West Cape Howe Wines

 

Current Releases – Accolades

2012 West Cape Howe Malbec          

  • 'BEST IN SHOW' RED, Gold Award - 90 Reds tasted, 4 Golds awarded
          SCOOP Magazine, Winter Tasting 2014

"Malbec is the plush juicy hug-in-a-glass grape variety most commonly found in Argentina. In WA's southern reaches, it's more gutsy, with bright lifted spice, dusty forest fruits, pine needles, and big chewy tannins, making it excellent for either extended cellaring or seriously rich food."

2014 West Cape Howe Riesling

  • 96 Points - James Halliday's Top 100, The Australian Magazine 'Everything about the wine screams quality...superb Riesling...'
  • David Prestipino, WA Today - '20 Christmas Wines under $20.00' 26 November 2014. 'This region produces superb Riesling and West Cape Howe has a knack for producing some of its very best. There's intensity in the fruit and a great line of crisp, crunchy acidity that gives it a stand-out structure.'
  • Winsor Dobbin - The Sunday Examiner, 24 August, 2014 'I'm a huge fan of the wines being produced by Gavin Berry and his team...they nearly always over-deliver in terms of quality and this is one such wine. ...fragrant and delicate ...'
  • 3.5 Stars - Tony Love, Sunday Times Magazine, 21 September 2014
  • BRONZE - 2014 Perth Royal Wine Show, September, 2014

2013 West Cape Howe Riesling

  • DOUBLE TROPHY/GOLD , 2013 Best Dry White Wine at 2013 Perth Royal Wine Show
  • 94 Points - David Prestipino - STM magazine Sunday Times, December 2013
  • 95 Points - James Halliday's TOP 100, November 2013 / Wine companion 2015, July 2014

  • 92 Points - Huon Hooke, Gourmet Traveller Wine - 100 Top New Releases, Feb/March 2014

  • 92 Points - Mike Bennie, WBM magazine, February 2014

  • SILVER - 2013 Qantas Wine Show of WA, Mount Barker - October 2013

 

2012 West Cape Howe Riesling            

  • TROPHY, 2012 Best Dry White Wine at 2012 Perth Royal Wine Show
  •  GOLD, 2012 Qantas Wine Show of WA, Mount Barker

  • 96 Points (Outstanding) James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2014, July 2013

  • 4.5 Stars "This says it all in riesling terms: pressed lemon and lime juices, crisp, dry, lipsmackingly refreshing. It drinks well now as well as having a bright cellaring future. Great proof of southern WA's riesling prowess." Tony Love, Herald Sun, 15 January 2013
  • 92 Points  "...excellent riesling...bursting with fabulous fruit intensity..." Ray Jordan, 'Wine of the Week' The West Australian, August 2012

2011 West Cape Howe Riesling

  • TROPHY, Best Current Vintage Australia at Canberra International Riesling Challenge 2011
  • In Top Three wines (Riesling category) at The Winewise Championship 2012
  • GOLD, Perth Wine Show of WA 2011
  • GOLD, Cowra Wine Show of NSW 2011
  • 92 points  - James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2013  

 

2014 West Cape Howe Sauvignon Blanc         

  • SILVER - Perth Royal Wine Show, September 2014                    

2013 West Cape Howe Sauvignon Blanc         

  • GOLD - Qantas Wine Show of WA, Mount Barker, October 2013
  • 94 Points - James Halliday's TOP 100, November 2013 / Wine Companion 2015, July 2014

2012 West Cape Howe Sauvignon Blanc

  • 90 Points - James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2014, July 2013

2011 West Cape Howe Sauvignon Blanc 

  • GOLD - Scoop magazine Autumn Tasting, March 2012

 

2013 West Cape Howe Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

  • SILVER - Qantas Wine Show of WA, Mount Barker, October 2013 

2012 West Cape Howe Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

  • GOLD - Scoop Magazine Spring Tasting, August 2012
  • 90 Points - Ray Jordan, the West Australian, 23 August, 2014
  • "...this wine blew my socks off...an excellent summer drink...freshness, crispness and lots of drinkability. Ridiculous value..." - Winsor Dobbin, Wine of the Week 17 December 2012

 

2013 West Cape Howe 'Two Peeps' Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

  • SILVER - 2013 Perth Royal Wine Show, October 2013
  • 90 Points - Ray Jordan, The West Australian, 10 April 2014
  • 94 Points - James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2015, July 2014

2012 West Cape Howe 'Two Peeps' Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

  • GOLD - 2012 Qantas Wine Show of WA, Mount Barker, October 2013
  • 95 Points - James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2014, July 2013 

 

2012 West Cape Howe Chardonnay

  • 90 Points - James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2014, July 2013
  • 4 Glasses - Tony Love, Daily Telegraph, March 2013
  • 88 Points - "...aromas are ripe and nicely varietal..." Ralph Kyte-Powell, The Age, Epicure 29 January 2013

 

2012 West Cape Howe 'Old School' Chardonnay

  • 93 Points – David Prestipino, STM magazine Sunday Times, June 2013
  • 92 Points - Ray Jordan, The West Australian - Wine of the Week, May 2013

 

2013 West Cape Howe 'Styx Gully' Chardonnay

  • 93 Points – Ralph Kyte-Powell, SMH, 11 November 2014 

2012 West Cape Howe 'Styx Gully' Chardonnay

  • 95 Points – James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2015, July 2014 

2011 West Cape Howe 'Styx Gully' Chardonnay

  • 94 points – James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2014

  

2013 West Cape Howe Rose

  • 94 Points - James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2015, July 2014
 

2012 West Cape Howe Rose

  • 91 Points - James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2014, July 2013
  • Included in Top 10 WA Rose's - "... displaying cranberry tartness...good balance and well-constructed fruit." Rob Broadfield, West Australian December 2012

2013 West Cape Howe Tempranillo

  • TROPHY, Best Dry Red Varietal at 2014 Perth Royal Wine Show Classes 51 - 58
  • TROPHY, Class 23 Exhibit 3, National Wine Show of Australia, 21 November 2014

  • 95 Points - Ray Jordan, Wine of the Week, The West Australian, 7 August 2014
  • Travis Schultz, Sunshine Coast Daily, 6 April, 2014  '...light and lively in its translucence in the glass...', 

2012 West Cape Howe Tempranillo

  • GOLD - Scoop Magazine Summer Tasting, December 2013
  • SILVER - 2013 Qantas Wine Show of WA, Mount Barker, October 2013
  • 93 Points - Tyson Stelzer, Wine Taste Weekly 11 April, 2014
  • Chris Shanahan, Canberra Times, October 2013 'Fresh berry flavours fill the palate...'

 

2011 West Cape Howe Tempranillo
  • 90 Points - "...palate is generous and warm with supple richness..." Ray Jordan The West Australian, August 2012
  • SILVER - Scoop Magazine Spring Tasting, August 2012

 2013 West Cape Howe Cabernet Merlot

  • 94 Points - James Halliday Top 100, The Australian Magazine, 22-23 November 2014

 2012 West Cape Howe Cabernet Merlot

  • 92 Points - Ray Jordan TOP 100 REDS, July 2014
  • 94 Points - James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2015, July 2014
  • SILVER - Scoop magazine, Winter Tasting 2014
  • 93 Points - David Prestipino, STM Sunday Times, December 2013
  • 92 Points - Tyson Stelzer, Wine Taste Weekly, April 2014
  • 92 Points - Ray Jordan, The West Australian, FRESH, March 2014
  • BRONZE - 2013 Qantas Wine Show of WA, Mount Barker, October 2013

 2011 West Cape Howe Cabernet Merlot

  • BEST CABERNET BLEND FOR 2012 - "...my top blend was the utterly delicious West Cape Howe 2011 cabernet merlot, with heaps of black and red fruits, a pinch of pepper and a touch of vanilla, all in a dashing medium-bodied style." - Jeni Port, Epicure, The Age 11 December 2012
  • TOP GOLD - 2012 Qantas Wine Show of WA, Mount Barker, October 2012
  • BEST VALUE WINE - Ray Jordan, TOP 100 Australian Reds, June 2013
  • 92 Points - Highly Recommended - James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2014, July 2013
  • 90 Points Value: Value: Fantastic - "...this medium-bodied youngster has cabernet fruit suggesting blackcurrants, cedar, vanilla bean, eucalypt and mint. Piercing flavour..." Ralph Kyte-Powell, Epicure, The Age 15 January 2013

2010 West Cape Howe Cabernet Merlot

  • 90 Points - James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2013

 

2012 West Cape Howe 'Hannah's Hill' Cabernet Merlot

  • 93 Points - Ray Jordan, TOP 100 REDS, July 2014
  • 95 Points - James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2015, July 2014
  • 93 Points - Ray Jordan, The West Australian FRESH, 15 May 2014
  • 94 Points - Tyson Stelzer, Wine Taste Weekly, 11 April, 2014
  • 91 Points 'RED WINE OF THE WEEK' - Huon Hooke Sydney Morning Herald, Good Food, 28 January 2014
  • BRONZE - 2013 Qantas Wine Show of WA, Mount Barker, October 2013
  • BRONZE - 2014 Perth Royal Wine Show, September 2014

2011 West Cape Howe 'Hannah's Hill' Cabernet Merlot

  • 95 Points - James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2014, July 2013
        

2011 West Cape Howe Cabernet Franc

  • 91 Points - Ray Jordan, The West Australian, May 2013

2012 West Cape Howe 'Book Ends' Cabernet Sauvignon

  • 96 Points - James Halliday's Top 100, The Australian Magazine, 22-23 November 2014
  • BRONZE 2014 Perth Royal Wine Show, September 2014

2011 West Cape Howe 'Book Ends' Cabernet Sauvignon

  • 96 Points - James Halliday's 'Top Cellaring Selections' in the Wine Companion magazine, June/July 2014
  • BRONZE 2013 Perth Royal Wine Show, October 2013
  • BRONZE 2013 Qantas Wine Show of WA, Mount Barker, October 2013

2010 West Cape Howe 'Book Ends' Cabernet Sauvignon

  • 95 Points - James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2014, July 2013
  • 93 Points - Tyson Stelzer, Wine Taste Weekly 15 February, 2013

2009 West Cape Howe 'Book Ends' Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Top Gold , Perth Wine Show of WA 2011
  • 95 Points - James Halliday's Top 100 Australian Wines for 2011 and Australian Wine Companion 2013 

 

2011 West Cape Howe Shiraz

  • 94 Points - James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2014, July 2013
  • 89 Points - Huon Hooke, Gourmet Traveller magazine, April, May 2013

 

2012 West Cape Howe 'Two Steps' Shiraz               

  • 94 Points - Ray Jordan, TOP 100 REDS, July 2014

  • Bronze - 2014 Perth Royal Wine Show, September 2014

2011 West Cape Howe 'Two Steps' Shiraz              

  • 95 Points - David Prestipino, STM Sunday Times, December 2013

  • 97 Points - James Halliday TOP 100, November 2013 / Wine Companion 2015, July 2014

  • 95 Points - Ray Jordan, The West Weekend Magazine, June 2013
  • 93 Points - Huon Hooke, Sydney Morning Herald, Good Food, 17 December 2013


2010 West Cape Howe 'Two Steps' Shiraz                        

  • 94 Points - Tyson Stelzer, Wine Taste Weekly, 15 February, 2013

  • 94 Points - James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2014, July 2013

  •  "...so much intensity and fruit concentration...A beauty." - Ray Jordan's Top 100 Australian Reds, July 2012 


2009 West Cape Howe 'Two Steps' Great Southern Shiraz