About Stormflower Vineyard

A wine adventure from the incredible dirt in the Wilyabrup pocket of the Margaret River region.

The Stormflower vineyard was planted in the mid-1990s, and is currently 9.2 Hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Chenin Blanc vines. The name, Stormflower, comes from the spring storms that hit the property each year, bringing with them strong winds and often hail. Despite the storms, the vineyard continues to flourish and provide the high quality fruit that becomes Stormflower wine.

Stormflower is all about producing the best wine we can from our small block, with all wines made only with fruit from the vineyard. Our wines are intended to drink well on release and be geared mainly around food, making structure and texture critical elements of our wines.

Sustainable farming is an integral part of the Stormflower philosophy. We pay great attention to the health of the soil, and this results in a vineyard that is a healthy, bio diverse and resilient system. The vineyard has gone through many changes since we bought it in 2007. We began with a transition to organic composts and natural soil biology stimulants and minimising the use of chemicals. We gradually moved the vineyard to a fully organic system, and achieved full organic certification by NASAA in 2016.

Organic certification is a way of ensuring that our viticultural and winemaking practices are as gentle on the environment as they can be. But organic viticulture is not an end in itself, it is just one element of making great wine sustainably. We think the results are worth the extra effort. If you would like any information on our vineyard management or winemaking practices.

Stormflower Vineyard

Stormflower produces a small range of wines, made exclusively from fruit grown in its 9-hectare vineyard. The vineyard has gradually been converted to an organic farming system, culminating in organic certification in 2015 and the release of its first certified organic wines in 2016.

OWNERS : David Martin
WINEMAKERS : Stuart Pym
ESTABLISHED : 2007
VINEYARD LOCATION : Margaret River
ANNUAL CRUSH : 40 tonnes
VARIETIES : Chardonnay, Semillon, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc

CELLAR DOOR : Lot 3503 Caves Road, Wilyabrup
OPEN : Monday – Sunday, 11am – 5pm
WINE PRICES : $20 – 45
PHONE : 9755 6211
EMAIL : mail@stormflower.com.au
WEBSITE : www.stormflower.com.au
DISTRIBUTION : Cellar Door, Retail, Wholesaler, Mail Order, Online

Stormflower Silver Lining 2015 ($30)

This is a new wine from Stormflower with the fruit undergoing normal fermentation with oak before being bottle-fermented to create the sparkles. Has already developed a complex aroma and the palate is complete and persistent through the middle. Clean with a subtle nutty yeasty influenced character. Nice sparkling wine.
SCORE 89/100 CELLAR 4 Years

Stormflower sauvignon blanc 2018 ($25)

Intense and distinctive characters of sauvignon blanc burst from the glass. This captures all the tropical fruit with its passionfruit pineapply influences of this variety. Punchy vibrant palate which has settled nicely with an extra year in the bottle.
SCORE 89/100 CELLAR 2 years

Stormflower chardonnay 2017 ($35)

Powerfully intense chardonnay. Opens with notes of butterscotch and creamy nougat on the nose. The palate is so deep and richly flavoured, but the combination of fine-grained oak and natural acidity has helped its lines through to a precise finish. A lot to like about this excellent wine.
SCORE 92/100 CELLAR 5 years

Stormflower cabernet shiraz 2016 ($27)

A soft and generous full-bodied red blend. This works extremely well in Margaret River. The firm cabernet provides the drive and structure while the spicy and savoury shiraz adds balance and complexity into the palate. Beautiful oak integration helps immeasurably.
SCORE 92/100 CELLAR 7 years

Stormflower cabernet sauvignon 2014 ($45)

Impressive example of Margaret River cabernet. Blackcurrant and minerally black olive on the nose. A hint of graphite and smooth dark chocolate adds to the mix. The palate is smooth and velvety with a lovely depth and fruit concentration that eases effortlessly to a long finish. Medium weight and long.
SCORE 93/100 CELLAR 8 years

Wine Making Process

Address

3503 Caves Road,
Wilyabrup
Western Australia, 6280

CONTACT

Phone 08 9755 6211
cellardoor@stormflower.com.au

Website

www.stormflower.com.au

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