Wilyabrup is recognised as one of the world’s great wine regions and is only a scenic three hour drive south of Perth in Western Australia. It is one of the six sub-regions that were identified by Dr Gladstone, who was the first to recognise the potential of Margaret River as an ideal wine growing region. The climate combines perfectly with the ancient gravelly soils and despite being one of the smallest sub-regions of the total 5,017 hectares (12,397 acres) of the Margaret River wine region – 1 of 5 premium wines originate from here.
Far away from polluting winds and rain and surrounded by ocean on three sides, the maritime influenced climate has often been compared to the famous region of Bordeaux in France in having ideal conditions for growing vines. The rolling surf can be heard while working in the vineyard, and being so close to the Indian Ocean ensures not only reliable rainfall, but means there is no worry of extremes such as frost, or excessive heat.