Established in 1996, Windows Estate is a boutique wine producer located on the border of the Yallingup and Wilyabrup regions of the Margaret River appellation. The unique terroir of the site, bordering national park which is then adjacent to the Indian Ocean, creates a pristine environment in which to nurture our vines and produce outstanding fruit.
We believe great wines begin in the vineyard, which is why all Windows Estate vines are meticulously cared for and dry block grown to ensure maximum concentration of flavours. Being a small, family-owned and operated winery, great passion goes into creating unique styles for each and every wine under our label.
In the winery itself, traditional winemaking methods are applied to handcraft wines of elegance and distinction. White wines undergo partial barrel fermentation, resulting in the retention of the fruit characters whilst adding structure and texture to the wine. And for reds, open fermentation is implemented, including hand plunging, extended maceration, manual basket pressing and maturation in a range of French oak barriques.
This makes Windows Estate one of the few traditional wineries remaining that still utilise a manual basket press. While it is a very labour intensive and a much slower process, we feel that the results speak for themselves – try our Basket Pressed Cabernet Merlot, Basket Pressed Cabernet Sauvignon and Basket Pressed Shiraz.
The name Windows is derived from a surf break which is in close proximity to the Estate. The Margaret River area is well known for its stunning, untouched coastline, we wanted to celebrate this unique feature of the area whilst also acknowledging the influence that the ocean has on the style of wines produced here at Windows Estate.
The Davies family ensure that sustainability is a key focus at Windows Estate, over 60% of the Estate is reserved as natural bushland with further plantings around the 3 dams. Minimal intervention is employed in the vineyard with a focus on assisting nature, not dominating it. Only organic ferilisers are used on the Estate.
Our facilities at the winery enable us to cater for weddings; please call (08) 9756 6655 for further details.
Cheese platters can be purchased during your visit to Windows Estate.
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