Swan District

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Swan District
Latitude
Altitude
45m
Growing Season Rainfall
145mm
Mean January Temperature
24.3˚C
Harvest
End January to end March
Wineries
8
Website
Cracka Rating 0

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 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

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2012 Moondah Brook Cabernet Sauvignon

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 plums, cherries and blackcurrants waft out of the glass, together with sniffs of mint and tobacco. This...

Cracka rating80
Region: Swan District
2013 Paul Conti Old Vine Grenache Shiraz

2013 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 planted in 1948, it makes it a dead set bargain! Aromas of vibrant red berries and earthy spices lift out ...

Cracka rating70
Region: Swan District
2007 Paul Conti Mariginiup Shiraz

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 wonderful Shiraz. For over fifty years fruit has been grown in these family vineyards that enjoy a maritim...

Cracka rating90
Region: Swan District
2011 Jane Brook Estate Shiraz

2011 Jane Brook Estate Shiraz

Harvested from the “back block” on Jane Brook’s home vineyard in the heart of the Swan Valley, this Shiraz is full of rich fruit flavours.  The vines on the back block are around 70 years old.  Appearance: Dark red with scarlet tints. No...

Cracka rating0
Region: Swan District
2013 Catching Thieves White Moscato

2013 Catching Thieves White Moscato

Here's a fun drink with a slight spritz to it that's only 5.5% alcohol. It's a soft, fruity, sweeter style that shows melons, musk florals and citrus smells on the nose, whilst the palate is light, sweet and breezy, with smooth tropical flavours, ...

Cracka rating60
Region: Swan District
2013 Faber Vineyard Shiraz Cabernet

2013 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 and massively concentrated this is meat wine if ever there was one. Serve with rhino steaks.

Cracka rating90
Region: Swan District
2013 Jane Brook Estate Sauvignon Blanc

2013 Jane Brook Estate Sauvignon Blanc

This Sauvignon Blanc is from the Jane Brook "Shovelgate Vineyard" in Margaret River. Appearance: Pale straw with green tints. Nose: Pungent and varietal with green bean, exotic spices and fresh herbal notes. Palate: Racy, mouth-filling ...

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Region: Swan District
2013 Jane Brook Estate Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

2013 Jane Brook Estate Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

A classic blend of two aromatic and flavoursome varieties from Margaret River.  Appearance: Pale straw. Nose: Lemon frosting, sherbet, Chinese gooseberry. Palate: Crisp, racy, mouth-filling and concentrated. Food: Perfect with plat...

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Region: Swan District
2012 Paul Conti Medici Ridge Pinot Noir

2012 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 berries with a slight herbaceous edge. On the palate, it's medium-bodied with a generous fruit cent...

Cracka rating80
Region: Swan District
2012 Moondah Brook Verdelho

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 sneaky structure behind it. Heck it will even mature well in the cellar (if you'll let it). A simple wi...

Cracka rating60
Region: Swan District
2010 Oakover Wines Classic White

2010 Oakover Wines Classic White

Despite the name, there is no oak over this crisp and crunchy dry white blend out of the Swan District. It's full of ripe tropical fruits, with nothing interfering with it, and the palate is lighter-bodied, passionfruity and citrusy, with zippy ac...

Cracka rating60
Region: Swan District
2011 Paul Conti Late Harvest Muscat Fronti

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 smacking, fresh and crisp with a nice balance of sweetness and acid. So, get some summer lovin' in your ...

Cracka rating60
Region: Swan District
2011 Oakover Wines Unwooded Chardonnay

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 consumed on a sunny balcony (or at least just a sunny spot). Needless to say this is a 'bottled sunshin...

Cracka rating60
Region: Swan District
2014 Faber Vineyard Verdelho

2014 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 it credit for. Here it makes for a juicy, ripe, thick wine of viscosity but not sweetness, a wine of ...

Cracka rating90
Region: Swan District
2010 Faber Vineyard Autumn Harvest White Blend

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.

Cracka rating60
Region: Swan District
2013 Paul Conti The Tuarts Chenin Blanc

2013 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 from Perth this Sicilian born family have been making wine since the late 40’s. We don’t see an awf...

Cracka rating70
Region: Swan District
2012 Paul Conti Medici Ridge Chardonnay

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 the south west coastal region of WA. Paul believes that Chardonnay excels in the region and who are w...

Cracka rating80
Region: Swan District