West Cape Howe Tempranillo 2012 (12 x 750mL), Frankland /Perth Hills, WA .

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The fruit was harvested in two parcels and were fermented separately. The first came from the warmer climate of the Perth Hills where the fruit typically exhibit robust tannins and rich flavours. The other was harvested from Frankland River where the intensity of fruit flavours is complimented by a more refined tannin structure. Before fermentation a portion of the juice was run off for increased concentration of flavour. The ferments were pumped over twice daily for the 10 days of fermentation for optimal colour extraction. The wine was matured for 10 months in older French oak to maintain varietal characteristics. By blending the wine after maturation, we were able to create a balance of the best qualities these two regions have to offer.

WA - Other Western Australian
Western Australia

Expert Reviews

"The intensity of Perth Hills fruit (42%) builds a generous and succulent style of juicy dark berry fruits, supported by the tannin structure of Frankland River. There's admirable black plum and blackberry fruit intensity here, underlined by dark chocolate French oak and finely structured tannins. A moreish bargain to enjoy young. Drink 2014-2016." Rating 93 - Tyson Stelzer, Wine Taste Weekly, 11 April 2014

"A generous, giving style of red. Fresh, clean blackberry aromas with a hint of jam, and a medium-bodied, sweet-fruit taste with good density and some chewy tannins to provide structure. It finishes with some alcohol warmth."89 points - Huon Hooke, Gourmet Traveller WINE - 100 Top New Release Wines, 1 May 2014

Sourced from a combo of warm and cool climate fruit, this rustic style tempranillo is all aniseed, plums and olives, with dusty tannins and a richness to live up to slathered things on barbecues." Click here to download presenter. Scoop Magazine, Summer Tasting 2013/2014

"Gavin Berry's tempranillo presents the fruity side of Spain's great red variety. It's adapting well across a diversity of Australian climates - in this instance Frankland and the Perth Hills, Western Australia. The colour's limpid crimson - rimmed and the aroma is all about fresh, dark berries. Fresh berry flavours fill the palate too, ahead of a pleasing earthy note and then the fine, firm tannins of the variety." Click here to download presenter. Chris Shanahan, The Canberra Times, 30 October 2013

Winery Tasting Notes


Rich dark plum with a vivid violet tint.


Lifted berries and dark, ripe cherry with aromatic savoury spice notes.


The palate is filled with some lovely red berry flavours with hints of dark chocolate and olives. Integrated with dusty tannins, the wine balances all of these varietal hallmarks with a long structured finish.

Cellaring Potenial

3 - 5 years

WA - Other Western Australian
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Located in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, West Cape Howe is the most southerly point, rising some 250 metres above the Southern Ocean. It is thought that the first explorers to this coastline were Dutch seafarers in 1627 aboard their 'Fluyt' class vessel "Gulden Zeepaard" (Golden Seahorse).

The winery is named after this magnificent landmark to pay respect not only to the natural beauty of the region, but also in recognition of the extreme influence of the Southern Ocean on the area's viticulture. The rugged coastline is home to some stunning white beaches, sheltered coves and great rock climbing sites.

West Cape Howe Wines is owned by a partnership including Gavin Berry (until 2004, senior winemaker at Plantaganet), and viticulturist, Rob Quenby. It was founded in 1997 and soon became one of the fastest growing wine brands in Western Australia, now producing around 60,000 cases annually. Over time, it has acquired some of the oldest vineyard resources in the state, giving it unrivalled access to the best and most consistent quality fruit that the cool Great Southern wine region has to offer.

West Cape Howe's driving philosophy is to make delicious wines of harmony, balance, structure and flavour - wines that people love to drink.

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