A Master Salutes Rockcliffe Wines

Ray Jordan, Western Australia’s most celebrated wine critic, has worked his way through Rockcliffe’s vintages and given his seal of approval. On a cold, wet and windy August evening in Lamont’s winery in Cottesloe, he swirled, sniffed and sipped reds and whites before pronouncing his verdict. “The wines have impressed, from the value-for-money Quarram Rocks range, through the Third Reef to the Single Site, with pinot noir and Read More

A Million Reasons To Say ‘Cheers’ In China

Aim high is the catchcry for Rockcliffe winery as it drives into the new financial year targeting sales of more than $1 million in China. The ambition is underpinned by three dynamic factors. Rockcliffe has hired experienced Shanghai-based marketing consultant Jessica Zheng who has criss-crossed the globe for luxury brands L’Oréal, Rémy Martin and Levi’s. Second, Rockcliffe invested heavily in perfecting a range of wines tailored to Chinese Read More

We Put ‘Great’ Into The Great Southern

Rockcliffe winery’s single site shiraz has played a starring role in a survey to find Australia’s best red wines under $40. The beverage, which retails for around $40, was highly commended, with a score of 94 out of 100 in the top tier category priced between $25 and $40. Results showed the Great Southern wine region, in which Rockcliffe is based, is gaining greater recognition as a powerhouse Read More

One From The Archives: Looking Back At Harvest 2018

Rockcliffe winery is anticipating good vintages after a harvest of its vineyards signalled the start of another year of wine creation. Grapes were mechanically shaken off their vines in the dead of night on March 16 to begin the first phase of the process. Afterwards, winery owner Dr Steve Hall relayed his optimism. “The harvest is good,” he said. Rockcliffe is in Denmark, 420km south of Perth in Read More

More To A Tub Than Meets The Eye

One of life’s mysteries was finally revealed to Rockcliffe’s owner Dr Steve Hall when he flew to France to learn about cooperage, better known as barrel making. In 2002, he arrived in Denmark, 420km south of Perth in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, and turned a vineyard into a winery which he renamed Rockcliffe. Barrels became part of his life but the art of cooperage, what Read More