The historic town of Dardanup marks the beginning of the Ferguson Valley and is just 15 minute drive from Bunbury.
A journey through the Ferguson Valley will be one to remember forever. Driving along steep winding roads, the views here will take your breath away. An impressive backdrop of rolling hills with grazing cattle, meandering streams, misty mornings and startling autumn colours. But above all we hope you will remember the great wines that are made in the valley.
Other attractions include local art galleries, ‘Gnomesville’, bushwalking and mountain biking.
With the magnificent native bushland, this area is great for a bushwalk or for those wanting more of a challenge. A mountain bike ride up and down the hills will get the heart rate going!
Many wineries are open on weekends or by appointment. “Good food, good wine and beautiful scenery” is the motto of the Ferguson Valley. The proximity of the city of Bunbury gives the visitor the possibility to go back and forward between city and country life to his heart content.
|Soil||Gravelly sandy loams. Loams and Granite Hills|
|Climate||Some altitude and proximity to the coast moderate high temperatures and allow access to cooling sea breezes and higher afternoon humidities|
|The Ferguson Valley climate is ideal for medium to full bodied table wines including Shiraz, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Semillon and Chardonnay . The climate is also ideal for light aromatic fortified wines.|
|Heat Degree days||1700|
|Sunshine hours per day||8.5|
|Growing season rainfall||185|
|Mean Jan temp||22|
|Harvest||Early Feb to Early April|
Ferguson Valley Wineries
12► With a beautiful location in the rolling hills of the Darling Range above Dardanup, Pepperilly Estate produces fine wines that capture the essence of this unique area that lies within the famous...read more
Jan and Merv Hart purchased the property in 1993 and planted the grapes in 1995 This coming vintage will be our 17th and the vineyard is really starting to hit its straps producing low yielding high quality fruit. Merv is passionate about good wine and this is reflected in the vineyard which is immaculate. Merv makes...read more
St Aidan is a small, family run vineyard situated in the heart of the Ferguson Valley in the newly emerging Geographe Wine Region .St Aidan’s – being a boutique winery – produces a small number of quality wines, which have been recipients of numerous awards. The 10 hectare boutique winery is family run with a ‘bud to bottle’ focus on quality. “The creation of our masterpiece is the culmination of passionately crafting the perfect grape in the vineyard then extracting and blending its essence in the winery. We...read more
Killarney’s vineyard and winery is perched on the edge of the Darling Scarp overlooking Geographe Bay to the west, and the Henty Valley to the east, in the Ferguson Valley district in the cool southwest corner of Western Australia. Proprietors Ric and Fran Stacey, and Peter and Pauline Hume are committed to producing quality handcrafted wines in what is possibly the smallest commercial winery in the region. The winery operation fits into the partners other agricultural interests which include commercial rose growing and beef cattle...read more
Henty Brook Estate Winery was established in 1994 with plantings of Shiraz Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. Situated on the picturesque scarp of the Darling Ranges with views to Bunbury and the ocean. To the east is the state forest and Wellington Dam. Henty Brook Estate was first established in the Henty Brook area and now the district has flourished. Henty Brooke Estate Shiraz has figured prominently in wine shows, it has wine made under contract by renowned winemakers of the region. In addition to producing fine wines the vineyard is a...read more
The Carlaminda vineyard was first established in 1994 on a sunny, but protected hillside, well drained, with good loamy soils. From the vineyard you can see the Indian Ocean and the city of Bunbury in the distance. The first varietals planted were Shiraz and Semillon. Today Carlaminda produces several red and white varietals and blends including Nebbiolo, Tempranillo, Shiraz, Semillon, Viognier, Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay.read more
12► Angelicus is a boutique winery owned and run by Sue and John situated high on the scarp overlooking the Indian Ocean where we make small quantities of hand crafted wines. The cellar door has...read more
Wildstone Wines is the only certified organic winery in the geographe wine region. The vines were planted in 2000 and attained full organic status in 2003. Chris and Chris specialise in producing wines that are both organic and preservative free. Chris & Chris Summerell Wine/Product/Service Profile Winemaker Chris Summerell Varietals / Blends Made Red: Preservative Free Merlot Preservative Free Cab/Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Preservative Free Rose White: Sauvignon Blanc...read more
Brian & Dianne started Henty View Vineyard as a proposed retirement activity in 2001. The property is located in Henty Brook in the Ferguson Valley region. The vineyard is planted with the varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Semillon & Sauvignon Blanc. All wines are produced on site by our family in our own boutique winery producing quality wines. Bryan & & Dianne Allen Wine/Product/Service Profile Winemaker Sharon McEvoy Varietals / Blends Made Red: Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Shiraz /...read more
12► Willow Bridge Estate is family owned and operated by principals Jeff and Vicki Dewar. From the release of their very first wines in 2000, their efforts were quickly rewarded with critical...read more