Unique in nature, our wines encompass a rich history. In 1956 renowned US viticulturalist Dr Harold Olmo identified the potential of the Frankland River Region to produce premium wines comparable to those of Bordeaux, France. Working two vintages in Bordeaux and touring French vineyards cemented Barrie and Judi’s vision to establish Frankland Estate in 1988..
We make wines that reflect nature rather than the hand of the winemaker. Our belief is that the most significant characteristics of a wine come from the soil and vineyard environment. By nurturing the soil and adopting sustainable practices our wines have a depth, complexity and intensity of flavour.
A Riesling Revival
To bring back the love for one of our region’s most renowned varietals, we will be shining a spotlight on a selection of past vintages that are now exclusively on offer. Shop now to mix and match your own cases of Riesling in this special offer, but be quick! Limited stock available.
OUR FEATURED PRODUCTS
Since 2001 Frankland Estate has produced limited quantities of two additional single vineyard rieslings (Poison Hill & Cooladerra) to complement the Isolation Ridge Vineyard Riesling. The unconventional name of Poison Hill Vineyard is a result of it being located on the slopes of a hill where Heartleaf Clover is found.
Olmo’s Reward is named after Dr Harold Olmo, the Californian viticulturist who in 1956 first identified the potential of the Frankland River region to produce premium wines. Cabernet Franc is the dominant component of Olmo’s Reward, typically malbec, cabernet sauvignon, merlot and petit verdot play minor supporting roles giving additional complexity. A wine with complexity and subtlety yet an impressive underlying power.
The Frankland River region is recognised as one of Australia’s finest shiraz growing regions. The Mediterranean climate of warm days and cold nights, combined with the unique ironstone soil found in our Isolation Ridge Vineyard produces shiraz of power, refinement and finesse. Our Isolation Ridge Vineyard Shiraz aims to capture all the quintessential fruit opulence, black pepper and spice notes for which the region has become renowned.
Riesling wines from the Frankland River region are renowned for their intense varietal flavours and crisp fresh acidity. The Frankland Estate Isolation Ridge Vineyard Riesling is consistently ranked among the best in Australia and has won widespread critical acclaim.