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Abbey Creek Vineyard

Take in the stunning views of the Porongurup range from the cellar door, open 7 days, while tasting multi-award winning wines crafted at this boutique family-owned winery by winemaker Rob Diletti.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Pinot Noir,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc,Rose,Dessert
  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Open Days/times:10am - 5pm Daily

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Established:1990
  • Cases Produced:800 cases
  • Vineyards:1.6 hectares
  • Winemaker:Castle Rock Estate (Robert Diletti)
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Great Southern:Porongurup

Description

Mary and Mike Dilworth established Abbey Creek in 1990 and the original pinot noir and riesling vines were planted in the same year. The cabernet vines were planted in 1993 and now grafted to pinot noir, and the sauvignon blanc vines were planted much later in 2006. Mike remains in the role of viticulturist and Rob Diletti makes the wines.

The name ‘Abbey Creek’ is a combination of two geological markers at the estate: the creek that runs (in winter) alongside the vineyard; and the view of The Abbey in the Stirling Range, WA’s highest collection of peaks. The vineyards are nestled on the northern slope of the Porongurup range, providing a dramatic backdrop when looking over the vineyard towards the main house.

The Wines
The Porongurup sub-region in the Great Southern is known for producing long-lived rieslings with distinct floral characteristics, and pinots that show bright cherry, pomegranate and red berry characteristics. The wines have been time and again selected for medals and trophies at both regional and national wine shows within Australia, claiming a total of 9 wine show trophies.   

Wine Tasting
Visitors can enjoy the wines on tasting at the cellar door (open 7 days 10-5 ‘when the flag is flying and the sign is out’), an old shearing shed with views over the vineyards and the Kalgan plain. 

Unique Highlights
The view of the Porongurup Range, and the proximity to it.  The wine range is magnificent and concise, the views are picturesque.

Halliday Rating
5 Black Stars

Arcadia Wines

Experience the spectacular, ever-changing panorama of the Stirling Ranges at this peaceful family-owned winery producing award-winning wines and delicious woodfired pizzas.

  • Open Days/times:Cellar door and Cafe: Fri to Sun 10am to 4pm
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Riesling,Rose,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
  • Wine Region:Great Southern

Details

  • Established:1997
  • Winemaker:James Kellie
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Light Food
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Micro (1-999 cases)
  • Great Southern:Mount Barker
  • Cellar Door Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Lunch Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Brands:Arcadia
  • Cases Produced:850 cases
  • Vineyards:4 hectares

Description

Located between the Great Southern region’s Stirling and Porongurup Ranges, Arcadia Wines winery was established by John and Gaye Robinson in 1998, who visited Kendenup from Perth one weekend while looking for a getaway property. This single vineyard was first planted in 1997 on fertile slopes that dip into the picturesque creek known locally as 'Dead Man's Creek'.

The beautiful views of the Stirling Range inspired the name 'Arcadia', used in Roman and Greek poetry as a place where people were believed to enjoy the perfect life.

Great Southern regional heroes Riesling and Shiraz are the focus along with beautiful, cool climate Cabernet Sauvignon.

Cellar Door

Make the most of Arcadia Wines’ spectacular views of the Stirling Ranges with a wine tasting, platter or woodfired pizza at the cosy cellar door and cafe, open Friday to Sunday 10am - 5pm. A range of events take place throughout the year too including live music, dining opportunities and more.

 

Ashley Estate

Join the Giles Family for a vertical tasting of reds in the rustic shearing shed-turned cellar door, nestled in the Willunga foothills just outside of Perth.

  • Open Days/times:Sat & Sun 11am to 5pm by appointment
  • Wine Region:Perth Hills
  • Wine Variety:Pinot Noir

Details

  • Brands:Ashley Estate
  • Established:1988
  • Vineyards:0.8 hectares
  • Winemaker:Josh Davenport
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday
  • Perth Hills:Bickley Valley
  • Cases Produced:150 cases

Description

The Giles Family have a long history in farming and wine in Australian. William Giles was the first pioneer to bring grapes, olives and oranges to South Australia. Members of the Giles family moved from the Clare Valley to Willunga in 1936 to run a large dairy and sheep farm, which is now home to over 1000 sheep and 36 hectares of Shiraz, Cabernet, Merlot and Pinot.

Cellar Door

The cellar door at Ashley Estate is open Saturdays, Sundays and most public holidays from 11am to 5pm. There are generally between 5 and 6 vintage reds available for tasting, and an additional ‘Hidden Pinot Cave’ onsite offers tastings of the Estate’s Pinot Noir varieties.  

Bare Rooted Winery

A cheekily-named boutique winery producing a characterful Sauvignon Blanc from its picturesque vineyards within Rosa Brook Valley.

  • Open Days/times:No cellar door.
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Sauvignon Blanc

Details

  • Brands:Bare Rooted
  • Cases Produced:200 cases
  • Established:1996
  • Vineyards:0.3 hectares
  • Winemaker:Moss brothers
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Nestled in the stunning Rosa Brook Valley, 6km from Margaret River township, the Bare Rooted vineyard was established in 1996 and was planted exclusively from nursery-reared 'bare rooted' vine cuttings. Strong, lush and abundant vines have led to the creation of their aromatic and rich yet cleansing Sauvignon Blanc (which can be purchased online only). 

Beneath The Kite

Is it real or is it fiction? Discover the tidy new Malbec made by Margaret River winemaker and writer duo, the Messengers.

  • Open Days/times:No Cellar Door
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Malbec

Details

  • Brands:Beneath The Kite
  • Established:2016
  • Winemaker:Mark Messenger
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 2011 - 2019
  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe

Description

Inspired by life in the Margaret River wine industry, Vikki Messenger penned her novel, 'Crush', revolving around life and love around the vineyards of Margaret River. Beneath the Kite being the name of the fictional winery in the book. When Vikki's winemaker husband, the highly regarded Mark Messenger read the book, he was inspired by the creative opportunity to realise a fictional winery, and sourced premium Malbec grapes from a local, vineyard to make its debut wine.

The Malbec is available on the Settlers Tavern's wine menu and at various fine wine retailers

 

Beulah Wines

A charming, family-owned and operated vineyard producing high quality, award-winning wines within the stunning Blackwood Valley Wine Region.

  • Wine Variety:Chardonnay,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Cabernet Sauvignon,Viognier
  • Open Days/times:No cellar door
  • Wine Region:Blackwood River Valley

Details

  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Brands:Beulah Wines
  • Cases Produced:Less than 999
  • Established:2007
  • Vineyards:9.5 hectares
  • Winemaker:Craig Nield, Jodi Nield and Richard Nield
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010

Description

Located in Boyup Brook, Beulah Wines began operations in 2007 within a 10 hectare vineyard. Owned by Craig, Jodi and Richard Nield. The estate grown wines have received a number of awards at local and national wine shows.

Varieties at Beulah include Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Semillon Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz and are available by mail order from the winery.

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

Details

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

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. 

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.

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

Details

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

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.

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,Organic (Certified)
  • 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.

Downderry Wines

Share wine, cheese and a chat with Rex and Jan Hayes, a couple determined to realise Narrogin’s potential as a wine growing destination and have a cabinet full of Wheatbelt wine awards to prove it!

  • Wine Variety:Shiraz,Sparkling,Fortified,Chenin Blanc,Semillon,Cabernet Sauvignon,Muscat,Tempranillo,Zinfandel
  • Open Days/times:Friday - Monday 11am and 5pm or by appointment.
  • Wine Region:Central WA

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Vineyards:5.3 Hectares
  • Winemaker:Contract
  • Brands:Downderry
  • Cases Produced:Less than 999
  • Established:2000

Description

Founded by Rex and Jan Hayes in 1997, Downderry vines grow on what was a working farm for many years. Originally the co-owner of Narrogin's local liquour store, Rex has always had a passion for the perfect drop and a determination to prove the well-matured loam and gravel over clay soils on his property could host healthy vines. The harvest season is truly a community affair at Downderry, with several local charities and sporting groups contributing to grape-picking.

The wines are made by Wine Society's Young Winemaker of the Year in 2013, Coby Ladwig of Rockcliffe's Wines.

The Wines

Varieties include an earthy Shiraz, Rose, Moscato, Sparkling and an award-winning Zinfandel. Downderry Wines has won more than 20 medals and trophies in the Wandering Wheatbelt Wine Awards.

Cellar Door

Enjoy teas and coffees alongside generous wine and cheese tastings at this quaint, family-friendly cellar door operated by the estate's friendly owners (and a handful of cuddly sheep and alpacas for kids to enjoy). Open Friday to Monday 11am - 5pm.

Unique Highlights

Caravaners are welcome to stay overnight on the grass for $5 a night (fee waived with the purchase of wine!)

 

Ducketts Mill

Wine from Ducketts Mill and more than 40 varieties of Denmark Farmhouse Cheese, all produced by Ross and Dallas Lewis, can be tasted at the homely cellar door in picturesque Scotsdale Valley.

  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door & Shop: Everyday 10am to 5pm
  • Wine Variety:Sparkling,Rose,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Cabernet,Chardonnay,Merlot,Muscat,Port,Riesling,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Fortified

Details

  • Cases Produced:800 cases
  • Vineyards:8 hectares
  • Winemaker:Harewood Estate (James Kellie)
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Established:1997
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Light Food
  • Great Southern:Denmark

Description

The land on which the Ducketts Mill winery is located started out with a small 5 acre planting of riesling, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc. Additional plantings have increased the total vineyard area to 18 acres. 

Combining their love for cheese and wine, Ross and Dallas Lewis run a homely cellar door nestled in the lush Scotsdale Valley.  Set in an old timber farmstead and overlooking the vineyard, visitors can settle back and enjoy cheese platters matched to the cool-climate wines from the estate in Denmark. 

There are more than 40 varieties of cheese made under the Denmark Farmhouse Cheese brand and everything is made from locally sourced dairy produce. Left over milk is used to make ice-cream and fudge.

The Wines
Winemaker James Kellie is responsible for the concise collection of wines at Duckett’s Mill.  Sauvignon blanc, riesling, semillon, chardonnay, merlot, cabernet sauvignon and franc are all grown on the estate vineyards.  There is also a small collection of fortified wines, which are well-matched to the generous cheese and meat platters.

Wine Tasting
All wines and cheeses are available for tasting at the cellar door on Scotsdale Road from Monday to Sunday, 10-5.

Unique Highlights
Cheese, jam, chutney, fudge, premium home-made ice-cream and wines are all made at Duckett’s Mill and are available for purchase at the cellar door.

Fairlady Estate

Inspired by the Minnis family's range of vintage Datsun Fairladys, this quaint estate was established in 2009 and specialises in Cab Sav, Riesling and Shiraz. Telephone and email sales only.

  • Wine Region:Blackwood River Valley
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz

Details

  • Cases Produced:300-500 cases
  • Established:2009
  • Winemaker:D. Dowden
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010

Description

Ferguson Falls Estate

Pop in for lunch at this Gold Plate award-winning winery and cafe, known for its quality wines, delectable stone-baked pizzas and locally-made cheeses, served with a laidback, country atmosphere.

  • Wine Variety:Tempranillo,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Shiraz
  • Wine Region:Geographe
  • Open Days/times:Weekends & public holidays 11am to 5pm

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Light Food
  • Cellar Door Open:Sunday,Holidays,Saturday
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Micro (1-999 cases)
  • Cases Produced:600
  • Geographe:Ferguson Valley
  • Vineyards:3.5 hectares

Description

Located 20 minutes east of Bunbury within the lush Ferguson Valley, this estate was one of the first vineyards to be planted in the region. Established by the Giumelli Family in 1983, the property's rich soils are home to the 3 hectare vineyard in which the family has planted award-winning vines.

The Wines

The wines include Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc Semillon and Chardonnay and are known for their full flavour and elegant structure.

Cellar Door

Generous samples of the estate's wines are available at the cellar door, Friday through Sunday from 10am - 4pm. Alternative times for tastings can be arranged by appointment.

The Food

Ferguson Falls Estate’s delicious stone-baked American and Italian style gourmet pizzas received the Gold Plate Award in 2017. There’s also a range of cheeses, created from the farm’s dairy milk available to enjoy as well as desserts and Yahava coffee. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am - 4pm.

 

Ferguson Hart Estate

Meet Merv and Jan at their quaint, family owned and operated cellar door in the heart of the Ferguson Valley, offering delicious cakes and coffees alongside tastings of premium wines.

  • Wine Variety:Chardonnay,Port,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz
  • Wine Region:Geographe
  • Open Days/times:Weekends 11am to 5pm

Details

  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Winemaker:Contract
  • Established:1994
  • Cases Produced:600
  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Light Food
  • Geographe:Ferguson Valley
  • Vineyards:2.3 hectares

Description

Jan and Merv Hart purchased their Ferguson Valley property in 1993 and planted the first vineyard in 1995. All wines are made with fruit from the estate, and state-of-the-art viticultural techniques are utilised to manage their immaculate vineyard.

The Wines

Varieties include Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, Chardonnay, Shiraz Grenache Mouvedre, Shiraz and Port.

Cellar Door

Operated by Jan, the cellar door is well-known for excellent cake, coffee, fine art and cards for sale alongside generous tastings of the estate's wines. Open weekends and public holidays 11am - 5pm.

 

Fifth Estate Wines

A passionate, family-owned winery crafting small-batch Rose, Chardonnay, Tempranillo and Shiraz from their vineyard in Harvey, part of WA’s Geographe Region.

  • Open Days/times:No Cellar Door
  • Wine Region:Geographe
  • Wine Variety:Sparkling,Chardonnay,Shiraz,Tempranillo

Details

  • Brands:Fifth Estate Wines
  • Cases Produced:Less than 999
  • Established:1999
  • Vineyards:2.2 hectares
  • Winemaker:Peter Stanlake
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Geographe:Harvey

Description

Owned and operated by Julie and Mark Moloney, the Fifth Estate vineyard was established in 1999 and is dedicated to the production of premium Geographe wines. Winemaker Peter Stanlake has been crafting small-batch wines within the Geographe region for over 20 years, and his personal attention to detail during every step of grape and wine production has seen the estate go from strength to strength.

Varieties include Chardonnay, Rose, Shiraz, Sparkling Shiraz and Tempranillo.

The winery is open by appointment only.

 

Frog Choir Wines

Located in the heart of Wallcliffe, Margaret River’s tiniest vineyard specialises in hand-crafting the classic Australian Cabernet Shiraz blend in an award-winning local style.

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

Details

  • Cases Produced:250 cases
  • Established:1997
  • Vineyards:1.2 hectares
  • Winemaker:Bruce Dukes
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Brands:Frog Choir
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe

Description

Frog Choir makes a tiny 250 cases of wine each year from one of the region’s micro-vineyards. The estate takes its name from the diverse populations of frogs that reside among the small spring-fed dams on its impeccable property, ideally located nearby icon producers Leeuwin Estate, Voyager Estate and Xanadu.

The Wines
The quaint vineyard specialises in growing Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, and its range is centred around the classic Australian blend of the two. The wines are completely handmade, from pruning to hand-harvests and hand-plunged open ferments. The flavoursome wines demonstrate a balance between the primary fruit flavours and textures from the vineyard, alongside the estate’s quality winemaking.

The first two vintages received a total of eight medals and the awards have continued since.

Wine Tasting
No cellar door.

Unique Highlights
Stay at this centrally located, tranquil vineyard’s onsite accommodation. Frog Choir offers a modern, architecturally designed holiday house that sleeps up to 12 guests. With all the modern amenities and close proximity to Margaret River town, the beach and a host of icon estates, it makes for a memorable holiday experience.

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

Details

  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Micro (1-999 cases)
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Functions
  • 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. 

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

Details

  • Cases Produced:100 tonnes
  • Vineyards:10.5 hectares
  • Winemaker:Tony Bakranich
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Appointment Only
  • 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.

Hutton Wines

An ultra-boutique range handcrafted in the garagiste style by Michael Hutton, the second generation of the family behind Margaret River’s Graylin Estate.

  • Open Days/times:No Cellar Door
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Semillon

Details

  • Cases Produced:300 cases
  • Established:2006
  • Winemaker:Michael Hutton
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Brands:Hutton Wines

Description

Michael Hutton grew up on a vineyard, then pursued a career as an architect before following his passion back to Margaret River. These days Michael makes wines in his garage in the traditional ‘garagiste’ style. (definition: a passionate winemaker who creates fine, limited wines, occasionally from his or her garage).

Three wines are made; a Semillon, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. The fruit is sourced from exceptional local vineyards in Margaret River, handpicked and made with passion and precision in tiny batches.

No cellar door.

Kyotmunga Estate

A quaint family-owned winery and olive grove within the Chittering Valley offering generous tastings of fresh olives, olive oil and Dukkah with full bodied, estate-grown wines.

  • Open Days/times:Sat & Sun 11am to 5pm
  • Wine Region:Perth Hills
  • Wine Variety:Barbera,Chenin Blanc,Grenache,Shiraz

Details

  • Brands:Kyotmunga Estate
  • Cases Produced:less than 999 cases
  • Established:1996
  • Vineyards:3 hectares
  • Winemaker:Trevor Wallis
  • Facilities:Light Food,Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Lunch Open:Saturday,Sunday
  • Perth Hills:Heart of the Hills

Description

Beginning with 300 mandarin trees, the Kyotmunga became a vineyard and olive grove in 1997 under the ownership of Trevor and Lynette Chester. Major renovations were completed to create the cellar door in 2003, and the couple also played a key role with other winemakers in establishing the Chittering Valley Wine trail. All Kyotmunga wines are made on the premises within a farm shed that has been customised by Trevor to reduce temperature variation.

The Wines

Kyotmunga focuses on making full bodied Shiraz, Grenache and Taminga (a sweet white variety). These wines can be purchased at the cellar door, and can be delivered free of charge in the metropolitan area.

Cellar Door

The cellar door verandah overlooking the beautiful Chittering Valley offers a unique experience with plentiful tastings of wine, estate-grown olives, olive oil and Dukkah. The owners operate the cellar door and love discussing the process of grape growing and wine production. Open on weekends and public holidays from 11am-5pm.

The Food

Kyotmunga offers laidback dining, featuring platters of dolmades, cheese, olives and dukkah, and Devonshire teas. If visiting in Spring look out for their farm-grown mandarins that can be purchased to take home.

Unique Highlights

The name Kyotmunga has historical significance as it is the first recorded place name in the Chittering area. It is understood that the word Kyotmunga in the local Indigenous language means place of water. To maintain the historical significance of the name, the WA Government named a trail adjacent to the property the Kyotmunga Walk Trail. The trail leads to the Avon Valley National Park, which contains an abundance of natural flora and fauna.

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
  • Wine Region:Perth Hills
  • Open Days/times:Sat & Sun 11am to 5pm

Details

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

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.

Malmalling Vineyard

Taste award-winning wines and unwind with a relaxed country lunch and live Sunday music at a tranquil and delightful family-owned vineyard beside the John Forrest National Park.

  • Open Days/times:Fri to Sun 11am to 5pm
  • Wine Region:Perth Hills
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Merlot,Petit Verdot,Shiraz,Verdelho

Details

  • Established:2000
  • Winemaker:Kit Chambers
  • Lunch Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Perth Hills:Heart of the Hills
  • Brands:Malmalling Vineyard
  • Cases Produced:250 cases
  • Vineyards:2.7 hectares
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Restaurant
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Established in 2000 by the Chambers family, Malmalling Vineyard is located in the heart of the Perth Hills Wine Region. Nestled within a bushland setting, this picturesque boutique winery is situated on one of the highest points in Parkerville. 'Malmalling' is an Aboriginal name for the property originally owned by the Chambers' in the Mundaring Region from 1907, and the Vineyard today seeks to continue this family history through the maintenance of this name on their Parkerville property.

Our Wines

Malmalling Vineyard creates distinctive premium wines that capture the spirit and character of the Perth Hills Wine Region. All wines are made onsite by co-owner and award winning winemaker Kit Chambers, from the property's own hand-picked and crushed grapes. The winery produces a range of red wines including Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, and white wines including Chardonnay and Verdelho.

Cellar Door

From Wednesdays to Sundays, wine can be tasted at the Cellar Door, enjoyed by the glass or bottle at the vineyard, or purchased to take home.

The Food

The Malmalling Cafe offers both a range of platters and a generous a la carte menu, perfect to enjoy with the wines. Dine in the comfort of the air-conditioned cafe, alfresco on the patio, or under the trees in the bush garden - where live music can be enjoyed on Sundays.  

Mandalay Estate

Set amid the rolling hills of Glen Mervyn in the scenic Preston Valley, majestic, centuries old Blackbutt trees flank the entrance to this husband and wife run winery and cellar door.

  • Wine Region:Geographe
  • Open Days/times:7 days 11am to 5pm
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Shiraz,Chardonnay,Zinfandel,Cabernet,Cabernet Shiraz,Muscat,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Dessert,Fortified,Riesling

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday
  • Established:1997
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Dogs Welcome
  • Vineyards:4.2 hectares
  • Winemaker:Peter Stanlake, John Griffiths
  • Geographe:Donnybrook
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Micro (1-999 cases)
  • Cases Produced:600

Description

Bernice and Tony O’Connell planted their first vines in 1997 on the site of an old blue gum plantation on a farm that had been in the same family since the 1890s.

All wine is made from the estate’s 4.2 hectare vineyard and includes Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon,  Zinfandel, Durif, Chardonnay, Riesling, Moscato, Port and Muscat Liqueur. The family philosophy is hands on in the vineyard and minimal intervention in the winemaking. which allows the fruit to express itself in the bottle. Mandalay Estate has won a number  of awards over the years including a four-star rating by James Halliday in the 2014 wine companion and Best Cabernet Sauvignon in the 2017 Geographe wine show. The cellar door is open 7 days a week 11am to 5pm. Always a good idea to phone first 97 322006.
 

Mazza Wines

Inspired by the great wines of Rioja and the Douro Valley in Spain, visit the Mazza family and try the Geographe wine region’s first portfolio of single-vineyard Spanish and Portuguese varieties.

  • Open Days/times:No Cellar Door
  • Wine Region:Geographe
  • Wine Variety:Fortified,Graciano,Tempranillo,Tinta Cao

Details

  • Brands:Mazza
  • Cases Produced:Less than 999
  • Established:2002
  • Winemaker:David and Anne Mazza
  • Facilities:Functions,No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Geographe:Donnybrook

Description

David and Anne Mazza were inspired by the great wines of Rioja and the Douro Valley, and continue a longstanding family tradition of making wine. Established in 2002 near Donnybrook, the Mazza Wines vineyard is planted with six Spanish and Portugese varieties, and is the only of its kind in the Geographe Region. The vineyard has ten acres of carefully-managed vines that receive a lot of attention, where the most labour-intensive practices are a priority in the vineyard to grow the best quality grapes.

The Wines

Mazza Wines produces six red grape varieties; Bastardo, Graciano, Tempranillo, Tinta Cao, Touriga Nacional and Sousao. From these, straight varietal wines, a Tempranillo Graciano blend and fortified wines are produced.

Halliday Rating

4 Stars

 

Moojelup Farm Wines

Enjoy a slice of farming history and the flagship sparkling Shiraz at the Moojelup farm vineyard located 8km north of Harvey at the foothills of the Darling Scarp.

  • Wine Region:Geographe
  • Open Days/times:Appointment Only
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Semillon,Shiraz,Sparkling,Vermentino

Details

  • Vineyards:3.5 hectares
  • Winemaker:Peter Stanlake
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Appointment Only
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Micro (1-999 cases)
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Established:1997
  • Geographe:Harvey
  • Cases Produced:500

Description

Moojelup Farm takes its name from the Nyoongar word Mooja, the Aboriginal name for the famous Western Australian Christmas tree.

Established by John Thompson Logue in the 1880’s, the property was originally used for beef cattle, sheep and dairy farming. In the 1990’s, owners Stephanie and Simon Holthouse developed a boutique winery with the first vintage released in 2000.

Traditional winemaking methods include handpicked fruit, open fermentation and basket pressing. The winery is particularly suited to Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Semillion and Vermentino. Take the opportunity to indulge in the superb Sparkling Shiraz; not to mention our classic Cabernet, Shiraz and Semillon.

The Cellar door is open by appointment.
 

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