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Perth's Best Swan Valley Wineries


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Swan Valley Wineries - Memorial Avenue

There are lots of wineries in the Swan Valley, the best Swan Valley Wineries in Perth are in Memorial Avenue.

There are over 30 Swan Valley wineries in the wine region called the Swan Valley. The Swan Valley is within the bounds of the Perth metropolitan area and in the wine region called Swan Districts.
The Australian Geographical Indication "Swan Valley" was entered in the Register of Protected Names on 6 January 2003, after the state government proclaimed the area protected for viticulture and tourism with the Swan Valley planning Act 1995. This Act is currently under review and in 2020 the new act will before the Western Australian state parliament.
Of the 30 odd Swan Valley wineries about half actually ferment grapes into wine, the rest have different business models, where the grapes are processed at contract facilities. All have the top wineries have tasting rooms where you can taste a range of the swan valleys best wines to select your top wine buys.

Come and visit the Swan Valley Wineries you are welcome at any time, most wineries are open from 11am.
There is a variety of wines to taste all year around.

Memorial Avenue - Baskerville

The Swan River at Baskerville was the landing site for Captain James Stirling and his group as he explored the Swan River in 1827 (named for the Black Swans that were plentiful upon it). Sadly there are none in the upper reaches of the Swan river anymore. In 1829 Captain Stirling returned to form the colony of British settlers in Western Australia. As progress was made the colonists found the rich fertile soils in the Swan Valley. In 1922 the Baskerville area between the Swan river and Great Northern Highway was subdivided for viticulture. Celebrating a century of viticulture in 2022.

Getting to the Swan Valley

Bus, Taxi and Ride Share

To get to Swan Valley Wineries in Memorial Avenue take the 310 or the 311 bus from the Midland train station. Midland train station is just 25 minutes from Perth central station. Remember there are not many buses on Weekends so planning your journey is essential. Taxi service or ride share is also available.
Please Google "transperth" for more information or look at this for the bus time table:- Transperth Journey Planner. Ride Share is also available or drive your car.

Cars and Automobiles

Car travel is the easiest method of transport to the Swan Valley Wineries. The main entrance to the Swan Valley is the corner of Great Northern Highway and Reid Highway. Once you reach this intersection, head north for about eight kilometres until you reach Memorial Avenue. Turn left into Memorial Avenue. The first of four Memorial Avenue wineries is Harris Organic and John Kosovich, right on the corner.



Swan Valley Wineries

Winemaking
All the wineries in Memorial Avenue use grapes grown in their own vineyards and make the wine on the premises.
Swan Valley Wineries Cellar Doors
Named the "Paris end of the Swan Valley", All the wineries in Memorial Avenue have a cellar door, varying from traditional stand up tastings to seated tastings with the winemaker.
Map of Swan Valley Wineries
There are four Swan Valley Wineries on the Map in Memorial Avenue. See below; they are Harris Organic Wine and Spirits, John Kosovich, Mann and Upperreach. Upperreach has a restaraunt called River Brook.


  • Swan Valley Wineries - Harris Organic
    Form one Planet - Harris Organic
  • Swan Valley Winery - John Kosovich Wines
    Winery Entrance - John Kosovich
  • Swan Valley Wineries - Mann
    Anthea and Dorham Mann - Mann Winery
  • Swan Valley Wineries - Mann
    Lunching - Upper Reach

Swan Valley Wineries - Cafes and Restaurants

Dining at the best Swan Valley Wineries

Swan Valley Wineries
There are many Swan Valley Cafes and Restaurants in the Swan Valley Wine Region. Some are attached to wineries and others are stand-alone. An example of these is Upper Reach's called Riverbrook restaurant and just around the corner in Haddrill Road is the Swan Valley Gourmet Farm Cafe, a stand-alone recycle cafe, serving delicious gluten-free meals as they are accredited.

Swan Valley Wineries - Memorial Avenue continued

THE FOUR BEST SWAN VALLEY WINERIES

Four best Swan Valley Wineries inluding Kosovich, Harris Organic, Mann and Upper Reach

Situated just 36 minutes from Perth’s central business district, the Swan Valley Wine Region is the easiest to get to wine region in Western Australia, and Australia from any capital city for that matter. Which means you can’t pass up the chance to visit if you can ever get to in Perth, Western Australia, in the current COVID climate.

The Swan Valley is the second oldest wine region in Australia, after the Hunter Valley in New South Wales. Lots of Swan Valley wineries have an interesting history and an age-old, but modern winemaking process, which makes delectable and drinkable wine. Most of the wineries and food places in Swan Valley sit along a 32-kilometre loop, so even if you only have a day to spare, you can visit only the best.

We have produced an itinerary to give you an idea of how to visit the best wineries in the Swan Valley on one beautiful day trip. These are the best Swan Valley wineries because all the wines are made on the wineries premises from the grapes grown in the best part of the Swan Valley, Memorial Avenue.

HOW TO GET TO THE SWAN VALLEY

With very little public transport in the Swan Valley Wine region, there are several ways to explore the region: via car, bus and walking, bicycle or taxi. The bus No. 310 or 311 along the Great Northern highway will get you there from Midland train Station.
If you’ve got your car then that's OK. Just plug in Memorial Avenue, BASKERVILLE into Google Maps on your phone and you are away.
Once you arrive you can explore fruity dry whites like chenin blanc and verdelho, delicious sweet dessert fortified wines, easy-drinking traditional sparkling and rich red wines.
If you’d rather sit back, relax and let someone else do the driving then we suggest an UBER or taxi. They can drop you off and pick you up later as all the wineries are within a one-kilometre range in Memorial Avenue.

YOUR SWAN VALLEY JOURNEY

So let's start at the first winery on your Swan Valley outing. We have chosen the “Paris End” of the Swan Valley; Memorial Avenue. Memorial Avenue was established in 1922 when the area west of the Great Northern Highway to the Swan river was subdivided for viticulture.

1. HARRIS ORGANIC WINES


harris organic wines

With such unique organic wine and brandy spirits, this is a Swan Valley winery that is #1 on our Swan Valley wineries list.
Listed as one of the top 10 wineries in Perth by UrbanList. Harris Organic Wines is just across the Avenue from John Kosovich Wines, the oldest family-owned winery in WA, while offering a wide selection of wines to try. As you might have guessed from its name, this place prides itself on producing only certified organic wine, free of herbicides, pesticides and chemicals. You’ll be amazed at how friendly the wine is, as well as the estate made organic vodka, brandy and gin. They deliver wine across Australia too.

Opening Times: 11 am to 4.30 pm Thursday to Monday

2. JOHN KOSOVICH WINES


JOHN KOSOVICH winery

Just a walk across the Avenue from Harris Organic will be a visit to the oldest underground cellar door in Western Australia. John Kosovich is one of the most popular wineries in the valley, and was voted best cellar door in the Swan Valley. It’ll come as no surprise that it’s the oldest family-owned winery in Western Australia. Enveloped by a beautiful vineyard, this winery sits above the underground cellar. You can taste a range of wines, with super friendly and informative owners who are more than happy to guide you through your experience of Swan Valley wine.

Opening Times: 10.30 am to 5 pm daily

3. MANN WINERY


Mann winery

Mann Winery is just one kilometre along the Avenue from Great Northern Highway, on the bank of the Swan Valley.

It's September and that means you are in for a treat from Mann Winery.

Each year these legendary Swan Valley winemakers who release two elegant and delicious traditional method sparkling wines each Spring. These are both made in the traditional way French champagne is made. The sparkling wine is made with Cabernet Sauvignon and Cygne Blanc. Cygne Blanc is a grape variety that originated from a fortuitous planting at the property in 1989. It is the only white grape of its type in Australia and is patented by the Mann family.
The winery produces a white sparkling and a rose’ in a brut style, hand-riddled and then aged in the bottle for two years before release. The distinctive Cygne Blanc is a dry, white sparkling wine made exclusively from Cygne Blanc varieties grown on the estate.
The cellar door area is above the winery, with an upper level overlooking the winery's equipment. It is open from 1st August each year and closes once all wine is sold out usually just after the New Year.
Wine quantities are limited and sought after as they ship their wines by mail order across Australia. Once they are sold out, Mann Winery shuts their doors later in the year.
Drop by from 10am to 5pm Wednesday to Sunday to pick up a bottle or three and experience a Swan Valley winery tradition at it's best.

Opening Times: 10 am to 5 pm Wednesday to Sunday

4. UPPER REACH WINERY


upper reach winery

Situated just 300 metres along the Avenue from Mann Winery is Upper Reach Winery, which you’ll reach just in time for a late lunch if you have a booking. Look for the big fish on the gate.

They a have a restaurant called Riverbrook. The food here is said to be some of the best in the local area, so why not stay for a while. Follow up lunch with a wine tasting of their memorable sparkling chardonnay, semillon or shiraz in their modern cellar door.

Opening Times: 11 am to 5 pm every day
Wine Tastings: $5 per person

ON THE WAY HOME

PS: If you want to drive away from the best wineries Swan Valley and visit some nature, we highly recommend Bells Rapids which is right around the corner, on Cathedral Avenue, offering great vistas, bush walks and more. In the summer a picnic under the trees is a rgeat place to go. In the winter when the weather is cooler, the sight of the water running and pounding its way to the coast is a great spectacle. There is a walking bridge across the Swan river to watch the action.

As you’ve probably come to realise, touring the Swan Valley wineries is one of the best day trips from Perth or its suburbs, and in this post, we have tried to help you see Memorial Avenue in a good light. From the best wineries to visit, to where to eat and how to get to Memorial Avenue – all of that information is right here.
Happy Swan Valley wine travels.


Swan Valley Wineries Map

Swan Valley Wineries Map
There are many Swan Valley wineries and Swan Valley cafes on the Swan Valley Winerys map for you to explore. Harris Organic and other Memorial Avenue wineries are at the top of the Swan Valley map.
Click on the map to open a larger version.
swan valley wineries map


John Kosovich
John Kosovich Underground Cellar
Bells Rapids
An outing at Bells Rapids
Crushing the Grapes
Swan Valley Winery - Crushing Organic Grapes

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