“For me it’s about honesty, not making wines for a trend but creating what the vineyard and region does best”

Mike Garland

Castelli Estate Wines

Sam and Maria Castelli’s dream of creating a family-run winery came to fruition in 2004 when they acquired a 120-acre farm with a semi-complete winery in Denmark, Western Australia. The pair, who both grew up in Italy working on family-owned vineyards, knew this serendipity was their opportunity and thus, Castelli Estate was born. 

In addition to its Denmark location, Castelli sources its fruit from some of the most sought after vineyards in the Great Southern region. From Frankland River Shiraz and Cabernet varietals to Pemberton’s elegant and refined Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, the Castelli brand is a stunning example of the rich diversity this remote part of Australia has to offer. 

In just over a decade of operation, Castelli has established itself in the top echelons of Australian wine producers. It has received the coveted 5 Red Star Winery rating from respected wine writer James Halliday.

Winemaker - Mike Garland

Chief winemaker Mike Garland first became captivated by cool climate wines more than two decades ago. Having worked in a range of industries, Mike decided it was time to follow his passion and moved to the Great Southern region of Western Australia.

Mike is driven by his philosophy that cool climate viticulture is the essence of delicately balanced and premium quality wine. Turning his love into knowledge, Mike learnt everything he could. He studied Wine Science at Charles Sturt University, before spending time in Mittlerhein, Germany learning about Germanic-style Rieslings before developing a vibrant contract winemaking facility.

In 2007, Mike’s knowledge, commitment and passion were acknowledged when he joined the Castelli family. Mike’s love for the Great Southern region paired with the Castelli family’s traditional Italian winemaking background, has put the Castelli Estate on the map. It is now acknowledged as one of Australia’s finest wineries.

Castelli Estate 2016 Il Liris Chardonnay

Castelli Estate 2015 Estate Shiraz

Castelli Estate 2014 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Castelli Estate 2015 Estate Chardonnay