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About Woody Nook

RAY JORDAN WINE GUIDE 2016

One of the real gems of Margaret River both for its wines and ambience. There are a few changes at this little operation that point to some rather interesting developments, both with expansion and the planting of new grape varieties such as graciano and tempranillo. The wines have risen to great heights in recent years, with cabernet a particularly strong suite.

Award-winning wines, delicious food, great value and a charming setting

Woody Nook Wines

If you have never visited our winery or tasted our wines, we hope these pages will be of interest and whet your appetite to do both! Whether you are familiar with our crisp, fruity whites and rich, firmly-structured reds, or we are introducing you to them for the first time, our friendly and knowledgeable cellar door sales staff look forward to the opportunity of assisting you with your selection – in person or via this website.

Nestled in the Margaret River wine-growing area of Western Australia and just a few miles from the Indian Ocean, Woody Nook is situated on a ridge of rich gravelly loam. Its vines are unirrigated, resulting in full fruit flavours and distinctive varietal characteristics.

We are family-owned, unpretentious and small, but are proud of the critical acclaim we consistently receive for the quality of our premium wines.

Welcome and enjoy . . . . .

The land now occupied by Woody Nook Wines’ single vineyard estate was formerly home to a sawmill and sleeper cutters. In 1978 Jeff and Wynn Gallagher purchased the property with a vineyard in mind and began the arduous task of clearing and preparing the land. The first cuttings were planted in 1982 and the first crush took place in 1987, the first winery building having been built the year before. The Gallaghers constructed this and their new home from timber and mud bricks, both materials being available on the property. There are still about sixty acres of jarrah and marri forest forming a magnificent backdrop to the winery and restaurant.

Front of the Building

At the end of 1999 when Jeff and Wynn decided to retire to Busselton and put Woody Nook on the market, Peter and Jane Bailey became the proud new owners in May 2000. Jeff and Wynn’s son Neil stayed on as Winemaker/Viticulturist. Although Peter and Jane had lived in WA for almost 20 years, at that time they were resident in the USA. Thanks to modern technology they were able to become deeply involved with the day to day running of the winery and were regular visitors (for extended periods in Jane’s case). In September 2007, after almost 15 years overseas, the Baileys returned to Western Australia permanently.

Vineyard and Vines

Woody Nook now has some 17 hectares of vines, half of which in the original vineyard are non-irrigated and handpicked and include cabernet sauvignon, shiraz, merlot, sauvignon blanc, chenin blanc, chardonnay, semillon and cabernet franc. The new 8 hectare vineyard, planted with rootlings in 2007, produced its first sizeable vintage in 2010 with more of the same varietals but also two Spanish ones, tempranillo and graciano. These blocks will be irrigated until the vines reach greater maturity and are currently machine picked. From a 4-5,000 case production for the past ten years, this figure had almost doubled by 2012. However, with a 75-100 tonne crush, Woody Nook will still be well within the definition (250 tonnes) of a genuine boutique winery.

Our History

The land now occupied by Woody Nook Wines’ single vineyard estate was formerly home to a sawmill and sleeper cutters. In 1978 Jeff and Wynn Gallagher purchased the property with a vineyard in mind and began the arduous task of clearing and preparing the land. The first cuttings were planted in 1982 and the first crush took place in 1987, the first winery building having been built the year before. The Gallaghers constructed this and their new home from timber and mud bricks, both materials being available on the property. There are still about sixty acres of jarrah and marri forest forming a magnificent backdrop to the winery and restaurant.

At the end of 1999 when Jeff and Wynn decided to retire to Busselton and put Woody Nook on the market, Peter and Jane Bailey became the proud new owners in May 2000. Jeff and Wynn’s son Neil stayed on as Winemaker/Viticulturist. Although Peter and Jane had lived in WA for almost 20 years, at that time they were resident in the USA. Thanks to modern technology they were able to become deeply involved with the day to day running of the winery and were regular visitors (for extended periods in Jane’s case). In September 2007, after almost 15 years overseas, the Baileys returned to Western Australia permanently.

Woody Nook now has some 17 hectares of vines, half of which in the original vineyard are non-irrigated and handpicked and include cabernet sauvignon, shiraz, merlot, sauvignon blanc, chenin blanc, chardonnay, semillon and cabernet franc. The new 8 hectare vineyard, planted with rootlings in 2007, produced its first sizeable vintage in 2010 with more of the same varietals but also two Spanish ones, tempranillo and graciano. These blocks will be irrigated until the vines reach greater maturity and are currently machine picked. From a 4-5,000 case production for the past ten years, this figure had almost doubled by 2012. However, with a 75-100 tonne crush, Woody Nook will still be well within the definition (250 tonnes) of a genuine boutique winery.


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Address

506 Metricup Road,
Wilyabrup
Western Australia, 6280

CONTACT

Phone 9755 7547
info@woodynook.com.au

Website

www.woodynook.com.au/

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