Highway Wines

612 Great Northern Highway, Herne Hill   (08) 9296 4354

The last of the old-style Swan Valley wineries, crushing 100+ tonnes of fruit, producing 20 different styles of fortified wines sold by the bottle, in flagons and fill-your-own 2-litre containers.

In Brief
  • Vineyards: 10.5 hectares
  • Winemaker: Tony Bakranich
  • Facilities: Cellar Door, Appointment Only
  • Grape Variety: Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Grenache, Muscat, Port, Rose, Sauvignon Blanc, Sherry, Shiraz, Tokay
In Detail

Established in 1954 by migrant Tony Bakranich, a self-taught winemaker, ownership has since passed to Velko and Helen Bakranich, the next generation of the family. Thankfully, nothing much has changed over the years.

James Halliday notes Highway Wines as “A survivor of another era, when literally dozens of such wineries plied their business in the Swan Valley”. Over 10.5 hectares of land producing over 100 tonnes of fruit each year. Vintage Port is the most popular but they produce about 20 types including ports, muscat, tokay and sherries. Some of the wine is sold in bottles but the majority is sold in two-litre flagons and those who want to bring their own containers. Vintage port is the most popular drop in Highway's fortified range and all the grapes come from the 10.5 hectare vineyard, which produces more than 100 tonnes of fruit each year.

Sales are made through the cellar door; open by appointment only.