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Southern Forests Wineries


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Characterised by ancient, towering karri forests, rolling farmland and a cooler climate, this beautiful wine region is renowned for its widely planted Pinot Noir and increasingly recognised for its Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Verdelho. Paired with the region’s fabulous fare and unique outdoor activities, a trip to the Southern Forests wine region is nothing short of a gastronomic adventure.

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

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10 Chains

Set amongst the spectacular Karri forests of Pemberton, this humble family-owned and operated vineyard and cellar door produces a popular range of premium, cool-climate, estate-grown wines.

  • Wine Region:Southern Forests
  • Open Days/times:By appointment only
  • Wine Variety:Chardonnay,Rosé,Sauvignon Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Semillon,Shiraz

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday
  • Brands:10 Chains
  • Established:1996
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Owned and operated by Kate and Shaun Woods, the 10 Chains vineyard is situated within the Pemberton Wine Region and was established in 1996. The rich loam soils that are unique to the Karri forests of the region, which provide ideal growing conditions for the cool climate wine style associated with Pemberton.

The name 10 Chains draws from the historic measurement of a “chain” used up until the 1960s for mapping and land surveying.

The Wines

Varieties include Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Rose and Sauvignon Blanc Semillon.

Cellar Door

Open 12-5pm Friday-Sunday, or by appointment.

Chateau June-Jerome

A boutique vineyard nestled within Manjimup producing award-winning Rose, Syrah and Chardonnay wines.

  • Open Days/times:No Cellar Door
  • Wine Variety:Chardonnay,Rosé,Syrah
  • Wine Region:Southern Forests

Details

  • Brands:Chateau June-Jerome
  • Established:2015
  • Winemaker:Clinton Nicholls
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Established 2011 - 2019

Description

Owners Clinton Robertson and Melissa Nicholls purchased the 25-year-old property in 2015 and have dedicated the recent years to rehabilitating and restoring its mature vines. Land is farmed with minimal impact using biological practices, allowing nature and vine to work together in harmony.

Chateau June-Jerome is known for making modern and sophisticated Rose, Syrah and Chardonnay which can be purchased online.

Chestnut Grove Wines

Taste highly acclaimed Pinot Noir, Verdelho, Merlot and more from a boutique Manjimup wineries that is reimagining cool-climate wines in WA from their modern cellar door.

  • Wine Variety:Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Cabernet Merlot,Chardonnay,Merlot,Pinot Noir,Verdelho,Sparkling,Fortified,Rosé,Dessert
  • Wine Region:Southern Forests
  • Open Days/times:Open Mon to Fri, weekends by appointment

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Light Food
  • Cellar Door Open:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Monday
  • Winemaker:David Dowden
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cases Produced:15, 000
  • Vineyards:40 hectares

Description

What began as a passion for wine in 1987 for Vic Kordic has blossomed into an impressive operation with an award-winning wine range. Sons Mark and Paul Kordic now head the vineyard and make cool climate estate-grown and bottled wines with elegant and unique character from their boutique operation.

The Wines

The wines have a great depth of flavour and texture born from sensitive winemaking and fermentation with natural yeast in the Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs, reflective of Manjimup’s ideal growing conditions. The award-winning range also includes Verdelho, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and a Sparkling Merlot.

Cellar Door

Recently re-opened, the modern cellar door offers samples of Chestnut wines alongside their Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Verjuice from Monday-Friday 10am-4pm, and on weekends by appointment only.   

Hillbrook Wines

A brilliant winemaker and a willingness to learn have helped the wines go from strength to strength, winning "Best of Show", "Best White Wine" and "Best Sauvignon Blanc".

  • Open Days/times:Appointment only.
  • Wine Variety:Chardonnay,Merlot,Pinot Noir,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon
  • Wine Region:Southern Forests

Details

  • Brands:Hillbrook
  • Cases Produced:1000 cases
  • Established:1996
  • Vineyards:8 hectares
  • Winemaker:Rob Diletti
  • Facilities:Organic (Certified),Cellar Door,Appointment Only
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Olde Eastbrook Wines

An immaculate 11-hectare vineyard surrounded by the Karri and Marri trees of the Diamond State Forest, growing cool-climate, varietal wines in Pemberton.

  • Open Days/times:No Cellar Door
  • Wine Variety:Chardonnay,Merlot,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz
  • Wine Region:Southern Forests

Details

  • Brands:Olde Eastbrook
  • Established:2001
  • Vineyards:11 hectares
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Established 2001 - 2010

Description

Enjoying a unique position within Pemberton; bounded by the pristine Diamond State Forest, Olde Eastbrook Wines grows high quality fruit for their own label and other established wineries in the region. The vineyard is managed by Justin Omodei and his family whose ancestors first arrived in Pemberton in 1925. Bountiful spring water, ideal soils and a cool climate ensure exceptional fruit quality for the property's 11 hectares of vines. 

The Wines

Olde Eastbrook focuses on Pemberton’s regional hero varieties including Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Shiraz. A Blanc de Blanc Sparkling is also made. Wines can be purchased online, or at the winery to be enjoyed under the gazebo overlooking the picturesque Eastbrook vineyard.

Peos Estate

This 5 Star Halliday Winery draws on over 100 years of viticulture ancestry from Macedonia to make memorable wines from a third-generation family farm, set beside Manjimup’s towering Karri forests.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Pinot Noir,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz
  • Open Days/times:No Cellar Door
  • Wine Region:Southern Forests

Details

  • Established:1996
  • Cases Produced:12 000
  • Vineyards:36.8 Hectares
  • Winemaker:Coby Ladwig, Michael Ng
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Manjimup has been home to the Macedonian-born Peos family for more than 80 years. They were attracted to the land by its rich soils and ideal crop-growing weather and their farm has grown everything from dairy cattle to beef, mixed horticulture, potatoes cauliflowers and beans. 

Brothers Vic, John, Kon and Chris planted vines to establish Peos Estate in 1996 as a legacy to their late father Jim and have had great success with their memorable, world-class, estate-grown range made from the 90 acre property. The brothers work hard to keep family traditions alive and ensure Peos Estate follows the customs that were passed down by their late father and grandfather.

The Wines

The ranges include Four Aces, Four Kings and Four Jacks and include cool climate examples of Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Cabernet Merlot, Pinot Noir, Verdelho and Sauvignon Blanc. Wines can be purchased online or at stockists throughout WA.

Halliday Rating

5 Stars

Picardy Winery

Discover the sophisticated Chardonnay and Pinot Noir of Australian wine’s highly-respected Pannell family who grow outstanding single vineyard wines from their property in Pemberton.

  • Open Days/times:Appointment only.
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Franc,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Malbec,Merlot,Pinot Noir,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon,Shiraz,Viognier
  • Wine Region:Southern Forests

Details

  • Brands:Picardy
  • Cases Produced:6000 cases
  • Established:1993
  • Vineyards:10 hectares
  • Winemaker:Bill and Dan Pannell
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Appointment Only
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

One of Australia’s leading premium producers, Picardy was established by Bill, Sandra and Dan Pannell, the same family who established the iconic Margaret River winery, Moss Wood.

All wines are estate-grown on Picardy’s single vineyard property in Pemberton on unirrigated, cane-pruned and handpicked vines. The vineyard is managed meticulously utilising the most labour-intensive practices for canopy management to grow ultra-premium fruit. The purpose-built winery was designed tapping into Bill and Dan’s forty years of experience and follows a minimal intervention approach to winemaking.

Burgundy varieties, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are the focus and a considerable variety of clones have been planted within the vineyard. The family have imported five clones of Pinot directly from Burgundy. Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz and a Bordeaux inspired red blend are also made.

The wines are available direct online or through selected retailers and restaurants.

The cellar door is available by appointment only.

 

Rambouillet Pemberton

Visit a charming, French country style cellar door set amongst majestic Karri forest; specialising in cool-climate Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay wines made from 100% hand-worked vines.

  • Wine Variety:Chardonnay,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Sparkling
  • Open Days/times:11m to 5pm
  • Wine Region:Southern Forests

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Friday,Saturday
  • Established:2005
  • Facilities:Cellar Door

Description

Alan and Leanne Rowe acquired their 40 hectare Pemberton property in 2003, planting the first vines in 2005. Much of the vineyard was planted solely by Alan.

The focus is on growing Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, and significant resource is put into the vineyard in order to grow quality fruit from sustainable farming. Modern canopy management ensures the vines produce bunches of sun-ripened grapes of the highest quality. Minimal herbicidal sprays, fertilisers and water are used to ensure handpicked grapes are of optimum quality. Rambouillet's wines have received awards from the QANTAS Wine Show, the WA Boutique Wine Show, and the National Cool Climate Wine Show.

Cellar Door

Beautiful green pastures, a petite hand-worked vineyard and the surrounding majestic Karri forest make for a charming, French country style cellar door experience, offering wine tastings daily from 11am to 5pm.

Halliday Rating

3.5 Stars

The Wine & Truffle Co.

Enjoy award-winning wines and food infused with the distinct and unique flavour of truffles, plus experience one of the world’s only guided ‘truffle hunt tours’.

  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: 10am to 4pm, daily. Restaurant: 11am to 3pm, daily
  • Wine Variety:Sparkling,Fortified,Cabernet Franc,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Merlot,Pinot Gris,Pinot Noir,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon,Shiraz
  • Wine Region:Southern Forests

Details

  • Brands:Truffle Hill Wines
  • Cases Produced:4000 cases
  • Established:1997
  • Vineyards:9 hectares
  • Winemaker:Ben Haines and Mark Aitken
  • Facilities:Restaurant,Functions,Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

The Truffle & Wine Co. has grown from humble beginnings in 1997 to become Australia’s most significant truffle grower, contributing around 60% of the nation’s annual production, which is mostly exported.

It’s easy to feel like you’re in the heart of France when entering this truffle farm and vineyard. Vines, orchards and misty valleys provide a beautiful setting in which to enjoy award-winning wines at the Cellar Door, along with food infused with the distinct and unique flavour of truffles in the Restaurant.

The wine range comprises mostly dry table wines that are elegant in style. There’s a sparkling Shiraz and Shiraz Liqueur too. All wines can be tasted at the Cellar Door which is open 10am – 4pm daily.

The Food

The Truffle Restaurant serves lunch daily, showcasing a menu of rustic, local fare to showcase the truffles and award-winning wines in the most spectacular manner. Bookings are recommended.

Unique Highlights

The Truffière is the largest cultivator of the gourmet French black truffle in the southern hemisphere and the Wine & Truffle Co is one of the few Truffières in the world where you can participate in the excitement of a guided ‘truffle hunt’. Experience the excitement of a guided ‘truffle hunt tour’ and search for the elusive ‘Black Diamond”. Tours operate during truffle season from June to August.

 

 

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 Variety:Viognier,Sparkling,Cabernet Franc,Merlot,Merlot Cabernet,Pinot Noir,Rosé,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Shiraz Cabernet,Sparkling Shiraz,Tempranillo
  • Wine Region:Southern Forests

Details

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

Woodsmoke Estate

Enjoy boutique wines (and beers) in a laid-back, family-friendly, dining setting with delicious local produce and panoramic Karri forest and vineyard views that are distinctive to Pemberton.

  • Open Days/times:11am to 5pm , Thursday to Sunday.
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Franc,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Merlot,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon
  • Wine Region:Southern Forests

Details

  • Brands:WoodSmoke Estate
  • Cases Produced:1500 - 2499
  • Established:1992
  • Vineyards:9.5 hectares
  • Winemaker:Julie White
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases)
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Facilities:Light Food,Cellar Door,Appointment Only

Description

Acquired by Rod and Carmel Liebeck in 1998, Woodsmoke Estate is situated in the picturesque region of Pemberton where the climate of mild summer days and cool nights produce premium wines of unique style and flavour. The limited release, estate-grown wines fuse traditional and modern techniques, resulting in great quality and approachability. Varieties include Rose, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, Shiraz and a Sparkling Pinot Noir Chardonnay blend. The cellar door is open Thursday to Sunday 11am - 5pm for generous wine tastings and sales.

The Food

Enjoy a laid-back, beer and wine-friendly menu with generous portions and ever-changing dishes. The brewery setting is perfect for the whole family, with a play room and spacious lawn area overlooking the scenic vineyard and dam that is often visited by friendly wildlife.

Unique Highlights

The estate is also home to Jarrah Jack's brewery, featuring a range of skilfully brewed beers using fine natural ingredients and time-honoured techniques.

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