James Halliday's Top Value Wines Under $20.00!
In the February/March 2015 edition of James Halliday's Wine Companion magazine, our 2014 Riesling and the 2013 Cabernet Merlot were reviewed in the supplement, 'Top Value Wines Under $20.00'.
James gave the 2014 Riesling 96 Points and wrote, 'Everything about the wine screams quality, and puts beyond doubt the ability of Great Southern to produce superb riesling when made with the skill evident here; intense varietal citrus blossom aromas and flavours, the acidity a strand of stainless steel wire running through and providing the structure for the endless finish.'
He gave the 2013 Cabernet Merlot 94 Points and wrote, '...a fragrant bouquet of blackcurrant and redcurrant fruit, which in turn leads onto a supple, medium-bodied palate, awash with delicious cassis tempered by some cedar ex French oak, together with fine-grained tannins. Notwithstanding the low price, some seriously good fruit has been used to make this wine.'
12/01/2015 05:51 PM | Additional Info:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
TEMPRANILLO TROPHY WINNER
from the Perth Royal Show 2014
Proudly on Show at Duende!
662 Newcastle Street
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
TROPHY for BEST DRY RED VARIETAL
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
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:
The winning bid for the Auction Prize donated by West Cape Howe at the recent WEST COAST EAGLES GALA DINNER was won by
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: