Cellar Door

TAKE A ROAD LESS TRAVELLED AND DISCOVER A HIDDEN GEM – A NEW ARTISAN CELLAR DOOR, WINERY AND VINEYARD AT 200 CHAPMAN HILL EAST ROAD, CHAPMAN HILL (ONLY 20 KM’S SOUTH OF BUSSELTON).

A Wine tasting experience at Whicher Ridge is truly unique with its combination of a farm style Cellar Door and a Wine Sensory Garden. When you visit, you will experience a tasting with Cathy, a winemaker with over 20 years of winemaking experience under her belt. She will guide you through the making of her wines from vine to glass. (Very few cellar doors in the region offer you the opportunity to have a tasting with the winemaker!)

The Cellar Door building is nestled between the winery and the vineyard so that visitors can enjoy wine tasting while looking out onto the grapevines and the wine sensory garden. A short vineyard and winery tour can be arranged by booking a day or two ahead of your visit, and will make your wine tasting experience even more memorable.

Wine and food matching is at the heart of the Whicher Ridge wine styles, and you will have the opportunity to learn more about food and wine matching during your visit, by visiting the sensory garden and by browsing through the gourmet farmhouse pantry products available for you to purchase. Dried spice blends, olives, infused olive oils, dressings and sauces, as well as fresh seasonal farm grown produce are available for visitors to purchase.

Access to the large, native farmhouse garden is open to visitors, and you are very welcome to bring your own picnic lunch and enjoy a glass of Whicher Ridge Wines with your lunch while looking out over peaceful rural surroundings.

We look forward to seeing you here soon!

We are open 5 days a week
Thursday through to Monday
10am to 5pm

How To Find Us

We are only a 15 to 20 minute drive south of Busselton, and easy to find as you follow the tourist road signs.

Start your journey by turning into Chapman Hill Road at the roundabout on the Busselton Bypass. Don’t be daunted by the 20km drive as your journey will take you through some beautiful countryside, with a mix of farming and natural bush areas. You drive past the Golf Course, through farming land (dairies and beef farms), and past large areas of old melaleuca paperbark and grass trees. As the road starts to rise, you pass by a large commercial protea farm and drive up into the Whicher Range. The Whicher Range is home to many rare and endangered plants and animals, including both the white and red tailed black cockatoos. The Whicher Range puts on a fantastic wildflower display during late Winter and Spring. Our farm is nestled in a hidden valley, 2 km’s along Chapman Hill East Road.

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WINE SENSORY GARDEN – A TRULY UNIQUE EXPERIENCE

Our wine sensory garden is the only one in Australia, so a visit here is a truly unique experience for visitors, young and old! We have set out to create an environment which is uplifting, interesting, educational and relaxing to walk around.

The garden layout and design nurtures a strong link between food and wine by relating the aromas and flavours of various fruits, aromatic herbs and vegetables back to similar or complementary aromas, flavours and textures in a particular wine variety. The garden also has examples of the various plants used to describe the aromas and flavours in a particular varietal wine.

Visit our sensory garden and immerse yourself in the sights, smells and tastes associated with wine and with the food that matches each wine.

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COME WITH A PICNIC AND PLAY PETANQUE 

We have a number of custom made petanque playing areas, called pistes, available all year round for our visitors to play on and to enjoy the relaxed game that is petanque.

Pétanque (pronounced ‘pe tonk’) is a form of bowls or boules where the goal is to throw hollow metal balls as close as possible to a small wooden ball called a cochonnet (literally meaning “piglet”) or jack, while standing inside a circle with both feet on the ground. The name pétanque derives from French Provencal words meaning ‘feet fixed’ or ‘feet planted on the ground’ as the game requires the player to throw with their feet together inside a 25 cm circle.

Petanque is a social, relaxed game closely associated with wine growing regions throughout Australia and Europe.

We have sets of boules for you to borrow. The rules are quite simple and after a quick run-down by one of us, you will be playing your first game of petanque with ease.

So, plan ahead, bring along a picnic, grab a bottle of our wine and some glasses, and settle in for a few hours of playing petanque in a quiet rural setting.

For something a little more serious, in the middle of November each year, we host the South West Petanque Championships. It is a Triples Competition with over $1000 in Cash & Prizes.

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