We are passionate wine lovers and grape growers living in a beautiful part of the Geographe Wine Region in WA. Our second career, but a most enjoyable one. We produce a mean Zinfandel, (love the good American versions so trying to follow suit), a gold-medal winning Shiraz, a Cabernet that is tasting fantastic at the moment, a fresh, unwooded fruit- driven Chardonnay a spritzy, slightly sweet Moscato and a sweet, Sweet Lips Rose, as well s a Zinfandel Port. We are a very small, family run enterprise with only 10 acres of grapes small enough to manage ourselves.Grape growing and wine production certainly have their moments but it is never dull! Our family and now, unfortunately, burnt out friends planted the vineyard in 1997. We were attracted to the terrain of rolling hills at Mandalay because of our love affair with Tuscany at the time. Tuscany or WA it is a great place to sit on the verandah with a glass of Chardonnay and review the day watching the wild life hop by.
Geographe region of Western Australia. Stretches from just south of Mandurah down to south of Busselton and east to Collie. A very large region with a multitude of soil types. A very climatically reliable grape growing area. Our vineyard is inland so we almost always have cool nights even though the days can be quite warm. The region is very suited to alternative varieties that like warmth. Zinfandel, Barbera, Tempranillo, Viognier plus the Portuguese varieties all thrive here as well as the staples, Shiraz, Cabernet, Merlot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon..
Our winemaker is Liz Dawson, from Fermoy Estate, Margaret River. She has had a variety of experience all over the world. Liz was awarded the 2002 Talyancich-Radoux medal as the outstanding graduate from the Curtin University Winemaking Course.
Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Zinfandel, Durif and Muscat a Petit Grains.Our wines have very strong fruit flavour. I think this is a result from the variance in night and day temperature plus the rich soil and warmth we experience. We planted Zin because we, and our US resident daughter, loved the wine. We both like a good Chardonnay and a good Cabernet. Shiraz, probably our most commercially successful variety and much loved by family and friends, is 3/4 of our planting. Muscat ia a late addition to the stable because we aim to produce a really great fortified! At the moment our Muscat is producing a lovely lunch and hot day wine in our new 2011 Moscato.
Shiraz 2007 Gold medal 2008 and 2009
.4 star Winestate .Silver medals
Shiraz 08 Silver medal
Zinfandel 07 4 Stars Winestate
Zinfandel 2008 Silver medal Winewise
Chardonnay 2010Silver medal.
4 Star Winery James Halliday 2009
Cellar Door Hours
11-5pm weekends and pblic holidays.
Week days phone first to check we are on site. 08 97322006
254 Mandalay Road
Glen Mervyn 6239.
GPS E 116.06727
S 33 .55453
Between Donnybrook and Collie off the Boyup Brook Road
A small, cellar door awaits your visit. We look forward to meeting you and introducing you to our range of wines.