Alkoomi Wines, Australia
Below are the details for Alkoomi Wines, Australia.
|Winery Name:||Alkoomi Wines, Australia
|Winemaker(s):||Michael Staniford and Jason Wylie|
|Other Details:||Alkoomi is renowned as a consistent producer of elegant, flavoursome wines of the highest standard.
Merv and Judy Lange are pioneers of the wine industry in the Frankland River district. They planted their first vines in 1971 - Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Malbec - and produced their first wines in 1976.
Today, Alkoomi is the largest family-owned wine producer in Western Australia. The Lange's son Wayne, son-in-law Rod Hallet, daughter Sandy, and daughter-in-law Elaine are all actively involved in the business.
Alkoomi's red wines enjoyed success early on and Alkoomi has continued to produce elegant cabernet, shiraz and cabernet blends. The quality of Alkoomi Riesling has helped establish the reputation of Frankland River as one of the best areas for this variety in Australia and the Sauvignon Blanc is also regarded as one of the best in the country.
The consistently superb varietal flavours across a wide range of Alkoomi wines have been recognised by the doyen of Australian wine writers, James Halliday, awarding Alkoomi a five star rating in his "Guide to the wines of Australia".
Alkoomi's annual production of about 80,000 cases is distributed to all parts of Australia and is exported to more than ten countries in Europe, North America and Asia.
|Appellation(s) / Region(s):||Frankland River
|Contact Details / Location:||The Alkoomi vineyard is located only 80kms inland from the Southern Ocean, resulting in good winter rains and dry ripening months. Summer days and evenings are cooled by fresh sea breezes, enabling ideal slow ripening of grapes. This climatic pattern is very similar to that of the best Bordeaux vintages.
Alkoomi also operates a cellar door at 225 Stirling Terrace, Albany which is open from 10.30am to 5pm daily.
Tel: +61 8 9841 2027
Postal address: RMB 234, Frankland, Western Australia 6396
Tel: +61 8 9855 2229
Fax: +61 8 9855 2284
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