Mr Barval Fine Wines

Star 4.8 (5 Google reviews)
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7 days, 11am -5pm

Mr Barval Fine Wines

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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Mr Barval Fine Wines

7087 Caves Rd, Margaret River WA 6286

Reviews

Star 4.8 (5 Google reviews)
Big Unit 05 June 2021

Hands down the absolute best winery Margaret River has to offer. Some of the finest hand crafted wines in the industry, at an extremely affordable cost, amazing staff with unbelievable service who provide a very welcoming and homely experience. Fantastic location, lovely view, dog friendly, marvello...

Laurie Giles 16 April 2021

This was a nice new experience for a Margaret River vineyard. I came without any prior knowledge on the wines, we stopped by because it was on the way back to our air bnb from lunch. This is one of the smallest operations in the area, their wines are seeing a lot more love than some of the bigger pl...

Whitney May Williamson 16 May 2021

Rarely do I go to a winery and love every wine I taste. The staff were so knowledgeable and lovely and the setting is beautiful. A great spot for a off the beaten track and boutique experience.

Cécile Godfrind 19 July 2021

We went during winter, it was so warm and cozy during a rainy day, with a large cheese and terrine plater from local farmer od Margaret river. What a good time we had !