Ironwood Estate Wines

About

IRONWOOD Estate Wines is dedicated to consistent quality from the hand selection of their grapes through the vinification, maturation, and to the bottling of their fine wines. The business motto states, “Fine wine every time…” as a commitment to dedication and excellence. Australian consumers, wine show judges, magazine writers, and food and wine gurus have given their approval to the varietals and styles produced under the label since the first vintage. The selection is currently Merlot, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet/Merlot, Chardonnay (Reserve and unoaked), Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Late Harvest, and Rocky Rose. IRONWOOD Estate Wines sell domestically and export small amounts to regional nations. Tourists now have the opportunity to visit the cellar to sample the wines and enjoy them with a cafe lunch alfresco or indoors. The panoramic picturesque views over the ‘lake’ adjacent to the vineyard to the distant Stirling Range and to the nearby elevated granite and timbered Porongurup Range National Park are the perfect backdrops.The cellar View Cafe menu is changed to complement the seasonal swings and great coffee/cakes plus pure, unrocessed honey are year round delights.

Location Description

Located in the heart of Porongurup, Western Australia.

Contact

Fax: (08) 9853 1172

Features

  • Fine wine every time.

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History

When Gene and Mary Harma purchased their undulating 165 acre property at Porongurup in 1991 at the centre of surrounding vineyards, they were thinking ‘wine’. When the decision was made then to name it ‘IRONWOOD’, it seemed appropriate considering the ironstone outcrops on some of the hills and stands of Jarrah and Redgum. Their thoughts were also on a distant place with the same name in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula wilderness where Gene was born and where they had had cool climate holidays and family reunions over the years. Somehow the two places, poles apart, were kindred. So, the property was ‘IRONWOOD’ and thence the vineyard and wine enterprise became IRONWOOD Estate Wines.

The family run vineyard, on Porongurup Road (Tourist Drive 252), on the north slope of the Porongurup Range with Twin Peaks and Millinup Pass as a backdrop, was established in 1996 after the construction of a large key dam at the edge of the block. The vines were planted on the gravely loam stream bank of an ancient flow from the granite heights of the Range above. They thrive in the crisp sunlight and cool summer nights to produce slow maturing, full flavoured premium fruit. The mountain outline of the prominent peaks of the mountain range graphically features on IRONWOOD Estate Wines labels.

Estate Vineyards / AVA

Welcome to IRONWOOD Estate Wines in the heart of the ancient Porongurup Range in Western Australia’s Great Southern Wine region. The IRONWOOD north slope vineyard has the central Porongurup Twin Peaks as a backdrop above and the Stirling Range’s ’Sleeping Lady’ to the distant north. Planted in the uniquely mineral rich soil, our cool climate elevation and local terroir yields intense, varietal fruit flavours in the wines which consistently exhibit clean palate finishes that pleasantly linger.

Awards

Since our first vintage we have received over 100 awards for our wines.
2009 SHIRAZ Bronze-Australian Cool Climate WineShow
Bronze-Cairns Wine Awards
2009 RES. CHARDONNAY Gold-Australian Boutique Wine Awards
Silver-4 Stars WINESTATE Magazine
2010 RES. CHARDONNAY Silver-Australian Boutique Wine Awards
Silver-Australian Cool Climate Wine Show
2010 ROCKY ROSE Bronze-Cowra Wine Show
2010 RIESLING Bronze-Australian Cool Climate Wine Show
2010 MERLOT Bronze-Cairns Wine Awards
2010 CAB. SAUVIGNON Bronze-Cairns Wine Awards
Bronze-Australian Small Winemakers Show
2010 SHIRAZ Bronze-Cairns Wine Awards
Bronze-WINEWISE Small Vigneron Awards
2011 ROCKY ROSE Silver-WINEWISE Small Vigneron Awards
2011 SAUVIGNON BLANC Bronze-WINEWISE Small Vigneron Awards
2011 RES. CHARDONNAY Silver-Cairns Wine Awards
Bronze-WINEWISE Small Vigneron Awards
2012 ROCKY ROSE Bronze-Rutherglen Wine Show
2012 SHIRAZ Silver-Cairns Wine Awards
2013 SAUVIGNON BLANC Bronze-Australian Small Winemakers Show

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Hours

Wednesday – Monday 11a.m. to 5p.m.

Address

RMB 1288 Porongurup Rd
Porongurup , Western Australia
Australia

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