Higher Plane

Western Australia | Margaret River

Our Review

Higher Plane was purchased by Roger Hill and Gillian Anderson, owners of Juniper Estate, in 2006. The brand was retained with the intention of maintaining the unique and special aspects of the site in the south of Margaret River distinct from those of Wilyabrup in the north. The close-planted vineyard is sustainably farmed using organic principles. Sons Nick and Tom (with winemaking experience in the Yarra Valley) now run the business. Chardonnay, sauvignon blanc and cabernet sauvignon are the major plantings, with smaller amounts of merlot, shiraz, malbec, petit verdot and verdejo. Exports to Singapore. -JAMES HALLIDAY

About

The Higher Plane property is located in the Forest Grove locality of the Margaret River wine region, 15km south of the Margaret River. It was established in 199 and has ideal exposure and gravelly duplex soils. The varieties planted were carefully selected clones and closely-planted to produce low yields and increase fruit intensity. Management of the vineyards is sympathetic to preserving the pristine nature of this unspoiled environment by utilising natural practices wherever possible.

Specialities

Chardonnay, Fiano

Cellar Door

Information

98 Tom Cullity Drive, Cowaramup, WA 6284. Picnic facilities, log fire, wines available by the glass

Hours

c/- Juniper, 7 days 10-5

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details

Stockist Information

Distribution Information

WA: The Vintner, Contact Langdon Farrelly Mob 0408 649 633, Email: langdon@thevintner.com.au. VIC: Dave Carey Wine Co. Contact Dave Carey Mob 0402 834 272 Email dcwineco@gmail.com

Details

Rating
Winemaker Mark Messenger, Luc Fitzgerald
Established 1996
Dozens 3000
Vineyards (area) 14.52 ha
Viticulturist Ianto Ward
Opening Hours At Juniper Estate, 7 days 10-5
Address 98 Tom Cullity Drive, Cowaramup, WA 6284
Telephone (08) 9755 9000
Website www.higherplanewines.com.au