Upper Reach winery: embedded in an area of artisanal producers
Upper Reach is a family-owned and operated boutique winery, on the banks of Perth’s Swan River. Upper Reach is situated in the heart of the Swan Valley, surrounded by wineries, breweries and chocolate factories, and other local producers.
Derek, the owner of Upper Reach, grew up on his family’s wheat farm at Wubin, but it was while working in a wine shop in London, he discovered his true passion for wine. In 1997, after meeting with Laura, both of them headed back to Western Australia and started Upper Reach. Their first challenge was growing grapes, then learning how to make wine, something that we’re constantly improving on.
Over the years they’ve built the cellar door, the restaurant and refurbished the cottage
Production of wines of the highest quality
The goal at Upper Reach winery is to produce wine of the highest quality from estate-grown fruit, each wine reflecting both the vineyard and the particular vintage. Chardonnay, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Verdelho, Semillon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Tempranillo, Grenache, and Muscat are some of the grape varieties grown by the owners.
Experience the hand-crafted wines
Handcrafted wines with all their grapes are hand-picked, hand sorted and hand made into small batches. Upper Reach winery is one of the top Swan Valley wine producers, with an extensive list of wine show awards. They believe that wine is one of life’s essentials along with good food, family, and friends.