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
Kim & Jenny Robinson The Talisman vineyard is situated in one of the most elevated areas of the Ferguson Valley. The vineyard has a range of slopes and soil types that have been carefully plated to the most suitable grape varieties. It is with this unique range of aspects and microclimates that we are bale to present to you an annual liquid snapshot of our year in the...read more
Profile- Jeff Ovens, Michael Stacey & Ron Hewitt Wine/Product/Service Profile Winemaker Jeff Ovens Varietals / Blends Made White: Semillon Sauvignon Blanc Verdelho Red: Shiraz Cabernet Merlot Awards - Operational Profile Description Vigneron Winemaker Sponsor Vineyard Location 1133 Ferguson Road Dardanup WA Year Established 1997 Vineyard Size (Ha) 12 Annual Crush 20 Tonnes Varieties...read more