Swallows Welcome is Margaret River's smallest winery, located in a mudbrick chapel and owned by Tim and Patricia Negus. He is winemaker and vineyard worker, while Patricia is a well-known watercolour artist and book illustrator. The estate plantings of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and merlot were established between 1994 and '96; until 2003 the grapes were sold, but in that year the purchase contract ended, and Tim's winemaking career commenced. The area under vine has been decreased from 3 to just under 2 ha, making the business more manageable. Swallows Welcome is now closed (July 2017). -JAMES HALLIDAY
This winery is now closed.
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