After more than 13 years in Pickering Brook, co-owner and winemaker Rob Puglisi is retiring from Due Jolly Winery and closing its cellar door from Sunday 19 January, 2020.
Due Jolly (Italian for ‘two
jokers’) commenced with humble beginnings in 2006 in a building formerly used
for fruit packing. After six years focusing on producing small batch vintages
and converting a storage room, the cellar door opened to the public.
“I’ve been fermenting since
high school. 20 years ago I started with some surplus grapes from a friend’s
vineyard and a wine making textbook. I couldn’t have imagined my hobby; that
started in my home shed, would with the help of a few partners and friends grow
into the business it is today” said Rob.
Rob has balanced the demands
of running the winery and cellar door with his day job, an engineer and Project
Manager at Rio Tinto and Alcoa. “I’ve loved talking to all the people I have
met over the years and introducing them to lesser known varieties such as our
Vermentino, Fiano and Sangiovese. But after working seven days a week for six
years it’s time for me to spend more time with my family and give some of my
other hobbies some attention”.
With a catalogue of vintages
aged to perfection Rob encourages customers old and new to visit for a bargain.
“It wouldn’t be Due Jolly if we weren’t a bit unconventional. Come visit me at
the cellar door, tell me which of our wines you like and I’ll cut you a deal”.
Sunday 22 December, 2019: The cellar door will cease to sell food including cheese boards, bruschetta and cake. The cellar door will remain open for wine tastings, coffee and a chat.
Sunday 19 January, 2020: Last day for wine tastings and sales direct from the cellar door.
Sunday 19 January onward: Customers can continue to buy wine until stocks run out. Contact Rob through Facebook, Instagram or email.
To stay up to date or to contact
Rob outside of the cellar door hours follow Due Jolly Winery on Facebook or Instagram
Here it is, the @duejolly Christmas special! All you have to do is buy at least six bottles of wine in one transaction and you will receive a FREE $20 voucher to use on your next wine purchase. Limited to one per customer. Available at the cellar door from this weekend #duejollychristmas
Thank you to all who have visited us over this festive period. The cellar door will now be closed until the 7th January 2017 so that our staff can spend the holiday period with their families and friends.
We look forward to seeing you in the New Year.
– Rob and the Due Jolly Crew.
The cellar door will not be open tomorrow for WA Day. We will be closed to spend the long weekend with our family and friends. We hope you all have a lovely weekend and the cellar door will reopen as usual next Saturday and Sunday 11am – 5pm.
The Bickley Harvest Festival is on this Saturday and Sunday. We will be offering tastings (including FOUR new wines!), cheese platters, cake and coffee and if you’re lucky you may even get to try some freshly roasted chestnuts. Take a copy of the map and explore the awesome Bickley Valley region, there is so much on offer. It really is Perth’s best kept secret. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to find out more about what we will have on offer.
The cellar door will be open as usual the Saturday and Sunday of the ANZAC long weekend. The cellar door will however be shut on Monday for the ANZAC Day holiday. We wish you all a nice long weekend and hope to see you at the cellar door 11am – 5pm!