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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. 

Kyotmunga Estate

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

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

Details

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

Description

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

The Wines

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

Cellar Door

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

The Food

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

Unique Highlights

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

Riseborough Estate

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

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

Details

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

Description

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

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

Cellar Door

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

Unique Highlights

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

 

 

Western Range Wines

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

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

Details

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

Description

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

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

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

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars
 

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