Our Vineyards

 

Our wines are made from premium fruit grown only in the world-renowned appellation of Margaret River.  The vineyards include Rivendell Estate in the premier northern sub-region of Yallingup, to parcels sourced from selected growers in the celebrated vineyards of Willyabrup to the cool climate and extraordinary gravelly soils of Karridale, to the far south. Each lending their unique terroir and microclimate to the extraordinary wines they create, yielding premium and super-premium ranges of exceptional quality - always varietally correct and unmistakably Margaret River.

The Old Rivendell VineyardS

The Rivendell vineyards were established in 1987 with the super-premium Cabernet Sauvignon vines now over 30 years old and producing exceptional fruit at less than 4 tonne to the hectare.

There are two Vineyards on the estate. The ‘old-vine’ Cabernet Vineyard is situated in a sheltered valley, overlooking the Leeuwin-Naturaliste ridge, protected from the strong winds and capturing the morning sunlight with the northeast exposure allowing early ripening. This, combined with free draining granite and laterite gravel soils creates a perfect microclimate for growing and ripening premium Cabernet grapes to their fullest flavour. The 30 year-old vines are hardly prolific, producing fruit at less that 4 tonne to the hectare – but what they lack in productivity, they more than make up in super-premium quality.

The second vineyard is located lower in a protected, sun-drenched valley adjacent to Wildwood Road and the entry to the estate. It is located on rocky ground with granite and gravelly soils - the perfect terroir for fostering super-premium Cabernet Sauvignon. The vineyard is currently under renovation with new plantings of Moss Wood cloned Cabernet Sauvignon going in this spring. With patience and care this hallowed ground promises to produce some of the finest Cabernet fruit in Margaret River, destined for Howling Wolves’ Trophy winning “Small Batch” range.