About Greenpiper Wines

Greenpiper Wines is a production and distribution partnership between directors Andy Ferreira and Rob Tincey along with a close knit team of dedicated staff relentless in brining premium Margaret River wine to the world . Recognised by wine critic James Halliday as a five star winery, Night Harvest pools the talents and resources of three Margaret River wine visionaries. Viticulturist Andy Ferreira has almost twenty years of experience tending to some of the most prized vines in Margaret River. Grower Rob Tincey has long produced grapes that are amongst the most flavoursome in the region. And wine lover Ray Anderson is the third inspiration in the partnership, looking after the commercial aspects of the enterprise. With Andy’s extensive experience of viticulture in Margaret River, he has long been an advocate of the benefits of the ‘night harvest’, and this is the overriding philosophy in the production of all our wines. In the cool of the night, optimum harvest conditions prevail sugar levels are balanced, the grape’s natural aromatics are at their peak, and the cool environment for transport allows the fruit to arrive at the winery as fresh as it was when it was picked. The result is wines that are a marriage of aromatic freshness and harmonious complexity of flavour.

Greenpiper is the wine production branch of our diverse Margaret River viticultural enterprise owned and operated by Mandy and Andy Ferreira. It is the culmination of over 21 years involvement in the Margaret River wine industry. Settling in the district in 1986 we have been fortunate enough to have participated in the tremendous growth and discovery that has been Margaret River‘s recent history. Starting initially as a vineyard development and management company Riverace, we undertook the establishment of an enormous amount of vineyards – to date having been involved in planting over 3000ha of vineyards, and currently manage 11 properties.

Through Andy’s harvesting of 140 estates and multiple vineyard management, Greenpiper is able to “pick the eyes” of the very best parcels of fruit from the best blocks from every single vintage, from either the north or south of this premium wine region.

 Access to first hand information in the evolvement of every growing season. This insider knowledge facilitates the ability to produce consistent award winning wines, season to season.

 Greenpiper is small enough to be focused on its products and its customers, and yet still be able to have access to an immense amount of premium fruit, watched over carefully by Andy and the Riverace team.

It is a known fact that great wine is made in the vineyard and finished in the winery. So what sets Margaret River’s Greenpiper vineyards apart from so many others? In a nutshell it’s the utilization of incredible knowledge, passion and pride. All the Greenpiper vineyards are nurtured and managed by the Riverace team headed by Andy Ferreira, also one of Greenpiper Wine’s directors.

This stable group of professional viticulturalists have over 300 years of Margaret River vineyard operational experience. The team has established over 4000 Hectares of vineyards in Western Australia. That’s an astonishing one third of every vine in WA. Needless to say they know a lot about the right soil and growing conditions to produce fine wines. Winegrowing for any premium brand is not about mass production, but rather the recognition and knowledge of terroir; the perfect marriage of soil profile, microclimate and weather conditions. This intimate knowledge of each block of vines and its terroir, together with meticulous attention to detail, facilitates the production and crafting of premium fruit for Greenpiper’s wines.

ABOUT NIGHT HARVEST

Night Harvest, the wine production branch of Andy and Mandy Ferreiras 25 years experience in a viticultural enterprise.  During this time the Riverace team, headed by Andy Ferreira, one of Greenpipers Directors, have established around 7,000 acres of vineyards in the region, as well as running a harvest contracting business that now harvests about one third of the vines in WA.  Their enthusiasm and passion to grow and source the best fruit has achieved a consistent quality reflected in multi-award winning wines.

ABOUT BUTLER CREST ESTATE

Butler Crest Estate, the pride and passion of Rob and Lauren Tincey, is located in Wilyabrup, in what is considered to be the most prestigious wine growing region in Australia for the production of premium Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonny.

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Andy Ferreira – Viticulturist

Andy amongst barrelsThe Night Harvest story started over 25 years ago when Mandy and Andy Ferreira settled in the Margaret River area as newly married young migrants. Working a number of jobs including the construction and establishment of some of the new vineyards of that time, as well as growing vegetables for the local and export markets, the vineyard contracting business expanded markedly when Margaret River experienced the rapid expansion of the wine industry in the late 1990’s.

During this period the company was involved in the establishment of about 3,000 hectares of Margaret River vineyards, many of which are still managed by them today. As the business progressed they acquired property and commenced producing their first wines in 2005.

Harvesting is a key part of the contracting business and currently runs seven self-propelled harvesters and harvests the fruit from over 100 different sites in the South West. Thus the Night Harvest label was born.

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Rob Tincey – Grape Grower

Rob /tinceyRob’s interest in wine began when he and his wife travelled Europe when they were first married. After extensive soil test and water analysis they eventually chose the current 140-hectare property.

Butler Crest Estate, the pride and passion of Rob and Lauren Tincey, is located in Wilyabrup, in what is considered to be the most prestigious wine growing region in Australia for the production of premium red Cabernet Sauvignon and white Chardonnay.

Our Vineyards

We source grapes for our wines from a variety of vineyards, either owned by our team or contracted to us. These vineyards have been identified for their capability to produce the quality and quantity of varieties needed for the Night Harvest range. The micro-climate of this site, with its slightly cooler winters and warmer summers brings out the best for this Mediterranean red variety.  An organic mulching program is also resulting in some astounding results with Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot. Ridge Farm, Wilyabrup Located in the dress circle in the centre of the Margaret River region, WIlyabrup has particular track record in high quality Cabernets, Shiraz , Semillon and Chardonnays.  Our block is on a gentle north facing slope, protected by native forests on the southern side and close to the cooling sea breeze coming in from the southwest. Rockfield, Karridale Karridale is the southernmost end of the Margaret River appellation.

Wine Making Process

Winemaking

Night Harvest wines are essentially ‘made in the vineyard’, and are delivered as ripe, fresh grapes in pristine condition to our winemaker Bruce Dukes at Cape Naturaliste Vintners. Bruce is a highly acclaimed winemaker with a swag of trophies and medals under his belt  many of which have been won by Night Harvest! The overall philosophy is to handle the grapes with delicacy and minimal input and the entire range of wines all carry the imprint of their variety, their site and the seas

CONTACT

Address: Greenpiper Wines c/o Post Office CARBUNUP,
WA 6280 ABN: 37 286 566 824
5000, Australia

Phone: +61 8 9755 1521
Email: admin@greenpiper.com.au

Website

www.nightharvest.com.au 

www.butlercrest.com.au

 

Awards and reviews

FIVE MOONS SAUVIGNON BLANC SEMILLON 2016

SILVER MEDALS

Wine Show of WA 2017

Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2017

Cairns Wine Show 2017

BRONZE MEDALS

Margaret River Wine Show 2016 & 2017

Blackwood Valley Wine Show 2016 & 2017

FIVE MOONS CABERNET MERLOT 2014

BRONZE MEDALS

National Cool Climate Wine Show 2017

Blackwood Valley Wine Show 2017

Cairns Wine Show 2017

Margaret River Wine Show 2017

FIVE MOONS ROSE 2017

BRONZE MEDALS

Margaret River Wine Show 2017

NIGHT HARVEST RESERVE CHARDONNAY 2012

GOLD MEDALS

Royal Hobart Wine Show 2014

SILVER MEDALS

Qantas Wine Show 2016

BRONZE MEDALS

National Cool Climate Wine Show 2016

Cairns Wine Show 2016 & 2014

Sydney Royal Wine Show 2015

Qantas Wine Show 2014

Margaret River Wine Show 2014

Australian Small Winemakers Show 2014

JOHN GEORGE CHARDONNAY 2014

GOLD MEDALS

National Cool Climate Wine Show 2015

SILVER MEDALS

Blackwood Valley and WA Boutique Wine Show 2015

Rutherglen Wine Show 2015

Australian Small Winemakers Show 2017

BRONZE MEDALS

Margaret River Wine Show 2015

Australian Small Winemakers Show 2015

Qantas Wine Show 2015

Perth Royal Wine Show 2015

Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2015

JOHN GEORGE SHIRAZ 2013

GOLD MEDALS

Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2016

Cairns Wine Show 2015

SILVER MEDALS

Margaret River Wine Show 2016

Royal Hobart Wine Show 2015

Australian Small Winemakers Show 2017

BRONZE MEDALS

Qantas Wine Show 2016 & 2015

Rutherglen Wine Show 2014

JOHN GEORGE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2013

GOLD MEDALS

Qantas Wine Show 2015

Australian Small Winemakers Show 2017

SILVER MEDALS

National Cool Climate Wine Show 2016

Royal Hobart Wine Show 2015

BRONZE MEDALS

Qantas Wine Show 2016

Margaret River Wine Show 2015

Blackwood Valley and WA Boutique Wine Show 2015

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