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About Amelia Park Wines

Amelia Park has quickly established itself as one of the premier small producers in the state. Owner and winemaker Jeremy Gordon has an impressive
winemaking pedigree and has won many awards, including the coveted Jimmy Watson trophy. The wines are excellent across the board and even the
top-drawer wines, which include the cabernet merlot, are superb value for money.

RAY JORDAN WINE GUIDE 2016

Tradition. Craft. Quality

Tradition: We believe fine wines come from a rich blend of time-honoured method and modern technique.

Craft: Winemaking is our passion. Each wine is hand-crafted and captures the essence of the fruit.

Quality: Quality is at the heart of everything we do. We focus on the essential, and keep only the exceptional.

At Amelia Park Wines, we produce fine wines from one of Western Australia’s most renowned winemaking regions, Margaret River. We combine leading edge techniques with traditional winemaking values and practices. Winemaker Jeremy Gordon believes that success starts with the vine, and he works closely with a select group of premium vineyards to achieve superior and consistent fruit quality. The resulting wines are elegant, fruit-driven varietals, complex in structure yet easily and irresistibly enjoyable.

Jeremy Gordon is a partner and our highly decorated winemaker whose success lies in a hands-on approach to every step of the process, attention to detail and an unquenchable passion for making consistently outstanding wines. This philosophy has seen Jeremy receive numerous awards throughout his career including Australia’s most coveted award, the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy. Since launching Amelia Park in 2009, with his wife Daniela and business partner Peter Walsh, Jeremy has won multiple trophies at high caliber wine shows including the International Wine Competition, Decanter World Wine Awards, Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition, National Wine Show of Australia, Margaret River Wine Show, Perth Royal Wine Show and the Winewise Championships. Amelia Park was again awarded 5 Red Stars in the latest edition of James Halliday’s Wine Companion. This award confirms Amelia Park on the list of the Best Wineries in the Margaret River Region and in the top 5% of wineries in Australia. In November 2014 we were named Margaret River Winery of the Year at the Melbourne International Wine Competition and Jeremy was named a finalist for International Red Winemaker of the Year 2015 at the International Wine Challenge.

Bordered by ocean on three sides, Margaret River nestles in the south-west spur of Western Australia. Not only a region of flawless natural beauty, it is also a place blessed with ideal soil and weather conditions for winemaking.

Both the warm, maritime climate and the gently rolling topography are perfect for viticulture, and since the 1970s Margaret River has become known for producing high quality Cabernet Sauvignon and other Bordeaux varietals. The region is also renowned for its superior whites such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon.

Margaret River wines are characterised by their depth of colour and intense, full-bodied palate. This distinctiveness comes from the region’s soils, which range from gravelly loams to more sandy and highly-flavoured loams. Most of the vineyards are on the slopes of the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge, where roots can go deep into the ground, allowing the grape vines to survive the dry Mediterranean summers. The resulting grapes are infused with potency and flavour.

No other wine producing area in Australia is so highly influenced by its closeness to the coast, and this unique geographical asset ensures that wines from the Margaret River area are both highly prized and highly individual. It is no wonder that some of the world’s finest wine practitioners have been drawn to this region: seduced by its potential as much as by its beauty.

Our Team

Bella Ridge Estate was solely a family operation for the first vintage or two but in more recent years we have been very fortunate to have a couple of wonderful non-family additions to our team! To Ian, who has been with us since very early on and is now almost family anyway and Patrick who has more recently joined the Bella Ridge team, we are very grateful. To Justin, Nick, Richard, Ben, Tomoko and Katherine who have helped us in the past – thanks!

ALON ARBEL

Alon was a disenchanted engineering student in his final year when, in 2000, Jodi decided (as wives do!) that winemaking was a much more appropriate career choice and enrolled him in winemaking. Jodi thought that it was just obvious after having spent several years collecting, drinking and talking about wine that he would be really good at it!

Originally from Israel, Alon came to Western Australia in search of a strong easterly sea breeze as a keen windsurfer back in the early 1990s. Following a stint working overseas, Alon and Jodi returned and settled in Perth in 1993. It was only at this time that Alon was introduced to the world of wine, thanks to some of Jodi’s wine admiring relatives!

As owner and winemaker of a small business that started out as 20 acres of vines and a couple of run-down sheds, Alon is, in addition to the crafter of BellaRidge Estate wines – a ‘jack of all trades’ embarking on duties that never featured in the role of a winemaker when studying at University. Fortunately Alon has adapted particularly well and is managing to make some pretty fine wines along the way!

Jodi Arbel

With original qualifications in physical education, Jodi worked in the area of health promotion and public health for many years and is utilising these skills (plus a few more newly acquired ones!) to carry out the administration, finance and marketing aspects of the business, around the two other Arbels : Ella and Tal.

Although getting easier as Ella and Tal get older (embarking on a brand new business just three months after starting a family had its challenges!), Jodi feels very fortunate to have entered the world of wine and to be successfully combining (most of the time!) ‘family life’ with rewarding, challenging and flexible employment.

It goes without saying however, both Alon and Jodi are eager for Ella and Tal to become proficient in the use of secateurs!

Frank and Lois Pass

It only seemed fair that Jodi’s parents came out of retirement to help… after all they discovered the property!

With no previous experience in farming, several years on Frank and Lois look like they were born to it. Well where to start? They’ve been involved from the very beginning and assist in the vineyard (Lois has even completed a Certificate in Viticulture) and winery with anything and everything – plus of course looking after their grandchildren allowing us to go out and enjoy the fruits of our labour occasionally!

Frank has even made the transition from beer to wine – Bella Ridge of course! Lois is still a work in progress.

Patrick Ferry

Patrick is a recent addition to the Bella Ridge team. Originally from the land of the Kiwi, Patrick flew the coop and landed on our sunny shores in 2014 after completing his viticultural and winemaking studies in NZ. Patrick is very versatile and assists Alon in all facets of the winery as well as helping out in the vineyard and assisting Frank with any other bits and pieces that need doing – which is usually a lot in our case!

Ian Price

Despite managing his own horticultural business and having limited time, Ian’s passion for ‘all things green’ is put to work in the vineyard as well as helping out in the winery…. now, just enough to get an invite to the Bella Ridge Christmas Party!

With us from pretty much the beginning following the completion of viticultural studies where he met Lois and was introduced to Bella Ridge Estate, Ian is now pretty much part of the family. We are very grateful for Ian’s commitment, hard work and his great sense of humour. We hope the Christmas Party is a draw-card for Ian for many more years to come!

Polly

All good wineries have one and this is Bella Ridge’s! Polly joined the team in 2006 and is now an integral part of the operation. You will usually find her perched at the helm of the fork-lift … or on the back of the four-wheeler … depending on the position of the sun and who is the designated driver.

THE WINEMAKER

Jeremy Gordon is a partner and our highly decorated winemaker whose success lies in a hands-on approach to every step of the process, attention to detail and an unquenchable passion for making consistently outstanding wines. This philosophy has seen Jeremy receive numerous awards throughout his career including Australia’s most coveted award, the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy. Since launching Amelia Park in 2009, with his wife Daniela and business partner Peter Walsh, Jeremy has won multiple trophies at high caliber wine shows including the International Wine Competition, Decanter World Wine Awards, Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition, National Wine Show of Australia, Margaret River Wine Show, Perth Royal Wine Show and the Winewise Championships. Amelia Park was again awarded 5 Red Stars in the latest edition of James Halliday’s Wine Companion. This award confirms Amelia Park on the list of the Best Wineries in the Margaret River Region and in the top 5% of wineries in Australia. In November 2014 we were named Margaret River Winery of the Year at the Melbourne International Wine Competition and Jeremy was named a finalist for International Red Winemaker of the Year 2015 at the International Wine Challenge.


Partner: Jeremy Gordon

Jeremy Gordon is a partner and our highly decorated winemaker whose success lies in a hands-on approach to every step of the process, attention to detail and an unquenchable passion for making consistently outstanding wines. This philosophy has seen Jeremy receive numerous awards throughout his career including Australia’s most coveted award, the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy. Since launching Amelia Park in 2009, with his wife Daniela and business partner Peter Walsh, Jeremy has won multiple trophies at high caliber wine shows including the International Wine Competition, Decanter World Wine Awards, Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition, National Wine Show of Australia, Margaret River Wine Show, Perth Royal Wine Show and the Winewise Championships. Amelia Park was again awarded 5 Red Stars in the latest edition of James Halliday’s Wine Companion. This award confirms Amelia Park on the list of the Best Wineries in the Margaret River Region and in the top 5% of wineries in Australia. In November 2014 we were named Margaret River Winery of the Year at the Melbourne International Wine Competition and Jeremy was named a finalist for International Red Winemaker of the Year 2015 at the International Wine Challenge.

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Cellar Door Amelia Park

3857 Caves Road, Wilyabrup Western Australia, 6281

CONTACT

Phone 9756 7007
info@ameliaparkwines.com.au

Website

ameliaparkwines.com.au/

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