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Aldersyde Estate

Mother & daughter team, Di and Lara, run Perth’s Hills’ oldest continually operating winery, producing small batches of handcrafted reds sold only at the cellar door in the stunning Bickley Valley.

  • Wine Region:Perth Hills
  • Open Days/times:Weekends 1pm to 5pm, public holidays by appointment
  • Wine Variety:Sparkling,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Merlot,Shiraz

Details

  • Perth Hills:Bickley Valley
  • Vineyards:2.5 hectares
  • Winemaker:Lara Bray
  • Established:1974
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Dogs Welcome
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Cases Produced:600 cases

Description

Formerly known as Piesse Brook Wines, Aldersyde is a stunning boutique winery located in the Bickley Valley and the oldest continually operating winery in the Perth Hills.

This is a traditional family winery in the truest sense. Specializing in hand crafted wines from fruit grown entirely on the estate vineyard, practically all the winemaking procedures are done by hand, from picking and sorting the grapes to winding up the hydraulic wooden basket press.

Relatives and friends join in and help at critical times, including vintage and pruning, but Aldersyde is essentially a mother-daughter operation, with Lara looking after the vines and winemaking and mother, Di, in charge of cellar door sales. 

Increasingly, the focus in the cellar is to produce more natural wines, using foot-treading and hand-plunging (pigéage) with pumpovers during fermentation and indigenous yeasts instead of manufactured yeasts and products.

Six wines are produced: Saignée, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Shiraz, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. Production is limited to approximately 100 dozen per wine style and the wines are not available for retail elsewhere, making the cellar door experience quite unique.

Wines are available for tasting by appointment at the tiny cellar door, with the gorgeous wine-covered terrace overlooking the vines. Di runs the cellar door but Lara is often also available to chat whilst you savour a delicious glass of wine and Zoe the winery dog entertains the kids.

THE WINEMAKER

Larissa (also known as Lara) Bray is one of the quiet achievers of the Western Australian wine industry and a third-generation vigneron in the Perth Hills.

After a short career as a lawyer in Canberra and London, Lara studied winemaking at Adelaide University and then gained formidable experience by working vintage at iconic Australian wineries - Brokenwood, Mt Mary and Vasse Felix; Chard Farm in Central Otago; then Burgundy, Bordeaux, the Loire, Northern and Southern Rhone, and Barolo.

After working as assistant winemaker at Cape Mentelle from 2004 until 2007, Lara left to work with her mother, Di, at the family winery.

In 2008, Lara joined a distinguished group who have been dux of the Len Evans Tutorial - 'the most exclusive wine school in the world' says James Halliday, and has judged at wine shows throughout Australia and in New Zealand.

THE VINEYARD

The climate in the Perth Hills is typically Mediterranean with cool, wet winters and hot, dry summers, mediated by cooling afternoon sea breezes and night temperatures 2-3 degrees cooler than Perth or the Swan Valley. The climate has been likened to that of the Douro Valley in Portugal. MJT Kalamunda in the Bickley locality is 23.1°C, RH 45%, rainfall 900-1200mm.

Soils comprise underlying granitic quartz clays at depths from half a metre to 3 metres. The top vineyard and the top half of the bottom vineyard are planted on hilltop slopes and comprise gravels with medium to light loam content. The lower half of the bottom vineyard is in a gently sloping valley and consists of mostly loams and alluvial soils. Because of the underlying clay subsoil, soils tend to retain good moisture levels throughout the growing season. Drip irrigation is applied if necessary.

 

Alicia Estate Winery

Indulge in traditional cuisine from Germany Switzerland and Austria, paired with wine and honey mead, at this family-owned and operated winery on the doorstep of the beautiful Julimar forest.

  • Wine Region:Central WA
  • Wine Variety:Chardonnay,Shiraz,Zinfandel
  • Open Days/times:Fri to Sun 10am to 8pm

Details

  • Lunch Open:Sunday,Friday,Saturday
  • Dinner Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Brands:Alicia Estate
  • Established:2001
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door,Restaurant

Description

Originally planted in 2001, the Alicia Estate Vineyard was established by Alicia and Jacob, a tenacious couple who brought their winemaking dreams from Europe. Jacob's father and grandfather were wine and spirit merchants in Silesia for decades, and Alicia's mother, born in France, possessed an extensive knowledge of French winemaking methods and cuisine. This family influence and passion for wine and good food planted the seed which grew to include a winery and popular restaurant that have been operating since 2010.

The Wines

All of Alicia Estate's wines are organically grown, and include varieties of Shiraz, Zinfandel, Chardonnay and their signature Black Knight Honey Mead. Produced from a Medieval recipe originating from Bernadine and Capuchin monasteries, the estate's Honey Mead is made from honey sourced from their own beehives.

Cellar Door

The cellar door at Alicia Estate is open Fridays 10am-3:30pm and weekends from 10am-4pm.

The Food

The restaurant serves an extensive a la carte menu of featuring 30+ dishes of traditional German, Swiss and Austrian recipes to complement the styles and varieties of wine produced on the estate. Open for lunch Friday to Sunday and public holidays.Originally planted in 2001, the Alicia Estate Vineyard was established by Alicia and Jacob, a tenacious couple who brought their winemaking dreams from Europe. Jacob's father and grandfather were wine and spirit merchants in Silesia for decades, and Alicia's mother, born in France, possessed an extensive knowledge of French winemaking methods and cuisine. This family influence and passion for wine and good food planted the seed which grew to include a winery and popular restaurant that have been operating since 2010.

 

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.

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

Details

  • Cases Produced:1500 cases
  • Established:1990
  • Winemaker:Mickele Amonini
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Light Food
  • 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

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.

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

Details

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

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.

 

 

Black Swan Winery & Restaurant

Enjoy one of the Perth’s best restaurants and premium food and wine experiences in the valley, a stunning rural setting and floor to ceiling panoramic views of the Darling Ranges.

  • Wine Region:Swan District
  • Open Days/times:Restaurant: Open 7 days per week for lunch - 11.30 - til close. Evenings - Friday & Saturday Diners - 5pm - til close.
  • Wine Variety:Fortified,Dessert,Cabernet Franc,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Classic Dry White,Merlot,Muscat,Rose,Shiraz,Sparkling

Details

  • Winemaker:Rob Marshall
  • Established:Purchased in 1998
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Micro (1-999 cases)
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Lunch Open:Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Dinner Open:Friday,Saturday
  • Cases Produced:3000 cases
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Restaurant

Description

Black Swan Winery and Restaurant sits on a property formerly known as “Gidney’s Corner”.

Husband and wife team, Barry Scrivener and Robyn Meloury purchased Black Swan in 1998 and converted the property to a “restaurant within a winery”. The venue is purposely built for guests to capture fantastic views of vineyards, the Darling Ranges and adjacent rural surroundings. The design and building materials reflect a style and blend of rustic Australian ambience.

The vines were mostly planted in 1941, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Shiraz, Merlot, Chenin & Chardonnay and later, Shiraz. The first vintage in 2001 reaped gold medals for the Cabernet Sauvignon and the Cabernet Franc at the 2002 Swan Valley Wine Show.

The panoramic views of the Darling Ranges are matched only by the fresh, seasonal produce on the menu, offering freshly-baked bread served with truffle oil to a drool-worthy red wine-braised beef cheek and seasonal delights. Chef’s gardens are established throughout of the property, providing much of the kitchen’s needs for organic herbs. 

Cape Bouvard Winery and Brewery

Spend a day at Lake Clifton’s best value, family-friendly winery, brewery and bistro, just 20 minutes from Mandurah, set beside spectacular forest and home to WA’s fascinating, ancient Thrombolites.

  • Open Days/times:7 days, 10am to 5pm
  • Wine Variety:Dessert,Cabernet Sauvignon,Merlot,Merlot Blend,Port,Rose,Shiraz,Sparkling
  • Wine Region:Peel

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday
  • Facilities:BBQ Facilities,Restaurant,Cellar Door,Kids Play Area
  • Lunch Open:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Cape Bouvard Winery & Brewery is the only winery in the Mandurah shire. A destination the family will love, make a day of tasting delicious boutique wines and beers, indulging on a local seafood and discovering host of unique natural attractions at the property including the Thrombolites; the world’s first life form.

The name of the winery comes from WA’s early history. When French sailors discovered Western Australia in 1801, they named the area "Cape of Bouvard" after French astronomer Alexis Bouvard. The name lives on at Cape Bouvard Winery & Brewery.

The Wines & Wine Tasting

White varieties include Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Verdelho, Chardonnay and a Classic White, and reds include Merlot, Grenache, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. The wines are available for tasting at the cellar door and winery and brewery tours can also be arranged in advance.

The Food

With a motto that good quality food shouldn’t cost the earth, Cape Bouvard serves up modern Australian, café and relaxed restaurant style food featuring local produce wherever possible. Their alfresco overlooks the picturesque vineyards, forest and lawn while the signature indoor log fire is perfect for winter. Open for lunch Tuesday-Sunday.

Unique Highlights

Lake Clifton is home to unique Thrombolites (living rocks), and this is one of only two places in Western Australia that are home to the world's first life form. There is a special look out platform to fully appreciate these fascinating structures. The winery is also bordered by the Yalgorup National Park, home to a plethora of tuart and peppermint woodlands.

Kids are welcome. Pack a frisbee, cricket or bocce set to make the most of the expansive lawns.

 

Carilley Estate

Located in the heart of the valley, Carilley is renowned for its stunning grounds and restaurant serving modern Australian cuisine and a variety of wine, boutique beers and ciders.

  • Wine Region:Swan District
  • Wine Variety:Dessert,Fortified,Sparkling,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Merlot,Shiraz,Viognier,Cabernet Sauvignon,Verdelho

Details

  • Dinner Open:Friday
  • Cases Produced:1500 cases
  • Established:1985
  • Vineyards:4.2 acres
  • Winemaker:John Griffiths
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Facilities:Functions,Restaurant,Cellar Door,Kids Play Area
  • Cellar Door Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Lunch Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

Whether you decide to drop in to the cellar door or have lunch in the restaurant or alfresco sails area, everyone enjoys the lush vineyards, ancient gums, enchanting gardens and kid’s play area.

The Cellar door is open for tastings Thursday to Sunday and offers a wide variety of wines produced from the rich loamy soil on-site, including Chardonnay, Shiraz and Merlot. The Chenin and Viognier grapes are grown on the other side of the beautiful Susannah Brook. You can also enjoy estate-grown Olive Oil which is hand-picked, first pressed and organic.

Carilley Estate is managed by the award-winning Spices Group and is a popular venue for weddings and events. Outdoor events hosted in the alfresco area and the gardens, vineyards and olive groves make for an ideal setting for wedding ceremonies and photographs. 

Carldenn Homestead Wines

A small family winery with an expansive range of vintage wines to be enjoyed whilst relaxing at the open bar and on handcrafted jarrah picnic tables on the ridge of the stunning Bickley Valley.

  • Wine Variety:Classic Dry White,Port,Semillon,Sparkling,Cabernet Merlot,Chardonnay,Chardonnay Semillon,Shiraz
  • Wine Region:Perth Hills
  • Open Days/times:Weekends & public holidays 9am to 5pm

Details

  • Perth Hills:Bickley Valley
  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Established:1998
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Picnic Facilities
  • Vineyards:0.5 hectares
  • Winemaker:Bella Ridge Estate (Alon Arbel)
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cases Produced:700 cases

Description

As Kalamunda locals, Dennis and Carline Humphrey are no strangers to the terrain of the Perth Hills. With encouragement from local wine guru Peter Fimmel, Chardonnay and Semillon varieties were first planted in 1998 on the famous Red Gum soil high on the western ridge of the Bickley Valley.

The Wines

Carldenn Homestead Wines offer an expansive variety of reds, whites and sparkling wines designed to appeal to any palette. Each vintage has a unique character with different complexities, from the fresh fruit and creamy finish of the unwooded Chardonnay to the full-bodied, bold and delicious Shiraz.

Cellar Door

Located amongst the bushland of Walliston, Carldenn Homestead's cellar door includes an open bar and picnic area with handcrafted jarrah tables made by Dennis himself. After eating and drinking, you are free to wander amongst the vines. 

Chidlow's Well Estate

This boutique winery merges the charm of its industrial past with modern viticulture techniques to produce a variety of premium table reds, whites and sparkling wines, all available online.

  • Wine Variety:Sparkling,Verdelho,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Shiraz
  • Wine Region:Perth Hills
  • Open Days/times:Appointment Only

Details

  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Facilities:Appointment Only
  • Perth Hills:Heart of the Hills
  • Vineyards:12 hectares
  • Winemaker:John Griffiths
  • Brands:Chidlow's Well Estate
  • Cases Produced:1000 - 1499 cases
  • Established:1995

Description

Taking its name from the Chidlow’s Well Railway Station that opened in 1884, Chidlow’s Well Estate was established in 1995 with Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Shiraz and Verdelho varieties. Cool winters and warm summer days combine with fertile, free-draining soils to provide excellent conditions for these award-winning wines, which have performed particularly well in the Perth Hills, Swan Valley and Qantas wine shows.

The Wines

Varieties include Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Verdelho, Shiraz, Sparkling Chenin and Sparkling Shiraz, all of which can be purchased online with free delivery to the Perth metro area. Tastings at the winery are by appointment only.

 

 

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 Variety:Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Grenache,Merlot,Pinot Noir,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Zinfandel
  • Wine Region:Perth Hills
  • 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.

 

Darlington Estate

The perfect escape from the city for a delectable a la carte winery lunch with magnificent views, a rustic ambience and sumptuous wines, just 30 minutes from Perth.

  • Wine Region:Perth Hills
  • Wine Variety:Chardonnay,Shiraz,Chenin Blanc,Merlot,Pinot Chardonnay,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Sparkling,Cabernet Malbec,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Established:1983
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Restaurant
  • Perth Hills:Heart of the Hills
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Vineyards:40 acres
  • Lunch Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays

Description

Sitting atop steep terraced slopes and surrounded by virgin bushland, Darlington Estate utilises environmentally friendly viticulture to ensure the integrity of the land, and in turn, the wine. Perfectly suited to functions (namely weddings), the main building is a stone, wood and glass construction that blends seamlessly into the natural environment.

The Wines

Varieties include Chenin, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Merlot, Shiraz and Rosé.

The Food

Darlington's award winning restaurant is known for its attractive a la carte menu, reflecting a combination of Australian and European influences. Perfectly complemented by the estate's premium wines, each dish is designed to showcase a locally sourced produce, embellished with clever accompaniments. Open for lunch Thursday-Sunday and dinner Fridays and Saturdays.

 

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

Details

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

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.

Due Jolly Winery

Italian for 'two jokers', stop by this quaint, owner-operated and off the beaten track winery for tasty seasonal platters and cakes plus a tipple of wine from its European inspired range.

  • Wine Variety:Shiraz,Shiraz Cabernet,Vermentino,Fortified,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay
  • Open Days/times:Sat & Sun 11am - 5pm
  • Wine Region:Perth Hills

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday
  • Perth Hills:Heart of the Hills
  • Brands:Due Jolly Wines
  • Established:2006
  • Winemaker:Rob Puglisi
  • Size & Year:Established 2001 - 2010
  • Facilities:Cellar Door

Description

Strongly influenced by European winemaking practices, Due Jolly (Italian for ‘two jokers’) commenced in 2006 as a humble winery situated in buildings formerly used for fruit packing. The ‘jokers’ of the winery; Rob Puglisi, Andrew Cutten and Paul Henharen, believe in rustic (but proven) traditional methods to produce food-friendly wines for all to enjoy. 

The Wines

The winery relies upon friendships with owners of small vineyards located throughout the South West, to select grape varieties that have been grown in the most ideal climates. Varieties include Vermentino, Chardonnay, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Cellar Door

Open on weekends, taste the range (often with the winemakers), or feast on seasonal charcuterie platters, cakes and more along with a glass of Due Jolly wine.

Edgecombe Brothers Winery

A delightful, multi-generational family winery making classic Swan Valley wines, also famous for its farm-fresh vineyard breakfasts, gourmet burger nights and good, old-fashioned hospitality.

  • Wine Region:Swan District
  • Wine Variety:Muscat,Semillon,Shiraz,Cabernet Merlot,Chardonnay
  • Open Days/times:10am - 4pm Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm Sat & Sun.

Details

  • Lunch Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday
  • Dinner Open:Friday
  • Cellar Door Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday
  • Breakfast Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Winemaker:Alfred Edgecombe
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Restaurant

Description

Purchased in 1925 by brothers Don and Frank Edgecombe who immigrated from the UK, this family-owned and operated business does things the old-fashioned way, serving fresh produce and fine table wines at their rustic cellar door and cafe restaurant with warm hospitality.

The Wine

Sparkling through to table wines, dessert wines and fortified wines are made, embodying the Swan Valley’s style of zesty, fruit-driven whites and warm, spicy reds. Varieties include Chenin Blanc, Semillon, Muscat, old-vine Shiraz and Muscadelle.

Cellar Door

Edgecombe Brothers Winery’s rustic cellar door is ably managed by Alfred Edgecombe, who welcomes all for a chat and a wine tasting, open daily.

The Food

The family-friendly café is open for breakfast and lunch, and particularly famous for its weekend brunch, made with scrumptious farm-fresh produce served with a relaxed winery atmosphere on the lawn or under the pergolas overlooking the vineyards. Open Monday to Thursday 10am - 4pm, Friday 10am - 5pm and weekends 9am - 5pm. Weekend bookings recommended.

Unique Highlights

Visit the family-friendly Friday night burger kitchen, serving gourmet, homemade burgers and popular kids foods throughout the year. Open Friday nights 5 - 9pm.

 

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

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Friday
  • Lunch Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Facilities:Light Food,Cellar Door,Functions
  • 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. 

Garbin Estate Wines

Established in 1956, this charming family-run winery and cellar door produces boutique reds, whites and rich fortifieds, but their speciality is bottle-fermented “methode traditionelle” sparkling.

  • Wine Variety:Rose,Merlot,Sangiovese,Semillon,Shiraz,Verdelho,Fortified,Sparkling,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc
  • Wine Region:Swan District
  • Open Days/times:7 days 11am-5.30pm

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Appointment Only,Functions
  • Cases Produced:50 - 75 tonnes annually, 4500 cases
  • Winemaker:Pete Garbin
  • Established:1956
  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday
  • Vineyards:10 hectares
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

The family-owned wineries of the Swan Valley often include a fascinating history and personal flavour, and Garbin is no exception. Winemaker Peter Garbin (son of founder Duje Garbin), wife Katrina and sons Joel and Adam have a philosophy of hands-on premium winemaking coupled with personal service.

Their wines include award-winning premium boutique red and white wines as well as rich, traditional fortified styles for which the Swan Valley is well renowned, some of which are only available at the cellar door. Their speciality is bottle-fermented “methode traditionelle” sparkling styles made from chardonnay and, more unusually, semillon, chenin blanc, shiraz and merlot. The fruit is sourced from estate vineyards in Gingin and the Swan Valley and grown with low chemical inputs and no pesticides.

The cellar door is low key, charming and spacious with a lovely outside area for warmer days and open 11am to 5:30pm 7 days a week.

HISTORY

Duje Garbin, founder of Garbin Estate, learnt his winemaking craft in between fishing on a small island in the Adriatic Sea. It was basic stuff, but ideally suited to the family needs. As a migrant to Western Australia in 1937, he saved his money and purchased a property at Millendon in the Swan Valley, then Middle Swan in 1956. The Garbin business was built up on bulk wine, some 2000-3000 gallons a year, delivered around the suburbs or purchased by customers visiting the property. Upon retiring Duje’s son, Peter, took over Garbin Estate Wines (GEW). Over the last 20 years, GEW has undergone a massive transition including a new cellar door and processing area, upgraded major plant and equipment and established a vineyard in Gingin, 90 minutes from Perth CBD.
 

Harris Organic Wines

The only certified organic winery in Perth and fascinating example of sustainable viticulture, producing traditional table, sparkling and dessert wines in the Swan Valley.

  • Wine Variety:Sparkling Shiraz,Rose,Sparkling Burgundy,White Burgundy,Dessert,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Muscat,Shiraz,Verdelho,Brut,Malbec,Method Traditionale,Muscat a Petits Grains Rosa,Port,Sherry,Sparkling
  • Open Days/times:Open 11am-4.30pm Thurs. to Mon. Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment
  • Wine Region:Swan District

Details

  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Micro (1-999 cases)
  • Cases Produced:500
  • Vineyards:1.8 hectares
  • Facilities:Functions,Cellar Door
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays

Description

Harris Organic Wines is an extremely friendly place. Make your way past the cats and free-range chickens to the cellar door of this small boutique winery and you can enjoy a seated tasting of organic wines with winemaker and owner Duncan Harris (a $ 10.00 tasting fee applies, redeemable against any wine purchase).

Sustainability is central to Harris Organic’s philosophy. The wines are made with natural yeasts and the bare minimum of additives and preservatives. The grapes are irrigated only by what they receive from the sky and Duncan never uses any pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilisers.

Minimal artificial energy sources are required. An underground cellar was built to obtain naturally cooler storage temperatures. The wines mature in oak barriques and hogsheads, ultimately sealed in recyclable glass bottles and natural cork, if available.

You can learn how organic wine is made with a guided walking tour through the vineyard, underground cellar and winery, finishing with a taste of some of the very best of  Duncan's certified organic dry white, red and fortified wines. Duncan is also licensed to distil spirits and sells his organic vodka and brandy at the cellar door and online. While you’re here, stock up on organic coffee and organic olive oil. 

Henley Park Winery

In the Swan Valley, about 10km from Midland. An international affair - run by Danes Claus and Lisbet Petersen, who use South African yeasts and Hungarian oak to produce their wines.

  • Open Days/times:Weekends and public holidays 10am-5pm
  • Wine Variety:Merlot,Muscat,Pinot Noir,Semillon,Shiraz,Tinta Cao,Touriga,Sparkling,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc
  • Wine Region:Swan District

Details

  • Lunch Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Cases Produced:5000
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1901 - 1950
  • Vineyards:4.5 hectares
  • Facilities:Restaurant,Cellar Door,Functions
  • Cellar Door Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Established:1935

Description

Henley Park Wines was established by the Yujnovich family in 1935, and purchased by Hans Buchart Petersen ù a former Danish politician and vice-consul to WA ù in 1986. Claus, Hans' son, and wife Lisbet have since become principals, moving from Denmark and producing a range of wines ù Chenin Blanc, Semillon, Muscat, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Cabernet and Merlot. About 2000 cases of mainly Shiraz are exported to the Petersen's homeland each year with a Tawny Port, made from Portugese grape varieties, also produced annually. Cafe-style meals are available Friday to Sunday.

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:Fortified,Dessert,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Grenache,Muscat,Port,Rose,Sauvignon Blanc,Sherry,Shiraz,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.

Jadran Wines

Enjoy a friendly chat with the owners while discovering 30+ fortified wines, table wines and liqueurs at their third-generation, family-run winery located within the idyllic Orange Grove.

  • Wine Variety:Fortified,Cabernet Merlot,Classic Dry White,Sherry,Shiraz,Verdelho,Sparkling,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Merlot,Muscat,Port,Rose,Sauvignon Blanc
  • Open Days/times:Mon & Sat 10am to 7pm, Sun 11am to 6pm
  • Wine Region:Perth Hills

Details

  • Size & Year:Established 1901 - 1950
  • Breakfast Open:Monday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Vineyards:22 acres
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Winemaker:Steve Radojkovich, Paul Radojkovich
  • Perth Hills:Bickley Valley
  • Established:1929

Description

Jadran was established in 1914 by Vladimir (Wally) Radojkovich, who purchased 22 acres of land with a desire to establish a vineyard and create a winery. Since then, Jadran Wines has welcomed many generations of family members to the vineyard; most recently, Wally's grandson Paul in 1990. Jadran incorporates traditional and modern winemaking methods to create a distinctive character in the winery's expansive range which is made from fruit sourced locally and from the Western Australia's south-west. With a creative approach to winemaking, Jadran has won many medals in Wine Shows all over Australia.

The Wines

Jadran Wines' range includes over 30 different fortified, still, sparkling wines and liqueurs. The collection of ports and liqueurs is bursting with interesting and exciting flavours to discover.

Cellar Door

Father and son Stephen and Paul Radojkovich offer generous tastings of their wines, and are well known for their friendly chats, stories and knowledge. The cellar door is open 7 days a week.

Jane Brook Estate Wines

Enjoy wines perfected over 40 years by the Atkinson family from the Swan Valley and Margaret River region, best enjoyed alongside our Mediterranean lunch baskets filled with handmade delicacies.

  • Wine Region:Swan District
  • Open Days/times:7 days - 10am - 5pm
  • Wine Variety:Fortified,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Malbec,Rose,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon,Shiraz,Sparkling

Details

  • Winemaker:Mark Baird
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Cases Produced:20 000
  • Established:1972
  • Vineyards:18.2
  • Facilities:Functions,Picnic Facilities,Restaurant,Cellar Door

Description

The Atkinson family has a passion for creating beautiful high-quality wines and over 40 years have planted, picked, pruned, plunged and perfected their skills to the point of perfection. They are equally passionate about the land that produces the grapes that make the wine and reduce their impact on the environment with energy saving, recycling and sustainability practices.

THE FOOD

The Jane Brook Pantry and Cellar offers a unique dining experience including delicious Mediterranean style shared picnic baskets, which can be enjoyed at the table. Much of the fresh produce is grown on site and includes terrine, pate, house-baked sourdough, cheese and home-made condiments. You can dine on the deck, under the vines or bring a rug and stroll over to the lawn for a picnic. Afterwards, treat yourself to a delicious dessert and freshly-brewed coffee from local roaster BOLT, or even a beer.

THE WINE

Jane Brook offers a wide range of premium varietal wines. The sparking range includes a white, pink and Blanc de Blanc. The whites include a Plain Jane Classic White, the Sauvignon Blanc, the Sauvignon Blanc- Semillion and the Chardonnay. There is only one Rose but a number of red varieties including a classic red, Shiraz, the Back Block Shiraz, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and lastly the Atkinson family reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. Fortifieds include Brandy, Liqueur Muscat, Liqueur Topaque, Liqueur Verdelho, and a single white fortified.

SWAN VALLEY VINEYARD

The iconic Back Block Shiraz is made from grapes hand-picked from the 70 year old vines in the home vineyard.

MARGARET RIVER

The cooler more moderate climate of Margaret River produces crisp, zesty and fresh Sauvignon Blanc and delicate, full-flavoured Chardonnay, where were planted over 10 years ago in the Shovelgate Vineyard. Red grapes include Cabernet Sauvignon, a true Margaret River varietal which is firm & generous yet delicate & finely structured, and Malbec, touted by many as the next emerging variety in Australia

Jane Brook is open 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm and offer a wide range of premium varietal wines.
 

Jarrah Ridge Wines

Taste multi award-winning wines, marinated olives and locally made cheeses, or stroll through some of the valley’s oldest vines. Winner of the "Best Small Producer" in the valley for 2017.

  • Wine Variety:Zinfandel,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Classic Dry White,Merlot,Rose,Shiraz,Viognier,Riesling,Tempranillo
  • Open Days/times:Weekends 10am-5pm
  • Wine Region:Swan District

Details

  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Small (5,000-49,999 cases)
  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday
  • Cases Produced:10 000
  • Vineyards:20.5 hectares
  • Facilities:Cellar Door

Description

Jarrah Ridge was established in 1996 and the cellar door built in 2006. It is extremely relaxing, giving you the chance to enjoy some of the culinary delights of the valley, along with the full range of current release wines and some older vintages.

Owners Mark Morton and Jimmy Wong carefully source their grapes from around the state, creating world-class full-bodied reds, rich zinfandel, exotic "ice wine" and liqueur, amazing sparkling and intensely perfumed whites full of regional and varietal characters.

Jarrah Ridge recently won the "Best Small Winery" Trophy and the "Best 2016 Shiraz" Class 13, Gold Medal which enabled the pair to clinch the big "Alan Dineen Memorial" trophy at the Swan Valley Wine Show 2017.

John Kosovich Wines

Just up Great Northern Highway from Twin Hill Wines, about 11km from Midland. Winner of many awards including a 1995 gold medal, won in Croatia for a Swan Valley Chardonnay.

  • Wine Region:Swan District
  • Wine Variety:Fortified,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Shiraz,Verdelho,Dessert,Rose,Malbec,Petit Verdot
  • Open Days/times:Wednesday to Monday 10.30am to 4.30pm, closed Tuesday

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Established:1922
  • Cellar Door Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Monday
  • Cases Produced:3000
  • Vineyards:10.9 hectares
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1901 - 1950

Description

Established in 1922 by Ivan Kosovich, John Kosovich Wines is one of the oldest wineries in Western Australia.  At age 15, Ivan's son John took on the role as winemaker and expanded the varieties available. In 1998 Anthony (Arch) became the third generation senior winemaker working alongside his father. The tasting area is located in a unique below ground cellar which was hand dug in 1922. The winery continues to be a family run, boutique winery which prides itself on quality estate grown wines.

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