Alex and Janet Taylor purchased the Poacher’s Ridge property in 1999. It had previously been used for cattle grazing. The vineyard includes shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, riesling, marsanne, viognier and malbec. Winning the Tri Nations 2007 merlot class against the might of Australia, NZ and South Africa with its ’05 Louis’ Block Great Southern Merlot was a dream come true. And it wasn’t a one-time success – Poacher’s Ridge Merlot is always at, or near, the top of the tree. Exports to Singapore and Japan.
Poacher's Ridge is a boutique vineyard nestled in the hills of the Great Southern town of Narrikup. Rated a 5 red star winery by James Halliday, we are quickly becoming
a national favorite.