Lion Mill Vineyards

Location: 700 Lion St, Sawyers Valley, WA

Lion Mill Vineyards is planted with vines on land selected in the 1870s. Initially part of an important timber milling area, the region later became a centre of fruit growing and small farming. The Lion Mill cellar door looks out over the vineyards on this picturesque property.

We’re located on the northern side of a gently sloping valley on Charlotte Brook. The soils are those typical of the Perth Hills Geographical Indication: loam, gravelly loam and lateritic gravels. The elevation – just under 300 metres, the cold winters with a higher than moderate chill factor and the warm dry summers provide conditions that are well suited to the production of quality fruit displaying regional characteristics. From vines first planted in the late 1990s, the owners draw on the production of about 1.5 hectares of vineyard.

Our wines are produced from handpicked fruit grown on the property. A constant is the care and time we commit to our viticulture. The time we spend on tasks like hand pruning, shoot thinning and fruit thinning enable us to ensure that the grapes are given the best opportunity to express their varietal characters. Yet, each vintage is different for us, for our fruit always reflects something of the factors over which we have no control: variations in each season and our terroir. Our reds include Shiraz, a Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot blend, and a highly regarded Zinfandel. Our “Reserve” blend has been outstanding and always worthy of extended cellaring.

The winemakers have also crafted a wonderful blanc de blancs by the traditional method, an award winning barrel fermented and oak aged Semillon, an easy drinking Classic White, a Rosè, and a luscious cane cut, dessert Semillon. As well, we have a Sparkling Shiraz (again produced by traditional method) and a vintage fortified.

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Hours: Open weekends and Public Holidays. Other times by appointment.