Swan District Wine Region

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Swan District
Latitude 31˚50'S
Altitude 45m
Growing Season Rainfall 145mm
Mean January Temperature 24.3˚C
Harvest End January to end March
Wineries 35
Website www.swanvalley.com.au
Principle Grape Varieties Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Verdelho

About Swan District

The Swan district is an historic wine region in close proximity to the city of Perth. With early vineyards established in 1829, it lays claim to the oldest wine producing history in Western Australia. The district has a longstanding tradition of f...

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The Swan district is an historic wine region in close proximity to the city of Perth. With early vineyards established in 1829, it lays claim to the oldest wine producing history in Western Australia. The district has a longstanding tradition of fortified wines and continues to make boutique specialist styles from muscat gordo, muscadelle, verdelho and shiraz. Fortifieds from John Kosovich and Talijancich set a benchmark amongst the local styles. Revolutionary Houghton’s vigneron, Jack Mann pioneered modern table winemaking techniques in the west in the 1930s. He famously developed white chenin blanc table wines that remain a forte of the region. As a single varietal, Swan District chenin is a rich, full flavoured style with good longevity. It also plays a part in the fruity classic white blend alongside peachy chardonnay and tropical, honeysuckle flavoured Verdelho that are important varieties in their own right. Leading red table wines include medium to full bodied shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and merlot.

The Swan District follows the coast north from Perth. Many of the region’s wineries lie within the Swan Valley sub region. The district lies on a flat, alluvial plain beside the sweeping Swan river. There are over 1,100 ha of vine in a warm, Mediterranean climate moderated by the cooling influence of the Indian Ocean and the Freemantle Doctor. Soils throughout the area are generally deep and free draining. They include fertile alluvials, coastal sands over limestone, red and gravelly loams over clay.

A luxury Swan River cruise is a wonderful way take in the region. By car, the Swan Valley food and wine trail is a scenic loop of award winning wineries, breweries, restaurants and distilleries.

Stuart MacGill uncorks the Swan Valley

Vintage Ratings

1996
6
GOOD
6
GOOD
1997
7
VERY GOOD
5
AVERAGE
1998
9
EXCELLENT
9
EXCELLENT
1999
8
GREAT
6
GOOD
2000
7
VERY GOOD
6
GOOD
2001
9
EXCELLENT
6
GOOD
2002
10
OUTSTANDING
9
EXCELLENT
2003
7
VERY GOOD
6
GOOD
2004
9
EXCELLENT
7
VERY GOOD
2005
9
EXCELLENT
8
GREAT
2006
7
VERY GOOD
8
GREAT
2007
8
GREAT
7
VERY GOOD
2008
8
GREAT
8
GREAT
2009
10
OUTSTANDING
10
OUTSTANDING
2010
8
GREAT
8
GREAT
2011
8
GREAT
8
GREAT
2012
N/A
No Data
N/A
No Data
2013
N/A
No Data
N/A
No Data
2014
N/A
No Data
N/A
No Data

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2012 Moondah Brook Cabernet Sauvignon

Moondah Brook have prided themselves on affordable, fruity, easy drinking styles of wine, and this cab sav is living testament to this. Lots of plu...

Winery: Moondah Brook | Region: Swan District| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2007 Paul Conti Mariginiup Shiraz

The Conti family left Sicily to forge a new life back in the late 4os and we are pleased they did else we would never have got to taste this wonder...

Winery: Paul Conti Wines | Region: Swan District| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
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2011 Paul Conti Medici Ridge Pinot Noir

This is a bonny pinot noir from Western Australia, and it has a bit of class about it too. Made from specially selected fruit, scents of plums, red...

Winery: Paul Conti Wines | Region: Swan District| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2012 Houghton Stripe Range Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

Houghton's have been around since Adam was a pup - at least that's how it feels! There would be many an Aussie who lost their wine virginity to a H...

Winery: Houghton | Region: Swan District| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2011 Houghton Stripe Range Shiraz

Here we have another bargain offering from Houghton's that you can buy with loose change. It's a more medium-bodied, lightly-oaked style of red tha...

Winery: Houghton | Region: Swan District| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
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2011 Paul Conti Late Harvest Muscat Fronti

This sweet young thing has summer nights written all over it. Aromas of florals and musksticks swirl around the nose, whilst the palate is lip smac...

Winery: Paul Conti Wines | Region: Swan District| Cracka Rating: 3.0/5
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NV Houghton Stripe Range Sparkling Classic

If you are into bargain bubbles, then wrap your laughing gear around this puppy! Made by the ever-reliable Houghton's, there's attractive smells of...

Winery: Houghton | Region: Swan District| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
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2012 Houghton Stripe Range Chardonnay

Fruity, smooth and a total bargain basically tells you all you need to know about this wine, but of course we are going to tell you more 'cos we lo...

Winery: Houghton | Region: Swan District| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
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2012 Paul Conti Old Vine Grenache Shiraz

Great value, easy drinking and glugable are a few things you could say about this wine, and when you consider the fruit comes from old vines plante...

Winery: Paul Conti Wines | Region: Swan District| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
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2012 Faber Vineyard Verdelho

This is perhaps the most serious Verdelho in the land, a wine that shows this poor, utterly unsexy variety can perform much better than many give i...

Winery: Faber Vineyard | Region: Swan District| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
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NV Catching Thieves White Moscato

Appearance: Straw with light golden hues. Nose: Intense aromatics of tropical fruit and floral tones with fresh citrus and ripe melons. Palat...

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2010 Oakover Wines Shiraz

Easily the pick of the Oakover range, this is a pretty juicy sort of Shiraz, a light red that is fragrant, peppery and jubey. Heck, you could almos...

Winery: Oakover Wines | Region: Swan District| Cracka Rating: 3.0/5
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2012 Moondah Brook Verdelho

Australia's most famous Verdelho from Verdelho ground zero. What makes this wine good is not just the lovely tropical fruit salad fruit but the sne...

Winery: Moondah Brook | Region: Swan District| Cracka Rating: 3.0/5
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2012 Houghton Stripe Range Sweet Classic

For the truly sweet-toothed amongst us comes this late-picked verdelho from industry stalwarts Houghton's. It's a lighter-bodied, tropical little n...

Winery: Houghton | Region: Swan District| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
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2010 Oakover Wines Classic White

Oakover sounds like an odd name for a winery in a way. Can't help but think about overoaked wines actually, though this hasn't seen any oak at all....

Winery: Oakover Wines | Region: Swan District
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2010 Faber Vineyard Shiraz Cabernet

One of the finest Swan Valley reds, this rich and full flavoured wine is about as powerfully built as they come. Dark in colour, thick in tannins a...

Winery: Faber Vineyard | Region: Swan District| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
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2011 Oakover Wines Unwooded Chardonnay

If this was any brighter or sunnier you would need to drink it whilst wearing oversized sunglasses. At the very least we recommend that this be con...

Winery: Oakover Wines | Region: Swan District| Cracka Rating: 3.0/5
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2012 Paul Conti The Tuarts Chenin Blanc

Tradition, finesse and elegance are just some of the things you’ll encounter in a Paul Conti wine the first time you try one. Based just 30 minutes...

Winery: Paul Conti Wines | Region: Swan District| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
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2010 Faber Vineyard Autumn Harvest White Blend

Super sweet, juicy and ripe, this rather simple is all about round ripe fruit and plenty of it. Best drunk well chilled with spicy food.

Winery: Faber Vineyard | Region: Swan District| Cracka Rating: 3.0/5
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2012 Paul Conti Medici Ridge Chardonnay

Sicilian passion meets contemporary Australian is the catch cry of Paul Conti, a third generation winemaker crafting multi-award winning wines in t...

Winery: Paul Conti Wines | Region: Swan District| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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