About Brookland Valley

About us

Soil more than toil, climate more than cleverness, grapes more than skill: these are what make great wines.

Man is merely nature’s tool. And while nature needs good tools – any great wine – as our own Courtney Treacher
says – is hers; never who signs the back label.

This philosophy led us in 1983 to a special part of Margaret River.
A valley through which the Wilyabrup Brook runs.

Here existed an essential requirement. One that gives viticulturalist – Steve Kirby – goosebumps: Granite-rich soil. Held together by organic matter courtesy of the long cultivation on one of the oldest parcels of farmed land in this famed region.What Margaret River is to the wine world, this valley would be to Margaret River.
North-east facing, wind-shielded, and with a microclimate kind to vines and all the juice they bear, the place promised a lot. Two decades later it was delivering.

James Halliday pronounced Brookland Valley Winery of the Year in 2009:
“The winemaking philosophy at Brookland Valley is simple – select the best vineyard sites, don’t interfere too much during the winemaking process and allow the regional and varietal characteristics to shine through.” More recently Outstanding Winery, 5 Red Stars, James Halliday Wine Companion 2012, and 2013 was added to the provenance.

It’s interesting how the might of the Indian Ocean, with her cooling sea breezes, works together with a babbling brook called Wilyabrup to give Brookland Valley its singular terroir.

Interesting that a ‘minimal interference’ winemaker is behind a winery of such big influence.

Place

In the heart of Western Australia’s Margaret River region, along Caves Road, travellers are rewarded with the discovery of one of the area’s most highly regarded wineries: Brookland Valley.

The cellar door overlooks Wilyabrup Brook, a breathtaking focal point of the vineyard. The Brook ambles its way through the Brookland Valley property, giving life to vines alongside native flora and fauna.

Less than two kilometres to the west lies the Indian Ocean, its proximity having a resounding effect on climatic conditions and fruit character

Brookland Valley

Brookland Valley is situated in the heart of Margaret River in the Wilyabrup sub-region, within reach of the Indian Ocean’s breeze.

Established in 1984, we have evolved and grown to be renowned for outstanding wines that are considered benchmarks, displaying truly unique regional characteristics.

We are honoured to be the region’s most highly decorated producer in Australian wine shows, and named “Winery of the Year” in the highly regarded James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2009 Edition. The 2012, and 2013 James Halliday Wine Companion editions also recognised Brookland Valley as a Top 5 star winery.

Brookland Valley

Brookland Valley wines express the purity and elegance of Margaret River. Across the board the wines are very good, from the excellent-value Verse 1 to the Brookland Valley chardonnays and cabernet blends. The Reserve range in particular is reaching consistently great heights, providing some of the best in the region.

OWNERS : Accolade Wines
WINEMAKERS : Courtney Treacher
ESTABLISHED : 1984
VINEYARD LOCATION : Margaret River
VARIETIES : Chardonnay, Semillon, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Merlot

CELLAR DOOR :4070 Caves Road, Wilyabrup
OPEN : Monday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm
WINE PRICES : $15 – 75
PHONE : 9755 6042
EMAIL : cellar@brooklandvalley.com.au
WEBSITE : www.brooklandvalley.com.au
DISTRIBUTION : Cellar Door, Online, Mail Order, Retail

Brookland Valley Verse 1 semillon sauvignon blanc 2016 ($15)

A little bended white that hits all the right notes. Punch tropical fruit with a light dusting of herbaceousness. Gets some additional lemony citrus tang with a little passionfruit pulpiness. Crisp acid drives the finish.
SCORE 89/100 CELLAR 2 Years

Brookland Valley Estate chardonnay 2016 ($48)

First sniff and you know there’s a bit happening in here. Toasty oak, with nectarine and grapefruit burst from the glass. The palate is intense with a keen edge of charry oak and minerally acidity. There’s just a hint of struck match lees character that brings a further hit of complexity into the equation.
SCORE 94/100 CELLAR 6 years

Brookland Valley Reserve chardonnay 2015 ($75)

Oh, this is so wonderfully good. Takes the standard Estate version to another level of exquisite refinement and subtle understate. Yet there is so much happening in the palate which is finely crafted and very long. Fine oak integration and a minerally acidity extended the palate to a very long, almost pretty finish.
SCORE 96/100 CELLAR 8 years

Brookland Valley Estate cabernet merlot 2013 ($57)

There’s more than a hint of classic Margaret River in here. A stylish and typically elegant cabernet merlot blend. Blackcurrant and minerally graphite aromas with a leafy tobacco overlay. The perfume on the nose is beguiling. The palate is so silky and fine, integrated with powdery tannins and fine-grained oak effortlessly holding the fruit intensity to a driving long finish. Cracking good wine from a super vintage.
SCORE 95/100 CELLAR 10 years

Brookland Valley Verse 1 shiraz 2016 ($15)

Oh my, this is a shiraz that delivers so far beyond its price point. Dense rich fruit intensity with a mix of mocha and coffee grinds with dark spicy plummy chocolate characters. So thick and rich in the mouth, but with a finishing finesse. That pepper and licorice character on the finish is the icing on the cake.
SCORE 93/100 CELLAR 6 years

Wine Making Process

CONTACT

Phone (08) 9755 6042
cellar@brooklandvalley.com.au

Website

www.brooklandvalley.com.au/

Cellar Door

Caves Road Wilyabrup Western Australia, 6284

Open 7 days

Summer Hours 11am – 5pm
Winter Hours 11am – 4pm

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Awards and reviews

Brookland Valley Scores 3 Gold Medals 2017

Brookland Valley Celebrates Another Win 2003

Brookland Valley Outstanding Winery In 2013

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