Ray Jordan recently released his 2017 wine guide right in time for Christmas! But what’s even better is that he rated the Swan Valley the ‘Best of the West’, with one wine in each of the six categories, including Sparkling, Verdelho, Chenin Blanc, Rosé, Tempranillo and Fortified.

The Swan Valley is WA’s oldest wine region, yet it’s still able to produce an incredible range of quality wines from sparkling through to fortified. Not many wine regions can say they can do it all!

Ray Jordan has been writing about wine for nearly 40 years, and in 2010, was awarded the WA Wine Press Club Jack Mann Memorial Medal for his contribution to the WA wine industry.

Ray Jordan has commented that “The Swan Valley continues to be an important wine producing region in Western Australia. The quality of wines being produced is testament to the winemaking and the quality of fruit. The range of wines being produced is excellent with soft and generous reds and flavoursome aromatic whites such as Verdelho and Chenin strong features. The recent focus on using old vine Shiraz and Grenache to create wines that capture the essence of the Valley has been one of the highlights.”

Photographer: Attila Csaszar, Business News

Photographer: Attila Csaszar, Business News

Photographer: Attila Csaszar, Business News

Photographer: Attila Csaszar, Business News

BEST OF THE WEST- SIX TOP RATED
WINES BY RAY JORDAN

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Sparkling:

Sittella Methode Traditionelle Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2012

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Verdelho:

Faber Vineyard Verdelho 2009

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Chenin Blanc:

Bella Ridge Chenin Blanc 2011

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Rosé:

Bella Ridge Bella Rosé 2012

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Tempranillo:

Upper Reach Tempranillo 2015

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Fortified:

John Kosovich Rare Muscat