Winery Newsletter – March 2018

Hello wine lovers,
This year’s vintage is proceeding marvelously and 2018 is poised to be a standout year for the Margaret River wine region. I daren’t repeat the words used by our Head Viticulturist to describe our delicious fruit this year but let’s just say “good … very good”. The conditions have been amazing with the grapes ripening in the warm sun and cooled by the fresh ocean breeze. Oh, to be a grape.

Meanwhile, we’ve released a number of our most popular wines that we’d like to share with you including our flagship red wine the 2011 Awakening Cabernet. Also, in collaboration with Arts Margaret River, we are excited to be hosting an Australian drama by award-winning playwright Reg Cribb – enjoy theatre under the stars.




“When you start fiddling with oak and sav blanc you can easily wreck the fruit with heavy handedness. Winemaker Severine Logan uses a dab hand to avoid any sense of that in making this wonderful expression of augmented sav blanc sing around 50% barrel fermentation to bring just the right amount of texture and nutty richness to the naturally grassy tropical characters of the savvy. Alway an excellent wine.”
Ray Jordan – 94 Points



An aperitif style of sparkling produced using 100% Chardonnay from our estate vineyards in Margaret River. This wine was produced using the “Traditional Method” which means that the second fermentation is conducted in the bottle. Bursting with intense citrus and apple aromas which are complemented with brioche notes and a fine creamy palate.



“There is no question this is high quality Cabernet, and that the handling of French Oak has been sensitive; vibrant casis, redcurrant and superfine tannins are cradled in perfectly integrated French oak. Is one of those wines that can be enjoyed young or old.”
James Halliday – 96 Points



Our kitchen team produce amazing dishes from the freshest local ingredients. The Abrolhos Island scallops in this Japanese inspired dish are lightly cured in verjuice and citrus. The local asparagus, acidity from the ponzu and smoky richness from the katsuobushi make this an amazingly delicious entrée. Highly recommended. Photo courtesy: David Griffen



Theatre Under The Stars – Thomas Murray & the Upside Down River by Reg Cribb
Saturday 24 March 7pm (gates open 6pm, show commences 7pm)
The Murray family have been farming the land along the Darling River for five generations. For Tom Murray, it’s all he’s ever known. When his childhood friends Lucy and Billy reappear, deep friendships are tested, and secrets, long buried, are finally awakened – Tom must make the long journey down-stream to reconcile past wrongs and to fight for his wife.