One of Margaret River’s greatest chardonnay producers. Mike Peterkin combines lateral thinking with a pragmatic approach to his viticulture and
winemaking. More recently, Mike’s investment in new winemaking equipment including more refrigeration has resulted in further refinement. The wines have a finer and more delicate finish to them. The wines of Pierro are the culmination of passion, innovation, location, climate and time. Wherever our wines are enjoyed around the world today they invariably impart a tangible trace of their idyllic place of origin – warm southern climes, ancient soils, healthful vines and years of skilled hands-on viticulture and winemaking.
For over a quarter of a century we have striven to fuse these elements to produce superior wines of singular extraction, character and elegance. Our quest for heightened quality continues with each passing vintage.
We are fortunate in that our beautiful Willyabrup vineyard is located in what is widely regarded as amongst the finest wine grape growing terrain in the world. Located in the heart of Western Australia’s renowned Margaret River wine region, this far-flung locality has a viticultural pedigree second to none.
The district is situated in the continent’s deep south-west, a relatively young region unsullied by the impact of human population and development. Fresh air, clean seas, unspoiled country and fruitful earth have been simple, priceless qualities here for millennia.
Surrounded by open water on three sides between capes Leeuwin and Naturaliste, the wine region is almost completely free of pollutants and contaminants. Year-round it is swept by pure, cool sea breezes, blowing in off the Indian and Southern Oceans. Mild, wet winters and sun-splashed summer seasons add to the viticultural equation.
A stable and predictable Mediterranean maritime climate is a vigneron’s dream-come-true, and Margaret River has this too. The vineyard is situated on the north-facing south bank of the Willyabrup Brook, a pristine freshet that meanders down its namesake valley to the sea.
As is the case with many premier vineyards elsewhere in the world the presence of this natural watercourse provides a nourishing life source for the vineyard. It is no coincidence that several of the State’s other premier vineyards and wineries are also situated in this gently undulating country by the brook.
Couple this with soils ideally suited to the needs of classic varietal grapevines and we find ourselves in a kind of viticultural paradise. Amid this marvellous terroir sits Pierro Margaret River Vineyards.
Our history is inextricably aligned with the emergence of Margaret River as one of the great young wine regions of the world. We couldn’t be located in a better grape growing or winemaking district if we tried!
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec along with more Chardonnay are planted on the Pierro site.
4051 CAVES ROAD WILLYABRUP Busselton Western Australia, 6280
Phone 61 8 9755 6220