DIVERSITY IS KEY
Houghton maintains and sources grapes from vineyards throughout Western Australia, this diversity provides a rich resource to produce an array of fine wines.
SWAN VALLEY – The Swan Valley is the oldest wine region in Western Australia and is rich in history. Just 30 minutes North West of Perth, the Swan Valley has a Mediterranean climate, tempered by Indian Ocean breezes. Rich, alluvial soils are ideal for growing Chardonnay, Chenin, Semillon, Verdelho and Cabernet Sauvignon.
GINGIN – Sitting in the foothills of Western Australia’s Darling Ranges at Gingin, 88km North of Perth, Gingin produces wines with generous flavours, due to a warm climate, rich soils and a cool maritime influence.
MARGARET RIVER – Stretching 100km from Cape Naturaliste in the North to Cape Leeuwin in the south, the long, narrow region of Margaret River boasts a climate and soils with ideal conditions for producing quality wines.
PEMBERTON – Western Australia’s newest wine region, located south east of Margaret River, Pemberton has a warm maritime climate, with vines at 100m and free draining soils that combine to produce wine with elegance and structure.
FRANKLAND RIVER – Located in the Great Southern area of Western Australia, this inland region has unique granite “marri” type that is highly productive. A warm, Mediterranean climate ensures wines with richness and density
MT BARKER – Found west of the Albany Highway, the Mt Barker region is distinguished by its gravelly loams called “marri” with excellent drainage and low fertility. A Mediterranean climate and low levels of humidity with high sunshine ensure wines with richness and intensity.