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Wineries in Swan Valley Region


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Albion On Swan

Rustic-chic meets nature at this picturesque vineyard where you taste Swan Valley wine and have a picnic, coffee or host an event under the stunning Eucalyptus and Jacaranda trees.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Shiraz,Sauvignon Blanc
  • Open Days/times:Fri 12pm - 5pm and Sat & Sun 10am - 5pm
  • Wine Region:Swan District

Details

  • Facilities:Wheelchair Access,Cellar Door,Functions,Picnic Facilities,Light Food
  • Cellar Door Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Vineyards:15 acres
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes

Description

Best known and loved as a wedding and events venue, this rustic 1920s winery and vineyard is located on the banks of the Swan River. The ethos of Albion on Swan involves simple, back-to-nature quality with minimum environmental impact.  Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Shiraz are made.

Cellar Door

Sit awhile under the cellar door's neighbouring eucalyptus trees and enjoy exceptional wines crafted from vines, nurtured in the organic tilled soils of the Swan Valley. Bring your own picnic or simply stop by for a coffee - open Friday 12pm - 5pm and weekends 10am - 5pm.

 

 

Ambrook Wines

Experience a ‘taste of Italy’ in the Valley; discover old-vine, family-made Italian varietal wines served with delicious antipasto platters, cheese boards and house-made arancini.

  • Wine Variety:Grenache,Sangiovese,Verdelho,Vermentino,Merlot,Shiraz,Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Open Days/times:Thur to Mon 10am to 5pm
  • Wine Region:Swan District

Details

  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Thursday,Friday
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Brands:Ambrook
  • Cases Produced:1500 cases
  • Established:1990
  • Winemaker:Mickele Amonini
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Light Food

Description

Owner Mickele Amonini's family has a rich winemaking history within the Valtellina region, near the Swiss-Italian border in northern Italy. Continuing this tradition in Australia, Michele and partner Karen Turner purchased a vineyard with vines dating back to 1945 to create their boutique, award-winning Ambrook winery within the rich soils of the Swan River in West Swan.

The Wines

Italian wines are the focus, with dry to sweet styles including Verdehlo and Moscato (made from vines planted in 1945). The medium to full bodied reds include a Grenache blend, Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. The Porto Di Pia (dessert wine) is a wild-fermented fortified white made in an Italian Vin Santo style. All wines are available for purchase at the Ambrook cellar door or online.

Cellar Door

The estate houses a rustic cellar door with an inviting, laidback approach to wine-tasting. Be sure to enjoy a range of Italian favourites; including antipasto, cheeses and arancini balls, best enjoyed overlooking the beautiful vista of vines. Open Thursday to Monday 10am - 5pm.

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.

 

Black Swan Winery & Restaurant

Enjoy one of the Perth’s best restaurants and premium food and wine experiences in the valley, a stunning rural setting and floor to ceiling panoramic views of the Darling Ranges.

  • Wine Region:Swan District
  • Wine Variety:Shiraz,Sparkling,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Classic Dry White,Merlot,Muscat,Rose,Fortified,Dessert,Cabernet Franc
  • Open Days/times:Restaurant: Open 7 days per week for lunch - 11.30 - til close. Evenings - Friday & Saturday Diners - 5pm - til close.

Details

  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Micro (1-999 cases)
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Winemaker:Rob Marshall
  • Established:Purchased in 1998
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Cases Produced:3000 cases
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Restaurant
  • Dinner Open:Friday,Saturday

Description

Black Swan Winery and Restaurant sits on a property formerly known as “Gidney’s Corner”.

Husband and wife team, Barry Scrivener and Robyn Meloury purchased Black Swan in 1998 and converted the property to a “restaurant within a winery”. The venue is purposely built for guests to capture fantastic views of vineyards, the Darling Ranges and adjacent rural surroundings. The design and building materials reflect a style and blend of rustic Australian ambience.

The vines were mostly planted in 1941, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Shiraz, Merlot, Chenin & Chardonnay and later, Shiraz. The first vintage in 2001 reaped gold medals for the Cabernet Sauvignon and the Cabernet Franc at the 2002 Swan Valley Wine Show.

The panoramic views of the Darling Ranges are matched only by the fresh, seasonal produce on the menu, offering freshly-baked bread served with truffle oil to a drool-worthy red wine-braised beef cheek and seasonal delights. Chef’s gardens are established throughout of the property, providing much of the kitchen’s needs for organic herbs. 

Carilley Estate

Located in the heart of the valley, Carilley is renowned for its stunning grounds and restaurant serving modern Australian cuisine and a variety of wine, boutique beers and ciders.

  • Wine Variety:Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Merlot,Shiraz,Viognier,Cabernet Sauvignon,Verdelho,Dessert,Fortified,Sparkling
  • Wine Region:Swan District

Details

  • Established:1985
  • Vineyards:4.2 acres
  • Winemaker:John Griffiths
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Facilities:Restaurant,Cellar Door,Kids Play Area,Functions
  • Cellar Door Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Lunch Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Dinner Open:Friday
  • Cases Produced:1500 cases

Description

Whether you decide to drop in to the cellar door or have lunch in the restaurant or alfresco sails area, everyone enjoys the lush vineyards, ancient gums, enchanting gardens and kid’s play area.

The Cellar door is open for tastings Thursday to Sunday and offers a wide variety of wines produced from the rich loamy soil on-site, including Chardonnay, Shiraz and Merlot. The Chenin and Viognier grapes are grown on the other side of the beautiful Susannah Brook. You can also enjoy estate-grown Olive Oil which is hand-picked, first pressed and organic.

Carilley Estate is managed by the award-winning Spices Group and is a popular venue for weddings and events. Outdoor events hosted in the alfresco area and the gardens, vineyards and olive groves make for an ideal setting for wedding ceremonies and photographs. 

Corymbia

Corymbia. The nature of wine.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chenin Blanc,Malbec,Tempranillo
  • Open Days/times:Appointment only
  • Wine Region:Swan District

Details

  • Vineyards:3 hectares
  • Facilities:Appointment Only,Organic
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 2011 - 2019
  • Brands:Corymbia
  • Winemaker:Rob and Genevieve Mann
  • Cases Produced:900
  • Established:2013

Description

Corymbia is the deep-rooted, far-sighted vision of husband-and wife-team, Rob and Genevieve Mann. The Mann name is synonymous with Western Australia’s Swan Valley, where Rob’s pioneering grandfather Jack worked a remarkable 51 consecutive vintages for Houghton. Rob was just a boy when he joined his father - former Australian test cricketer Tony - in planting the vines on what is now the dry-grown, organically farmed Corymbia vineyard. 
After building an exceptional reputation in their own right, the couple kicked off their homecoming dream, Corymbia, with the 2013 vintage, during Rob’s tenure as estate director at Newton Vineyard in Napa Valley. Now firmly ensconced back in the Swan Valley, Rob and Gen’s Chenin Blanc and Tempranillo-dominant red blend sit at the heart of a bright future for this brilliant duo.

Edgecombe Brothers Winery

A delightful, multi-generational family winery making classic Swan Valley wines, also famous for its farm-fresh vineyard breakfasts, gourmet burger nights and good, old-fashioned hospitality.

  • Open Days/times:10am - 4pm Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm Sat & Sun.
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Chardonnay,Muscat,Semillon,Shiraz
  • Wine Region:Swan District

Details

  • Winemaker:Alfred Edgecombe
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Restaurant
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Breakfast Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Dinner Open:Friday

Description

Purchased in 1925 by brothers Don and Frank Edgecombe who immigrated from the UK, this family-owned and operated business does things the old-fashioned way, serving fresh produce and fine table wines at their rustic cellar door and cafe restaurant with warm hospitality.

The Wine

Sparkling through to table wines, dessert wines and fortified wines are made, embodying the Swan Valley’s style of zesty, fruit-driven whites and warm, spicy reds. Varieties include Chenin Blanc, Semillon, Muscat, old-vine Shiraz and Muscadelle.

Cellar Door

Edgecombe Brothers Winery’s rustic cellar door is ably managed by Alfred Edgecombe, who welcomes all for a chat and a wine tasting, open daily.

The Food

The family-friendly café is open for breakfast and lunch, and particularly famous for its weekend brunch, made with scrumptious farm-fresh produce served with a relaxed winery atmosphere on the lawn or under the pergolas overlooking the vineyards. Open Monday to Thursday 10am - 4pm, Friday 10am - 5pm and weekends 9am - 5pm. Weekend bookings recommended.

Unique Highlights

Visit the family-friendly Friday night burger kitchen, serving gourmet, homemade burgers and popular kids foods throughout the year. Open Friday nights 5 - 9pm.

 

Faber Vineyard

Established in 1997, Faber remains an intimate, family-style winery where you can relax, sit down, enjoy some wine, chat to the wine maker and share a platter or two.

  • Wine Variety:Petit Verdot,Sparkling,Sparkling Shiraz,Verdelho,Fortified,Dessert,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Grenache,Malbec,Muscat,Rose,Semillon,Shiraz
  • Open Days/times:Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Wine Region:Swan District

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Sunday,Holidays,Friday,Saturday
  • Lunch Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Facilities:Light Food,Cellar Door,Functions
  • Winemaker:John Griffiths
  • Established:1997
  • Cases Produced:2500 cases
  • Vineyards:4.5 hectares
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Faber is Latin for a smith, a craftsman, an artisan who is skilled and ingenious. Owners John Griffiths and Jane Micallef founded the vineyard with a mission to grow regionally distinctive grapes and craft wines that are rich and flavoursome. They are true believers in the tradition of wine making, that wine should be inspired, crafted with a sense of creating something distinctive and authentic,

The wines are crafted with the belief that wine should taste of grapes and rely on purity of fruit flavour and delicious fruit characters to drive their wines, and that weight and fullness should come from ripeness, an extension of flavour, not simply more tannin or more acid. They want their wines to ‘sing of their origins’ and highlight the fruit from which the wine is made, not disguise it, and result in wines that are fresh and appealing with great drinkability.

Priding themselves on being extremely exclusive, the cellar door offers unique sit-down style tasting sessions with share platters and plenty of time to chat.

Themed events are also very popular including Harvest Breakfast, Reserve Release Dinner, Winter Benchmark Tasting, Bring Your Favourite Bottle, Spring Long Table Lunch and Xmas BBQ.
Faber Vineyards also caters for weddings, seminars, cocktail parties and large sit-down dinners.

Faber Vineyard is open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11am- 4pm. 

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.

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

Details

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

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.

 

Garbin Estate Wines

Established in 1956, this charming family-run winery and cellar door produces boutique reds, whites and rich fortifieds, but their speciality is bottle-fermented “methode traditionelle” sparkling.

  • Wine Variety:Fortified,Sparkling,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Rose,Merlot,Sangiovese,Semillon,Shiraz,Verdelho
  • Open Days/times:7 days 11am-5.30pm
  • Wine Region:Swan District

Details

  • Cases Produced:50 - 75 tonnes annually, 4500 cases
  • Winemaker:Pete Garbin
  • Facilities:Functions,Cellar Door,Appointment Only
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases)
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Vineyards:10 hectares
  • Established:1956

Description

The family-owned wineries of the Swan Valley often include a fascinating history and personal flavour, and Garbin is no exception. Winemaker Peter Garbin (son of founder Duje Garbin), wife Katrina and sons Joel and Adam have a philosophy of hands-on premium winemaking coupled with personal service.

Their wines include award-winning premium boutique red and white wines as well as rich, traditional fortified styles for which the Swan Valley is well renowned, some of which are only available at the cellar door. Their speciality is bottle-fermented “methode traditionelle” sparkling styles made from chardonnay and, more unusually, semillon, chenin blanc, shiraz and merlot. The fruit is sourced from estate vineyards in Gingin and the Swan Valley and grown with low chemical inputs and no pesticides.

The cellar door is low key, charming and spacious with a lovely outside area for warmer days and open 11am to 5:30pm 7 days a week.

HISTORY

Duje Garbin, founder of Garbin Estate, learnt his winemaking craft in between fishing on a small island in the Adriatic Sea. It was basic stuff, but ideally suited to the family needs. As a migrant to Western Australia in 1937, he saved his money and purchased a property at Millendon in the Swan Valley, then Middle Swan in 1956. The Garbin business was built up on bulk wine, some 2000-3000 gallons a year, delivered around the suburbs or purchased by customers visiting the property. Upon retiring Duje’s son, Peter, took over Garbin Estate Wines (GEW). Over the last 20 years, GEW has undergone a massive transition including a new cellar door and processing area, upgraded major plant and equipment and established a vineyard in Gingin, 90 minutes from Perth CBD.
 

Harris Organic Wines

The only certified organic winery in Perth and fascinating example of sustainable viticulture, producing traditional table, sparkling and dessert wines in the Swan Valley.

  • Wine Region:Swan District
  • Wine Variety:Dessert,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Muscat,Shiraz,Verdelho,Brut,Malbec,Method Traditionale,Muscat a Petits Grains Rosa,Port,Sherry,Sparkling,Sparkling Shiraz,Rose,Sparkling Burgundy,White Burgundy
  • Open Days/times:Open 11am-4.30pm Thurs. to Mon. Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Functions
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Micro (1-999 cases)
  • Cases Produced:500
  • Vineyards:1.8 hectares

Description

Harris Organic Wines is an extremely friendly place. Make your way past the cats and free-range chickens to the cellar door of this small boutique winery and you can enjoy a seated tasting of organic wines with winemaker and owner Duncan Harris (a $ 10.00 tasting fee applies, redeemable against any wine purchase).

Sustainability is central to Harris Organic’s philosophy. The wines are made with natural yeasts and the bare minimum of additives and preservatives. The grapes are irrigated only by what they receive from the sky and Duncan never uses any pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilisers.

Minimal artificial energy sources are required. An underground cellar was built to obtain naturally cooler storage temperatures. The wines mature in oak barriques and hogsheads, ultimately sealed in recyclable glass bottles and natural cork, if available.

You can learn how organic wine is made with a guided walking tour through the vineyard, underground cellar and winery, finishing with a taste of some of the very best of  Duncan's certified organic dry white, red and fortified wines. Duncan is also licensed to distil spirits and sells his organic vodka and brandy at the cellar door and online. While you’re here, stock up on organic coffee and organic olive oil. 

Henley Park Winery

In the Swan Valley, about 10km from Midland. An international affair - run by Danes Claus and Lisbet Petersen, who use South African yeasts and Hungarian oak to produce their wines.

  • Open Days/times:Weekends and public holidays 10am-5pm
  • Wine Variety:Tinta Cao,Touriga,Merlot,Muscat,Pinot Noir,Semillon,Shiraz,Sparkling,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc
  • Wine Region:Swan District

Details

  • Lunch Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Cases Produced:5000
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1901 - 1950
  • Facilities:Restaurant,Cellar Door,Functions
  • Cellar Door Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Vineyards:4.5 hectares
  • Established:1935

Description

Henley Park Wines was established by the Yujnovich family in 1935, and purchased by Hans Buchart Petersen ù a former Danish politician and vice-consul to WA ù in 1986. Claus, Hans' son, and wife Lisbet have since become principals, moving from Denmark and producing a range of wines ù Chenin Blanc, Semillon, Muscat, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Cabernet and Merlot. About 2000 cases of mainly Shiraz are exported to the Petersen's homeland each year with a Tawny Port, made from Portugese grape varieties, also produced annually. Cafe-style meals are available Friday to Sunday.

Highway Wines

The last of the old-style Swan Valley wineries, crushing 100+ tonnes of fruit, producing 20 different styles of fortified wines sold by the bottle, in flagons and fill-your-own 2-litre containers.

  • Wine Region:Swan District
  • Wine Variety:Fortified,Dessert,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Tokay,Grenache,Muscat,Port,Rose,Sauvignon Blanc,Sherry,Shiraz
  • Open Days/times:Appointment Only

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Appointment Only
  • Cases Produced:100 tonnes
  • Vineyards:10.5 hectares
  • Winemaker:Tony Bakranich
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 1901 - 1950

Description

Established in 1954 by migrant Tony Bakranich, a self-taught winemaker, ownership has since passed to Velko and Helen Bakranich, the next generation of the family. Thankfully, nothing much has changed over the years.

James Halliday notes Highway Wines as “A survivor of another era, when literally dozens of such wineries plied their business in the Swan Valley”. Over 10.5 hectares of land producing over 100 tonnes of fruit each year. Vintage Port is the most popular but they produce about 20 types including ports, muscat, tokay and sherries. Some of the wine is sold in bottles but the majority is sold in two-litre flagons and those who want to bring their own containers. Vintage port is the most popular drop in Highway's fortified range and all the grapes come from the 10.5 hectare vineyard, which produces more than 100 tonnes of fruit each year.

Sales are made through the cellar door; open by appointment only.

Houghton Wines

Located on the stunning banks of the Swan River, Houghton is one of Australia’s oldest, most-awarded and iconic wineries, and the birthplace of the nation’s favourite white wine.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Shiraz,Verdelho,Sparkling,Fortified,Dessert,Grenache,Malbec,Merlot,Rose,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon
  • Wine Region:Swan District
  • Open Days/times:7 days 10am-5pm

Details

  • Established:1836
  • Facilities:Functions,Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Established 1851 - 1900
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

In 1836, just four years after the fledgling colony of Western Australia was founded, Houghton was established. The winery was founded by a syndicate of three British Army officers and named after one of its first owners Lieutenant Colonel Richmond Houghton. The first serious vintage of 25 gallons was made in 1859.

Houghton owns the title of Western Australia’s most awarded winery. It won its first wine medal, ‘The Order of Merit’ at the Great Melbourne Exhibition in 1880 and has received over 1,000 awards since!

The Wines

Houghton became known nationwide in 1937 when its legendary winemaker, Jack Mann created Houghton White Burgundy. This was a major breakthrough for both Houghton and West Australian wine. The famous white blend is now known as Houghton Classic White and remains one of the most popular wines in the country.

The winery has flourished under generations of exceptional winemakers and its entire range from the White Classic to the Reserve wines receives consistent critical acclaim. The fruit is sourced from every major premium wine region in Western Australia and reflect the places in which they were grown. In commenting on the range, James Halliday agrees with the late Jack Mann, who was known to say, “there are no bad wines here.”

Wine Tastings

The light and airy cellar door is surrounded by lush gardens and stately pines and offers tastings daily from 10am-5pm. The space is large and great for groups, however advance bookings are required.

The Food

The fun, and social Houghton Café offers a range of contemporary, share-style dishes, created by resident chef, Herb Fraust. The substantial grazing plates are perfect for those people who like to try a bit of everything and special set menus are available for larger groups. Diners can also pre-order wines from the cellar door which on the table, ready for their arrival.

Unique Highlights

An onsite museum showcases historical winemaking items and local artwork. You can also see the place where a legendary local bushranger, ‘Moondyne Joe’ was captured in 1869. An extra special time to visit is between November to January for a photo with the property’s magnificent Jacaranda trees, which blossom with beautiful purple flowers over this time.

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

Jane Brook Estate Wines

Enjoy wines perfected over 40 years by the Atkinson family from the Swan Valley and Margaret River region, best enjoyed alongside our Mediterranean lunch baskets filled with handmade delicacies.

  • Wine Variety:Sparkling,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Malbec,Rose,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon,Shiraz,Fortified
  • Wine Region:Swan District
  • Open Days/times:7 days - 10am - 5pm

Details

  • Facilities:Picnic Facilities,Restaurant,Cellar Door,Functions
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Small (5,000-49,999 cases)
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Winemaker:Mark Baird
  • Lunch Open:Wednesday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday
  • Cases Produced:20 000
  • Established:1972
  • Vineyards:18.2

Description

The Atkinson family has a passion for creating beautiful high-quality wines and over 40 years have planted, picked, pruned, plunged and perfected their skills to the point of perfection. They are equally passionate about the land that produces the grapes that make the wine and reduce their impact on the environment with energy saving, recycling and sustainability practices.

THE FOOD

The Jane Brook Pantry and Cellar offers a unique dining experience including delicious Mediterranean style shared picnic baskets, which can be enjoyed at the table. Much of the fresh produce is grown on site and includes terrine, pate, house-baked sourdough, cheese and home-made condiments. You can dine on the deck, under the vines or bring a rug and stroll over to the lawn for a picnic. Afterwards, treat yourself to a delicious dessert and freshly-brewed coffee from local roaster BOLT, or even a beer.

THE WINE

Jane Brook offers a wide range of premium varietal wines. The sparking range includes a white, pink and Blanc de Blanc. The whites include a Plain Jane Classic White, the Sauvignon Blanc, the Sauvignon Blanc- Semillion and the Chardonnay. There is only one Rose but a number of red varieties including a classic red, Shiraz, the Back Block Shiraz, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and lastly the Atkinson family reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. Fortifieds include Brandy, Liqueur Muscat, Liqueur Topaque, Liqueur Verdelho, and a single white fortified.

SWAN VALLEY VINEYARD

The iconic Back Block Shiraz is made from grapes hand-picked from the 70 year old vines in the home vineyard.

MARGARET RIVER

The cooler more moderate climate of Margaret River produces crisp, zesty and fresh Sauvignon Blanc and delicate, full-flavoured Chardonnay, where were planted over 10 years ago in the Shovelgate Vineyard. Red grapes include Cabernet Sauvignon, a true Margaret River varietal which is firm & generous yet delicate & finely structured, and Malbec, touted by many as the next emerging variety in Australia

Jane Brook is open 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm and offer a wide range of premium varietal wines.
 

Jarrah Ridge Wines

Taste multi award-winning wines, marinated olives and locally made cheeses, or stroll through some of the valley’s oldest vines. Winner of the "Best Small Producer" in the valley for 2017.

  • Open Days/times:Weekends 10am-5pm
  • Wine Variety:Viognier,Riesling,Tempranillo,Zinfandel,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Classic Dry White,Merlot,Rose,Shiraz
  • Wine Region:Swan District

Details

  • Cases Produced:10 000
  • Vineyards:20.5 hectares
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday
  • Facilities:Cellar Door

Description

Jarrah Ridge was established in 1996 and the cellar door built in 2006. It is extremely relaxing, giving you the chance to enjoy some of the culinary delights of the valley, along with the full range of current release wines and some older vintages.

Owners Mark Morton and Jimmy Wong carefully source their grapes from around the state, creating world-class full-bodied reds, rich zinfandel, exotic "ice wine" and liqueur, amazing sparkling and intensely perfumed whites full of regional and varietal characters.

Jarrah Ridge recently won the "Best Small Winery" Trophy and the "Best 2016 Shiraz" Class 13, Gold Medal which enabled the pair to clinch the big "Alan Dineen Memorial" trophy at the Swan Valley Wine Show 2017.

John Kosovich Wines

Just up Great Northern Highway from Twin Hill Wines, about 11km from Midland. Winner of many awards including a 1995 gold medal, won in Croatia for a Swan Valley Chardonnay.

  • Wine Variety:Dessert,Rose,Malbec,Petit Verdot,Fortified,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Shiraz,Verdelho
  • Open Days/times:Wednesday to Monday 10.30am to 4.30pm, closed Tuesday
  • Wine Region:Swan District

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Established:1922
  • Size & Year:Established 1901 - 1950,Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases)
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
  • Cases Produced:3000
  • Vineyards:10.9 hectares

Description

Established in 1922 by Ivan Kosovich, John Kosovich Wines is one of the oldest wineries in Western Australia.  At age 15, Ivan's son John took on the role as winemaker and expanded the varieties available. In 1998 Anthony (Arch) became the third generation senior winemaker working alongside his father. The tasting area is located in a unique below ground cellar which was hand dug in 1922. The winery continues to be a family run, boutique winery which prides itself on quality estate grown wines.

Kafarela's Vineyard

  • 9296 0970

Visit the Kafarela family at this quaint winery specialising in non-alcoholic wines, liqueurs and fresh seasonal produce utilising modern, biodynamic-growing principles.

  • Open Days/times:Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm
  • Wine Region:Swan District

Details

  • Size & Year:Established 1901 - 1950
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
  • Established:1944
  • Vineyards:7 hectares
  • Facilities:Cellar Door

Description

The Kafarela family have been growing grapes and seasonal produce on their 7 hectare property since 1944. Specialising in non-alcoholic wines, liqueurs and seasonal produce using biodynamic-growing principles, the vineyard is situated in the heart of the Swan Valley.

Cellar Door

Stop by the cellar door to pick up a fresh bag of grapes, a jar of homemade jam or a free tasting of the estate's non-alcoholic Patritti grape juice. Open Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm.

Unique Highlights

Kafarela's Vineyard is also home to the largest doll and quilt collection in the Swan Valley, and its craft shed offers dolls, bears, baby quilts and other lovingly made items.

 

Kat Gully Wines

A third-generation family-owned vineyard, making full-bodied reds, dry whites and muscat from their 1920s property in the picturesque Swan Valley region.

  • Wine Region:Swan District

Details

  • Facilities:No Cellar Door

Description

Katgully Wines is a family-owned vineyard located in the picturesque Swan Valley, at the foothills of the Darling Range. The property occupies a special place for the Dundo family, as the original home built when they arrived in WA from Croatia in the early 1920s remains on the property and has since been restored back to its original state. The vineyards are planted with Shiraz, Merlot, Graciano, Sangiovese, Verdelho and Viognier and original winemaking equipment constructed in the 1920s remains on the site.

The 'Katgully' label represents the first letter of the three sons within the family: 'K' for Kirk, 'A' for Adam and 'T' for Tony, all of whom comprise the third generation of family members to own the vineyard.

Wines made include Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Petit Verdot, Shiraz Merlot, Muscat, Verdelho, Chardonnay and Rose. 

 

Lamont's Swan Valley

An ambient, welcoming winery founded by one of WA’s premier culinary families, offering flavourful, generous wine styles and a varied, seasonal and delicious menu.

  • Wine Variety:Pinot Gris,Pinot Noir,Dessert,Fortified,Cabernet Sauvignon,Shiraz,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Sparkling Shiraz,Riesling,Rose,Chardonnay,Malbec
  • Wine Region:Swan District
  • Open Days/times:Thu to Sun 10am to 5pm

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Holidays,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Thursday
  • Lunch Open:Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Thursday,Friday
  • Cases Produced:7000 cases
  • Facilities:Functions,Cellar Door,Restaurant
  • Established:1978
  • Vineyards:2 hectares
  • Winemaker:Digby Leddin
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Lamont's began in the Swan Valley in the late 1970s. These days the family also operates a collection of acclaimed restaurants and cafes around WA, in Perth, Cottesloe and Margaret River.
The Lamont family began winemaking when founder Corin Lamont joined with her father Jack Mann to make wines for the family following Jack’s retirement. Jack Mann was an Australian winemaking legend who led the way at Swan Valley’s icon estate, Houghton, for over 50 years.


Wine Tasting
Lamont's has adapted over the years to create a genuine experience for both enjoying and learning about wines. The designated tasting area has a warm winery ambience and a friendly atmosphere making it a great place to spend time in the Valley. The wine list is quite diverse with over 15 wines including sparkling, dry and sweet whites and reds, and an outstanding range of fortifieds. Casual group wine tastings start from $10 per person from groups of 10 to 60 people.


The Food
Lamont's is known widely for their tapas-sized dishes that are designed to share. Tip: The Duck Parfait and Tempura Battered “Shark Bay” Whiting Fillets are classic dishes its loyal diners love! There is also a kid’s menu and tempting dessert selection. The deluxe Wine Tasting and Sit Down Rolling Tapas Lunch offers exceptional value, from just $60 per person. Open Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm.


Halliday Rating
5 Black Stars & 2015 ‘Dark Horse Winery’ with 6 wines rated 94 points and above.

Lancaster Wines

Visit Lancaster's famous outdoor tasting shed for tastings of Swan Valley reds, whites and a standout sticky Shiraz, alongside generous cheese platters in a casual and relaxed environment.

  • Open Days/times:10am - 5pm daily.
  • Wine Region:Swan District
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Muscat,Rose,Verdelho,Viognier,Shiraz

Details

  • Established:1960
  • Winemaker:Ryan Sudano
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Light Food
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

Located on the banks of the Swan River only 20 minutes from Perth, Lancaster Wines boasts some of the oldest vines in the Swan Valley and is owned and operated by Carl and Jackie Lancaster. The wines made include Chenin Blanc, Verdelho, Chardonnay, Rose, Cabernet Merlot, Liqueur Muscat, an acclaimed Old Vines Shiraz and a dessert wine - Late Picked Chenin.

The Lancaster Wines experience is centred around their tasting shed, a rustic bar offering complimentary wine tastings  and local cheese platters can be enjoyed in a casual, friendly and relaxed atmosphere, daily from 10am - 5pm.

Group tastings can be booked in advance which include delicious vineyard platters, served amidst the property’s precious old shiraz vines.

 

Lilac Hill Estate

Based at the historic Valencia cellars and close to the Lilac Hill park which regularly hosts International Cricket tour matches - just north of Guildford. Wine styles include Zinfandel and Verdelho.

  • Wine Variety:Chenin Blanc,Rose,Sherry,Viognier,Port,Shiraz,Verdelho,Cabernet,Dessert,Fortified,Sparkling,Chardonnay,Merlot
  • Open Days/times:Tue to Sun 10:30am to 5pm
  • Wine Region:Swan District

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Cases Produced:15 000 cases
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Winemaker:Stephen Murfit
  • Facilities:Cellar Door

Description

Principal Stephen Murfit was in the Royal Australian Army until he took leave to assist his parents with a newly-acquired winery and vineyard. He was so impressed with the business that he and wife Amaya now make wine for 10 growers, as well as their own Lilac Hill label. Along with Zinfandel and Verdelho, the range includes Chenin, Chardonnay, Cabernet Merlot, Merlot and Semillon.

Little Black Dog Wines

Keeping a 100+ year family tradition of winemaking with origins in Macedonia, Little Black Dog Wines makes a quaint range of small-batch, single vineyard wines in the Swan Valley.

  • Wine Variety:Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Malbec,Merlot,Rose,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Semillon Chardonnay,Shiraz,Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Open Days/times:No Cellar Door
  • Wine Region:Swan District

Details

  • Brands:Little Black Dog
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door

Description

When Naum Trandos first planted his vineyard in the rich soils of Pozdivishte, Macedonia, his best friend, his Little Black Dog, was by his side. Together they planted, harvested, bottled and delivered wine across the town.

Today, passed down through the Trandos family, the Little Black Dog vineyard is situated in the beautiful Swan Valley region. All wine is made with handpicked grapes, rich with distinct, fruit-driven flavours, picked from estate-grown vines that are over 30 years old. Being a boutique winery, the family hand-select only the best grapes from their vineyard to make the Little Black Dog wines, selling the balance. All production, from grape to bottle, takes place at the winery.

The Wines

Fourteen different grape varieties are grown in the vineyard, and the wines made include Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Chardonnay Semillon, Sparkling Chenin Blanc, Shiraz, Rose, Merlot, Liqueur Shiraz, Semillon Sauvignon Blanc and Liqueur Chardonnay Verdelho.

 

Little River Winery

Bruno de Taste’s blends centuries of Bordeaux tradition and stunning wine with delicious French food and a warm unpretentious atmosphere for lunch the café or alfresco overlooking the vineyard.

  • Wine Region:Swan District
  • Wine Variety:Brut,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Classic Dry White,Shiraz,Viognier,Dessert,Fortified,Malbec,Port
  • Open Days/times:7 days 10am-5pm

Details

  • Cases Produced:N/A
  • Vineyards:N/A
  • Size & Year:Established 1800 - 1850
  • Facilities:Restaurant,Cellar Door
  • Cellar Door Open:Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Tuesday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays

Description

Centuries of French tradition has been combined with WA’s rich soil to create a little piece of France right in the heart of the Swan Valley.  

Little River Winery prides itself on quality over quantity, producing wines with flavour and finesse using traditional French winemaking methods, no pesticides and minimum preservatives. The yield is lower due to the vineyard being non-irrigated, producing a higher concentration of flavour in smaller batches.

Alongside Little River Winery is the Little River Café, in which guests can accompany fine French wine with authentic French-inspired mouth-watering meals. Neira and Lucy have constructed a menu packed full of both light nibbles and hearty dishes for a delicious, unforgettable lunch. Relax in the charming, cosy café or overlook the luscious vineyard in the small but sweet courtyard. 

The unique and rustic winery also offers a beautiful, intimate setting for private, evening functions. Be wined and dined alongside the vineyard while taking in the ambience of the scenic Swan Valley.

Lunches are available every day except Wednesday and Thursday, from 12.00 pm - 4.00 pm weekdays and 12.00 pm - 5.00 pm weekends. Evening functions can also be booked.

THE BORDEAUX WAY

Grapes are carefully hand harvested and crushed immediately, then pressed in a traditional basket press. The juice is settled for debourdage at 2°C. for at least forty eight hours. Fermentation takes place at a constant 15° C with a secret selection of yeast strain added for each wine. No sulphur dioxide is used until after the fermentation is completed.

Chardonnay, Viognier and Marsanne are never wooded, but are kept on the fine lees, after a first racking, for several months. Noble Classic undergo a subtle wood aging for a short period.White Wines are usually bottled after eight months.

Vatting of the reds varies from year to year but is never less than two weeks and can be for up to a month. After vatting a light pressing is done after which the wine settles and undergoes malolactic fermentation in closed stainless steel tanks at between 15° and 18°C.

After a month or so the wines are transferred into French oak barrique for between fifteen and twenty four months.

 

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

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

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.

 

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