Willow Bridge Estate Dragonfly
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Willow Bridge Estate Dragonfly Shiraz
“Dragonfly Shiraz is an expression of the juicy and generous varietal blackberry and blueberry fruits attained in the Ferguson Valley, complemented by fine tannin and supporting French oak. WA shiraz rarely looks this good, we know you’ll agree!”
ORIGIN: Geographe Wine Region
TYPE: Dragonfly Shiraz
Willow Bridge was founded in the early 1990s by Jeff and Vicki Dewar. It expanded incrementally to become the biggest planting in the fledgling Geographe wine region by 1998.
Two hours south of Perth, on the way to Margaret River, is a pristine piece of land that rises from the coast to form rolling hills, unique to this corner of the world. It’s here the Dewar family dreamed up the idea to grow grapes, establishing Ferguson Valley as one of the most important sub-regions of Geographe Wine Region. Soil is typically a deep layer of ironstone gravelly loam over red and yellow friable clay.
Their wines offer exceptional value for money. Kim Horton, with 25 years of winemaking in WA, believes that wines are made in the vineyard; the better the understanding of the vineyard and its unique characteristics, the better the wines reflect the soil and the climate.
James Halliday has awarded the winery with Five Red Stars, the highest accolade. Halliday wine companion 2023 says “many of its wines offer exceptional value for money”.
Award-winning winemaker Kim Horton has been recognised consistently for ‘Excellence in Winemaking’ at the Geographe Wine Show, where Willow Bridge has been the ‘Most Successful Exhibitor’ for the past five years.
Willow Bridge is family-owned and operated with a hands-on approach: “we pick and crush every grape, we press every skin, we ferment every litre, and we pack every bottle”.
Colour – Bright crimson in colour.
Aroma – Blueberry, perfumed berries and vanillan background provide a powerful and striking aromatic.
Palate – Cooling berry fruits, raspberry and blueberry, distinctive traits of the region, complemented by fine lingering tannin.
Cellar up to 10 years.
Willow Bridge Estate Dragonfly Sauvignon Blanc Semillon (SBS)
“Nothing captures Summer quite like a fresh, vibrant Sauvignon Blanc Semillon. The Dragonfly SBS is a mixture of bright fruit, energy and clear-cut varietal flavours with persistence and reliability. Delish… drink it now by the pool!”
ORIGIN: Geographe Wine Region
TYPE: Dragonfly Sauvignon Blanc Semillon (SBS)
The making of Dragonfly Sauvignon Blanc Semillon centres on capturing the fresh and alluring tropical and seasonal fruit flavours from the region. Soil is typically a deep layer of ironstone gravelly loam over red and yellow friable clay with slight westerly aspects at elevations of 220 to 250m above sea level.
Colour – Pale green in colour.
Aroma – Pure and intense varietal character, lifted lychee, passionfruit and freshly squeezed lime.
Palate – Sumptuous palate, rolling and textural, fresh tropical fruits, kiwi fruit and pomegranate. Seamless with drive and lively edges.
Enjoy in its youth.