Forester Estate

1064 Wildwood Road, Yallingup   08 9755 2788
Overview

A family owned and run winery situated in the Northern Margaret River region of Yallingup. Forester Estate strives to showcase the regional characters of northern Margaret River fruit.

In Brief
  • Annual Production: more than 30, 000 cases
  • Category: Winery
  • Established: 1995
  • Facilities: By Appointment Only
  • Grape Variety: Cabernet Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Classic Dry White, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz
  • W/Region: Margaret River: Yallingup, All Margaret River
  • Wine Type: Red, White, Sparkling
In Detail

Forester Estate is a family owned winery situated on Wildwood Road, Yallingup, in the northern Margaret River region.

Built in 2002, Forester Estate is a new generation winery that strives to showcase the distinct regional characters of northern Margaret River fruit.

The winery houses the best of new technology which is coupled with proven traditional winemaking techniques to ensure the exceptional quality grown in the vineyard is preserved in the finished product.

The winemaking team of Kevin McKay and Todd Payne are relentless in their pursuit of producing quality wines with the aim of establishing Forester Estate as one of the benchmark producers in Margaret River.

The Estate is surrounded by huge Eucalypt trees that once supported a thriving forestry trade established in the 1850’s. This forestry industry was the first to open up rugged land along the Leeuwin-Naturaliste ridge and provide jobs for many of the new arrivals.

The Estate has a saw pit that was used by the original pioneers to mill timber which was transported by ox and cart to Yallingup-Siding, the nearby railway station.

This timber, especially the hardwood Mahogany (Jarrah), was shipped out from Geographe Bay to countries around the world. Even today, many streets of London lie on the Jarrah trees milled from the forests of Margaret River.

It is from this heritage that the name Forester Estate is derived.