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 Farvie Syrah 2020

    Swinney Farvie Syrah 2020

    Region: WA- Margaret River
    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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  • [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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  • [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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