Vineyard 28 cellar door reopens Saturday 6th February.
As we advised the Western Australian Bush Fires (Waroona Harvey Fire) that commenced on 7th January 2016, came close to Vineyard 28, scarily close. Almost a month later and we are ready to re-open the cellar door.
Saturday 6th February 2016 our cellar door will be open from 10am.
Electricity has been restored, all the cleaning is done and we are ready to welcome you back to visiting us here at the cellar door. The surrounding bush is already showing signs of recovery and it is truly amazing to see the new green shoots appearing.
Jasper has missed all his friendly customers……..
We’ve commenced vintage with the first harvest of the muscat grapes. Lots of testing will been done on all the grapes re possible smoke issues, and will continue throughout vintage. There is no “one” simple test for this matter, it is subject to many factors, e.g. what stage the grapes were at, their variety, how long they were under smoke and many more factors.
Please be assured we will only be making wine from those grapes that we are 100% confident about. Our fruit at the Wildwater Vineyard in Harvey was not exposed at all to smoke, and nor was the additional Sauvignon Blanc for our Sauvignon Blanc Semillon blend.
We are very appreciative of the support shown to us and especially, YOU – our lovely customers who have helped by ordering our wine online.
We look forward to having you visit at the cellar door and welcoming you back to our special part of the world.
As many people will know the Western Australian Bush Fires of the last few days came close to Vineyard 28, scarily close.
The house, the winery and the cellar door survived. The vines and fruit will have to be accessed for smoke damage but the good news is all the current wine is ok. We now have some power via several big noisy generators. The adrenaline rush is over, but the hard work continues, cleaning up, washing, checking for embers and spot fires. Then getting back on track.
Our cellar door will be closed for 2-3 weeks , so please bear with us as we get everything sorted, cleaned and really to reopen. Online sales are available.
The best thing anyone can do now to help us is to buy our wine, this is a real ‘fire sale’.
Place your orders online or email through your order.
NO phone orders please as our phones are currently needed for emergency communication at this stage.
We are so grateful to our neighbours, friends and everyone who has helped by sending messages, food and other forms of support.
Mark & Pippa
Christmas is approaching and here at Vineyard 28, we have a gorgeous array of handmade gift items and art which may just be that something different you are looking for this year. At the same time top up your wine supplies from our range at the cellar door.
Can you believe it is only less than 10 sleeps until Christmas?
(Even less when you are reading this, scary stuff!).
Don’t leave your shopping until the last minute. If you are looking for something specials, unique and handmade; then Vineyard 28 is the perfect place for you.
For wine lovers we have a range of 6 different wines from the traditional Sauvignon Blanc Semillon in our white range to Cabernet Sauvignon in our reds to our award winning and famous Italian range of Arneis – a lovely crisp white to Moscato with a touch or pink and then on to our Dolcetto which is a perfect chilled wine for summer and rounding out with our Nebbiolo with a wonderful marriage of cedar and red cherries characteristics.
For Art lovers we have our Annual Quilt Exhibition starting Saturday 12th December 2015 through to Sunday 20th December 2015, this year we are featuring Yvonne Chapman who is a local Harvey Artist and her award winning quilt “True Blue” drop in and have a look. As part of the Quilt Exhibition we will have 30 glorious quilts on display and also for sale plus a huge range of other items for you to choose from. Christmas shopping really is easy at Vineyard 28.
Christmas is approaching and here at Vineyard 28
Drop into Vineyard 28 , we can’t wait to see you.
If you are interested in anything to do with quilts. then schedule some time for yourself over these 2 weeks.
Saturday 12th December – Sunday 20th December 2015
Open Daily 10am – 5pm at the Cellar Door
DON’T MISS OUT!
Great Christmas ideas plenty to see and buy.
Don’t miss out on seeing local Harvey Artist – Yvonne Chapman’s award Winning Quilt – True Blue
which will be on display
Vineyard 28 Cellar Door
270 Bagieau Road, West Harvey
Annual Quilt Exhibition at Vineyard 28
Free entry. Come and see Vineyard 28 Annual Quilt & Craft Show, you can buy a christmas present or two
or just have a picnic.
Sat 31st October and Sun 1st November 2015
Market Square, Subiaco
UnWined WA promotes fine Western Australian wines and gourmet food treating visitors to an indulgent experience of the state’s produce in the magnificent Subiaco food and wine district. Attendees will be able to taste wines, enjoy a glass with a meal on site or take home bottles of wine to enjoy later. The day includes wine seminars, cooking demonstrations and live music.
Pre purchased tickets are available through the website www.wineandfood.com.au
See Vineyard 28 at UnWined
Now in its fifth year, UnWined Western Australia this fantastic showcase of local produce to be enjoyed by visitors over the weekend of 31 October – 1 November.
This year will see more wineries, an upgraded food theatre, educational wine sessions, live music and a picnic styled lawn surrounded by quality street food vendors. It will also see the introduction of a “wine locker” where people can store purchases during the day and the inclusion of sales by the half glass as well as full glass, providing a broader opportunity to taste wine.
The organisers are excited with the range of street food options which will provide tapas and meals for show goers as they relax on the lawns of Market Square Park in Subiaco.
Sat 24th October 2015
Brunswick Showgrounds, Brunswick
One of Australia’s BIGGEST one day shows – Saturday 24 October 2015
Come and see Vineyard 28 at the show and join in the excitement of a real country show.
Pavilion display including flowers, cooking, vegetables, homecrafts, wine, home brew, art, photography, woodwork.
– Trade Displays
– Machinery Displays
– Market Stalls
– Meals / Drinks Stalls
– Horse Ring Events – including hacking, jumping and novelties
– Cattle, Lambs, Goats, Poultry and Breeding Horse Judging
– Live Cattle Auction
– Log Chopping
– Wine Tasting Tents
– Grand Parade
– Harvey Community Radio – outside broadcast – All day
– Side Show Alley
– Stilt Walker
– Animal Nursery
– Light Horse Show
– Faerie Folk Show
– Bunbury City Band
– Fashion Parades – Metro Modelling Academy
– Fireworks Finale
Come and see Vineyard 28 at the 2015 Brunswick Agricultural Show.
Sun 27th September 2015
Preston Beach Golf Club
Preston Beach Golf Club is holding their annual spring cup and fete. There will be craft, food, stalls, free entertainment and children’s activities. Proceeds will go towards improvements for the course.
Preston Beach Golf Club Annual Fete Day,
come down and see Vineyard 28 for our wine tasting.
2015 ANZ Geographe Wine Show – Tempranillo Masterclass
Thursday 24th September 2015
Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre
Join Chief Judge, Jane Faulkner at the 2015 ANZ Geographe Wine Show, for a benchmarking tempranillo masterclass.
Tempranillo is the undisputed star of Spain, it is one of the most widely planted red varieties in the spanish region. The Tempranillo Masterclass will explore the diversity, depth and the joy of the Tempranillo Variety. Please join with Jane and the other judges and winemakers from the 2015 ANZ Geographe Wine Show, including Glenn Goodall from Xanadu to learn more about this great wine.
For more information go to 2015 ANZ Geographe Wine Show.
Recent Review from Casey at Travelling Corkscrew
I love tasting wines side by side as even though they might be the same grape varietal, each wine has its own uniqueness. I picked up these bottles of Arneis (Italian white grape variety) at the Vineyard 28 cellar door just off Old Coast Highway heading south from Perth. Approx $20 per bottle.
2013: Light yellow colour with green highlights. Aromas of freshly cut grass, hints of honey and pears. On the palate it’s fresh and refreshing with crisp flavours of grapefruit, licks of nuts and a touch of palm sugar fruity sweetness.
2014: Lighter in colour, more straw-like. Aromas of lime, apricots and a bouquet of fresh flowers. On the palate it’s full and rich with hints of mango, orchard fruits and again nuttiness comes through to entice the palate.
I really enjoyed these wines, my taste buds lent more towards the 2014 however I have to admit a glass of each is the way to go (that way it’s educational right – it’s a wine tasting!) #TCWeekdayWine.