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In December 2005  the Mathews family acquired the long-established Hopelands Vineyard located in the pristine Margaret River wine region.

During 2006 the vineyard was rejuvenated, requiring many hours of physical labour.

The vines were cut right back and retrellised, resulting in a consequent reduction in yield and significant rise in wine quality.

The After Hours harvest is around 30 tonnes of fruit each year, from which  approximately 2500 cases of premium wine are produced.

The vineyard consists of Cabernet Sauvignon (2.6 ha), Shiraz (1.6 ha), Merlot, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay (1.1 ha each).

The majority of the wine is sold through cellar door, online and into the domestic market.

Our People

After Hours Wine is a family owned and run business. The winemaking is very much a 'hands on' approach from the vineyard to the bottle.

The vineyard is managed and maintained by Warwick, Cherylyn and their children with winemaking by Phil Potter.

Phil has been involved in the wine industry since 1996, working numerous years at Capel Vale Wines & Leeuwin Estate.

before joining After Hours Wine, on a full time basis, in 2011.

His attention to detail and continued quest for perfection are reflected in the standard and quality of our wines seen today.

Warwick Mathews

Viticultuist

Phil Potter

Winemaker

Awards

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2019 After Hours Cabernet Merlot

  • Gold Medal 93 Points ~ Australian Wine Showcase 2020

2018 After Hours Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Gold Medal 94 points Australian Wine Showcase Magazine 2020

2019 After Hours Shiraz

  • Silver Medal 92 Points ~ Australian Wine Showcase Magazine 2020

2020 After Hours Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

  • Gold Medal ~ 93 Points Australian Wine Showcase 2020

2019 After Hours Chardonnay

  • Gold Medal / 94 points ~Australian Wine Showcase Magazine 2020

2018 9 to 5 Cabernet Merlot

  • Gold Medal / 94 Points ~ Australian Wine Showcase Magazine 2021

2019 9 to 5 Merlot

  • Gold Medal / 93 Points ~ Australian Wine Showcase Magazine 2020

2020 After Hours Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

  • Gold Medal / 93 points ~ Australian Wine Showcase Magazine 2020


2018 After Hours Chardonnay

  • Gold Medal / 93 Points ~ Australian Wine Showcase Magazine 2020

2017 After Hours Chardonnay

  • Gold Medal / 94 Points ~ Australian Wine Showcase Magazine 2019

2017 After Hours Cabernet Merlot

  • Gold Medal / 93 Points ~ Australian Wine Showcase Magazine 2019

2017 After Hours Shiraz

  • Gold Medal / 5 Stars / Top in Class ~ Winestate Magazine Best of The West 2019
  • Gold Medal / 93 Points ~ Australian Wine Showcase Magazine 2018

2016 After Hours Chardonnay

  • Gold Medal / 95 Points ~ James Halliday Wine Companion 2019
  • Gold Medal / 5 Stars ~ Winewise Championships 2018
  • Gold Medal ~ Cairns Wine Awards 2018
  • Gold Medal ~ Australian Cool Climate Wine Show 2017
  • Gold Medal ~ National Cool Cliamte Wine Show 2017
  • Gold Medal ~ Rutherglen Wine Show 2017
  • Gold Medal ~ Cairns Wine Show Awards 2017
  • Gold Medal ~ Australian Wine Showcase Magazine 2017
  • 94 Points ~ Australian Wine Showcase Magazine 2017

2016 After Hours Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Gold Medal ~ Australian Wine Showcase Magazine 2017
  • 94 Points ~ Australian Wine Showcase Magazine 2017

2016 After Hours Shiraz ~ Australian Wine Showcase Magazine 2017

  • Gold Medal ~ Australian Wine Showcase Magazine 2017
  • 93 Points ~ Australian Wine Showcase Magazine 2017

2017 9 to 5 Cabernet Merlot

  • Gold Medal / 93 Points ~ Australian Wine Showcase Magazine 2019

2017 After Hours Sauvignon Blanc

  • Silver Medal / 92 Points ~ Australian Wine Showcase Magazine 2017

2017 9 to 5 Chardonnay

  • Silver Medal / 91 Points ~ Australian Wine Showcase Magazine 2017

2017 9 to 5 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

  • Silver Medal / 91 Points ~ Australian Wine Showcase Magazine 2017

2016 After Hours Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

  • Gold Medal / 93 Points ~ Australian Wine Showcase Magazine 2016

2015 After Hours Cabernet Merlot

  • Gold Medal / 93 Points ~ Australian Wine Showcase Magazine 2016

2016 9 to 5 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

  • Gold Medal / 94 Points ~ Australian Wine Showcase Magazine 2016

2016 9 to 5 Shiraz

  • Silver Medal / 91 Points ~ Australian Wine Showcase Magazine 2017

2015 After Hours Chardonnay

  • Gold Medal / 5 Stars / Top in Category ~ Winestate Magazine Best of the West 2017
  • Gold Medal ~ Australian Cool Climate Wine Show 2016
  • Gold Medal ~ Australian Small Winemakers Show 2016
  • 94 Points ~ James Halliday Wine Companion 2018

2014 After Hours Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Gold Medal ~ Perth Royal Wine Show 2016
  • Gold Medal ~ Wine Show of Western Australia 2016
  • Gold Medal ~ Cairns Wine Awards 2016
  • Gold Medal ~ Blackwood Valley & WA Boutique Wine Show 2015
  • Gold Medal / 93 Points ~ Australain Wine Showcase Magazine 2016
  • Top 50 Wines ~ Wine Show of Western Australia 2016

2015 After Hours Shiraz

  • Gold Medal ~ Perth Royal Wine Show 2016
  • Gold Medal ~ Australian Small Winemakers Show 2016
  • Gold Medal ~ Winewise Small Vigneron Awards 2016
  • Gold Medal / 94 Points ~ Australian Wine Showcase Magazine 2016
  • 95 Points ~ James Halliday Wine Companion 2018

2015 9 to 5 Cabernet Merlot

  • Gold Medal / 94 Points ~ Australain Wine Showcase Magazine 2016

2015 9 to 5 Shiraz

  • Silver Medal / 91 Points ~ Australain Wine Showcase Magazine 2016

2015 After Hours Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

  • Gold Medal / 94 Points ~ Australian Wine Showcase Magazine 2015
  • Gold Medal ~ Australian Cool Climate Wine Show 2015
  • 94 Points ~ James Halliday Wine Companion

2014 After Hours Shiraz

  • Silver Medal ~ Perth Royal Wine Show 2015
  • Silver Medal ~ National Cool Climate Wine Show 2015
  • Silver Medal ~ Rutherglen Wine Show 2015
  • Silver Medal ~ Winewise Small Vigneron Awards 2015
  • Silver Medal ~ Australian National Single Vineyard Wine Show 2015

2014 After Hours Chardonnay

  • 94 Points ~ James Halliday Wine Companion 2016
  • Silver Medal / 92 Points ~ Australian Wine Showcase Magazine 2015
  • Silver Medal ~ Australian Cool Climate Wine Show 2015
  • Silver Medal ~ National Cool Climate Wine Show 2015

2015 9 to 5 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

  • 92 Points ~ James Halliday Wine Companion 2016

2014 9 to 5 Cabernet Merlot

  • Gold Medal / 93 Points ~ Australian Wine Showcase Magazine 2015

2014 9 to 5 Shiraz

  • Silver Medal / 91 Points ~ Australian Wine Showcase Magazine 2015

2015 After Hours Sauvignon Blanc

  • Silver Medal / 90 Points ~ Australian Wine Showcase Magazine 2015
  • Silver Medal ~ Cairns Wine Awards 2015

2013 After Hours Chardonnay

  • 94 Points ~ James Halliday Wine Companion 2015
  • Gold Medal / 93 Points ~ Australian Wine Showcase Magazine 2014

2013 After Hours Shiraz

  • Gold Medal / 93 Points ~ Australian Wine Showcase Magazine 2014

2013 After Hours Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Gold Medal / 93 Points ~ Australian Wine Shoiwcase Magazine 2014
  • Silver Medal ~ Winewise Small Vigneron Wine Awards 2014

2013 After Hours Cabernet Merlot

  • Silver Medal / 92 Points ~ Australian Wine Showcase Magazine 2014
  • 90 Points ~ James Halliday Wine Companion 2015

2014 After Hours Sauvignon Blanc

  • 90 Points ~ James Halliday Wine Companion 2014
  • Silver Medal ~ Australian Wine Showcase Magazine 2014

2014 9 to 5 Chardonnay

  • Silver Medal / 91 Points ~ Australian Wine Showcase Magazine 2014

2013 9 to 5 Shiraz

  • Silver Medal / 91 Points ~ Australian Wine Showcase Magazine 2014
  • Best Value Buys ~ Australian Wine Showcase Magazine 2015

2012 After Hours Shiraz

  • 95 Points ~ James Halliday Wine Companion 2014
  • Top 20 Autumn Buys ~ James Halliday Wine Companion 2014
  • Wine Of The Week ~ James Halliday Wine Companion 2014
  • Best Value Buys ~ Australian Wine Showcase Magazine 2014
  • 92 Points ~ Australian Wine Showcase Magazine 2013
  • 4 Stars & Top Wine in Category ~ Winestate Magazine 2014
  • Top 40 Best Value Buys ~ Winestate Magazine 2014
  • Silver Medal ~ Sydney Royal Wine Show 2014
  • Silver Medal ~ Winewise Small Vigneron Awards 2013

2013 After Hours Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

  • Gold Medal & 93 Points ~ Australian Wine Showcase Magazine 2013
  • Gold Medal & 93 Points ~ Scoop Magazine Spring Tasting 2013

2011 After Hours Cabernet Sauvignon

  • 90 Points ~ Australian Wine Showcase Magazine 2013

2013 9 to 5 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

  • 92 Points ~ Australian Wine Showcase Magazine 2013

2012 After Hours Chardonnay

  • 92 Points ~ Australian Wine Showcase Magazine 2013
  • 91 Points ~ James Halliday 2013
  • Silver Medal ~ Perth Royal Wine Show 2013
  • Silver Medal ~ Australian Cool Climate Wine Show 2013
  • Silver Medal ~ Winewise Small Vigneron Awards 2013
  • 4 Stars ~ Winestate Magazine 2013
  • Top 40 Best Value Buys ~ Winestate Magazine 2013

2012 9 to 5 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

  • Silver Medal ~ Scoop Magazine Autumn Tasting 2013
  • Top 40 Best Value Buys ~ Winestate Magazine 2013

2011 After Hours Chardonnay

  • 93 Points ~ James Halliday 2013
  • 91 Points ~ Australian Wine Showcase Magazine 2012
  • 90 Points ~The West Australian Wine Guide 2013
  • Top 40 Best Value Buys of 2012 ~ Winestate Magazine 2012/13

2010 After Hours Chardonnay

  • Top Gold Medal in Margaret River Class Winewise Small Vigneron Wine Show 2012
  • 93 Points ~ James Halliday 2012
  • 92 Points ~ Australian Wine Showcase Magazine 2012

2010 After Hours Shiraz

  • 90 points ~ James Halliday 2013
  • Bronze Medal ~ Winewise Small Vigneron Awards 2012
  • Bronze Medal ~ Perth Royal Wine Show 2012
  • Bronze Medal ~ Adelaide Royal Wine Show 2012
  • Bronze Medal ~ Margaret River Wine Show 2012
  • 91pts Australian Wine Showcase Magazine 2012
  • Best Value Buys ~ Australian Wine Showcase Magazine 2013

2009 After Hours Chardonnay

  • 90 Points James Halliday 2012
  • Silver Medal ~ National Cool Climate Wines Show 2010
  • Silver Medal ~ Blackwood Valley and WA Boutique Show 2010

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