About Deep Woods Estate

Welcome to Deep Woods Estate

Crafting some of the finest wines from the Margaret River wine region, our goal is to be recognised as a world-class producer. Margaret River is one of the best wine growing areas in the world and we are immensely proud to be part of the region. Our team’s pursuit of excellence has been rewarded with the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy for the Deep Woods Estate 2014 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon.

Traditional Philosophy, Modern Techniques

ith its state-of-the-art winery, Deep Woods Estate is at the frontline of producers leading a new wave in Margaret River. With a talented team that combines traditional and modern winemaking techniques, Deep Woods has become the biggest producer of Rosé in Western Australia, as well as arguably Australia’s best and most consistent producer of
Cabernet Sauvignon.

 

L-R: Peter, Lee, Anna, Mark and John Fogarty

A Margaret River Gem

Deep Woods Estate was established in 1987 and acquired by the Fogarty family in 2005, making it part of the Fogarty Wine Group. Under the FWG banner, Deep Woods Estate has been transformed into one of Margaret River’s most awarded and highly regarded wineries.

L: Peter Fogarty, Chairman & Proprietor

OUR PEOPLE

Great wines only come from hard work. The dedicated, experienced team at Deep Woods Estate knows this all too well. The effort everyone puts in is rewarded by the superb wines we produce and the recognition they receive.

Julian Langworthy

Chief Winemaker & General Manager

A Jimmy Watson Award winner, Ray Jordan’s 2017 Winemaker of the Year and a Wine Society Young Winemaker of the Year nominee, Julian is now regarded as one of the most talented winemakers in Australia. His impressive career has included vintages in France and Canada, as well as senior winemaking roles in the Barossa Valley, Clare Valley and Coonawarra. Passionate about producing regionally distinctive wines, Julian joined the Deep Woods team in 2011. Under his leadership, the winemaking team has continued to refine and explore the Deep Woods style, culminating in over 25 trophies and in excess of 70 gold medals awarded across major national and international wine shows.

John Fogarty

Chief Viticulturist

John has been the Chief Viticulturist for the Fogarty Wine Group since 2002, overseeing the management of more than 350 hectares of premium vineyards throughout Western Australia, and buying fruit from over 65 growers. John’s interest in planting and training young vines is coupled with an ardent focus on innovation – wanting to give his winemakers the ability to create the best wines possible, he is constantly looking at ways to increase fruit quality. John has completed multiple degrees in viticulture and has an unmatched knowledge of some of the best vineyard sites across Western Australia. John and Julian make a formidable team and at the same time enjoy a great friendship with their young families.

Emma Gillespie

Winemaker

Emma’s love for wine has developed into a passionate career. After commencing an oenology and viticulture degree, Emma moved to Margaret River to gain valuable experience at the cellar door and in the laboratory before becoming an assistant winemaker at a local winery. Emma then experienced a vintage overseas in the Willamette Valley in Oregon before returning to Margaret River. Since joining the Deep Woods team in 2015, Emma has quickly worked her way from cellar hand to winemaker.

Wayne Stewart

Production Manager

Wayne moved to the south west of WA in 1999 having previously worked on Christmas Island for five years. His focus soon turned to wine after travelling around the region and working on a mobile bottling line for 12 years. Wayne joined the team in 2013 and oversees the production, bottling and transportation of Deep Woods Estate products, and plays a fundamental role in ensuring the outstanding quality of wine produced is maintained in the bottle.

- Our Place -

Margaret River

Ranked among the world’s most prestigious wine regions, Margaret River is located three hours south of Perth, Western Australia. Margaret River is the most geographically isolated wine region in the world and a major tourist destination, boasting award-winning wineries and restaurants, surf breaks, ancient caves and spectacular scenery.

The Deep Woods Property

Deep Woods Estate is located in the Margaret River sub-region known as the Yallingup Hills. The 32-hectare property is perched high on a ridge overlooking a picturesque, secluded valley surrounded by large jarrah and marri trees. The estate comprises a modern winery, vineyard, cellar door, bottling line and homestead. With its large natural spring, dense woodlands and spectacular views, Deep Woods Estate is one of the region’s most
scenic wineries.

Viticulture

After being acquired by the Fogarty Wine Group in 2005, the vineyard was reworked and a new vineyard maintenance program was introduced, utilising sustainable vineyard practices to improve fruit quality and produce smaller, higher-quality yields. This philosophy has produced outstanding fruit and superior wines—including award-winning Cabernet and Chardonnay—which are processed and bottled in small batches.

L: John Fogarty, Chief Viticulturist

Wine Making Process

Cellar Door

889 Commonage Road,
Yallingup, Western Australia, 6282

CONTACT

Phone : 08 9756 6066
Fax : 08 9756 6366
Email : enquiries@deepwoods.com.au

Website

www.deepwoods.com.au

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