Producer of the Year

by Ray Jordan

Singlefile might have created its name from watching geese walking single file through the Denmark property, but from the time the Snowden and Corbett families bought an existing vineyard in 2007, they have pursued their quest for excellence with a single-minded and very clear strategic approach.

In the past 12 months the wines have taken another leap forward, building on a succession of excellent vintages and the creation of new and interesting variety and stylistic expressions from fruit sourced from their own and other Great Southern locations.

Their benchmark Philip Adrian cabernet sauvignon and the Vivienne chardonnay are now among the finest examples of these varieties produced in Western Australia. In addition to the chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the estate vineyard in Denmark, Singlefile works with a number of quality vineyards around the Great Southern.

With a minimal intervention approach in both the vineyard and winemaking, Singlefile focuses on producing cool climate wines that give an authentic voice to the diversity and character of the vineyard sites and sub-regions of the Great Southern.

No visit to Denmark is complete without dropping into the Singlefile cellar door, with its beautiful design and setting complemented by an individual tasting experience.

The family’s primary aim was to create a winery of distinction in the Great Southern. Their chosen motto, Semper Superne Nitens translates to “the pursuit of excellence” and encapsulates the family’s focus on quality. They have certainly achieved that.