Simon and Maaike Berns acquired a 7ha block (with 5ha of vines) at Herne Hill, making the first wine in 1998 and opening a most attractive cellar door facility. They also own the Wildberry Estate Vineyard in Margaret River. Plantings in Margaret River have increased with new clones of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, P95 chardonnay and malbec. New clones of tempranillo and touriga nacional have also been added to the Swan Valley plantings. Consistent and significant wine show success has brought recognition for the wines. Exports to Japan. -JAMES HALLIDAY
Sittella owned by Simon and Maaike Berns,is a family business, and was established in 1998 when the winery building and restaurant were finished in the Swan Valley. The vineyard around Sittella was planted in 1993. In 2003 Sittella opened its Cellar door for wine tasting and sales. Varieties are uptill now: Verdelho, Chardonnay, Petit Verdot, Tempranillo, Shiraz, brown Muscat and Saparavi. Their vineyard in Margaret River/Wilyabrup called Buckshot Ridge, produces Cabernet, Chardonnay and Malbec.
Focused on making ultra-premium Western Australian sparkling and regional wines.