Margaret River, Western Australia

Proprietor: Josephine Perry
Year of Establishment: 2012
Size of Estate: 7 hectares
Av. bottles/annum: 9,000

Website: www.dormilona.com.au

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We are a small batch wine producer from Margaret River, Western Australia, Jimmy & myself (Josephine Perry), plus our two little ones.

We are all about the pursuit of creating amazing quality wines from organic & biodynamic fruit with no additives and very little intervention. We believe that this helps to express the vineyards character, the vintage and in return make tasty wines that are alternative in fashion & style.

To put it simply, wines that are pure & beautifully created with loads of love & attention. So, no finings nor filtration & only minimal use of sulphur at bottling.

Hence the name Dormilona, which means ‘lazy bones’ in Spanish. As it is a very laid back style of winemaking.


 

VINES

Heronsbrook

Size
5 hectares
% of your production
50%
Owned
Harvested by hand
Dry grown
Soil/s
rocky, loam, gravel
Varieties planted
Cabernet, Chardonnay, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc
Training system
vertical shoot positioning
Fertilizer
Biodynamic preparations, manure, green manure, mulch and humus
Pest control
Copper and sulphur
Weed control
Mechanical
When was it converted to natural farming
2010

 

Marri Wood Park

Size
2.5 hectares
% of your production
25%
Buying fruit from
Harvested by hand
Dry grown
Soil/s
rocky, loam, gravel
Varieties planted
Chenin Blanc, Cabernet
Training system
vertical shoot positioning
Fertilizer
Biodynamic preparations, manure, green manure, mulch and humus
Pest control
Copper and sulphur
Weed control
Mechanical
When was it converted to natural farming
2004

 

Stormflower

Size
2.5 hectares
% of your production
25%
Buying fruit from
Harvested by hand
Dry grown
Soil/s
rocky, loam, gravel
Varieties planted
Chenin Blanc, Shiraz
Training system
vertical shoot positioning
Fertilizer
Biodynamic preparations, manure, green manure, mulch and humus
Pest control
Copper and sulphur
Weed control
Mechanical
When was it converted to natural farming
2009

 

 
 

Wines

SKINNIE

2015
Variety
SAUVIGNON BLANC
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Herronsbrook
Days of skin contact
None
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
6 months in 225 Lt seasoned barrels and 6 months in 200 Lt clay amphora
Selected Yeast
Natural yeasts
Total Sulphites (ppm)
60ppm

CHENIN BLANC

2015
Variety/ies
CHENIN BLANC
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Stormflower
Days of skin contact
4 weeks
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
6 months in 225 Lt seasoned barrels
Selected Yeast
Natural yeasts
Total Sulphites (ppm)
80ppm

CHARDONNAY

2014
Variety/ies
CHARDONNAY
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Herronsbrook
Days of skin contact
None
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
8 months in 600 Lt DEMI MUID
Selected Yeast
Natural yeasts
Total Sulphites (ppm)
100ppm

CABERNET

2014
Variety
Cabernet Sauvignon
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
HERRONSBROOK, MARRIWOOD PARK
Days of skin contact
18 weeks
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
8 months in 225 Lt seasoned barrels
Selected Yeast
Natural yeasts
Total Sulphites (ppm)
75ppm