Our Wines

To enhance their market appeal and ensure freshness and longevity,  all Ashbrook wines are bottled using screw cap closures.

Riesling

The mild maritime climate of Margaret River allows Riesling to express more floral characteristics and greater palate intensity than seen in cooler regions.  Rieslings from Margaret River produced the region’s first trophy and gold medal.
Ashbrook Rieslings are made mainly from free run juice.
Some highlights include:

  • 1st Place 1999 SGIO Awards
  • Runner up  2005 and 2006 Sheraton WA Wine Awards
  • Silver Medal 2012 Canberra International Riesling Challenge (2012)
  • Trophy for Best Riesling at the Perth Royal Wine Show 2014 (2014)
  • Gold Medal Perth Royal Show 2014 (2014)
  • Download 2014 Tasting Notes Here
  • Download 2015 Tasting Notes Here
  • Download 2016 Tasting Notes Here

Semillon

Grown on a variety of trellising systems and picked over several days to produce a wine which encompasses a range of flavours and aromas,  Ashbrook Semillon is unwooded.
Some highlights include:

  • James Halliday’s Weekend Australian Top 100  1997 and 1998
  • First place  2003 and 2005 Sheraton WA Wine Awards
  • 95 points  James Halliday  (2007,  2008)
  • Matthew Jukes (UK) Top 100 Australian Wines 2004
  • 94 points  James Halliday (2011, 2013)
  • 92 points Ray Jordan (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Download 2014 Tasting Notes Here
  • Download 2015 Tasting Notes Here
  • Download 2016 Tasting Notes Here

Verdelho

Ashbrook is arguably Australia’s premium producer of Verdelho in the unwooded, crisp, fruit-driven style.
Some highlights include:

  • Gold Medal  Margaret River Wine Show 2002
  • First place  2005 and 2009 Sheraton WA Wine Awards
  • James Halliday’s Weekend Australian Top 100  2007 and 2008
  • 94 points James Halliday (2013)
  • Download 2014 Tasting Notes Here
  • Download 2015 Tasting Notes Here
  • Download 2016 Tasting Notes Here

Sauvignon Blanc

An unwooded style based around ripe rather than green fruit characters.
Some highlights include:

  • Runner up 2001 and 2004 Sheraton WA Wine Awards
  • First place  2002 Sheraton WA Wine Awards
  • James Halliday’s Weekend Australian Top 100  2005
  • 95 points  James Halliday  (2008)
  • 94 points  James Halliday  (2010)
  • Ray Jordan’s Top 100, The West Australian (2012)
  • 94 points James Halliday (2013)
  • Download 2014 Tasting Notes Here
  • Download 2015 Tasting Notes Here
  • Download 2016 Tasting Notes Here

Chardonnay

This wine is 50% fermented and stored in new French barriques for 7-8 months.  There is no lees stirring or malolactic fermentation, thus highlighting Margaret River’s attractive and intense primary fruit flavours and aromas which combine seamlessly with a backbone of quality oak.  Margaret River consistently produces Australia’s best Chardonnays.
Some highlights include:

  • James Halliday’s Weekend Australian Top 100  1997 and 2007
  • Gold Medal Margaret River Wine Show 2004,  2005
  • Best Overall Wine  Margaret River Wine Show 2004
  • Australia’s Best Chardonnay (97 points) James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2006
  • 94 points James Halliday (2012), (2011)
  • Gold Medal Sakura Wine Awards 2014, Japan (2011)
  • Double Gold Medal Sakura Wine Awards 2015, Japan (2012)
  • 95 points James Halliday (2013)
  • Download 2012 Tasting Notes Here
  • Download 2013 Tasting Notes Here
  • Download 2014 Tasting Notes Here
  • Download 2015 Tasting Notes Here

Reserve Chardonnay

FIRST RELEASE: Our 5 blocks of mature Chardonnay vines were hand-harvested in the cool of dawn over 3 days to ensure the optimal flavor profiles of each block were captured. Once a robust fermentation was underway, the wine was racked to an assortment of premium Bordeaux and Burgundian oak barriques with a combination of toasting levels and methods. Only brand new French oak is used to balance and enhance the powerful fruit flavours our Chardonnay consistently achieves. Upon completion of primary fermentation the 100% brand new French oaked wine is allowed to mature on undisturbed lees for 8 months prior to bottling. Malolactic fermentation and battonage were avoided to retain the primary fruit qualities and freshness crucial to our style of Chardonnay. Barrels selected for the Reserve wine displayed an elegance of fruit and length of palate representative of the 2013 vintage and balanced by a backbone of complex oak. Our first Reserve Chardonnay has had 28 months of bottle maturation in our underground climate controlled cellar ensuring a perfectly integrated, delicious and complex wine on release which will age graciously for many years to come.

Some highlights include:

  • 96 Points James Halliday (2013)
  • 95 Points Ray Jordan (2013)
  • Download 2013 Tasting Notes Here

Shiraz

Grown entirely on a “lyre” trellis system so as to eliminate green characters and highlight the attractive fruit flavours of this variety Ashbrook produces Shiraz wines of a silky, rich texture and medium to full bodied style, enhanced by 24 months in French oak and 18 months of bottle maturation.
Some highlights include:

  • 93 points James Halliday (2004)
  • 11th of 135 wines Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2008
  • 94 points James Halliday (2005)
  • Bronze Medal, 2014 Royal Sydney Wine Show (2009)
  • Silver Medal, 2015 Great Australian Shiraz Challenge (2012)
  • Gold Medal, 2016 Sakura International Wine Show Japan (2012)
  • 95 points James Halliday (2012)
  • Gold Medal, 2016 Margaret River Wine Show (2013)
  • Gold Medal, 2017 Sakura Wine Show Japan (2013)
  • Download 2012 Tasting Notes Here
  • Download 2013 Tasting Notes Here

Cabernet Merlot

Margaret River is regarded as the premier region in Australia for Bordeaux blends as typified by Ashbrook’s blend of approximately 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.  24 months in French Oak and 18 months bottle maturation produce classical wines of elegance, intensity and opulence.
Some highlights include:

  • 94 points James Halliday (2004, 2008)
  • 95 points James Halliday (2005, 2012)
  • James Halliday’s Weekend Australian Top 100 Wines 2010 (2005)
  • Silver Medal Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2012 (2009)
  • Silver Medal Margaret River Wine Show 2013 (2009)
  • Gold Medal Sakura Wine Awards 2014, Japan  (2009)
  • Download 2012 Tasting Notes Here
  • Download 2013 Tasting Notes Here

Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

A limited quantity of French oak barriques have been selected to showcase the qualities of old vine Wilyabrup Cabernet Sauvignon. Small amounts of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot have been added to further enhance the complexity and silky smooth structure of this wine.

  • Gold Medal Margaret River Wine Show 2013 (2010)
  • Finalist Best Red Wine of Show Margaret River Wine Show 2013 (2010)
  • 96 points James Halliday (2010)
  • 95 points Ray Jordan (2010)
  • 95 points James Halliday (2011)
  • 96 points Ray Jordan (2012)
  • Download 2010 Tasting Notes Here
  • Download 2011 Tasting Notes Here