The business is owned by the Blizard and Fitzgerald families, who purchased the then unplanted property from the family that had farmed it since the early 1900s. Mark and Alison Blizard had in fact moved to the region in the early '90s and established a small vineyard on the banks of the beautiful Donnelly River. The partners established 12ha of mainstream varieties (and 1ha of tempranillo) backed by a (then) grape sale agreement with Constellation. They still regard themselves as grapegrowers, but have successful wines skilfully contract-made from the (now-expanded) estate production. Terrific value is par for the course. Exports to China.
Bruce Dukes, Michael Ng, Janice McDonald
PO Box 2, Nannup, WA 6275
(08) 9286 2202