Partners of Vineyard 28

Here at Vineyard 28 we love working with like-minded people and partnering with other local businesses.

If you are looking for a way to make your wine tasting experience a little more unique or maybe looking for a transport option to bring friends and family for a visit.

Our recommended partners are:


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Picnic Cheer at Vineyard 28


We love to partner with our friends at Picnic Cheer to offer an indulgent luxury picnic and wine tasting experience here at our Cellar Door.

Each picnic is styled with rugs, low table/s, cushions, ottomans, matching tableware and table décor, fresh and/or dried flower arrangements, cloth napkins and glassware.

Whilst relaxing in your gorgeous Picnic setting you can experience the full range of Vineyard 28 wines paired with a delicious grazing board. Owners, Mark or Pippa will be on hand to provide tasting notes, guide you through your tasting and share their story with you.

Picnic experiences are bookable for groups of 2 and 4. If you have a larger group, please contact Mel & Pippa to discuss.


Bookings and more information – CLICK HERE


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Kaleidoscope at Vineyard 28



Based in Mandurah (1 hour drive, south of Perth) they pickup guests from either the main Train Station, Visitors Centre, local hotels/accommodation or from your residence in Mandurah.  No need to drive, they happily do it for you.

They offer tours from 2 to 22 persons and are able to have much larger groups on a tour of your choice, or a customised tour to suit your preferences.

Your host Paula, includes Vineyard 28 in her itineraries. Paula is very friendly and professional, loves to travel and create memorable days and experiences while showing guests around the beautiful Peel and South West regions.

More information – CLICK HERE



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At A1 Bus Charters, they take pride in offering more than just transportation, allowing you to  immerse yourself in the tranquility of our wonderful  countryside. Operating from the coastal town of Binningup, they offer a transport service around the Geographe Wine Region, visiting local wineries, cideries and breweries. They are happy to work with you to tailor an offering to suit your needs, and partner with Vineyard 28.

More Information – CLICK HERE

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What’s New at the Cellar Door?

Turntable and records

What’s New ?

Come check out the new space and new wine releases at our cellar door. During the winter break we got busy and made a few changes to freshen up the space for you.


For those who remember when music came on those round things called records, it will be a nostalgic visit, as Mark & Pip have resurrected their ‘vinyl’ collection. There’ll always be something playing on the turntable inside the cellar door. (Hint: it’s a bit of a trip back to the 80’s with some early 90s and classics thrown in.)


Bookings Essential

The most important change is that we would prefer you to book or make an appointment when coming to visit the cellar door. There are lots of ways you can do this:

We will still accept ‘walk-ins’ during opening hours, but booking ahead will ensure we can provide you with the best wine experience.

Why bookings – because we are keen to give you our undivided attention,
and make your visit, engaging and memorable.

Cellar Door Hours – Thursday to Monday – 10am to 5pm

Wine ExperiencesWine & Food Pairing

Guided Tasting with Food Pairing

You can still just book a Guided Wine tasting, but we’ve also added a simple food pairing option for those times you just want a light snack whilst tasting our wines. Choose 6 wines from the Vineyard 28 range and we will pair them with a sample plate for you to enjoy.

’28’ Wine and Grazing Experience

We’ve also upgraded the ‘28’ Wine and Grazing experience – its even more sumptuous than before, with some extra cheese, dips, local relishes and breads added to the board. It’s a great way to enjoy the full range of Vineyard 28 wines. Gluten free options still available.

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Cellar Door News


Please be advised that our cellar door will be closed from Tuesday 2nd May until Friday 7th July 2023.

You are welcome to still order wine from us during this time. You may email or place an order via our website.

Cellar door holiday hours



When the cellar door reopens in July we will no longer accept ‘walk-ins‘. Visiting the cellar door will be by appointment and bookings only.

Mark and Pippa are looking forward to being able to continue to share their wine with you. When you make an appointment for a guided wine tasting or a booking for one of our wine experiences, you will know you are going to be hosted by them.

Pippa and Mark love sharing their passion for their wines with visitors.

Cellar Door Hours (from Friday 7th July 2023)
Thursday to Monday for appointments and bookings
between – 10am to 5pm

How to Make an Appointment or Book

The more you plan your visit ahead, the better we can provide you with a great wine experience.

You can phone, email or book via our website.

Owners - Mark & Pippa

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New Release Wines for 2023

We are excited to now share our award-winning 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2020 Nebbiolo!

2020 Cabernet Sauvignon

2020 Cabernet Sauvinon Bottleshot

The 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested on the 18th and 24th of February 2020. The fruit was then destemmed, cooled to approx 16 degrees C and a wild yeast was added. Prior to completion of the ferment, Malolactic ferment began. When the wine had fermented to dryness, skin contact was maintained for a further 7 days. The wine was pressed off skins and transferred to a stainless steel tank and allowed to settle for 36 hours before transfer to oak barrel. The wine was aged in a mixture of new and older French oak barriques for 12 months.

Our Cabernet Sauvignon is a velvet and warm red with luscious blackberries and boysenberries on the palate. 

Our 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon was awarded Best Geographe Cabernet Sauvignon and a Silver Medal at the 2022 Labelmakers Group WA Alternative Wine Varieties Wine Show.

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2020 Nebbiolo

2020 Nebbiolo Bottleshot

The 2020 Nebbiolo was harvested on the 25th of March 2020. The fruit was destemmed, cooled to approx 14 degrees C and placed into closed fermentation for two days. The juice was warmed to 16 degrees C and yeast was added. The juice/wine was then controlled to a maximum of 29 Degrees C during fermentation. The wine was not plunged for the first 36 hours. Then gentle plunging was done twice daily for 20 minutes.

Prior to completion of the ferment, Malolactic ferment was begun. When the wine had fermented to dryness, skin contact was maintained for a further 14 days. Tanks were closed off from the atmosphere. The wine was plunged once every 2 days during this period. The wine was pressed off skins and transferred to a stainless steel tank and allowed to settle for 36 hours before transfer to oak barrel. The wine was aged in 3-5-year-old French oak barriques for 18 months.

Our Nebbiolo is savoury, plummy and tannic wine with spices, light raspberry, and cherry characters, with a dry finish.

The 2020 Nebbiolo was awarded a Gold Medal at the 2022 Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show.

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Wine & Grazing in Style at Vineyard 28

Wine & Grazing in Style for 2

Make your Wine & Grazing experience with us at the Cellar Door more magical!

We partner with our friends at Picnic Cheer to offer an indulgent picnic experience at our Cellar Door, looking out at our vineyard.

You’ll get to experience the full range of Vineyard 28 wines paired with a delicious grazing board at a gorgeous picnic, set up and styled by Picnic Cheer. Mark or Pippa will be on hand to provide tasting notes, guide you through your tasting and share their story with you.

This experience is bookable for groups of 2 and 4. If you have a larger group, please contact Mel & Pippa to discuss.

Gift Voucher

Looking to gift this experience to a loved one? We also have gift vouchers available for purchase.

The Details

Wine & Grazing in Style for 2 – $150.00

Wine & Grazing in Style for 4 – $260.00


  • ‘28’ Wine & Grazing Experience – wine tasting with a gourmet grazing board
  • Luxury picnic set up, styled and packed down by Picnic Cheer


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2022 Jasper Rose

Our beloved wine dog Jasper

Remembered as the Chief Concierge at our Cellar Door, our beloved family wine dog Jasper passed away in May 2021, at the age of 15. Heading into the 2022 vintage, Mark and Pippa wanted to do something to commemorate Jasper and decided to make the 2022 Jasper Rose.

Jasper joined the family in April 2006 and grew up alongside our kids. He loved to go on walks in the bush and to visit the beach. Then at home, if he wasn’t following one of the family around, Jasper could be found on his beloved couch.

Many of you would have been able to meet Jasper over the years when visiting the Cellar Door and knew how much he loved meeting and greeting you all. Although, he would get a bit slack on his duties in summer, as it was much too hot some days and he would stay indoors with the airconditioning.

One of his favourite times of year was vintage when he could round up the harvest crew and snack on some grapes (when he really shouldn’t have). When it came to morning tea time, he would stare longingly at whoever he decided might give in and sneak him some of their muffin or biscuit.

2022 Jasper Rose

This label, with Jasper wearing his usual kerchief, has been designed by local artist and friend of Vineyard 28, Yvonne Chapman.

Made from our Nebbiolo grapes, this rose is gorgeous salmon pink in colour with hints of strawberries on the palate. Luscious and refreshing, with a hint of spritz.

We hope you enjoy our 2022 Jasper Rose.



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New Wine Releases

All the details on the new release wines are right here including our new Immigrants – Montepulciano and Barbera.

2022 Wildwater Sparkling Pignoletto

The first of our new release wines is the 2022 Wildwater Sparkling Pignoletto which was harvested on 16th February 2022 at our Wildwater Vineyard. At the winery, the grapes were whole bunch pressed and fermented to dryness in stainless steel. The wine was then bottled and began secondary ferment in May 2022. It then spent 14 months on lees, before being disgorged in August 2023. 

With this wine, we use the ‘methode traditionelle’ to make the wine with minimal intervention to allow the Pignoletto grape to be the star. It reflects the Wildwater vineyard terroir, its landmark towering gum tree and the guinea fowl who live amongst the vines.


2023 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

Our 2023 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon began its journey in late February with the Sauvignon Blanc from Kinglake harvested on the 2nd March and the Semillon from Wildwater harvested slightly earlier on the 23rd of February.

The winemaking process for the 2023 SBS involved a separate cold ferment using stainless steel. The two wines were blended to achieve optimum balance and flavours whilst maintaining a predominantly Sauvignon Blanc character. 

This 2023 SBS is pale straw in colour, with fresh apple to lime notes and herbaceous overtones. A clean crisp wine best enjoyed with grilled fish or chicken, or a simple Caesar salad.

2023 Arneis

2023 Arneis

Harvested on 17th February again this year. The fruit was crushed and pressed within 2 hours of harvest. The juice was cooled to 10 degrees C, settled and racked after 36 hours. Fermentation was performed at 13-15 degrees C, using a wild yeast from the vineyard. It was fermented to dryness within 21 days. After this the wine was left on lees for 3 months before the wine was racked. Further fining and cold stabilisation took place prior to bottling in June.

A lovely fruity textured style this year, with lots of depth to the palate. Highly recommended to be enjoyed with seafood.


2023 Moscato Rosa


2023 Moscato Rosa

Always our first harvest these grapes were handpicked on the 8th February this year. It is an absolutely delicious wine this year, our sweet but dry Italian.

A touch of ‘rosa’ (pink hue) with all the richness of peach and apricot on the palate.

Best enjoyed with a plate of traditional Turkish Delight.

Awarded Best Sweet Table Wine at the 2023 WA Alternative Varieties Wine Show.


2022 Dolcetto

Dolcetto 2022

Our 2022 Dolcetto was harvested on the 23rd March at our Wildwater site before being crushed, destemmed and transferred to an open fermenter, where the juice was inoculated with yeast. Once the ferment had begun, the skins were plunged every 6 hours and kept under 30°C until dryness was achieved. Then, before the ferment was complete, the wine was inoculated with an MLF bacteria. The wine was then left for 7 days on skins, once fermentation was complete.

Our 2022 Dolcetto is a deep raspberry hue, with a palate of black cherries and liquorice. It is a dry and scrumptious red wine with mouth-filling savoury tannins. Enjoy this wine with pasta with a meat sauce, roasted poultry or a simple pizza.


The New Immigrants – Only available at the cellar door.

The following are the first releases of our small batches of new Italian red varietals, Montepulciano and Barbera. These grapes are grown at our Wildwater Vineyard in the Harvey hills. There is a small quantity available at the cellar door for those who get their quickly.

2022 Montepulciano2022 Montepulciano (Mon-tae-pul-chee-AH-noh)

This is the 2nd most planted variety in Italy after sangiovese, and we grow it up at our Wildwater Vineyard.

Red plum, blackberry and thyme are all characters of the palate. It is juicy and delicious. Pairs well with a wide variety of foods due to having a natural elevated acidity.

Enjoy with aged cheddar, parmesan and relishes or a simple pizza.   

$35.00 per bottle


2022 Barbera2022 Barbera (Bah-beuh-ruh)

Originating in the Piedmonte region of North West Italy, this is the 3rd most planted grape variety after Sangiovese and Montepulciano.

Think tart cherry, black pepper and licorice with low tannins and high acidity.

A prefect match to mediterranean style foods rich in high fat, a traditional Spaghetti Bolognese and Ragu.

$35.00 per bottle (limit of 3 bottles per order)

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Birds of a Feather Flock Together

Birds of a feather flock together” is an old English proverb referring to those with a common interest or personality that can often be found in a similar place. In this case it’s the many different type of birds who like to make their home here at Vineyard 28. We thought we’d take the time in this blog to introduce a few to you, so on your next visit you see who you can spy.

The first is our namesake the local ‘28’ Parrot. 28 Parrot in the Vineyard

This is the colloquial name for the Port Lincoln Ringneck here in WA, apparently due to their contact call – a whistled “twen-ty-eight” which can be heard across the south-west forests. When planting the first vines these cheeky little parrots were a bit too helpful, snacking on new shoots. Dawn and dusk are the best times to see them here in the vineyard.

Who are some of our other feathered residents who ‘flock together’?

 Galah Magpie Blue WrenGalah – easily identified by its rose-pink head and usually seen in pairs. We often see them traveling in small groups around the vineyard. They love perching on the TV aerial of the house and chattering away to each other.

Magpie – the well-recognised black and white birds seen all over Australia sometimes frequent the vineyard, and often group together walking along Bagieau Road. They make an amazing array of sounds, and are also known to be territorial, although we never have issues with them here. We reckon they know who we are.

Blue Wren – Splendid Wren or here in the West ‘Blue Wren’. These cute little birds can sometimes be seen around the cellar door garden. Notable for their backward legs, and the male of the species being a vibrant bright blue whilst the females are a plain brown. You’ll usually see one bright gent surrounded by his harem of girls.

Kookaburra – known as terrestrial tree kingfishers, and although they are part of the Kingfisher family they are not associated with water. Here on Vineyard 28, they are best seen poised on a vineyard post early in the morning or at dusk keeping a beady eye on the ground, looking for a snack. Their loud laugh is often the first thing we hear in the mornings.Kookaburra Honeyeater Wagtail

New Holland Honeyeater – these guys are seldom seen sitting still, loving the nectar from the flowers of the Banksias, Eucalypts and Grevilleas. They can often be seen near the grevillea or the bottle brush at the cellar door.

Willy Wagtail – the largest and most well-known of the Australian fantails. The name wagtail stems from the constant sideways wagging of the tail. They love to follow up in the vineyard.


Cockatoo Silvereye Honeyeater

Western Wattlebird – a medium large honey eater, often found around near the flowering Banksia. They have quite a rough, loud squawking call.

Silvereye – the ‘pest’ in the vineyard, as they love grapes. Pecking holes in them once they are ripe and leaving devastation behind them. They are the main reason we have nets that cover the grapes from December through to harvest. It is a small bird with a conspicuous ring of white feathers around the eye and belongs to a group of birds known as white-eyes.

Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo – When we first moved to the property we used to see these birds arrive in very large flocks, blackening the sky as there was so many. These days they travel in smaller flocks due to the loss and fragmentation of their habitats. They love the pine cones, and sometimes they will roost on as many vineyard posts as they can find. Other times they will cruise across the vineyard grounds nibbling away at seeds. The Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoo is a large, dull-black cockatoo with a short erectile crest and a large bill. The bird is mostly grey-black, with narrow off-white fringes to the feathers, giving it a scaly appearance. This is relieved by a patch of cream-coloured feathers on the ear-coverts, and the tail has large white panels, especially noticeable when the bird is flying.

And not seen as often…

Scarlet Robin – we generally only see these little birds in Winter when the vines are bare. Generally, only as a single bird. The Scarlet Robin feeds mainly on insects and forages on or near the ground. It will sit on a perch and fly down to catch prey.

Elegant Parrot – Mark often encounters these flying past him when working in the vineyard. They are a slim parrot with golden-olive upper parts, yellow underparts and a two-tone blue patch on the wings (dark blue with a light-blue border). The face is yellow with a two-tone blue band that extends between the eyes, above the beak. The tail is blue with yellow outer feathers above, and wholly yellow below.

Wedge Tail Eagles – They have long wings (wingspan 2.3 m), a characteristic long, wedge-shaped tail, and legs that are feathered all the way to the base of the toes. The bill is pale pink to cream, the eye brown to dark brown, and the feet off-white. We always know when one of these chaps is in the area, as the vineyard goes very quiet, and all the other birdlife heads for security in the trees.

On your next visit ….Bird Bookmarks

Be on the lookout for some of the regulars mentioned above. You can also support the Myalup Bird Observers by purchasing one or two of their gorgeous bookmarks. They feature birds found in the area, all from original paintings by local Harvey artists.

There are  numerous more birds we haven’t identified yet. We haven’t even started on the water birds you can find down on the wetland. That will have be to the next story. In the meantime if you want to research more then we recommend the BirdLife website.



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New Wine Releases at Cellar Door

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2021 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

2021 Arneis

2021 Moscato Rosa

It might be wintry and cold at the moment, but we know there are many of you who are partial to your white wines. Prior to our June holiday we sold out of our 2020 vintages of the Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, Arneis and Moscato Rosa. Fortunately for all, our 2021 vintages are all safely in bottle and are ready for you to enjoy.


2021 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

This has loads of passion fruit on the palate. Crisp and crunchy is how winemaker, Mark describes it. This years blend is 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Semillon.

2021 Arneis

Deliciously textured on the palate, think – stone fruits and better enjoyed at almost room temperature rather than too cold. 2021 was not a big vintage for Arneis this year, so will be in limited supply.

2021 Moscato Rosa

Our regular sweet spritzy style full of luscious stone fruit flavours on the palate, and a touch of pink in colour. We highly recommend it’s enjoyed with some soft cheese, and fresh pear, or traditional Turkish delight.

You can order them online or pop into the cellar door to taste and buy or give us a call on 08 9733-5605 to order over the phone.



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The Wine Dogs of Vineyard 28

Dogs are often the first to greet you at the cellar door here in Australia, and we thought we’d tell you a little more about the wine dogs of Vineyard 28.

In the beginning

In New Zealand, Pippa grew up with a Boxer dog named Bruno. He was the babysitter, making sure she didn’t get up to mischief as a small child. Apparently, they were often caught sharing a biscuit or two. Mark was never a dog person until he met Pippa and him being allergic to cats meant they were ruled out as a family pet option. So, when Mark & Pippa bought their first house, like many, they started out with dog before they got to the kids.

Garvin as a puppyPip and GarvinMark and GarvinGarvin, a border collie/kelpie cross, commenced life as a pup in suburban Box Hill, Melbourne, having left all his family back in country Swan Hill. He was named for Willie Garvin, the trusty side kick to Modesty Blaise.  Modesty Blaise was a British featuring a fictional character of the same name, created by author Peter O’Donnell and illustrator Jim Holdaway in 1963. The strip followed Modesty Blaise, an exceptional young woman with many talents and a criminal past, and her trusty sidekick, the aforementioned Willie Garvin, and their adventures.


Mark has a collection of these comics in his library. Garvin took to city life reasonably well as he had a huge quarter acre block and was walked every day. Garvin and Mark went to dog obedience school, where he was ranking as top dog of class until his last day when something got the better of him and he missed a command in his final test.Garvin

Garvin was a well-traveled dog, spending many weekends on the road, back and forth between Melbourne and the Victorian wine regions. He also flew West on holidays with the family, traveling in a cage in cargo, and then settling in for the long drive to Australind. Never once needing a toilet stop until he reached his final destination and the backyard at Mark’s folk’s place.In 1997 he moved with us to Western Australia to become our number one wine dog. He took to country life very easily and learnt very quickly not to tangle with the local reptiles. However he still got up to mischief in the house as one evening he ate a whole chocolate cake off the kitchen bench! Pip had made a cake for the kids to take to a school cake stall the next day, and left it to cool before icing. When she returned to the kitchen, it was to a floor decorated with chocolate cake crumbs and a guilty dog.

Along came Jasper

Gab, Jasper and BaileyMoving forward to 2006 there was a family decision  that it would be good to add another dog to the mix (and the kids wanted a puppy) The idea was that Garvin could mentor and knock the new dog into shape, making sure he understood life on a vineyard and how to work a cellar door. Jasper arrived in the April of 2006, a locally bred Red Cloud Kelpie (just like Red Dog). There was only the two of them in the litter, and we often say he was very fortunate that we chose him. His brother ended up in Tom Price, and to this day Jasper has never liked very hot weather.

Sadly, Garvin had a stroke later that same year at 13 years old. It was a sad day for us all to say goodbye. Especially for Mark, as Garvin had always been his best mate and shadow.

Jasper and 'Love Clancy'As many of you know, Jasper has gone on to have a great life here at the vineyard. During his younger years, he hated the rain. He loved being in the vineyard with Pip when she was pruning, but if it rained, he’d dive between her legs to get the benefit of her raincoat. Vintage has always been a favorite time of year for him with a crew of workers to tag along behind and all those grapes to be stolen from the crates, and Jasper & Kipperof course morning tea.

He has always enjoyed the company of other dogs. It would be remiss of me not to mention our other honorary vineyard dog, Kippa, who often has sleep overs with us when her family are away. Many a customer has fallen into the trap of throwing a stick for Kippa at the cellar door, not realising that she can keep the game up all day!

Jasper has been the cellar door concierge all his working life, and in recent months has mostly retired from these duties, preferring to sleep his days away on his favorite couch. He is most definitely in his twilight years, but we still see glimpses of the puppy in him when he grabs his tug-toy out of the basket to play!

Jasper on the couch Jasper 2020


Jasper - Vineyard 28 own 'concierge'

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