The Capel Wine District, south of Perth, in the Geographe Wine Region includes wineries between Bunbury and Capel. Some of the townships in the area include: Capel, Stratham, Gelorup, Bunbury, Boyanup and Elgin. The delightful town of Capel has the feel of a small Australian country town and has a friendly and welcoming community. Located about midway between Bunbury and Busselton, the township of Capel offers a large variety of attractions, activities. Capel has a thriving agricultural industry and is home to a major Dairy Co-operative. The annual Capel Fest and Art Classic is a major regional community event, attracting up to 20,000 visitors to town in April every year. Close by is the magnificent Peppermint Grove Beach, a popular holiday destination. There is excellent bushwalking and camping
in the Tuart Forest National Park which provides wonderful wildflowers in Spring.
Capel Vale, WA 118 Mallokup Road Capel, Western Australia 6271
Capel Vale is dedicated to creating high quality wines in the beautiful, fresh and unspoilt southwest of Australia. Capel Vale has vineyards at Capel (Stirling Estate & Wellington), Mount Barker (Whispering Hill, Pemberton (Sheldrake) and Margaret River (Madrigals). Capel Vale owns and operates seven vineyards in total 500 acres (210 hectares). Each vineyard grows the most appropriate fruit approp...
Whicher Ridge Wines, WA 200 Chapman Hill East Road, Chapman Hill, WA, 6280
Whicher Ridge Wines is owned by two experienced vignerons, Neil and Cathy Howard, who between them have over 45 years of viticulture and winemaking experience working with high profile wineries. Their vineyard is located at a unique site south of Busselton, 170 metres above sea level in the Whicher Range to take full advantage of the cool winds that arrive off the Southern Ocean during Summer. The soils are gravelly ironstone sandy loam, similar to the highly-acclaimed Wilyabrup sub-region of Margaret River. The vineyard was planted in 2004 with Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon. New plantings of Malbec and Mourvedre have been added in recent years. Whicher Ridge makes a range of sparkling and table wines which are single vineyard, single region wines. The grapes are sourced from its own vineyard and from vineyards in other WA wine regions including Frankland River in the Great Southern, and Margaret River.