Rocksgate Winery is a unique boutique winery located in the Bedfordale hills in the City of Armadale and is part of The Perth Hills Wine Region.
Thirty five minutes from the Perth CBD and five minutes from the Armadale Centre this picturesque winery is located in the beautiful Canns Rd valley, high on a gravely loam hillside that has a northerly aspect with sweeping valley views. The vineyard comprises of Shiraz, Cabernet and Merlot grape varieties. Here the grapes have cool, wet winters while at the same time receive maximum sunlight each day ensuring the production of good quality red wine.
Shiraz planting took place in 2001, followed by Cabernet in 2003, and finally Merlot in 2005 on approximately one and half hectares of land. Our vineyard is managed with minimum use of insecticides with the vines being hand pruned. The grapes are hand picked, basket pressed and then matured in French or American oak for twenty months before being bottled. Production of our wines is carried out on the premises with the expertise of our consultant wine maker, Siobhan Lynch from Margaret River, who is also on hand for picking, crushing, racking and bottling.
About Our Wine Maker - Siobhan Lynch
Siobhan successfully ran her father’s vineyard for many years and in 1996 moved to Margaret River to begin her career in wine making. After working at Amberley Estate and Wise Winery, Siobhan branched out to establish her own winemaking and consultancy business freerun&marc. In the last ten years Siobhan has specialised in small batch winemaking across the south-west including Perth, Dunsborough, Manjimip and Karridale. Siobahn also lectures at TAFE in Margaret River.