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Fiano Wine Variety Wineries in Western Australia

Wineries in Western Australia


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Goon Tycoons

Discover the breakaway label of three industry legends, making edgy small-batch wines (with seriously award-winning winemaking), at their co-op cellar door at Abbey Vale Wines near Yallingup.

  • Open Days/times:Wednesday to Sunday 10am - 5pm
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Chardonnay,Grenache,Riesling,Rosé,Shiraz,Tempranillo,Fiano

Details

  • Established:2016
  • Winemaker:Julian Langworthy
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Established 2011 - 2019
  • Cellar Door Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Margaret River:Yallingup

Description

Launched in October 2016, the 'goon tycoons' are three mates with the impeccable wine-world pedigree and a dream to tinker and make playful wines from small parcels of fruit goodness they find in the vineyards in Margaret River and nearby regions during their “real jobs”. The team comprises 2019 Wine Companion Winemaker of the Year Julian Langworthy (of Deep Woods), John Fogarty as Viticulturist and Mark Fogarty in Finance. As the gents say, Goon Tycoons is their chance “to get rich, or get drunk trying.” 

The Wines

The range comprises small batch creations made with natural ideals but technical clout for ultimate drinkability. There are a couple of Rieslings and various Shiraz styles, a well-publicised Rose, Chardonnays, Grenache blends and more. 

Cellar Door

Wines can be tasted and purchased at the Tycoons' cellar door at Abbey Vale Winery in Yallingup, open Wednesday to Sunday 10am - 5pm. The cellar door is shared with Yallingup Cheese Company and Wulura Olive Oil.

Green Door Wines

Unique Wine tasting with Amazing views of the Ferguson Valley

  • Open Days/times:Thursday - Sunday 11:00am - 4:30pm
  • Wine Region:Geographe
  • Wine Variety:Mourvedre,Shiraz,Grenache,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Tempranillo,Verdelho,Chardonnay,Fiano

Details

  • Vineyards:8 hectares under vine
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes
  • Winemaker:Ashley Keeffe and Vanessa Carson
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Functions,Light Food,Restaurant,Wheelchair Access
  • Geographe:Ferguson Valley

Description

Green Door Vineyard & Winery is a small boutique winery in the Ferguson Valley. Ashley & Kath Keeffe purchased the run-down vineyard in 2006 and set about restoring and replanting, with the Grenache and Tempranillo finding near perfect conditions. Other grapes in the vineyard include Monastrell, Shiraz, Fiano, and Verdelho.

Ashley is very conscious of soil health and the vineyard is managed with a minimal intervention ethos, creating fruit with great flavour. All grapes are handpicked and basket pressed, with all wines made on the property by Ashley and consultant winemaker, Vanessa Carson. Various different wine making techniques are used including the use of Amphora pots for fermentation, cold soaking on skins and the addition of whole bunches to ferments.

There is a cellar door cafe on the property serving sharing style grazing platters showcasing local produce. The focal point of the cellar door is the grand green door, imported from Fez, Morocco. The Moorish theme of the winery and cafe menu matches the predominantly Spanish/European characteristics of the wines. Ash, Kath and their team take great satisfaction in being involved in the whole process of growing, making and sharing the enjoyment of the wines.

Higher Plane Wines

After visiting over 30 sites, a stunning southern site in Walcliffe was chosen to establish this high-scoring winery’s minimal intervention vineyard and wine range.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Malbec,Fiano,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Sauvignon Blanc,Syrah,Malbec,Other White
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:C/- Juniper Estate, Open 7 days 10am - 5pm

Details

  • Wheelchair Access:Yes, wheelchair-modified bathrooms available
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Cases Produced:2000
  • Vineyards:14.55
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe
  • Brands:Higher Plane

Description

The original owners of Higher Plane inspected over 30 sites around Margaret River before settling upon Forest Grove. The vineyard, with its gravelly duplex soils and southern Margaret River cool southerly winds, was first planted in 1997 with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. Subsequent Chardonnay plantings have ensued. Natural farming principles are followed to ensure optimum soil health and encourage biodiversity in the vineyard.

The Wines

The team firmly believes in the ‘less is more’ approach, seeking delicacy, elegance and complexity in the wines through minimal intervention winemaking. Indigenous yeasts are often used for fermentation and minimal sulphur additions are made for the truest expression of the vineyard site. Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay are the heroes, and an innovative Fiano is being pioneered.

The wines are sold through the cellar door of our sister brand Juniper, which can be found at 98 Tom Cullity Drive, Cowaramup, WA, and are also available online though the Higher Plane website.

Juniper

Enjoy some of the region’s oldest vines and wines with a reputation for consistent high-quality, a tasting with the friendly team on the lawn beside the Wilyabrup Brook or in front of the log fire.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Semillon,Shiraz,Rosé,Malbec,Method Traditionale,Tempranillo,Botrytis Riesling,Cabernet Merlot,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Fiano
  • Open Days/times:7 days 10am-5pm

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Picnic Facilities,Dogs Welcome
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Established:1973
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Cases Produced:12 000
  • Vineyards:19.5 Hectares
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Wheelchair Access:Wheelchair-modified bathroom available
  • Brands:Juniper Estate, Juniper Small Batch, Juniper Crossing

Description

Originally called Wright’s and planted in 1973 on excellent soils beside the Wilyabrup Brook, the property was renamed Juniper by the late Roger Hill and wife Gillian Anderson in 1998.

The site has a rich history. In the 19th century the road from Busselton to the south of Margaret River ran through what is now the vineyard, hence the wine range called “the Crossing”. The present block was created by a sub division by the Junipers, a well-known Western Australian artist family.

The Wines

The vineyard is unirrigated and the vines hand-pruned and hand-picked at vintage. It was originally planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Semillon and subsequent plantings of Petit Verdot, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec in 1999. Winemaker Mark Messenger has a longstanding reputation for the excellent quality and regional typicity of his wines which are made onsite at Juniper Estate’s state of the art facilities.

Wine Tastings

Enjoy a picturesque setting in the serene part of Wilyabrup, with views of rolling hills and the vineyards. Wines by the glass or bottle can also be enjoyed on a peaceful lawn beside the Wilyabrup Brook or in winter, beside the log fire on the winery’s comfy leather couches.

Halliday Rating

5 Red Stars

Tonon Vineyard & Winery

Tonon Vineyard & Winery is an independent, family owned and operated vineyard, winery and cellar door in the Bickley-Carmel Valley, only 30 minutes from the Perth CBD.

  • Open Days/times:Saturdays 10am – 4pm or by appointment
  • Wine Region:Perth Hills
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Franc,Malbec,Sangiovese,Tempranillo,Vermentino,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Fiano,Prosecco

Details

  • Established:2012
  • Vineyards:Single vineyard (1 hectare)
  • Winemaker:Daniel Tonon BCom. GradDip (Oenology)
  • Size & Year:Established 2011 - 2019
  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday
  • Perth Hills:Bickley Valley
  • Facilities:Cellar Door

Description

Specialising in the production of boutique, award winning wines, handcrafted from estate grown alternative varieties. Notably, the vineyard features the first commercial plantings of Prosecco in the Perth Hills.

Join the winemaker, Daniel Tonon, for a unique wine tasting experience to sample his distinctive wines.

Trophy Winner for Best Sparkling Wine – 2019 Perth Hills Wine Show.

Vineyard 28

Experience the 'little Italy' of the Geographe region through Italian varieties of Arneis, Dolcetto Freddo and rare Nebbiolo wines at this estate, operated passionately by the Cumbers family.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Other White,Muscat,Arneis,Dolcetto,Nebbiolo,Fiano
  • Wine Region:Geographe
  • Open Days/times:Thurs to Mon - 10 am to 5 pm. Other days by appointment only.

Details

  • Established:1998
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,BBQ Facilities,Picnic Facilities,Gallery,Dogs Welcome,Wheelchair Access
  • Geographe:Harvey
  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Thursday,Friday
  • Vineyards:14 acres
  • Winemaker:Mark Cumbers
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases)
  • Cases Produced:Greater than 1000
  • Brands:Vineyard 28
  • Wheelchair Access:Wheel Chair Access

Description

Back in 1989, a Kiwi girl named Pip met a West Aussie boy named Mark whilst working in Melbourne. The two shared a love of all things to do with wine, and in 1997 relocated to WA, purchasing a 10 acre property near Harvey (that was later named Vineyard 28). Some twenty years later, the property now boasts an extensive vineyard planted with mostly Italian varieties.

'28' is the colloquial name for the Port Lincoln Ringneck, a local parrot, due to their contact call, a whistled "twenty-eight". When planting the first vines, these cheeky birds were a little too helpful, thus it was decided to take their name for the property.

The Wines

Enjoy Italian varieties - Arneis, Dolcetto, Moscato and Nebbiolo wines alongside classic Sauvignon Blanc Semillon and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Cellar Door  - Open 10am to 5pm - Thursday to Sunday

It was a family effort to create the cellar door, built from Lake Clifton limestone in 2005. Brimming with colour, vibrancy and of course, wine, the cellar door offers friendly tastings of lesser seen Piedmontese grape varieties and is open Thursday to Monday from 10am - 5pm.

Indulge all your senses with an extensive range of wines, that cater to all tastes, from crisp dry whites, to rich robust reds, and some sweeter styles as well.

They offer a range of fine wine experiences accompanied by locally sourced produce, all served with good old fashioned hospitality, hosted in their purpose built limestone cellar door. Enjoy the peace of the forest surrounds and panoramic views over farmland to the Eastern Scarp.

Basic wine tasting starts at $2 per person.

The cellar door also features a spacious picnic area and barbecue facilities for a BYO lunch, and a unique collection of colourful Patchwork Quilts and works by local artists.  

 

Wise Wine

Located by Meelup Regional Park, Wise produces superb wines and is one of Margaret River’s most renowned restaurants, the only one to overlook both the vines and the ocean.

  • Wine Variety:Dessert,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Pinot Noir,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Cabernet Merlot,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Malbec,Pinot Gris,Sauvignon Blanc,Cabernet Malbec,Rosé,Sparkling,Sparkling Rose,Topaque,Zinfandel,Botrytis Semillon,Prosecco,Fiano,Other White
  • Open Days/times:11am - 5pm Everyday
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Facilities:Functions,Cellar Door,Restaurant
  • Established:1986
  • Breakfast Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Dinner Open:Friday,Saturday
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Small (5,000-49,999 cases)
  • Cases Produced:10000
  • Vineyards:2.5 hectares

Description

Wise Wine was established by Ron and Sandra Wise in 1992 in a truly iconic setting, surrounded by vineyard and the natural bushland of Meelup Regional Park looking out to the pristine blue waters of Geographe Bay. The property’s two restaurants and expansive wine tasting list make for a spectacular experience with a vista to be remembered forever!

The Wine
The wine range aims to suit all taste preferences and budgets, offering 20 quality sparkling, white, red, dessert and fortified wines. The winemaking philosophy includes sourcing parcels of the highest quality fruit from top vineyards in the WA regions that are most-suited to grow each grape variety.

Celebrated winemaking consultant, Larry Cherubino, has overseen activities at the winery for many years. His stewardship has seen the quality of Wise Wines become some of the most awarded in the region, winning Gold medals at many Australian Wine Shows.

The Food
Wise Vineyard Restaurant is one of the best known restaurants in the region, where you can enjoy a stunning meal with ocean views. The menu features contemporary cuisine which changes regularly as local produce comes in and out of season. 

For a more casual dining experience, take a short trip down to the valley, to the banks of the Meelup Brook and visit Lot 80 Tavern & Restaurant. Housed in a historic stone and timber building built by local farmers and craftsmen, it features Italian, French, Spanish and Australian-inspired tasting and shared menus that utilise local ingredients, where possible.

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

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