Altus Rise was founded by Chris Credaro, Kim O’Hara and Jan Skrapac, friends for many years, all with experience of the wine industry. Chris is a highly experienced viticulturist and member of the Credaro family and its extensive vineyard holdings. Kim O’Hara has 20 years of wine sales and marketing experience, while Jan Skrapac has a wealth of financial and management expertise.
Altus Rise Wines draws inspiration from, and sources grapes from vineyards scattered amongst the sub region of Yallingup located in the rugged hills on the West Australian coast. Meaning ‘place of caves’, Yallingup is located on a ridge at the northern tip of the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Peninsula, thirty kilometres north of Margaret River township. Here the moderating effects of Margaret River's maritime location are at their most pronounced. The undulating landscapes and coastline that surround it are distinct as they create an oasis of plentiful growing conditions to nurture the vines, most notably, the Shiraz. Few major wine regions in the world have vineyards in such close proximity to the sea. Our vineyards are ideally located for growing premium grapes and strive as an estate to build its reputation for producing world-class wine. At Altus Rise we believe that wine making begins in the vineyard. Natural drainage creates exceptional wines as it is blessed with an abundant water catchment to the foot of the property that flows towards Yallingup. Our soils are diverse and dense in nutrition and highly permeable when moist, where our gentle sloping vineyards can usher the rain water as required. With our unique accompanying gentle Southern Ocean breezes and Mediterranean maritime climate, our vineyard is blessed, producing exceptional fruit enabling us to craft our premium wine to consistently showcase finesse, elegance and refinement.