Rosenthal Wines is a boutique winery located in Denmark on the south coast of Western Australia in the Great Southern wine region. The winery is owned and operated by the Eckersley and Ladwig families. Best mates and winemakers Luke Eckersley and Coby Ladwig have held the reins of Rosenthal Wines since 2012. The brand was originally established in 2001 by Dr John Rosenthal with a small vineyard holding in Manjimup with a focus on Shiraz and Cabernet. Since 2012 the boys have increased production and added several vineyards to the fruit resources as well as a range of wines. With over 35 years of winemaking experience between them, Luke and Coby hold a great insight into the West Australian wine industry.
The boys are inseparable and have developed a fantastic chemistry when it comes to blending and polishing the wines. They hold similar beliefs in that great wines must come from great grapes. They adopt a mix of traditional and new world winemaking practices to ensure they respect the grape and its own unique characteristics.
Rosenthal Wines are sourced from partner vineyards throughout the South West with a focus on identifying the best vineyard sites for each variety. The bigger reds (Shiraz, Cabernet and Merlot) are grown in warmer inland areas of Frankland River, Boyup Brook and Mount Barker. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc which are early ripening varieties are grown in the cooler climate areas of Denmark and Pemberton while the Riesling grapes are grown in Mount Barker and Frankland River.