Arlewood Estate

Star 4.8 (32 Google reviews)

Arlewood Estate

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Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 11am.
A 10 minute drive south of Margaret River on Bussell Hwy. You can also ride your bike or walk to Arlewood on the Wadandi Track, 35 minutes from Margaret River and 15 minutes from Witchcliffe.
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In 2009, Garry Gosatti and family jumped at the opportunity to acquire a small project vineyard south of Margaret River. Previously spending 10+ years at the original Arlewood in Wilyabrup which was established in 1984. Fast forward to 2020, the Gosatti's spend their days refining the 6 hectare Forest Grove vineyard. Most recently planting 6 rows of Nebbiolo (a nod to his northern Italian heritage) and grafting 19 rows of Gin Gin Chardonnay. The farm is also home to a small flock of Wiltshire sheep, some rowdy geese, a couple of horses and 200 wild olive trees.
The family vineyard is driven by their Italian heritage where their great grandfather was capo of the cooperativa winery in his home town in Valtellina, in the far north of Italy. Today, Garry's two sons Jordan and Adrian run the vineyard with much of the work done by their own hands, tending the vines to control vigour and crop load for grapes of intense flavour.

A flock of Wiltshire sheep are used in the vineyard for grass and weed control and removing the natural habitat of many pests. They are also used for leaf removal and canopy exposure. This means less herbicide, less pesticide, less tractor miles. The ever-increasing gaggle of geese are being trained to walk the vine rows feeding on snails, weevils, and other vine pests.

The winemaking approach is similar. Hand picked, gentle pressing, minimal filtration. 

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Arlewood Estate

679 Calgardup Rd, Forest Grove WA 6286, Australia

Reviews

Star 4.8 (32 Google reviews)
Brodie Edwards 18 November 2022

Had our first cellar door tasting experience with Paris today and it was amazing. After falling in love with European wines over the past few years whilst living between Portugal and the uk we thought Arlewood sounded like the best fit to our tastes. It really didn't disappoint, we went on a Friday and were blessed with a one on one session with Paris. The wine and chocolate pairing was divine. 5 stars easily earnt it was a great day can't recommend highly enough.

Sam Law 10 September 2022

Amazing little family run vineyard. Well worth the trip to detour off the big wineries. And they have sheep!

Matt Warwick 04 December 2022

Thankyou so much to Paris for hosting me, a great atmosphere and awesome selection of wines. I called ahead to reserve and couldn’t be easier Met some great people during the tasting and learnt a fair amount about wines. Could’ve stayed for hours with a few more bottles. The chocolate matched really well to the wines and was a really relaxed atmosphere. Can, Aus & UK at one table Thankyou again I will return Matt x

Martin L 07 November 2022

Family-run business with an intimate cellar door. Fume blanc and La Bratta Chardonnay are standouts. Thanks for the kind hospitality, Paris!