Just 3 ½ hours from Perth, Lost Lake produces premium cool climate wines in a premium wine growing area. Come and share our abundance of oxygen, beautiful vistas and elegant wines. We grow it, make it, drink it; why don’t you come and join us?
Established in 1990 in the picturesque valley of Eastbrook; Lost Lake Wines is owned and operated by the Masters Family who moved to the area in 2006. The 46 acre property produces premium cool climate Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Cabernet and Merlot.
The Lost Lake Story
Originally all the land in the Eastbrook area was part of the surrounding Karri Forest. In the early 1920s the government handed out land in the area to soldiers returned from the war as part of the Group Settlement Scheme. Land in the Eastbrook valley was given to two brothers named Littlefair, they cleared the land for farming using nothing more than an axe and a two handed saw.
They established a camp near a natural, shallow lake; close to where the entrance to Lost Lake now stands. Over time, as land use changed and dams were built, the natural lake drained away and became 'lost'. In the winter time the area becomes wet and boggy and the ghost of the Littlefair's lake can still be seen.
Lost Lake nestles in the valley of Eastbrook, an area identified by Dr John Gladstones (Senior Agronomist, Department of Agriculture, Western Australia) as being an excellent area for wine grape production due to the higher altitude and rich loamy/gravel soils. The area also receives higher than average rainfall and has long warm days with cool nights.
The 8ha vineyard is dry grown and produces around 50 tonnes of high quality fruit each year, all of which goes into the Lost Lake distinctive Ammonite label. Lost Lake specialises in the cool climate varieties of Sauvignon blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot, Shiraz, Cabernet and Merlot.
The vineyard is run by Matt Masters, with help from the rest of the family during the busy times. As a result we are able to give our vines the attention they deserve, and most work is done by hand including leaf plucking, fruit thinning, tucking in and pruning. Guinea fowl provide substantial help with pest management and help us keep our vineyard in pristine condition. They are often seen running around from the Deck Restaurant.
The Lost Lake Winery is a soaring cedar and limestone building that incorporates the WInery, Cellar Door and Deck Restaurant within the same area. The winery faces east to catch the morning sun with the Cellar Door protecting it from the afternoon sun so it remains cool during the summer months. Vintage is usually from late February through to the end of March though this can vary depending on the season.
The winery crushes approximately 50 tonnes of Estate grown fruit with a crush capacity of 150 tonnes. The 2010 vintage saw winemaker Katie Masters crush 65 tonnes for the Lost Lake label. The fruit was sourced predominantly from our vineyard, with a few select parcels coming in from vineyards in the surrounding area. Our red wines are matured predominantly in french oak and the chardonnay undergoes barrel fermentation and maturation also in french oak. The unoaked, aromatic whites are fermented in stainless steel tanks, as is our 'Honey Merlot', the perfect wine for those with a sweet tooth.
Lost Lake is gaining a reputation for creating premium, cool climate, fruit driven wines that are popular with both wine judges and our loyal customers.
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