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An extremely interesting young winery. Will Berliner and wife Alison Jobson spent several years in Australia searching for a place that resonated with them, and on their first visit to Margaret River were immediately smitten, drawn by its biodiversity, beaches, farms, vineyards, community and lifestyle. When they purchased their land in 2004 they hadn't the slightest connection with wine and no intention of ever getting involved. Within 12 months Will's perspective had entirely changed, and in '05 he began planting the vineyard and applying biodynamic preparations, seeking to build microbial life in the soil. They planted the vineyard as if it were a garden, with short rows, and initially planted 0.2ha of each of cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay, and 0.1ha of malbec. By 2018 the vineyard will have doubled in size, but without changing the varieties or their proportions. The packaging is truly striking and imaginative. The unseen hand is that of the Watson family,the wines being made at Woodlands by Will under the watchful eye of Stuart Watson. Exports to the US.
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