In Western Australia, October marks the peak of spring. The days are growing longer, the mornings brighter and the sun is finally starting to shine. With all of these subtle springtime shifts, our social calendars start to fill up with backyard barbeques and alfresco aperitifs. Spice up your spring by hosting a sparkling wine soirée, all in the comfort of your own home. By Maddy Lyons.
This spring marks the beginning of a new era for Jeté, as Howard Park ventures outside of the realm of convention to craft the extraordinary. Enter the highly anticipated Jeté En Pointe, a 2021 vintage méthode traditionnelle made from one single variety, Pinot Meunier, a noble Champagne grape often overlooked and blended away, this wine proves that balance, complexity and poise are not confined to the limits of custom. By Maddy Lyons.
Howard Park’s Jeté range, comprising four captivating wines, serves as an exquisite entry point into the intricate world of sparkling wine and food pairing. The collection offers sophistication, variety, and versatility, making it perfectly suited to accompany a wide range of cuisines. In collaboration with the acclaimed chef Evan Hayter, we invite you to embark on a gastronomic journey that highlights the remarkable affinity of Jeté sparkling wines with a diverse array of dishes. Elevate your moments with these fantastic food and Jeté pairings. By Maddy Lyons.
Join us as our Chief Winemaker, Nic Bowen, and Group Vineyards Manager, Steve Kirby, talk us through the ins and outs of harvest and what we can expect from this season. By Rebecca Knox.
Howard Park has furthered its footprint in Western Australia by acquiring Forest View vineyard through its long-term partnership with the Radomiljac family who produce Pemberley of Pemberton wines. The purchase of the 48-hectare site gives Howard Park another superb quality fruit resource for its Jeté sparkling wine range, and other wines across the Burch family’s portfolio. By Rebecca Love
The first-ever Pre-Vintage Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony welcomed newcomers and celebrated the start of the harvest, presented by the Margaret River Wine Association (MRWA) and Margaret River Busselton Tourism Association (MRBTA). By Maddy Lyons.
We are honoured to announce that Howard Park’s Abercrombie Cabernet Sauvignon has been awarded Three Merits in The Real Review’s Wine Classification of Australia. We are 1 of only 6 Cabernet Sauvignon’s included in this list. Abercrombie is the first wine Howard Park ever made in 1986, and it remains our flagship to this day; representing a winemaking journey underpinned by vision, meticulous viticulture, uncompromising commitment to quality, and excellence in winemaking. By Faye Sanders.
Vintage 2022 is now well underway at Howard Park. Wine Club Manager, David Stredwick, shares the latest news from the winery and among the vines.
Before the wine is made, the grapes are grown. We took a moment to chat with our Chief Viticulturalist Dave Botting to learn about his personal philosophy and delicate approach to growing grapes. the importance of long term sustainability, and the time that goes into producing the best fruit possible. By Gemma Bates.
“It’s about legacy and integrity – I’m determined to leave vineyards in a better state, a more sustainable state for the future generations.” – Chief Viticulturist, Dave Botting. By Gemma Bates.