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Cape Mentelle Behind The Scenes Tour

Wines of distinction start in the vineyard. Discover terroir and how Cape Mentelle’s coastal location becomes the essence to our winemaking philosophies. Take your own personal journey with our tour guide through the vineyard and winery discovering how we look at fruit in order to create wines of freshness, structure and elegance. Complete your experience with a structured tasting of our current release wines in our Cellar Door.

Total duration is 80 minutes.

Children under the age of 5 years are not able to participate.

per adult from

$30

AUD

Duration

1 hour 20 minutes

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  • What's included :
    • Wine tasting
    • Local guide
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    What's excluded :
    • Transportation to/from attractions
    • Lunch
  • Arrival at the cellar door by 11.20am for an 11.30am start. You are welcomed by our tour guide and HiVis Vests are offered to be worn for safety. 5 minutes

    The tour guide leads the group across the public carpark and into the Wallcliffe cabernet sauvignon vineyard established in 1970. The location of Cape Mentelle is discussed along with the current viticultural practices that highlight the wine style created through our maritime regionality. Standing amongst the third planted vineyard in the Margaret River region sharing stories created by the vision of Founder David Hohnen and his brothers is both informative and visually breathtaking. 20 minutes

    At 11.55am we leave the vineyard and walk back towards the cellar door and across to the winery. Climbing a set of stairs into the red cellar, we head to the fruit receival area where during vintage one can see the grapes being processed. The differences between white and red grape processing is highlighted with visual points of reference when appropriate and available in the working winery environment.  10 minutes

    We walk back out of the red ferment cellar and into the barrel hall, which holds all our wines that are maturing in oak barriques. The wine making process i.e. primary and secondary fermentation along with the importance of oak selection, integration and the use of a Nomblott egg is discussed. 10 minutes

    We then walk to the white cellar which can have many hoses, pumps and ladders to be aware of in order to taste out of tank a parcel of juice or unfinished wine that shows a point of interest relevant to the time of the year. 10 minutes

    The tour guide then leads the group carefully through to the historic cellar built in 1977 where several original large French oak vats stand proudly in the first registered rammed earth building in Western Australia. 5 minutes

    To complete the walking component of the tour you will then visit the original cabernet cellar which showcases 150 oak barriques surrounded by our historical timeline in a rammed earth setting. This is the venue for our annual International Cabernet Tasting benchmarking our current flagship Cabernet Sauvignon amongst 20 other cabernets from countries such as France, Italy, United States and Australia.

    The current release wines are then tasted in the cellar door which adjoins the cabernet cellar. This completes the experience. 30 minutes

    Children under the age of 5 years are not able to participate.
  • Departure Point :
    331 Wallcliffe Rd, Margaret River WA 6285, Australia
    Departure Time :
    11:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Minimum age is 5 years
    • A maximum of 10 people per booking
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately with closed in toed flat shoes
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

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Age Req.

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Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by Cape Mentelle Vineyards Limited

Activity ID: V-74767P1

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