Sparkling Wines – Jeté

Jeté is a signature ballet movement requiring time, dedication, commitment and great skill to create the illusion of boundless control. The same commitment and skills are engaged in the making of our Méthode Traditionelle Australian sparkling wines to create finesse, refinement, elegance and poise.

The Great Southern region produces fine and elegant Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. The cool climate in the Great Southern region is suited to growing fruit with high natural acidity, carefully selected for our Australian sparkling wines.

To see our sparkling wine story told by Jeff and David Burch click here.

The History of Our Australian Sparkling Wines

Howard Park has long been inspired by the world of ballet thanks to its family roots. The entire Jeté sparkling wine range is an ode to the professional dance careers of Jeff Burch’s siblings: David and Lesley.

David Burch had an illustrious history as principal dancer with the Australian Ballet from 1977 to 1983. His sister Lesley worked with the WA Ballet Company from 1972 to 1977. Both eventually fell into wine at Howard Park, with the former as the long-serving vineyard manager of the Leston property, and the latter as brand and sales ambassador.

Four Méthode Traditionelle sparkling wines have been crafted since 2012, including a Jeté Brut Blanc, Rosé, vintage Extra Brut Cuvée and most recently, the Petit Jeté.

The Story of our Jeté Australian Sparkling Wine

Crafting the Jeté sparkline wine range has been a feat years in the making, requiring cohesion, dedication and patience across the entire Howard Park team. The Mount Barrow vineyard in the Great Southern region is the starting point, from which high acidity Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes are grown in ancient soils.

Years of fascination with champagne lead Jeff Burch to seek out the expertise of Méthode Traditionelle authority Allan Stanbury, select highly specialist equipment and launch the Jeté project.

This dedication and commitment to raising the standard for quality has resulted in multiple national and international awards, including the Best Australian Sparkling Wine 2017 award at the Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships.

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Howard Park Petit Jeté NV Sparkling Wine

It started with a fascination for the traditional methods of Champagne, which has now become a passionate endeavour for Howard Park to create a Western Australian sparkling wine that can compete on a global stage.

Our collection now boasts four award-winning sparkling wines, created in our Margaret River winery as an ode to the Burch family’s connection with the Ballet. Join Jeff Burch and his brother David as they take you on a journey through our Howard Park sparkling story.

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