Peel’s icon wine is the Shiraz, a wine of considerable finesse and with a remarkably consistent track record. Every year till 2019 Will Nairn held a Great Shiraz Tasting for sixyo Australian shiraz, pitting Peel Estate (in a blind tasting attended by 100 or so people) against Australia’s best; it was never disgraced. The wood-matured Chenin Blanc is another winery specialty. Exports to the UK and China.
Peel Estate Winery is situated on the unique coastal limestone soils at Karnup, 60 kilometres south of Perth in Western Australia.
Established in 1973 with first planting of Shiraz. Chenin Blanc and Zinfandel were soon to follow in 1976 and the Chardonnay in 1980 with later plantings of Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Verdelho.
The winery was built and first wine made at Peel Estate in 1980.
The limestone, high water table and closeness to the Indian Ocean gives Peel Estate a very Mediterranean micro climate with mild winters and relatively cool summers.
The 1979 Shiraz, the first commercial wine, won the trophy for the Best WA Red in the Perth Royal Show in 1980. The red wines have had a very good record on the Show circuit with both Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon winning trophies as Best WA Red. Wines now, are seldom shown.