Dickinson Estate Wines are produced from selected fruit from the Dickinson Estate Vineyard in the beautiful Blackwood Valley Wine Region, nestled in the heart of the South West of Western Australia.
Undoubtedly the most scenic wine region in the state of Western Australia, the Blackwood Valley is home to 19 wine producers and 50 vineyards.
With plantings in excess of 450 hectares of premium varieties, the most prominent varieties of the region include Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot. Vines were first planted in the Blackwood Valley over 40 years ago and the region has been producing exceptional quality fruit and wines ever since.
The unique flavours of the area are characterized with earthy undertones in the Cabernet and Shiraz and golden honey flavours in the white wine varieties
The Blackwood Valley enjoys a Mediterranean style climate with reliable rains during winter and early spring followed by an ideal hot and dry, fruit ripening summer. The rains are formed over the Indian Ocean and pass across pollution free farming lands before falling over the vineyard and surrounding hills.
Displays a complex array of dark berries with underlying savoury earthy notes.
The palate has fresh sweet berry fruits of blueberries and spice and a smooth silkiness to balance the fine chewy tannins of the Cabernet.
An elegant perfumed bouquet of bramble fruits and savoury spice.
The palate displays considerable fruit concentration of plum and dark berries. The fine ripe tannins are very well integrated with fruity and savoury characters providing a velvety texture on the palate..
An aroma of gooseberries and guava with a hint of herbaceous notes.The palate features well-integrated natural acidity and fresh varietal flavours of pea pod and herbal characteristics. The wines stunning acidity lifts the freshness of flavours and supports a long, flinty crisp finish.
A lifted bouquet of nectarines and peaches with an underlay of toasty spice.
A small amount of barrel ferment characters add complexity while flavours of citrus and cashew swirl around the palate to give a long flavoursome finish.
LATE HARVEST (Sauvignon Blanc)
An aroma of abundant floral notes with citrus and passionfruit.
The palate zips along with a clean and fresh structure. Sweet fruit characters and roundness fills the mouth.
Dickinson Estate have been rated a 5 Star Winery in the James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2018 edition. This following our 2015 Shiraz and our 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon both receiving a 95 points (gold) rating while our 2016 Chardonnay and 2016 Sauvignon Blanc were given 91 points (silver).
There were over 1,500 entries from 35 countries. The wines were assessed by 22 wine judges over 5 days. All of the wine judges were either born in Asia or live there and are key influencers in the Asian Wine market.
DICKINSON ESTATE Wines entered 4 wines in the general wine section and were awarded 1 Gold Medal, 1 Silver and 2 Bronze. The 4 wines were also entered in the Wine and Food matching section of the Show to win a Gold Medal and Trophy for the “Best Wine with Cantonese Dim Sum” for our 2014 Chardonay. The same wine won a Silver Medal when paired with Kung Pao Chicken. The 2014 Sauvignon Blanc was awarded 3 Silver Medals for pairing with popular Asian dishes Pad Thai, Sashimi and Tempura Shrimp. Our 2013 Shiraz which was awarded a Silver Medal in the general wine section also won 2 Bronze Medals when paired with Braised Abalone and Peking Duck. The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon was entered in just the one food matching class, winning a Bronze Medal when paired with the Braised Abalone Dish.
DICKINSON ESTATE Wines entered our 5 wines in the general wine section and were awarded 3 Silver and 2 Bronze Medals.
The 5 wines were also entered in the wine and food pairing section of the competition, matched with 5 separate Asian dishes, the wines won medals in every pairing with the standout result being for the 2014 Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc, paired with Chinese Hainan Chicken where it won a Gold Medal and the Trophy.
For the third consecutive year, DICKINSON ESTATE entered 4 more wines in the general wine judging section of the HKIWSC to be awarded 2 Silver medals and 2 Bronze medals.
The 4 wines were also entered in the wine and food pairing section where they were matched with 9 Asian dishes to be awarded another 9 Silver and Bronze medals.
In July 2016 Trevor and Mary Dickinson were nominated by the Hong Kong – Australia Business Association for the Business Excellence Award – to recognize significant achievements resulting from plans and actions in the commercial sector to and/or from Hong Kong SAR/China by an Australian organization, in any industry sector.
Trevor and Mary Dickinson of DICKINSON ESTATE Wines were awarded the Trophy for “Business Excellence” between Australia, Hong Kong and China.
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