“Margaret River is one of the great unpolluted and wild wine growing frontiers on this earth”
Bruce Dukes, Cape Landing Winemaker
Cape Landing is an Independent, Family Owned Vineyard Making Classic Margaret River Wines
Our range of single vineyard wines are all sourced from an ancient landscape first cleared and farmed by pioneer settlers a century ago during the era of Group Settlement in Margaret River.
We continue to develop a distinctly Australian style of vineyard that integrates biodiversity with fruit production, allowing us to focus our efforts on both the restoration and maintenance of native species and the plant communities that support the vineyards ecosystem.
Our Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Malbec and Sauvignon Blanc vines thrive in a picturesque vineyard spanning gently rolling hills, that benefits from well drained soils and a distinctly Mediterranean style climate; where wet winters and long warm summers create a perfect environment for production of fragrant, textured, wines.
Cape Landing Wines
Blackwood, Reserve and Estate Wines
Cape Landing’s Reserve and Estate wines consist of Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Shiraz (Syrah), Malbec and Sauvignon Blanc all made entirely from fruit produced in our own single vineyard.
Our finest parcels of fruit from each vintage year are reserved and set aside for our flagship range of ‘Blackwood’ wines.
Produced in extremely limited quantities, our Blackwood wines reflect the pinnacle of viticulture and the very best of wine making at Cape Landing.
“If Australia could only pick one wine region to showcase the very best of wines it can produce it would be wise to single out Margaret River.”
Richard Siddle, The Buyer, UK
Viticulture & Biodiversity
The success of any wine made at Cape Landing begins in the vineyard which was first planted in 1998.
Our vines are all orientated in a north-south direction and we use a vertical shoot positioning trellis system throughout the vineyard.
Using a variety of viticultural techniques, including winter pruning, shoot thinning, leaf plucking and yield thinning/reduction throughout the growing season, we place particular emphasis on management of the vine canopy and the canopy microclimate to achieve superior quality fruit from our vines.
The integration of biodiversity with fruit production is vitally important, and helps us focus our efforts on both the restoration and maintenance of native species and the plant communities that support the vineyard ecosystem.
To read more about Viticulture and Biodiversity at Cape Landing, click either of the buttons below.
Origins & Group Settlement
Cape Landing’s picturesque vineyard in Forest Grove, Margaret River, sits on land that originally formed part of Group 7 of Western Australia’s Group Settlement Scheme.
The heritage of Group Settlement is a significant part of our history, which we recognise in the image of the ‘Cape Landing Settler’ that appears in our brand and on every bottle of wine produced by Cape Landing.
To read a full history of the Cape Landing property simply click the link below.
Winemaking requires much patience, and following on from the release of our very first wine, the 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, we are also looking forward to sharing with you our inaugural 2018 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. ‘Soon Come’ as they say in the Caribbean!