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Geographe Wineries


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Starting 1.5 hours south of Perth and stretching from the stunning coastline to the majestic rolling hills and native bush hinterland of Ferguson Valley, Geographe is one of WA’s most captivating and diverse wine regions. Home to more than 20 boutique, mostly family-owned wineries, the region is characterised by diverse micro climates as a result of elevated rolling hills, cool sheltered valleys and mild ocean breezes off Geographe Bay.
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Filled with boutique wineries established by passionate local artisans, Geographe vignerons have utilised the expertise and plantings of the most prestigious global wine regions to handcraft wines that are fast gaining popularity, recognition and national accolades.

While the region produces exceptional Shiraz, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, it is becoming increasingly known for some alternative, lesser-known Spanish and Italian varietals such as Tempranillo and Nebbiolo.

While there are no official sub-regions of Geographe, there are three quite distinct areas to visit.

The coastal area stretches past Bunbury all the way down to Busselton, with the lush, peaceful Capel River and the town of Capel at its centre. It is a place where you can enjoy the slow-pace and conveniences of coastal towns, enjoy the dawn and dusk gatherings of hundreds of kangaroos and swim with the resident bottlenose dolphins. Wholly maritime-influenced by the warm Indian Ocean, its climate is similar to that of the northern part of the Margaret River, although richer alluvial soils around Capel lead to exceptionally vigorous vine growth.

Further inland you can enjoy the regions that extend from the rural towns of Harvey and Donnybrook, cut off from the influences of the Indian Ocean by the Darling and Whicher ranges, with considerable diurnal temperature fluctuations.

Finally, there is the Ferguson Valley is the stunning hidden-jewel of the southwest, reminiscent of the rolling hills of England. Sparsely populated, it is home to more than 10 wineries and a population of more than 7000 gnomes, all to be found at Gnomesville. Early success with sauvignon blanc, shiraz, merlot and cabernet sauvignon led to rapid expansion in plantings within this area. The largest venture is Willow Bridge, with a 100-hectare vineyard and 2000-tonne capacity winery.

Fast Facts

Wineries: 45
Altitude: 33°18’S
Latitude: 5-70m
Season Rainfall: 185-220mm
Harvest: Early Feb to mid March

Check out the listings below for Geographe wineries, wines, tours, cellar doors and more.

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Aravina Estate

Surrounded by stunning vineyards, rolling hills, bushland and manicured gardens, Aravina Estate offers a mix of memorable experiences for the whole family.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Malbec,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Cuvee Brut,Malbec,Merlot,Rosé,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon,Shiraz,Sparkling,Tempranillo,Late Harvest White
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: 11-5 everyday; Restaurant: 11:30-3:30 everyday.

Details

  • Facilities:Functions,Cellar Door,Gallery,Restaurant,Light Food,Kids Play Area
  • Vineyards:26 hectares
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Cases Produced:10000
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Types & Styles:Estate Grown
  • Geographe:Busselton / Capel
  • Margaret River:Yallingup

Description

This beautiful estate offers creative tastings, a fine-dining restaurant, casual dining Riviera Bar, Taphouse, car gallery and WA’s first surfing museum. The first vines were planted in 1986 on prime country in Yallingup and offers some of the regions' best varietals, such as Chenin Blanc, SBS, Chardonnay, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Malbec. The Aravina Estate Restaurant offers fine-dining in an elegant, "Vogue-living" style setting, The menu focuses on local, sustainable produce, sourced from a growing collection of local farmers, as well as estate grown produce. The dishes are designed to pair with the Aravina Estate wines. Bookings are recommended, especially during holiday periods. For something more casual, unwind on the lawn and enjoy a Pizza from our Pizza Bar or grab a icy cold beer from our 8 Waves Taphouse. Visit on the weekends and enjoy live gigs on the lawn for the whole family to enjoy. The WA Surf Museum chronicles the local surf culture and history with an impressive collection of vintage surfboards and cool memorabilia to check out. Our Car Gallery features a variety of sports and Australian Muscle cars.

Aylesbury Estate

A farming property owned by the Gibbs family in Ferguson Valley since 1883 which began its wine journey in 1998 with the aim to capture the best of the valley, in a bottle.

  • Wine Region:Geographe
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Sauvignon Blanc
  • Open Days/times:No Cellar Door

Details

  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Brands:Aylesbury Estate
  • Cases Produced:3500
  • Established:1998
  • Vineyards:22 acres
  • Winemaker:Luke Eckersley, Coby Ladwig
  • Geographe:Ferguson Valley
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door

Description

The estate is named after the town of Aylesbury from which the Gibbs family hailed, first moving to the Ferguson Valley in 1883. The 22 acre vineyard is part of a family owned farm that has been passed down through five generations. It was cleared by hand by current owner Ryan Gibbs’ ancestor Samuel in the late 1800s. Various crops and herds were farmed on the land until vines were planted in 1998. The property is 200 hectares in total with approximately 9 hectares under vine. 

The Ferguson Valley's climate is similar to south-west Europe; with cool wet winters and warm dry summers, perfect for grape-growing on the property's 200 hectares. Native Australian forests surrounding the property provides pure, clean water for vines throughout the summer, supported by fertile loam helping to retain moisture.

Aylesbury Estate makes a Sauvignon Blanc and a Merlot.

Halliday Rating

3/5 Stars

 

Bakkheia Wines

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

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

Details

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

Description

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

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

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

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

Barrecas Wines

Located in country town Donnybrook, 40km South East of Bunbury, Barreca’s is family owned and operated, offering varieties of Shiraz, Barbera, Malbec, Zinfandel and Sangiovese.

  • Wine Region:Geographe
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Chardonnay,Grenache,Malbec,Pinotage,Tawny,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Viognier,Zinfandel,Sangiovese,Fortified,Barbera
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Fri to Mon 10am to 5pm

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Vineyards:46 hectares
  • Winemaker:Iolanda Ratcliffe
  • Established:1994
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday
  • Geographe:Donnybrook

Description

After a work trip to his family's homeland of Italy in the early 1990s Fil Barreca, aged just 21, discovered his intrinsic connection to working in a vineyard and growing grapes on a highly innovative Sicilian winery. He took inspiration and passion back to Donnybrook and begun planting vines immediately establishing the winery in 1994.

With 46 hectares under vine the predominant varieties include Shiraz, cult favourite Barbera, Shiraz Malbec, Zinfandel, Sangiovese and many more.

The sparkling and fortified wines are proudly 100% estate bottled, including the Estate’s premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil which is produced from the Estates premium olive plantation.

Capel Vale Wines & Match Restaurant

Capel Vale is a pioneer within Western Australia and amongst the first to be established with vines planted in 1974. Capel Vale Cellar Door & Match Restaurant open 7 days.

  • Wine Region:Geographe
  • Open Days/times:7 days 10am-4pm
  • Wine Variety:Brut,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Cabernet Shiraz,Chardonnay,Malbec,Merlot,Merlot Blend,Pinot Noir,Riesling,Rosé,Sauvignon Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Semillon,Shiraz,Sparkling,Verdelho

Details

  • Facilities:Functions,Cellar Door,Restaurant,Wheelchair Access
  • Vineyards:90 hectares
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Geographe:Busselton / Capel

Description

The Wines

Capel Vale has been crafting intensely fruit driven, powerful yet elegant wines from the cool regions of Western Australia since 1974. A broad range of wines in the Debut, Regional Series, Cellar Exclusive, Black Label and Single Vineyard Wine tiers. 

Capel Vale has established mature vineyards in Geographe, Margaret River and Mount Barker and produces wines that reflect the distinct climate and soils of each region.

Cellar Door

Visitors are warmly welcome to the cellar door to taste and purchase the full range of Capel Vale Wines. Located in Capel, two hours from Perth, indulge in match plates by the fire or alfresco in the summer breeze at Capel Vale's charming cellar door, open every day from 10am - 4:30pm.

The Food - Match Restaurant

The philosophy behind the restaurant is to Match food and wine. The menu comprises of Match Plates where components match the characteristics in the recommended wine. Grazing plates & cheese plates are also available.

Open Thursday to Monday 11:30am - 2:30pm. 

Bookings cellardoor@capelvale.com

Halliday Rating

5 Red Stars

Coughlan Estate

Nestled amongst the glorious rolling hills of Donnybrook, is the hidden gem of Coughlan Estate - home to some of the oldest vines in the region.

  • Wine Region:Geographe
  • Open Days/times:Thurs- Mon 11am- 4pm
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Cabernet Shiraz,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Merlot,Rosé,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Semillon,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Sparkling

Details

  • Facilities:Functions,Cellar Door,Gallery,Light Food,Wheelchair Access,Dogs Welcome
  • Vineyards:6 acres
  • Winemaker:Naturaliste Vintners
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Lunch Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Brands:Cellar Series, Premium Series
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes (ramps for entry, our carpark is gravel)
  • Established:1978
  • Types & Styles:Alternative wine styles,Sustainably Produced,Vegan or Vegetarian,Basket Pressed,Hand Picked,Single Vineyard,Estate Grown,Family Run
  • Cases Produced:1000
  • Geographe:Donnybrook

Description

Planted back in 1978, and spread over six acres, the vineyard includes Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Semillon, as well as an extremely welcoming cellar door overlooking the vines. Focussing on traditional viticultural practices, everything is handpicked at vintage, and the vines are carefully hand-pruned and tended throughout the year. The wines themselves are crafted by the ever-talented Bruce Dukes - his skill, combined with premium grapes, forms a special bond in the bottle, and produces the award winning wines that are Coughlan Estate. Classified as an official Australian appellation in 1999, Geographe GI is a young and vibrant region ideally suited to grape growing. Only an hour and half from Perth, with plenty of boutique wineries, world-class food and beautiful vistas around every bend in the road, it is emerging as one of the most exciting up and coming wine regions in Australia. Nestled amongst the glorious rolling hills of Donnybrook, is the hidden gem of Coughlan Estate - home to some of the oldest vines in the region. With a higher proportion of cooler nights, and a sharp eye for detail in the vineyard, the fruit produced is of exceptional quality.

Crooked Brook Wines

Located in the picturesque Ferguson Valley, Crooked Brook Wines is a boutique winery offering varietals of Shiraz, Chardonnay, Grenache Shiraz Mataro and Grenache Mataro.

  • Wine Region:Geographe
  • Wine Variety:Chardonnay,Grenache,Shiraz
  • Open Days/times:No cellar door

Details

  • Winemaker:Katharine Williams and Alexander Williams
  • Geographe:Ferguson Valley
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door

Description


The aim of Crooked Brook Wines is to produce wines displaying excellent varietal characters, expressing the ‘terroir’ of the unique and beautiful Western Australian Geographe region. The grapes are grown in free-draining red loam soils with a micro climate that is perfect for producing medal winning wines. An advantage of a single vineyard adds to the reliable quality and consistency over each vintage.

The wines include Shiraz, with hints of pepper, nutmeg and cardamon apparent and award winning Chardonnay; winning awards at Winewise Small Vignerons Awards and the Blackwood Valley and WA Boutique wine show. The Grenache Shiraz Mataro offers a strong berry taste and the Grenache Mataro displays fresh easy and smooth drinking characteristics.

The Crooked Brook Winery has no cellar door but does offer online order to it’s customers.

Ferguson Falls Wines & Cafe

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 Region:Geographe
  • Open Days/times:Fri to Sun, 10am to 4pm
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Merlot,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Verdelho,Tempranillo

Details

  • Facilities:Functions,Cellar Door,Restaurant,Kids Play Area,Wheelchair Access
  • Vineyards:3.5 hectares
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cases Produced:600
  • Cellar Door Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Lunch Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Geographe:Ferguson Valley

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

Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot, Verdello and Tempranillo varieties are all grown at Ferguson Falls Wines and used to make their single variety lines and in blends to produce their famous Primavera Rosso (Chilled Red), the Autunno Bianco (semi sweet white) and their Shiraz Tempranillo named The Mostyn.  Supported by locally produced Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon grapes to produce their SBS wine.  Home to some of the oldest Cabernet Sauvignon vines in the Ferguson Valley with the first cuttings planted in 1983.

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 Gesha coffee. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am - 4pm.

 

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.

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

Details

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

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.

 

Green Door Wines

Unique wine tasting experience and grazing platters overlooking the amazing views of the Ferguson Valley!

  • Wine Region:Geographe
  • Wine Variety:Chardonnay,Grenache,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Shiraz,Verdelho,Mourvedre,Nebbiolo,Fiano,Tempranillo,GSM - Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre,Late Harvest White
  • Open Days/times:Thurs-Sun 11:00am - 4:30pm; HOLIDAY OPENING HOURS - Last day trading: December 18th, 2021 Reopening: January 6th, 2022

Details

  • Facilities:Functions,Cellar Door,Picnic Facilities,Restaurant,Light Food,Wheelchair Access,Dogs Welcome
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases)
  • Cellar Door Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Lunch Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Vineyards:8 hectares under vine
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes
  • Winemaker:Ashley Keeffe and Vanessa Carson
  • Types & Styles:Alternative wine styles,Preservative Free Wine,Basket Pressed,Hand Picked,Single Vineyard,Estate Grown
  • 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, 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, all wines made on the property by Ashley and consultant winemaker, Vanessa Carson. Various 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.

Hackersley Estate

A little piece of paradise in the Ferguson Valley, voted as one of “The 10 best new wineries” in Australia and winner of the Gold plate Award for the best Restaurant in a Winery in Regional WA.

  • Wine Region:Geographe
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Merlot,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Semillon,Shiraz,Shiraz Cabernet,Verdelho,Tempranillo

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Restaurant
  • Vineyards:12 hectares
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cases Produced:1500
  • Cellar Door Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Lunch Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Geographe:Ferguson Valley

Description

Jeff and Kerry Ovens originally had eyes on Margaret River to start up their Vineyard, but found the prime land they were looking for in the Ferguson Valley. Originally a dairy farm for than 100 years, the land was perfect for a Vineyard and 15,000 rootling’s were planted in 1998.

In 2014 Hackersly won the Gold plate Award for the best Restaurant in a Winery in Regional WA. The restaurant and cellar door have a casual atmosphere and offer locally sourced food paired with tastings of fine wines. The restaurants and cellar door are open Thursday - Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Restaurant bookings are recommended. Look out for our Sunday Lunchtime Jazz sessions.
 

Harvey River Estate

Harvey River Estate is set on the banks of the Harvey River and is also home to the iconic “Big Orange”. The cellar door is open daily for wine tastings and sales from 10am to 4pm.

  • Wine Region:Geographe
  • Open Days/times:7 days 10am to 4pm
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Cabernet Shiraz,Chardonnay,Merlot,Muscat,Pinot Noir,Tawny,Rosé,Sauvignon Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Semillon,Shiraz,Shiraz Cabernet

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Wheelchair Access
  • Vineyards:18.5 hectares
  • Winemaker:Stuart Pierce
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cases Produced:20,000
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Established:1999
  • Geographe:Harvey

Description

Harvey River Estate is a family owned winery located in the acclaimed Geographe wine region of south-west Western Australia.

The family have a long and significant history in the south-west's agricultural industry with the original farm dating back to the early 1900s when the current owner's father emigrated from Italy and planted citrus a large citrus orchard. Over the following years the farm grew and the business diversified to also include sheep and cattle. Of course, like many of Italian migrants, the family made their own wines.

From humble beginnings, the second generation evolved the winery business from vineyards into wine production under the Harvey River Estate label in 1999. The first commercial vintage was produced in 2000 and the business went on to be awarded the Jimmy Watson award for its 2009 Joseph River Cabernet. 

In 2015 a new cellar door, warehouse and administration building was built on the banks of the Harvey River, being only 50m from the original cellar door which allowed access to the now famous ‘Big Orange’ on Third Street to be retained.

The Harvey River Estate vineyards are just 800m away on Fifth Street, with almost 50 acres under vine planted to Chardonnay, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. 

The Harvey River Estate cellar door is open daily from 10am - 4pm.

Henty View Vineyard

A boutique family vineyard and winery in Ferguson Valley with Indian Ocean views crafting award-winning, 100% estate-made, bright, fruit-driven white and rich, full-bodied red wines.

  • Wine Region:Geographe
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Merlot,Rosé,Semillon,Shiraz
  • Open Days/times:No Cellar Door

Details

  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Brands:Henty View
  • Cases Produced:1000-4999 cases
  • Established:2000
  • Geographe:Ferguson Valley
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door

Description

Over the last 10 years, Brian and Dianne Allen have been developing their property into a boutique winery, producing quality wines with a hands-on, family approach. The vines are planted on steep, well-drained slopes with very complex soil types. Cooling sea breezes provide excellent air circulation, ideal for extended fruit ripening and flavour development of the grapes.

The Wines

The wines are grown, made and bottled on site by winemaker Sharon McEvoy. Varieties include Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Semillon and Rose. The wines have been awarded numerous times at the Geographe Wine Show, including Best White Wine and Best White Varietal for the Henty View Vineyard Semillon.

Specialises in mail order sales, and all wines can be purchased online.

Iron Cloud Wines

James Halliday’s 2018 Dark Horse, and 5 Star winery growing single-vineyard wines at a stunning property lined with Peppermint Trees upon the gentle hillside slopes of the Ferguson Valley.

  • Wine Region:Geographe
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Malbec,Cabernet Sauvignon,Cabernet Shiraz,Rosé,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
  • Open Days/times:No Cellar Door

Details

  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Brands:Iron Cloud Wines
  • Cases Produced:1,500-2,499
  • Established:2003
  • Vineyards:14 hectares
  • Winemaker:Michael Ng
  • Geographe:Busselton / Capel
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door

Description

Warwick Lavis and Geoff and Karyn Cross purchased the then-named Peperilly Estate in 2003. Situated in the picturesque Ferguson Valley in the hills of Geographe wine region, the first vines were planted in 1999 on sloping hillsides; with superb red gravelly loam soils and full access to the coastal breeze of the Indian Ocean.  West Australian Peppermint Trees line the Henty Brook, the natural water source for the estate's vineyard. Winemaker Michael Ng was born in China and worked vintages in Turkey, New Zealand and St-Emillon before returning to Western Australia.

The Wines

The owners are committed to producing signature, terroir-driven wines that pair well with food. Varieties include Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Malbec, Grenache and Mourvedre, which are available to purchase online.

Halliday Rating

5 Stars

 

Mandalay Road

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,Cabernet Sauvignon,Cabernet Shiraz,Chardonnay,Muscat,Riesling,Shiraz,Zinfandel,Fortified,Dessert,Durif

Details

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

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 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 and a Trophy for their Zinfandel at the Boutique Winemakers Awards, Sydney in 2019.  The cellar door is open 7 days a week 11 am to 5 pm. Best to phone on weekdays to ensure we are on the property. 08 97322006. Or check website landing page. www.mandalayroad.com.au