Pemberton

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Pemberton
Latitude
Altitude
170m
Growing Season Rainfall
361mm
Mean January Temperature
129.2°C
Harvest
Early March to mid April
Wineries
22
Website
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About Pemberton

The Pemberton wine region lies in a scenic pocket of WA, 330km south of Perth. Vineyards are set amidst towering karri forests, national parks, rivers, lakes and estuary waters. While viticulture emerged as recently as the early 1980s, the young region has quickly earned a reputation for premium wine. Richly flavoured chardonnay and more recently, shiraz are the major source of excitement. Merlot and cabernet sauvignon show good character and definition as single varietals. They are often found together in the traditional WA blend. Sauvignon blanc, semillon and pinot noir are also planted. Pemberton lies just off the remote D'Entrecasteaux coast, situated between the Margaret River, Manjimup and Great Southern regions. The climate is warm, with a cooling maritime influence and gentle elevations of 100-200 metres. High rainfall means irrigation is only minimally required. The Warren and Donnelly rivers flow through the region, along with multiple brooks and smaller rivulets. Pemberton plays host to approximately 850 ha of vineyard. Soils consist of gravelly sands, heavy black loams and fertile red karri loams formed from gneissic rock. The climbing trees are a unique natural tourist attraction not far from the township of Pemberton. Situated in the heart of old growth National Park forests, the ancient trees range from 51-75 metres tall. They are known as the Diamond Tree, Gloucester Tree and Dave Evans Bicentennial Tree. Each one is pegged with around 300 rungs to afford climbers a lofty birds eye view from the heights.

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2014 Bellarmine Wines Pemberton Riesling Dry

2014 Bellarmine Wines Pemberton Riesling Dry

It never ceases to amaze us how underrated riesling is, especially the ones out of WA! Here's a great example of this from Bellarmine that would be the bomb with some freshly-shucked oysters. Lighter-bodied and dry in style, assorted citrus, jasmi...

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Region: Pemberton
2012 Houghton Wisdom Sauvignon Blanc

2012 Houghton Wisdom Sauvignon Blanc

Our friends at Houghton are full of Wisdom – knowing just where to get their grapes to make the best in a whole range of styles. Their Wisdom Sauvignon Blanc is one of WA’s best – full of tropical fruit flavour and finishing crisp and dry. If you ...

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2010 Picardy Pemberton Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Fr

2010 Picardy Pemberton Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Fr

This more medium-bodied style of red gives a nod to the right bank of Bordeaux whilst maintaining it's Aussie roots with it's fruit-forward nature. There's plenty of tightly-coiled blackcurrants, florals, choc-mint, tobacco leaf and savoury earthi...

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Region: Pemberton
2010 Picardy Tete de Cuvee Pinot Noir

2010 Picardy Tete de Cuvee Pinot Noir

Here we have a pinot that is more of a pitbull than a fluffy lap dog. It's a much more savoury, almost meaty style, but it does have some plums, florals and a touch of dried herbs in the mix. The palate is medium to fuller-bodied, with a dark frui...

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Region: Pemberton
2013 Picardy Pemberton Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

2013 Picardy Pemberton Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

Some people think that the classic dry white blend is not for serious wines. Well I beg to differ with good styles coming close to the best that Chardonnay can give. This is a subtle and refreshing dry white with grassy, lemony fruit, some creamin...

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Region: Pemberton
2012 Picardy Pemberton Chardonnay

2012 Picardy Pemberton Chardonnay

With wines like this the Pannell family have clearly succeeded since they left Moss Wood in search of a place to make great Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in a place cooler than the Margaret River. A charming and refreshing Chardonnay with creamy oak b...

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Region: Pemberton
2012 Picardy Pemberton Pinot Noir

2012 Picardy Pemberton Pinot Noir

You could set your clock with the quality of these Picardy Pinot Noirs as every vintage is consistently lovely. Sourced from the deep South of WA near Pemberton these are serious Pinots for those of us out there who would drink great Pinot every d...

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2012 Capel Vale Pemberton Chardonnay

2012 Capel Vale Pemberton Chardonnay

You think of the great regions for Chardonnay and Pemberton would not be the first that springs to mind. However the clever folk at Capel Vale have crafted a Chardonnay that’s world class. Like so many of the Western Australian Chardies it shows c...

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2011 Robert Oatley Finisterre Pemberton Sauvignon Blanc

2011 Robert Oatley Finisterre Pemberton Sauvignon Blanc

Whisper of tropical fruit with underlying grass and wild herbs. A blaze of flavour and acidity. Cellar: Up to 4 years.  Alcohol: 13.5%

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2011 Hardys HRB Chardonnay

2011 Hardys HRB Chardonnay

HRB stands for 'Heritage Reserve Bin'. It specialises in regional blending, and this lovely little chardy comes from Pemberton in W.A, and Yarra Valley in Victoria. It's a medium-bodied, moderately-oaked style of wine that shows bright citrus smel...

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Region: Pemberton
2013 Wise Wine Moscato

2013 Wise Wine Moscato

WA isn't known for its Moscato but gee this Wise gives the style a shake - juicy and pink with light and refreshing, fruit tingle deliciousness. Hard not to drink really.

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Region: Pemberton
2011 Picardy Merlimont Merlot Cabernet

2011 Picardy Merlimont Merlot Cabernet

This wine isn’t made every year, but in 2011 Picardy saw fit to make a batch. It's a lovely, medium-bodied style that shows fleshy plums, subtle spice, mocha and earthy savouriness on the nose. The palate is a bit more savoury and Euro-centric tha...

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2012 Salitage Sauvignon Blanc

2012 Salitage Sauvignon Blanc

Wine Critic James Halliday has described Salitage as “the most important winery in the Pemberton region. For more than thirty years John and Jenny Horgan have steered the quality of these wines into a world famous brand". This Sauvignon is the ...

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Region: Pemberton
2012 Wise Wine Pemberton Pinot Grigio

2012 Wise Wine Pemberton Pinot Grigio

This is a rich, lush style of grigio that is a bit more gris-like, so it would go down well with with some pork chops and pear chutney. Aromas of ripe apples and pears, with a splash of subtle ginger spice rise from the glass, whilst the mouthfeel...

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Region: Pemberton
2012 Bellarmine Wines Pemberton Shiraz

2012 Bellarmine Wines Pemberton Shiraz

Cool-climate shiraz is all the rage these days with wine judges tripping over themselves to get at them. This one from Bellarmine is a great example of the style showing lots of white pepper and exotic spices on the nose, along with red fruits, mo...

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Region: Pemberton
2013 Bellarmine Wines Pemberton Pinot Noir

2013 Bellarmine Wines Pemberton Pinot Noir

Finding pinot noir at this sort of price isn't always easy, but found one we have in this medium-bodied, fruity number from Pemberton. Dark cherries are front and centre on the nose accompanied by hints of soft spices, earthy savouriness and rose-...

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NV Wise Wine The Bead Pemberton Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir

NV Wise Wine The Bead Pemberton Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir

Here's a value bubbly that would be perfect to keep in the fridge for those unexpected occasions. It's a lighter-bodied style that is relatively dry, with smells and flavours of stone fruits, toast and honey. The mouthfeel is creamy, smooth and br...

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Region: Pemberton
NV Wise Wine Pink Bead Pemberton Sparkling Pinot Noir

NV Wise Wine Pink Bead Pemberton Sparkling Pinot Noir

Here's another value fizz from Wise Wine that will not break the bank. This one is made from 100% pinot noir, and displays red fruits, pot pourri and dairy on the nose, whilst the palate is light and fine, with a kiss of sweetness, bright acidity,...

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Region: Pemberton
2007 Salitage Treehouse Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

2007 Salitage Treehouse Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

Pemberton might not be on the tip of your tongue when you are asked to name premium wine regions, but we love the wines coming out of this part of W.A. This wine has a fine lineage as it’s produced by the Salitage winery who have been making wines...

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Region: Pemberton
2007 Salitage Pemberton Cabernet Blend

2007 Salitage Pemberton Cabernet Blend

“Great wines are made in the vineyard” declare Salitage and who are we to disagree when they make red blends of this quality. Based in Pemberton, WA Salitage is truly a family affair with all four children involved in the business. Their wines are...

Cracka rating80
Region: Pemberton