The Great Southern Wine region is home to many of Western Australia’s premier wineries. It is the largest wine region in WA and encompasses the five sub regions of Frankland River, Mount Barker, Porongorups, Albany and Denmark. The Great southern wine region is blessed with a great diversity of climates and soils that enable a vast range of differing grape flavour profiles. We source grapes for our wines from a variety of hand selected vineyards. These vineyards have been identified for their capability to produce particular grape varieties of great varietal quality.
Richings – The original Rosenthal vineyard was planted by Gerald and Marjorie Richings on the rich, loamy soils of their Springfield Park cattle stud. The Richings range is named in honour of the Richings family. Our Richings Chardonnay and Shiraz are made with only our most premium fruit, and are only made in years when we consider that fruit to be outstanding.
Marker Range – Originating in France, the practice of planting Roses at the end of vines was common. The reason being that Grape vines and Rose leaves are both prone to the same powdery mildew. As Roses are more susceptible than the grape vines, the mark of any mildew on its leaves was an early warning to viticulturists that disease is in the vineyard. While modern science has meant that disease can now be picked up much more quickly, Rosenthal’s “The Marker” pays homage to this quaint tradition.
Garten Series – The origins of the name Rosenthal mean a “person who came from an area where there was a valley of Roses”. Rosenthal is an affluent area in Germany, known for its beautiful gardens, with its coat of arms displaying a wheel surrounded by roses. Thus “Garten”, refers to a Garden of Roses. With strong symbolic ties to the Rose, our Garten label reflects these historical ties to this beautiful flora.
Rockfort Range – The Rockfort wines are a unique collection of wines that showcase Western Australia’s great diversity. They are carefully crafted from selected vineyards using traditional winemaking techniques and minimal intervention.