Gralyn Estate

2001 Shiraz Cabernet - Equal Top Wine - Worlds Greatest Shiraz Challenge

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Equal Top Wine - World's Greatest Shiraz Challenge

Equal Top Wine - World's Greatest Shiraz Challenge

Our 2001 Shiraz Cabernet has done it again! Equal top wine in The World’s Greatest Shiraz Challenge in the latest issue of Winestate Magazine.
[September 2021]

This award winning shiraz blend has aged gracefully - achieving 5 Stars and 98 points in both The 2015 and 2021 World's Greatest Shiraz Challenge. In the latest competition it was equal top to Penfolds Grange and Henschke Hill of Grace - a great accolade for an 'aged' Margaret River wine from one of the region's smallest, but most highly regarded boutique wineries. 

SHOP - 2001 Shiraz Cabernet

"A beautifully matured wine. Makes you think of a comfortable old leather chair. It is generous and brooding and drinking very well right now."
98 Points Winestate Magazine - Worlds Greatest Shiraz Challenge 2021

“An exceptional group of concentrated wines.” Agreed the judges. “I have not seen a better flight of shiraz and syrah wines with such a lovely level of elegance and concentration.” said one judge. “These are not over extracted and show beautiful balance of expensive, appropriately handled oak, with the expressive fruit.” “Again the aged wines showed their pedigree, fabulous wines of great character and consistency.” Said another.
Judges comments, Winestate Magazine - Worlds Greatest Shiraz Challenge 2021

“Lovely example of the great Aussie blend. It is still amazingly bright and alive, beautifully complex with a perfect, seamless palate.”
5 Stars Winestate Magazine - World’s Greatest Shiraz Challenge 2015

“An awesome class of iconic wines. Here we see delivery of harmonious, intense wines with length and complexity but above all - drinkability!”
Judge, Winestate Magazine - World's Greatest Shiraz Challenge 2015

World's Greatest Shiraz Challenge featuring Gralyn Estate's 2001 Shiraz Cabernet - Equal Top Wine With Hill Of Grace and Grange  
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A focus on soil health, microbiology and organic principles

A focus on soil health, microbiology and organic principles

Friday saw the last of our Cabernet Sauvignon vines pruned and wrapped. As we move into Spring and temperatures rise, our vines respond with amazing vigour. A carefully curated program in our vineyard, focuses on soil health, microbiology and organic principles, to maintain vine health. We look forward to seeing this season unfold…

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10.30am - 4.30pm
Caves Road, Wilyabrup

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Best Experiences In Margaret River...

Best Experiences In Margaret River...

We are thrilled to be featured in the latest Gourmet Traveller magazine shining a light on the best experiences in Margaret River… Thanks Samantha Payne for visiting us and sharing our story… Spring Issue out now, pick up a copy and read the full article… 

‘The River Wild’ - A trip to Margaret River promises a wine and food lovers Paradise as the region experiences a resurgence following last years upheaval writes Samantha Payne.

Margaret River’s community and hospitality industry have always been tight, there’s new life flowing through the area as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has seen everyone come together to support one another and focus on what makes the area special.

The realisation that Margaret River would be closed to international visitors - and the rest of Australia - was a significant blow to locals, who rely heavily on tourists, the pause allowed them to think honestly about the services and produce they were providing to the public.

Scott and Annette Baxter from Gralyn Estate know better than most the power of community support. Annette’s parents, who first opened Gralyn’s door to the public in 1978 - becoming Margaret River’s first commercial cellar door - were largely unknown in the region before that.

The history of camaraderie within the area is what they’re celebrating with the upcoming reopening of the original cellar door space in September. “Annette and I are proud to carry the Gralyn Estate story forward, introducing another generation of visitors to the estate.” says Scott. “We are both excited to share our little piece of Margaret River history, giving guests an idea fo what it would have been like back in 1978, tasting the first wines in the then-emerging Margaret River wine region,: he says. Sometimes when change is thrust upon us, it is about embracing the old and bringing it to life in a new way.

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The Best Experiences In Margaret River - Gralyn Estate's Cellar Door and Fortified Wines

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Winter Pruning...

Winter Pruning...
Winter Pruning
The removal of old canes and wood from our 46 year old vines is a very careful process… Pruning at Gralyn Estate is not a race, all work is performed by hand; each and every vine requires individual attention ensuring we produce fruit of the highest quality.

We are half way through pruning our Cabernet Sauvignon and the cool wet winter has provided excellent dormancy and topped up our soil profile nicely.

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Our Vintage Port has a long history...

Our Vintage Port has a long history...

Our Vintage Port has a long history… When we first opened our doors in 1978, our ports were a big hit with the surfing and fishing community. Gralyn was the first stop for many in their search for ‘something special’ along the raw and untamed Leeuwin-Naturaliste coast.

Vintage Port has the ability to age for many years in the bottle.  We have cellared each and every vintage dating back to 1978, preserving a piece of Margaret River wine history.

Our current release is the 2018 Vintage Fortified, (image below) made from Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon.  Inky crimson in colour with a complex bouquet and silky palate of mulberry and blackberry.

Get in touch if you are seeking a special vintage year. We have a comprehensive back catalogue of wines available... info@gralyn.com.au 

 Gralyn Estate Vintage Fortified
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Limited Release - 2012 Black Label Shiraz

Limited Release - 2012 Black Label Shiraz
2012 Black Label Shiraz

Vivid dark crimson in colour, fragrant with black fruits, cedar and spice aromas. The palate is elegant and vibrant with spice, blackberry, ripe plum and cherry flavours. Fine savoury tannins support a long, persistent finish. 

This is a remarkable wine produced from a small estate planting of 0.75ha. Established in 1975 these old vines have been producing award winning cool climate Margaret River Shiraz for many years. Organic vineyard practices and increased soil microbiology is rewarding us with Shiraz in perfect balance.

Available to taste and purchase from our Cellar Door or online via our website.

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Vintage 2021

Vintage 2021

It was a wild ride to the finish line here in Margaret River!

We harvested our Cabernet Sauvignon over the weekend of the 9th and 10th of April with multiple cyclones brewing off the north west coast. We were fortunate to have our fruit in good condition, with full flavour and ripe tannins ready for harvest. We assembled a small team of locals to assist with our handpick and conditions couldn't have been better, it was clear skies and sunshine until the last bucket was lifted. Cyclone Seroja ended up crossing the coast the following evening, bringing 58mm of rain to the estate over 24hrs. The region experienced one of its most abrupt ends to vintage we can recall. We are very thankful to all those who helped us wrap up vintage 2021.

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Artizan Rare Muscat wins best fortified wine at 2020 ANZ Boutique Wine Show

Artizan Rare Muscat wins best fortified wine at 2020 ANZ Boutique Wine Show
The Artizan Rare Muscat has just been awarded the Trophy for best fortified wine at the Australian & New Zealand Boutique Wine Awards. This latest award celebrates the quality of this outstanding wine. With a total of 10 trophies, the Artizan Rare Muscat is regarded as one of Australia’s best.

Golden amber in colour. Intense flavours of butterscotch, raisin and toffee sustain a long, clean finish. This limited release has the stamp of a true Artizan - handcrafted and unique.

Available to taste and purchase from our Cellar Door or buy online.

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Watch our latest video - Wilyabrup Valley

Watch our latest video - Wilyabrup Valley

The Wilyabrup Valley is a place of unparalleled beauty where the forest meets the sea.

We have been farming this land since 1968. The Wilyabrup brook carves its way through the property and offers a vital source of water for the farm and habitat for wildlife.

In 1975 we established a 4.5ha vineyard. The vines are now mature - forty five years old, non-irrigated and planted on some of the finest gravelly loam soils in the Wilyabrup region.

The quality of the fruit being produced is exceptional, with organic vineyard practices producing grapes with perfect balance, intense flavour and fine ripe tannins - essential building blocks for great wine.

Visit us… we are open daily, we would love to share more of our story with you on your next visit to Gralyn Estate

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The perfumed aromas are deliciously seductive...

The perfumed aromas are deliciously seductive...

A new release from our cellar...

2013 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Available to taste and purchase from Cellar Door or online via our website.

“There is a degree of understatement about this outstanding cabernet that I find really appealing. The fruit is intense, but not overpowering. It sits beautifully on the palate and, with the chalky tannins and fine-grained oak, builds inexorably to a very long finish. The perfumed aromas are deliciously seductive. Lovely wine.” 96/100

Ray Jordan, The West Australian Wine Guide

 

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