How We Began

Established in 1979, as an 11.8 hectare property, the vineyard is one of the earliest to be planted for grapes in the Margaret River region. This beautiful property was originally part of the group settlements established up by the then Premier of WA, Jimmy Mitchell’s government, at the end of the First World War, and was to be a “Gelignite Block”. Here explosives were to be stored for use by the pioneer soldier settlers to clear the massive Karri and Jarrah stumps.

The area is ideal for growing wine grapes – protection from strong winds by the surrounding Boranup State Forest, a climate mildly cooler than vineyards north of Witchcliffe, and terrain which steers autumn storms away from the vineyard. North/south slopes, gravelly Karri loam soil and a good water supply (McLeod’s creek runs through the property), combine to ensure gentle, even ripening of the fruit.

The first vines, comprising two hectares, were planted in 1980. Vines were planted every two or three years with the final two hectares being planted in 1995. There are now nine hectares of bearing grapevines.

The Vineyard

We now produce Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay. New plantings of Cabernet and Malbec were planted in 2016 replacing the original Riesling block. The first commercial wines – Riesling and Muller Thurgau were produced in 1986. The first Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon were produced in 1990 and together with the “Gelignite Block” Shiraz have been Green Valley’s flagship wines ever since. The Cabernet Sauvignon has consistently won medals in most local and national shows and competitions, including the Sheraton Silver Trophy for the 1995 vintage, and the QANTAS trophy and the Stuart van Raalte trophy for the 1996 vintage. The 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon was runner up in the Cabernet class of the Wine Wise Small Vigneron Awards in 2002. The Riesling 2003 was awarded the Gold Medal at the Sheraton Awards in Perth in August 2003 (see our list of awards in the ‘AWARDS’ page).

The plantings of Chenin Blanc, Muller Thurgau and Colombard were grafted over to the new Burgundy clones of Chardonnay in November 2002. Four clones – 76, 96, 97 and 277 were used. The first of the grafted fruit was harvested in 2004.

Winery

Our wines were first made at Vasse Felix from 1985 – 1999 and then from 2000 to 2006 under contract at Moss Wood. The first Mugford made wines, the 2000 Riesling and the 2000 Premium Dry White, were released in December 2000. Since 2007 our red wines have been made exclusively by Ian at his Glenmore winery and vineyard in Yallingup.

 

Our goal at Green Valley Vineyard is to continuously improve the quality of our fruit and make world class boutique wines with all the characteristics of the Margaret River ‘terroir’.

 

We are also committed to ensuring that visitors to our tasting facility have an enjoyable and memorable time (you may have to call to see if we are open). We hope that you can visit us at Green Valley when you are next in the South-West.

Get in Touch!

Telephone/Fax:
(08) 9757 7510

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Green Valley Vineyard
Lot 3137 Sebbes Road,
Forest Grove 6286

Licensing Information

Producer's License: 6180046383 Graeme Seed; Lot 3137 Sebbes Road, Forest Grove 6286

WARNING:- Under the Liquor Control Act 1988, it is an offence :-
To sell or supply liquor to a person under the age of 18 years on licensed or regulated premises, or
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