Take the road less travelled and discover a hidden gem crafting small batch, single vineyard wines
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 45 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.
Our wines are small batch, single vineyard wines made from vines growing in the ancient soils of three of Australia’s most isolated wine regions, Margaret River, Geographe and the Great Southern.
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.
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, or you can book in for a ‘Pick and Sip’ Tour.
Please note, that due to the covid 19 shutdown, our Wine Sensory Garden is currently closed. Tours will resume once the Cellar door reopens.
From the Blog
Celebrating Elevage Sauvignon Blanc
In April, we received some absolutely wonderful news! Firstly, that our Cellar Door had been awarded The Star Cellar Door in the Geographe Wine Region for 2020 by Gourmet Traveller Wine, plus, our 2017 Elevage Sauvignon received a 93 point rating from Huon Hooke in the same Gourmet Traveller Wine magazine for April/May. ‘Cathy Howard […]
To state that 2020 has started off not being a great year, is really an understatement, all things considered. From bushfire crises, to the very sad passing of my sister Tess, through the rapid rise of the Covid 19 pandemic and it’s fast evolving restrictions and lockdowns, and now the spectre of a looming recession/depression […]
Temporary Closure of our Cellar Door and Wine Sensory Garden Due to COVID-19 Effective from Thursday 19 March
The situation of the COVID-19 pandemic is changing rapidly, and every day there is new information. We don’t know how bad it might become or how long it will be around. What we do know is that it is, and has been, very bad in some places around the world. We have been monitoring the situation […]
Christmas and New Year holiday memories quickly fade as the grapes start to ripen. About now, every year, I start sampling our grapes, starting with the whites, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier. I arm myself with a bucket and a pair of snips and collect bunches of grapes from vines growing in each vineyard block. […]