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Mr Barval Fine Wines

7 days, 11am -5pm
7087 Caves Rd, Margaret River WA 6286
Coming from Margaret River you will head south down Caves Road. Our gateway is past the Redgate and Caves Road intersection 2km on the left side. Follow the tree lined driveway to the cellar door and winery on the hill.
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The smallest production winery on the most stunning location in Margaret River. Join husband and wife team at Mr Barval Fine Wines for a glass of wine or two overlooking the Calgardup lake. Create a gourmet platter with their selected local cheeses and produce or bring your own picnic.

The philosophy behind their wines and driving their decisions for them is a very classical and traditional one. They are focused on the classic varieties of Margaret River – Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. They are aiming to produce the wines in a very traditional, old world manner to allow for their own individual voices to be heard most clearly, not to be the bearers of a heavy winery fingerprint. Purity of fruit, balance, elegance and delicacy. These are all focus points for their production. Doing everything possible to achieve fruit quality at harvest as close to perfection as possible is the cornerstone of their fine wines. They work with leading growers located on favourable vineyard sites and do everything they can to ensure the fruit that arrives at the winery is in optimum condition.

So what does this mean exactly?
It means that they only work with indigenous yeasts which arrive on the skin of the grapes and bunches from the individual vineyard where they were harvested and then are encouraged to ferment those very same grapes. Through using the traditional technique of making a petit cuvee where a crate or two of perfect bunches, with not a blemish on them, are selectively harvested a week or so prior to harvest and crushed, in this case by hand, and a small and strong ferment begins. This highly active indigenous yeast ferment is added to the rest of the grapes when they arrive at the winery and allows for a sometimes slow to initiate wild ferment to begin far more rapidly. To more practical matters, all of their fruit is processed in a basket press. This is the gentlest way of pressing grapes as there is no tumbling of stalks and skins involved which can extract harsh elements from the grapes themselves. The white grapes are all basket pressed as whole bunches with no destemming occurring at all. The resulting juice, whilst being lower in yield than if you were to destem the fruit, runs from the press truly bright and clear and is immediately transferred to barrels for ferment.

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Google Reviews

30
Jan
2021
Lovely family owned winery. Cozy Cellar Door with nice views to the vineyards and the river. Mistral is their distinctive wine, a special blend of viognier and marsanne. Their wines sell out fast (limited quantity) so try to visit between January - March. Dog friendly. Juan Gervasio
14
Feb
2021
A beautiful setting and a lovely family winery who are extremely friendly. We got the whole winery to ourselves and I felt like our experience was extremely personal and romantic. All of the wines are exception but the BEST Nebbiolo I've ever had in my life. If you're in Margs, do yourself a favour and visit Mr Barval! Also buy yourself alot of wine because once they run out, that's it. Shaylee Hohapata
25
Feb
2021
Excellent service by sarah who was a true wine enthusiast full of knowledge and kindness to show us how the wine was made! We bought 2 wines and will be most likely buying online in the future due to the deliciousness of their wine, thank you so much for your time! Best winery we have been too. From declan and jinyoung A+ itallian style wine Jinyoung Park
19
Dec
2020
Candy was great and so much fun taking us through the tasting journey, and i couldnt resist leaving without the top notch rose. David Gulliford
17
Jan
2021
We attended here on Saturday (16-1-21) for an event our friend had managed to get some tickets for. We had an excellent time here! Very nice and clean venue with an amazing view that over looks a valley that houses a Dam. Their selection of their wines were good. I really wanted to get sauvignon riserva but they didn't have any left. We had tried the rest of their other reds which had excellent taste, lovely texture and so on. Highly recommend their nebbia & cabernet merlot! Ben Shuttleworth
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