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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.

 

Calneggia Family Vineyards

The Calneggia Family Vineyard produces an extensive range of fruit-driven wines with an uncompromised commitment to quality.

  • Wine Variety:Rose,Sauvignon Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Shiraz Cabernet,Sparkling,Tempranillo,Prosecco,Cabernet Merlot,Chardonnay Semillon,Pinot Gris
  • Open Days/times:Mon to Fri 8:30am to 5pm
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Brands:Rosabrook, Bunkers, Calneggia, Bramble Lane, Brian Fletcher Signature Wine
  • Established:2000
  • Winemaker:Brian Fletcher
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Breakfast Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday

Description

The Calneggia family have owned vineyards in the Margaret River region for over twenty five years.

Corymbia

Corymbia. The nature of wine.

  • Open Days/times:Appointment only
  • Wine Region:Swan District
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chenin Blanc,Malbec,Tempranillo

Details

  • Brands:Corymbia
  • Winemaker:Rob and Genevieve Mann
  • Cases Produced:900
  • Established:2013
  • Vineyards:3 hectares
  • Facilities:Appointment Only,Organic (Certified)
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 2011 - 2019

Description

Corymbia is the deep-rooted, far-sighted vision of husband-and wife-team, Rob and Genevieve Mann. The Mann name is synonymous with Western Australia’s Swan Valley, where Rob’s pioneering grandfather Jack worked a remarkable 51 consecutive vintages for Houghton. Rob was just a boy when he joined his father - former Australian test cricketer Tony - in planting the vines on what is now the dry-grown, organically farmed Corymbia vineyard. 
After building an exceptional reputation in their own right, the couple kicked off their homecoming dream, Corymbia, with the 2013 vintage, during Rob’s tenure as estate director at Newton Vineyard in Napa Valley. Now firmly ensconced back in the Swan Valley, Rob and Gen’s Chenin Blanc and Tempranillo-dominant red blend sit at the heart of a bright future for this brilliant duo.

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.

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.

 

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,Merlot,Rose,Shiraz,Viognier,Riesling,Tempranillo,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Classic Dry White
  • 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.

Lion Mill Vineyards

Discover lesser seen wines like Zinfandel, Durif and more at this picturesque boutique vineyard in the tranquil Darling Ranges that is also known for its friendly alpacas.

  • Wine Region:Perth Hills
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet,Cabernet Sauvignon,Merlot,Petit Verdot,Semillon,Shiraz,Sparkling Shiraz,Tempranillo,Zinfandel
  • Open Days/times:Sat & Sun 11am to 5pm

Details

  • Winemaker:MyattsField Vineyards
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Brands:Lion Mill
  • Cases Produced:250 cases
  • Established:1999
  • Vineyards:1.5 hectares
  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday
  • Perth Hills:Heart of the Hills
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

What began as a hobby and just 100 vines for Ann and Patrick Bertola is now one of Perth Hill's most fruitful vineyards. Initially a part of an important timber milling area, the Lion Mill Vineyard is located on the northern side of a gently sloping valley on Charlotte Brook in Perth's Darling Ranges and was established in 1999, when the first Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon vines were planted. The soils are those typical of the Perth Hills; loam, gravelly loam and lateritic gravels. The elevation (just under 300 metres), cold winters and hot dry summers all provide great growing conditions.

Lion Mill wines are produced from hand-picked fruit grown on the property. Care and time is constantly committed to the viticulture of grapes on the property, and tasks such as hand pruning, shoot thinning and fruit thinning all ensure that grapes are given the best opportunity to express their varietal characters.

The Wines

The wine range includes sparkling, still, dessert and fortified wines. Look out in particular for their Blanc de Blancs, and Zinfandel, a variety rarely seen in Western Australia.

Cellar Door

Looking out over the vineyards on this picturesque property, the Lion Mill cellar door offers a delightful visitor experience that is intimate, informative and relaxed. Tastings are available of the entire Lion Mill range, and the cellar door is open on weekends from 11am-5pm.

Millbrook Winery

Just 50 minutes from Perth, this picture-perfect estate is one of WA’s most awarded destinations, known especially for its Gourmet Traveller Top 100 restaurant that grows most of its produce onsite.

  • Wine Variety:Sparkling,Cabernet,Tempranillo,Vermentino,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Viognier,Chardonnay,Pinot Noir
  • Wine Region:Perth Hills

Details

  • Lunch Open:Holidays,Monday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Vineyards:7.8 hectares
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cases Produced:15,000 cases
  • Perth Hills:Serpentine Valley
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Restaurant,Light Food,Picnic Facilities
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays

Description

Millbrook Winery is situated in the picturesque wine region of the Perth Hills, a 50 minute drive south-east of Perth. It is located on a historic property called the Chestnut Farm that was established in the 19th century as an orchard and planted with grapevines in 1865 to provide fruit to the local timber-millers in Jarrahdale.

Owners Peter and Lee Fogarty set their sights on winemaking, planting vines in 1996 and in 2001 a stunning winery, including a tasting room and restaurant was completed.

The Wines

The attraction to the Perth Hills was the uncanny similarities to the Northern Rhône region. Shiraz and Viognier were chosen as the two flagship varieties and have become recognised as excellent examples of both styles. The fruit grown on the Estate is high quality with low yields a core objective and a small batch winemaking approach is followed.

Millbrook, together with the iconic Lake’s Folly vineyard in the Hunter Valley, Evans and Tate in Margaret River, Deep Woods Estate in Margaret River and Smithbrook Wines in Pemberton, forms part of the Fogarty Wine Group.

Wine Tasting

The cellar door is in a striking stone chateau-like property with spectacular views and an open fireplace for winter. It is open Thursday to Monday 10am to 5pm offering tastings until 4:45pm and a light menu until 4:30pm. Group tastings can be arranged in advance.  

The Food

The Millbrook restaurant is rated one of the top restaurants in WA by the West Australian Good Food Guide (2018) and is a Gourmet Traveller Top 100 Australian Restaurant (2018). Head Chef, Guy Jeffreys is known for his dedicated 'garden to plate' philosophy. When he's not in the kitchen, he is in the Millbrook Estate garden, selecting fruit, vegetables and herbs from the more than 100 varieties he grows there. Throughout 2017, Millbrook Restaurant didn’t place a single order for vegetables! Open for lunch Thursday to Monday. Bookings are essential.

For something less formal, pre-book a picnic hamper, filled with an array seasonal snacks and treats to enjoy on the estate’s stunning grounds.

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

Details

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

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

Oakover Grounds

A day at Oakover is a delightful way to spend some time with the family in a relaxed environment with picturesque views over the grounds.

  • Open Days/times:Restaurant: Wed – Sun, Breakfast from 8am & Lunch from 11:30am | Cellar Door: Wed – Sun 11:00am - 3:30pm
  • Wine Variety:Rose,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Tempranillo,Vermentino,Fortified,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Malbec,Muscat,Petit Verdot,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Classic Dry White,Merlot,Verdelho,Viognier,Cabernet,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc
  • Wine Region:Swan District

Details

  • Established:1929
  • Lunch Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Light Food,Functions,Kids Play Area
  • Cellar Door Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Breakfast Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays

Description

Choose to dine in their eclectic industrial style restaurant or on the patio while you partake in an afternoon of coffee, wine and a bite to eat. Plus, their kitchen serves the best local produce designed with you in mind. Children aren't forgotten with a range of kids meals that will satisfy even the smallest of mouths.

There is plenty of entertainment for the kids - with the chance to cruise the lake with our free paddle boats, play the Giant Connect Four, engage in a round of totem tennis, or take on the other kids with a game of backyard cricket. If more of a challenge is needed, ask one of our staff for our Nature Hunt activity - it's great after lunch fun or just let them run in the wide open spaces.

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,Muscat,Petit Verdot,Pinot Gris,Port,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Semillon,Shiraz,Classic Dry White,Gewurztraminer,Grenache,Grenache Shiraz,Malbec,Merlot,Method Traditionale,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
  • Winemaker:Anthony Yurisich
  • Size & Year:Established 1800 - 1850
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Vineyards:24 acre

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.

Pandemonium Estate

Visit this family-owned, small-batch producer of premium table and fortified wines with a Spanish twist, located in the heart of the Swan Valley wine region.

  • Open Days/times:11am - 5pm - Sat, Sun & Public Holidays
  • Wine Region:Swan District
  • Wine Variety:Fortified,Chenin Blanc,Muscat,Rose,Shiraz,Tempranillo

Details

  • Established:2007
  • Vineyards:11 acres
  • Winemaker:Damian Hutton, Anthony Yurisich
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Established 2001 - 2010
  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday,Holidays

Description

Established in 2008 by Martin Buck and Loraine Donlevy, Pandemonium Estate is a small wine producer located in the heart of the Swan Valley wine region. Spanish varieties Pedro Ximenez and Grenache are the great passion of the winery, while well-known Swan Valley varieties Chenin Blanc, Moscato and Shiraz are also made. The eleven-hectare vineyard is sustainably managed with minimal chemical input; utilising tough lateritic soils and warm summer breezes to produce fully-formed fruit flavours.

Cellar Door

The Pandemonium cellar door is designed around some of the oldest vines on the property and offers tastings of the full wine range as well as wine by the glass or bottle which can be enjoyed alongside views of the Darling Ranges. Vineyard platters, cheese and tapas are also available. The cellar door is open weekends and public holidays 11am - 5pm.

 

Peel Ridge Winery

An intimate, family-owned, hand-tended vineyard spread across five-acres producing quality grapes for premium wines. Cellar door tastings available during weekends, or on weekdays by appointment only.

  • Wine Variety:Fortified,Chenin Blanc,Sparkling,Tempranillo,Cabernet Sauvignon,Shiraz,Verdelho
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Open Weekends. Weekdays by Appointment Only.
  • Wine Region:Peel

Details

  • Size & Year:Established 2001 - 2010
  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday
  • Facilities:Cellar Door

Description

Situated in Karnup close to the towns of Rockingham, Mandurah and Baldavis, enjoy quality wine tasting in perfect tranquillity set amongst the Kangaroos, Kookaburras, Blue Jays and other native wildlife.

Owners Sally and David Case, known for their speciality Nebbiolo and Tempranillo wines, also produce Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Fortified Shiraz. The whiterange includes Chenin Blanc, Verdelho and Sparkling. The team believe that ‘quality wines begin in the vineyard’ and that their use of time intensive traditional methods enables meticulous care and expert craftsmanship to be infused into every bottle.

Art in the Vines events are held regularly in the grounds and cellar door tastings are open weekends and during the week by appointment.

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.

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

Details

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

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,Grenache,Malbec,Rose,Grenache Shiraz,Petit Verdot,Sparkling Rose,Sparkling Shiraz,Cabernet Malbec,Muscat,Pinot Gris,Pinot Noir,Sauvignon Blanc,Tempranillo,Verdelho
  • Open Days/times:Cellar Door: Tue - Sun 10am to 4pm, Restaurant: Tue – Sun 9.30am to 4pm

Details

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

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.

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.

The Packing Shed At Lawnbrook

Tucked away in the Bickley Valley, the Lawnbrook Estate and Packing Shed Restaurant provide arelaxed atmosphere with cellar-door sales and rustic home-cooked meals in picturesque surroundings.

  • Wine Variety:Tempranillo,Sparkling,Chardonnay,Classic Dry White,Semillon Chardonnay,Shiraz,Pinot blend
  • Wine Region:Perth Hills
  • Open Days/times:Fri to Sun 9am to 4pm

Details

  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Facilities:Light Food,Cellar Door,Restaurant
  • Perth Hills:Bickley Valley
  • Lunch Open:Saturday,Sunday,Friday
  • Cases Produced:300
  • Vineyards:1 acre
  • Cellar Door Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Breakfast Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Brands:Lawnbrook Estate
  • Established:Reopened 2017
  • Winemaker:Matt Bowness

Description

Ever since holding their wedding reception at the property 18 years ago, owning and running the Lawnbrook Estate and restaurant has been a long-held dream for Rebekah and Bruce Wilson. For the last year, they have been lovingly restoring the property, preparing their first vintage, and refining their menus. With an acre of vines on the 10 acre historic property, a variety of estate-grown wines are produced, and the Packing Shed @ Lawnbrook, the estate's boutique cafe, serves breakfast, lunch, homemade cakes and coffee. 

The Wines
Lawnbrook Estate is the wine brand associated with the Packing Shed Restaurant and the small vineyard set along Piesse Brook. While thefocus is on producing food-friendly wine for the restaurant, cellar door sales and tastings are also available. The varieties include Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir, Semillon Chardonnay, Classic White, Pinot Rose, Shiraz, Tempranillo and Shiraz Tempranillo. 

The Food
Specialising in all things handmade and local, the Packing Shed Restaurant will be serving up breakfast and lunch from Friday to Sunday each week. Food is prepared onsite using seasonal and local produce whenever possible, catering to various dietary requirements. In warmer months, guests are invited to bring a picnic blanket and enjoy one of the Shed's cheeseboards on the lawn. 

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,Merlot,Shiraz,Sparkling,Grenache,Petit Verdot,Semillon,Verdelho,Rose,Dessert,Tempranillo,Fortified
  • 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
  • Vineyards:8.45 hectares
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases)
  • Facilities:Accommodation,Cellar Door,Restaurant
  • Breakfast Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Lunch Open:Tuesday,Monday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • 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

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

Details

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

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

Tonon Vineyard & Winery

Tonon Vineyard & Winery is an independent, family owned and operated vineyard, winery and cellar door in the Bickley-Carmel Valley, only 30 minutes from the Perth CBD.

  • Open Days/times:Saturdays 10am – 4pm or by appointment
  • Wine Region:Perth Hills
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Franc,Malbec,Sangiovese,Tempranillo,Vermentino,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Fiano,Prosecco

Details

  • Established:2012
  • Vineyards:Single vineyard (1 hectare)
  • Winemaker:Daniel Tonon BCom. GradDip (Oenology)
  • Size & Year:Established 2011 - 2019
  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday
  • Perth Hills:Bickley Valley
  • Facilities:Cellar Door

Description

Specialising in the production of boutique, award winning wines, handcrafted from estate grown alternative varieties. Notably, the vineyard features the first commercial plantings of Prosecco in the Perth Hills.

Join the winemaker, Daniel Tonon, for a unique wine tasting experience to sample his distinctive wines.

Trophy Winner for Best Sparkling Wine – 2019 Perth Hills Wine Show.

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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