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No Cellar Door Facilities Wineries in Porongurup

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Wineries in Porongurup Region


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Montefalco Vineyard

A boutique vineyard making traditional, hand-picked, preservative-free wines from organically-grown grapes, that pays homage to its Umbrian heritage through a focus on Italian varieties.

  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Franc,Sangiovese,Nebbiolo

Details

  • Vineyards:6 acres
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Great Southern:Porongurup

Description

Located in the Porongurup wine region, just east of Mount Barker, the Montefalco vineyard is inspired by the winemaking abilities of Baldo Lucaroni of Umbria, Italy. The name Montefalco comes from a town in Umbria, where the beautiful indigenous grape variety Sagrantino originated.

The grapes are grown with sustainable and traditional farming practices following bio-dynamic principles of feeding and enriching the soil, not the vine. Totalling approximately 6 acres, the vineyard is experiences ideal conditions to grow ripe, well-balanced grapes.

Italian varieties are the focus, specifically Nebbiolo and Sangiovese. Cabernet Franc is made too. Wines can be purchased online or from various stockists throughout WA. No cellar door.

 

Shepherd's Hut

Named after an abandoned 1850s stone hut that had been used by shepherds in a former era, this family winery maintains a no-compromise approach to making its premium quality range.

  • Open Days/times:No Cellar Door
  • Wine Variety:Pinot Noir,Chardonnay,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz
  • Wine Region:Great Southern

Details

  • Cases Produced:2000 cases
  • Vineyards:15.5 hectares
  • Winemaker:Rob Diletti
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Established:1996
  • Great Southern:Porongurup

Description

When pathologist Dr Michael Wishart purchased the property in 1996, the onsite hut was in a state of drastic disrepair. It has since been restored to its former glory, its stunning honey-coloured Mount Barker stone making a striking proposition. Now operated by son Philip and wife Cathy, and located in the heart of the Porongurup range, the winery follows a 'quantity over quality' philosophy from the grape-growing process, to bottling, to marketing.

Varieties include Shiraz, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.

 

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