Today contributor Naomi takes us on an adventure to visit Silverstream in Denmark, Western Australia. Grab a glass of wine and sit back and enjoy…
Silverstream is a boutique vineyard found in Western Australia’s Great Southern wine region. The cellar door is just a short drive from the town of Denmark on the very pretty Scotsdale Road.
As we drove up to the cellar door, the driveway is shaded by weeping trees and well-manicured lawns and as you walk up to the cellar door you’re greeted by large floor to ceiling high glass door and freshly cut flowers from the vineyard.
The day we visited, we enjoyed the lovely pink, purple and blue tones of Hydrangea’s which were hand-picked from their vineyard.
Set amongst a stunning backdrop of natural bush, including karri forest, when inside the cellar door you will bask in the natural landscape that this truely Denmark.
About The Silverstream Cellar Door
If you have visited Denmark, you may recognise the cellar door from previous owners Howard Park.
Although I hadn’t visited the cellar door under Howard Park ownership, I have seen the spectacular table that sat in the room when I visited the Howard Park Urban Wine Cellar Door.
It now sits as their centrepiece, which you can see below.
The Howard Park Denmark cellar door tasting table was transported to its new home on Adelaide Terrace, Perth.
I was really impressed by the tastings on offer, including a 2011 Museum Sparkling Chardonnay, 2017 Rose, 2016 Pinot Noir, 2012 Merlot, and a 2007 Reserve Merlot.
In addition, the winery grows Riesling and Cabernet Franc.
I decided to walk away with a bottle of the 2007 Reserve Merlot. I was made aware that there weren’t too many left, so naturally, I had to buy one before they all sold out!
I just loved the presentation from the winery, including the black tissue paper wrap and the large sticker.
I was happy to share this bottle of wine with the Travelling Corkscrew who was in Perth last last year for a quick visit, and Casey was more than happy to try a 12 years old bottle which she thought was tasting pretty good and one of her highlights from raiding our wine cellar.
About The Silverstream Vineyard
Silverstream is split between two locations; the vineyard and the cellar door.
Both locations are shown in the above image, which is the wall directly behind the cellar door counter.
The red dot on the far left is the location of the vineyard, while the red dot to the far right is the cellar door, some 20kms away from one another. The thinner white lines represent many of the major roads including Scotsdale Road and the thicker white lines, the Denmark coastline.
The farm, including the vineyard, was purchased by Tony and Felicity Ruse in 2004 from Lyndsay & Dee Richardson who first developed the vineyard back in 1995.
Tony and Felicity landed on the name Silverstream, in reference to their home near Wellington, New Zealand.
The property is over 40 hectares (9 hectares under vines) in size and consists of a picturesque backdrop, including expansive ocean views to the south and Mt. Franklin to the North-West.
Tour And Taste
I didn’t get a chance to do this on my trip, but if you find yourself in Denmark, this tour sounds great!
Rather than (or maybe in addition to) visiting the cellar door, you can book a tour of the Silverstream vineyard and then enjoy a wine tasting on their deck overlooking the vines.
Best of all, there is no charge. Just make sure to give the team enough notice.