Bellarmine Wines

Pemberton, Western Australia

Bellarmine Wines is one of the Top 100 Wineries of Australia as rated by renowned wine writer and judge, James Halliday. Bellarmine produces all estate grown wines and our passion is for creating the best wines possible. Bellarmine is located in the pristine high quality cool climate region of Pemberton, South-Western Australia.

20 hectares of the magnificent 220 hectare Bellarmine property are planted with vines. Varieties include Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Merlot, and Petit Verdot. Since the first vintage in 2004, the wines have won numerous awards and are now exported all over the world.

Featured Wine

2012 Bellarmine Shiraz

In April 2015, ranked by James Halliday as one of "five wines that belong in the holy grail" with a rating of 96 points!  Described as "An elegant, finely structured, medium-bodied shiraz; red cherry and plum fruits dance across the mouth, silky tannins of the highest quality adding a dimension to the delicious flavours of the fruit. One of those wines giving as much pleasure today as will in 10 years' time."

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cool - unique - elegant

The Bellarmine name comes from wine jugs used in the 16th century to carry wine which was safer to drink than water in those times. The jugs had an etching of a bearded man thought to be Cardinal Bellarmino. He was the cardinal who separated the churches so that King Henry 8th could get a divorce. Thus the jugs became known as Bellarmine jugs.

Each wine label has an etching from the jugs and Willi has collected antiques since he was 12 years old so he has a large collection of these Bellarmine jugs as well as many other wine antiques including glasses and bottles.