The first vines were planted by the Cotterell family in 1995, and from the beginning everything has been done with the upmost care to make the most of this fantastic site and grow the best fruit possible. Nine hectares were planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc, varieties that are have been proven to make some of the best wines in Margaret River. With a north-south aspect and nestled within undulating valleys, the estate is protected from the elements behind a nature reserve, yet near enough to the ocean to hear the surf. The vineyard is tended to by Craig & Maria and a small band of loyal workers who do everything from pruning to picking.
Throughout the growing season the vines are shoot thinned, leaf plucked and trimmed to allow for adequate air flow and light, which provides a healthy micro-climate and to minimises the use of fungicidal sprays. Once through veraison any remaining green bunches will be fruit thinned to ensure even ripening, then the vines are netted to protect the ripening fruit from bird damage.
Our wines are available to taste at Origins Market in Busselton. Come and visit us, we’d love to take you through the range!