Red Wine, Frankland River

Home to some of the oldest grapevines in Western Australia, the Frankland River wine region is one of the five subregions of the Great Southern, Western Australia and is located at the northwestern corner of the region. In 1956, the wine growing potential of this land was first determined by a renowned viticulturalist from the United States called Dr. Harold Olmo. He noted that the climate was similar to that of Bordeaux, France, where the summers are cool which holds the key to excellent grape ripening conditions.

The river valley of this region plays an important part to the climate of the region. During the winter and spring time, it creates air circulation between the land and sea that keeps the frost at bay, which help reduce problems of vine frosting. In the summer, the river valley helps funnel cool air north from the ocean that helps cool down the grapevines during the afternoon heat, prolonging the ripening period for wine grapes. Thanks to its relatively warm mediterranean climate, the Frankland River region holds the most ideal conditions for producing the high quality wines the area is celebrated for, such as Riesling, Shiraz, and Cabernet Sauvignon.
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  1. Frankland Estate 'Rocky Gully' Cabernets 2017
    This lovely certified organic wine from renowned Frankland Estate in Frankland River is a fruit driven blend of Cabernet Franc 50%, Merlot 25% and Malbec 25%. It is vibrant purple in colour with red highlights. The nose is fresh lifted red current and ... Learn More
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  2. Harewood Estate Shiraz 2015
    The individual batches were fermented in small open fermenters and then matured in a mixture of new and one year old French oak barriques.Following nine months in oak, the wines were assessed and blended, then returned to barrel for ... Learn More
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  3. Houghton 'The Bandit' Shiraz 2015
    Gold Medals - Sydney Royal Wine Show 2016 Royal Queensland Wine Show 2016 Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2016 Perth Royal Wine Show 2016 Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2016 Trophy - The Brisbane Club Best Shiraz of Show and RNA Best Red ... Learn More
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  4. Frankland Estate Shiraz 2018
    97% Shiraz and 3% Viognier from the Frankland River region. Fresh lifted aromas of plums and cherries abound with black pepper and spice. Earthy savoury hints combine seamlessly with subtle oak flavours. Dried herbs and spice on the palate is balanced with ... Learn More
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    Campbell Mattinson
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  5. Frankland Estate Shiraz 2016
    97% Shiraz and 3% Viognier from the Frankland River region. Fresh lifted aromas of plums and cherries abound with black pepper and spice. Earthy savoury hints combine seamlessly with subtle oak flavours. Dried herbs and spice on the palate is balanced with ... Learn More
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  6. Frankland Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
    Wafts of dark chocolate, cedar and dried Italian mixed herbs are complemented by lifted red currants and mulberry. The palate is opulent yet focused. Ripe fruit abounds, balanced by mouth coating chalky tannin, which gives the wine texture and length. ... Learn More
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    Nick Butler
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    Ray Jordan
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  7. Alkoomi Blackbutt 2008
    Alkoomi (a name taken from a local aboriginal dialect meaning “a place we chose”) is a family owned and operated winery run by Sandy and Rod Hallett. Their fruit is 100% estate grown in the cool climate of Frankland River, a ... Learn More
    Alkoomi Blackbutt 2008
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    James Halliday
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  8. 3 Oceans The Explorers Shiraz 2013
    Established in 2008, 3 Oceans is a boutique winery located in the Margaret River. Named after the three oceans surrounding Australia, this is a young producer that waves the flag for premium, cool climate Aussie wines with pride and passion. Led by ... Learn More
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    Ray Jordan
  9. Swinney Grenache 2019
    The rise of Australian Grenache continues across the country and Swinney have come out of nowhere to stake a claim for Western Australia and the Frankland River. That tension, that length! All here. Such a good wine. - Gary Walsh ... Learn More
    Swinney Grenache 2019
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    Huon Hooke
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  10. Frankland Estate 'Isolation Ridge' Shiraz 2018
    The Frankland Estate team was the big winner at the Royal Melbourne Wine Awards in October 2019, winning the prestigious Trevor Mast Trophy for Best Shiraz, as well as gongs for Best Organic or Biodynamic Wine and Best Western Australian Shiraz. ... Learn More
  11. Frankland Estate 'Isolation Ridge' Shiraz 2017
    The Frankland Estate team was the big winner at the Royal Melbourne Wine Awards in October 2019, winning the prestigious Trevor Mast Trophy for Best Shiraz, as well as gongs for Best Organic or Biodynamic Wine and Best Western Australian Shiraz. ... Learn More
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    Mike Bennie
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  12. Frankland Estate Isolation Ridge Syrah 2019
    One of the finest Syrah's produced in Australia. The Isolation Ridge is a perfumed and pretty riot on the nose, all violets, damsons, roses, thyme, blackberries, vanilla, baked quince and pencil shavings. The palate is elegant and refined and from ... Learn More
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    Huon Hooke
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  13. Frankland Estate Olmo's Reward 2018
    A blend of 66% Cabernet Franc, 27% Malbec and 7% Cabernet Sauvignon. A very refined, beautifully balanced and effortlessly elegant wine. The nose entwines hints of vanilla, plum, currants and cherry. Fresh and bright, a delicate palate to start showing freshness and bright ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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  14. Frankland Estate ‘Smith Cullum’ Syrah 2018
    A brooding complexity of floral aromas and ferrous minerality giving the wine intent and seriousness. Tight acidity and tannin combine giving the wine a graphitem, ferrous thread through the palate. A core of perfumed fruit and mid weighted style finish ... Learn More
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    Huon Hooke
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  15. Frankland Estate Smith Cullam Syrah 2019
    The wine is very intense, full-bodied but elegantly styled, with tremendous length and balance. - Huon Hooke Fruit for this wine was sourced from the original east west facing “Winery Block” planted on Isolation Ridge in 1988. A brooding complexity of ... Learn More
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    Huon Hooke
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    Mike Bennie
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  16. Swinney Farvie Syrah 2019
    The rise of Australian Grenache continues across the country and Swinney have come out of nowhere to stake a claim for Western Australia and the Frankland River. Very deep, bright purple/red colour, with an alluring bouquet of smoked smallgoods, ... Learn More
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    Ray Jordan
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  17. Swinney Farvie Grenache 2019
    In the late 1990’s Grenache was hardly known in Western Australia, let alone in Great Southern. But inspired by the great wines of France and Spain, and in the belief that Grenache could do well in a region already building ... Learn More
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    Ray Jordan
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