Geographe Wine Region’s best cellar doors, according to Gourmet Traveller Wine
Looking for a wine time post-COVID? Don’t miss a visit to these Geographe wineries, which Gourmet Traveller Wine have identified as having the best cellar door experiences in the Geographe Wine Region.
“The predominantly part-time producers of Geographe offer a lively cellar door experience. The locals have taken to alternative varieties and many of these provide highlights of a visit. As with the best of wine regions, the scenery is both diverse and captivating” – Gourmet Traveller Wine.
Let’s take a closer look at the Geographe Wine Region’s 2020 Gourmet Traveller Wine Best Cellar Door Award Winners:
Harvey River Estate | Best Large Cellar Door
Harvey River Estate is a family owned winery located an hour and a half south of Perth, in the town of Harvey. Visitors to cellar door can sample a range of wines while learning about the history of the winery from the Estate’s friendly cellar door team. Along with the winery’s range of table wines, their sought-after 10-year-old Muscat and Tawny are also available to taste and to purchase. Take a seat on the property’s verandah and enjoy a glass of wine, with a handpicked range of artisan cheeses available to purchase and enjoy (plus coffee and cookies too).
9729 2588 | harveyriver.com.au
Green Door | Best Small Cellar Door
Green Door Vineyard & Winery is a small boutique establishment run by Ash and Kath Keeffe in the Ferguson Valley, 20 minutes east of Bunbury. Located high on the slopes of the Darling Scarp, the cellar door and vineyard offers panoramic vistas of the coastal strip from Myalup to Dunsborough. The focal point of the cellar door is its grand green door, imported from Fez, Morocco, while the Moorish theme of the winery and cafe menu matches the predominantly Spanish/European characteristics of Green Door’s wines.
9728 0907 | greendoorwines.com.au
Barrecas | Best Tasting Experience
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 his inspiration and passion back to his property in Donnybrook, where he began planting vines. Nearly 25 years on, and Fil is still cultivating his vines, producing wines through his family owned business, Barrecas Wine. Together with Kelly Barreca, Fil looks after about 46 hectares of vines, predominantly Shiraz but also other wine varietals like cult favourite Barbera, the popular and much loved blend Shiraz Malbec, Zinfandel, Sangiovese and many more. All Barrecas Wines are proudly 100 per cent estate bottled, along with the Estate’s premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil, which is produced from the Estates premium olive plantation.
0439 641 894 | barrecas.com.au
St Aidan Wines | Cellar Door with Best Food
St. Aidan Wines is a boutique vineyard, cellar door restaurant and function centre straddling the Ferguson River in the heart of the Geographe Wine Region. The winery’s cellar door restaurant is the perfect venue for lunch on any occasion. St. Aidan Wines’ menu is designed around the seasons best offerings and showcases local ingredients wherever possible; many of which come from the property’s gardens.
9728 3007 | saintaidan.com.au
Whicher Ridge | Star Winery
In 2003, Cathy and Neil Howard found the perfect property to plant a vineyard in the Whicher Range at Chapman Hill; located in the Geographe Wine region but across the border in the Shire of Bussselton. They grow sauvignon blanc, viognier and cabernet sauvignon in Whicher Range.
9753 1394 | whicherridge.com.au