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Merlot Wine Variety Wineries in Porongurup

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Wineries in Porongurup Region


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Ironwood Estate Wines

A breathtaking undulating vineyard set beside the ancient Porongurup Range known for its highly-awarded, pure, cool climate wines and picture-perfect views from its delightful cafe.

  • Open Days/times:Cellar door & Café: Wed to Mon 11am to 5pm
  • Wine Variety:Dessert,Cabernet,Rose,Shiraz,Sparkling,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Merlot,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc
  • Wine Region:Great Southern

Details

  • Vineyards:5 hectares
  • Winemaker:Wignalls Wines (Michael Perkins
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Established:1996
  • Facilities:Light Food,Cellar Door
  • Cases Produced:2500 cases
  • Great Southern:Porongurup
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Lunch Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays

Description

Ironwood Estate is nestled in the heart of the ancient Porongurup Range; an 1100-million year-old granite range that was once a forest island. Established in 1996 by Mary and Eugene Harma, 'Ironwood' earned its name thanks to the ironstone outcrops on the hills, and the stands of Jarrah and Redgum. Planted in unique mineral-rich soils, the estate's cool-climate elevation and local terroir yields intense, varietal fruit flavours in wines with known for their distinctive clean palate. Ironwood Estate is dedicated to consistent quality, from the hand selection of their grapes through the vinification, maturation and bottling of their fine wines.

The Wines

The wine range is focused toward the varieties best suited to the Porongurup area, specifically dry Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz and Cabernet blends.  Wines can be tasted and purchased at the estate's cellar door, open Wednesday to Monday 11am - 5pm.

The Food

Bailey, the friendly labradoodle, welcomes visitors at Ironwood's cosy cafe which boasts stunning views of the Porongurup and vineyard lake and serves light meals, cakes and coffees. Open Wednesday to Monday 11am - 5pm.

Halliday Rating

4.5 Stars

 

Mount Trio Vineyard

A pristine vineyard on the slopes beside the Porongurup National Park, where long-time Great Southern winemaker Gavin Berry and wife Gill Graham grow highly-awarded Riesling, Shiraz and Pinot Noir.

  • Wine Variety:Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Cabernet Merlot,Chardonnay,Muscat,Pinot Noir,Riesling,Merlot,Rose
  • Open Days/times:Appointment Only
  • Wine Region:Great Southern

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Appointment Only
  • Cases Produced:~3000 cases
  • Vineyards:8 hectares
  • Winemaker:Gavin Berry, Andrew Vesey, Caitlin Gazey
  • Established:1989
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases)
  • Great Southern:Porongurup

Description

One of a handful of vineyards that back onto the Porongurup range, Mount Trio was planted in 1989 by Gavin Berry and Gill Graham. The vineyard is positioned on north-facing slopes with gravel loam soils, offering ideal growing conditions for the property’s Riesling, Pinot Noir and Shiraz; three varieties that perform best in the Porongurup region. The vines are managed with chemical-free viticulture practices.

Mount Trio takes its name from one of the peaks of the Stirling ranges. Winemaker Gavin Berry has worked over 25 vintages in the Great Southern region, with major roles as Chief Winemaker at Plantagenet and West Cape Howe Wines.

Visits to the vineyard can be arranged by appointment only.

Halliday Rating

4.5 Stars

 

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