While Pemberton’s unique winery scene may have lost a beloved venue last year with the closure of Donnelly River Wines, a new player has entered the game with the rise of Ampersand Estates. A reimagining of the original Donnelly River Wines, Ampersand is located right along the Donnelly River, about half-an-hour from Pemberton amidst the gently rolling hills of the region.
And after recently opening as a Cellar Door, the property’s various luxury accommodation options are now also open for business! Embracing the heritage of the region’s oldest winery, Ampersand will become a contemporary event and accommodation location in the southwest, offering an unparalleled backdrop for weddings and parties, flush with premium wine and bespoke spirits.
The name of the game when it comes to Ampersand wines is light and approachable, made to be enjoyed around – and paired with – picnics and barbecues with your nearest and dearest. The core range of varietals includes Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Tempranillo, Riesling and Pinot Noir. Ampersand Estates is also home to Australia’s only single harvest distillery, Rainfall Distillery, specialising in vodka and gin distilled in a single region and year – just like wines!
Alongside the winery and distillery, Ampersand Estates is home to a variety of luxury accommodation options including the two-bedroom, one bathroom Settlers Cottage; five-room, five-star luxury The Homestead; and elegant five-bedroom house, The Vintner’s Residence.
And with borders opening on March 4, Ampersand are running a fantastic deal to welcome guests for 2022 AND 2023, offering 25% off rates for bookings if you make one before March 31st. Even sweeter, all bookings will also receive an Ampersand Estate gift of white wines, red wines, sparkling, gins, vodkas and luxury mixers, valued at $200 upon arrival!
If you need any further prompting check out a few photos below, and head to the Ampersand Estates Website to get booking now, using the code MARCH25 at checkout.
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