Our History at IRONWOOD
When Gene and Mary Harma purchased their undulating 165-acre property at Porongurup in 1991 at the center of surrounding vineyards, they were thinking ‘wine’. When the decision was made then to name it ‘IRONWOOD’, it seemed appropriate considering the ironstone outcrops on some of the hills and stands of Jarrah and Redgum. Their thoughts were also in a distant place with the same name in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula wilderness where Gene was born and where they had had cool climate holidays and family reunions over the years. Somehow the two places, poles apart, were kindred. So, the property was ‘IRONWOOD’ and thence the vineyard and wine enterprise became IRONWOOD Estate Wines.
" At the heart of the ancient Porongurup Range in Western Australia’s Great Southern Wine Region. "
The magical place
About the Winery
IRONWOOD Estate Wines is dedicated to consistent quality from the hand selection of their grapes through the vinification, maturation, and the bottling of their fine wines. The business motto states, “Fine wine every time…” as a commitment to dedication and excellence. The selection is currently Merlot, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet/Merlot, Chardonnay (Reserve and unoaked), Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Late Harvest, and Rocky Rose. Tourists now have the opportunity to visit the cellar to sample the wines and enjoy them with a cafe lunch alfresco or indoors. The panoramic picturesque views over the ‘lake’ adjacent to the vineyard to the distant Stirling Range and to the nearby elevated granite and timbered Porongurup Range National Park are the perfect backdrops. The cellar View Cafe menu is changed to complement the seasonal swings and great coffee/cakes plus pure, unprocessed honey are year-round delights.
Cellar and café are open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday – Monday for wine tastings & sales, lunches, coffees/teas, and cakes.
The Porongurup Range, an 1100 million-year-old pre-Cambrian granite range that was once a forested island is now a 25.11 square kilometer National Park measuring 15 kilometers in length. It is Heritage Listed for its special geological features and biodiversity. With 700+ wildflowers, 75+ bird species stands of Karri trees, the Porongurup Skywalk, and bordered by vineyards it really is a ‘Range of Attractions’.
License no: 6180048819 Licence Class: Producer’s Licence Licensee: Eugene Louis Harma And Mary Elisabeth Harma Address: 2191 Porongurup Road, Porongurup, W.A. 6324 Ph No: 08 9853 1126
Under the Liquor Control Act 1988, it is an offense:
● to sell or supply liquor to a person under the age of 18 years on licensed or regulated premises; or
● for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase, or attempt to purchase, liquor on licensed or regulated premises.