Hillbrook Wines

Pemberton

Star Rating:
 

www.hillbrookwines.com.au

Address
Cnr Hillbrook Road/Wheatley Coast Road, Quinninup, WA 6258
Pemberton WA 6258
Telephone
(08) 9776 7202
Facsimilie
(08) 9776 6473
Opening Hours
Fri-Sun public hols 11-5
Winemaker
Rob Diletti (Castle Rock Estate)
Established
1996
Dozen
NFP
Vineyards
8 hectares

James' Review

When Brian Ede and partner Anne Walsh left Alice Springs in 1996 to move to Pemberton, they made (in their words) the ultimate tree change. As well as establishing sauvignon blanc (3.4ha), merlot (2ha), semillon (1.2ha), pinot noir (0.8ha) and a smattering of chardonnay, they have 600 olive trees. A substantial portion of the estate-produced grapes are sold, only part vinified for the Hillbrook label.

Author: James Halliday


About this winery

Brian Ede spent thirty years working in Papua New Guinea and the Northern Territory before, with wife Anne and the two youngest children they bought an old 'Groupie' block in the coolest part of the Pemberton Wine Region. Set among the Karri giants of Australia's South West the beautiful block required years of moving 'rocks and roots' before the first vines were planted in the late 1990s.
Vines have to struggle in the infertile acidic soils but by 2009 the Wines were getting noticed and show success has followed. Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot were the first releases with Chardonnay and Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc to come this year and Pinot Noir to come later.
They now have a Cellar Door open weekends and Public Holidays. A limited number of Perth and all local stores in the region stock the wine but most sales are by the case, mixed or otherwise, purchased through the Vineyard website www.hillbrookwines.com.au

Specialties

Hillbrook Sauvignon Blanc, as one writer said 'sets the standard for Australian Sauvignon Blanc". For three years running the were adjudged either 'Best in the West" or "Best value under $20". The latest 2013 vintage has just won a Gold Medal at the Tall Timbers Wine Show.
The Merlot vines have taken longer to show their potential but the 2011 Hillbrook Merlot now released has won medals at the Sydney and Perth Royal Shows as well as at the Adelaide Royal Show and the WA Qantas Awards.

Cellar Door

Sun: 11:00am till 5:00pm
Fri: 11:00am till 5:00pm
Sat: 11:00am till 5:00pm

Also Public Holidays and by appointment.
Ring 97767202
Stocklist

Download the latest stocklist - Hillbrook logo.pdf

Distribution Information

A full listing of available wines and prices is available from the company website: www.hillbrookwines.com.au.

Current sales are mainly by Mail Order or through local outlets in the Pemberton/Northcliffe/Manjimup region and in Perth as detailed on the website.

Hillbrook are currently looking for a reliable distributor to expand Australia wide.

International Sales Information

No international sales at this time.

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4 Star

Very good producer of wines with class and character. Will have two (or more) wines rated at 90 points and above (or possibly one at 95 and above).

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