is a name derived from the area of Willyabrup and the word "esperer" - a French word meaning "to hope".
The Willespie vineyard is in Margaret River in one of the great wine regions of the world. It has many different areas that enjoy differing weather influences or macroclimates, and these influence grape growing significantly.
The Willyabrup locality where the original Willespie plantings and winery are situated, experiences the moderating influence of the Indian Ocean, four kilometres away. The cool breezes and temperate evenings reflect a Mediterranean climate.
The new Willespie vineyard in the Jindong area is a little further inland and experiences warmer days and colder nights, reflecting a more continental climate.
The macroclimatic influences in the vineyards of the two areas produce grapes with different characteristics - giving the winemakers greater possibilities and blending options in the winery. This philosophy enables Willespie to make the highest quality wines, that still proclaim distinctive Margaret River regionality and typicity.
The distinctive Willespie label (shown at right) is from a painting by Fremantle artist Henryk Szydlowski and entitled "An Impression of the Willespie Jewel" - portraying the many visual facets of the vineyard.
View the Willespie Wine List here....