Plantagenet was the first winery in the Great Southern Region of Western Australia and has developed an enviable reputation for producing elegant wines with complexity, finesse and balance since 1975. From small beginnings Plantagenet is now one of the most well respected Western Australian wineries, consistently producing quality wines for nearly 30 years. Fruit for many of the wines is sourced from the oldest vineyards in the region.
The winery is located in the heart of Mt Barker township which is 350km south of the Western Australian capital of Perth. The wines reflect the complexities of the cool climate of the Great Southern region.
Plantagenet also produces wines under other brand names, at Martinez we also stock a selection of their Omrah and Hellfire Bay ranges.
Their Omrah vineyard was named after the striking and luxurious SS Omrah. The ocean liner spent 18 years sailing to and from Albany, Western Australia, ferrying settlers and soldiers to and from those shores.
The Omrah Range are full flavoured, fruit driven wines with complexity, finesse, balance and are good value for money having won many medals in the 5 years since they were launched.
Hellfire Bay was named by early immigrants to Western Australia after they sailed through St. Elmo’s fire. The Hellfire Bay wines are made at Plantagenet with fruit sourced from various vineyards in Western Australia. Their aim has always been to over-deliver on the quality of these wines, and we are happy this has been achieved. They have wonderful fruit intensity and as a result haven’t had to resort to residual sugar, as too many wines at this price level do. The oak handling is evident but it adds richness and intensity rather than masking inferior fruit.