Juniper Estate Wines
Juniper Estate was planted by Henry and Maureen Wright in 1973 on Harmans Road South, in its picturesque setting along the Wilyabrup Creek. This makes it one of Margaret River's first vineyrds.
The original Margaret River vineyards were planted without irrigation. Wright’s vineyard was no exception and the original 21 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, and Semillon and Riesling are dry grown. Dry land viticulture is now highly regarded for the depth of flavour it produces in the grapes. The relative lack of water during the dry ripening months is thought to concentrate flavour into lower yields of intensely flavoured fruit.
Juniper aims to produce Estate wines which rank with the best wines to come from Wilyabrup. The area has established itself over more than 30 years as the most successful sub-region of Margaret River, particularly for red wines. Juniper shares “terroir” with a number of famous producers. The Estate reds are true regional wines with minimal influence from the winery, and are a further example of Wilyabrup’s proven ability to produce wines of the highest quality
Juniper Estate sell two ranges of wine. The top-end "Estate" label: Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, produced from vines planted in 1973, and Semillon from vines planted in 1981. They also produce a "sticky" - the Cane Cut Riesling - in very limited quantities.
The Crossing wines fulfill a different purpose from the Estate wines. They are our more easy drinking style with an appropriately lower price tag.
View the Juniper Estate Wine List here....