Established in 1967 in Wilyabrup, Southern Australia by Dr Tom Cullity, Vasse Felix is Margaret River's founding wine estate. Today, it is owned and operated by the Holmes à Court family, who acquired it in 1987.
One of the most isolated wine-making regions in the world, Margaret River is renowned for its ancient terrain and remarkable coastline. It is located in the south-west corner of Australia, positioned on a square-faced peninsula jutting into the Indian Ocean, and backed by desert. A Mediterranean-style climate, lacking extreme summer and winter temperatures, provides ideal growing conditions, particularly for the development of elegant, world-class cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay.
The gravel-loam soils of Margaret River are the oldest in the world - dry and lean, they provide optimum drainage. Vasse Felix has four scrupulously managed vineyards, including Home Vineyard, the region's oldest. Each has been selected for its unique soil structure, topography and microclimate, with the different terroirs making for a diverse range of grape characteristics. The estate supports sustainable viticulture, through a strong focus on biodiversity and responsible farming practices. Organic principles have been adopted across all four vineyards, and NASAA organic certification is underway. With a fierce commitment to quality, acclaimed Chief Winemaker, Virginia Willcock, crafts extraordinary wines with minimal intervention - complex, precise and site-expressive. Icons include the Tom Cullity (cabernet blend) and Heytesbury Chardonnay.
Vasse Felix is also home to an award-winning restaurant, a wine museum, and an art gallery with a seasonal program of exhibitions from the celebrated Janet Holmes à Court Collection.