About Fermoy Estate

Fermoy Estate is an Australian winery at Wilyabrup, in the Margaret River wine region of Western Australia. Established by John and Beryl Anderson in 1985, it was named in honour of one of John Anderson’s ancestors, a Scottish-born businessman who acquired part of Fermoy estate, just north of Cork, Ireland, and set up several industries there.

In 1999, the winery was purchased by Dutch/Swiss businessman Hans Hulsbergen. Under his ownership, most of the winery’s output was exported to Europe, where his wine business interests were centred.

Ariel view of Fermoy Estate

The ownership triangle was completed in December 2010 when Perth brothers Aaron and John Young bought the 26 hectare property with its 17 hectares of vines on Metricup Road. The main varieties grown are Cabernet Sauvignon, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, and Shiraz.

Their patch in the region’s “golden triangle” with its rich, loamy, well-drained soils, perfect temperatures and quality old vines is a purveyor’s paradise. Fermoy’s first vintage was produced in 1988, and the awards and accolades started flowing shortly after.

Our winery – purpose built in 1987 – is located right next door to our vineyard, so the grapes we grow can be processed without delay, ensuring their premium qualities are retained.

Since its establishment the winery has been expanded to accommodate Fermoy Estate’s dynamic growth, from 120 cases at first vintage to more than 30,000 cases annually. Our winery processes some 350 tonnes of grapes each year.

Through careful fruit selection and the skill of our winemaking team, Fermoy is able to craft distinctive table wines full of unique flavours and characters.

We may have one of the original established vineyards of the Margaret River region, but we are continually seeking to incorporate new ideas and technology. This reflects our ongoing quest to bring you the very best wines, while ensuring that everything we do is environmentally sustainable.

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The Royal CoupleDuo female team of Winemakers Liz Dawson and Coralie Garnier-Lewis created wines with a reputation for their exceptional quality, elegance and distinction.Fermoy’s wines developed such a reputation for its amazing quality that in 2004 Fermoy Estate Cabernet Sauvignon was the only Western Australian wine served during the Official reception for the royal wedding of Crown Prince Fredrick of Denmark and Mary Donaldson.
Then in January 2015, another exciting chapter begins as they announce the appointment of new Senior Winemaker Jeremy Hodgson effective January 2015. This appointment follows the recent decision of current Senior Winemaker Liz Dawson to resign with the impending birth of her second child. Liz has served as Fermoy’s Senior Winemaker for almost a decade.

“Whilst we are obviously sad to say goodbye to Liz, we understand her desire to focus on her family, and we are extremely grateful for the wonderful effort and contribution that Liz has made to Fermoy over a ten year period”, said General Manager, Cameron Rhodes. “Liz has played an instrumental role in building the reputation of Fermoy for producing the highest quality wines and has achieved many awards and accolades for Fermoy during her time with us.”

Jeremy Hodgson – Wine Maker “However, as one chapter closes another begins and we are absolutely delighted to have Jeremy Hodgson join the team as Senior Winemaker”, Cameron Rhodes said. “We believe Jeremy has the experience, passion, enthusiasm and ambition to succeed, that will see Fermoy even further establish itself as one of Margaret River’s highest regarded wineries” Commenting on his appointment with Fermoy, Jeremy said “I am very excited to be joining such a premium winery as Fermoy. With its ideal location, premium fruit and commitment to quality, I feel confident I can further establish Fermoy’s wines as some of the best wines produced in Western Australia”

Fermoy Estate

Since its establishment in 1985, Fermoy Estate has won numerous awards and built an enviable reputation for producing top-quality wines that are sold across Australia and throughout the world. After 30 years of production, Fermoy continues to impress.

OWNERS : John Young and Aaron Young
WINEMAKERS : Jeremy Hodgson
ESTABLISHED : 1985
VINEYARD LOCATION : Wilyabrup
ANNUAL CRUSH : 345 tonnes
VARIETIES : Chardonnay, Semillon, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc

CELLAR DOOR : 838 Metricup Road, Wilyabrup
OPEN : Monday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm
WINE PRICES : $19 – 85
PHONE : 9755 6285
EMAIL : enquires@fermony.com.au
WEBSITE : www.fermoy.com.au
DISTRIBUTION : Cellar Door, Retail, Mail Order, Wholesaler, Online

Fermoy Estate sauvignon blanc 2016 ($25)

Okay, this is a bit wild. It’s been partially fermented in French oak and the result is a wine with added complexity and individual character. Powerful and intense fruit characters on the nose and the palate. Has some nice subtle leafy characters with deeper tropical richness. I’d like to see with a few years bottle age, but gee, it drinks well now
SCORE 92/100 CELLAR 4 Years

Fermoy Estate Reserve semillon 2015 ($35)

Most winemakers will put semillon among their favourite varieties, yet it’s a tough sell. This might change your mind if you are not sure. A cracking good semillon with depth and intensity delivered with such lingering precision. Lemony fruit characters with a creamy middle. These age remarkably well too.
SCORE 94/100 CELLAR 8 years

Fermoy Estate Reserve chardonnay 2016 ($50)

One of the best chardonnays from Fermoy. It comes off vines that are now 30 years old. There’s a savoury spicy note or two on the nose with traces of cereal and oatmeal. Palate has a merging of nectarine and typical Margs grapefruit. The oak is deliberately underplayed but important. Perfectly weighted and a long finish.
SCORE 93/100 CELLAR 7 years

Fermoy Estate rosé 2016 ($25)

This rosé has been pushed into the modern style – for Australia anyway – with wild fermentation in French oak. It’s created a dry and savoury style, though still with some bright fruit characters to balance. Beautifully textured with a long crisp finish.
SCORE 91/100 CELLAR 3 years

Fermoy Estate Reserve cabernet sauvignon 2015 ($85)

Opens with characteristic leafy tobacco and cigar box with black olive over blackcurrant aromas. The palate is just so smooth and seamlessly integrated. A most polished and impressive cabernet that stacks up with the best Fermoy has produced. Chalky fine tannins provide good structural support. An excellent wine.
SCORE 96/100 CELLAR 20 years

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Fermoy Estate

838 Metricup Rd, Wilyabrup Western Australia, 6280

CONTACT

Phone 94432988
cameronrhodes@fermoy.com.au

Website

https://www.fermoy.com.au/

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