This year the organisers are also hosting a Culinary Series in the week leading up to UnWined. The series will be made up of dinners, functions and tastings commencing the Monday prior to UnWined Subiaco and continuing through to the weekend. You will be able to enjoy the journey of the wine regions of the state, understanding some of their signature wines while pairing the experience with WA produce.
In addition – Barista coffee and refreshments also available; climb the ‘The Big Orange’ by gold coin donation to Telethon; large range of giftware; full Harvey River Estate wine range also available for tasting.
Enjoy an iconic WA sunset while tasting the best of WA’s wine, craft beers, ciders, and spirits at the new Scarborough Beach Reserve. Add in some gourmet food, live music, good friends and the perfect coast backdrop and you have one of summer’s best boutique festivals – Sunset Wine & Brews!
While the weather is warm and the beaches are looking great, grab your friends and come try some great wines from Vineyard 28 and other local WA producers! You can enjoy a glass at the festival or stock up for home.
Then relax on the Sunset Balcony with cool tunes from local DJs and get that Insta worthy sunset pic as the sun goes down!
Get your general tasting ticket or plumm tasting ticket now to Perth’s favourite wine & craft beer festival on the coast!
Please note: the last two hours of each day will be glass sales only, 6pm-8pm.
Vineyard 28 is awarded the Best Italian Red Wine Variety Trophy at the
2018 Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show.
The 2018 Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show is held during the first week of November each year in Mildura, Victoria. The 2018 Show saw 805 entries received from 207 exhibitors, from 62 wine regions across Australia, and encompassed 101 unique grape varieties. The show is more than a forum for wines that fall outside the mainstream. It encourages cutting-edge judging procedures and provides a host of social and educational events that promote the sharing of knowledge and ideas of the lesser known grapes.
Vineyard 28 is very please to announce that they were awarded the
Best Italian Red Wine Variety Trophy, sponsored by CHR Hansen,
This is the first vintage of this wine for Vineyard 28. Dolcetto is a black Italian grape variety, known for its low levels of acidity and tendency to be ready for an early harvest. This fruit is grown at the Wildwater Vineyard site in the hills behind Harvey. Full of flavours and vibrant with red berry fruit, sarsparilla, hints of rosewater, grainy herbs, cedar and spices, a wine that is drinking well whilst young and fresh.
Winemaker, Mark Cumbers was ‘over the moon‘ when he received the call to advise he’d received a Trophy for the Dolcetto. Thank you to our colleague Meg Kopke who was attending the Awards Long Lunch this year, and accepted the trophy on our behalf. Receiving this Trophy is great recognition for being one of the Geographe Wine Region’s pioneers of the lesser known grape varieties.
Gourmet Village – Leeuwin Estate Winery, Caves Road.
At the heart of Margaret River Gourmet Escape is the must-see Gourmet Village. It’s a buzzing world of culinary excitement and the perfect opportunity to experience the delectable delights that Western Australia has to offer.
Held at the Leeuwin Estate Winery over 2 days, the Gourmet Village is where all the culinary stars come together. An action-packed weekend filled with cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, masterclasses, intimate Q&As and panel discussions. Catch them at the Chef’s Amphitheatre, wine and beer tastings and book signings throughout the weekend. Not to be missed are also the West Australian restaurants that showcase some of their signature dishes and all the local artisan producers, wineries and breweries.
Vineyard 28 will be joining other artisan producers at the Gourmet Village this year for the first time, sharing our unique selection of Italian variety wines ,
Arneis, Dolcetto, Moscato, and Nebbiolo.
Join us, along with other artisan wine producers in rubbing shoulders with chefs Matt Okine, Rick Stein, Nigella Lawson, and Monica Galetti, just to name a few.
Special Ticket Offer
As an exhibitor of Margaret River Gourmet Escape we are able to offer our customers 15% off gourmet village general entry tickets. To claim your discount enter the exclusive promotional password “GOURMET” when booking
The Geographe and Alternative Varieties Wine Show was held over 4 days in Bunbury at the Regional Entertainment Centre, in the last week of September 2018. The team of judges was led by this years’ James Halliday Winemaker of the Year – Julian Langworthy. He was ably accompanied by well known WA wine industry identity, Erin Larkin and Brendan Carr, winemaker from Xanadu.
Over 180 wines were entered from across the Geographe Region for the regional awards, and included some great alternative varieties from across Western Australia for the alternative variety awards. Vineyard 28 was in good company.
The standards were high and Vineyard 28 were pleased to achieve the results we did with our wines.
Thanks must go to all the hardworking volunteers and the judges that make shows like this possible.
On Friday the 7th November, the Geographe celebrated recent success from the 2014 ANZ Geographe Wine Show, with a Taste of the Region, held at the Sky Bar at the newly renovated Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre. It was an opportunity for Trophy and Award winning wines from the show to be placed centre stage, and matched with local gourmet produce.
Vineyard 28’s “The Alternative” 2014 Arneis
Vineyard 28’s “The Alternative”2014 Arneis was featured as part of this event, served alongside Donnybrook Marron- (Poached Marron, Pemberton Avocado & Lime Mousse, Passionfruit Dressing) and Avocado Watermelon- (Watermelon Cube, Pemberton Avocado & Lime Mousse, Pistachio Crumbed Harvey Persian Goats Cheese).
Our 2014 Arneis received the Doral Mineral Sands Award for Best WA Alternative White Variety at the 2014 ANZ Geographe Wine Show. Mark our winemaker was very pleased to have it selected for the Taste of the Region.
The Geographe Wine Region
The Geographe Wine Region is located just 2 hours south of Perth, and is fast earning a reputation as one of Western Australia’s most exciting new wine regions. Spanning from Harvey in the North to Busselton in the South and out to Donnybrook in the East, the region hugs the Geographe Bay with the cooling afternoon sea breezes being a hallmark of a long stable growing season. Whilst Geographe is one of Australia’s most geographically diverse regions, a common theme resonates across the region of smaller vineyards and wineries owned and operated by the families you meet at the cellar doors, Wine Shows and Exhibitions. The people behind the wine labels of Geographe are passionate and proud of their Region and what it produces and also where Geographe wines are placed in the Australian and world wine scene.
Vineyard 28 is one of Geographe’s small family owned and operated vineyards. When you visit us at the cellar door, most of the time you will meet us the owners, Mark & Pippa, the people behind the wine. We grow the varieties of wine grapes we are passionate about and enjoy making wine from for you. A love of all things Italian has blossomed into a particular interest in alternative wine varieties for Mark our winemaker and alongside our more traditional range.
Vineyard 28 has something for everyone, the cellar door is brimming with colour and vibrancy, warmth and passion, creativity and wine, quilts and art all combine here.
Licensee : Cumbers WA Pty Ltd Premises Name : Vineyard 28 License Number : 6180088658 Class of License: Producer’s License
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