Wineries in the Porongurups
Porongurup boasts many boutique, family-owned vineyards and a winery.
You can meet the people who grow the grapes as they take a hands-on approach to crafting their wine.
A distinct cool climate sub-region of the Great Southern, the exemplary wines are renowned for intense fruit flavours. Many awards have been bestowed on a range of wines from the area. The vineyards are located in beautiful surrounds with most boasting spectacular mountain views.
Castle Rock Estate
2015 James Halliday Winemaker of the Year
Castle Rock Estate is nestled high on the eastern end of the Porongurup range, giving it a unique aspect. Established in 1981, by Angelo and Wendy Diletti, the winery and vineyard continue to be managed and run by the Diletti family. The resultant wines are intensely flavoured, well structured and lovingly hand crafted.
Castle Rock Estate is also the only operating winery in the Porongurups and makes wine for a number of vineyards.
2019 Halliday Wine of the Year
Duke’s Vineyard is the dream that is now a reality for Duke & Hilde Ranson who in 1999 planted the first vines of their ‘retirement project.’
With views of the Porongurup and Stirling Ranges, Duke’s offers a million-dollar view for you to take in while sampling some of Duke’s outstanding wines. The unique cellar door provides a glorious tasting area harmonious with the surroundings, making best use of the breathtaking sights nature has to offer.
“FLORNAMENTAL” Gallery of Artist in Residence, Hilde Ranson. Intricate, colourful, very ornamental pieces featuring only local Porongurup Wild Flowers & Birds.
IRONWOOD Estate Wines & Café
Porongurup Cool Climate Premium Wines
Since 1996, when IRONWOOD Estate Wines commenced, the focus has been the production of premium quality fruit to a standard that will fulfil the ideal of “Fine wine every time…” (with more than 100 awards to date).
The cellar also has a café with great tasting lunches to complement the wines, plus coffees, cakes and local honey. The alfresco patio area provides a panoramic view to the Stirling Range.
Abbey Creek Vineyard
Family-owned boutique vineyard
Abbey Creek Vineyard is owned by Mike and Mary Dilworth and is situated on the northern slopes of the Porongurup Range in the Great Southern wine region of Western Australia.
The Porongurup sub-region excels in growing cool-climate grape varieties, resulting in intensely flavoured wines. Abbey Creek Vineyard produces Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. The 2018 Riesling was featured in Halliday’s Top 100 wines in 2019.
The cellar door is open when the sign is out and the flag is flying, or by appointment.
Mount Trio Vineyard
Stunning views to the Stirling Ranges
Open: Occasionally (either by appointment, or whenever the sign is out!)
Mount Trio Vineyard, established in 1989, is a small, very picturesque, family-run vineyard located right by the Castle Rock Skywalk. Enjoy the spectacular views from the deck of the rustic cellar door while sampling some delicious wines.
Award winning, cool climate wines since 1983
Open: By appointment only.
One of an exciting group of wine producers located in the foothills of the ancient Porongurup Ranges, Jingalla is a family business established in 1979 by Shelley and Barry Coad and Nita and Geoff Clarke, pioneers who have carved a niche in local wine-making history.
Visit Jingalla and discover their unique stylish wines of captivating depth and intensity. Wines touched with devotion from vine to the bottle.
Shepherd’s Hut Wines
Established in 1996, a family business with a focus on quality over quantity
Our philosophy at Shepherd’s Hut is to produce high quality fruit for premium table wines. The emphasis is on quality before quantity and this is achieved through a no compromise approach to our viticultural management. The end yield per hectare is limited to levels that allow each variety to best develop its characteristic flavours.
We have 18ha under vines including Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc.
No Cellar Sales, order via website please
Boutique, family owned winery producing 100% preservative free natural wines
Montefalcon Vineyard is a boutique family owned and operated venture, located in the Porongurup Wine Region of the Great Southern in Western Australia, between the Stirling Ranges and Albany, just east of Mt. Barker. We farm with sustainable, organic and biodynamic methods.
Our wines are 100% natural, made without the addition of chemicals or preservatives, the way we believe they are meant to be.
The varieties we have chosen to grow in specific locations according to the soil type ensure our wines will have excellent expressions of terroir ~ the French notion of how soil and micro-climate influence vines and form a wine’s character.