Margaret River, Australia
Woodlands vineyard was established in 1973 by David & Heather Watson on Caves Road in Wilyabrup, and was one of the first five vineyards to be planted in the Margaret River Wine Region. David and Heather aimed to create wines to emulate the great vineyards of Bordeaux.
Woodlands came to fame early on with the release of 1981 "Andrew" Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine won trophies for "Best Red Wine" at the Perth Wine Show, the Mt Barker Wine Show, and the National Wine Show. This wine was the first from Margaret River to achieve a National Red Wine Trophy. Subsequent Cabernets made by David Watson won trophies and critical acclaim across the coutry.
Now Woodlands has an annual production of 12,000 cases, specialising in red wine. In 2010 David and Heather were awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Margaret River Wine Industry Association. Woodlands' premier wine, the Cabernet Sauvignon, is still made from the same planting originally made by David and Heather in 1973.
*James Halliday Australian Wine Companinon 5-Star Winery
*Australian Certified Organic