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Higher Plane Wines

165 Warner Glen Road, Forest Grove WA 6286, Australia
Region: Margaret River 08 9755 9000 http://higherplanewines.com.au
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  • Winery Contact:
    Mark Messenger
  • Winemaker:
    Mark Messenger

About our winery:

Higher Plane is a family owned vineyard established to create handcrafted, precise wines, a genuine expression of their origin. The vineyard is in the pristine southern Forest Grove sub-region of Margaret River and was chosen for its gravelly soils and superior location. Our vines are pruned by hand and managed to produce low yields. The fruit is then hand picked and made into wine with minimal intervention. We produce elegant and intense wines.

Three things to love about us:

1. Higher Plane wines have achieved numerous medals and accolades for continually producing outstanding quality wines. 2. Our small quantities allow our winemaking team to invest considerable time and effort into ensuring the fruit is handled with respect and care. 3. We specialise in varietals classic to the Margaret River region, our wines show exactly why Margaret River is a world renown wine region, able to stand alongside the very best wines of the world.

What makes us unique:

We produce our wines with minimal intervention ensuring that the fruit speaks for itself. Our 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon won not only two Gold medals but was also awarded five Trophies at the 2010 Perth Royal Wine Show.

Our awards:

2011 Higher Plane Chardonnay - Gold Medal 2013 Perth Royal Show - “Whole bunch pressed direct to French oak barrels for fermentation and 10 months lees contact, the wine a best barrels selection. In the modern Australian style, tightly focused on the fruit rather than the oak, white peach/grapefruit with natural acidity all coalescing on the long palate.”95 Points James Halliday Wine Companion 2014 Edition2011 Higher Plane Sauvignon Blanc - “Hand-picked and whole bunch-pressed direct to barrel for fermentation and 10 months lees contact. A final barrel selection was made of a notably fresh, crisp & lively wine, with bell-clear varietal fruit expression and well integrated oak. Astute winemaking.”94 Points James Halliday Wine Companion, 2014 Edition2009 Higher Plane Cabernet Sauvignon - Trophy Top 100 Blue Gold 2013 Sydney International Wine Competition, Gold 2011 Sydney Royal Wine Show, Gold 2011 National Wine Show of Australia, Gold 2011 Qantas Wine Show of Australia, Gold 2011 Small Winemakers Show of Australia - “Deep garnet; lifted and fragrant pure black fruit bouquet, showing cassis and roasted meat complexity; the palate is unctuous and laden with sweet fruits, soft on entry and firming up on the long finish. Was one of five wines to win gold medals in the Cabernet Sauvignon Trophy class, National Wine Show ‘11.” 95 points 2013 James Halliday Wine Companion

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