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Our Next Pop Up Cellar Door in Perth! NOW SOLD OUT! 

 

Our Free Tasting AND our Lunch with Tasting Tickets have now been FULLY BOOKED! So sorry if you have missed out.  We hope to see you next time!

24/04/2015 11:00 AM | Additional Info:




Graze Mount Barker - a part of TASTE GREAT SOUTHERN FESTIVAL 

DATE:  Saturday 28th February, Sunday 1st March and Monday 2nd March 2015

TIME:  10.00am - 4.30pm

PARTICIPATING WINERIES:  Arcadia, Galafrey, Gilberts, Plantaganet, West Cape Howe.

Graze your way around the wineries of the Mount Barker region and make sure you come and see us!

You can graze for a day or come for the whole weekend and really do it well!

Enjoy a casual plate of regional produce matched with a glass of your choice at each winery.

COST: $16.00 per winery


FURTHER DETAILS:  www.grazemountbarker.com

CONTACT/BOOKING DETAILS:  Ph: 98512022 or info@mountbarkerwine.com.au

06/02/2015 04:21 PM | Additional Info:




RIESLING DOWNUNDER – at Peninsula in Melbourne’s Docklands 

Three day Festival 8th – 10th February 2015 

Along with seven other wineries, West Cape Howe will represent Riesling producers from the Great Southern region at this three day festival at Melbourne's Docklands.

Seventy producers from Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Austria, France and the US will be pouring their wines all Sunday afternoon at the opening event, Riesling Riot.

The festival continues on Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th with a series of masterclasses and lunches featuring yet more rieslings - rare bottles, older vintages, sneak previews of new wines.

Stuart Piggott, one of the world's most engaging and passionate wine educators will be guest commentator and a masterclass panel member.

For lucky attendees, West Cape Howe have a special offer on a 6 pack of 2014 West Cape Howe Mount Barker Riesling and will give you a chance to Win a Magnum of Double Trophy-winning 2013 Mount Barker Riesling.

For bookings and further details please go to www.rieslingdownunder.com.au

Will you join us in Melbourne?

29/01/2015 08:34 AM | Additional Info:




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:




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: