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Uncorking 14 Boutique Wineries in the Perth Hills

The Perth Hills boutique wine scene is deep rooted, though still very much undiscovered by many Perth wine lovers. Rolling vineyards, breathtaking bushland landscapes, and exquisite wines come together to create a wine lover’s paradise – all just a short drive from Perth city!

Most of the cellar doors are found on the Bickley Valley Wine Trail, just a few minutes from Kalamunda’s town centre. A classic Mediterranean climate of long hot summers and cool wet winters, coupled with the red, gravelly soil means that you can taste the Perth Hills in every sip.

You may have heard of the more renowned wineries in the Hills, like the multi award winning Millbrook. We’re here to help you discover the hidden gems too. Get ready to uncork the small family-run wineries that are tucked away in the picturesque Perth Hills – all deserving of a cellar door visit.

Check websites or social media, or phone the venue, for opening times. Advertised opening times can change.

Ashley Estate, Bickley Valley

Ashley Estate is the very definition of a “hidden gem”. John Ashley planted his vineyard in 1989, from which he produces and exclusively sells Pinot Noir. Be sure to meet John at his beautiful cellar door and share in his passion for a ‘good pinot’.

Open most weekends.

284 Aldersyde Road, Bickley

Image credit Ashley Estate

Carldenn Homestead Wines, Bickley Valley

The vines at family owned Carldenn Homestead Wines were planted in the late 1990s. The area’s red gum gravely soil is perfect for growing white varietals. Sip their Chardonnay, which boasts a perfect balance of oak and fruity melon and peach notes, and don’t miss their selection of reds too! There’s a picnic area at the Cellar Door, where owner Dennis encourages wine lovers to BYO picnic, and enjoy a glass or two of his wines.

STOP THE PRESS! Dennis has announced that its nearly time to put his secateurs away for the last time. So if you want to try his delicious wine, you only have a couple of months left!

80 Mitchell Road, Walliston

Open most weekends.

Image Credit Carldenn Homestead Wines

Cosham Wines, Carmel

If you’re visiting the Myattsfield cellar door, why not pop next door for brunch or lunch? Cosham Wines is also home to the charming heritage Carmel Tearooms. This pretty spot (known for their big cakes, brunches and lazy lunches) has tables on the deck, overlooking the vineyards and paddocks below. In winter, grabbing a table by the fire, and enjoying a bite to eat washed down with a Cosham Shiraz is an afternoon very well spent.

101 Union Road, Carmel 

Open Friday to Sunday

Image Credit Carmel Tea Rooms Cosham Wines

Fairbrossen, Bickley Valley

Head to Fairbrossen for an eco-friendly tipple. This Carmel spot combines stunning vineyard views with sustainable wines. Their award winning wines are made by winemaker Matthew Bowness with grapes from their Tempranillo, Durif, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Sauvignon vines, as well as from their Margaret River vineyard. There’s always something new to discover at their cellar door for lovers of whites, reds and sparkling wines.

51 Carmel Road, Carmel

Open Friday to Sunday

Image credit Fairbrossen Winery

Hainault Vineyard, Bickley Valley

Surrounded by Jarrah forest, home to the native Boobook owl, which features on this winery’s logo. The Perth Hills’ Hainault Vineyard is the highest vineyard in Western Australia (with an elevation of 400m). The pretty vineyard was planted in 1978 by Peter Fimmel, one of the early pioneers of the Perth Hills Wine Region. Head to their cellar door to taste wines made from estate grown, hand harvested fruit, using minimal interventions. Expect to see Chardonnay,  Gewurztraminer, Merlot, Cab Sav and more. Dogs are welcome too!

255 Walnut Road, Bickley

Open weekends

Image credit Hainault Vineyard

Kenbrook Shiraz, Bickley Valley

This boutique winery has a sole focus on Shiraz! Kenbrook’s award winning Shiraz is a must-try for lovers of this noble grape. Their dedication to this varietal shines through in every bottle. Grab a few bottles of the rich, full-bodied wines, and while you’re at the cellar door be sure to take home their freshly picked fruit too! Kenbrook is also home to a commercial orchard with seasonal produce (peaches, plums, apricots, fuyu, persimmon, lemons, limes, avocados and even macadamia nuts).

Hot tip! A little birdie told us that Kenbrook have just released a sparkling Shiraz!

50 Weston Road, Pickering Brook

Open weekends

Kenbrook Shiraz
Image credit Kenbrook Shiraz

La Fattoria Perth Hills, Bickley Valley

Food lovers need to experience La Fattoria.  This vineyard is better described as an Italian inspired food and wine experience .  The trattoria offers up a rustic Italian “Nonna’s Family Table” long lunch inspired by the Sicilian heritage of the Radice family.  The lunch is complemented by wine produced from ten estate grown Italian wine varietals. Head to Pickering Brook for a true taste of la dolce vita.

211 Merrivale Road, Pickering Brook

Open Thursday to Sunday (Note that La Fattoria is closed for the month of February while they harvest the grapes to make into even more delicious wine.)

La Fattoria | Image credit Amanda Carlin

The Packing Shed @ Lawnbrook, Bickley Valley

The Packing Shed @ Lawnbrook is a boutique winery and restaurant in the heart of the Bickley Valley, and home to The Packing Shed Distilling Co, where you’ll find a range of award winning gins and liqueurs. The sweet surroundings on 10 acres offers a chilled escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, and is the perfect spot to kick back with a glass of their estate grown wine or a gin cocktail, along with a lazy lunch. The Packing Shed’s food is prepared in-house using seasonal and local produce whenever possible, and a range of gluten-free and vegetarian options are available.

Sorry, no dogs allowed (guide dogs and service dogs excepted).

19 Loaring Road, Bickley (Please be aware that if you’re coming from the south and ask Google Maps for directions to The Packing Shed, you’ll end up doing a lot of extra driving – Google is a little confused! The right turn on to Loaring Road is about 100m north of the Aldersyde Road/Lawnbrook Road East/Walnut Road intersection).

Open Friday to Sunday

The Packing Shed @ Lawnbrook | Image credit Amanda Carlin

Lion Mill Vineyards, Mount Helena

You’re sure to get a warm welcome from owners Gavin and Emma, plus their friendly wine dog Wilba, at this picturesque Mount Helena winery. The peaceful Perth Hills setting invites you to savour each sip. Book a cellar door tasting online, to experience Lion Mill’s Tempranillo, Shiraz, Durif and Zinfandel and more.

700 Lion Street, Mount Helena

Tastings by appointment only

Lion Mill Vineyards | Image credit Amanda Carlin

Malmalling Vineyard, Parkerville

Malmalling Vineyard is a boutique winery that creates distinctive premium wines, with each vintage hand-picked and expertly crafted sustainable practices. Enjoy a relaxed afternoon on their deck, with a vino and delicious platter, surrounded by vineyards, kangaroos, and the beauty of the Perth Hills.

3025 Beacon Road, Parkerville

Open Friday to Sunday

Malmalling Vineyard
Image Credit Malmalling Vineyard

Millbrook Winery, Jarrahdale

This Jarrahdale spot has a reputation for excellence. Multi award-winning Millbrook Winery is known for its exceptional Chardonnay and Shiraz. The setting is equally impressive, featuring a one of the Perth Hills most stunning cellar doors, with elevated views of the lake, vineyard and bushland. Their nationally celebrated restaurant is headed by renowned Chef Guy Jefferies. Be sure to book a lunch here, which features produce grown in their own heirloom vegetable garden.

Old Chestnut Lane, Jarrahdale

Open Thursday to Monday

Millbrook Winery | Image credit Amanda Carlin

MyattsField Vineyards, Bickley Valley

Established in 1997 by winemakers Josh and Rachael Davenport, MyattsField is the largest wine maker in the Perth Hills.  Well known as the home of Durif in Western Australia, MyattsField has a diverse range across many varietals. Their Vermentino, both table and sparkling, has won a number of awards. Keep an eye out for their famous events (vintage brunch, blending workshops and disgorging workshops) throughout the year.

Open for tastings and sales. Bring a picnic and enjoy the beautiful grounds.

corner Union Road and Carmel Road East, Carmel

Open Friday to Sunday and some public holidays

Image credit MyattsField Vineyards

Plume Estate Vineyard, Bickley Valley

Want a panoramic view of the Bickley Valley? Plume Estate, perched on the edge of a hill, is where to book a table! The Geisler family will give you a warm welcome to their winery. Visit the cellar door or pull up a chair and sip on their wines while tucking into epic “Plume Platters”, and signature French-German dish, Flammkuchen.

91 Glenisla Road, Bickley

Open Friday to Sunday

Plume Estate | Image credit Amanda Carlin

Tonon Vineyard & Winery, Bickley Valley

Tonon Vineyard & Winery is fast becoming a go-to for its small-batch, handcrafted Italian varieties of wine. Their premium wines have been winning awards in WA, and nationally, and must be tried! For lovers of Prosecco, you’ll be happy to hear that Tonon is the only grower and producer in the Perth Hills.

44 Carmel Road, Carmel

Open Saturdays only

CRD Tonon
Image credit Tonon Vineyard & Winery

Each of these wineries offers a unique wine experience, from Perth Hills vistas to tasty food and interesting varietals. Whether you’re a wine expert or a casual sipper, these wineries will leave you with a deeper appreciation for the flavours of the Perth Hills.

Cheers to discovering the Perth Hills boutique wineries!