There are over 12,000 species of wildflowers that grow in Western Australia, over half of which cannot be found anywhere else on earth. The native bush surrounding our vineyards abounds with these vivid blooms providing a distinctive wine landscape like no other.
Vineyards are tended as organically as possible and wines are made with minimal intervention, reflecting a dedication to sustainable grape growing and wine production practices.
WILDFLOWER SAUVIGNON BLANC
Just like the region’s flora, this wine is distinctively Western Australian – complex flavours and a gentle refreshing acidity from the cooling ocean breezes, mild summers and reliable springs of Margaret River. Juicy and vibrant in flavour yet pale in colour, this wine displays fresh herbal notes and citrus fruits.
1 of 12,000 Kangaroo Paw – Anigozanthos manglesii (plant family: Haemodoraceae) Floral Emblem of Western Australia Red and Green Kangaroo Paw, Anigozanthos manglesii was proclaimed the floral emblem of Western Australia on 9 November 1960. [Proclamation]
It is one of about twelve species of the genus Anigozanthos which is restricted to the south-west of Western Australia.
WILDFLOWER PINOT GRIGIO
Just like the region’s flora, this wine is distinctly Western Australian – sourced from Pemberton, this Pinot Grigio is lively, aromatic and dry, boasting detailed flavours and fruity notes of pear and apple, complemented by a delicious and refreshing crispness.
2 of 12,000 Slender smokebush – Conospermum huegelii (previously known as Conospermum intricatum) is commonly known as Slender smokebush.
Conospermum belongs to the family Proteaceae. There are 53 species of Conospermum in Australia of which 42 occur in Western Australia. Conospermum huegelii is endemic to Western Australia.
Just like the region’s flora, this wine is distinctively Western Australian – white peach accents offer a bright, mid-weight finish to this gently oaked Chardonnay. Grown in handpicked sites across Australia’s Margaret River and Pemberton best performing regions for the Chardonnay grape varietal.
3 of 12,000 Flame Pea – Chorizema cordatum Lindl. The genus Chorizema contains approximately eighteen species and all but one are endemic to Western Australia. Chorizema cordatum, commonly known as the Heart-leaf Flame Pea, occurs naturally in the forests of south-western Australia on gravelly or loamy soils.
When in flower, this small scrambling shrub is conspicuous with its loose racemes of orange-red or yellow pea flowers. The plant flowers in spring; the blooms are in racemes up to 12 cm long and are borne either terminally or in the leaf axils.
Just like the region’s flora, this wine is distinctively Western Australian – Made from Shiraz, and sourced from Frankland River, this dry and thirst-quenching Rosé with delicate and refreshing aromas of red fruits is best served chilled and enjoyed immediately.
4 of 12,000 Featherflower – Verticordia monadelpha, Pink Morrison, Pink or White Woolly. In the family Myrtaceae, consisting of around 100 species, the genus Verticordia (common name feather flowers) only occurs in Australia. Apart from one species on the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia and three in the tropical north of Northern Territory and Western Australia, the remainder are endemic to the south-west shrub land and sand heaths of Western Australia. The popularity of some species, including Verticordia monadelpha, for floral arrangements has resulted in over picking from the wild, and research for farming of selected forms is being undertaken.
Just like the region’s flora, this wine is distinctively Western Australian – sourced from Margaret River and Frankland River this Shiraz is flavourful and vibrant displaying characters of wild cherries and delicious plums, with lingering, refined silky tannins.
7 of 12,000 Brown Boronia – Boronia megastigma or Brown Boronia – a small shrub native to southwestern Western Australia occurring from Perth to Albany. Boronia megastigma grows to less than a metre. It has small leaves and small cup-shaped flowers, which occur in spring. The plant is quite striking in that the flowers are bright yellow inside whilst the exterior is an interesting red-brown colour. The flowers have a wonderful fragrance and are used in the production of essential oils.
Just like the region’s flora, this wine is distinctively Western Australian – sourced from Margaret River the wine is a prime example of this variety, boasting intricate flavours and fine tannins developed from the region’s mild summers, reliable springs and cool ocean breezes. Fruitful and vibrant, with dark berries, plum fruit and a delicious texture.
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Sturt’s Desert Pea – Swainsona Formosa (plant family: Fabaceae). This species, a member of the pea family, Fabaceae, is confined to Australia, where it occurs in all mainland States except Victoria. The original collection was made in 1699 by William Dampier on Rosemary Island in the Dampier Archipelago where he collected a specimen.
WILDFLOWER CUVEE BRUT
Just like the region’s flora, this wine is distinctively Western Australian – Delicate layers of citrus and apples are complimented by toasty nutty yeast. A refined elegant effervescence.
5 of 12,000 Pin-cushion Hakea – Hakea laurina (akea laurina) is one of the most admired native plants of south-western Australia, and is grown in quantity in Australia and other countries. In Italy and America its uses include street and hedge planting. The general impression is of bold and handsome foliage, slightly blue-green, though closer inspection shows that the foliage is blemished at various times of the year with fungus spots. The simple and shapely leaves are widely spaced and wave and curl attractively. They are up to 15 cm long, thick and smooth, with rows of prominent veins.