A second generation, family-owned, regional pioneer whose timber and stone cellar door, stunning views of the Wilyabrup Valley and classical Margaret River ambience are a real treat for the senses.
- Wine Region:Margaret River
- Wine Variety:Cabernet Franc,Cabernet Merlot,Merlot Blend,Merlot Cabernet,Semillon,Rosé,Sparkling,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Merlot,Tawny,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Verdelho
- Cases Produced:3000
- Vineyards:17.5 hectares
- Wheelchair Access:yes
- Winemaker:Nathan Schultz
- Facilities:Dogs Welcome,Cellar Door,Gallery,BBQ Facilities,Picnic Facilities
In 1976 school teachers Kevin and Marian Squance planted a tiny vineyard with Verdehlo, Semillon, Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon. Over forty years on, and with two vineyards, 25 hectares of vines and a new generation of the family running the show, this quaint little winery has become one of Margaret River’s most prestigious, boutique producers.
The Willespie vineyard sites were selected for their French-like qualities; particularly their layered, well-draining gravel soils which are perfect for premium viticulture. The name Willespie, blends the region Wilyabrup and the French word espérer meaning ‘to hope’.
The varietal wines are made with modern viticultural practices and minimal winemaking intervention. In addition to their ‘Old School Chardonnay and Semillon’, the range includes all the regional classics; Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet and Shiraz. Sweeter palates will love trying the rare Verdelho.
Nestled amongst the picturesque setting of expansive vineyards, rolling hills and natural bushland, the cellar door is built from stone and timber sourced from the property. Wine tastings are available 10.30am to 5pm daily, except Wednesdays.