Winery News

Grapes and Gallops! 

Enjoy Wine, Racing, Gourmet Food and Music at the annual Mount Barker Co-operative's GRAPES AND GALLOPS! 

DATE: Sunday 18th January 2015
TIME: 12 noon till 8.00pm
WHERE: Frost Park, McDonald Avenue, Mount Barker
ENTRY: $20 Adults, $10 Concession
BOOKINGS and ENQUIRIES: please phone 0447 512 873 or email:

Book your Race Day Luncheon now.

We hope to see you there!

25/11/2014 10:56 AM | Additional Info:

West Cape Howe scores three wines in James Halliday's TOP 100! 

James Halliday has selected three West Cape Howe wines in his TOP 100 list:

96 Points - 2014 West Cape Howe Riesling - Mount Barker

'Everything about the wine screams quality and showcases the ability of Great Southern to produce superb riesling when made with the skill evident here; intense citrus blossom aromas and flavours, the acidity a strand of stainless steel wire running through it and providing the structure for the endless finish. Drink to 2029.'

94 Points - 2013 West Cape Howe Cabernet Merlot - Great Southern

'A fragrant bouquet of blackcurrant and redcurrant fruit leads onto a supple, medium-bodied palate, awash with delicious cassis tempered by cedary French oak, together with fine-grained tannins. Some seriously good fruit has been used to make this wine. Drink to 2025.'

96 Points - 2012 West Cape Howe 'Book Ends' Cabernet Sauvignon - Mount Barker

Gavin Berry, Winemaker and Managing Director said, 'We are thrilled to have these wines included in James Halliday's TOP 100.  The Great Southern is often underrated as a wine region and to have this endorsement from James Halliday is fantastic. The fact that different wines achieved such good ratings reinforces the depth of our region; that we can produce world class, delicate rieslings through to richly flavoured cabernet with distinctive regional characteristics, and offer them at great value for money.  I can't see myself being anywhere else!'

24/11/2014 04:05 PM | Additional Info:

2013 West Cape Howe Tempranillo Notches up its Second Trophy! 

Out of a blind tasting of approximately 200 wines, the selection of the West Cape Howe 2013 Tempranillo for this Trophy illustrates what a stunning example it is of this Spanish variety that is being produced so successfully in Australia.

The 2013 West Cape Howe Tempranillo also received a Trophy at the Perth Royal Wine Show 2014 for BEST DRY RED VARIETAL in Class 55.

Managing Director and Winemaker Gavin Berry said, 'We're thrilled with the success of our 2013 Tempranillo; of all the 'alternative' varieties we see come through the winery, it's almost always the stand out. It's a wine we love making as we get to play around with the excellent parcels of fruit from both the Perth Hills and Frankland, both areas clearly suited to this variety. It's also a very food friendly wine and it's a style we love to drink! My congratulations go to the guys in the vineyards and the team here at the winery."

24/11/2014 11:59 AM | Additional Info:

West Cape Howe - Out and About in Copenhagen! 

Our distributor, Henrik from Vesterstroem Wine in Denmark took this pic at an outdoor event held at a winery last weekend in Copenhagen.  The Tasting involved 25 wineries and participants said they loved our wines and were by far the best in the show!

Thank you Henrik! 

16/09/2014 10:06 AM | Additional Info:

Duende Owner Phil Crocker with Trophy winning wine

Brand new DUENDE TEMPRANILLO by Gavin Berry 

Visit Duende Tapas Bar in Leederville and try the new


from the Perth Royal Show 2014


Proudly on Show at Duende!

662 Newcastle Street
Leederville WA

05/09/2014 11:13 AM | Additional Info:

Sales & Marketing Manager John Waldron with Trophy

Fabulous TROPHY News! 

Announced at the Perth Royal Show on 5 September 2014

The 2013 West Cape Howe Tempranillo

has won the

Classes 51 - 58


Congratulations to the Winemaking Team!

05/09/2014 10:45 AM | Additional Info:

New! Duende Tempranillo by Gavin Berry 

Grab your friends and visit DUENDE for a Spanish experience you won't forget.

You'll find a delicious variety of tapas plates to share - perfectly matched with the new


By Gavin Berry

Be first to try this well balanced wine with sweet red berry flavours
with hints of chocolate and olives.

On sale today at

Duende Tapas Bar
662 Newcastle Street

04/09/2014 10:59 AM | Additional Info:

James Halliday's 2015 Scores Are Out! 

We are over the moon with our latest reviews from James Halliday in his 2015 Wine Companion!

2011 'Two Steps' Shiraz - Mount Barker/Frankland 97 Points

2011 'Book Ends' Cabernet Sauvignon - Mount Barker 96 points

2013 Riesling - Mount Barker - 95 Points

2012 'Styx Gully' Chardonnay - Mount Barker - 95 Points

2012 'Hannah's Hill' Cabernet Merlot - Frankland - 95 Points

2013 Sauvignon Blanc - Mount Barker - 94 Points

2013 'Two Peeps' Sauvignon Blanc Semillon - Albany - 94 points

2011 'Styx Gully' - Mount Barker - 94 Points

2013 Cape to Cape Rose - 94 Points

2012 Cape to Cape Cabernet Merlot - 94 Points

Fantastic scores!
Why not join us in a celebratory drink?

31/07/2014 08:50 AM | Additional Info:

A Huge Success! 

Thanks to all our Club Members who attended our Pop-Up Cellar Door Tasting and Malaysian Banquet at Ria Restaurant in Leederville yesterday!

It was great to meet you and have the opportunity to showcase our West Cape Howe wines at the tasting and at your table for your enjoyment.

Stay tuned for details of our next Pop-Up Cellar Door event in November and don't forget to book early so you don't miss out!


28/07/2014 02:44 PM | Additional Info:

Winner Announced! 

The winning bid for the Auction Prize donated by West Cape Howe at the recent WEST COAST EAGLES GALA DINNER was won by


Congratulations Graeme!

Graeme and his friends will enjoy a flight to Albany and stay at the historic Homestead on the West Cape Howe winery property in Mount Barker.  The prize also includes all meals with a fully catered dinner hosted by winemaker Gavin Berry and his wife, Gill.

We wish Graeme and his friends a wonderful stay at the winery and thank him for supporting West Cape Howe Wines!


17/07/2014 02:24 PM | Additional Info:

We're Celebrating! 

We are again very proud to have three of our wines included in RAY JORDAN'S TOP 100 REDS in The West Australian on 10 July 2014.

West Cape Howe featured highly in all three classes:

Ray Jordan Top 100 Reds - $15-$20
West Cape Howe Cape to Cape Cabernet Merlot 92 Points

Ray Jordan Top 100 Reds - $20-$25
West Cape Howe 'Hannah's Hill' Cabernet Merlot 93 Points

Ray Jordan Top 100 Reds - $25-$40
West Cape Howe 'Two Steps' Shiraz - 94 Points

11/07/2014 11:35 AM | Additional Info: