Our Vineyards

We grow what we make and make what we grow

Each of our vineyards has its own character and personality which are recognised by our long-term viticulturist, Ianto Ward, and his team. With an eye for the future, we treat each vineyard (and the land on which it sits) like a bank account – always investing more than we withdraw.

We achieved sustainability certification for all of our sites under the Sustainable Winemaking Australia scheme in 2023 and we hope, through this careful and considered approach to farming and custodianship of the land, to pass on healthy vines in a vibrant ecosystem to the next generation.

Wilyabrup Vineyard

Our original, dry grown, vineyard on Tom Cullity Drive in Wilyabrup, was planted in 1973 by Henry and Maureen Wright during the very early stages of Margaret River’s development.

This vineyard is home to our flagship Wilyabrup Cornerstone wines, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, distinct for their depth and power.

The vineyard began organic conversion in 2019, with completion due in time for the 2023 vintage.

Original plantings:1973

Area under vine:9.56ha

Soils: Varying from gravelly loam over clay to duplex sandy gravels

Rainfall:970mm annually

Aspect:Mainly east facing slopes, with generally north-south row orientation

Karridale Vineyard

Our ‘Higher Plane’ vineyard in Karridale, planted in 1997, is located 20km south of the Margaret River town. Karridale receives less sunshine hours than our Wilyabrup sites, so the vineyard has been close-planted to ensure the grapes ripen consistently every year.

This vineyard is home to our flagship Karridale Cornerstone wines, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, notable for their elegance and vibrancy. Small parcels of Tempranillo and Fiano have also found their home there, both well-suited to the growing conditions.

Original plantings:1997

Area under vine:15.65ha

Soils:Varying from gravelly loam over clay to duplex sandy gravels with lots of laterite rock outcrops

Rainfall:1100mm annually

Aspect:Principally north facing slopes, with north-south row orientation

Metricup Road Vineyard

This vineyard, in the heart of Wilyabrup, was planted in 2008 and has been sustainably farmed ever since. Although relatively young, this vineyard is showing great promise producing fruit for our regional Three Fields range as well as our Original White and Red.

The wines from this vineyard are generous and fruit-forward with the capacity to drink now or age for several years.

Original plantings:2008

Area under vine: 8.85ha

Soils: Varying from gravelly loam over clay to duplex sandy gravels

Rainfall: 970mm annually 

Aspect:Gently undulating southern facing slopes with row orientations running north to south