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Wineries in Western Australia


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Amato Vino

Discover highly original, intriguing small-batch, 'lo-fi' wines made from a mix of rare and classic varietals at this new-gen winemaker and urban cellar door in Margaret River town.

  • Open Days/times:Tastings at the winery are by appointment only.
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Sauvignon Blanc,Cabernet,Chenin Verdelho,Marsanne,Sangiovese,Tempranillo,Verdelho,Nebbiolo,Nero D'avola

Details

  • Brands:Amato Vino, Mantra, Fusa
  • Cases Produced:5000 cases
  • Established:2003
  • Facilities:Appointment Only
  • Size & Year:Established 2001 - 2010,Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases)
  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe

Description

Amato Vino are small-batch artisan winemakers based in the Margaret River wine region, Western Australia.

 

The winemaking philosophy is ‘lo-fi’, in that we embrace wild-ferments, minimal adjustments in the winery, gentle handling. Wines are typically unfined and unfiltered. We are hands-on in terms of the grunt work, the care and guidance, but with a hands off approach to the science of winemaking, using little or no inputs and employing traditional processes. An old-school approach yet with a modern flare for creativity and adventure.

 

Established in 2003 by owner/winemaker Brad Wehr, the labels and wine styles have continued to grow, covering traditional Margaret River varietals through to some eclectic and unusual grape varieties and winemaking methods.

 

Our winery is located a few minutes south-west of the Margaret River township. We work with a core group of independent growers who share our philosophy, employing organic and sustainable farming practices.

 

Our wines

AMATO VINO ‘wilds’

 The ‘wilds’ are home to our emerging Mediterranean varieties, micro-batches, skinsy ferments and other eclectic wines. Featuring single vineyards, hand-picks, natural ferments – and incorporating minimal winemaking input and unconventional vessels for fermentation/maturation – this is the wild stuff.

 

Packaged under labels bearing in-house artworks/designs/photography the ‘wilds’ include Teroldego, Nebbiolo, Sangiovese, Primitivo, Marsanne, Trousseau, Savagnin.

 

AMATO VINO ‘mantra’

The ‘mantra’ series is all about the classic Margies grape varieties, albeit with the Amato Vino lo-fi twist. The emphasis is on vineyard site & fruit purity, working with small fruit parcels to bring out the best from the each site. Wild ferments (open and barrel), no adds, no fining and filtration are all central to the mix.

 

Wines include a Barrel-aged Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.

 

AMATO VINO ‘fusa’

‘Fusa’… the home for our blends (foo-za). Utilising emerging/alternative varieties as the basis for the blends we’re seeking to create juicy, fresh drinkability, yet complex and alluring wines – packed with flavour but oh-so light on their feet. The Bianco and Rosso are fruit-forward, fleshy and flavoursome versions of some of our favourite grape 

varieties and are made for short to mid-term drinking.

 

Private winery tours/tasting are available by appointment, please contact [email protected] for more info

 

 

Arthur Wines

Hand crafted, small batch Fortified Wines from Margaret River WA made by Tash Arthur

  • Open Days/times:Cellar Door by appointment only
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Fortified,Muscat,Semillon Chardonnay,Shiraz,Tempranillo

Details

  • Brands:Arthur
  • Winemaker:Tash & Rob Arthur
  • Established:2010
  • Size & Year:Established 2001 - 2010,Micro (1-999 cases)
  • Facilities:Appointment Only
  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe

Description

Established in 2010 by Rob and Tash Arthur, Arthur Wines specialises in making fortified wines in the heart of the Margaret River wine region. Winemaker Tash developed a keen interest in fortified wines whilst working in Portugal and Rutherglen and Rob previously worked at Leeuwin Estate.

Hand crafted using traditional methods all wines are made in small batch format and are then patiently aged in a solera system until they are ready to be blended and enjoyed.

Fortifieds are a versatile drop, and can be enjoyed in a vareity of ways including as is or chilled, mixed over ice with tonic or made into a cocktail. Check out our website for ideas on how to enjoy your wines.

Cellar door strictly by appointment only, or check out list of excellent independent stockist online.

 

 

Bakkheia Wines

Enjoy exclusive Mediterranean wines at a boutique winery in the Preston Valley of the Geographe Wine Region, with only 1000-1200 cases produced yearly.

  • Wine Region:Geographe
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Graciano,Grenache,Malbec,Shiraz,Tempranillo,Mourvedre,Rosé
  • Open Days/times:No Cellar Door. Appointments please.

Details

  • Cases Produced:1000-1200
  • Winemaker:Michael Edwards
  • Established:1999
  • Facilities:Appointment Only
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases)
  • Geographe:Ferguson Valley
  • Brands:bakkheia
  • Vineyards:3 hectares

Description

Established in 1999, with the first vintage in 2006, Ilonka and Michael tend the land and organically grow grapes and wine.  They are passionate about sustainable living and pursuing excellence in wine making.

Small quantities and small batch winemaking is the focus of Bakheia Wines, with only 1000-1200 cases bottled each year. The wines are only available to the exclusive mailing list, limited to 400 to retain exclusivity and build mutual loyalty. Tastings of the wine is available at the vineyard by appointment only.

The wine making approach taken is minimalist with reds not fined or filtered before bottling allowing the natural settling of wine over time. Wines on offer include Grenache, Mourvedre, Graciano, Tempranillo, Shiraz, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon and sourced from the neighbors is Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc to make Fume Blanc.

Pricing of the wines is rather unique, determined directly by mailing list members who sit down, taste and talk about the quality of the wine. Bakheia Wines pride themselves on keeping honest and ego free as reflected in the philosophical label "Aequitas".

Bellarmine Wines

Come and taste the wines of one of the Top 100 Wineries of Australia as rated by James Halliday. Bellarmine produces all estate grown wines, with a passion for creating the best wines possible.

  • Open Days/times:Appointment only
  • Wine Variety:Chardonnay,Petit Verdot,Pinot Noir,Riesling,Rosé,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz
  • Wine Region:Pemberton

Details

  • Brands:Bellarmine
  • Cases Produced:5000 cases
  • Established:2000
  • Vineyards:20 hectares
  • Winemaker:Dr Diane Miller
  • Facilities:Organic (Certified),Appointment Only
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

From the Bellarmine Estate vineyard in Pemberton comes a range of red and white wines that have seen Bellarmine named as one of James Halliday's Top 100 Wineries, and rated 5 Red Stars, placing it among the best of the best wineries in Australia.  The vineyard takes its name from the 15th century "Bellarmine" jugs used to carry wine from oak cask to table, and the beautiful etchings on the bottle labels are taken from these antique jugs.  Winemaker and manager Diane Miller has been making wine for Bellarmine since the first vintage in 2004 and attributes the high quality of the grapes being produced to the excellent terroir of the vineyard.  While there is no cellar door, visitors to the region can find the wines at a number of local restaurants or bottle shops, and we welcome any and all enquiries.

Beltana Springs

Located beside the picturesque Dale River, Beltana Springs produces award-winning Shiraz and Grenache for export and sale online.

  • Open Days/times:Appointment only
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Grenache,Rosé,Shiraz
  • Wine Region:Central WA

Details

  • Brands:Beltana Springs
  • Cases Produced:1000-1499 cases
  • Established:2000
  • Vineyards:6 hectares
  • Winemaker:Mark Standish
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Facilities:Light Food,Appointment Only

Description

Enjoying a climate reminiscent of Portugal’s famous Duoro Valley, Beltana Springs’ vines are grown in ideal conditions of cold winter dormancy and hot, dry summers. First planted in 2000 on the property’s best Red Gum soils, the vines of Beltana Springs are hand-picked from low yielding vines to ensure premium ripe grape extraction. Beltana Springs wines are exported to the UK, US and other major markets, but also available for purchase on their website.

The Wines

The Shiraz is Beltana Springs’ flagship wine and was awarded the Bronze medal at the West Australian Wheatbelt Wine Awards. A deep purple-hue with a hint of Australian forest, the wine is aged for twenty four months in new European oak barrels, giving added complexity and a smooth and long finish. Beltana’s Grenache, conversely, presents a rich and clear colour, offering red berries and the menthol of the Red Gums growing within the vineyard. Also matured in new European oak, the Grenache’s palate is full-bodied and intensely flavoured, with strong, ripe tannins and a long finish. The vineyard also offers a Grenache Rose and a Cabernet Sauvignon.

 

 

Blue Poles Vineyard

Two geologists scoured over 1000kms before planting their dream vineyard east of Margaret River, with a range including Cabernet Franc, Viognier, Shiraz and Italian varieties Fiano and Teroldego.

  • Wine Variety:Viognier,Cabernet Franc,Merlot,Shiraz
  • Open Days/times:No cellar door.
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Facilities:Appointment Only
  • Margaret River:Treeton
  • Vineyards:6 hectares
  • Winemaker:Clive Otto - Fraser Gallop
  • Brands:Blue Poles
  • Cases Produced:750 cases
  • Established:2001

Description

This winery takes its name from an iconic Australian painting, ‘Blue Poles: Number 11, 1952) by artist Jackson Pollock, who was known for paintings of grace, depth, wonder and awe. The Blue Poles painting was a watershed acquisition by the National Australian Gallery in the 1970s, representing a move toward from colonial ties to free thought and independence in Australia. Blue Poles vineyard aims to emulate these traits in its vineyard and wines.

The vineyard is a joint venture between two geologists, Mark Gifford and Tim Markwell, who committed to their business plan from a minesite donga in 2001. They inspected thousands of kilometres of land before settling on the property 15 kilometres east of the Margaret River township for its large pockets of iron-rich gravels over clay, slopes to the south-west and cool climate for the long ripening of fruit.

A total of 7 hectares have been planted at Blue Poles vineyard, with 6.3 hectares dedicated to Merlot, Shiraz Cabernet Franc and Viognier. The remainder is dedicated to small sections of various trial varieties.

The wine range includes a Cabernet Franc, Viognier, Shiraz and Italian varieties; Fiano and Teroldego. The flagship ‘Allouran’ is a Bordeaux-inspired blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc and represents the owners’ core belief that location, soil, climate, passion and history can achieve special wines.

Burnside Organic Wines

A family-owned and operated certified organic and biodynamic farm and vineyard making Vermention and Zinfandel in various forms and growing amazing produce that can be found at the local markets.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Vermentino,Zinfandel

Details

  • Established:2011
  • Facilities:Accommodation,Organic (Certified),Appointment Only
  • Size & Year:Established 2011 - 2019

Description

Established in 2011 by Jamie and Lara McCall, this small family winery is organic and biodynamic with Australian Certified Organic and has been for over 15 years. The farm's dry-grown, north-facing vineyards are managed by hand and the fruit is hand-picked by the McCalls each vintage, reflecting the estate's family values and close attention to detail. 

The Wines

A Zinfandel and Zinfandel Rose are made, taking inspiration from David Hohnen’s original plantings at Cape Mentelle in the 1970s. Vermentino is made in still and sparkling styles.  Wines can be purchased from stockists throughout Western Australia or at the farm by appointment only. 

Unique Highlights

Burnside Organic Wines is also home to four rammed-earth bungalows featuring solid limestone walls, charming firepits and sweeping views of the Burnside Organic Farm. The Farm also grows meat and poultry, eggs, fruit and vegetables, honey and wine. The produce can often be found at the Margaret River Farmer’s Markets on Saturday mornings.

 

Cape Landing

An independent, boutique vineyard producing award-winning wines and fruit for neighbouring Margaret River wineries.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Sauvignon Blanc,Cabernet Sauvignon

Details

  • Facilities:Appointment Only
  • Brands:Cape Landing
  • Established:1998
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Established in 1998, Cape Landing produces a range of premium, handcrafted wines from their own annually-harvested fruit – which has featured in many other regional, award-winning wines.

Cape Landing offers its own single-vineyard Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon varietals.

Carpe Diem Vineyard

Taste handmade, hand-bottled Italian varietal wines at the winery-based tasting table with the Anderle family, who relocated from the Mediterranean in 2001 to pursue their dreams in Margaret River.

  • Open Days/times:Booking required.
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Dessert,Cabernet Sauvignon,Malbec,Merlot,Pinot Gris,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon,Shiraz,Vermentino

Details

  • Brands:Carpe Diem Vineyards
  • Cases Produced:2500
  • Established:2003
  • Vineyards:12 hectares
  • Winemaker:Gianfranco Anderle
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Appointment Only
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup

Description

Carpe Diem is the heart-warming winery of Gianfranco and Francesco Anderle, a delightful winemaking family who visited Margaret River in 2000, fell in love with the region and sold up their assets to chase their dreams with a 75 hectare property in Wilyabrup. Hence the name, Carpe Diem!

The Wines
Winemaker Gianfranco trained at the world’s oldest wine school in Europe, Conegliano in Northern Italy. He brings a strong European approach to his winemaking, every aspect of which he does in his custom-built winery, including hand-bottling his wines. Italian varieties are the focus such as pinot grigio, schiaffo, vermentino, nebiolo and decantato. 

Wine Tasting
Known for the beautiful Italian hospitality, Gianfranco and Francesca love meeting their guests and personally providing complimentary tastings of all the wines from their winery-based tasting table. Look out for a few small-batch special release wines are available exclusively at the cellar door from time to time.

Unique Highlights
Carpe Diem also makes a European style Olive Oil which sells out very quickly!

Chimes Estate

Nestled in a tranquil valley North East of Margaret River, surrounded by forests and cattle farms is this boutique farm and vineyard growing premium wine, olives and limes, all available online.

  • Open Days/times:Appointment Only
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

Details

  • Brands:Chimes
  • Facilities:Appointment Only
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup

Description

The wines are made from estate-grown fruit and vinified in small batches to optimise flavours. Varieties include Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, Cabernet Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Chimes Estate’s premium wines and olive oil are available primarily through their website.

Unique Highlights
While there is no cellar door, corporate or private tastings of the wines and olive oils can be arranged in Perth or at the property for a small fee (or purchase of wines). The olive oils are hand-picked and hand-pressed. Flavours include Lime Infused, Rosemary Infused and Garlic Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oils.

Corymbia

Corymbia. The nature of wine.

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

Details

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

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.

Cowaramup Wines | Clown Fish

Situated on the gentle slopes of picturesque Ellensbrook, this family-owned vineyard thrives on biodynamic and organic viticulture to make its individual, site-expressive Clown Fish Wines.

  • Open Days/times:By appointment
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Shiraz,Cabernet,Chardonnay,Merlot,Rosé,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

Details

  • Brands:Clown Fish, New School, Cowaramup Wines
  • Cases Produced:4000 cases
  • Established:1995
  • Vineyards:17 hectares
  • Winemaker:Bruce Dukes
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door,Appointment Only

Description

Located on the upper reaches of Ellensbrook between Cowaramup and the coast is this family-run property, established by Russell and Marilyn Reynolds, with wines created by their sons Cameron (Viticulturist) and Anthony (Winemaker).

Since 2001 the vineyard has followed biodynamic and organic principles to maintain quality and unique personality within the wines. They follow the traditional belief that a vineyard should show the characteristics that come from the unique elements that make up the ‘terroir’ of the individual site and that biodynamics is the best approach through which to achieve this.

The Wines
The Clown Fish Wines are handcrafted from 100% estate grown fruit, sourced from the family vineyard. These site-expressive wines showcase the individuality of the vineyard’s Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon with personality and regional flair.

Wine Tasting
No cellar door.

Halliday Rating
4/5 Black Stars

Dickinson Estate Wines

Nestled in the heart of the Blackwood River Valley, Dickinson Estate is a James Halliday 5-star winery producing award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.

  • Open Days/times:No Cellar Door
  • Wine Variety:Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz
  • Wine Region:Blackwood River Valley

Details

  • Established:1994
  • Facilities:Appointment Only,No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Vineyards:8.52 hectares
  • Winemaker:Coby Ladwig, Luke Eckersley

Description

Dickinson Estate produces exceptional, cool-climate wines, produced from selected fruit grown on the Dickinson Estate Vineyard in the beautiful Blackwood Valley Wine Region.

Established in 1994, this property had unique beginnings’ as a sheep and cattle farm, providing rich soils and a natural fertiliser base for the vines to thrive in it’s winemaking future.  During the non-fruit bearing period, the farm sheep still graze amongst the vines, reducing the weed burden while at the same time, re-fertilizing the soils.

WINES

More than 450 hectares of premium varieties are under vine, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot. Dickinson Estate was recognised in 2018 by James Haliday as a 50-star winery with several wines scoring over 95 points, and won gold and silver medals in the 2017 London International Wine Competition and various awards in Hong Kong and China.
 

Edinger Estate

Margaret River’s second largest single vineyard winery, making regional wines the critics call ‘stylish, harmonious and delicious.’

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Chardonnay,Dessert,Sparkling,Cabernet Sauvignon,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz
  • Open Days/times:Appointment Only

Details

  • Facilities:Appointment Only
  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe
  • Vineyards:120 hectares
  • Winemaker:Cliff Royle and Julian Scott
  • Established:1998
  • Cases Produced:3000
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Brands:Edinger Estate

Description

Chalice Bridge is the second largest single vineyard in Margaret River. It is family owned and operated by Jason and Alecia Brown. The Chalice Bridge name comes from the bridge over the Upper Chapman Brook, which runs through the middle of the vineyard.

The vineyard was established two decades ago with Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot. 

The Wines
The wines reflect the cool climate characteristics, poise and purity of southern Margaret River fruit. Three wine ranges of Margaret River’s signature varieties are made; The Estate, The Quest and The Chalice.

Wine Tasting
No cellar door.

Halliday Rating
4.5 Black Stars

Express Winemakers

A pint-sized wine operation headed by Denmark local newcomer Ryan O'Meara with the sole endeavour to produce honest and expressive single vineyard wines.

  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Wine Variety:Chenin Blanc,Riesling,Rosé,Syrah,Tempranillo

Details

  • Established:2011
  • Winemaker:Ryan O'Meara
  • Facilities:Appointment Only
  • Size & Year:Established 2011 - 2019
  • Great Southern:Mount Barker

Description

Express Winemakers is Ryan O'Meara's pint-sized wine operation from the great south of Western Australia. Established in 2011, Ryan has assembled a group of top-flight vineyards from the Great Southern region that supply him with quality fruit to make his contemporary and creative range of wines. Express Winemakers aim for minimal intervention at every level, avoiding additives and emphasising single-vineyard sites.

Varieties include a Tempranillo Garnacha blend, Riesling, Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Syrah and Rose. Wines are available online and through selected retailers.

 

Flowstone Wines

This super-experienced wine duo’s classic and surprising interpretations of Margaret River’s regional heroes has seen them shoot to the top of the critics’ charts in a record amount of time.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Viognier
  • Open Days/times:By appointment
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Brands:Flowstone
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Appointment Only
  • Cases Produced:1000 cases
  • Established:2013
  • Vineyards:2.25 hectares
  • Winemaker:Stuart Pym
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 2011 - 2019
  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe

Description

Set in the beautiful Forest Grove just south of Margaret River is this tiny grape-grower and winemaker. Flowstone is the creation of local winemaker of 30+ years of experience, Stuart Pimms and wine fanatic businessman, Phil Giglia.

Their vineyard is located 6km inland from the Indian Ocean, where the Margaret River Plateau joins the Leeuwin Naturaliste coastal strip. Their approach is hands-on throughout the journey from grape to glass. Retaining their boutique size allows for an intimate understanding of the vines, the land and the production.

Critic James Halliday said of Flowstone early on, “every now and then a new producer will pop up with wines that are really good, and ultimately vie for inclusion in the list of ten of the best new wineries in the next Companion... this is one new winery that will quite certainly be in the top 10, for its ranks among the best I can remember."

The Wines
With an aim to be interesting and enjoyable, Flowstone creates both regional classics and some surprise styles like a rich and Gewurztraminer and Cabernet Sauvignon Touriga (a Portuguese twist in Margaret River’s famed red). Curious wine enthusiasts will love discovering these exciting interpretations that reflect wine styles the owners love to drink.

Wine Tasting
No cellar door.

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

Freehand Wine

A family owned vineyard on the bank of Hay River, Mt Barker with 15 acres of olive trees producing estate grown olive oil.

  • Open Days/times:By appointment
  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Merlot,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon,Shiraz

Details

  • Brands:Freehand, Eastwell
  • Cases Produced:1000 cases
  • Established:2007
  • Vineyards:7 hectares
  • Winemaker:Matt Eastwell
  • Facilities:Appointment Only
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Great Southern:Mount Barker

Description

Eastwell Estate is located next to the Forest Hill vineyard on the banks of the Hay River, 15kms west of Mt Barker. The Eastwell family, parents Adrian and Margaret and their son Matt, also produce Extra Virgin Olive Oil from the property’s olive grove, planted with Italian varieties.

 

The Wines:

The original vineyard was planted in 1998 and the property purchased by the Eastwell family in 2006. Initially just selling the fruit to local winemakers, they soon decided to produce wines under the Eastwell Estate label. From 2008, all vineyard practices incorporate biodynamic preparations and organic practices, and the winemaking processes are as natural as possible.  There are no pesticides or herbicides used in the vineyards.  The 15 acres of vineyards are planted with semillon, sauvignon blanc, merlot, cabernet sauvignon and shiraz. 

 

Wine Tasting:

There is no cellar door available to taste the wines, however the wines and olive oil are available for purchase via their online shop.

 

Unique Highlights:

Natural wines, biodynamic process, Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

 

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.

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

Details

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

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.
 

Grace Farm

An ecologically-focused winery following organic and carbon-neutral principles, the hand-crafted wines can be tasted on the deck of the farmhouse via bespoke private tastings with the viticulturist.

  • Open Days/times:By Appointment
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

Details

  • Cases Produced:3000 case
  • Established:2006
  • Vineyards:8 hectares
  • Winemaker:Jonathon Mettam
  • Facilities:Appointment Only
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup

Description

Nestled in the Cowaramup Brook valley and the lee of the Leeuwin Ridge in the Margaret River sub region of Wilyabrup, Grace Farm is a small, family-owned vineyard that uses organic principles to produce premium handcrafted wines.

Owned by John and Elizabeth Mair, Grace Farm was planted in 2006 and the first vintage produced in 2010. Grace Farm was one of the first vineyards in the district to plant the vines into weed-matting, avoiding the use of herbicide sprays which often accompany vineyard establishment. The Mair family has a keen interest in the unique biodiversity values present on Grace Farm. Floristic and avian fauna surveys have been carried out and monitoring of populations is ongoing. 

The farmhouse was designed according to solar passive design principles and supports a roof-top solar array which feeds excess power back into the electricity grid, helping to reduce the property’s carbon footprint.

The Wines

The award-winning range includes a barrel-matured Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, Burgundian style Chardonnay and two quintessential Margaret River style Cabernets.

Wine Tastings

Private tastings can be booked. They are held on the deck of the farmhouse in the company of viticulturist Tim Quinlan and include the opportunity to sample all wines while enjoying views over the vineyard and valley. A tour of the vineyard may also be included. Winemaker Jonathan Mettam is often present for larger group bookings.

Halliday Rating

5 Black Stars

Hawker Ridge Wines

Sitting atop of Hawker Ridge between the Porongurup and Stirling Ranges just north of Mount Barker, is this down-to-earth family vineyard producing award-winning, cool climate Shiraz and Riesling.

  • Open Days/times:Appointment Only
  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Riesling,Shiraz

Details

  • Brands:Hawker Ridge
  • Established:2001
  • Winemaker:Mike Garland
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Appointment Only
  • Size & Year:Established 2001 - 2010,Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases)
  • Great Southern:Mount Barker

Description

Hawker Ridge Wines is situated just outside of the Kendenup township, 20km north of Mount Barker. The first vines were planted in 2001 and the first wines, Riesling and Shiraz, were made from the 2004 vintage . The vineyard sits atop a local high point, Hawker Ridge, on well-drained gravelly loam, an ideal location for growing cool climate wines.

By the 2006 vintage (third vintage), the wines began winning medals at serious wine shows, including the Qantas Mount Barker Wine Show and Sydney Royal Show.

The focus continues to be Great Southern regional specialties Riesling and Shiraz and the wines are all are available to order online or by appointment at the winery.

 

Heretic Wines

A Margaret River based winery with a passion for producing delicious handcrafted and unique wines.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Winemaker:Dan Stocker
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door,Appointment Only
  • Margaret River:Yallingup

Description

Owner Dan Stocker began his hisvinous endeavours studying in Adelaide & then as winemaker in the Yarra Valley. 

Based at Arimia Estate, Heretic Wines is guided by Dan's passion for growing sustainably - translating vineyard to bottle with minimal intervention. His wines are made with indigenous yeast, no new oak, minimal lees stirring and gentle extractions to create interesting and complex wines that are unfined, unfiltered and unstabilised.  

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,Grenache,Muscat,Tawny,Rosé,Sauvignon Blanc,Apera,Shiraz,Topaque
  • 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.

Hillbillé Winery

A boutique winery crafting 100% estate-grown, varietal wines from its stunning 59 hectare vineyard overlooking the majestic Blackwood River.

  • Wine Variety:Dessert,Sparkling,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Merlot,Rosé,Semillon,Shiraz,Malbec,Viognier
  • Wine Region:Blackwood River Valley
  • Open Days/times:Appointment Only

Details

  • Established:1998
  • Vineyards:18.1 hectare
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Brands:HILLBILLÉ
  • Cases Produced:5000
  • Winemaker:Bruce Dukes
  • Facilities:Appointment Only

Description

The Hillbille property has been in the Bettridge family since the late 1980s and has a total area of 59 hectares. After many years supplying local wineries, Hillbille began making wines under its own label in 2003.

The Wines

The wines of Hillbille are all clean and austere, very much directed towards the European palate, and are all estate-grown. The Hillbille 'Estate' range is contemporary in style, providing excellent structure and balance to a range of classic grape varietals. Within this range are the Hillbille Chardonnay, Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Merlot and Shiraz varieties.

The 'James Brittain' signature range is dedicated to the family's great-great-grandfather James Brittain, whose 'signature' is evident across the City of Perth on such heritage buildings including the Town Hall, Barracks Arch and Cloisters. This series of wines are from only premium fruit, and produced in very limited quantities. Varieties within the range include Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Shiraz Viognier.

The wines are available to purchase on the Hillbille website and are also exported to Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Cellar Door

The cellar door at Hillbille is open from 10am-4pm on weekends and public holidays.  

Hillbrook Wines

A brilliant winemaker and a willingness to learn have helped the wines go from strength to strength, winning "Best of Show", "Best White Wine" and "Best Sauvignon Blanc".

  • Wine Variety:Pinot Noir,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon,Chardonnay,Merlot
  • Open Days/times:Appointment only.
  • Wine Region:Southern Forests

Details

  • Brands:Hillbrook
  • Cases Produced:1000 cases
  • Established:1996
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Appointment Only,Organic (Certified)
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Vineyards:8 hectares
  • Winemaker:Rob Diletti

Description

Jingalla Wines

Discover the wines of charismatic duo, Shelley and Barry Coad, who grow distinct Great Southern styles (that sell out quickly) from their high altitude vineyard by the Porongurup Range.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Fortified,Cabernet Sauvignon,Muscat,Riesling,Shiraz,Sparkling
  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Open Days/times:Appointment only

Details

  • Vineyards:9 hectares
  • Facilities:Appointment Only,Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Great Southern:Porongurup
  • Cases Produced:2000 cases

Description

Jingalla Wines is situated on the northern slopes of the Porongurup Range with a 450 metre elevation, 50km north of Albany. Established by Geoff and Nita Clarke in 1979, 'Jingalla' is an Aboriginal term meaning moon or crescent shape, which describes the shape of the property, below the granite domes of the Porongurup National Park. Now owned and operated by Barry and Shelley Coad, the vineyard enjoys deep granitic loam soils, a high average rainfall and a refreshing, green climate, ensuring a consistent high quality of fruits and wines.

The Wines

Enjoy the distinctive varietal and regional characteristics of Jingalla's Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, Tawny Port and Muscat.

Cellar Door

The cellar door is open by appointment only. When new vintages are released at the start of each year, walk-in visitors are welcomed. Contact Jinjalla Wines for details.

 

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