About Sittella


Ray Jordan Wine Guide 2016:

Sittella is Best Small Producer of the Year !!

Great News for the Sittella Team: Trophy for Best Small Producer of the Year by Ray Jordan’s Wine Guide 2016, published by the West. Grab yourself a copy at bookshops or newsagents. Score: 95/100 Sparkling Pinot Chardonnay 2009; 94/100 Reserve Chardonnay 2014; 93/100 Verdelho 2015; 93/100 Coffee Rock Shiraz 2013 ; 95/100 Berns Reserve…..


On the 20th August 3 trophies have been awarded to Sittella by the Wine Wise Small Vignerons. These wines are the 2009 Sparkling vintage Pinot / Chardonnay, the 2014 Margaret River Reserve Chardonnay, and the 2013 Margaret River Berns Reserve. You can purchase them all three on line, or from our cellar door and of course enjoy them with our delicious food at the restaurant. *Wine Wise Small Vignerons* is based in Canberra, and organizes annual awards for the small wineries who crush under the 250 tonnes.* This year there were 841 submissions.


Very recently the results of the annual Qantas/Mt.Barker Show has given Sittella some brilliant results! 2 Gold Medals for the 2013 and 2014 Reserve Margaret River Chardonnay. 3 Silver Medals for the 2009 Sparkling Pinot Chardonnay/ 2014 Berns Reserve and the Reserve NV Liqueur Muscat. The 2013 Berns Reserve got a Bronze. Congrats to our Wine making team!!

Since being established in 1998, Sittella has progressed to become one of the region’s best small producers, with an impressive range of wines from the Swan Valley and Margaret River, including sparkling, table wine and fortifieds. As well, the attractive cellar area in the Swan includes a popular restaurant providing à la carte dining.

Ray Jordan Wine Guide 2016

Founded in 1998, Sittella is one of Western Australia’s newest, privately owned wineries. Owners Simon and Maaike Berns have the support of an enthusiastic team of professionals to create and produce high quality traditional wine styles, from both their own and contract vineyards throughout the Swan Valley and Margaret River Region and the Deep South. The winery is named after a small Australian bird, the Sittella, which abounds in the nearby tree-lined Swan River.
Nestled among the vines on a gently winding road near the upper reaches of the Swan River lies the Sittella winery & restaurant, a jewel of the historic Swan Valley.
In this tranquil setting with valley and vineyard views from the verandah, visitors are invited to enjoy fine food and award winning wines.Take the time-out for a relaxing visit to Sittella Winery in the heart of the picturesque Swan Valley, a leisurely 30 minute drive from Perth City.

You’ll be glad that you made the journey!


In this tranquil setting with valley and vineyard views from the verandah, visitors are invited to enjoy fine food and award winning wines. Imaginative architectural work has brought together artistic qualities and practical spaces in a splendid earth-rendered winery that has become another ‘jewel’ of the Swan Valley.

Maaike Berns has been responsible for the interior of the restaurant where all wines can be enjoyed with delightful meals of excellent value.

The Winery is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10. am =- 11.30 am for morning coffee/tea and cellar wine sales, from noon to 4:00 PM for lunch. (just keep in mind that the kitchen closes for hot meal orders at 2.30 pm). To avoid disappointment, bookings are advised. You may book Book Online via our real time calendar, dimmi both on our website or calling 08 9296 2600


At Sittella Winery we specialise in making your next important occasion a truly memorable experience. Sittella Winery is located on a picturesque landscape in the heart of the Swan Valley wine-growing region, with the Darling Range escarpment as a backdrop. The Mediterranean styled earth rendered buildings capture the essence of modern Italy, with sweeping views over our vineyards, providing the ultimate location for which to host any occasion. Indoors, we can cater for full sit down dining up to 70 guests and to a maximum of 110 utilising our superb timber decked veranda with room for your guests to dance the night away. Our experienced and innovative team can offer an extensive range of tailor made solutions to suit your every need.



Rolling hills and undulating vineyards formed the back drop for Simon and Maaike Berns’s travels through France in the eighties. The couple experienced the food, the wines, the French passion for growing grapes, making their own wines and their love for live ‘savoir vivre’. It was this inspiration that Simon and Maaike took back with them to Perth.

Simon showed his interest for viticulture and possibly making some wine for family and friends. So the couple purchased land in the Swan Valley in 1993 and began to plant a vineyard on weekends. Initially Verdelho, a Portuguese variety, Chardonnay and Shiraz were planted. Later other varieties such as Petit Verdot and Tempranillo, suitable to the Swan Valley’s hot climate. More recently fruit has been sourced from their vineyard in Margaret River and fruit purchased from Frankland River.

Sittella Vineyard

Located in the Swan Valley, on a stretch of fertile land 20 km north-east of Perth. In this upper river district, with the Darling Ranges to the east and the Indian Ocean to the west, the warm Mediterranean style climate provides steady winter rainfall and hot, dry summers which produce grapes of wonderful flavour, richness, balance and style. The water supply is a trickle system using bore water. Verdelho, Chardonnay, Shiraz, vines grow over a 5 hectare allotment on rich alluvial sandy loam soils (3 hectares under vine). Recent plantings also include Tempranillo, and Petit Verdot.

Wine Making Process

Cellar Door

100 Barrett Street
Herne Hill
Western Australia, 6056


Phone +61 (08) 9296 2600



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