The beautiful and plump red-eared Firetail finches can be difficult to spot in their native habitat in the Jarrah, Marri and Tuart forests. Unique to the southwest of Western Australia, seeing one is always cause for celebration.
While a bit of signage will help you navigate the drive to Firetail’s cellar door, the sense of specialness at arriving is the same. A family affair, owners Rob Glass and Jessica Worrall have five hectares of estate owned vines over the Margaret River and Geographe regions, including their award winning 2016 Sparkling Chardonnay. The Silver Medal winner at the 2022 Australian Sparkling Show is a traditional method sparkling aged for 72 months on lees.
But even if you’re not a sparkling fanatic, it’s worth the drive to Rosa Glen just to experience the space: set deep in the bush, the cellar door building is handcrafted from jarrah and used French oak barrels. That The Berry Farm with its famed scones is right up the road is an added bonus.