Established in 1967, Vasse Felix was the first wine estate in Margaret River. Enjoying the Mediterranean climate and maritime influence, the vineyard features ancient gravel-loam soils, perfect for Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. Not just home to world-class wines, Vasse Felix is also one of Margaret River’s most popular wineries to visit.
What style of wines can you expect from Margaret River?
Combining fruit power with elegance and balance, Margaret River wines are a result of wet winters and long, even ripening periods. This means the grapes reach optimum ripeness and their varietal characters shine. Most suited to Margaret River are Chardonnay and Cabernet, along with Sauvignon Blanc Semillon blends and Shiraz.
What critical acclaim has Vasse Felix experienced in recent years?
Over the last decade, in particular, Vasse Felix wines have enjoyed significant critical praise, including: Wine & Spirits Magazine – Top 100 International Winery 2013; James Halliday Wine Companion – Outstanding winery regularly producing wines of exemplary quality and typicity; West Australian Wine Guide 2013 - Winery of the Year, Wine of the Year, White Wine of the Year & Winemaker of the Year; Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine - 2012 Australian Winemaker of the Year (Virginia Willcock); Langton's Classified Wines - ‘Outstanding’ Heytesbury & ‘Excellent’ Cabernet Sauvignon.
Did you know...
Following a discouraging 1971 vintage, the team decided to protect the grapes from bird damage using falconry. Unfortunately, on first attempt, when the falcon was released, it flew into the surrounding forest and disappeared forever.