Watershed Premium Wines

Watershed Premium Wines

This is one of the most impressive ventures in Margaret River and it’s not only the wines that make an impression. The striking modern cellar door, winery complex and rapidly expanding vineyards clearly signal a major new player. Sites were chosen specifically for their soil suitability to varieties. Top-rate range of wines at different price points.

OWNERS
N/A
WINEMAKERS
Severine Logan and Conrad Tritt
ESTABLISHED
2002
VINEYARD LOCATION
Margaret River
VARIETIES
Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Merlot, Zinfandel/Sangiovese, Other

CELLAR DOOR
Corner of Bussell Highway and Darch Road, Margaret River
OPEN
Monday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm
PHONE
9758 8633
EMAIL
cellar@watershedwines.com.au
WEBSITE
www.watershedwines.com.au
DISTRIBUTION
Cellar Door, Retail, Mail Order, Online

Watershed Shades sauvignon blanc semillon 2015 ($19.95)

CJust gets it right for this blend. Grassy passionfruit and crunchy juicy citrus adding tang to complete a thoroughly engaging current drinking wine. So much flavour all held with a precise acidity to that sustained finish.
SCORE 90/100 CELLAR 3 Years

Watershed Senses sauvignon blanc 2015 ($29.95)

When you start fiddling with oak and sav blanc you can easily wreck the fruit with heavy handedness. Winemaker Severine Logan uses a dab hand to avoid any sense of that in making this wonderful expression of augmented sav blanc sing around 50 per cent barrel fermentation to bring just the right amount of texture and nutty richness to the naturally grassy tropical characters of the savvy. Always an excellent wine.
SCORE 94/100 CELLAR 5 years

Watershed Single Block A1 chardonnay 2014 ($46.95)

Plenty of well-applied winemaking has gone into this chardonnay. It’s all barrel fermented in new and oneyear-old barriques. The use of wild yeasts brings plenty of additional complexity into the mix. The palate is still so tightly wound but there is plenty in there with a little roast cashew and citrus tang. Some nice minerally brioche-influenced flavours are superb.
SCORE 93/100 CELLAR 6 years

Watershed Senses cabernet merlot 2013 ($29.95)

Rich and opulent blended red offering stacks of goodies from the delicious blackcurrant to the fruitcake and dark plum. This is smooth and supple but still with a firm core of ripe tannin and subtle oak. It’s chewy and it’s textured with a smooth finish. A little closing astringency keeps it perfectly defined.
SCORE 91/100 CELLAR 6 years

Watershed Senses shiraz 2013 ($29.95)

Impressive shiraz from Margaret River. Aromas of coffee grinds, mocha chocolate and dark plum with a savoury loamy earthiness. The palate is so well managed with the tannin and oak regime perfectly aligned to the smooth concentrated fruit. There is a delightful silkiness in here that makes it such an appealing wine for current drinking but with the potential to age for a few years.
SCORE 94/100 CELLAR 8 years

RAY'S WINE GUIDE 2017