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A brief history

Deep Woods Estate is consistently one of Margaret River’s most awarded and
highly regarded wineries, producing vibrant wines of exceptional regional
character. The Estate is rated as a top ‘Five Red Star’ winery in the Halliday Wine
Companion. Our Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon has been awarded the
prestigious Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy, the Max Schubert trophy and has
scored an incredible 99 points in the Halliday Wine Companion. The Deep Woods
wines have been awarded 19 Trophies and 56 gold medals since 2016, with the
current release of our Reserve Chardonnay awarded a stunning 98 points in the
Halliday Wine Companion.

These wines are a testament to the highly acclaimed winemaking team, who craft
memorable and exciting ranges from impeccable fruit sourced across the Estate
vineyards and Margaret River. Deep Woods Estate has a loyal and ever-growing
following for a wealth of styles, from fresh, elegant Rosés to rich, long-lived
Cabernets that rate among Australia’s finest wines, consistently awarded within
Australia and abroad.
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Established in 1997

Lot 889 Commonage Road
Australia, Western Australia, South West Australia


Meet The Team

  • Andrew Bretherton

    Andrew joined Deep Woods Estate as Senior Winemaker in 2017 after nearly a decade of incredible vintage experiences around the world. He began his winemaking career in 2008 after completing his Oenology degree and then focused on making premium wines that reflect their regionality.

    Andrew has previously worked in the Adelaide Hills and Yarra Valley, and completed international vintages in Mosel, Germany; Burgundy, France; and Chianti Classico, Italy. He aspires to represent the uniqueness of the Deep Woods Estate site and make characterful, delicious, world-class wines.

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  • Emma Gillespie

    Emma joined the Deep Woods team as a cellar hand in 2015 and was appointed Assistant Winemaker that same year. Emma began her winemaking career in 2011 after completing a Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology at Curtin University. She then gained experience in the United States working for a high-end small-batch producer. In 2017 Emma was appointed Operations Manager.

    Emma is also making her name in the local judging scene and has been involved with the Perth Royal Wine Awards since 2016 where she has completed three years as an associate judge and two years as a senior judge. In 2020 she accepted the role of senior judge at the Wine Show of Western Australia.

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  • John Fogarty

    John has been the Chief Viticulturist since 2002, overseeing the management of the premium vineyards in Western Australia, Tasmania and Victoria, and sourcing fruit from select growers. John’s interest in planting and training young vines is coupled with an ardent focus on sustainability and innovation. He is constantly looking at ways to increase fruit quality to ensure the Group’s winemakers can create the best wines possible. John has completed multiple degrees in viticulture and has an unmatched knowledge of each vineyard site.

    John and Julian make a formidable team at Deep Woods Estate and at the same time enjoy a great friendship with their young families.

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  • Julian Langworthy

    Julian is regarded as one of the most talented winemakers in Australia with awards such as James Halliday Winemaker of the Year, Jimmy Watson Trophy winner, Ray Jordan Winemaker of the Year, and a Wine Society Young Winemaker of the Year nominee. His impressive career has included vintages in France and Canada, as well as senior winemaking roles in the Barossa Valley, Clare Valley and Coonawarra.

    Passionate about producing regionally distinctive wines, Julian joined the Deep Woods team in 2011. Under his leadership, the winemaking team has continued to refine and explore the Deep Woods style, culminating in more than 60 trophies and 200 gold medals awarded across major national and international wine shows.

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