From the outset the focus at Thompson Estate has been on high quality wine production and this has been recognized in a large number of wine show medals and accolades from the wine press. The location for Thompson Estate was chosen after a long search for a block which could take advantage of the cooling breezes from the Southern Ocean, Indian Ocean and Geographe Bay and with ideal soils to support viticulture. In 2008 Thompson estate built their own winery including a series of innovations in workflow and tank design. The result is a compact and energy efficient winery capable of producing wine with a combination of traditional and the most modern methods of winemaking. Thompson Estate believe that good wine is made in the winery, great wine is made in the vineyard, so maintain a regular conversation throughout the year between the viticulture and winery teams.
Cellar door open Tuesday to Sunday & public holidays from 11am to 5pm or by appointment. Closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day.
Location address: 299 Tom Cullity Drive, Wilyabrup WA 6280
Postal address: PO Box 36, COWARAMUP WA 6284
From the start, Thompson Estate has had a different approach to winemaking. Even before we had our own winery, we had thought that there were risks in ensuring the necessary passion and attention to detail in outsourcing all the winemaking to a single contract winery.
The vineyard was purchased in 1994. The location was chosen after a long search for a block which could take advantage of the cooling breezes from the Southern Ocean, Indian Ocean and Geographe Bay and with ideal soils to support viticulture. The block is about 3km from the coast in the Wilyabrup Valley, known to produce some of the greatest wines in Australia. Although it was in an ideal location, it was a dairy cattle farm and had not been used for viticulture before. The soils were ideal, but deep drainage was required to make it ideal for viticulture.