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Bridgetown Winery

Situated on the Black River just 9km from Bridgetown townsite, handcrafted Shiraz, Cabernet, Sparkling and Fortified wines can be tasted at the cellar door, by appointment only.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Muscat,Port,Ruby Port,Shiraz,Sparkling Shiraz,Sparkling,Fortified
  • Wine Region:Blackwood River Valley
  • Open Days/times:Open by appointment most days 10am - 5pm

Details

  • Established:2003
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Vineyards:2 acres

Description

Bridgetown Winery is a stunning 14 acre property sitting alongside the Blackwood River.

Shiraz wines are produced from grapes grown on the property. Any other grape varieties used are from vineyards in the Blackwood Valley. The tawny and ruby ports are produced from Shiraz grapes grown on the property.

Priding itself on producing low-intervention wines, all fertilisers are certified organic and fining of the wine is done by filtering and animal products are not part of the fining process.

Wines were previously produced in the Estate’s pump shed until the winery expanded and opened a cellar door in 2014. The Cellar door is open by appointment only on most days from 10am to 5pm.
 

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.

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

Details

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

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. 

Flying Fish Cove Pty Ltd

Enjoy an an approachable range of regional to funky still and sparkling styles, all available online.

  • Wine Variety:Classic Dry White,Merlot Blend,Method Traditionale,Port,Sangiovese,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Cabernet,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Shiraz Cabernet,Sparkling Shiraz,Sparkling,Fortified,Rose
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
  • Established:1997
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door

Description

Flying Fish Cove is a producer of premium quality, great value, passionate wines, located 25km north of Margaret River township, along the renowned Caves road in the Wilyabrup sub-regional area. In addition to an approachable range of Margaret River varietal wines, look out for a sparkling range with a Pinot Noir Chardonnay (white) and a sparkling Shiraz (red). No cellar door - wines are available online. 

Frazer Woods Wines

WA’s only specialist “methode Champenoise” winery, producing highly-enjoyable vintage and non-vintage sparkling wines in Margaret River.

  • Open Days/times:No Cellar Door
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Sparkling,Sparkling Rose,Sparkling Shiraz

Details

  • Brands:Frazer Woods
  • Cases Produced:2000 cases
  • Established:1996
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Winemaker:John Frazer, Harold Osbourne
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door

Description

A small family-owned winery specialising in the production of traditional-method Sparkling wines in Margaret River. The Frazer Woods vineyard is ideally located in Wilyabrup, Margaret River and planted with Shiraz. The winemaking facility has become the only of its type in WA to make “methode Champenoise” wines (and works with many other wineries to produce their sparkling wines).

It is owned and operated by John Frazer who collaborates with Californian Harold Osborne. Harold has produced sparkling wines for decades and is best known for his time making the Pelorus wines at New Zealand winery, Cloudy Bay.

The Wines

The exemplary Fraser Woods range includes a vintage and non-vintage Sparkling Pinot Chardonnay and Sparkling Shiraz that are available online and stocked in a handful of retailers and restaurants around Australia. 

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

Details

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

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. 

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

Details

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

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.

Lion Mill Vineyards

Discover lesser seen wines like Zinfandel, Durif and more at this picturesque boutique vineyard in the tranquil Darling Ranges that is also known for its friendly alpacas.

  • Wine Variety:Semillon,Shiraz,Sparkling Shiraz,Tempranillo,Zinfandel,Cabernet,Cabernet Sauvignon,Merlot,Petit Verdot
  • Open Days/times:Sat & Sun 11am to 5pm
  • Wine Region:Perth Hills

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday
  • Perth Hills:Heart of the Hills
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Brands:Lion Mill
  • Cases Produced:250 cases
  • Established:1999
  • Vineyards:1.5 hectares
  • Winemaker:MyattsField Vineyards
  • Facilities:Cellar Door

Description

What began as a hobby and just 100 vines for Ann and Patrick Bertola is now one of Perth Hill's most fruitful vineyards. Initially a part of an important timber milling area, the Lion Mill Vineyard is located on the northern side of a gently sloping valley on Charlotte Brook in Perth's Darling Ranges and was established in 1999, when the first Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon vines were planted. The soils are those typical of the Perth Hills; loam, gravelly loam and lateritic gravels. The elevation (just under 300 metres), cold winters and hot dry summers all provide great growing conditions.

Lion Mill wines are produced from hand-picked fruit grown on the property. Care and time is constantly committed to the viticulture of grapes on the property, and tasks such as hand pruning, shoot thinning and fruit thinning all ensure that grapes are given the best opportunity to express their varietal characters.

The Wines

The wine range includes sparkling, still, dessert and fortified wines. Look out in particular for their Blanc de Blancs, and Zinfandel, a variety rarely seen in Western Australia.

Cellar Door

Looking out over the vineyards on this picturesque property, the Lion Mill cellar door offers a delightful visitor experience that is intimate, informative and relaxed. Tastings are available of the entire Lion Mill range, and the cellar door is open on weekends from 11am-5pm.

Olive Farm Wines

The heritage of WA’s oldest winery, four-generations of family ownership and the ‘dream’ cellar door including a decadent cheese emporium, makes for one unmissable Swan Valley experience.

  • Wine Variety:Brut,Cabernet,Cabernet Franc,Cabernet Sauvignon,Cabernet Shiraz,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Chenin Verdelho,Classic Dry White,Gewurztraminer,Grenache,Grenache Shiraz,Malbec,Merlot,Method Traditionale,Shiraz Cabernet,Sparkling Rose,Sparkling Shiraz,Tempranillo,Verdelho,Viognier,Muscat,Petit Verdot,Pinot Gris,Port,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Semillon,Shiraz,Sparkling,Fortified,Rose,Dessert
  • Wine Region:Swan District
  • Open Days/times:Cellar Door: Mon to Sun 10am to 5pm, restaurant: Mon - Tue 10am to 5pm, Wed - Sun 10am to 5pm

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday
  • Established:1829
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Restaurant
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Vineyards:24 acre
  • Winemaker:Anthony Yurisich
  • Size & Year:Established 1800 - 1850

Description

The Olive Farm property dates back to 1829 and was established by an English botanist named Thomas Waters who brought grapevine cuttings and olive trees with him when he settled in Perth. He planted the olive trees first, hence the name, but wine was soon produced, with the first vintage in 1834. (Much of which became currency for bartering with the local shopkeepers!)

In 1933, Ivan Yurisich purchased the property. He had immigrated from Yugoslavia at the turn of the century and after working in the Goldfields and outback of WA, decided to try his hand at winemaking. The property has remained in the family for four generations.

The Wines
Historically, The Olive Farm made fortified wines which were sold by the cask to the Goldfields in Western Australia. The winery become one of the first in WA to produce Traditional Method Sparkling wines back in the 1960s. These remain a core of range which is now named ‘Olivine’.

Still table wines were introduced in the 1970s and achieved great success in the local wine shows. The current range is diverse, with over 35 sweet to dry white, red, sparkling and fortified wines. There are all the Swan Valley classics, along with some other surprise varieties like Tempranillo, Traminer, Durif and Cabernet Franc.

Wine Tasting
The Yurisich family built their ‘dream’ winery and cellar door in 2007. It is set on a 24-acre property in the heart of the Swan Valley and has received significant awards for its architecture and interior design. Visitors are welcome to sample from the full range of wines, with tastings available 10am – 5pm daily. A walking tour of the vineyard and winery can be booked in advance, it begins at 10.30am.

Unique Highlights: The Cheese
Taste and graze from a selection of over 75+ different international and local benchmark cheeses at the family’s Cheese Barrel Café. Just metres from the cellar door, this architecturally-designed gem of a property is a place of wine and cheese-lovers’ dreams. The all-day menu is both flexible and generous, with cheeseboards starting from $35-$40. Free cheese tastings are available too. They are best experienced between 10am and 1pm before it gets too busy. Families, children and even dogs are welcome.

The Cheese Barrel Café is open 10am – 5pm Monday and Tuesday, and 10am-5pm Wednesday to Sunday.

Paul Conti Wines

One of WA’s most reputable and respected boutique, family-owned wineries, with unique underground cellar, renowned stone and jarrah restaurant built in 1982 and award-winning wines.

  • Wine Variety:Sparkling,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Grenache,Merlot,Method Traditionale,Muscat,Pinot Noir,Port,Shiraz,Sparkling Shiraz,Dessert,Fortified
  • Open Days/times:Restaurant: Wed – Sat Dinner, Fri Lunch | Cellar door: Mon – Sat 11am – 5pm
  • Wine Region:Swan District

Details

  • Facilities:Restaurant,Cellar Door,Functions
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
  • Lunch Open:Friday
  • Dinner Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
  • Cases Produced:4000
  • Vineyards:14
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases)

Description

Defined as Sicilian passion with an Australian twist, Paul Conti wines was once a family home to eight children and is now a modern winery with restaurant.

Located only 30 minutes north of Perth, the Woodvale property is an oasis of fruit and olive trees, manicured gardens and stunning rose bushes among the ever-expanding urban sprawl, a special retreat from the every-day grind.

CELLAR DOOR

The cellar door is located below the oasis of fruit, olive trees and manicured gardens, enveloped in the scents of oak barrels and fermenting wine. The below ground cellar door features all Paul Conti products plus exclusives to the cellar door. Visitors are welcome to sit outdoors in the alfresco area which hosts quarterly events with the opportunity to try the full wine range. Cheese and charcuterie platters are also available in the veranda area but must be advised in advance. The Cellar door is open Monday to Saturday 11am to 5pm.

RESTAURANT

Conti’s Restaurant has been consistently nominated as one of the State’s ‘Best Restaurants at a Winery’ since 1998.

Originally built in 1928 as the original family home that Paul shared with his parents and seven siblings, in 1982 the home was renovated into the fine dining restaurant, with high ceilings, original antique fixtures and jarrah floor boards.

A regular haunt for local clientele, The roomy layout, high ceilings and forgiving stone walls cool during the summer, while the pot-belly fire and cosy entrance lounge makes the restaurant equally popular in winter,

The menu has a local-produce focus including fresh oysters, roast duck breast, garlic prawns, carpet-bag steak and succulent veal rib-eye.

The restaurant is only open Friday for lunch, and Wednesday though to Saturday for dinner. The restaurant is also popular for intimate wedding celebrations, anniversaries, birthdays and business luncheons.

HISTORY

From humble beginnings in 1948, Paul Conti Wines has become one of WA’s most reputable and respected boutique, family-owned wineries.

Before it was a winery, in 1927 the Woodvale property was home to the Conti family who lived their self-sufficient lifestyle of growing vegetables, making pasta, cheese and milk from the resident cow to nurturing vines to create wine. In the 1940’s Carmelo Conti begun planting vines to expand to a modest sized vineyard whereby the cellar was located underneath the family house, dug out by the Conti brothers, still existing today.

From 1968 Carmelo’s son Paul began upgrading the small winery to a larger more premium winery where early success was achieved with the Shiraz. The wines to this day are still created with some of the original vines planted on the property.
 

Rickety Gate Estate

Located on Denmark’s scenic Scotsdale Road tourist route, this lovely family winery produces superior quality cool climate wines.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Merlot,Pinot Noir,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Sparkling Shiraz,Sparkling,Botrytis Riesling,Botrytis Semillon,Cabernet,Cabernet Merlot,Fortified,Dessert,Chardonnay
  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Sat & Sun 11:00am to 4:30pm

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Wheelchair Access
  • Great Southern:Denmark
  • Cases Produced:3000 cases
  • Vineyards:3.3 hectares
  • Winemaker:John Wade, Russell Hubbard
  • Established:2000
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Purchased by Russell and Linda Hubbard in 2000, the property is situated on north-facing slopes of the Bennett Ranges; an area highly suited to cool-climate viticulture. The vineyard takes the best of organic and conventional farming principles to grow stunning, varietal fruit. John Wade, who James Halliday names as “arguably the most experienced winemaker in Western Australia” contract-makes the wines at the small onsite winery.

The Wines

Varieties include Fume Blanc, Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sparklings (Chardonnay, Rose, Riesling and Shiraz), Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Semillon Blanc Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Muscat and Ratafia.

Cellar Door

The Rickety Gate cellar door provides a knowledgeable wine tasting experience, often hosted by owners Russell and Linda. Open Saturdays and Sundays 11:00am - 4:30pm.

Sittella Winery & Restaurant

Voted best Swan Valley Cellar Door in 2018, enjoy the stunning restaurant, cellar door and award-winning wines with grapes sourced from Margaret River, Franklyn River and Swan District.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Malbec,Muscat,Pinot Gris,Pinot Noir,Sauvignon Blanc,Tempranillo,Verdelho,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Port,Shiraz,Dessert,Fortified,Sparkling,Cabernet Sauvignon,Grenache,Malbec,Rose,Grenache Shiraz,Petit Verdot,Sparkling Rose,Sparkling Shiraz
  • Open Days/times:Cellar Door: Tue - Sun 10am to 4pm, Restaurant: Tue – Sun 9.30am to 4pm
  • Wine Region:Swan District

Details

  • Facilities:Functions,Restaurant,Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Lunch Open:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Cases Produced:8000 cases
  • Vineyards:10 hectares

Description

Nestled among the vines on a gently winding road near the upper reaches of the Swan River lies one of the jewels of the historic Swan Valley.

Founded by Simon and Maaike Berns in 1998 and named after a small Australian bird which abounds in the nearby tree-lined Swan River, Sittella Winery is one of the newest wineries in the Swan Valley.

Sittella’s Swan Valley vineyard thrives on the fertile soils and Mediterranean climate of hot dry summers and mild wet winters, producing a range of rich, full flavoured wines. Simon and Maaike Berns have been successful in producing high quality traditional wine styles using Verdelho, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Tempanillo and Petit Verdot, and now source grapes from other vineyards in the Swan Valley, their own Margaret River property and and Franklyn River in the Great Southern.  Over the past five years, production has increased dramatically with a crush of over 100 tonnes.

Maaike is responsible for the imaginative architecture of the restaurant, incorporating the essence of modern Italy into this wonderful earth-rendered winery.

The winery and Restaurant is open from 11:00am to 4:00pm Tuesdays – Sundays and public holidays.

SWAN VALLEY

The Sittella Vineyard is located on a stretch of fertile land 20 km north-east of Perth. In this upper river district, with the Darling Ranges to the east and the Indian Ocean to the west, the warm Mediterranean style climate provides steady winter rainfall and hot, dry summers which produce grapes of wonderful flavour, richness, balance and style. The water supply is a trickle system using bore water. Verdelho, Chardonnay, Shiraz, vines grow over a 5 hectare allotment on rich alluvial sandy loam soils (3 hectares under vine). Recent plantings also include Tempranillo, and Petit Verdot.

MARGARET RIVER ESTATE

Located at Willyabrup, 260 kms south west of Perth. The region’s temperate southern climate has been likened to Bordeaux with its generous winter rainfall, freedom from spring frosts and subdued summer temperatures – the ideal growing conditions for international wine styles. With 2.5 hectares of undulating land and soils are amongst the best in the area. Comprised of red brown loam with some gravel that ensures good natural drainage. Varieties include Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc and more recently Malbec to develop a classic red Blend.

Sunnyhurst Winery

Stroll through beautiful gardens with 600 heritage roses and be welcomed by owner Marie-Pierre's at this family friendly cellar door, making delicate regional wines nearby picturesque Bridgetown. Cel

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Merlot,Sauvignon Blanc,Sparkling,Fortified,Semillon,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Sparkling Shiraz,Ruby Port
  • Wine Region:Blackwood River Valley

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Gallery
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Established:2000

Description

Located just 5 minutes from Bridgetown, Sunnyhurst Winery Estate is on the grounds of the historic 1896 Sunnyhurst Homestead which was known to be headquarters for the Red Cross during WWII. Since its establishment as a vineyard and winery in 2000, Sunnyhurst has used traditional winemaking methods and organic inspired viticulture. Currently owned by Geoff Herbert and Marie-Pierre Dussault, the Sunnyhurst philosophy emphasises hand-picked quality grapes, and the production of premium quality wines that reflect the taste of the region.

The white wines have great delicacy and flavour from a long cool fermentation, and reds are left to age in French oak that are recycled from Burgundy. All aspects of wine production are undertaken onsite, including bottling, corking, capsuling and labelling.

The Wines

Sunnyhurst varieties include Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Shiraz, Petit Verdot and a Ruby Port.

Cellar Door

The beautiful cellar door and art gallery at Sunnyhurst is open 7 days a week from 11am to 6pm. Owner Marie-Pierre Dussault provides complimentary tastings of the winery's award-winning wines. The cellar door area is very family friendly, featuring a kids' corner with wooden toys and colouring-in activities.

Unique Highlights

Customers are invited to wander through the beautiful gardens, admire the views of the Mattamatup and Blackwood River valleys and get a glimpse of the vineyard. The estate's romantic gardens display a collection of more than 600 rare and heritage roses, and an eclectic range of cottage plants and fruit trees - including an ancient, gigantic Moreton bay fig tree which dominates much of the property.

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
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Mon to Fri 11am to 4pm,Sat/Sun 11am to 5pm
  • Wine Region:Swan District

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.

Halliday Rating
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Woodgate Manjimup Wines

Experience a vibrant and evolving range of exciting regional wines at the warm and friendly cellar door of Manjimup locals; Mark and Tracey Aitken.

  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Thursday to Saturday 10.30am to 4.30pm and Sunday 12.30-5.00pm
  • Wine Region:Southern Forests
  • Wine Variety:Sparkling,Cabernet Franc,Merlot,Merlot Cabernet,Pinot Noir,Rose,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Shiraz Cabernet,Sparkling Shiraz,Tempranillo,Viognier

Details

  • Cases Produced:2000
  • Vineyards:5 hectare estate vineyard and 2 hectare leased vineyard
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Established 2001 - 2010
  • Cellar Door Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Winemaker:Mark Aitken
  • Established:2006

Description

Established in 2006, Woodgate Wines owned and operated by the Aitken family. Winemaker Mark Aitken has spent the last ten years making wine in the Pemberton and Manjimup districts at nearby Chestnut Grove Wines and also as a self-employed winemaking consultant.

The Wines

The wine portfolio is constantly changing with fruit sourced from the 5-hectare estate vineyard and selected parcels from local growers to make a range that is fresh, vibrant and individualistic.

Woodgate's extensive range includes Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Tempranillo, Shiraz, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon reds, Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, Viognier and Sauvignon Blanc whites, and two sparkling wines; Brut Cuvee and Shiraz.

Cellar Door

Taste the wines in the unhurried, relaxed atmosphere of the recently opened cellar door, which often includes the special opportunity to meet and chat with Mark. Open 10am-4:30pm Thursday-Saturday, and 12:30-4:30pm Sunday.

Halliday Rating

4 Stars

Yilgarnia Wines

Perched beside the Hay River Valley, this north-facing vineyard is known to grow some of the best Sauvignon Blanc in Denmark. Cellar door reopening in 2019.

  • Wine Variety:Sparkling Shiraz,Port,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Sparkling,Sparkling Rose,Fortified,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Merlot
  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door and Cafe: Sat & Sun 11am to 5pm (closed during winter)

Details

  • Facilities:Light Food,Cellar Door,Functions
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday
  • Lunch Open:Saturday,Sunday
  • Great Southern:Denmark
  • Cases Produced:3500 cases
  • Established:1997
  • Vineyards:13.5 hectares
  • Winemaker:Peter and Anthony Buxton, Michael Staniford (Consultant)

Description

Located nearby Denmark, Yilgarnia is the geological name for a region of Western Australia formed more than 2 billion years ago. Established in 1997 by Peter and Anthony Buxton, the vineyard has north-facing slopes with stunning views of the Hay River Valley, Wilson Inlet and the hills surrounding Denmark. The influence of the Southern Ocean's climate on the vineyard is significant and enables the production of colourful, aromatic, cool-climate wines.

The Wines

Yilgarnia is highly recognised for its Sauvignon Blanc, which James Halliday suggested is the signature wine and one of the best of its kind in Australia. The hand-crafted, estate-grown range also includes three sparkling wines and a selection of Cabernet blends, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc Semillon wines are also made.

Cellar Door

Reopening in 2019 is the cellar door, which offers tastings with some of the region’s most spectacular views across the vineyard, lush farmlands and wildflowers.

Halliday Rating

3 Stars

 

Zarephath Wines

Small but mighty, this family-run vineyard and cafe incorporates a 'grass roots' approach and organic principles to make award-winning wines at the eastern end of the stunning Porongurup Range.

  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Wine Variety:Sparkling,Cabernet Merlot,Chardonnay,Pinot Noir,Riesling,Shiraz,Cabernet Sauvignon,Rose,Sparkling Shiraz,Syrah
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Mon to Sun 11am to 4pm; Cafe: Sat & Sun 11am to 4pm

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Restaurant
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases)
  • Winemaker:Robert Diletti
  • Established:1994
  • Great Southern:Porongurup
  • Cases Produced:1500
  • Vineyards:8.9 hectares

Description

Originally established in 1995 by the Monastic Community, Zarephath Wines is currently owned and operated by Rosie Singer and partner Ian Barrett-Lennard. Boasting fertile soils, an easterly aspect and cool summer breezes, the vineyard's low-yielding, award-winning wines are produced utilising organic principles to enhance the Great Southern region's varietal characteristics.

The Wines

Zarephath varieties include Riesling, Chardonnay, Petit Chardonnay, Rose, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Sparkling Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Merlot. Wines can be purchased online, by the glass or bottle at the winery's cafe, or at the cosy cellar door (open daily from 11am - 4pm).  

The Food

Situated alongside the estate's cellar door, the Zarephath Cafe utilises local produce (including delectable Porongurup sheep cheese) to produce cafe favourites to be enjoyed overlooking beautiful views to Mount Many Peaks and the estate's sweeping vineyard. Open for Friday to Sunday 11am - 4pm (bookings essential).

Halliday Rating

4.5 Stars

 

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