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Chittering Valley Perth Hills Wineries in Western Australia

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Chittering Valley Winery & Nesci Estate Wines

Less than an hour from Perth, explore one of Chittering Valley's original vineyards, whose longstanding range of table wines and liqueurs can be enjoyed with wonderful live music most weekends.

  • Wine Region:Perth Hills
  • Open Days/times:Sat & Sun 12pm to 5pm
  • Wine Variety:Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Zinfandel,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Grenache,Merlot,Pinot Noir

Details

  • Established:1948
  • Vineyards:24 Hectares
  • Winemaker:Kevin Nesci
  • Size & Year:Established 1901 - 1950
  • Perth Hills:Chittering Valley
  • Brands:Chittering Valley Winery, Nesci Estate Wines
  • Facilities:Cellar Door

Description

The Nesci family first chose this valley in 1948, carving their place by hand from virgin bush. The soils of the Valley are predominantly sandy brown over clay, and as the climate is typically Mediterranean with wet winters and dry summers, ideal grape growing conditions are abundant. Additionally, the underground spring running through the estate feeds water to the vines throughout the year, ensuring the vines never suffer drought and produce consistent harvests of full flavoured grapes.

 The Wines

Varieties include Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Semillon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Grenache, Merlot, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel and Pedro Ximinez. Wine can be purchased at the estate or online, with some wines exported too. 

Cellar Door

Nesci Estate Wine Farm's stone and timber cellar door is open Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm-5pm, where tastings or glasses of wine can be enjoyed with woodfired pizzas and live music on the lawn. 

Western Range Wines

Enjoy light meals, hampers and an expansive collection of red and whites at the cosy cellar door in this state-of-the-art winery in Lower Chittering Valley.

  • Wine Variety:Grenache,Malbec,Shiraz,Verdelho,Viognier,Cabernet,Chardonnay,Muscat,Sauvignon Blanc,Dessert,Sparkling,Cabernet Shiraz,Chenin Blanc,Chenin Verdelho
  • Wine Region:Perth Hills

Details

  • Vineyards:125 hectares
  • Winemaker:Israel De Brito
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Established 2001 - 2010,Small (5,000-49,999 cases)
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Perth Hills:Chittering Valley
  • Cases Produced:25,000 cases
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays

Description

Established in 2000, Western Range Wines is an award-winning winery situated within the picturesque Chittering Valley. Just under an hour northeast of Perth, the Chittering Valley is far-removed from the hustle and bustle of the city. The region’s topography is responsible for a number of microclimates suitable for different grape varieties. The climate is typically Mediterranean with cool, wet winters, ideal for retaining acid structure and flavour.

The hillside location and modern vinification equipment allows for efficient and gentle handling, respecting the varietal characteristics of the grapes. Minimal winemaking handling techniques are employed to enhance freshness and character of the aromatic white varieties. In contrast, traditional winemaking techniques are employed on red varieties, with open fermenters and barrel aging to produce elegant, modern expressions of each variety. Western Range Wines are currently exported into Canada, China, France, Poland, Russia and Japan.

Cellar Door
The current Cellar Door facility is an original weatherboard building, which has been converted into a cosy tasting room and sales area. Light meals, snacks and hampers are available whilst enjoying well informed wine tastings.

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars
 

Stringybark Winery & Restaurant

Surrounded by natural bush and birdlife at the foothills of the Chittering Valley wine trail this family-friendly winery and restaurant offers deliciously simple food and award-winning regional wines.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Shiraz,Chardonnay,Rose,Verdelho
  • Open Days/times:Wed to Sat 11:30am onwards
  • Wine Region:Perth Hills

Details

  • Dinner Open:Sunday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
  • Perth Hills:Chittering Valley
  • Cellar Door Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Lunch Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Facilities:Restaurant,Cellar Door,Functions
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Brands:Stringybark
  • Cases Produced:525 cases
  • Established:1985
  • Vineyards:2 hectares
  • Winemaker:Ryan Sudano

Description

Stringybark Winery and Restaurant was established in 1985 and named after Stringybark Creek in North Eastern Victoria. In much earlier times, Stringybark Creek and Australian bushranger Ned Kelly became folklore following a shootout with Sgt. Kennedy and Constables Scanlon and Lonigan.

Only a 50 minute drive from Perth, this casual, family-friendly restaurant has a roaring log-fire and a range of traditional favourites on the menu, including pizzas, pastas and rustic home-style meals. 

The Wines
Stringybark vineyard is one of the oldest in the Chittering Valley and produces a limited quantity of hand-picked Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Verdelho grapes. This limited production combined with the special regional characteristics of the Chittering Valley helps to produce wines with intensity and distinctive varietal character.

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