About Our Winery

A hearty Great Southern welcome to Rising Star Wines!

Originally planted in 1989, Rising Star Vineyard is located in the picturesque Scotsdale Valley only 5 minutes from the town of Denmark, Western Australia.

This massive wine region, the “Great Southern” is famously known for it’s rich soils and an ideal cool climate providing perfect conditions for slow ripening and full fruit flavour development in the vineyard.

in 2005

Purchased in 2005 by Texans Paul and Gwen Hyatt, the couple saw the potential to enhance and nurture this dynamic boutique vineyard in a picturesque WA location.


Our estate grown wines express a 'sense of place'. Located in Denmark, Western Australia, near the Southern Ocean providing perfect conditions for slow ripening.

Meet Paul & Gwen

Paul & Gwen Hyatt

For Texans Paul and Gwen Hyatt, searching for their own little piece of heaven began several years back on a holiday to Western Australia.

More like a love story than a business venture the couple developed a deep affection for Western Australia’s similarities to Texas. With wide open spaces, friendly hospitable people, and the local ‘can do attitude’ it all felt comfortingly familiar.

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You see the coolest creatures in a vineyard! Sorry we had to disturb for a couple hours for harvest - all good!



Celebrity chef Anna Gare loves her bubbles! And we think she has great taste!! Thanks Anna for helping to kick off the Denmark launch of the Taste Great Southern Festival



Oyster Nacho's for breakfast after a great Easter Weekend here at Rising Star Wines with @doctorzinc! Inspired by @robbwalsh and @chefdavidgarrido these are freshly shucked South Australian Oysters lightly fried in a corn meal (polenta) and @artisanbrewing WIT beer batter and my favorite salsa. Awesome way to cap off a superb weekend!



Favorite pair of leather work gloves with new repairs! YeeHaw. Off to the dumb end of a shovel @risingstarwines !



Well, last week was the first week of winter here in Iz, and not a bad day to kick it off! Come see the beauty of the Great Southern and Denmark, WA. And don't forget to stop by Rising Star Wines for some great wines!



A long table lunch in the Machinery shed for the Bentley Owners Group on WA Day - a good time was had by all!



Ok, I love my beer, too. So am doing my annual volunteer work for the RAS of WA by judging beer at the Perth Royal Beer Show in Claremont.



They don't call this the Rainbow Coast for nothing 😉