Jane Brook

+61 8 9274 1432 229 Toodyay Road
Middle Swan, 6056
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The processing of wine begins with the harvesting of the fruit which may be either by hand or alternatively by machine. At Jane Brook the fruit is harvested entirely by hand during the coolest time of the day and then cooled in our refrigerated winery. This ensures that our fruit is in undamaged, excellent condition before crushing. During the ripening period mid January - March, maturity analyses of Baume`, pH and Titratable Acid are performed to plot the progress of the fruit. The level of ripeness is determined by hydrometer or refractrometer, which measures the total soluble solids. In grape juice this is essentially all sugar, and this is then expressed in Brix or Be`. 1 Be` = 1.8 Brix, 1 be` equates to approximately 1% v/v of alcohol, hence fruit harvested at 12 Be` or 21.6 Brix produces a wine of approximately 12% v/v of alcohol. The fermentation process involves the yeast converting grape sugar to ethanol. All wine is fermented within stainless steel tanks with the exception of Chardonnay Read more »

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  • Chenin Blanc

    History of the grape: Modern day French oenologist Pierre Galet states Chenin Blanc has been in France at least since...

  • Verdelho

    History of the grape: Verdelho has existed on the island of Madeira in Portugal at least as far back as the 15th cent...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

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  • Jane Brook Estate Wines White Port NV

    Snoothrank:

    This is a wonderfully light fortified wine. Best served in a port glass with one block of ice and a slice of lemon. A fantastic Summer afternoon drink. Read More

    Wine review by Alicat81


  • Jane Brook Estate Wines Back Block Shiraz NV

    Snoothrank:

    A great wine from old vines, very deep shiraz. Dry mouth feel, strong berries and pepper flavours. The current vintage is very close to running out at the cellar door. Read More

    Wine review by Alicat81


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