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Cabernet Wine Variety Wineries in Perth Hills

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Wineries in Perth Hills Region


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

Details

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

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

Details

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

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.

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