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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.

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

Details

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

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.

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

Details

  • 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
  • Cases Produced:1500 cases
  • Established:1990
  • Winemaker:Mickele Amonini

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 Region:Swan District
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Shiraz,Chenin Blanc,Grenache,Rose,Semillon,Shiraz,Tempranillo,Viognier,Mourvedre

Details

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

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.

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

Details

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

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.

 

 

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

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Thursday
  • Lunch Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Facilities:Restaurant,Cellar Door,Kids Play Area,Functions
  • 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

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. 

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.

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

Details

  • 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
  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Friday
  • Lunch Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • 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. 

Fairbrossen Wines

Soak up the relaxed ambience of Carmel at this charming owner-operated winery, known for its hearty breakfasts and lunches, and boutique wines; handcrafted with ancient, rustic techniques.

  • Open Days/times:Winery: 11am to 4pm, Friday to Sunday. Cafe: 11am to 4pm Friday, 9am to 4pm Saturday & Sunday.
  • Wine Region:Perth Hills
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Malbec,Rose,Tempranillo,Verdelho

Details

  • Cases Produced:2500 cases
  • Established:2011
  • Vineyards:5 hectares
  • Winemaker:Matthew Bowness
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Restaurant,Dogs Welcome
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 2011 - 2019
  • Cellar Door Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Breakfast Open:Saturday,Sunday
  • Lunch Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Perth Hills:Bickley Valley

Description

Winemaker Matt Bowness established Fairbrossen in 2011, following many years as a travelling winemaker in California and France and many years at Sittella Wines. Following a philosophy of minimum intervention, only the best fruit is hand-picked to ensure the highest quality of handcrafted wine.

The Wines

Fairbrossen Wines are grown in two estate-owned vineyards in the Perth Hills and Margaret River. Sparkling wines, still wines and liqueurs are made, including Chardonnay, Verdelho, Rosé, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Durif, Malbec, Pinot Noir and Pedro Ximinez.

The Food

'Tom's Kitchen' operates at Fairbrossen wines, and is open for lunch on Friday and breakfast and lunch on the weekends, serving a modern and generously priced, country-style menu.

Cellar Door

The tasting area at Fairbrossen offers a range of boutique wines, all of which have been handcrafted on the estate. Open Thursday to Sunday, 11am-4pm. Look out for a range of seasonal music, food and wine events.

 

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

Details

  • Established:1956
  • Facilities:Appointment Only,Cellar Door,Functions
  • Cases Produced:50 - 75 tonnes annually, 4500 cases
  • Winemaker:Pete Garbin
  • 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.
 

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

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.

MyattsField Vineyards and Winery

Enjoy Spanish and Portuguese style wines and gourmet cheese at this youthful family winery with serious agricultural pedigree at their modern cellar door in the Bickley Valley, 30 minutes from Perth.

  • Wine Variety:Merlot,Tempranillo,Verdelho,Shiraz,Sparkling,Fortified,Cabernet Sauvignon,Muscat,Petit Verdot
  • Open Days/times:Fri to Sun 11am to 5pm
  • Wine Region:Perth Hills

Details

  • Lunch Open:Holidays,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Friday
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Winemaker:Josh and Rachael Davenport, Josh Uren
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Perth Hills:Bickley Valley
  • Cases Produced:2000 cases
  • Established:2006

Description

Myattsfield owner Josh Davenport is a descendant of Joseph Myatt, who popularised and became Britain's leading producer of rhubarb in 1840. Josh converted his family farm to a vineyard in the late 1990s. After working at various wineries around the world, Josh returned home, met Rachel and together they built a winery at Myattsfield in 2006 and made their first wines in 2007. The Myattsfield Estate encompasses two vineyards and a 40 tonne winery in the picturesque Bickley and Carmel Valleys of the Perth Hills wine region.

The Wines

Drawing on similarities in climate between the Bickley Valley and inland areas of Spain and Portugal, Myattsfield varieties include Verdelho, Mourvedre, Touriga, Brown Muscat and Durif (of which Myattsfield has notably planted the first variety in WA), alongside more traditional Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot varieties.

Cellar Door

Myattsfield's classic corrugated iron cellar door surrounded with gum trees is open Friday to Sunday all year to taste a variety of wines often served by the vineyard's winemakers. Wine can also be purchased by the glass with a selection of gourmet cheeses to enjoy on the shaded verandah.

Halliday Rating

4.5 Stars

Palinda Estate

Enjoy the approachable, premium wine range and cellar door of this delightful Cowaramup winery, or stay at the vineyard in authentic rammed-earth chalets, located just 10 minutes from Margaret River.

  • Wine Variety:Merlot,Semillon,Shiraz,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay
  • Open Days/times:10am to 5pm daily.
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Brands:Adinfern
  • Cases Produced:3500 cases
  • Established:1996
  • Vineyards:24 hectares
  • Winemaker:Merv Smith, Matt Thomas
  • Facilities:Accommodation,Cellar Door

Description

After producing wool and lamb for over 30 years, Merv and Jan Smith developed this quaint vineyard in 1996. Their operation comprises of 40 acres of vineyards, two boutique chalets and a charming cellar door, conveniently located just 10 minutes from the Margaret River township.

The Wines

The estate's Adinfern and Palinda ranges include Semillon, Classic White, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Frizzante, Shiraz Viognier and dessert wine made from lush Verdelho and Viognier grapes.  

Cellar Door

Adinfern's relaxed cellar door is situated amongst beautiful vineyards with garden views. The staff are attentive and full of knowledge to share during a tasting of the estate's range of sparking, table and dessert wines. Open seven days a week from 11am - 5:30pm, the cellar door also offers a range of local cheese, chocolate, crackers and skincare.

Unique Highlights

Adinfern's rustic rammed earth cottages provide a comfortable, fully-equipped stay in a garden setting nearby the estate's vineyards and cellar door, perfect for a wine lover's retreat.

 

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

Details

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

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.
 

Peel Estate Wines

Experience the history of the oldest winery within the Peel Region through its colonial-style cellar door, creative wines and family-friendly surrounds with regular live music events.

  • Wine Variety:Sparkling,Fortified,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Shiraz,Verdelho,Cabernet Shiraz,Method Traditionale,Port,Zinfandel,Shiraz Cabernet,Rose
  • Open Days/times:7 Days a Week 10am to 5pm (Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday)
  • Wine Region:Peel

Details

  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Picnic Facilities,BBQ Facilities,Functions
  • Cases Produced:4000

Description

An integral part of the Peel Region for over 40 years, the first vines at Peel Estate were planted in 1973. Owned and operated by Will Nairn, the winery features 12 acres of vines, and its unique coastal limestone soils and high-water table provide ideal viticulture conditions. Wines at Peel Estate are made onsite in the original architect-designed colonial style brick and timber winery, that visitors can observe from the rustic mezzanine tasting area. The winery Is surrounded by magnificent Tuart trees.

The Wines

Established in 1973 by Will Nairn, Shiraz was the first variety planted followed by Chenin Blanc and Zinfandel in 1976 and Cabernet Sauvignon in 1979. Today, the extensive range also includes Verdelho, Chardonnay, Rose, Sparkling and Fortifieds.

Cellar Door

Open daily from 10am-5pm, enjoy a wine tasting in the charming, rustic cellar door that overlooks the winemaking floor. Bring along a picnic and enjoy your favourite Peel Estate wine in the beautiful picnic grounds under the Tuart trees. During harvest in late-summer, lucky visitors may get to see grapes being crushed and pressed along with red wines fermenting.

Unique Highlights

From October to April, Peel Estate presents their popular Summer Music Series featuring a variety of family-friendly music days.

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 Variety:Grenache Shiraz,Rose,Sangiovese,Tempranillo,Mourvedre,Sparkling,Chenin Blanc,Grenache,Semillon,Shiraz
  • Wine Region:Swan District
  • 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.

Talijancich Wines

Discover some of Australia’s finest, internationally-awarded fortified wines and liquors at the homely cellar door of this three-generation winemaking family.

  • Wine Variety:Shiraz,Verdelho,Dessert,Fortified,Muscat,Semillon,Graciano,Port,Rose,Ruby Port
  • Wine Region:Swan District
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Everyday except Tue 10:30am to 4:30pm. Open public holidays.

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Wheelchair Access
  • Established:1932
  • Winemaker:James and Hilda Talijancich
  • Size & Year:Established 1901 - 1950,Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases)
  • Wheelchair Access:Ramps and walkways link the car park and facilities. Wheelchair accessible bathrooms.

Description

Croatian-born Jim Talijancich and his wife Ljucibica purchased this Swan Valley property in 1932 and began making fortified wine from Muscat and Shiraz. Times were tough in those early years and were made tougher upon Jim’s passing, when son Peter was just 13 years old. Peter ceased schooling immediately to work with his mother on the vineyard, the horse and plough becoming one of his new regular tasks. Peter led all operations and winemaking for over 50 years until he passed Talijancich onto son his James and wife Hilda in 1998.

The Wines
Talijancich has a long-term reputation as a fortified wine specialist. Their range includes a 30 Year Old Rare Tawny, Muscat and Pedro Ximenes Liqueur. There is also a selection of still red and white wines including a beautiful Verdelho and an old-vine Shiraz. The vineyard follows bio-dynamic, organic principles.

Wine Tasting
The cellar door is located in their converted winery homestead, offering a relaxed setting with lovely views. It is open from 10.30am to 4.30pm all days, except Tuesday.

Halliday Rating
4 Black Stars

Ugly Duckling Wines

A rustic winery with great live music on the weekends, delightful hand-crafted wines, signature gourmet pies and the occasional artisan market too!

  • Wine Variety:Dessert,Rose,Sparkling Shiraz,Sparkling,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Shiraz,Verdelho,Fortified
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Mon to Fri 11am to 4pm,Sat/Sun 11am to 5pm
  • Wine Region:Swan District

Details

  • Vineyards:2.5 acres
  • Brands:Ugly Duckling
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Established:2007
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Light Food

Description

This family-owned, boutique winery began making Chardonnay and Shiraz back in 2007. Their premium wine range is 100% locally grown and crafted includes sparkling wines, sweet to dry still wines, a dessert wine and a liqueur.

The cellar door is located in a charming, rustic cottage with a popular, dog-friendly outdoor dining area.

Wine Tastings
Complimentary wine tastings are available for groups of less than six. Groups of six or more can select from a range of wine tasting experiences starting from $5 per guest. All guests can upgrade their tasting with a selection of gourmet cheese and Turkish bread.

Special Highlights
No visit is complete without tasting one of the winery’s speciality gourmet pies, some of which are made with Ugly Duckling Wines! Alternatively, graze over a platter and soak up fantastic views across the Swan Valley to the Perth Hills. Weekends offer a great atmosphere, enhanced with live and local music. A Market Day is usually held on the last Sunday of the month and features a range of artisan mosaics, jewellery, toys, games, woodwork, vintage items and more. (Visit the Ugly Duckling Wines website to check for specific dates).

Ugly Duckling Wines is open 11am – 4pm Monday to Friday and 11am – 5pm on weekends.

Halliday Rating
Not yet rated

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

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Restaurant,Accommodation
  • Breakfast Open:Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,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:Chenin Blanc,Grenache,Fortified,Port,Shiraz
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: weekends 9am to 5pm, weekdays appointment only

Details

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

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

Details

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

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.

 

WindshakeR

The Moltoni family has owned a 2000ha farming property for three generations. Robert Moltoni is the driving force, establishing WindshakeR in 2003. No cellar door.

  • Wine Variety:Shiraz,Verdelho,Fortified,Semillon
  • Open Days/times:No Cellar Door
  • Wine Region:Swan District

Details

  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Established:1996
  • Vineyards:20.25 hectares
  • Winemaker:Ryan Sudano
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Brands:WindshakeR
  • Cases Produced:2,500-4,999

Description

Set 9km north of Gingin, the estate was established by the Moltoni family in 2003. 

Wine varieties include a Vintage Sticky and Shiraz.

There is no cellar door at the property. 

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,Grenache,Shiraz,Tempranillo,Prosecco,Chardonnay,Malbec,Pinot Gris,Riesling,Rose

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.

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

Details

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

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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