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Allestree Estate

Allestree Estate (pron. Alice-tree) is a micro-vineyard in the Pemberton Wine Region (near Northcliffe), owned and operated by Rosalind and Philip Lawe Davies. From its first vintage in 1999, it is entirely dedicated to the production of high quality cool-climate Shiraz.

The Estate is named after the beautiful English village from which Rosalind’s great-grandfather emigrated in the early 1890s. It became a family custom to name each residence in the family’s adopted country after his village of origin, a custom which the Lawe Davies are proud to continue today. The name is particularly appropriate to this location on Lane Poole Road, which is surrounded on 3 sides by spectacular National Park karri forests – ‘Allestree’ literally means ‘All Trees’.

Philip and Rosalind Lawe Davies

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About Allestree Estate Wines

We have a simple philosophy of wine making, which is to use modern technology to apply traditional minimal interference wine-making methods. The result is that each year’s wine is a little different, reflecting seasonal variation. With a small select quantity of grapes we rarely exceed 100 dozen bottles of wine per year.

In deciding to establish a vineyard, in 1996, we made an early commitment to high quality: high quality grapes, high quality wine, and a high quality of experience, so that all involved would enjoy the venture. To this end, we aimed to do one thing very well: Shiraz only. John Kosovich generously provided cuttings from his Manjimup vineyard, his vines being the result of decades of careful selection. His kindness ensured that we would have well-flavoured fruit as a basis for wine-making. Keeping the vineyard small has allowed us the luxury of full protection of the vines through secure fencing. Then each season, the vines are fully netted to protect the grapes from the attentions of the birds.

The vines are

  • Hand tended
  • Non-irrigated
  • Free of chemical fertiliser
  • Free of insecticides
  • Cane pruned
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Northcliffe is part of the Pemberton Wine Region, in the relatively cool South-West of Western Australia.

Originally, this 166 acre property was one of the lots released for the Group Settlement migration scheme in the mid 1920s (group 17, Northcliffe). The first owner cleared 40 acres of forest to establish a dairy, the footprint of which can still be seen today. The cleared acreage is today used for our 2 acre vineyard, and a 10 acre avocado orchard, as well as for cattle pasture.

The proximity to forests means that we share the property with all kinds of wildlife, from the obvious kangaroos and emus, to quokkas, echidnas and bandicoots, as well as tiny blue wrens and red-breasted robins.

Limited Release Wines.

From 2007, when the vines were fully mature, we engaged John Wade as winemaker. John has been described by James Halliday as “arguably the most experienced Winemaker in Western Australia”. We’ve been fans of his wine from his days at Plantagenet, to his more recent time at Howard Park, and we were delighted when he agreed to make our wine at the Rickety Gate winery in Denmark.

2005 Shiraz

– This is an easy-drinking, well-balanced and mouth-filling wine with soft berry and spice flavours, gentle tannins and a long finish.

2007 Shiraz

– This wine is our best yet, and we’ve had some excellent wines in the past.
It is a complex and well-structured wine that is wonderful to drink now but will keep improving for years.
It is rich red in colour, with raspberry, white pepper and hints of chocolate on the nose. The silky mouth-feel is accompanied by warm flavours of plums and raspberries together with gentle pepper. Fine tannins flow to a lingering spicy finish.
We are delighted that John Wade made such an excellent wine from our mature vines.
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Ordering.

Order online by completing the details below OR
Post downloaded form to PO Box 880, Cottesloe, WA 6911 OR
Telephone (08) 9286 4793 or 042 747 8115

Your order will be processed and dispatched promptly. We will inform you when the wines have been posted, and you should receive them within 2-4 working days to addresses within WA and 7-10 days for other addresses within Australia.

Freight pricing $8 per case WA; $20 other States.

2005 Shiraz

A top of the range cleanskin and a serious bargain at $75.00 per dozen.

2007 Shiraz

  • $240.00 per dozen (RRP $22.00 per bottle)

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Allestree-Estate 2005 Shriaz
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$75
Allestree-Estate 2007 Shriaz
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$240
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