Winery of the Year Vasse Felix
What an astonishing range of wines coming from Vasse Felix these days. There is value for money at one end right through to the
exceptional Heytesbury reds and whites. In between a range of exceptional chardonnays at different price points and cabernets and red
blends that continue to deliver well beyond their price point. An exceptional producer reaching new heights in excellence.
Vasse Felix was established in 1967 and is Margaret River’s founding wine estate. Margaret River experiences the unique combination of a
Mediterranean climate, maritime influence and ancient gravel-loam soils making it ideal for growing cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay. Vasse Felix wines are recognised benchmarks in Margaret River and Australia and the estate is one of the country’s drawcard winery.
Margaret River experiences the unique combination of a Mediterranean climate, maritime influence and perfect soils for viticulture. Together, these conditions are ideal for growing Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.
The estate is recognised as one of Australia’s drawcard winery destinations and includes a Cellar Door, Restaurant and Art Gallery.
Paul Holmes à Court represents the second generation of the Family who have owned and operated Vasse Felix since 1987.
Paul took over General Management of the Estate in 2005 and became the sole owner of Vasse Felix and its parent company, The Heytesbury Group in 2008.
The long-term vision for Vasse Felix is to build a great wine Estate in the world in Margaret River, and under Paul’s management, every major operation from vine to bottle and beyond continues to be carefully reviewed, upgraded and evolved. Significant Estate projects during Paul’s tenure to date have included:
Paul will continue leading all management of Vasse Felix and The Heytesbury Group’s other business entities until they are one day taken forward by the next Holmes à Court generation – his young children.
The Vasse Felix Estate includes four vineyards throughout the Margaret River wine region. The sites have been selected for their unique topography, micro-climates and natural drainage.
The best suited grape varieties have been matched to each vineyard, and specific rows and blocks have been planted to correspond with topography and soil type.
A ‘hands off’ philosophy is undertaken, working to the philosophy of achieving ‘fruit quality through plant health, and plant health through soil health’.