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Cape Mentelle Behind The Scenes Tour

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    Arrival at the cellar door by 11.20am for an 11.30am start. You are welcomed by our tour guide and HiVis Vests are offered to be worn for safety. 5 minutes

    The tour guide leads the group across the public carpark and into the Wallcliffe cabernet sauvignon vineyard established in 1970. The location of Cape Mentelle is discussed along with the current viticultural practices that highlight the wine style created through our maritime regionality. Standing amongst the third planted vineyard in the Margaret River region sharing stories created by the vision of Founder David Hohnen and his brothers is both informative and visually breathtaking. 20 minutes

    At 11.55am we leave the vineyard and walk back towards the cellar door and across to the winery. Climbing a set of stairs into the red cellar, we head to the fruit receival area where during vintage one can see the grapes being processed. The differences between white and red grape processing is highlighted with visual points of reference when appropriate and available in the working winery environment.  10 minutes

    We walk back out of the red ferment cellar and into the barrel hall, which holds all our wines that are maturing in oak barriques. The wine making process i.e. primary and secondary fermentation along with the importance of oak selection, integration and the use of a Nomblott egg is discussed. 10 minutes

    We then walk to the white cellar which can have many hoses, pumps and ladders to be aware of in order to taste out of tank a parcel of juice or unfinished wine that shows a point of interest relevant to the time of the year. 10 minutes

    The tour guide then leads the group carefully through to the historic cellar built in 1977 where several original large French oak vats stand proudly in the first registered rammed earth building in Western Australia. 5 minutes

    To complete the walking component of the tour you will then visit the original cabernet cellar which showcases 150 oak barriques surrounded by our historical timeline in a rammed earth setting. This is the venue for our annual International Cabernet Tasting benchmarking our current flagship Cabernet Sauvignon amongst 20 other cabernets from countries such as France, Italy, United States and Australia.

    The current release wines are then tasted in the cellar door which adjoins the cabernet cellar. This completes the experience. 30 minutes

    Children under the age of 5 years are not able to participate.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Cape Mentelle Cellar Door
    Departure Time
    11:30 AM
    Duration
    1h 20m
    Inclusions
    • Wine tasting
    • Local guide
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    Exclusions
    • Transportation to/from attractions
    • Lunch
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Minimum age is 5 years
    • A maximum of 10 people per booking
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately with closed in toed flat shoes
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    A great hour spent with Rachel Kerr taking us through the Cape Mentelle story and varieties. Spent a lot of time accommodating different pallets. Definitely worth including on the itinerary when visiting Margaret River. Look forward to receiving my first Mentelle Collection!
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    Response from Julie S, Public Relations Manager at Cape Mentelle Behind The Scenes Tour
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Dear Reece, It is always a delight to receive a 5 star review and Rachel certainly endeavors to accommodate everyone on her 'behind the scenes' tours! I trust that you will enjoy our wines whilst entertaining with family and friends and we look forward to welcoming you back to our cellar door! Best wishes Julie
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    This is one of the best winery tours, with a very welcoming team (book in advance !) sharing their enthusiasm about the history, processes and developments of the winery. It is nicely complemented by a wine tasting session. The dedication, sense of detail and perfectionism of
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    Response from Julie S, Public Relations Manager at Cape Mentelle Behind The Scenes Tour
    Responded 1 Jun. 2019
    Dear DVHK, It is always so rewarding for our team to receive a 5 star review about our 'Behind the Scenes Tour and Tasting'! An experience created to share with you the seasonality of the vineyard and how our winemakers craft the wines to reflect the purity of fruit from each vintage. Enjoy drinking our wines from a different perspective having been fully immersed into our philosophies at Cape Mentelle! Best wishes, Julie
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    About the operator

    This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

    By: Cape Mentelle Wines
    emlohmedical
    Sydney, Australia
    826
    Nice cellar door, lovely wines
    Pleasant grounds which doubles as an outdoor theater in January. No playground for the kids but a nice cellar door
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    Reece C
    104
    Great wine tasting experience
    A great hour spent with Rachel Kerr taking us through the Cape Mentelle story and varieties. Spent a lot of time
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    Andy S
    Clanfield, United Kingdom
    421132
    Awesome Range of Wines
    One of the best wineries to visit in the Margaret River - a really varied and interesting selection of wines in
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    Alice R
    Glenorchy, Australia
    1516280
    Impressive from the get go.
    Great wines that can be a little expensive, a good tasting experience with a knowledgeable host. Beautiful wine
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    Kristy
    Sydney, Australia
    30
    The best winery experience
    We had the pleasure of experiencing the “Behind the scenes tour with food and wine pairing” at Cape Mentelle,
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    JoshiS_14
    Bengaluru, India
    2610
    Beautiful property.Great Wine!
    We took a wine tasting tour in Cape Mantel. Our guide-Rachel-was very jolly and took us thru the entire process of
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    infoMelbourne
    Melbourne, Australia
    10341
    Surprise winery
    We rushed to get here after a day out and about. Thank goodness we did. The winery has such a great name and we
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    Cheryl Capaul
    10
    Fabulous experience a must do!
    Our experience of the Cape Mentelle Vineyard was such a wonderful time for us, with our guide answering all our
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    CarterWilson
    15446
    Nice winery
    Very quite the day we were there. Which was good for us! The lady working there was very friendly, helpful and
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    JamesfromToodyay
    10
    Special
    Kate guided us around the vineyard, vats and barrel room with a non scripted eruption of information. Bless her
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    • Cape Mentelle Wines
    • Duration: 1h 20m
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    • Languages Offered: English
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