Wine Australia Masterclass Area :
Having just celebrated 50 years, Margaret River is a relatively young in terms of wine history but the region is one of the oldest in the world with ancient soils and unique biodiversity. The oceans to the north, west and south and the Leeuwin-Naturaliste ridge to the east provide a pristine environment and perfect winemaking ‘island’. This master class will provide a comprehensive look at the region’s Cabernet Sauvignon story, from the soils, maritime influence and unique Houghton clone, all which contribute to the region producing world-class Cabernet Sauvignon.
Discover the unique Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon identity of elegance, balance and graceful age-ability that places Margaret River on the world stage of exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon. This unique identity will be contrasted with the region’s site diversity through the tasting and discussion of Cabernet Sauvignon from Deep Woods, Vasse Felix, Evans & Tate, Voyager Estate and Leeuwin Estate.
From the first commercial vineyard planting in Margaret River in 1967, some of the world’s finest Chardonnays and Cabernet Sauvignons now emerge with impressive frequency.
Located three hours south of Perth in Australia’s South West, the region’s natural assets and pristine environment have blended with the ability of the viticulturists and winemakers to create a premium wine region that is sophisticated yet relaxed, authentic and unique.
Meandering the 100 kilometres from north to south through Margaret River’s many micro-climates is impressive and spectacular with vistas of farmland, forest, vineyards and dramatic coastline