About Woodgate Wines

Woodgate Wines was established in 2006, it is family owned and operated.

The fruit for our wines are sourced from a 5 hectare estate vineyard, a 2 hectare leased vineyard and selected parcels of fruit from local growers. The wine portfolio is constantly changing with the ongoing introduction of new and exciting styles and as such will always remain fresh, vibrant, new and individualistic.

There are classic favourite wine styles which we will always make. Beyond this we are keen to explore a variety of styles that are less common but add to the richness and colour of enjoying wine.

ABOUT THE WINEMAKER

Mark Aitken was among the first class of graduates of the Bachelor of Science degree in Viticulture and Oenology at Curtin University in 2001. As a mature age student he finished dux and received the Talijancich Radoux scholarship going on to complete a vintage in Chateaux Lynch Moussas in Paulliac, France (Bordeaux) in 2002.

Since that time he and his family has settled in the Manjimup area and spent the last ten years making wine in the Pemberton/Manjimup district firstly with Chestnut Grove (2002 -2005) and then since as a self employed contract winemaker and consultant.

Over the years he has been responsible for making wine for numerous local producers including Truffle Hill, Lost Lake, Olde Eastbrook, Flamebird, Middlesex 31 and many others.

ABOUT THE REGION

Manjimup is emerging as one of Australia’s pre-eminent food production areas.

Fresh air, fresh water, productive soils and cool/moderate climate make the region suitable for all kinds of fresh fruit and vegetable production. It is the largest producer of French Black Truffles in the southern hemisphere, marron, the local fresh water crayfish are found in all farm dams, and Perch and Trout abound in the local river systems and of course the region is suitable for high quality wine production.

It is becoming a great tourist destination for those who love tall green forests, outdoors activities and gourmet food.

Woodgate Wines

With a newly opened cellar door just west of the town of Manjimup, in an unhurried, relaxed atmosphere, you can talk with the winemaker, learn about the wines and the history of the region while experiencing an eclectic range of excellent wines.

OWNERS : Mark Aitken and Tracey Aitken
WINEMAKERS : Mark Aitken
ESTABLISHED : 2003
VINEYARD LOCATION : Deanmill
ANNUAL CRUSH  : 20 tonnes
VARIETIES : Chardonnay, Semillon, Viognier, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Tempranillo, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir

CELLAR DOOR : 43 Hind Road, Deanmill
OPEN : Thursday – Saturday and public holidays, 10am – 4.30pm; Sundays 12.20pm – 5pm
WINE PRICES : $15 – 55
PHONE : 9772 4288
EMAIL : mark@woodgatewines.com.au
WEBSITE  : www.woodgatewines.com.au
DISTRIBUTION : Cellar Door, Retail, Mail Order, Wholesaler, Online

Woodgate sauvignon blanc semillon 2016 ($22)

A typically lively and racy style of SBS displaying those crunchy passionfruit and light gooseberry characters with a decent splash of lemon. Has such a keen edgy palate with a sustained intensity. Crunchy and lipsmackingly good.
SCORE 90/100 CELLAR 2 years

Woodgate Reserve chardonnay 2016 ($35)

Gets a fair whack of winemaking to bring this very good chardie to life. The influence of time on solids to develop texture and complexity is evident. Creamy and layered palate structure with cashew and smoky minerality. Some nice stone fruit characters in the middle palate.
SCORE 91/100 CELLAR 8 years

Woodgate Rosé 2016 ($22)

Made from a blend of merlot and cabernet franc, varieties most famously associated with Bordeaux’s Right Bank. Still, they work well as a rosé style, with the additional barrel fermentation component bringing texture. Nice savouriness on the finish.
SCORE 89/100 CELLAR 3 years

Wine Making Process

Cellar Door

43 Hind Road,
Deanmill
Western Australia, 6258

CONTACT

Phone 9772 4288
mail@woodgatewines.com.au

Website

www.woodgatewines.com.au/

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