - 5pm | Restaurant: Thur – Sun Lunch, Thur - Sat Dinner

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
  • Established:1960
  • Facilities:Restaurant,Cellar Door
  • Lunch Open:Sunday,Holidays,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
  • Vineyards:7 acres
  • Winemaker:Domenic Pinelli
  • Dinner Open:Saturday,Friday,Thursday
  • Cases Produced:17000 cases
  • Breakfast Open:Sunday

Description

Open 7 days per week, this award-winning, second-generation boutique family winery produces sparkling, flavoursome whites, rich reds, delicate dessert and fortified wines that have been handcrafted to perfection over the last 35 years.

Enjoy a relaxed tasting at the cellar door or the restaurant, nestled amongst the grapevines of the Estate, offering a delicious modern-Italian menu of platters, pasta and dishes off the grill for lunch and dinner. All meals are complemented with premium, handcrafted Pinelli Estate wines or other local and imported wines, beers or spirits.?

HISTORY

Pinelli Wines was established in the Swan Valley in 1980 by Domenic and Iolanda Pinelli. Having emigrated to Australia from the Molise region of Italy in the mid 1950's, they shared a vision to create a family winery incorporating their Italian heritage, which recognised that good wine needed to be a part of every dining experience.
Domenic gained invaluable experience working for over twenty years with the iconic Western Australian producer of the 1960s, Waldeck Wines, and purchased what he referred to as "the pick of the vineyards of the area" - a 7 acre block in Caversham, Western Australia.

Domenic and Iolanda shared the knowledge and joy of winemaking with their sons Robert and Daniel, ensuring that the winery would continue to grow with future generations. A simple philosophy of ensuring exceptional quality from the vineyard to the glass has meant that from humble beginnings some three decades ago, Pinelli's has now grown to become a second-generation family winery producing around 150,000 litres of wine each year.

Riseborough Estate

Perched on a hilltop beside Gingin is this homely, family-owned winery and fine art gallery offering relaxed tastings and a panoramic setting for picnics beneath stunning flowering gumtrees.

  • Wine Region:Swan District
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chenin Blanc,Grenache,Merlot,Shiraz,Verdelho

Details

  • Brands:Riseborough
  • Established:2002
  • Vineyards:7.4 hectares
  • Winemaker:Don Riseborough
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Established 2001 - 2010

Description

Don Riseborough and Susan Lamp began developing their 8-hectare vineyard nearby the Moondah Brook in 1998. The wines are made from grapes grown in Gingin which are known for their maximum flavour and are made by the winemakers at Flying Fish Cove in Margaret River.

Varieties include Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Grenache. A small selection of non-estate white wines (Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay and Verdelho) are made by Rob Marshall in the Swan Valley.

Cellar Door

The spacious, contemporary cellar door is located on a hilltop, offering vast views across the valleys of Gingin. Complimentary wine tastings are available, as is the option to bring your own picnic and take full advantage of the beautiful landscape. Open from Wednesday to Sunday, 10am - 4pm.

Unique Highlights

Riseborough Estate is part of the Chittering Valley Wine Trail, as well as the Astronomers Abbots and Artists Trail. Additionally, a Fine Art Gallery has been established upstairs with interesting contemporary exhibitions on display. The cellar door gift shop also stocks a range of wonderful local specialties such as cheeses, olives, oils, tapenade and dukkah.

 

 

RiverBank Estate Winery

Situated on the banks of the Swan, delight in the stunning natural setting and manicured lawns, multi award-winning wines and superb a la carte restaurant, winner of several gold-plate awards.

  • Wine Variety:Sangiovese,Semillon,Shiraz,Tempranillo,Verdelho,Vermentino,Zinfandel,Cabernet Franc,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Grenache,Malbec,Petit Verdot,Pinot Noir
  • Open Days/times:10am - 4pm daily

Details

  • Lunch Open:Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday
  • Established:1992
  • Vineyards:27 acres
  • Cellar Door Open:Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
  • Breakfast Open:Sunday
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000

Description

First planted on the fertile banks of the Swan River in 1988, the vineyard of this stunning property has grown to encompass nearly thirty acres of mature, low yielding vines, producing exceptional fruit that is lovingly handcrafted into premium, regional, varietal wines, vinified and bottled on-site.

CELLAR DOOR

The Cellar Door, open 10am - 4pm daily, should be your first stop, offering a large range of reds, whites and rosé wines for tasting. In total, 17 varieties of grapes are grown at Riverbank Estate, including 5 white varieties; Verdelho, Chenin Blanc, Semillon, Chardonnay and Vermentino; and 12 red varities including; Tempranillo, Malbec, Grenache, Zinfandel, Sangiovese, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Nero D’Avola and Mataro.

RESTAURANT

Take the time to enjoy a superb lunch at the restaurant, winner of several gold plate awards. Architecturally designed and rustic in style with wide verandahs and large expanses of manicured lawns provide plenty of space to slow down and unwind while taking in the beautiful vineyard and stunning surrounds. The menu changes regularly to incorporate the best seasonal foods and where possible, local, organically grown produce.

WEDDINGS / EVENTS

Riverbank holds a range of public events, all listed on their website.

The estate is also popular for weddings and events, with a dedicated coordinator able to arrange stunning events at the restaurant, on the lawns or even a marquee for hire, all of which enjoy 180 degree, panoramic views towards the Swan River and the historical landmark of Woodbridge House.

Tastings are available daily between 10am and 4pm. 
Our Restaurant is open between 11:30am and 3pm, and is also open on Sundays for breakfast from 7:30am to 10:30am. 

Sittella Winery & Restaurant

Voted best Swan Valley Cellar Door in 2018, enjoy the stunning restaurant, cellar door and award-winning wines with grapes sourced from Margaret River, Franklyn River and Swan District.

  • Wine Region:Swan District
  • Wine Variety:Fortified,Sparkling,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Port,Shiraz,Dessert,Cabernet Malbec,Muscat,Pinot Gris,Pinot Noir,Sauvignon Blanc,Tempranillo,Verdelho,Rose,Grenache Shiraz,Petit Verdot,Sparkling Rose,Sparkling Shiraz,Grenache,Malbec
  • Open Days/times:Cellar Door: Tue - Sun 10am to 4pm, Restaurant: Tue – Sun 9.30am to 4pm

Details

  • Facilities:Functions,Restaurant,Cellar Door
  • Cellar Door Open:Sunday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
  • Lunch Open:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Cases Produced:8000 cases
  • Vineyards:10 hectares
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Nestled among the vines on a gently winding road near the upper reaches of the Swan River lies one of the jewels of the historic Swan Valley.

Founded by Simon and Maaike Berns in 1998 and named after a small Australian bird which abounds in the nearby tree-lined Swan River, Sittella Winery is one of the newest wineries in the Swan Valley.

Sittella’s Swan Valley vineyard thrives on the fertile soils and Mediterranean climate of hot dry summers and mild wet winters, producing a range of rich, full flavoured wines. Simon and Maaike Berns have been successful in producing high quality traditional wine styles using Verdelho, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Tempanillo and Petit Verdot, and now source grapes from other vineyards in the Swan Valley, their own Margaret River property and and Franklyn River in the Great Southern.  Over the past five years, production has increased dramatically with a crush of over 100 tonnes.

Maaike is responsible for the imaginative architecture of the restaurant, incorporating the essence of modern Italy into this wonderful earth-rendered winery.

The winery and Restaurant is open from 11:00am to 4:00pm Tuesdays – Sundays and public holidays.

SWAN VALLEY

The Sittella Vineyard is located on a stretch of fertile land 20 km north-east of Perth. In this upper river district, with the Darling Ranges to the east and the Indian Ocean to the west, the warm Mediterranean style climate provides steady winter rainfall and hot, dry summers which produce grapes of wonderful flavour, richness, balance and style. The water supply is a trickle system using bore water. Verdelho, Chardonnay, Shiraz, vines grow over a 5 hectare allotment on rich alluvial sandy loam soils (3 hectares under vine). Recent plantings also include Tempranillo, and Petit Verdot.

MARGARET RIVER ESTATE

Located at Willyabrup, 260 kms south west of Perth. The region’s temperate southern climate has been likened to Bordeaux with its generous winter rainfall, freedom from spring frosts and subdued summer temperatures – the ideal growing conditions for international wine styles. With 2.5 hectares of undulating land and soils are amongst the best in the area. Comprised of red brown loam with some gravel that ensures good natural drainage. Varieties include Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc and more recently Malbec to develop a classic red Blend.

Stakehill Estate Winery

Visit the home of WA’s chilli wine experts; a boutique winery producing traditional, fruit and chilli wines in a variety of 'heat' levels, only 30 minutes from Perth.

  • Wine Variety:Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Grenache,Merlot,Semillon Chardonnay,Shiraz,Sparkling,Rose
  • Open Days/times:7 Days a week, 9am - 5 pm
  • Wine Region:Peel

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Brands:Stakehill Estate
  • Cases Produced:Less than 999
  • Vineyards:2 hectares
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Established:1999
  • Facilities:Cellar Door

Description

The Stakehill Estate is a family run vineyard and winery in Karnup, halfway between Rockingham and Mandurah that was established in 1998.

A range of Chilli Wines in a variety of 'heat' levels are handcrafted, as well as traditional varieties of Vermentino, Verdelho, Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Merlot, Grenache, Durif, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot. Rhubarb and passionfruit wines are also made.

Wines can be purchased online or at the Stakehill Estate Winery cellar door, which is open from 10am-5pm daily.

Swan Valley Wines

Nestled in the foothills of the Darling Scarp this boutique winery is one of the oldest producing vineyards in WA, a leader in organic viticulture and maker of unique, region-specific wine styles.

  • Wine Region:Swan District
  • Wine Variety:Sparkling,Chenin Blanc,Grenache,Semillon,Shiraz,Grenache Shiraz,Rose,Sangiovese,Tempranillo,Mourvedre
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Fri to Sun 10am to 5pm

Details

  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Winemaker:Paul Hoffman
  • Cellar Door Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Cases Produced:1500 cases
  • Vineyards:6 hectares

Description

Herbalist and botanist team, Bree and Paul Hoffman have a love for nature and strive to maintain biocultural diversity at their boutique winery, while still producing a variety of one-of-a-kind wines.

Their mission to preserve the historical character of the estate and local vineyards and to support local growers who practice organic viticulture, to protect, preserve, respect and resist trends, whilst still producing incredible tasting wines and bringing together the local community.

Passionate about maintaining biocultural diversity of the valley, all wines produced are fermented with indigenous yeasts and do not contain enzymes or other chemical additions. Paul’s interest in the integration of agricultural and natural systems is reflected in their wines.

They vines are dry-grown and carefully tended by hand to produce tiny yields of intensely flavoured fruit. Several wines are made from chenin blanc and grenache, which Paul believes are the region’s greatest varieties. Alternative varieties are produced using grapes sourced from like-minded growers in the region, including: greco bianco, malvasia, aleatico, tannat, mourvedré and tempranillo, some of which are poured in Perth’s best wine bars.

Open Friday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm.

Tyler's Vineyard

Visit the Swan Valley's Grenache specialists, a welcoming family business making wine from 100-year-old unirrigated vines that also offers the unique opportunity to design and label your own bottle.

  • Open Days/times:11am - 3pm Thurs, Fri & Mon. 11am - 5pm Sat & Sun.
  • Wine Region:Swan District
  • Wine Variety:Fortified,Chenin Blanc,Grenache,Rose

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

Tyler's Vineyard is the quintessential Swan Valley image: hardy, 100-year-old vines hug the landscape, alongside a rustic barn. Owned and operated by the Tyler family, the winery makes Grenache in every kind of way, from unirrigated vines that to make wonderful, flavourful wines.

The Wines

The creative range of Grenache-based wines includes a traditional red, a white, sparkling, rose and a Tawny port.  Chenin Blanc is also made.

Cellar Door

The owner-run, relaxed, ambient cellar door is open Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 11am - 3pm and weekends from 11am - 5pm. Families are welcomed at the estate, with Gilbert the goose, Gizmo the sheep and Howard the duck waiting to be pet.

Unique Highlights

The Tylers offer a unique opportunity for visitors to create customised wine labels for the wines they buy. Take a digital photo in the vineyard, design a label at the cellar door then print it out to adorn your bottle of wine at no extra cost.

 

Upper Reach Winery

Wine, dine and enjoy the rare opportunity to ‘walk the catwalk’ at Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine’s ‘Best Small Cellar Door – Swan Valley, 2017’.

  • Wine Region:Swan District
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Fortified,Tempranillo,Merlot,Shiraz,Sparkling,Grenache,Petit Verdot,Semillon,Verdelho,Rose,Dessert
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Mon to Sun 11am to 5pm, Restaurant: Mon to Sun 9am to 5pm

Details

  • Lunch Open:Monday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Tuesday
  • Cellar Door Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Restaurant,Accommodation
  • Breakfast Open:Sunday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Monday,Tuesday
  • Vineyards:8.45 hectares
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases)
  • Winemaker:Derek Pearse
  • Cases Produced:4000 cases

Description

Derek and Laura believe wine is one of life’s essentials. So essential, they came all the way from England to start their winery dream in Western Australia, establishing Upper Reach in 1997. They learnt to grow the grapes and make the wines as they went along and have turned their dream into an award-winning business with a popular cellar door and restaurant. They love sharing the fruits of their labour with visitors from near and far.

The Wines
All the wines are estate-grown. Varieties include Swan Valley classics of verdelho, shiraz, grenache and muscat, along with chardonnay, semillon cabernet sauvignon, petit verdot and more.

Wine Tasting
The friendly Upper Reach cellar door wine tasting experience has been consistently awarded in Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine’s Annual Australian Cellar Door Awards. Wine tastings are offered daily from 10am – 5pm. Group tastings (10+ people) can be booked from $10 per person. Perhaps, stay a little longer with a glass of wine and game of bocce on the lawn.

The Food
Situated in a quiet corner of the Swan Valley, The Riverbrook Restaurant at Upper Reach is a treasure within the region. The modern menu features small tasting plates to large feasting platters along with more formal a la carte options. Open from 9am daily.

Tours
The classic Winery Tour & Tasting ($40) takes guests behind the scenes, with the unique opportunity to ‘walk the catwalk’ for a birds-eye winery view and taste barrel samples like a winemaker. Treat yourself with a Tour and 2-Course Lunch, or early birds will love the Winery Tour & Breakfast.

Unique Highlights
A terrific Wine 101 Appreciation class is held once a month on weekends. It’s a formal tasting experience with an inclusive casual vibe and held in the back of a working winery. The interactive session breaks down the complex wine world, inviting guests to ‘be the winemaker’ and learn about flavours, the influence of oak and other wine characteristics through wine blending and lots of tasting.

For something a little different, stay at Upper Reach’s luxurious 1907 Winery Spa Cottage which features panoramic vineyard views, a spa and more.

Halliday Rating
4.5 Black Stars

Valley Wines

About 7km north-east of Midland. One of the few Swan Valley vineyards to retain its pedro ximenez vines ù the grapes used in sweet and cream sherries, and sweet vermouth.

  • Wine Region:Swan District
  • Wine Variety:Fortified,Port,Shiraz,Chenin Blanc,Grenache
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: weekends 9am to 5pm, weekdays appointment only

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Winemaker:Charlie Zannino
  • Established:1978
  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases)

Description

Charlie Zannino arrived in Australia from Italy as a youngster, when he, mother Mariangela, and his two siblings were re-united with father/husband Antonio ù who had migrated three years earlier ù in 1953. As a family, the Zannino's moved onto an eight-hectare property in the Swan Valley, establishing a vineyard while Antonio also worked at the Midland railway workshops. Charlie learnt about winemaking from an early age and finally took over Valley Wines, wife Sally Monti now being his partner, and Sherry, sweet Vermouth and Port being the most popular styles ù sold mostly in five, ten and 20-litre containers.

Vino Italia

Experience the southern Italian spirit at this charming boutique winery producing preservative-free, rustic wines and liqueurs at extremely affordable prices.

  • Wine Region:Swan District
  • Wine Variety:Fortified,Grenache,Semillon,Shiraz
  • Open Days/times:7 days 9am-5pm

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Brands:Vino Italia
  • Cases Produced:2,500-4,999
  • Established:1954
  • Vineyards:34 hectares
  • Winemaker:Eugenio Valenti
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

The success of Eugenio Valenti and Alessandro Calabrese in the creation of Vino Italia can be attributed to the quality of their produce and preservative-free wine, rich with rustic Italian tradition. Established in 1952; the warm, southern Italian spirit still lives in the Vino Italia cellar today, with customers greeted with Eugene's familiar smile and cheeky jokes. As one of the largest grape suppliers in the region, Vino Italia has contributed to the Swan Valley's history and reputation that is now internationally renowned.

The Wines

Experience Italian wine made the traditional way, just like Nonno used to make it! The estate's affordable range of wines include varieties of Grenache, Dry White, Shiraz, Sweet Sherry and Port. BYO container for generous pours of wine - 2L flagons are ideal!

Cellar Door

Join Eugene and Alessandro at this rustic, Italian-style cellar door open daily from 9am - 5pm.

 

Western Range Wines

Enjoy light meals, hampers and an expansive collection of red and whites at the cosy cellar door in this state-of-the-art winery in Lower Chittering Valley.

  • Wine Variety:Grenache,Malbec,Shiraz,Verdelho,Viognier,Dessert,Sparkling,Cabernet Shiraz,Chenin Blanc,Chenin Verdelho,Cabernet,Chardonnay,Muscat,Sauvignon Blanc
  • Wine Region:Perth Hills

Details

  • Vineyards:125 hectares
  • Winemaker:Israel De Brito
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Established 2001 - 2010,Small (5,000-49,999 cases)
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Perth Hills:Chittering Valley
  • Lunch Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday
  • Cases Produced:25,000 cases

Description

Established in 2000, Western Range Wines is an award-winning winery situated within the picturesque Chittering Valley. Just under an hour northeast of Perth, the Chittering Valley is far-removed from the hustle and bustle of the city. The region’s topography is responsible for a number of microclimates suitable for different grape varieties. The climate is typically Mediterranean with cool, wet winters, ideal for retaining acid structure and flavour.

The hillside location and modern vinification equipment allows for efficient and gentle handling, respecting the varietal characteristics of the grapes. Minimal winemaking handling techniques are employed to enhance freshness and character of the aromatic white varieties. In contrast, traditional winemaking techniques are employed on red varieties, with open fermenters and barrel aging to produce elegant, modern expressions of each variety. Western Range Wines are currently exported into Canada, China, France, Poland, Russia and Japan.

Cellar Door
The current Cellar Door facility is an original weatherboard building, which has been converted into a cosy tasting room and sales area. Light meals, snacks and hampers are available whilst enjoying well informed wine tastings.

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars
 

Risky Business Wines

"The name Risky Business is decidedly tongue-in-cheek, for the partnership headed by Rob Quenby has neatly sidestepped any semblance of risk." James Halliday, The Wine Companion

  • Wine Region:Greater Perth
  • Open Days/times:Appointment Only
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Malbec,Pinot Gris,Riesling,Rose,Grenache,Shiraz,Tempranillo,Prosecco

Details

  • Facilities:Appointment Only
  • Cases Produced:3500
  • Established:2013
  • Vineyards:N/A
  • Winemaker:Andrew Vesey
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 2011 - 2019

Description

From our first vintage in 2013, Risky Business Wines are produced from selected low intervention vineyards, then hand-made using small batch winemaking techniques. We are based in the Great Southern and Margaret River regions in Western Australia but also source fruit for our Prosecco and Pinot Grigio from vineyards in Victoria’s King Valley.

Our wines bring together the vision and decades of experience of grape grower and viticulturist Rob Quenby, operator of Western Australia’s most diverse and prestigious viticulturist company, Quenby Viticultural Services (QVS). The Viticultural business gives Rob an opportunity to pre-select the best parcels from these great vineyards to use in the Risky Business range.

We currently produce wines with volumes as tiny as 150 cases, with some varieties up to a modest production of 800 cases.

Production: 3,500 dozens | Sales in Australia, Pacific Rim and Japan

Partner Rob Quenby - Viticulturist   •   Partner John Waldron - Vintner

Vino Volta

Vino Volta is the wine child of Garth Cliff and Kristen McGann. Calling on a collective 40 years of experience. Small batch, Single Vineyard and Blends. Contemporary, Experimental and Natural.

  • Open Days/times:Appointment Only
  • Wine Region:Swan District
  • Wine Variety:Chenin Blanc,Grenache,Tempranillo,Touriga,Fortified

Details

  • Brands:Vino Volta
  • Cases Produced:1000
  • Established:2018
  • Vineyards:3 hectares contracted, more developing
  • Winemaker:Garth Cliff and Kristen McGann
  • Facilities:Appointment Only
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 2011 - 2019

Description

Vino Volta makes tasty, quaffable medium bodied wines.  We like to experiment.  We like to play. 
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.  We are rallying the star varieties - Chenin Blanc and Grenache - of the Swan Valley / Swan District. 
We explore grape varieties that should be suited to Swan Valley and our warming climate.  We would love to be able to source from within the district and hope to in the long term.  For now, we need to source from other regions within Western Australia.
Small batch, showcasing single vineyards but equally happy to blend.  Some varieties and some vineyards need a little help from their friends.  Whatever works to make the most expressive wines.
Keep experimenting, keep learning and hopefully come up with something new or just so old that nobody remembers what it is…
Let other winemakers, vineyards and wine regions do what they are good at and buy / swap our wines for theirs.  Let’s stop making everything everywhere and stick to what we are good at.

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