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Whicher Ridge Wines

Whicher Ridge Wines is the only Cellar Door and winery in Australia with a specially themed and planted Wine Sensory Garden. This is the centre piece of the wine tasting experience with it's plantings of fruit trees, herbs, flowers and seasonal vegetables which describe and match the flavours, textures and styles of th... view more info

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Hours: Opening Hours are Thursday to Monday, 11.00am to 5.00pm

Description

An artisan wine producer, Whicher Ridge makes a range of small batch sparkling and table wines which are single vineyard, single region wines.

The grapes are sourced from it's own vineyard and from vineyards in other WA wine regions including Frankland River in the Great Southern, and Margaret River.

Whicher Ridge is owned by two highly experienced vignerons, Neil and Cathy Howard, who between them have over 45 years of viticulture and winemaking experience working with high profile wineries across Australia.

Their vineyard is located at a unique site south of Busselton, 180 metres above sea level in the Whicher Range to take full advantage of the cool winds that arrive off the Southern Ocean during Summer. The vineyard was planted in 2004 with Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon. New plantings of Malbec and Mourvedre have been added in recent years.

Riesling and Shiraz are sourced from vineyards in Frankland River, and Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec are sourced from two different Margaret River vineyards.

The Cellar Door is open five days a week, from Thursday through to Monday. Visitors can choose from a variety of tasting experiences, including an in-depth tasting and Wine Sensory Garden which can be booked in advance. Enjoy the unique opportunity to taste with the winemaker and gain a first hand understanding of three of Western Australia's wine regions, and the philosophy behind the making of each of the wines.

Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic lunch and stay a little longer and enjoy the peaceful, rural landscape. The large garden areas also have shady petanque playing areas and boule sets are available for visitors to borrow.

Dogs are also welcome to visit as long as they they are kept on lead as Whicher Ridge is a working farm with sheep, horses, cows, chickens and ducks.

Cancellation Policy

We understand plans can change, so here are our conditions and policies

The 'Pick & Sip' Tasting and Wine Sensory Garden Tour is available to groups of a minimum of 2 people maximum of 10. Tours need to be booked at least 24 hours in advance. A 30% cancellation fee applies at all times.This fee increases to 100% if less than 24 hours notice is given before the commencement of the tour.

Location

200 Chapman Hill East Road, Chapman Hill WA 6280, Australia

Directions

We are a short drive south of Busselton, at Chapman Hill. The easiest route to take is taking Chapman Hill Road off the Busselton Bypass. Google Maps knows where we are!

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Guest Ratings

Rated by 3 guests
 
Happy Wine Drinker
Whicher Ridge Pick & Sip Garden Tour & Wine Tasting Tour.
Fantastic time on the “Pick & Sip Garden Tour & Wine Tasting”, educational and very enjoyable. The Sensory Garden is stunning, many thanks Cathy for a great experience. Highly recommended if you’re visiting the South West region of Western Australia.

Katiegstravels
Great winery don't miss it.
This Artesian vineyard is not one you should miss. It is a little further away and secluded but has stunning gardens to walk through and the wines are incredible. Once you taste you will definitely recommend to friends. It is run by a lovely couple and you will be greeted by their friendly pup Polly. Worth the drive

Aimee M
Rustic and delicious Find
We were warmly greeted by Polly (a very friendly and happy dog) on our arrival and she showed us to the cellar door. Cathy made us feel so welcome and was more than happy to share her and her husbands knowledge and passion for wine-making. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit into the countryside and relaxed with our wines on such a lovely afternoon. I would highly recommend a visit out to this little gem and it's less than 30mins from Busselton. Thanks for a great afternoon.