The end of winter is the perfect time to rug up and spend your Saturday tasting wine from the Great Southern Region, with Castelli Estate’s Urban Cellar door in Myaree offering you the full wine tasting experience without the five-hour drive to their Denmark winery.
Sam and Maria Castelli hail from an abundant country village in Italy’s Lazio region, but rather than the sunflowers, grain or corn, it was their hometown’s vineyards that inspired the couple’s purchase of an 120-acre farm upon the slopes of Mt Shadforth in Denmark, WA, in 2004.
The property was bought with a semi-complete winery, which was completed by the family with much love and care over the next two years.
Winemaker Mike Garland has been part of the team since Castelli Estate’s first vintage, bringing to life what is one now one of the state’s most promising boutique wine brands.
“Mike is passionate about producing wines that are well balanced and structured,” says Sam Castelli.
“We have over 28 wines that we produce, from the classic Shiraz and Chardonnay to small batch Fume Blanc, Tempranillo and Gewürztraminer.”
The winery has just celebrated its 10th vintage and has taken out countless awards, medals and trophies throughout the last decade, winning critical acclaim from Australia’s top wine journalists including Ray Jordan’s “Most Promising Producer” and the coveted James Halliday ratings; “5 Star Winery”, “Best by Region”, and “Best Value Winery”.
The Urban Cellar Door is open every Saturday from 11am – 5pm for you to be part of the experience.