Windy Creek Estate, Herne Hill

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Winery / Vineyard · Food & Drink
Windy Creek Estate, formally Cobanov Wines was first established in 1937 by Anthony Cobanov. He had left Croatia in 1924 and spent 13 years cutting sleepers in the south-west to enable him to put a deposit on this Swan Valley property. In 1937 he bought the fertile Swan Valley property that is still the core of the family business and sent for his wife and sons. Tony’s father Steve arrived as a teenager in 1938.

They grew grapes for dried fruit production but made a small amount of wine for the Perth immigrant community. The Windy Creek label was first released in 1980 but the winery’s actual name changed, after a two and half year battle with Debortoli’s (Windy Peak), in 2000. The family has continued to produce wines for 70 years and we have been selling fruit to other wineries for approximately 25 years.

Tony Cobanov (the current winemaker) entered this industry as a 3rd generation winemaker and is very passionate about the Swan Valley and it’s work ethic and lifestyle. He is on the Swan Valley Planning Committee and has recently been Swan Valley Winemakers President for 2 years. He has 3 sons (Joshua, Callum and Rohan) so it is with distinct possibility that this will become a 4th generation business and he couldn’t think of anything better than that.

Today, the winery employs modern and traditional wine making techniques. Our white styles aiming to be crisp and friendly, showing loads of tropical fruits finishing with a nice mouth feel. Reds are earthy, savoury aroma with loads of fruit and well-balanced tannin. Medium to full bodied. Our fortifieds are old, rich and luscious. Good Oak.
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  • Had a wonderful experience visiting this winery. We enjoyed numerous delicious wines with complimentary cheese and crackers. The lady looking after us was very knowledgeable and friendly.  more »
  • Visited as part of a Swan Valley bus trip. 80 year old family winery with lovely vibe. Picnic area with tables out the back ideal for familiezls. Wines were cheap - typically $12 per bottle- but...  more »
  • Such an amazing little vineyard! The wine are delicious and you can tell the staff has a passion for providing a quality product at a reasonable price. We loved it and will be back soon!
  • Loved this boutique winery, delicious wines, tasty cheeses and relish to try and buy. Wines made by this family are delicious and VERY reasonably priced. Lovely gardens with roses everywhere and space to sit and socialise. Well done and would definitely come back again and recommend to all.

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