Blue Poles Vineyard

Western Australia | Margaret River

Our Review

Geologists Mark Gifford and Tim Markwell formed a joint venture to locate and develop Blue Poles Vineyard. Their search was unhurried, and contact with the University of Bordeaux (supplemented by extensive reading of technical literature) showed that a portion of the property included a block that mimicked some of the best vineyards in St Emilion and Pomerol, leading to the planting of merlot and cabernet franc in 2001. Further soil mapping and topography also identified blocks best suited to shiraz and Rhne Valley white varietals, which were planted in 2003. The vineyard maintenance has proceeded with minimal irrigation, and no fertilisers.



Not Rated

Winemaker Vasse River Wines (Sharna Kowalczuk)
Established 2001
Dozens 750
Vineyards (area) 6.7 ha
Opening Hours Not
Address PO Box 34, Mount Lawley, WA 6929
Telephone (08) 9757 4382