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.