8691 West Swan Road, Henley Brook Open Cellar Door, Wed - Sun 10am - 5pm, ph 9296 3444 Region Swan Valley Est. 1999 Owner Neil Head Winemaker Liam Clarke Annual Crush 40 Tonnes Wine Distribution Chesters Restaurant, Cellar Door, online, mail Order Varieties grown Semillon, Chardonnay, Viognier, Chenin Blanc, Verdelho, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz.
Winemaker Profile - Liam Clarke
Bachelor of Science (Oenology & Viticulture), Curtin University
2002 - 2007: Oakover Wines Swan Valley:
* Employed as Cellar Door Attendant for 9 months until winery built.
* Began winemaking career as a cellar hand progressively promoted to cellar supervisor, assistant winemaker and finally winemaker.
* Crushed in excess of 1000 tonnes annually for Oakover and contract winemaking clients.
2007 - Present: Heafod Glen Wines Swan Valley
* Employed as head winemaker and vineyard manager.
This is a hands-on role with Liam performing all winemaking duties and the majority of vineyard work. Pruning and picking being the exceptions due to logistical reasons.
Wine making Philosophy:
Liam firmly believes in allowing a variety and region to express itself in the wine. He sees that his function as a winemaker is to encourage and facilitate a natural expression of these aspects.