Whicher Ridge

Geographe

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www.whicherridge.com.au

Address
200 Chapman Hill East Road, Busselton, WA 6280
PO Box 1060 Busselton
Geographe WA 6280
Telephone
(08) 9753 1394
Facsimilie
(08) 9753 1394
Opening Hours
Thurs-Mon 10-5
Winemaker
Cathy Howard
Established
2004
Dozen
1000
Vineyards
5 hectares

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James' Review

It is hard to imagine a founding husband-and-wife team with such an ideal blend of viticultural and winemaking experience accumulated over a combined 40+ years. Cathy Howard (nee Spratt) was a winemaker for 16 years at Orlando and St Hallett in the Barossa Valley, and at Watershed Wines in Margaret River. She now has her own winemaking consulting business covering the southwest regions of WA, as well as making the Whicher Ridge wines. Neil Howard's career as a viticulturist began in the Pyrenees region with Taltarni vineyards and Blue Pyrenees Estate; then he moved to Mount Avoca as vineyard manager for 12 years.When he moved to the west, he managed the Sandalford vineyard in Margaret River for several years, then developed and managed a number of smaller vineyards throughout the region. Whicher Ridge's Odyssey Creek vineyard at Chapman Hill has sauvignon blanc, cabernet sauvignon and viognier. The Howards have chosen the Frankland River subregion of the Great Southern to supply shiraz and riesling, and also buy grapes from Margaret River.

Author: James Halliday


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5 star

Outstanding winery capable of producing wines of very high quality, and did so this year. Also will usually have at least two wines rated at 95 points or above.

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