MadFish Originals
Sideways – Margaret River Series
Grandstand – Great Southern Series
Gold Turtle – Single Vineyard Series
Vera’s Cuvee Sparkling

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Region: Margaret River/Great Southern/Western Australia

Winemaker: Janice McDonald



The MadFish story begins in the far southern reaches of Western Australia where 15 kilometres from the quiet coastal town of Denmark is the picturesque Madfish Bay. According to local folklore, the bay’s tranquillity is broken when two tides meet. The fish confused by this natural phenomenon, can be observed leaping in the air as if in a state of complete madness.
The MadFish range of fine West Australian wines are produced by Howard Park from grapes grown in the cool South-West region of Margaret River and the Great Southern.


James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2011 Results
As many of you may be aware, Leading Australian Wine Writer James Halliday has just released his Australian Wine Companion 2011 edition; our MadFish Winery has again been awarded a prestigious 5 Red Star ranking. "Outstanding winery regularly producing wines of exemplary quality and typicity". This is given to wineries who have maintained their 5 Star rating for at least 3 consecutive years, with at least two wines rated at 94 points or above.
2008 MADFISH SIDEWAYS CABERNET SAUVIGNON MERLOT "Good colour, classic Margaret River style, tightly structured and focused, with hints of gravel among the Blackcurrant and cassis fruit flavours; the tannins are well integrated, the oak likewise." 93 Points
2008 MADFISH SIDEWAYS SHIRAZ "Bright crimson-red; a succulent medium-bodied shiraz from Margaret River, even though the front label does not disclose this; there is a cascade of red cherry, plum and spicy fruit, the tannins and oak playing a support role." 92 Point