Small batch minimal intervention wines
Valleé du Venom
Urban Micro Winery
Vallée du Venom is Rhys and Emma Parker and their ‘Urban Micro Winery’ in Dunsborough, Western Australia. The winery is located in the north of the world renowned Margaret River Wine Region.
With access to premium vineyards and reliable maritime climate vintages, Vallée du Venom produce small batch, terroir driven wines centered around a minimal intervention ethos.
Without the benefit of inheriting vineyards or a winery nor wishing to relinquish control to a third party winemaking facility, Rhys and Emma started from scratch. Converting a bare, concrete warehouse in the heart of Dunsy into a winery, the Urban Micro Winery concept was as much as a necessity as it was a vision.
From handpicking, to shovelling grapes into a crusher and waxing thousands of bottles, everything at Vallée du Venom is done by hand.
Why choose Small batch minimal intervention wines?
I think if wine consumers were made aware of what actually goes into large scale wine production and wine products sold through the big liquor store chains, they would definitely prefer small batch, minimal intervention wines. But that’s a whole other conversation best had over a couple glasses of vino!
A growing number of small producers such as ourselves are providing wine drinkers with truly unique wines that aren’t blended away into the oblivion of the bulk wine market. Instead, small batches of hand picked fruit from a single vineyard site, fermented with indigenous yeast populations and bottled without additives, filtering or fining are now widely available to the Australian wine drinker and it’s about bloody time!
We strive to produce wines that elicit a sense of place and time and reflect the environmental conditions of the annual harvest. We guide the grape to the bottle and don’t attempt to re-produce the same wine year in year out. It’s about celebrating the individuality of each vintage and the vineyards the wine comes from. Simple.
What’s been happening in the world of VDV?
As we cruise into Summer, we'll be out and about showing our wines at the following venues! See the list below for up and coming events including Tastings, Wine Festivals and Trade Events. Friday 11th November 4-7pm - "Meet the Maker" at The Firestation, Busselton...
June 2022: 'You Can Definitely Ask Too Many Questions'. Recently I had the great fortune to be selected in the 2022 Australian Wine Industry Mentor Program (as a Mentee to be clear, not a Mentor…obviously). Anyone in the industry who knows me would agree that I like...
On Friday 15th July, the wines of Vallee du Venom will take centre stage during a drag cabaret wine-tasting showcase at Bungalow bar. Wine’s a Drag 2.0 offers six wine tasters from local wineries including VDV, canapés and live DJs.
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By appointment only.
3/1 Congressional Drive, Dunsborough, 6281
0416 305 842
Liquor Licence number: 618215406920
WARNING: Under the Liquor Control Act 1988, it is an offence:
– to sell or supply liquor to a person under the age of 18 years on licensed or regulated premises; or
– for any person under the age of 18 years to purchase, or attempt to purchase, liquor on licensed or regulated premises.