Woodlands | Margaret River, Western Australia
When David and Heather Watson first established Woodlands in 1973, they were amongst the first six pioneers to plant vineyards in Margaret River and can certainly stake a claim in having helped establish the region's reputation for Cabernet Sauvignon. With the addition of a second vineyard site, purchased in 1998, the Watson family now have 25 hectares of vineyard in the Wilyabrup Valley, which are all maintained by hand using traditional and organic methods and without irrigation - a rarity in this arid corner of Australia.
A true family affair, son Stuart is the winemaker and brother Andrew is in charge of operations. Five red stars from Halliday and an "Outstanding" rating for the Cabernet Sauvignon from Langton's, identify Woodlands as one of the very best producers in the region.