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Welcome to Wine Country
One of the largest of Australia's wine regions, the Great Southern, stretches from Frankland River in the north to Albany in the south, from Denmark in the east to Mt Barker and Porongurup in the west - an area covering close to 1,000 square kilometres of some of the most picturesque and unspoilt countryside in Western Australia.
From the first 5 acre planting of Riesling and cabernet sauvignon in 1967, the region's vineyards have grown to cover over 800 acres, with all the major grape varieties represented.
Of these, Riesling has been the region's most famous variety, winning acclaim across Australia. In recent years both chardonnay and shiraz from the Great Southern have also proven themselves excellent performers and, with 26 cellar door outlets in the region, what could be better than to see -and taste - for yourself.
Take time out to meander around the vineyards and enjoy a slower pace of life for a while. Here there is no hustle and bustle, no deadlines; only the timelessness of a country still clean and vibrant.
Here there is time to climb that mountain ... and stop for a glass of wine.
CASTLE ROCK ESTATE
Address: 2660 Porongurup Road, PORONGURUP
Phone: 9853 1035
Fax: 9853 1010
Cellar Door Open: Monday to Friday, 10:00am to 04:00pm and weekends and public holidays, 10:00am to 05:00pm.
Taste the range of award-winning wines at the Castle Rock cellar, whilst enjoying the beautiful surroundings and spectacular views north to the Stirling Range and east to the Barren Ranges The cellar is situated within the vineyard and surrounded by grassed, shaded grounds, ideal for barbecues and picnics. Picnic baskets available - 1 days notice required.
Address: Porongurup Road, PORONGURUP
Phone: 9853 1107
Fax: 9853 1107
Cellar Door Open: 10:00am to 04:30pm. Closed Christmas Day, Good Friday and Anzac Day morning.
Address: 432 Quangellup Road, MOUNT BARKER
Phone: 9851 2022
Fax: 9851 2324
Cellar Door Open: Daily, 10:00am to 05:00pm.
Galafrey Wines remains the oldest family owned winery in Mount Barker. The grapes are dry grown, over 30 years old, giving intensity of fruit and lots of body to the wines. With 8 wines having scores over 90/100 and a four star rating from James Halliday. Relax with the spectacular views from the verandas while enjoying one of Galafrey's award winning wines or do an extensive wine tastings with Kim or Linda, the owners of the winery who are passionate about their product, have knowledge about the wines and the area in a relaxed friendly atmosphere.
GILBERTS WINES AND CAFÉ
Address: 30138 Albany Highway, KENDENUP
Phone: 9851 4028
Fax: 9851 4021
Cellar Door Open: Wednesday to Monday, 10:00am to 05:00pm.
Closed: Tuesdays, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday.
Gilberts Winery Cafe - the perfect venue for your next function. Contact Bev or Jim to discuss your menu.
IRONWOOD ESTATE WINES
Address: 2191 Porongurup Road, PORONGURUP
Phone: 08 9853 1126, 0411 820 491 or 0428 820 491
Cellar Door Open: Wednesday to Monday, 11:00am to 05:00pm.
Welcome to IRONWOOD Estate Wines in the heart of the ancient Porongurup Range in Western Australia’s Great Southern Wine region. The IRONWOOD north slope vineyard has the central Porongurup Twin Peaks as a backdrop above and the Stirling Range’s ’Sleeping Lady’ to the distant north. Planted in the uniquely mineral rich soil, our cool climate elevation and local terroir yields intense, varietal fruit flavours in the wines which consistently exhibit clean palate finishes that pleasantly linger.
MILLINUP ESTATE WINES
Address: 2226 Porongurup Road, PORONGURUP WA 6324
Phone: 08 9853 1105
Fax: 08 9853 1105
Cellar Door Open: Open weekends and by appointment.
Surely one of the most scenic vineyards in the region, our boutique Rhine Riesling wines are produced from grapes grown high up in the cool Porongurup karri soils, in a climate similar to the grapes German homeland.
Address: Lot 45 Albany Highway, MOUNT BARKER
Phone: 9851 3111
Fax: 9851 1839
Cellar Door Open: Daily 10:00am to 04:30pm.
Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day and Good Friday.
Built from handmade mud bricks and local timbers, our cellar door and its predominantly native garden is a welcome break for visitors to the Great Southern wine region. Here you can taste and purchase our wines and chat to our well informed staff. We are situated on the main (Albany) highway in Mount Barker, 350 km south of Western Australia’s capital city Perth and approximately 50 km north of the port city of Albany. The site was originally home to an apple packing shed, but with the demise of the local apple industry, Plantangenet Wines’ founder Tony Smith purchased the property in 1975. For many years the old wooden building was home to both the winery and the cellar door with a curtain dividing the two. When visitors arrived, Tony would pop out from behind the curtain to offer tastings at the tiny cellar door area. In the early 90’s it was decided to expand, and the current winery and mud brick cellar door were built. More recently the grounds were re-landscaped and a native garden planted. Should you take the opportunity to visit, you’ll find the majority of our wines available for tasting as well as a wonderful range of local merchandise on offer.
Named Best Small Cellar Door in the Great Southern - Gourmet Traveller Wine 2016.
Address: 1630 Spencer Road, NARRIKUP
Phone: 9857 6066
Cellar Door Open: Friday to Sunday,10:00am to 04:00pm or by appointment.
Rated 5 Red Stars by James Halliday. The rammed earth cellar door and cafe have stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Try our range of premium wines which include Riesling, Marsanne, Viognier, Shiraz, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Vineyard platters and an a la carte menu are available featuring local seasonal produce. There is also the self contained Gamekeepers Cottage. Contact: Alex or Janet for more information.
Address: 464 Woodlands Road, PORONGURUP
Phone: 9853 2088
Cellar Door Open: Daily 10:00am to 05:00pm.
"Why does wine from Springviews Wine put a gleam in our eyes and a spring in our step?"
WEST CAPE HOWE WINES
Address: 14923 Muir Highway, MOUNT BARKER (10 kilometers west of Mount Barker townsite)
Phone: 9892 1444
Fax: 9851 2999?
Cellar Door Open: Daily 10:00am to 05:00pm, including public holidays.
"Making wines that people love to drink." It`s the exceptionally fine fruit quality of the Great Southern Region and the combined skill and artistry of viticulture and winemaking that provides the West Cape Howe wine drinker with a truly memorable experience. West Cape Howe has acquired some of the oldest vineyard resources in Western Australia giving unequalled access to the best and most consistent quality fruit that the cool Great Southern wine region has to offer.
Address: St Werburghs Road (corner of Hay River Road), MOUNT BARKER.
Phone: 9851 1353 or 0400 894 353
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Open: Friday - Sunday and Public Holidays - 10:00am to 04:00pm
Closed: Monday - Thursday
A small boutique vineyard offering a range of red and white wines and white port all produced from fruit grown on the property.Enjoy the range by the glass or bottle in our cellar door or with a gourmet lunch in our Café.If you are not able to visit in person, our wines are available to purchase by telephoning us.
Address: 424 Moorialup Road, PORONGURUP
Phone: 9853 1152
Cellar Door Open: Daily, 11:00am to 04:00pm.
Small family run vineyard producing cool climate award winning wines, including Riesling, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.