Juniper Estate Wine Dinner - Studio Bistro Restaurant Yallingup

Address : 7 Marrinup Drive, Yallingup WA
Open :
Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun- Lunch
also Saturday - Dinner

Juniper Estate Wine Dinner

6:30 pm

May 20, 2017

An opportunity to get up close and personal with Mark Messenger (nominated for winemaker of the year for the 2010 Juniper Estate Cabernet Sauvignon) The Juniper Estate wine dinner will be a 5-course degustation dinner with matching wines from Juniper Estate. To be held at The Studio Bistro.

Saturday 20 May 2017 6:30 (canapés and bubbles) for 7pm start to 10pm

Bookings are now OPEN for this event. (Limited to 47 seats)

5 Course Degustation Wine Dinner with matching wines presented by Mark Messenger

Question to Mark Messenger: Which wine have you been most proud of? Why so?

MM: Tough question! I guess it would have to be the 2010 Juniper Estate Cabernet Sauvignon which was part of my nomination for Winemaker of the Year plus it received great recognition in the US as best new world Cabernet Sauvignon in US Wine & Spirit Magazine’s top 100 wines for 2014. Some wines just come together simply but this wine took a long time to blend to get the balance right. For example, the 2009 Juniper Cabernet took a week of tastings whereas the 2010 was a month of tastings to finalise the blend. 

Tickets are $135 per head, all inclusive

Degustation wine dinner

Blanc Noir 2009
Seafood Vol Au Vent
Foie gras tarts

Chardonnay 2015
Yabbies escabeche

Aquitaine Blanc 2013
Jindong Pork Fillet
pigs feet jelly and apricot compote

Shiraz 2013
partridge squid ink and lentils puree

Cabernet 2012
Rare buffalo fillet with cognac mustard cannellini beans

Cane cut Riesling 2016
Cambray cheeses and petit four

Juniper Estate is a producer of premium wines in Wilyabrup, the heart of the remote, environmentally pristine Margaret River wine growing area lying in the south-west corner of Australia about 270km south of the state capital, Perth. When the vineyard was planted in 1973 (under its original guise of Wright’s), it was one of only six Margaret River wine producers (along with Vasse Felix, Cape Mentelle, Cullen, Moss Wood and Woodlands); by contrast, today the region boasts in excess of 200 vineyards. No sub-region has been historically more important to the success of Margaret River than Wilyabrup, where the first vineyards were planted and wineries built and which continues to be home to a disproportionately large number of famous, usually small, vineyards.


Juniper was established by the late Roger Hill and his wife Gillian Anderson with the intention of producing wines which rank among the best to come from Wilyabrup and beyond. Wilyabrup has established itself since the late 1960s as the most successful sub-region of Margaret River, particularly for red wines; our reds are true to the style of the region, with minimal influence from the winery, and are further testament to Wilyabrup’s proven ability to produce wines of the highest quality.

Control of the winemaking process is critical in making premium wine, and Juniper has a state of the art winery and a temperature controlled barrel room built in 1999. The winery, with modern refrigeration and storage equipment, ensures optimum treatment of our fruit. We process in small batches which are treated separately, evaluated and blended – a truly boutique operation.

Our wines are made in the Margaret River style of depth and elegance, with careful use of oak providing added complexity.

(Juniper News Web Site)

2016 Margaret River Wine Show

Inaugural Wine of Provenance Trophy Win

The Wine of Provenance classes were judged by Andrew Caillard MW, who commented initially that 2 Chardonnays were in contention but went on to say; ‘The single red (flight) shortlisted on its own. Its performance was enhanced by a remarkably consistent structure across all three vintages. Crucially as a knockout competition each wine showed freshness, concentration, definition and classic fine grained structures. Staleness was issue with a few entrants, particularly older vintages. This could have something to do with cork, but more likely storage. The winning red wine flight of wines was the most convincing of all brackets. The overall buoyancy, consistency of style, classic lines, definition and balance were impressive. This of course leads to exceptional aging potential.

It is a great thing to see the Langton’s 2016 Margaret River Wine Show embrace the provenance class. It’s essentially a knockout competition where every wine within its three vintage bracket has to meet a minimum standard. But it is not luck that reaches the final result. The wining wine reflects a strong winemaking philosophy and attention to detail. I would also hope this translates to vineyard site. Margaret River is a great and important wine region. Long may it prevail.’

The winning bracket was the Juniper Estate Cabernet Sauvignon across the 2004. 2008 and 2014 vintages.

Also of note, last year we were awarded best small winery in Australia at the 2016 Winewise Small Vigneron Awards

I’ve attached endorsement sheets for the 2012 Cab Sauv & 2013 Aquitaine Blanc – both 96 point wines