SEE SMELL TASTE EXPERIENCE

Take the roads less travelled south of Busselton and visit a hidden gem

Whicher Ridge is proudly a Busselton Winery and has one of the closest cellar doors to the town centre

 
Our winery, vineyard, cellar door and wine sensory garden are located 20 minutes from Busselton and 40 minutes from Margaret River.

Our winery is small, owned and operated by a dynamic team of two, Neil and Cathy Howard. We are a vigneron and winemaker couple with a combined 50 years of experience between us.

We take a ‘hands-on’ approach to the growing of our grapes and the making of our wines, and we have a ‘tread lightly on the earth’ philosophy with our sustainable farming practices.

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Handcrafted, Small Batch Wines

We specialise in making small batch, single vineyard wines

 
Our wines are made from vines growing in the ancient soils of three of Australia’s most isolated wine regions, Margaret River, Geographe and the Great Southern.

We planted our vineyard here in 2004, and made our first wines in 2008.

We make all of our wines ourselves! Each of our wines are full of varietal and terroir specific flavours, made in styles which celebrate their provenance and which also pair well with food. Our wines have texture, flavour intensity, length and balance.

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JOIN THE HANDPICKED CLUB

Thinking of Joining a Wine Club?

 
Our Handpicked Wine Club may be the one for you!

Our Wine Club offers you the flexibility of choosing your own wines for each and every order. 

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Visit our Wine Sensory Garden near Busselton

Our Wine Sensory Garden is a truly unique wine experience being the only one of it’s kind in Australia.

 
The Garden is designed in a figure eight, infinity shape with sections themed for seven different wine varieties.

For each wine there is a ‘Descriptor Bed’ planted with fruit trees, flowers and herbs which describe the aromas and flavours in that wine. The adjacent ‘Affinity Bed’ has plantings of fruit trees, seasonal vegetables and herbs which have an affinity for, or pair with, that particular wine.

You are welcome to wander around our Garden and immerse yourself in the sights, smells and flavours of the plants at your own pace, however, a Pick + Sip wine experience is highly recommended if you would like to learn more about wine flavours, wine styles and pairing wine with food.

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From the Blog

Inspiration for Planning the Ultimate Road Trip to Margaret River

The Margaret River region is vast in size and equally as generous in it’s range of offerings for visitors to the region. A road trip to the region is really the best way to see and experience it for yourself. Whether you are driving to Busselton from Perth or flying into the Busselton-Margaret River Airport, […]

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Vineyard Stays – 3 of the Best in Margaret River

📷 Photo Credit  Zac White – Photographer Booking in for a vineyard stay at your favourite winery is one of the best ways to experience a wine region! It’s a truly immersive experience that gives you a glimpse of what life is really like on a vineyard and making wines from the grapes you grow! […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Viognier – 5 Facts Worth Knowing

A few weeks ago our 2019 Mademoiselle V Viognier won a gold medal and the Trophy for the Best French Variety at the Australian Alternative Variety Wine Show. By definition, an alternative grape variety basically means that it is not a mainstream, widely planted variety, and it is not well known. As we have found out, […]

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The New Virtual Wine Tasting Experience

It seems like a lifetime ago that in March 2020, our lives as we knew it, suddenly changed with Covid and so did our capacity to do wine tastings. For us, our cellar door had to close, as did our wholesale customer’s restaurants and small bars. Our world contracted and so did our wine sales. […]

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