Vasse Felix

Western Australia | Margaret River

James' Review

Vasse Felix was the first winery to be built in the Margaret River. Owned and operated by the Holmes a Court family since 1987,Vasse Felix has undergone extensive changes and expansion. Chief winemaker Virginia Willcock has energised the winemaking and viticultural team with her no-nonsense approach and fierce commitment to quality. The estate vineyards contribute all but a small part of the annual production, and are scrupulously managed, quality the sole driver. Wines include top of the range Heytesbury (a cabernet blend) and Heytesbury Chardonnay; the premier range of mainly varietal wines; Filius Chardonnay and Cabernet Merlot; and Classic Dry White and Dry Red. Limited quantities of specialty wines include Cane Cut Semillon,Viognier and Tempranillo. Exports to all major markets.


Planted in 1967, Vasse Felix was the first vineyard and winery established in Margaret River and is owned and operated by the Holmes à Court family. Margaret River enjoys long growing seasons, ancient soils and cooling sea breezes from the Southern and Indian Oceans which provide ideal viticultural conditions to craft consistent, elegant and complex wines with pronounced varietal character. Vasse Felix focuses on crafting wines that offer a definitive expression of the region and its best suited varieties Cabernet Sauvignon (and blends), Chardonnay, Shiraz and Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon blends. The winery’s ethos remains that of founder Dr Tom Cullity’s simple aim in establishing Vasse Felix, ‘to make the best possible wine.’ Vasse Felix continues to be one of the most highly reviewed and visited wineries in Australia, treating wine and food lovers from around the globe in its striking stone and timber cellar door, restaurant and art gallery. Within the original underground cellar lives an archive of Vasse Felix and Margaret River wine history.


Winemaker Virginia Willcock
Established 1967
Dozen 150 000
Vineyards (area) 260
Opening Hours 7 days 10am-5pm
Address Cnr Tom Cullity Drive/Caves Road, Cowaramup, WA 6284
Telephone / Fax (08) 9756 5000
(08) 9755 5425