Juniper

Western Australia | Margaret River

Our Review

Roger Hill and Gillian Anderson purchased the Wrights’ Wilyabrup property in 1998, driven by the 25yo vineyard with dry-grown cabernet as the jewel in the crown. They also purchased complementary vineyards in Forest Grove (Higher Plane) and Wilyabrup; the vineyards are sustainably farmed using organic principles. Sons Nick and Tom (formerly a winemaker in the Yarra Valley) are now running the business. The Juniper Crossing and Small Batch wines are sourced from the 3 vineyards, while the Single Vineyard releases are made only from the original vineyard on Tom Cullity Drive. Exports to the UK, the US, Canada, Singapore and Hong Kong. -JAMES HALLIDAY

About

Juniper is a producer of premium wines in Margaret River, the heart of the remote, environmentally pristine winegrowing area lying in the south-west corner of Western Australia, 270km south of Perth. With its maritime influence, ancient soils and beautiful landscape, Margaret River is perfectly suited to the production of great wines. The Juniper ‘Estate’ vineyard (formerly Wright’s) was planted in 1973 and, together with Vasse Felix, Cape Mentelle, Cullen, Moss Wood and Woodlands, is one of the founding vineyards of the region. Juniper was established in 1998 by the late Roger Hill and his wife Gillian Anderson with the intention of producing wines which rank among the best to come from Margaret River and beyond. Since 2017 Gillian and Roger’s sons, Nick and Tom, have run the business with the same ambition to make great wines from our own vineyards. Mark Messenger is the inaugural and current Chief Winemaker and, through sensitive, thoughtful and adaptive winemaking, allows the personality of the vintage and vineyard to be expressed. Juniper’s outlook combines the tenets of heritage, authenticity and original thinking with a view to producing wines of elegance and sophistication that showcase the best of the Margaret River region. A deep respect for the history of the region and the pursuit to push boundaries drives our outlook in creating wines that reflect their time and place.

Specialities

Cabernet Sauvignon & Chardonnay

Cellar Door

Information

Picnic facilities, log fire, wines available by the glass. Higher Plane wines also available at cellar door

Hours

7 days 10-5

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details

Stockist Information

Distribution Information

New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory & Queensland
Bacchus Wine Merchant
Head Office Suite 1.22, 75 Mary Street, St Peters, Australia, 2044
Email: info@bacchuswinemerchant.com.au
Phone +61 1300309773
https://bacchuswinemerchant.com.au/

Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia
Domaine Wine Shippers
Head Office c/- 1/14 Albert Street, Blackburn, Victoria, 3130
Email: dws@domwineship.com.au
Phone: +61 398787848
https://www.domainewineshippers.com.au/

International Sales Information

Hong Kong
Ponti Trading Ltd
Unit D. 2/F Luk Hop Industrial Building 8 Luk Hop Street San Po Kong Kowloon, Hong Kong
Email: general@ponti-tdg.com
Phone: +85 223283218
https://www.ponti-tdg.com/

Japan
Colonial Trade. Co.
Triangle Building Megiro 1F 17-22-2CHOME, Shimo-Meguro, Tokyo, 153-0064
Email: andrew@colonialtradeco.net
Phone: +81 364318552
http://www.colonialtradeco.net/

Ontario, Canada
Vinexx
14 Homewood Avenue Hamilton, Ontario, L8P 2M2
Phone: +1 9055251113
https://www.vinexx.com/

Stockist

WA - Liquor Barons Herdsman, VIC - Winestar, NSW - Summer Hill Wine Shop QLD - XO Cellars

Details

Juniper Estate
Rating
Winemaker Mark Messenger, Luc Fitzgerald
Established 1973
Dozens 12 000
Vineyards (area) 19.5 ha
Viticulturist Ianto Ward
Opening Hours 7 days 10–5
Address 98 Tom Cullity Drive, Cowaramup, WA 6284
Telephone (08) 9755 9000
Website www.juniperestate.com.au