About Willoughby Park

Once upon a time in the early 1800’s Henry John Willoughby was born in England. He was to become a Major General serving the Empire in India.

In keeping with the family’s adventurous nature one of the General’s daughters married James Fowler, an English Gentleman, who was a tea and coffee plantation owner in South America. Eventually as this branch of the family travelled so did the Willoughby name – through the generations and across the seas – to Australia’s Great Southern wine region.

Today the descendants of the South American planter have continued the story of beautiful locations and life’s “little everyday luxuries” in establishing a boutique winery and Denmark’s first craft brewery. To honour their illustrious forbears and in recognition of family tradition, the property is named Willoughby Park.

Willoughby Park is first and foremost a winery and microbrewery. But it is more than just a place where (good!) things are made – it’s a place where things happen. Great music gigs, art exhibitions and events in support of local community groups all find a home at Willoughby Park. Watch too for our involvement in off property tastings, dinners and other special events and sponsorships.

Michael Ng

Michael Ng was born in 1978 in a farming village in the Guangdong Province of China. He moved to Sri Lanka in 1986 when his father was offered a role as head chef, developing a Chinese Restaurant chain in Colombo. Michael believes that’s where he first found his passion for food.

Vineyard Statistics

Willoughby Park own two vineyards, being Kalgan River & the small vineyard here at the winery known as the Brewery Vineyard.
Brewery Vineyard is about 2 Hectares (Ha), which was grafted over to Pinot Noir two years ago. Two clones, 115 & 777. First crop this year about 3.5 tonne.  Kalgan River Vineyard was planted 2000-2002 and there is currently about 19 Ha under vine.

Approximate break up:

7 Ha Shiraz
4 Ha Cabernet Sauvignon
3 Ha Riesling
4 Ha Chardonnay. Two clones, Mendoza & 96.
0.5 Ha Pinot Noir. Two clones, 115 & 777. New plantings. First crop will be 2015.
0.5 Ha Nebbiolo. New plantings. First crop 2016.

Generally  between 110-130 tonne is harvested from  Kalgan River Vineyard each year, although in 2014, it was 140 tonne.
The Sauvignon Blanc comes from a vineyard in the Porogurups, the rest mostly from Mt Barker, with small parcels from Nannup and Boyup Brook.

Wine Making Process

 Cellar Door

678 South Coast Highway Denmark 6333 Western Australia
Western Australia, 6333


Phone 0402 010 352



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