About Riseborough Estate Winery...
Only an hour from Perth, Riseborough Estate is a spacious modern
Winery / Cellar Door and Fine Art Gallery built on a hilltop
with spectacular views over the valleys of Gingin. It is located
on Petersen Rise off Mooliabeenie Road which connects the historic
towns of Gingin and Bindoon in the Chittering Valley.
The vineyard produces mainly red wines, consisting of twenty acres
of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Grenache
and Pinot Noir.
- First Vines planted in 1998
- First Vintage in 2002
Riseborough Estate is part of the Chittering Valley Wine Trail
and the Astronomers Abbots and Artists Trail. A Fine Art Gallery
has been established upstairs with interesting contemporary exhibitions
always on show.
Wonderful local specialities such as cheeses, olives, oils, tappenade
and dukkah are available from the gift shop, as well as ice creams
and soft drinks. Enjoy a picnic under the beautiful flowering gum
- taking in the stunning views whilst savouring a great drop!
Riseborough Estate reds are
made from grapes estate grown in Gingin to reduce yield and maximise
flavours. They are then harvested and sent in the cool of the
night to the winemakers at Flying Fish Cove in Margaret River.
Their expertise has resulted in some outstanding wines, which
include Gold Medal and Trophy winning Cabernet Sauvignon and
Shirazs, as well as some softer but equally delicious styles
of Merlot/Cabernet France blends and Grenaches.
To compliment these is a Grenache Rose, also made by Flying
Fish Cove, and a sparkling Pinot Chardonnay made by Bella Ridge
in the Swan Valley.
Small quantities of Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc and Verdellho are
also produced from locally grown fruit.
Prices range from $8 - $14 per bottle for the red and white
What The Critics Have To Say About Riseborough...
Winestate Magazine ‘Best of the West 2007’ and
May/June 2007 Issue
Riseborough Estate Shiraz 2004 ***
Complex caramelly development showing on the nose and a fleshy/fruit
tarry tannin palate. $14
Riseborough Estate Merlot Cabernet Franc 2004 ***½
Spicy Fruit cake aromas and crisp, spicy palate with a nice lick
of tart fruit, some grippy tannins and warming alcohol. $14
Riseborough Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 *****
Judges comments included : ‘A lovely elegant, oaky style’ and ‘Excellent!’.
Lifted aromas of dark berries with nuances of violets. Palate
is rich with distinctive ripe tannins and a lingering, hot finish.
WINESTATE MAGAZINE JULY/AUG 2005
Riseborough Shiraz 2002 ****
Very attractive wine with good concentration of classic fruit
and oak characters. The palate is fresh, lively and long, with
a hint of grippy tannins on the finish. $12
Riseborough Shiraz 2002 in TOP 40 BEST BUYS - under $15 bottle
Riseborough Rose 2004 ****
Fresh, fragrant aromas of cherries. Good fruit on the long, lingering
palate is balanced by some sweetness and nice crisp acid. $12
Riseborough Cabernet Sauvignon 2003 ***
An oaky wine with crisp acid backbone. Herbal aromas and slightly green, minty
fruit flavours. $14
Riseborough Shiraz 2003 ***
Earthy and plummy on the nose and
a firm, grippy, leathery palate that has richness and structure.