About Aravina Estate

Established in 2010 by Perth businessman Steve Tobin, Aravina Estate is in the northern corner of Margaret River. The property was established in 1986 under the original name Amberley Estate. The range of wines shows the benefits of the mature vines from which the fruit is sourced. The setting among the natural bushland and manicured gardens is superb.

RAY JORDAN WINE GUIDE 2016

Aravina Estate was established in 2010 by Perth businessman and sixth generation West Australian, Steve Tobin.

Aravina Estate is located on Thornton Road, Yallingup in the northern corner of the premium wine-growing region of Margaret River in Western Australia close to the town of Dunsborough and the famed surf at Yallingup. The property was established in 1986 under the original name Amberley Estate.

Nestled amongst the picturesque setting of expansive vineyards across the rolling hills, natural bushland and manicured gardens, Aravina Estate is one of Margaret River’s finest wine producers in the region.

Aravina Estate consists of 180 acres (73 hectares) of which 64 acres (26 hectares) are under vine with plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Tempranillo, Malbec, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay.

With a passion for wine-making, artistic and architectural design and enjoyment of the simple pleasures of life, the Tobins’ vision for Aravina Estate is the creation of a wonderful dining experience for families, couples and children and enhancing it with the production of distinctive wines of exceptional quality that best represent the region.

Aside from the stunning food and exceptional wines, the orchards, kitchen garden and sports car gallery are just a few of the many attractions at the Estate.
Central to Steve Tobin’s vision for Aravina Estate has been the desire to create a uniquely memorable experience for everyone in the family when visiting Aravina Estate.

Aravina Estate

Established in 2010 by Perth businessman Steve Tobin, Aravina Estate is in the northern corner of Margaret River. The property was established in 1986 under the original name Amberley Estate. The range of wines shows the benefits of the mature vines from which the fruit is sourced. The setting among the natural bushland and manicured gardens is superb

OWNERS : Steve Tobin and Hayley Tobin
WINEMAKERS : Ryan Aggiss
ESTABLISHED : 1986
VINEYARD LOCATION : Wilyabrup
ANNUAL CRUSH : 60 tonnes
VARIETIES : Chardonnay, Semillon, Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc

CELLAR DOOR : 61 Thornton Road, Yallingup
OPEN : Monday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm
WINE PRICES : $25 – 55
PHONE : 9750 1111
EMAIL : info@aravinaestate.com
WEBSITE : www.aravinaestate.com
DISTRIBUTION : Cellar Door, Online, Mail Order, Retail

Aravina Estate Block 4 chenin blanc 2016 ($32)

A most underrated variety, yet every time you taste you have to ask why it isn’t more popular. This is excellent. It’s been made with plenty of winemaking influence to create a wine of texture and richness while retaining the lively fresh acidity that is fundamental to its ageing potential. Crisp and lean with nice floral tropical notes held with admirable control.
SCORE 91/100 CELLAR 6 Years

Aravina Estate Wildwood Ridge Reserve chardonnay 2015 ($45)

Comes off a very good vineyard in Margaret River that consistently turns out mighty good fruit. This is excellent. Floral notes with butterscotch and spicy charry oak influences. Palate has a lemon zest and buttery richness, yet it retains its tight control and finesse through to a long finish.
SCORE 92/100 CELLAR 7 years

Aravina Estate The A Collection cabernet merlot 2014 ($23)

A fruity medium-bodied red blend ideal for drinking in the short term. Black olive nuances cut through the riper plummy blackcurrant fruitiness. A dab of oak and sinewy tannins in support.
SCORE 88/100 CELLAR 4 years

Aravina Estate Single Vineyard shiraz 2014 ($32)

This is a good example of the Margaret River style. The aromas display that typical savoury dried herb influence that is so distinctive. The palate retains some of that for balance and then throws in fleshier ripe dark plum fruit flavours. Gravelly tannins and a light application of oak all stack up very well. Generous with good ageing potential. Excellent food wine.
SCORE 92/100 CELLAR 8 years

Aravina Estate Wildwood Ridge Reserve cabernet sauvignon 2014 ($45)

Another excellent wine from this special vineyard. This is a generous cabernet of great elegance and charm. Blackcurrant with a slashing cut of edgy black olive. The palate is so smooth with a satiny feel of fine tannin and subtle oak. This has the structure and fruit to handle extended cellaring.
SCORE 93/100 CELLAR 12 years

Owners: Steve and Hayley Tobin

Steve Tobin was born in the wheatbelt town of Katanning and was educated at UWA and Curtin University with degrees in Geophysics, Finance and Economics. Following a career as a Geophysicist in oil and gas exploration which took him to Iran, China, SE Asia, NZ, USA and Canada with his company Terrex Seismic, Steve studied Viticulture and then later purchased Aravina Estate in 2010.

Hayley grew up in Launceston, Tasmania before studying Human Resources at La Trobe University in Melbourne. Hayley is the Director and Owner of Boss People (HR and Recruitment firm) with offices throughout Australia.

From its inception, the Tobin family’s vision for Aravina Estate was to create: “a unique premium food and wine destination in the Southwest of WA that would showcase the finest wine and produce that the Region has to offer.”

To this end, the focus at Aravina has been to invest heavily in new vineyard infrastructure, introduce improved management practices and plant new grape varieties particularly suited to the maritime climate and rich loamy soils of the northern Margaret River region. Following the belief that “great wine is made in the vineyard”, this investment has led to the creation of a range of traditional and emerging red and white wines.


Our Vineyard

The mature vineyards, first planted in the sub-region of Yallingup in 1986, are located in free-draining, lateritic, gravelly soil that is perfect for growing ultra-premium wine grapes.

The region has a strong maritime climate with the influence from the Indian and Southern Oceans giving rise to the finest fruit which has optimal flavour and intensity – reflective of the unique ‘terroir’ or sense of place.

Aravina Estate consists of 180 acres (73 hectares) of which 69 acres (28 hectares) are under vine including; Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Shiraz with subsequent plantings of Tempranillo and Malbec in 2013. A hectare of French Shiraz clone 470 will be planted this year. The Tempranillo vineyard is a polyclonal planting which comprises of four of the illustrious “Pingus” clones.

Approximately 50% of the plantings are cane pruned with the remainder spur pruned. The combination of the gentle slopes on the property, the free draining gravelly loam soils and plentiful water supply combine to produce ultra-premium quality fruit.

Aravina Estate Vineyard Map PDF Vine spacing on the old vineyards is 1.8 metres with row widths of 3.5 metres. The new plantings have vine spacing of 1.6 metres and row widths of 3 metres.

Most of the vineyard is structured around VSP (vertical shoot positioned) trellis. An area of the old Cabernet Sauvignon block is grown on a Lyre trellis system providing an open canopy system which results in optimal bunch exposure and air circulation.

Wine Making Process

The region has a strong maritime climate with the influence from the Indian and Southern Oceans giving rise to the finest fruit which has optimal flavour and intensity – reflective of the unique ‘terroir’ or sense of place.

Aravina Estate consists of 180 acres (73 hectares) of which 69 acres (28 hectares) are under vine including; Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Shiraz with subsequent plantings of Tempranillo and Malbec in 2013. A hectare of French Shiraz clone 470 will be planted this year. The Tempranillo vineyard is a polyclonal planting which comprises of four of the illustrious “Pingus” clones.

Approximately 50% of the plantings are cane pruned with the remainder spur pruned. The combination of the gentle slopes on the property, the free draining gravelly loam soils and plentiful water supply combine to produce ultra-premium quality fruit.

The region has a strong maritime climate with the influence from the Indian and Southern Oceans giving rise to the finest fruit which has optimal flavour and intensity – reflective of the unique ‘terroir’ or sense of place.

Aravina Estate consists of 180 acres (73 hectares) of which 69 acres (28 hectares) are under vine including; Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Shiraz with subsequent plantings of Tempranillo and Malbec in 2013. A hectare of French Shiraz clone 470 will be planted this year. The Tempranillo vineyard is a polyclonal planting which comprises of four of the illustrious “Pingus” clones.

Approximately 50% of the plantings are cane pruned with the remainder spur pruned. The combination of the gentle slopes on the property, the free draining gravelly loam soils and plentiful water supply combine to produce ultra-premium quality fruit.

Most of the vineyard is structured around VSP (vertical shoot positioned) trellis. An area of the old Cabernet Sauvignon block is grown on a Lyre trellis system providing an open canopy system which results in optimal bunch exposure and air circulation

CONTACT

info@aravinaestate.com

Website

www.aravinaestate.com

Cellar Door

61 Thornton Road,
Yallingup
Western Australia, 6282

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