Cath Oates returned home to Margaret River after an international winemaking career spanning 15 years. The wines are made from the family Wilagri Vineyard, planted in 1999 and now owned and managed by viticulturist brother Russ Oates. Oates Ends is the culmination of both of their respective experience and wine philosophies. The vineyard is run on sustainable farming principles (Cath is also chair of AGWi’s Sustainability Advisory Committee). Sheep are a big part of the vineyard program with winter mowing a given and they are increasingly being relied upon for leaf plucking during the growing season. The name comes from the shed wine made for family and friends in the early 2000s from the ends of the rows the harvesters missed and acknowledges the importance of family farming traditions. Exports to Canada and Singapore.
Oates Ends is the new brand of Cath Oates, whose international winemaking career has covered Italy, New Zealand and the USA and returning to Margaret River to focus on making Oates Ends is the fulfillment of a long held dream. The Wilagri vineyard, originally planted by farming parents Stuart and Sue and now owned and managed by brother Russ Oates, was planted in 1999 on classic Wilyabrup soils, complex loams over deep gravels, producing fine, elegantly structured wines. The vineyard is run on sustainable farming principles, with sheep a big part of the vineyard program with winter mowing a given and ever increasingly being relied upon for leaf plucking during the growing season. The name comes from the shed wine made in the early 2000’s from the ends of the rows the harvesters missed for friends and family.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Sauvignon blanc, Semillon blends
By appointment only
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