Swinney

"The secret of making great wine is great fruit – pure and simple.

We combine a deep understanding of our sites, and a long history of growing fruit in the region, with dry farming and organic practices, to produce fruit that speaks clearly and intensely of where its grown.

Our vineyards sit on ironstone gravel hill tops above the Frankland River and produce wines that have a distinctly ferrous character - a character we strongly associate with the highest quality Frankland River fruit.

Bush vine viticulture is a particular passion for us and, with the right site selection and varieties, produces some of the most site-specific fruit we have ever seen. Growing vines this way is labour intensive and requires a lot of dedication and patience. Everything must be done by hand, but the lower yield and greater effort is worth it. 

Our winemaking philosophy is simple—to reflect and preserve the personality of each individual vineyard site. To achieve this, we harvest by hand—often with multiple passes over the same vine—fruit and berry sort and co-ferment where possible. This attention to detail extends to the use of gravity flow to avoid pumping—maximising the percentage of whole berries and minimising maceration.  We use varying percentages of whole bunches as well as indigenous fermentation in oak vessels, to enhance the range of character, and our wines are matured in seasoned 500 and 600 L French oak vessels."

 

  • Swinney Mourvedre 2022

    Swinney Mourvedre 2022

    Region: WA- Great Southern
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    95 POINTS! - RAY JORDAN
    95 POINTS! - WINE FRONT
    95 POINTS! - JAMES SUCKLING

      "This is a variety that is finding a safe, comfortable home in Frankland River. Lovely perfumed red fruits on the nose displaying a slightly earthy, dusty raspberry and light plummy character. The palate is soft and supple. It’s medium...

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  • Swinney Grenache 2022

    Swinney Grenache 2022

    Region: WA- Great Southern
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    96 POINTS! - RAY JORDAN
    96 POINTS! - WINE ADVOCATE
    95 POINTS! - JAMES SUCKLING

      "Fragrant, highly perfumed and thoroughly delightful opening of this bouquet. The fruit intensity is stunning especially when you consider the medium palate weight. It’s such a vibrant and pure expression of the vineyard with a distinct...

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  • Swinney Farvie Syrah 2022

    Swinney Farvie Syrah 2022

    Region: WA- Great Southern
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    99 POINTS! - RAY JORDAN
    19.5+/20! - MATTHEW JUKES
    97 POINTS! - JAMES HALLIDAY

      "I think this has claims to be the finest Farvie Syrah yet in its relatedly short history. The colour is just brilliant and bright with a glowing purely crimson hue. Power, intensity and concentration delivered with such poise. Bright red fruits...

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  • Swinney Farvie Grenache 2022

    Swinney Farvie Grenache 2022

    Region: WA- Great Southern
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    98 POINTS! - RAY JORDAN
    19+/20! - MATTHEW JUKES
    96 POINTS! - JAMES HALLIDAY

      "The power and concentration of the vineyard and the style is immediately evident. The intensity strikes immediately on the nose, while once the wine starts to roll across your palate you know you in a head zone of great power. It was a warm and...

    Current stock: 14

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  • Swinney Mourvedre Rose 2023

    Swinney Mourvedre Rose 2023

    Region: WA- Great Southern
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    94 POINTS! - WINE ADVOCATE
    94 POINTS! - DECANTER
    "I HAVE NEVER TASTED A FINER AUSTRALIAN ROSE" - MATTHEW JUKES

      “Perhaps it was inevitable that a stunning rosé would emanate from the celestial Mourvèdre vines at the Swinney vineyards in Frankland River. Well, this is it – and it is nothing short of breathtaking. I have never...

    Current stock: 7

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  • Swinney Syrah 2022

    Swinney Syrah 2022

    Region: WA- Great Southern
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    96 POINTS! - RAY JORDAN
    95 POINTS! - HALLIDAY
    95 POINTS! - WINE ADVOCATE

      "This is not your fruit bomb Aussie Shiraz. This is Syrah and there is more than a little Old World style here. The fruit shows an almost luminosity that bursts from the glass. The palate picks up the vineyard characters with its ironstone...

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  • Swinney Riesling 2023

    Swinney Riesling 2023

    Region: WA-(Other)
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    96 POINTS! -WINE FRONT
    95 POINTS! - HALLIDAY

      “Swinney Vineyard is a powerhouse of fine wine releases – no slouch from its 2023 Riesling here. While compact and racy, there's a distinct savoury element, salted cashew or similar, set under the frisky lime and green apple crunch of...

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    Current stock: 22

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  • Swinney Farvie Syrah 2021

    Swinney Farvie Syrah 2021

    Region: WA-(Other)
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    WINE ADVOCATE 97+ POINTS!

      "The 2021 Farvie Syrah is lighter and finer than the Mourvèdre, yet it is darker in the glass and more mouthfilling. I suppose, in some ways, the flavor profile here is more expected, yet the tannic structure of the thing is more refined...

    Current stock: 5

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  • Swinney Grenache 2021

    Swinney Grenache 2021

    Region: WA- Great Southern
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    WINE ADVOCATE 96 POINTS!
    JAMES HALLIDAY 95 POINTS!

      "The Swinney Grenache is grown on bush vines, on a northeast-facing slope in the gravels of Frankland River. It is so different from the wines produced in South Australia (McLaren Vale, Barossa, etc). I love the clarity and the bloodiness of the...

    Current stock: 2

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Swinney Mourvedre Syrah Grenache 2019

    [SOLD-OUT] Swinney Mourvedre Syrah Grenache 2019

    Region: WA- Great Southern
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    WINE FRONT 95 POINTS!

      "Deep, brooding spicy wine of black fruit and savoury dried herb and lavender perfume. It’s defined as much by anything else, by its dense shale-like or graphite tannin. So much good stuff to chew on, and roll around the mouth. Also, black...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Swinney Mourvedre 2021

    [SOLD-OUT] Swinney Mourvedre 2021

    Region: WA-(Other)
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    WINE ADVOCATE 96 POINTS!
    REAL REVIEW 95 POINTS!
    WINE PILOT 94 POINTS!

      "2021 is the first vintage in which Swinney has bottled a varietal Mourvèdre, and personally, I couldn't be happier. Mourvèdre has the potential to be an elegant, seductive variety—in the right hands, of course. So, here we...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Swinney Syrah 2021

    [SOLD-OUT] Swinney Syrah 2021

    Region: WA- Great Southern
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    WINE ADVOCATE 96+ POINTS!
    HUON HOOKE 95 POINTS!

      "The 2021 Syrah is a haunting, glowing crimson in the glass. I love the tannins here—they’re so good that they compel me to look beyond the fruit and to the structure, which is a rare occurrence. There are notes of pink...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Swinney Farvie Syrah 2020

    [SOLD-OUT] Swinney Farvie Syrah 2020

    Region: WA- Great Southern
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    RAY JORDAN 99 POINTS! ANDREW CAILLARD 96 POINTS!

    "This is a Syrah that will make the wine world sit-up and think what is possible for this variety in Frankland River. In fact, it is one of a number from several producers showing a new direction and exploration for Syrah from this region. The typical...

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    $152.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] Swinney Farvie Grenache 2020

    [SOLD-OUT] Swinney Farvie Grenache 2020

    Region: WA- Great Southern
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    RAY JORDAN 99 POINTS! ANDREW CAILLARD 96 POINTS!

    "The combination of subtle floral perfumes and more rustic slightly herb and ferrous aromas is engaging. The mouthfeel and palate take this wine into a heady zone with the chalky mouthfeel and fruit intensity working harmoniously. There is a distinct...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Swinney Syrah 2019

    [SOLD-OUT] Swinney Syrah 2019

    Region: WA- Great Southern
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    WINE FRONT 94 POINTS!

      EXTREMELY STYLISH SYRAH FROM GREAT SOUTHERN, THIS IS A SAVOURY, EARTHY, PEPPERY WINE VERY REMINISCENT OF RHONE VALLEY SYRAH.   "All the cracked pepper and blackberry, the hint of wetsuit neoprene reduction, ground spices, char-grilled...

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    $37.50
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