"The wines made here reflect their origins and regionality
and are consistently among the finest from the region.
The cabernet reaches exceptional heights”
Ray Jordan, The West Australian Wine Guide 2017
A unique wine from the 40+ year-old, low-yielding bush vines of our original Estate Vineyard. It is Australia's leading example of this bold and generous variety.
Presumed to have originated in the Balkans, zinfandel was introduced to the estate vineyard from California in 1974. Zinfandel is a particularly demanding variety to manage in the vineyard where it is prone to unruly behaviour. The rewards are reaped in the cellar, where we honor its Northern American heritage with traditional long maceration techniques and spicy oak to produce this uniquely rich and generous wine that has been a favourite of Cape Mentelle followers for years.