Duke and Hilde Ranson ended their long search for the perfect property to establish their vineyard as their "retirement". The first vine was planted on Duke's 60th birthday, on the 5th August, 1999. We decided to plant beautiful Riesling, beloved Cabernet Sauvignon (by Duke) and spicy Shiraz. We have planted 25 acres of vines on our 160+ acre farm and are running a Suffolk sheep stud on the remaining acreage. Our entire staff consists of the 2 of us, and one extra worker, currently Sarah. Our story has been documented pretty extensively through our very popular newsletters which are released each season.Put Duke's Vineyard and other Porongurup attractions into our Porongurup trip maker tool , and watch your holiday take shape.
Our first vintage in 2001 resulted in a gold medal, the first of many awards including the Best in Show Trophy at the Sydney Royal Wine Show 2006.
Hilde is a successful artist and one of her early projects was to design a tasting area that would be in harmony with the surroundings and make best use of the spectacular views to the Stirling and Porongurup Ranges. The resulting building provides for tastings in a glorious location as well as insulated wine storage and a working gallery. The curved mountain blue cladding is now a landmark on the Porongurup tourist route and fits aesthetically into the landscape.
Duke’s Vineyard is the dream that is now reality and Hilde and Ian remain as enthusiastic about their project as they were on the day they first saw the property.
Duke's Vineyard Reviews
we highly recommend visiting this vineyard. It's wine is superb and hard to get in many places! The sommelier was very friendly and helpful in her explanations. The vineyard is beautiful with gorgeous... more »
I had read about this winery for quite a while before finally making my way there during a trip to Albany. The staff were friendly and knowledgable, the location and setting were beautiful and the cel... more »
Single finest dry Riesling in Australia
If you go to one winery down here- then make it this one.
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