|Born at Guildford, very near the Houghton Swan Valley wineworks, Dr John Gladstones was an internationally acclaimed scientist who identified the Margaret River in 1965 as being world class for planting vines and growing grapes. Dr Gladstones also played a role in the development of the Frankland River region, Pemberton and Manjimup. Houghton»|
|Paringa Estate has established an unassailable repute over the last twenty years as one of the leading small winery vineyards in the country, named Australian Winery of the Year by James Halliday. Paringa Shiraz won a total of six trophies including Best of Show at the 2006 Royal Sydney, sweeping the field with five Gold Medals and five Trophies, including the prestigious Best of Show and Best Shiraz at the 2009 Royal Sydney, as well as Best Shiraz Trophy Royal Melbourne. Paringa Estate»|
|Stoney Rise is all about drinkability, the creation of complex, fully approachable food friendly wines, without any excessive oak or overripeness. Pinot Noir goes into the oldest barrels available to soften the tannins and refine textures without overpowering the sensual fruit characters. Stoney Rise»|
|The highly opportune Pinot Noir vines at Bird In Hand are planted on the site of an ancient gold mine, a godsend of fortuitously fertile soils, magnificent growing conditions for stellar quality Adelaide Hill wines. Fermented in own bottle and aged five years on lees in true Méthode champenoise, the term of extended maturation imparts luxurious biscuit notes, chantilly crème and frais de bois. Bird In Hand»|
|The marvelous S1 block is a sheltered, relatively warm site within the splendid vistas of Seaview Vineyard, on a north facing plateau at 160m above sea level, refreshed by maritime winds that blow in from the Cludy Bay coast. Fruit is crushed and destemmed, chilled and gently pressed, the clearest juices are racked off for a long, cool ferment to capture the full opulence of S1 vineyard grapes on the vine. Yealands Estate»|
|Bloodstone was originally intended for the UK Oddbins retail chain. It turned into a runaway success and went on to claim a litany of international accolades, 5 Cuisine Magazine Stars & Best Buy, as well as Gold & Double Gold at the prestigious San Francisco International. Gemtree»|
|Stephen Pannell is one of Australia's most decorated winemakers, Jimmy Watson and twice Max Schubert Trophy winner, London International Winemaker of Year and Chairman National Wine Show. He found time in between tours of duty at Wirra Wirra, Tintara and BRL Hardy, to do vintage in Burgundy, at the illustrious Mouton Rothschild and amongst the grand old vines of Barolo. SC Pannell»|
|Steeped in history, the original Baileys store was situated next door to the Glenrowan Inn where widow Jones hosted Ned Kelly's siege. Following the gold rush, the Baileys turned to farming and settled on a property which they named Bundarra. Baileys Glenrowan»|
|Watershed's superior vineyards span across an immense area of the choicest soils on Margaret River, the best eighty hectares were established from the ground up, with a view to vintage the most spectacular wines in the Australian west, the finest parcels of estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon are assembled for the Awakening. . Watershed»|
|Howard Park is internationally feted as one of the new world's great Riesling wines, achieving superstar status after claiming highly coveted gold medal at the prestigious London International. Riesling was Howard Park's first vintage, it remains the Australian west's most enduring white after over three decades of superlative editions. Howard Park»|
|Redbrook capitalizes on the exquisite synergy derived from omniscient viticulture and sagacious winemaking. Fashioned for style, elegance and complexity, Redbrook is an ultimate expression of the vintage and of exceptional Margaret River fruit grown to vineyards which have consistently delivered the highest quality grapes. Evans Tate»|
|The first and final word in world class Barossa Cabernet, aged in a luxurious selection of completely new French oak hogsheads. The Ashmead block is so low yielding that it was almost gutted and re established to more productive plantings. Elderton»|
Australia's First Organic Vineyard
Botobolar's 22-hectare vineyard established in 1971 is Australia's oldest organic vineyard, the vines have always been grown organically without the use of pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers.
Growing grape vines organically in balance with the environment, not demanding too much from them or the soil, hand picking and pruning, and creating handmade wines all combine to deliver to you, good value premium organic wines. Botobolar wines are made in accordance with organic growing and winemaking principles and certified by: ACO (Australian Certified Organic) Cert. #P228 PO Box 3404 Toowoomba QLD 4350.
Botobolar's organic dryland vineyard is famous for its rich and spicy Shiraz, chocolate and mint Cabernet Sauvignon, Busby clone Chardonnay, and Marsanne varieties. This bit of earth delivers some of the best grapes in the district. Old vines and organically grown grapes, hand picked, hand made, translating into wines of exceptional value.
Preservative Free Dry Red Wine is available! A truly delicious wine full of flavour, a great choice for the health conscious wine consumer! Botobolar's commitment to minimum input during the winemaking process is exemplified by great wines. All are made in a low-preservative style, they contain approx 40-60% less sulphur dioxide, added as an anti-oxidant, than most commercial white wines. These wines are recommended for everyday drinking for those who suffer mildly from allergies. All are suitable for medium term cellaring.
The Cellar Door at Botobolar Vineyard is not just for wine. As the wine industry in Mudgee continues to grow, the town has developed new eateries, shops and accommodations. Keeping up with this trend of diversification, the Botobolar cellar door offers some interesting extras worth seeing. Regional produce, honeys, tapenades and olive based products are featured, and there are always new surprises.