Birdwood Park Fruit Winery- South West Highway Balingup
Come and visit our cellars sales outlet on the front Terrace at The Packing Shed situated on the main road through Balingup town. The Packing Shed is the hub of Balingup where you can enjoy a good book over a great coffee and sumptuous lunch.. Tastings of our beautiful local Fruit Ports or Liqueurs are a delicious reminder of how good local gourmet products are. Take a bottle of your favourite tipple home with you. Tempted, then come and visit. You may even see our winery mascots Gypsy the Great Dane or Lily the Golden Retriever.
The winery was established in 1992 with the lofty vision of diversifying and value adding the business of fruit production. Colette had been very interested in wine drinking for years and had only dabbled in fairly suspect kitchen quality fermentation. When a friend invited her to ‘have a go’ at commercial fruit wind making, located on his fruit orchard, she leapt at the chance.
With the aid of a successful winemaker, a wine chemist, a creative plumber and mechanic, and a seemingly endless amount of money, the steep and rock learning curve was conquered.
It was realised fairly early on that it was pointless even attempting to compete with the many fabulous dry grape wines available in the area. Therefore our range varies from a medium sweet category through to Ports and Liqueurs.
We have been delighted to receive Perth Royal Show awards every year since we opened the cellar door. This certainly makes us feel that we are ‘doing it right’. Last year gaining recognition from the National Australian Fruit Wine Awards.
At recent partnership changed in 2007 has already had the ‘blood transfusion’ effect, with new ideas, new varieties and a new look.
The partnership has also brought the opportunity to streamline production, introduce additional sensational products, and relocate the cellar sales to the main street of Balingup. With its welcoming alfresco terrace, many more people have discovered the pleasures of these seductive fruit drinks.
Cellar Door open every day: 9.30am – 4.30pm
(excluding Christmas day and Good Friday)
Birdwood Park Fruit Winery
PO Box 26
Balingup Western Australia 6253
Tel: (08) 97641172