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Middle & West Swan Wine District

The Middle Swan Wine District district includes the Swan Valley Wine Region includes the area at Middle Swan and West Swan, north of Midland and west of the Great Northern Highway. Middle Swan is home to Houghton Wines situated in the heart of the Swan Valley, and boasts over 170 years of winemaking history being Australia's third oldest winery. The large picturesque vineyard property was established in 1836 and over the years the company has developed and grown to become of Western Australia`s most well-known and most acclimated wine producers, winning many awards every year.

The Swan Valley Wine Region includes ten districts : Upper Swan ; Baskerville West ; Basketville East ; Herne Hill ; Henley Brook ; Middle East ; Lower Swan ; Middle Swan ; Guildford ; Belhus

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Wineries

Garbin Estate Wines, WA  209 Toodyay Road, Middle Swan, WA, 6056
Established in 1956, this charming family-run winery and cellar door produces boutique reds, whites and rich fortifieds, but their speciality is bottle-fermented “methode traditionelle” sparkling. The family-owned wineries of the Swan Valley often include a fascinating history and personal flavour, and Garbin is no exception. Winemaker Peter Garbin (son of founder Duje Garbin), wife Katrina and sons Joel and Adam have a philosophy of hands-on premium winemaking coupled with personal service. Their wines include award-winning premium boutique red and white wines as well as rich, traditional fortified styles for which the Swan Valley is well renowned, some of which are only available at the cellar door. Their speciality is bottle-fermented “methode traditionelle” sparkling styles made from chardonnay and, more unusually, semillon, chenin blanc, shiraz and merlot. The fruit is sourced from estate vineyards in Gingin and the Swan Valley and grown with low chemical inputs and no pesticides.

Houghton, WA  Dale Road, Middle Swan WA 6065
In 1836, just four years after the fledgling colony of Western Australia was founded, Houghton was established. The winery was founded by a syndicate of three British Army officers and named after one of its first owners Lieutenant Colonel Richmond Houghton. The first serious vintage of 25 gallons was made in 1859. Houghton owns the title of Western Australia’s most awarded winery. It won its first wine medal, ‘The Order of Merit’ at the Great Melbourne Exhibition in 1880 and has received over 1,000 awards since! Houghton became known nationwide in 1937 when its legendary winemaker, Jack Mann created Houghton White Burgundy. This was a major breakthrough for both Houghton and West Australian wine. The famous white blend is now known as Houghton Classic White and remains one of the most popular wines in the country. The winery has flourished under generations of exceptional winemakers and its entire range from the White Classic to the Reserve wines receives consistent critical acclaim. The fruit is sourced from every major premium wine region in Western Australia and reflect the places in which they were grown. In commenting on the range, James Halliday agrees with the late Jack Mann, who was known to say, “there are no bad wines here.”

Lancaster Wines, WA  5228 West Swan Road (opposite chocolate factory), Middle Swan WA 6065
Located on the banks of the Swan River, Lancaster boasts some of the oldest vines in the Swan Valley. These vines produce Lancaster`s outstanding wines including Chenin blanc, Verdelho, Chardonnay, the legendary Old Vines Shiraz as well as the beautiful dessert wine - Late Picked Chenin. Surround yourself in the vineyard experience, take your place at the bar of the famous outdoor tasting shed and...

Little River Wines, WA  6 Forest Road, Henley Brook WA 6055
Little River Wines gives you the chance to discover the joys of Award-Winning wines and their luscious food. Stunning French - flavours of the Valley! Savour wonderful Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, dry or sweet white wines. On the garden patio or indoors, you`ll enjoy the French Provencal luncheon. Open daily 10.00 am - 5.00 pm except Thursday....

Oakover Estate, WA  14 Yukich Close, Middle Swan, WA, 6056
The perfect family destination for enjoying coffee, fine wine, a casual breakfast or lunch in the café or on the patio overlooking lush lawns, mature trees, the lake and native wildlife. Established in the 1830’s on land cleared by convict labour, some of the Swan Valley’s first grapevines were planted on Oakover land. Third generation farmers, the Yukich family, took over the property in 1990 and produce wine using grapes grown on the estate, complimented by fruit sourced from the premier wine growing areas of Western Australia.

Sittella Winery, WA  100 Barrett Road, Herne Hill, Western Australia
Sittella produces premium wines, which combine the traditional values of quality and taste with the latest winemaking techniques. The most modern winemaking techniques are employed at this stunning new winery, overlooking landscaped gardens and the vineyard. Taste the wines or relax with a glass or two on the verandah or in the magnificent wine studio. Open for tastings and lunches Wednesday to Su...