Duke and Hilde Ranson ended their long search for the perfect property to establish their vineyard as their "retirement". The first vine was planted on Duke's 60th birthday, on the 5th August, 1999. When other people think of retirement, Duke and Hilde Ranson started their wine-making careers.
They decided to plant beautiful Riesling, beloved Cabernet Sauvignon (by Duke) and spicy Shiraz. Ten hectares of vines were planted on the 60 hectare farm. ‘Porongurup Pure’ sheep are agisted on the remaining acreage. The vineyard is situated at the foot of the heritage-listed Porongurup Range and also overlooks the Stirling Range to the north. It is a cool climate region producing soft reds and is a premium region for Riesling. The cellar door opened in 2002, to serve their first ever vintage, 2001 Riesling.
These are the wines that are on tasting:
2018 Dukes Magpie Hill Cab Sauv,
2018 Dukes Magpie Hill Shiraz,
2020 Dukes Magpie Hill Riesling & more!
Thursday 17th September, 2020
06:30 pm - 08:00 pm
Only 24 left
42, Bay View Terrace
WA - 6010