We are thrilled to announce the release of the latest vintages of our wines which again have exceeded our expectations. Please visit our Wines page to place your order.
Duke and Hilde would love to welcome you to their picturesque vineyard in person, but if this is not possible, feel free to 'visit' us on this website.
We have used a few pictures of the bookmarks we always give away with sales of our lovely Porongurup wines.
Duke's Vineyard is situated in Porongurup, near Mt Barker, Western Australia.
With sweeping views of the Porongurup and Stirling Ranges, Duke's offers a million dollar view for you to take in while sampling some of Duke's outstanding Great Southern wines.
We grow Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz grapes in our 10 hectare vineyard.
IAN "DUKE" & HILDE RANSON
Address: PMB 1380, Porongurup Rd
Porongurup, WA 6324
Phone: +61 08 9853 1107
We are slowly getting better scores for our red wines and it appears to be a combination of age and vineyard management. Each year we watch the progress and development of the fruit and each year we think of ways that we can help or improve that development. The result is a slow, steady tweaking of the way we look after each variety and when this is combined with the vines ageing and developing their own level of fruiting, the outcome is a steady improvement in flavours. Our new Riesling vines will start producing this year and we are excited about the quality we think we will get
Scores in Halliday’s 2018 Wine Companion were excellent for Dukes. The highlights are the scores for Magpie Hill Wines. 2016 Riesling 98, 2015 Cab Sav 96 points and 2015 Shiraz 97 points. BOTH the Shiraz and Riesling have been included in Mr Halliday’s TOP 100 wines for the year. Since then we have received a 99 for our 2017 Magpie Hill Riesling. We think this is the first time Halliday has given an Aussie Riesling 99. And of course it sold out overnight.
The 2018 is 6 weeks from picking and hopefully will continue the high standard.