WELCOME TO CASCABEL WINERY
A Cascabel is a small bell used in Spanish celebrations and is synonymous with festivity, liveliness and charm…
Cascabel Winery is located on the slopes of the Sellicks Hill Range, near Willunga, at the southern end of the world renowned wine region of McLaren Vale in South Australia.
Completely independent, small and functional, Cascabel is fully equipped and designed to handle every step of winemaking processes, from crushing the grapes to bottling the wine, then storing them in a stylish wine racks
We are two qualified and experienced winemakers, Duncan Ferguson and Susana Fernandez.
While we focus mainly on our own grapes, we also buy grapes from two mature and very low yielding vineyards for our Riesling and Shiraz wines.
All grapes, those from our vineyards and those brought in, are hand picked and brought to our winery, where whites are full bunch pressed, and reds go to small open fermenters, for warm ferments involving whole bunches, stalks, wild ferments, gentle plunging of the skins and many other options.
To extract the right tannins we extend maceration for up to 4 weeks and while this may sacrifice fruitiness, we gain better palate structure. French oak Puncheons (500 litre barrels) are used for all reds.
Cascabel Winery is not open to the public.