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Established 2001 - 2010 Size & Year Wineries in Swan Valley

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Wineries in Swan Valley Region


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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.

 

Fig Tree Estate Winery

Taste traditionally-made, small-batch wines with the winemaker, paired with a delicious gourmet platter featuring figs from the property’s 100-year-old tree, alongside seasonal local produce.

  • Wine Variety:Merlot,Verdelho,Cabernet Shiraz,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc
  • Open Days/times:Thursday & Friday 11:30am - 4pm, Saturday & Sunday 11am - 4:30pm
  • Wine Region:Swan District

Details

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

Description

Proudly family owned and operated by the Jenkins family, the winery commenced with plantings of Verdelho, Shiraz and Grenache varieties in 2010. The estate grows and sources fruit locally, specialising in small lot, traditionally made wines that are handcrafted and full of unique character.

The Wines

Varieties include Sparkling Chenin Blanc, Verdelho, Chardonnay, Shiraz Grenache, Cabernet Shiraz, Merlot and Shiraz Liqueur. Swan Valley Apple Ciders are also produced.

Cellar Door

Enjoy a platter and a generous wine tasting at this small and intimate venue whilst having a chat with the estate's friendly winemaker at this cellar door, which opened in 2014. When the 100 year old fig tree is fruiting (February and March), tasting plates have a unique fig theme and flavour that is not to be missed! Open Thursday and Friday 11:30am - 4pm and weekends 11am - 4:30pm.

The Food

Fig Tree Estate Winery serves light lunches, woodfired pizzas and platters on weekends, featuring fresh cheeses, fruits and local produce from the area. Open Saturday and Sunday 11am - 4:30pm.

 

Lot 113 Wines

A quaint, award-winning, family-run vineyard nestled on the banks of the Swan River specialising in full-bodied Shiraz and crisp Rose wines.

  • Wine Region:Swan District
  • Wine Variety:Shiraz,Rose

Details

  • Size & Year:Established 2001 - 2010
  • Facilities:Accommodation,No Cellar Door
  • Brands:Lot 113
  • Established:2002

Description

Nestled in a quiet pocket on the banks of the Swan River, Lot 113 Wines is a boutique, family-owned and operated vineyard that was established in 2002. The vineyard is a labour of love for Rob and Lynne Hooker, who utilise the richness of the loam soil, a riverside location and the quality of surrounding vineyards to make minimum intervention wines.

Lot 113 makes Shiraz, Liqueur and Shiraz, and a Rose.

Unique Highlights

Two self-contained rooms overlooking the vineyard are available for guests to hire as accommodation, featuring a stunning Marri bedroom and large deck facilities to soak up the winery's lively atmosphere.

 

Mandoon Estate

Settled on the banks of the Swan in the 1840s, Mandoon is an iconic destination for the region with cellar door, fine dining restaurant, outdoor deli, microbrewery, gallery and kids play area.

  • Wine Variety:Merlot,Sparkling,Rose,Chardonnay,Classic Dry White,Grenache,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon,Shiraz,Verdelho,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Wine Region:Swan District
  • Open Days/times:Restaurant: Wed – Sun Lunch, Fri – Sat Dinner, Sat - Sun Breakfast | Brewery: Sun – Thu 7:30am - 8:30pm, Fri - Sat 7:30am - 9:30pm

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Winemaker:Ryan Sudano (Senior Winemaker)
  • Facilities:Accommodation,Functions,Kids Play Area,Cellar Door,Gallery,Restaurant
  • Size & Year:Established 2001 - 2010,Small (5,000-49,999 cases)
  • Cases Produced:10000 cases
  • Breakfast Open:Saturday,Sunday
  • Lunch Open:Sunday,Holidays,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
  • Dinner Open:Friday,Saturday
  • Established:2008

Description

Settled by John Septimus Roe soon after the establishment of the Swan River Colony, Mandoon Estate has significant heritage. In the language of the local aboriginals, it means “place of many trees.”

The picturesque ground is complete with a kid’s play area and gallery located in the property’s original homestead, cellar door, microbrewery and varied eating facilities, making it a popular destination for locals and tourists looking to unwind.

In the words of Sir James Stirling: “The richness of the soil, the bright foliage of the shrubs, the majesty of the surrounding trees, the abrupt and red coloured banks of the River occasionally seen, and the view of the blue summits of the mountains from which we were not far distant, made the scenery around this spot as beautiful as anything or kind I had ever witnessed.”

Mandoon Estate is located just 30 minutes from Perth CBD and accessible by both road and river, or just a scenic helicopter flight away! Or for the ultimate weekend away, stay in one of 32 beautifully appointed rooms at the Colony.

THE WINES

A block of Verdelho was first planted in 1895 and still produces grapes today, make it one of the oldest commercially used vineyards in Western Australia.

The winery has only been producing wine since 2010, all of which can be enjoyed at the award-winning cellar door. The focus is on creating a boutique range of premium wines from well-preserved low-yielding vineyards in the Swan Valley and other regions. Varieties include Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Verdelho, Riesling, Chardonnay, Grenache, Cabernet, Cabernet Merlot and Shiraz.

THE FOOD

Executive chef Michael Hartnell oversees the fine dining restaurant offering a modern Australian menu. For a more casual experience there’s an outdoor deli and bar offering pizza, roast meat on the spit and gourmet sausages, all located next to the children’s playground and gallery.

THE ‘HOMESTEAD’ MICROBREWERY

The ‘Homestead’ microbrewery remains the only brewery of its kind in Australia, using German manufactured Schulz brewing equipment to produce unique craft ales and cider.

TOURS & FUNCTIONS

Stunning grounds, a purpose-built function centre and private wine tasting cellar makes it possible to cater for all needs: a casual meal, intimate dinner, private tastings, wedding or gala ball. A range of experiences can be organised in advance, including corporate team building, bush tucker tasting packages, private tours, river cruises and scenic chopper flights. Extend your stay at the new 32 room luxe accommodation – The Colony.

ACCOMMODATION: THE COLONY

Enjoy one of 32 beautifully appointed rooms, overlooking the historic Verdelho vines and the banks of the Swan. This the perfect base from which to explore the valley, be it a lazy day on the Estate, a leisurely lunch, gourmet ramble and gallery hopping around the Valley, or bush walking and mountain biking in the nearby national parks.

Wild Swan Restaurant: Wed – Sun Lunch, Fri – Sat Dinner
Homestead Brewery: Sun – Thu 7:30am - 8:30pm Fri - Sat 7:30am - 9:30pm
The Lawn: Sat – Sun 11am - 5pm

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.

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

Details

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

 

Ugly Duckling Wines

A rustic winery with great live music on the weekends, delightful hand-crafted wines, signature gourmet pies and the occasional artisan market too!

  • Wine Variety:Dessert,Rose,Sparkling Shiraz,Fortified,Sparkling,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Shiraz,Verdelho
  • Wine Region:Swan District
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Mon to Fri 11am to 4pm,Sat/Sun 11am to 5pm

Details

  • Vineyards:2.5 acres
  • Brands:Ugly Duckling
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Light Food
  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday
  • Size & Year:Established 2001 - 2010,Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases)
  • Established:2007

Description

This family-owned, boutique winery began making Chardonnay and Shiraz back in 2007. Their premium wine range is 100% locally grown and crafted includes sparkling wines, sweet to dry still wines, a dessert wine and a liqueur.

The cellar door is located in a charming, rustic cottage with a popular, dog-friendly outdoor dining area.

Wine Tastings
Complimentary wine tastings are available for groups of less than six. Groups of six or more can select from a range of wine tasting experiences starting from $5 per guest. All guests can upgrade their tasting with a selection of gourmet cheese and Turkish bread.

Special Highlights
No visit is complete without tasting one of the winery’s speciality gourmet pies, some of which are made with Ugly Duckling Wines! Alternatively, graze over a platter and soak up fantastic views across the Swan Valley to the Perth Hills. Weekends offer a great atmosphere, enhanced with live and local music. A Market Day is usually held on the last Sunday of the month and features a range of artisan mosaics, jewellery, toys, games, woodwork, vintage items and more. (Visit the Ugly Duckling Wines website to check for specific dates).

Ugly Duckling Wines is open 11am – 4pm Monday to Friday and 11am – 5pm on weekends.

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