Juniper

98 Tom Cullity Drive, Cowaramup   (08) 9755 9000
Overview

One of the pioneer vineyards planted in 1973 in the heart of Wilyabrup, and the site of our cellar door which features a museum room offering wines for sale, back to the turn of the century.

In Brief
  • Established: 1973
  • Vineyards: 19.5 Hectares
  • Wheelchair Access: Wheelchair-modified bathroom available
  • Facilities: Cellar Door
  • Grape Variety: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Method Traditionale, Sauvignon Blanc, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Riesling, Semillon, Shiraz
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In Detail

The business started life as Wrights’ Wines in 1973 and was purchased by the current owners in 1998 when the Wrights retired. The property was renamed 'Juniper Estate' after the well known West Australian artistic Juniper family, who had originally owned the land.

Our cellar door is staffed by friendly and knowledgable locals who will make you feel welcome and can not only tell you about what we do in an inclusive and non-pushy manner, but also provide 'insider' information with regards to where to where are the best places to visit, eat, and stay in the region. 

During winter you can relax with a glass next to the log fire on our leather sofas, and when it's warmer, picnic under the peppermint trees on the lawns next to the Wilyabrup Brook, surrounded by our colourful cottage gardens.

With regards to the estate itself, it is dry-grown (unirrigated) to this day, and our original vineyard is now supplemented by our Forest Grove site and our Metricup site, making us self sufficient in our fruit supply. We utilise sustainable farming techniques that follow organic practices, and our wines have minimal sulphur additions. Cover cropping, the use of predator insect to control problem insects, the application of teas made from seaweed, bat guano and other manures, composting and mulching are all examples of the more natural approach we utilise to encourage and preserve a healthy and balanced ecosystem.

Our wines are more often than not fermented with indigenous yeasts, and our approach is one of minimal intervention.

We have enjoyed considerable success over the years for our flagship 'Juniper Estate Cabernet Sauvignon', which is the wine that we are principally known for around the world, and  perfectly cellared back vintages are available for sale in limited quantities.

We look forward to welcoming you.