“Margaret River’s heirloom specialists since 1876″
Business: Treeton Estate Pty Ltd
Owner: David McGowan
Address: 163 North Treeton Rd, Cowaramup WA 6284
Ph: (08) 9755 5481
Treeton Estate Winery occupies a superb location in the heart of the famous Margaret River wine growing region, noted for its maritime climate, fine soils and long ripening season. Treeton Estate wines are carefully handcrafted to achieve distinct varietal characteristics and consistently fine quality. We are open 11am to 5pm daily, and you are welcome to bring a picnic.
An extraordinary pioneering lifestyle has lead vigneron winemaker David McGowan to create Treeton Estate in the Margaret River Wine Region. From his open fishing smack at the tender age of 18 he aimed into the wild blue sea and started on a lifetime of adventure. Cray fishing at Mullaloo, north of Perth, in the 60′s. Later being landed on a beach to dredge a new harbor, King Bay, now known as Dampier. Surviving turtle fishing days along the north west coast of Western Australia. The fisherman later became head of the School of Maritime Studies at Fremantle TAFE. Red wine on cold nights around warm beach fires with like minded WA fishing families and a trip through Europe where he picked grapes for a season in France began his research into wine and the wine industry.
David purchased the Cowaramup property from a dairy farming family in 1982. After being granted permission from existing Margaret River wineries to source cuttings, the first grapevines were propagated in 1983 and Treeton Estate was anchors aweigh. Friends and family helped plant out the cuttings in 1986 and the first bottle of wine was Shiraz 1991. That year the vines produced 6 tonnes of fruit. The vineyard now produces around 50 tonnes of fruit per vintage. The first vines are now 30 year old dry grown Shiraz and Chardonnay. David and his wife Corinne moved to the South West from Fremantle in 1992. lt was an easy transition after having met local families and friends over the preceding years. In those transit years all available holidays and weekends were spent on the development of the project. David’s niece Helen and her husband John entered into partnership in mid 2008 forming Treeton Estate Pty Ltd.
At this time, there are 17acres of vines planted around a perfectly frost free hill. In the early days David learned the winemaking process by working the first two vintages alongside the contracted winemaker.
From the third vintage onwards he took advice from consultants and has developed his winemaking style. Today Treeton Estate wines continue to win gold, silver and bronze medals from wine shows throughout Australia. The cellar door at Treeton Estate opened in 1993 and you are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy with a fine bottle of wine. A beautiful rustic Australian setting defines the tasting area featuring jarrah and redgum tables with views over the vineyard and forested surroundings.
Treeton Estate is on North Treeton Road. Open daily from 11 am to 5pm, visitors get to see the winery in action if, racking wine from barrels, or bottling, is happening at the time of their visit. Treeton Estate Shiraz is the flagship wine with fruity mulberry characters. Treeton Estate Cabernet Sauvignon has big cherry flavours with a subtle oak background. Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc are the white wines and the Rose and Special Blend Port have also found a following. The wines all display unique fruity characters. Come in and taste the difference. You are always very welcome at Treeton Estate.
Richard and Felicity Dossor operate a small farm next to the Margaret River at Osmington, about 20km east of Margaret River town. The farm produces citrus (mandarins, lemons, limes), avocados, asparagus, table grapes (Dawn Seedless and Marroo) and wine under the Rocky Ponds label (Shiraz and Viognier). New varieties of fruit including persimmons and figs are under trial. All of our produce is available at the Margaret River Farmers Market when in season.
At The Western Herbalist we hand manufacture herbal tinctures using 90 percent organic herbs. The herbs soak for up to five years and are then blended into tonics. Our range consists of pre-mixed tonics or we can create you a tonic for your individual needs . Our dispensary contains 150 different herbs.
Herbs can be used to increase energy, improve digestion, balance hormones and treat a range of ailments.With a background in Western and Eastern herbal medicine we work with the seasons and believe in treating the cause as well as the symptom. If you haven’t tried herbs before come and see us at the markets for a free sample every Saturday.
Business: The Berry Farm
Owner: Michael Skvinis
Address: 43 Bessell Rd, Rosa Glen WA 6285
Ph: (08) 9757 5054
Mobile: 0417 955 256
Since 1986 The Berry Farm has been stirring the senses with a scrumptious range of preserves, jams, dressings, vinegars, ciders, fruit wines, sparkling wines, liqueurs and fortified wines. The farm also has a large orchard of stone fruit which is harvested for our jam, and 10 hectares of Haas Avocados. The avocado season usually runs from September to March.
The Berry Farm Cottage Café as it is known today was originally a group settler’s home circa 1925. Vera Vinall created the cottage gardens from 1946 – 1949 then known as Thornhill Farm. The property was purchased by the Lindsay Family in 1984 and The Berry Farm was born. The Cottage Café opened its doors in 1985 offering delicious morning/afternoon teas and country style lunches.
Since 2006, the farm has been owned and operated by Rebecca and Michael Skivinis, and with the help of many original staff members The Berry Farm continues to grow its reputation for making products of exceptionally high quality and the family have many exciting plans to further enhance the attractions and natural beauty of the property.