Koolama Estate

Franklin Rd, Manjimup   0434480523
Overview

Occupying 34 hectares of undulating terrain, nestled amongst the Karri forest just 13 kilometres from Manjimup town centre is Koolama Estate. The vineyard was initially planted in 1999 as a premium grape producer, supplying the majority of the earlier harvests to the Petaluma Wine Group

In Brief
  • Annual Production: Less than 10, 000 cases
  • Category: Winery
  • Established: 1999
  • Grape Variety: Botrytis Semillon, Cabernet Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Semillon
  • W/Region: Manjimup: All Manjimup
In Detail
In 2005, the small syndicate of wine lovers involved in the ownership of Koolama decided to venture into the competitive world of wine production. The Koolama Estate label was then developed for the 2006 vintage. Since then, the vineyard has continued to remain a grape supplier to various premium labels. The label has experienced great success in the short time since it was established.With such accolades, Koolama Estate has already shown itself to be a first class label and will look to build on this recent success with each successive vintage.

Located in WA's southwest region, occupying 34 hectares of undulating terrain amongst the Karri forest, just 13 kilometres from Manjimup town centre is Koolama Estate. The vineyard was initially planted in 1999 as a premium grape producer, supplying the majority of the earlier harvests to the Petaluma Wine Group. The Koolama Estate label was then developed for the 2006 vintage. The label has experienced great success in the short time since it was established. With awards such as The Chairman's Award for Wine of the 2009 Sheraton WA Wine Awards, Koolama Estate has already shown itself to be a first class label and will look to build on this recent success with each successive vintage.

Awards:

2009 Sheraton Perth Wine Awards, Gold Winner - Chardonnay Class, The Chairman’s Award for the Wine of the 2009 Sheraton Perth WA Wine Awards, Koolama Chardonnay 2007, Included in the 'Sheraton Wine Dozen'. Chairman of the 2009 Sheraton Perth Wine Awards was, once again, the highly respected John Hanley. Mr. Hanley commented that the 2009 event was considered to be the best in the competition's 32 year history. According to fellow judge, Ray Jordan, "This year's was the best collection I have seen from judging at this show for 15 years"., Mr. Jordan made particular reference to the 2007 Koolama Chardonnay saying that the Show's "best drop" was a wine "showing the variety's incredible depth". RSM Bird Cameron - Timber Towns Regional Wine Show 2009, Best Chardonnay, Best White Wine, Wine of the show.

The previous time the same wine was shown in Western Australia, at the 2009 Tall Timber Wine Show, it was awarded a Gold medal, prior to being acknowledged as the Best Chardonnay of the Show.

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