2018 Bonfire

We've been asked by a few enthusiasts when our bonfire party will take place this year.

Mark Sunday 16 September in your diaries.

Details to follow!

Trophy winning 2015 Shiraz released!

We are proud to announce the release of our 2015 Shiraz.

This wine won the trophy at the 2017 Swan Valley Wine Show for the Best Shiraz of Show.

We only have 40 cases available for purchase. Cost is $250 per dozen or $22 as part of a mixed dozen (plus postage if required).

Matured in 100% French oak for approximately 26 months, the wine shows dark berry/plum fruit on the nose which is reflected on the palate. The wine is balanced, long and the oak/fruit beautifully integrated.

 Hope to see you at our cellar door soon (1-5pm weekends)!

Closed during Easter period

We will be closed for the Easter holidays.

Cellar door opens for 2018 on Saturday 7 April from 1-5pm.

See you then.

We are closed 25 December 2017 to 7 April 2018

Cellar door will close for the summer holidays on 25 December 2017 and re-open after Easter on 7 April 2018.

If you wish to buy wine during this time please contact Di or Lara to arrange a suitable time.

We wish you and your families a safe, magical summer!

Missing wine glasses


Thanks all for a gorgeous day last Sunday.

We hope you enjoyed yourselves too.

However, unfortunately it seems we have 'lost' over 60 wine glasses!

Please if you have accidentally taken our glasses could you return them?

Apologies if we did not make it clear that the glasses were not yours to keep.

We would appreciate you returning them either to our home in Wembley or to the winery.

We love hosting this event each year and would hate to have to start charging a fee to cover our costs.

Trophy win for Aldersyde Shiraz!

On Friday night at the annual Swan Valley Show we were thrilled to collect a trophy for the Best Shiraz of the Show for our 2015 Shiraz.

This wine was judged against all shiraz classes, including blends and any vintage.

It was a great triumph for a small winery like us - who makes the wine ourselves exclusively from our own fruit - to receive this award against strong competitors like Houghtons and Mandoon.

Bravo Aldersyde!


Bonfire party in 2 weeks!


Fingers-crossed the weather is as glorious as it has been for the past week.

We finished pruning on the weekend and are looking forward to celebrating the end of winter and the start of spring with a big bonfire bang!

As usual, we will provide bread rolls, salads, sausages, tea/coffee, some sweets etc but we'd appreciate you bringing some extra meat or a plate to share if you're coming with a group as we are never sure of numbers on the day. We would hate for some people to miss out!

Please also bring a picnic blanket or deck chairs, or whatever you'd prefer to sit on .. or not.

It's still too far our for a weather report, but keep an eye on this blog for any updates.

See you soon!

Bonfire picnic - 10 September 2017


tractorkids2016.jpgFor those who I haven't already emailed (please contact me if you wish to be included on the list), the Bonfire party this year will be held on Sunday 10 September.

Keep an eye on our website for more details closer to the date.

WHERE: Aldersyde Estate, 226 Aldersyde Road, Bickley

: Sunday 10 September 2017

TIME: open for sales 10am-5pm, BBQ picnic 1-5pm, bonfire ignition 3pm

WHAT TO BRING: meat or a plate if you're coming for the BBQ, warm clothes, fold up chairs or picnic rug

Cellar door closed until 1 April 2017

Cellar door will close from 19 December 2016 and re-open on 1 April 2017.

If, however, you would like to purchase wine during this period, please contact Dianne on 9293 3309.

We wish you and your families a very safe and happy Christmas and look forward to showing you our freshly crushed 2017 vintage in April!

The Bonfire aftermath


2016bonfire1.jpgThank you to everyone who braved the rainy weather and came to the Bonfire Party.

2016bonfire2.jpgWe were overwhelmed by your support, generosity and thoughtfulness.

Thanks especially to Mum for helping to plan the day and for preparing most of the salads, condiments and sweets. And to my husband Sean for making the place look so beautiful and quickly erecting hasty taups when the weather closed in.

Other thanks go to my parents-in-law, Ian and Merran, who came by boat from the east coast especially for the party. Ian put in a full day's work on the mower on the Saturday in readiness for the party. And Merran took a load off my mind by looking after Abigail so I could spend some time with you all.

My brothers, Mike and Pete, were of course the Aldersyde tractor drivers on the day. Thanks boys.

But of course the biggest thanks goes to YOU! Some of you have never missed a party. And it wouldn't be the same if you did. Thank you for your loyalty and encouragement over the years. We never would have made it without you.

We hope you'll join us again next year.