Memories of his grandfather’s vineyard and cellars in Europe led Beckett’s Flat owner and winemaker Belizar Ilic (“Bill” in Australian!) to an early interest in wine.
Seeking a quieter life in the countryside, Bill and his wife Noni left their professional careers in Brisbane and threw themselves into life as Margaret River vignerons. Their single vineyard estate located right in the heart of the Margaret River wine region of Western Australia is the quintessence of ‘boutique’.
Hands-on in all aspects of the business, from planting and tending the vines to producing premium wines in their own winery, you will also find them behind the counter, hand-selling their wines from the cellar door. This is not just a business – but a passion, and this is reflected in the outstanding wines produced.
Bill’s other passion is photography and the cellar door doubles as a gallery displaying both colour and black and white photographs, together with some old cameras and photographic equipment.
Visitors to the cellar door are likely to be greeted by ‘Raff’ the Sable German Shepherd who thinks everyone has come to throw a stick for him. You will receive friendly service, discounts on 3-packs and special case buys. With a large range of delicious wines, including Sparkling and Fortified, there is certain to be something to suit every taste. Wines are very reasonably priced ranging from $12 to $35, with case specials from as little as $9 a bottle.
The winery also produces Australia’s finest Kosher, vegan-friendly, wines under the FIVE STONES label. For further details please visit www.kosherwine.com.au