Churchview Estate

8 Gale Road, Metricup   08 9755 7200
Overview

Planted with Margaret River’s most diverse range of grape varieties, discover this organic, single-vineyard’s classic and curio wines at its period cottage tasting room, with unique heritage views.

In Brief
  • Established: 1999
  • Vineyards: 65 hectares
  • Winemaker: Greg Garnish
  • Facilities: Cellar Door
  • Grape Variety: Botrytis Riesling, Cabernet, Cabernet Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Classic Dry White, Merlot, Method Traditionale, Petit Verdot, Port, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Verdelho, Viognier, Zinfandel, Brut, Cabernet Malbec, Fume Blanc, Grenache, Grenache Shiraz, Malbec, Marsanne
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In Detail

This family owned, single-vineyard property was established in 1998. Founder Spike Fokkema selected the site for its ideal gravel loam soils, ample clean water and northern-facing slopes. The vineyard has been farmed organically for 15 years and is in the process of completing its ‘Certified Organic’ accreditation.

The Churchview vineyard is known to grow Margaret River’s most extensive amount of varieties within a single vineyard, with sixteen different types of grapes planted.

The Wines
The wines are made onsite at the property’s winery. Many are matured in oak, and Churchview prides itself on investing in the best quality French oak. Four wine ranges are made from the diverse varieties within the vineyard and offer easy drinking through to rare and fine collector wines. All the classic Margaret River varieties are made. The St Johns range features less-common varieties including a Zinfandel, Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre, Viognier and Marsanne.

Wine Tasting
The diverse wine range can be tasted for free at the Cellar Door which is located within a period cottage at the estate. The Heritage Listed St John the Baptist Anglican Church can be seen from the tasting room, hence the name. Many of the wines cannot be found for purchase anywhere other than the cellar door. Allow 30 minutes for a full tasting. Open 10am-5pm daily.

Dogs are welcomed and visitors are invited to bring a picnic and make a day of enjoying the beautiful wines, stunning vineyard views and manicured gardens.

Unique Highlights
Those seeking curio wines will love discovering the wild fermented Riesling, Viognier and Chenin Blanc; varieties not often seen in Margaret River.

Halliday Rating
4.5 Black Stars