Swan Valley Wines is a boutique winery, nestled in the foothills of the Darling Scarp in Western Australia. Our estate vineyard is one of the oldest producing vineyards in Western Australia and several of our varietals are amongst the oldest of their type in Australia.
PROTECT old vines and preserve the bio-cultural diversity and endemic grape varietals of the Swan Valley
PRESERVE the character of estate and local vineyards by practising organic viticulture and supporting local growers who choose to work this way
RESPECT the rules of nature and allow natural processes to occur in the winery, including use of indigenous yeasts, not blocking microbial activities and the use of low or no preservatives
RESIST trends. We make wines that reflect the conditions of vintage and above all represent styles that we like to drink.
We believe that it is the micro-biome of the vineyard and the winery that shapes a great wine. The old, organically grown vines of our estate vineyard are pruned as bush vines and come replete with an entire ecosystem of yeasts and bacteria, which we use to ferment our wine!
Our winery was built in the 1970s and has seen many years of continuous usage, the old concrete vats have many stories to tell and their own rich micro-flora.
While we allow nature to take its course, we will roll up our sleeves when necessary, to ensure that the particular signature of a vineyard is preserved.
We bottle our wines when they are ready, often waiting until well into the following year, looking for a natural stability, pure fruit flavours and food friendly complexity.