Experience the 'little Italy' of the Geographe region through Italian grape varieties of Arneis, Dolcetto Nebbiolo at the Cellar Door, operated passionately by the Cumbers family. Back in 1989, a Kiwi girl named Pip met a West Aussie boy named Mark whilst working in Melbourne. The two shared a love of all things to do with wine, and in 1997 relocated to WA, purchasing a 10 acre property near Harvey (that was later named Vineyard 28). Some twenty years later, the property now boasts an extensive vineyard planted with mostly Italian varieties.
'28' is the colloquial name for the Port Lincoln Ringneck, a local parrot, due to their contact call, a whistled "twenty-eight". When planting the first vines, these cheeky birds were a little too helpful, thus it was decided to take their name for the property.
Enjoy Arneis, Moscato, Dolcetto, Dolcetto Freddo and Nebbiolo wines alongside classic Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, and Cabernet Sauvignon varieties.
It was a family effort to create the cellar door, built from Lake Clifton limestone in 2005. Brimming with colour, vibrancy and of course, wine, the cellar door offers friendly tastings of lesser seen Piedmontese grape varieties and is open daily from 10am - 5pm.
The cellar door also features a spacious picnic area, barbecue facilities, and a unique collection of colourful Patchwork Quilts and works by local artists.