After almost 3 years of maturation on yeast lees in bottle, we have now launched our first Methode Champenoise sparkling wine.
This is a fine, dry and elegant style of sparkling wine produced from Heydon Estate’s exceptional single-estate Chardonnay. It offers a fresh bouquet of honeysuckle, citrus and honeydew melon. The palate reveals a deliciously fine and creamy bead, crunchy apple, nashi pear and citrus blossom with subtle hints of brioche, cashew nut and savoury lees character. It has a delicate mineral finish.
Pair with smoked salmon and cream cheese blinis, freshly shucked oysters and long brunches!
Download Tasting Notes for more information.
Join Heydon Estate on Easter Saturday for a sundowner event to celebrate the launch of The Declaration Blanc de Blancs 2015. Click here for more details.
(22 March, 2018)
Our website now has a completely fresh new look and functionality.
Visitors to the site can now download detailed Tasting Notes on all our current wines, as well as lists of Awards & Reviews. In time, we will also add Tasting Notes for past vintages for those customers that enjoy cellaring our wines.
Visitors are also able to join The Long Room Cellar Club via the new site to benefit from 20% discount on all wine purchases, free delivery within Australia (purchases of 12+ bottles), twice yearly shipments delivered direct (choice of 3 wine packs) and exclusive access to pre-release and museum wines.
We welcome your feedback re the new website!
(22 March, 2018)
Vintage 2019 was a cool and labour-intensive season but the results were worth it for beautiful chardonnay, concentrated Sauvignon Blanc, spicy Shiraz and aromatic Cabernet Sauvignon.
Cooler than average temperatures during Spring and Summer, coupled with less sun and an increase in humidity during ripening made canopy management critical to mitigate disease pressure and optimise sun exposure for the fruit.
With these conditions, a fastidious and regular leaf plucking program was vital. The success of this enabled us to harvest ripe, clean fruit with slightly lower alcohol and great natural acidity.
Marri Blossom was non-existent throughout the region, similar to 2015, which resulted in bird pressure and a full netting program. Harvest started approximately three weeks later than the last 10 year average in mid to late February.
Chardonnay was picked with slightly lower alcohol, high acidity and lovely flavour ripeness. Sauvignon Blanc blocks that were plucked and allowed to ripen with patience are looking fantastic. Shiraz has a cool climate spiciness to it, while Cabernet is rather aromatic with well-preserved colour due to no extremes of heat and long ripening allowing tannins to soften.
Launch of Heydon Estate’s The Declaration Blanc de Blancs
Join Heydon Estate on Easter Saturday for a sundowner event to celebrate the launch of The Declaration Blanc de Blancs 2015.
Visitors are invited to stop by to taste Heydon Estate’s range of awarded single-vineyard wines, including newly launched The Declaration Blanc de Blancs 2015; a deliciously fine, dry and elegant style of sparkling wine. Enjoy views across the vineyard, tasty canapes and live music courtesy of Viv Booker’s classy jazz trio – all with glass in hand of course!
Attractive discounts will be offered on the day for those who wish to take home The Declaration Blanc de Blancs 2015.
There is no charge to attend this celebration and all are welcome.
Date: Easter Saturday 31st March
Time: 4.00pm to 5.30pm
Venue: Heydon Estate Cellar Door, 325 Tom Cullity Drive, Cowaramup
RSVP: Wednesday 28th March (for catering)
Contact: Mary by email or mobile 0408 593 778
(19 March, 2018)
Heydon Estate held its fifth annual vertical tasting last Sunday (a Gourmet Escape fringe event). Guests swirled and savoured six vintages of The Willow Chardonnay – looking at 2009 through to 2014 vintages.
The earlier vintages were starting to show more developed stone fruit and tropical fruit characters, layered with delicious nutty, honeyed notes, whilst still showing impressive freshness; a testament to just how well our flagship Chardonnay can age.
We enjoyed cool yet sunny conditions, perfect for a lazy afternoon tasting alongside our vines, whilst enjoying the dulcet tones of local jazz singer Cassandra Charlick. Thanks to all those who attended and supported this annual event!
(23 November, 2017)
Awarded to Heydon Estate W.G. Grace Cabernet Sauvignon
We are thrilled to announce that Heydon Estate was awarded the prestigious Langton’s Trophy for Best Wine of Provenance for the W.G. Grace Cabernet Sauvignon at the Margaret River Wine Show Gala Dinner last Thursday.
This trophy is awarded to the top performing set of three wines of the same label across three different vintages. The first wine must be a current vintage, the second wine must be 5-7 years older and the third wine 8+ years older. Heydon Estate’s winning set comprised the 2014, 2008 and 2005 vintages of the W.G. Grace Cabernet Sauvignon. We are honoured to accept this very special accolade and believe that it confirms Heydon Estate’s status as one of the most consistent, top performing producers of quality Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon. We’d also like to acknowledge the extraordinary talents of our winemaker, Mark Messenger, without which this trophy would not have been possible.
Our current vintage on sale is the 2012:
• $75 per 750mL bottle, available online.
• $60 per 750mL bottle for Cellar Club members only.
• $180 per 1500mL magnum, available by special order.
Contact Mary on 0408 593 778 or by email for special orders.
(6 November, 2017)
We are thrilled to announce that Heydon Estate’s The Willow Chardonnay 2013 has just been awarded the Max Lake Chardonnay Trophy. This prestigious trophy was presented to the top Chardonnay at the 2017 Australian & NZ Boutique Winemakers Show trophy presentation lunch, held at the Shangri-La Hotel in Sydney last Friday 4 August.
The Willow 2013 is available for purchase at $60/bottle or use discount code trophy2017 to access your 10% discount ($54/bottle), valid until the end of August. Limited stocks are available, so we wanted to be sure to get in quick and let our mail subscribers know of this fantastic accolade!
(9 August, 2017)