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1 - 12 of 14 Wines By Houghton
Houghton Cabernet Shiraz Merlot 2013
Available by the dozen
The historic Houghton wineworks have been famous for producing regional benchmark wines ever since the inaugural release of 1859. Today, Houghton continues the tradition by consistently delivering award winning efforts of outstanding quality and affable regional charm. The very Australian mix of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Shiraz, collated from some of the finest vineyards in West Australia, is assembled into a generously proportioned, stylishly well rounded and approachable red wine.
$999each
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Houghton can rely upon an impressive portfolio of splendid vineyards to source the best fruit. The estate managed sites are planted to healthy vines trained to yield the most intensely flavoured grapes. Warm daytime temperatures are moderated by cooler evenings that enable the grapes to ripen gradually, achieving vibrant fruit flavours. Cabernet, Merlot and Shiraz are harvested, crushed and separately handled. Parcels are vinified on skins in static fermenters for ten days. Upon completion, components are gently pressed off skins and transferred to a selection of French oak barrels for nine months maturation before being assembled into the finished wine. Alcohol 14.0%
 
Dark red with deep purple hues. Intense aromas of raspberries and plum, cassis, nutmeg and vanilla oak spice. A fruit driven palate of bright red berry flavours, liquorice and bramble berries, seasoned by mint and chocolate notes. Fine chalky tannins lend structure and length. Enjoy with a slow cooked shoulder of lamb or selection of hard cheese.
Houghton Chardonnay 2015
Available by the dozen
Since that first memorable vintage of 1859, the historic Houghton wineworks have been relied upon for an unbroken tradition of the most satisfying West Australian wines. Houghton continue to deliver every year with an impressive range to suit every contemporary taste and discerning palate. Harvests of the finest Chardonnay, collated from the premier viticultural precincts of Margaret and Frankland Rivers, Swan Valley and Gin Gin, are assembled into a stylish young wine with profound regional fruit character, to be enjoyed everyday and at any occasion.
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It is the exacting attention to detail in the vineyard and winery which set Houghton apart, an endowment of the finest fruit crafted by a skilled and dedicated team. Named after an ancient brand trademark and sourced from the choicest West Australian vineyards, the Houghton Stripe range epitomises the flavoursome, vibrant style of Houghton. Grapes are harvested at optimum ripeness gently crushed, batches are chilled to retain bright fruit flavours and gently pressed. Juices are to a controlled vinification at cooler temperatures to enhance the exquisite varietal fruit characters. Upon completion, components are matured for six months on lees to build texture and complexity before assemblage.
 
Brilliant, pale straw hue. Intense primary melon, white peach and lemon citrus notes, almonds and brioche from lees battonage and oak. The palate is fresh and full of flavour, stonefruits and citrus peel notes, lemons and lime, the long and lightly textured palate is seasoned by hints of hazelnut and vanillin spice. Match to creamy prawns gumbo or new england chowder.
Houghton Classic Shiraz 2013
Available by the dozen
Houghton have been making wine for as long as many of the old world's great estates. The peerless quality of their fruit, exacting attention to viticulture, uncompromising excellence in vinification and exquisite balance are qualities which set the wines of Houghton apart. Shiraz was one of Houghton's earliest plantings, a succession of notable viticulturalists and winemakers continued the tradition of developing vines and improving the quality of fruit. The Houghton of today can lay claim to the most splendid Shiraz vineyards in Western Australia.
$999each
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Lieutenant Colonel Richmond Houghton and a syndicate of British Army Officers purchased land in the Swan River Valley circa 1836. The first commercial vintage came in 1859. Under the guidance and custodianship of legendary winemakers, Houghton has continued to flourish and now retains a bounty of vineyards across the length and breadth of Western Australia's winegrowing regions. Shiraz grapes displaying the requisite varietal characteristics and fine tannin structure are gently crushed before being vinifed on skins in static fermenters for several days. Upon completion, components are gently pressed off skins and matured in a selection of French and American oak barrels for up to a year.
 
Brilliant dark red with scarlet hue. Intense fresh fruit characters of raspberry, blueberries and black cherry are beautifully complemented by lifted black pepper, clove spice and subtle hints of cinnamon. The palate is rich and full flavoured, peppery plums dominate, supported by a length of savoury, chalky tannins. A regional classic, one of Australia's favourite Shiraz, enjoy alongside rare roast beef or meaty grills.
Houghton Crofters Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Frankland River
Available by the dozen
Crofters were Scottish tenant farmers who shared the proceeds of harvest with their landlord. Still functional at the Houghton wineworks, is a restored historical homestead of Crofter design. Today, the Houghton team remains at the forefront of viticultural expansion and innovation throughout the premiere winegrowing precincts of Western Australia. It's a well kept secret that Frankland River yields a quality of Cabernet Sauvignon that's world class and second to none. Crofter sings in complete harmony with it's resonant fruit and long delving finish.
$1499each
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Houghton own and operate significant vineyard holdings in most of WA's premier appellations, the winemakers retain access to an exhaustive catalog from which to source the pick of Cabernet Sauvignon. Close management of vines and a holistic approach to viticulture make a major contribution to the ultimate quality of wine. Parcels are assembled from choice Frankland River sites, treated to vinification through the action of wild yeasts in traditional open top fermenters and gently pressed off skins at dryness into a selection of French oak barrels, for completion of malolactic and an extravagant sixteen months maturation. Alcohol 13.5%
 
Dark red, scarlet hues. Lifted aromatics of black olive and cassis, dark currants and blueberry are supported by the cedar and spice of French oak. Fruit forward palate of raspberry and cassis, loganberry and black bramble fruit flavours, supported by fine tannins and firm acidity, a wine of superb texture and splendid length.
Houghton Crofters Shiraz 2014
Frankland River
Frankland River yields remarkable vintages of Shiraz, Houghton were at the very genesis of the region for viticulture, they retain the finest vineyards. A collation of the best parcels from choice sites have been assembled by the Crofters team, treated to vinification in traditional open top vessels, gently pressed to a selection of French oak for completion of ferments and a year of age. Its profound structure and piquantly spiced black currant fruit richness, makes a perfect match with game recipes, well seasoned lamb or freshly ground curry recipes.
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Brilliant deep red colour, vibrant purple hues. Intense aromatics of cherries and blueberry, underlying pepper and anise, perfumed by French vanilla oak. The palate is bright and fresh, richly layered with mulberries and blue fruits, seasoned by a twist of aromatic, cool climate spice. Fine tannins and exceptional length, Crofter resolves powerfully on a finish of intense licorice bramble complexity.
Houghton Gladstones Cabernet 2011
Margaret River
Born at Guildford, very near the Houghton Swan Valley winery, Dr John Gladstones was an internationally acclaimed scientist who identified the Margaret River in 1965 as being world class for planting vines and growing grapes. Dr Gladstones also played a role in the development of the Frankland River region, Pemberton and Manjimup. A prolific gold medal winner which honours his contribution to West Australian viticulture, this glorious wine offers a profound structure and generous palate, epitomising the peerlesss quality of Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon at its finest.
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Dr Gladstones was a long time friend of the late Jack Mann, pioneer of the West Australian wine industry and mentor of Houghton wines. Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from the Batley vineyard in the Wilyabrup sub region of Margaret River. The red granite gravel loam soils, maritime climate and twenty year old vines contribute to producing wines with richness, structure and intensity. Fruit is hand picked, crushed and vinified in small 2T and 5T open fermenters, hand plunged then pressed to tank, settled and racked directly to a selection of new and one year old Bordeaux coopered French oak barriques. Gladstones is minimally handled throughout its life in oak, until assemblage, sixteen months after vintage.
 
Intense deep purple red with vibrant scarlet hues. High intensity and attractive aromatics of berry fruits, cassis and cigar box. Underlying aromas of star anise and charry oak spice provide wonderful complexity. The dense and structural palate is balanced by fine, firm tannins. Will impress as a youth and evolve over many years.
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Houghton Jack Mann 2007
Frankland River
Excellent Langtons Classification. The icon wine of Houghton, from the elite Justin Vineyard at Frankland River, powerful and complex, crafted in dutiful honour of the late Jack Mann, father of Houghton Wines and sage of the Australian wine industry. Jack Mann contributed more to West Australian wine than any one else. He created styles, often way ahead of their time, yet insisted nature was the only true winemaker. From 1922 Mann made fifty one consecutive vintages at Houghton, ever challenging the standards of his day and leading by example.
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Frankland River is characterised by cool winters, warm summer days and cool summer nights. It's soils are degraded granite gravels, some of the oldest in the world. An original Houghton clone of Cabernet Sauvignon, developed by Jack Mann is harvested off a small patch of vines, over 35 years old at the centre of Justin Vineyard. Grapes are all hand picked and sorted, crushed and vinified in small open top fermenters. The caps are gently plunged to ensure rich colour, flavour and tannin extraction. Upon completion, ferments are pressed to a selection of new and one year old French oak barrels made by Bordeaux coopers for eighteen months, followed by fined and minimal filtration.
 
Dense in colour, deep purple red with bright scarlet hue. Intense aromatics of blackberry, cassis and dark berry fruits, black olive and hints of mint with dark chocolate and fine cedary French oak. The palate is full flavoured and rich, intense and complex. Concentrated, classic Cabernet fruit flavours supported by well integrated, fine French oak. The plush sweet fruit flavours are long on the palate, as supported by firm, fine tannin structure. A beautiful wine in every respect.
Houghton Jack Mann 2011
Frankland River
Oustanding Langtons Classification. Jack Mann was one of Australia's most innovative and influential winemakers. He immersed himself in the single pursuit of producing the most stately wines while at Houghton throughout a half century of memorable vintages. Cuvee Jack Mann is Houghton's finest wine and Western Australia's most iconic Cabernet. Small amounts of peerless quality grapes, an original Houghton clone developed by Jack Mann himself, are hand picked from the very heart of a distinguished vineyard and individually considered for inclusion.
$8999each
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Fruit is sourced from the distinguished Justin Vineyard in the Frankland River region. Soils are largely degraded granite gravels, some of the oldest in the world. Even within the single vineyard, particular blocks of vine, more than thirty five years of age, known as patches 12 and 13, are set aside exclusively for Jack Mann. Grapes are hand harvested, hand sorted, crushed and vinified in small open top fermenters. Caps are plunged by hand before gently pressing the wine into new and one year old French oak barrels from choice Bordeaux cooperages for eighteen months maturation, before assemblage, fining and bottling without filtration. Only a few hundred cases are ever made. Alcohol 14.0%
 
Dense, deep purple red, scarlet hue. Intense aromatics of blackberry, cassis and dark berry fruits, black olive and hints of mint with dark chocolate and fine cedary French oak. The palate is full flavoured, rich, complex and intense. Concentrated, classic varietal fruit characters, plush and sweet, supported by fine tannin structure and integrated French oak, great acid definition and depth of flavour characterize this exceptional wine.
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Houghton Museum Release Riesling 1995
Frankland
Houghton is one of a few remaining Australian wineries to hold back small quantities of white wine from each vintage for subsequent rerelease when fully mature. This Museum Release Houghton Riesling demonstrates the superb qualities and ageing potential of a remarkably successful release from Western Australia. This aged example of Frankland River Riesling has developed a bright golden hue while still maintaining a green tinge, which indicated that it has aged well. With 10 years bottle maturation, this wine is considered fully mature.
$2999each
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Houghton has an immense ability to produce wines that are individual, mainly because of their outstanding collection of resources in regions like the Frankland. Fruit for the Museum Release was earmarked in 1995 as being of superior quality with unique capacity to age gracefully and develop oustanding flavours. A wine of the highest quality that Houghton can source, and from consistently good, low yielding vineyards. Winemaker Paul Lapsley. Alcohol 11.6% Sugar 4.2/litre pH 2.96 Acidity 6.94.
 
Appearance is a softened yellow gold pillow slip white, a colour that can only be achieved through graceful ageing. The wine delivers aromas of baked apple crumble and warm underlying citrus tones. There is a sweetness on the front palate with fine, full flavours of lime and baked apple giving a complexity that is balanced with fine acidity. This fine aged Riesling would be a fitting combination to a masterfully prepared blue swimmer crab or ultra fresh deep fried whitebait.
Houghton Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2015
Available by the dozen
Houghton have been famous for their rejuvenating white wines since colonial times, called upon by pioneers and early settlers to quench their thirst after a hard days labour. Exported to the British Empire, they earned a reputation for excellence and established their trademark as the red stripe brand. Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc is a wine that West Australia does best, choice parcels are assembled by Houghton into the classically dry, early drinking accord of citrus, herbaceousness and slate, complemented by a touch of punchy gooseberry fruit.
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An equitable balance of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc, drawn from some of Houghton's best vineyards. Good vine growth and healthy canopies are essential to the development of perfect grape clusters. The aim is to achieve ideal ripening and flavour characteristics, desirable acid and pH levels in well proportioned fruit. Grapes are harvested at optimum ripeness, parcels are crushed, chilled and gently pressed to retain bright fruit flavours. Varietal components are separately vinified at cooler temperatures to capture and retain the unique characters of each grape. Upon completion, batches are held for two months on lees to build texture and complexity before assembling into the finished wine. Alcohol 12.5%
 
Pale straw hues. Intense gooseberry and tropical fruit aromas are balanced by herbaceous Sauvignon Blanc characters of cut hay and snow pea. Fresh and lively tropical flavours of passionfruit, guava and lychee in a mouth watering wine. The palate is fine and long, balanced by a zesty lemon finish. Enjoy with chicken recipes and the freshest seafood.
Houghton Sweet Classic Verdelho 2012
Swan Frankland
Houghton operate many of Western Australia's most bountiful vineyards. Nature however plays the biggest role in creating a late harvest wine with lingering ripe fruit characters, supporting acidity and exquisite balance. This exciting Verdelho wine is creamier and nuttier than most, almost Alsace in character, it exudes a perfumed nose of hazelnut and lychee before a generous palate brimming with ripe and developed, elegantly sweet flavours, followed by a crisp clean finish, making it the ideal accompaniment to consomme, desserts and high tea.
$1499each
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Houghton's diversity of vineyards throughout the length and breadth of Western Australia's viticultural precincts present a rare opportunity for the winemaking team to select the right fruit for each individual style. Late picked grapes make for richer wines. Each contributing mesoclime infuses the berries with unique characters. Verdelho is harvested throughout the cool of night to capture the luscious flavours which evolve late in the season. Fruit is crushed, pressed and chilled before draining. Juices are vinified at cooler temperatures to retain freshness. Following fermentation, the wine is prepared with minimal handling and fining prior to early bottling, retaining all the exuberant late harvest flavours. Alcohol 10.0%
 
Light straw in colour. Intensely aromatic tropical pineapple, lychee and pear notes with nuances of lemongrass spice. The palate is fresh, sweet and full flavoured, lemon and lime citrus, tropical pineapple and kiwifruit flavours. A finely balanced acidity provides length and freshness. This rich, luscious wine is an absolute delight for those with a sweeter palate, enjoy alonside spicy foods, fruit desserts or ripe cheese.
Houghton White Classic 2014
The commitment to excellence from vineyard to bottling has positioned Houghton as Western Australia's most awarded winemaker. White Burgundy Classic is steeped in a history dating back to the 1830s, originally made by the founder of the brand, late great Jack Mann. Houghton carries the characteristic early drinking affabality, along with the terrific capacity to age gracefully and to develop within the bottle into quite a different wine. Bold west coast regional expression is right up front, the length of palate is driven by its solid weight of fruit.
$999each
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Houghton have significant vineyard holdings in most of Western Australia's premium growing regions and can access the very best fruit, year in and year out. Assembled from parcels which construct a wine that's so much greater than the sum of parts. Fashioned to the classic dry white styling, components of Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc, Verdelho and Riesling, Semillon and Muscadelle, are harvested at optimal ripeness and vinified to achieve lift and refreshing verve in the finished wine. Gentle processing and cool fermentation captures vibrancy and freshness, early bottling, carried out promptly after assemblage and clarification, retains the crisp character of fully ripened grapes in the vineyard.
 
Pale straw in colour with a youthful green tinge. The nose displays intense and lifted aromatics of fresh lemon citrus, pineapple, fuzzy peach and banana with underlying lemon myrtle and candle wax notes. The palate is light and refreshing with tropical flavours of grapefruit and passionfruit, lime and rockmelon, complemented by peach and green apple.
1 - 12 of 14 Wines By Houghton
Established in 1836, Houghton has the enviable position as Western Australia's most awarded winemaker

Houghton Wines, based in the heart of the Swan Valley, contains a wealth of romantic history. Named after Lieutenant Colonel Richmond Houghton in 1836, the first commercial vintage was produced in 1859 totalling 25 gallons, the foundation for one of Australia's oldest continuous winemakers. The picturesque Houghton winery property today has fifty hectares planted with premium grape varieties including Verdelho, Chardonnay, Semillon and Chenin Blanc. Early documentation and current research suggests the first vines were planted between 1830 and 1836.

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In addition Houghton operates four of Western Australia's largest vineyards at Moondah Brook, Pemberton, Mt Barker and Frankland River, along with sourcing fruit from Margaret River, Harvey and emerging premium areas. These diverse wine regions provide the necessary fruit requirements vital for the production of premium table wines, which are distinctly Western Australian.

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Expansion into the Western Australian South West and Great southern region led to the establishment of a second premium winery, located at Nannup in the Blackwood Valley. Together the sites provide an outstanding capability for premium wine production via minimal fruit handling with flexibility, to achieve quality excellence.

The Houghton commitment to excellence from vine to bottle has established the enviable position of Western Australia's most awarded winemaker. The portfolio includes the brands of Houghton (including the famous White Burgundy), Houghton Crofters, and Moondah Brook. The new Houghton Regional Range is a selection of elegant, premium varietal styles from key South West Western Australian regions, such as Frankland River Shiraz and Riesling; Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon and Pemberton Chardonnay, Merlot and Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir.

Special Houghton releases and the Houghton Jack Mann reserve Cabernet, reflect the ultra premium winemaking abilities and cellaring potential of Houghton wines. The late Jack Mann, creator of Houghton White Burgundy in 1937, was the driving force of Houghton for 51 years and a legendary character of Western Australia. Long time friend Dr John Gladstones has supported the regionlised direction of Houghton, endorsing the Frankland River super premium Shiraz with his name. This followed the development of the Houghton Regional Range holding aligned varieties within Western Australian sub-regions.

Today, the name Houghton is synonymous with fine wines and the parkland gardens, historic cellars and restored homestead (of Scottish Croft design) provide picturesque surroundings for wines which have become a piece of Australian wine history. Houghton has significant vineyard holdings in most of Western Australia's premium grape growing regions: Frankland River Location: 350km south-east of Perth, WA (Frankland River district) Size: 89 hectares Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Malbec, Riesling, Shiraz, Verdelho, Semillon.

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Pemberton Location: 3km NW Pemberton township, WA Size: 92 hectares Varieties: Verdelho, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc. Omrah vineyard - Mount Barker Location: Great Southern region of WA Size: 74 hectares Varieties: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz Swan Valley Location: 25km north of Perth, WA Size: 60 hectares Varieties: Chenin Blanc, Verdelho, Semillon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc.

Houghton also has two winemaking sites in Western Australia: Middle Swan Processing Capacity: 8,000 tonnes Packaging Capacity (9 litre cases): 1.7 million. Nannup Processing Capacity: 3,000 tonnes

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