A brief history
Blessed with ancient, bountiful soils, evenly infused with the free draining red ochre gravel that characterises the soils of this great wine growing region, all our vineyards are dry grown, each vine sending its roots deep into the ground to find the pristine water that lies below. In summer, fresh sea breezes blow in across the Indian Ocean cooling the vines. And in winter the ocean moderates the temperature, preventing frosts on even the coldest days.
Our home vineyard is located in the middle of the Wilyabrup appellation mapped out by Dr John Gladstones in 1967. We first planted Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz using cuttings descendant from the famous Jack Mann super-clone. Then in 2004 we planted Chardonnay and Semillon and added a Sauvignon Blanc vineyard in 2008. We also established a Chenin Blanc vineyard in the Swan Valley in 2011.
We believe that great wine comes from great fruit and we put our focus on nurturing the vineyard and our faith in the soil and the seasons. Our wines have won trophies and medals in competitions all over Australia and the world including: The Decanter World Wine awards in London, The Sydney International Wine Competition, The James Halliday Australian Chardonnay and Cabernet Challenges, The Perth Royal Wine Show, The Royal Queensland Wine Show, The Royal Melbourne Wine Show, The Wine Awards of Western Australia, The Margaret River
In total we have 9.2 hectares or approximately 23 acres of vines.