The Suckfizzle story began in 1997 with the first vintage of a single vineyard Graves style wine modelled on Domaine de Chevalier from Bordeaux. Today it is a wine with a long and prestigious history that has ultimately been recognised as the Best Semillon Sauvignon Blend in Australia.
Platinum Medal + 97 Points - 2018 Decanter World Wine Awards
The New Suckfizzle - As the wine style has evolved, so has the brand and story. The idea behind the new artwork and branding for Suckfizzle was to create two elements that visually tell the story behind the Suckfizzle wines. The first element is based on the existing ‘Suckfizzle Foot with Wings’ that has proudly carried the flag as the hero of the Suckfizzle label design. The second element is the artwork. A painted landscape representing Cape Leeuwin and the spectacular coastline that surrounds the Suckfizzle vineyard. When combined, the two elements complete the story and reflect the unique nature and history of the Suckfizzle brand. - Artist: Dan Tomkins
Every year, James Halliday and his tasting panel pinpoint the best Australian wines, winemakers and wineries from a pool of several thousand. Out of the 1216 Australian wineries profiled for the 2019 Halliday Wine Companion 232 wineries (8.2%) received a Five Red Star Rating.
We are thrilled to reveal that once again we sit amongst the best Margaret River wineries with our 12th consecutive Five Red Star Rating, confirming our consistent record for quality and excellence.
In looking at these points, remember these are some of the best of 9289 wines tasted for the 2019 edition.
Always a regional tour de force, this has high quality Graves written all over it; not merely fermented in French oak (60% new), but aged as well (40% new) for 14 months, with incremental batonnage to amplify the compelling textural detail. A citrus choir with the focus on lemon: lemon grass, lemon curd and ripe Meyer, all soaring along a balancing beam of vanilla cream oak. This is world class, transcending the general malaise when it comes to these oft-abused varieties.
2016 Luminosa Chardonnay | 95 Points
A surprisingly subtle chardonnay for the region, with fermentation in oak followed by settling in tank. Stone fruit hints, wild yeast pungency and crisp mineral energy. A swather of vanillan oak, barley detectable. The beauty her is in the detail, venosity and compelling length.
2017 Stella Bella Sauvignon Blanc | 95 Points
Man alive, the bouquet is positively humming with a potent cocktail of all things tropical, led by passionfruit, guava, gooseberry and pineapple, and which translates to the opening stanza of the palate before a veil of lime, orange and mandarin citrus comes over the top to calm things down.
This has it all, the X-factor in high relief. The cradle of multifaceted tropical fruits and the bundle of herbs, grass and citrus are perfectly balanced and surge on the finish and aftertaste without any congestion. Lovely now, different - but still lovely - in 5+ years. Great value.
2015 Stella Bella Cabernet Sauvignon | 94 Points
This is benchmark proprietary cabernet. Mid to full weighted, it exudes regional pastille and olive DNA, melded effortlessly to currant, plum and bay leaf notes. The tannins are palpable, albeit massaged to the gentler side in the name of mid-tern ageability and savour.
Has it both ways: tropical fruits of all kinds headed by sauvignon blanc’s passionfruit on the bouquet, palate and finish, semillon’s firmer hand on the tiller throughout the journey providing shape and textur e. Great value, of course.
2015 Suckfizzle Cabernet Sauvignon | 93 Points
Ripe, plush and a bit bolshie of oak and assertive, edgy tannins around the seams, this is a premium cabernet in every sense aside from its position just outside of the top tier across an extensive range. The 18 months in French oak and patience should smooth its edginesss. Meanwhile, enjoy flavours of bitter chocolate, currant and bay leaf.
2016 Stella Bella Shiraz | 92 Points
While cabernet is the recognised postcode, some shiraz still stand out in the region. This is one of them. Violet, purple fruits and anise are scuttled across the mouth by pins of peppery acidity. The tannins are a meer waft, providing a platform across which the fruit flows effortlessly. There are no unwelcome hints of reduction that plague so many in the region.
2016 Stella Bella Cabernet Merlot | 92 Points
Exemplary proprietary wine, firmly stamped with regional DNA: a groomed piste of ripe currant, pastille, bay leaf and gentle tannins, oak and grape. Just enough grip for early to mid-term development. This is serious wine made to a friendly price-point.
Our 2018 Stella Bella Sauvignon Blanc has landed the TROPHY for best Sauvignon Blanc in show at the Royal Queensland Wine Show.
100% Sauvignon Blanc. 50% old oak. Bursting with tropical fruits of passionfruit and guava. Complex palate with racy acidity and a touch of savouriness. This vintage is the epitome of Southern Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc.
For 141 years, thousands of Australian winemakers have entered the nationally esteemed Royal Queensland Wine Show (RQWS) — the first capital city wine show held in Australia each year and the first to judge the new season's vintage. Built upon longstanding traditions celebrating excellence in wine, this prestigious show continues to garner success by paying close attention to consumer interest and current industry trends. To view the full show results click here.
We are very proud of our recent results in the 2018 Decanter World Wine Awards held in London. With 275 judges + 16,903 wines + 50 Best in Show Medals + 149 Platinum Medals + 240 Gold Medals. Stella Bella received 2 of 20 Platinum Medals awarded to Australian wines. The only 2 Platinum Medals awarded to Margaret River wines.
Platinum Medal 97 Points - 2016 Luminosa Cabernet Sauvignon (Est. release Oct 18)
Platinum Medal 97 Points - 2015 Suckfizzle Sauvignon Blanc Semillon (Est. release Feb 19)
Gold Medal 95 Points - 2016 Luminosa Chardonnay (New Release)
Luke, Steve and the crew are still manic making amazing wines, but here is a quick update on how things are looking...
The weather conditions leading into vintage 2018 were quite unusual. A warmer than average December followed by a cooler than average January, February and March.
Vintage commenced on the 16th of February, where the team were put to work with a Chardonnay hand-pick at the Suckfizzle and Isca vineyards. Natural acidity was again through the roof this year with the cooler weather conditions during the ripening period. Especially in Sauvignon Blanc, where we needed to wait for acids to decrease significantly before picking. As a result of the ‘hang time’ some botrytis was an issue and needed to be removed prior to harvest which in turn reduced yield. We are 16% down on estimate for Sauvignon Blanc, however, our vineyards averaged 8t/Ha for this variety which is a good result.
Chardonnay, came off in beautiful condition without any significant disease. 2% down on estimate for Chardonnay. Flavours are on point. 5.1t/Ha average. A little lower crops in vineyards that are not cane pruned.
Semillon, took a while to ripen with some higher crop loads. Some good flavour and lower acidity which was welcomed. Our vineyards averaged 9t/ha which is an excellent result.
Shiraz is still to be finished and we are beginning to take in Cabernet. The weather gods have been kind, let’s hope it continues.
Otro Vino = Other Wine
Adventurous, creative, exotic and explorative hand-crafted wines.
We are thrilled to release our new and exciting label - Otro Vino. Stella Bella's fun, alternative and crazy cousin. An experimental range of wines with individual identity. Hand-made exotic varietals and alternate winemaking styles that will change and evolve each vintage.
2017 OTRO VINO PINOT GRIS
Pinot Gris or Grigio, call it what you like. A small batch wine with pretty nashi pear and ginger nut spice from the low solids tank ferment and grilled chestnuts with subtle gunflint reduction from the high solids wild barrel ferment. Perfumed, slippery, soft, and so very approachable… Get into it.
2017 OTRO VINO CHARDONNAY
Elegant, textural and a bit wild. 100% wild fermented in old oak with no fining and filtration. Focused fruit is bound by texture and stimulates the palate. Aromas of baths salts, lanoline and green mango are backed up by the Mendoza clone punch. Chalky texture and an all-natural acid create tension and drive the palate. Sexy Margaret River Chardonnay.
We are thrilled to announce that we took out the trophy for the Best Chardonnay at the 2017 Langtons Margaret River Wine Show last night! Hailing from a region that produces some of the worlds best Chardonnay it is truly an honour to be recognised as the best!
Stella Bella Chardonnay has a finer, more mineral expression due to it southern Margaret River origin. A great example of the modern style without the excesses, it is medium bodied, well integrated and full of flavour. Our Chardonnay vines are planted throughout our collection of southern Margaret River vineyards providing the ability to capture strong varietal character and maintain high natural acidity.
We are very proud to reveal our fresh new Stella Bella label and some fresh new release 2017 whites.
Say hello to our...
2017 Stella Bella Sauvignon Blanc
Taking over from the sold-out trophy winning 2016 vintage. An explosion of passionfruit, guava, lime pith and grapefruit with a subtle savoury nuttiness and flint character from the barrel ferment. It dances across your palate, filling your mouth with the perfect balance of tropical fruit flavours & fine, focused mineral acidity. Best paired with freshly caught seafood and a seasonal salad served chilled in the sunshine.
GOLD MEDAL || 2017 Perth Royal Show
2017 Stella Bella Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
This quintessential Margaret River blend is made to suit the beautiful Margaret River lifestyle... vibrant, chilled and seriously enjoyable! A charming combination of citrus, passionfruit, guava and lemon meringue with a sea spray freshness and restrained savoury straw character. The textural palate, natural mineral acidity and rounded flavours create a very pleasing supple and salivating finish. Naturally pairs with freshly caught Augusta King George Whiting, a seasonal salad and local Yallingup Woodfired Bread.
SILVER MEDAL || 2017 Perth + Sydney Royal Wine Shows
We are very proud of our results in the 2018 Halliday Wine Companion… once again we sit amongst the top wineries in Australia with our 11th consecutive Five Red Star Rating, confirming our consistent record for quality and excellence.
All wines featured in the book scored 91 points and above, with our 2016 Stella Bella Sauvignon Blanc, 2014 Suckfizzle Sauvignon Blanc Semillon and 2014 Serie Luminosa Cabernet Sauvignon making it into the ‘best of the best’ list. Coming your way are some of our points and reviews... Please note our ‘Very Limited Wines’ are extremely close to selling out… so get in quick!
Cheers, The Stella Bella Team
Current Release Wines...
These wines are waiting for you to experience for yourself… available online, in our cellar door & selected outlets.
Very Limites Wines
2014 Serie Luminosa Cabernet Sauvignon || 97 Points
Bright, clear crimson-purple - quite striking: a wine made without any compromise in the fruit selection or in the vinification, with a long pedigree of prior vintages of high quality. The bouquet is perfumed, the medium-bodied palate with a full array of cassis, redcurrant and blueberry fruits and bay leaf and superfine but persistent tannins. Oh, and yes, Fr ench oak does make a contribution.
2016 Stella Bella Sauvignon Blanc || 96 Points
In distinctive Stella Bella fashion, the wine is loaded with tropical fruits fit for an Arabian feast, starting with passionfruit, gooseberry, continuing with green pineapple, finishing with punchy citrussy acidity that intensifies and prolongs the impact of a real wine.
Bright straw-green; has the Stella Bella stamp all over it; notwithstanding that semillon is the dominant partner, the exotic tropical fruits of sauvignon blanc do most of the talking, with passionfruit, custard apple and gooseberry joined by lemony acidity on the finish. Will be around for a few years yet.
2015 Stella Bella Shiraz || 93 Points
Good colour, bright and deep; the expressive bouquet has all manner of warm spices, mocha, even hot cross buns. The medium to full-bodied palate takes all those characters in its stride, adding plush, ripe tannins and a dash of licorice. Enticing wine, whether now or later.
Light, clear red; the sangiovese component is the dominant partner, no matter what the percentages may be (we aren’t told). Red cherry fruits rule the roost, and make a wine full of personality that is raring to go.
2015 Stella Bella Cabernet Merlot || 94 Points
The perfumed bouquet sets the theme and course of a quality blend reflecting tis varietal origins and birthplace with equal confidence. The blackcurrant fruit of the palate has rifle shots of red berries, tannins also allowed to make their mark, oak neatly controlled.
Sauvignon blanc has always managed to invest Skuttlebutt with an extra coat or two of rich fruit, with passionfruit, guava, Meyer lemon and cut grass all creating a daisy chain, the flavours skipping past and returning equally quickly. This takes on Marlborough’s sauvignon blanc on its own terms.
2016 Skuttlebutt Rosé (Sold Out) 2017 Vintage Now Available || 93 Points
Bright clear colour; a fairground of riotous red fruits of every description that are joined at the hip and drive this intensely flavoured rose onto a long, fruity, yet bone dry finish. Terrific value.
New Release Wines
2014 Serie Luminosa Chardonnay || 96 Points
Hand-picked, whole bunch-pressed, wild and cultured yeast, matured for 11 months in French barriques (40% new). Pale straw-green; this is pure class, in one sense understated, in another absolutely compelling in its purity, focus and length. It will revel in the security of its screwcap, gaining greater complexity over the years ahead as its mix of grapefruit and stone fruit expand. Drink some now, some later, and some much later.
2016 Stella Bella Chardonnay || 95 Points
Brimming with life and energy, the fragrant bouquet of citrus and white flowers, the palate intense and very long; the flavours are spun around beacons of white peach and grapefruit, the barr el-ferment inputs simply adding complexity .
2015 Skuttlebut Cabernet Shiraz || 89 Points
One of a handful of such blends in Margaret River, cabernet dominant, shiraz operating to fill the mid-palate and soften the savoury impact of the cabernet - but certainly not hiding it. Good value.
Future Release Wines...
We are so sorry; you will have to wait a little longer before enjoying these spectacular wines. Sign up to our mailing list to get notifications or join our wine club for wine allocation.
If you are absolutely confident about the quality of the grapes, and the synergy between the varieties, you can afford the luxury of barrel fermentation and extended maceration in French oak. This is one of a handful of Margaret River sauvignon blancs that move into another universe of complexity and longevity. No one should dismiss this wine without tasting it and learning of its majesty.
2014 Suckfizzle Cabernet Sauvignon || 95 Points
The richest and most forthright of the ‘14 Cabernets, firm tannin guy ropes running through the blackcurrant fruits from start to finish. As ever, the balance and varietal integrity are unquestioned, time the only missing ingredient at this point.
2014 Stella Bella Cabernet Sauvignon || 93 Points
Matured in French oak for 18 months. The bouquet is very expressive, with cassis and redcurrant fruit aromas, the medium to full-bodied palate adding a pronounced savoury shaft of flavour tightly linked by powerful tannins. Has the balance to justify the cellaring it needs.
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You must be 18 years to order wine from this web site. It is an of fence to obtain liquor on behalf of a person under the age of 18 years. By purchasing any of our wines, you warrant that you and the recipient of this order are at least 18 years of age.
From time to time down-time, either scheduled or unscheduled, may occur. Stella Bella will work within reason to ensure the amount of down-time is limited. Stella Bella will not be held liable for the consequences of any down-time.
We run competitions and contests on our Website and blog in which we may ask for subscription email information and membership. The terms and conditions of each promotion is at the discretion of Stella Bella and are subject to change.
Stella Bella owns the intellectual property in wine, brands and images.
Stella Bella prohibits the use of its brand and images for any purpose without prior written permission from Stella Bella.
Reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form of this Website is prohibited other than for individual and personal use no part of this Website may be reproduced or shared with a third party. The permission to recopy by an individual does not allow for incorporation of material or any part of it in any work or publication, whether in hard copy, electronic, or any other form.
Unless otherwise noted, all materials on this Website are protected as the copyright, trade dress, trademarks and/or other intellectual p roperties owned by Stella Bella or by other parties that have licensed their material to Stella Bella.
Stella Bella trademarks on this site represent some of the trade marks currently owned or controlled in Australia. The display of these marks and of notices associated with these marks is not intended to be a comprehensive compilation of all worldwide proprietary ownership rights held by Stella Bella.
All rights not expressly granted are reserved.
This Website may contain materials produced by third parties or links to other websites. Such materials and websites are provided by third parties and are not under
Stella Bella direct control and Stella Bella accepts no responsibility or liability inrespect of any such third party materials or for the operation or content of other websites (whether or not they are linked to this Website).
You acknowledge that Stella Bella is entitled to require you to remove any link from another website to this Website which you install without obtaining Stella Bella prior written consent.
Stella Bella reserves the right to terminate the agreement to supply Products to you at any time before the Products are dispatched to you. Stella Bella shall not be liable to You for any cost, expense, or damages whatsoever for terminating this Agreement.
If the Product has not been delivered to You prior to any termination of this Agreement by Stella Bella,
Stella Bella will refund to You any payment You have made prior to termination.