bakkheia

Western Australia | Geographe

Our Review

This is the retirement venture of Michael and Ilonka Edwards. Michael had 25 years as a clearance diver with the Australian Navy, and then pursued a career in the marine industry. Ilonka had a long-term involvement in the Vogue fashion/food/lifestyle magazines while based in Sydney. They found their way to the Preston Valley in the Geographe region of WA in 2005 and purchased a property that had a patch of cabernet sauvignon planted in 1999. They now have 3ha of grenache, mourvèdre, graciano, tempranillo, cabernet sauvignon, shiraz and malbec; purchasing chardonnay and sauvignon blanc from a neighbour. They have an unusual approach to marketing, starting with the winery name linked to the Roman words for Bacchus and bacchanalian frenzies induced by wine, lots of wine. When the time came to make and sell wine, rather than sell through liquor stores, they set up a membership system. Exports to Singapore.

Details

Rating
Winemaker Michael Edwards
Established 2006
Dozens 1000
Vineyards (area) 3 ha
Opening Hours By appt
Address 2718 Ferguson Road, Lowden, WA 6240
Telephone (08) 9732 1394
Website www.bakkheia.com.au