Stone Fence Wines

Wine making tradition in the heart of Margaret River

Our vineyards are located on four separate properties within the Margaret River region, ranging from Wilyabrup in the central part of the region, down to Karridale in the south and Carbunup and Yallingup in the north.   Each of the Night Harvest wines is sourced from fruit from one or more of these vineyards plus a small group of contractors.  This allows our winemakers great flexibility in blending options.The Wilyabrup property produces outstanding cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay, which make up the super premium Single Block range of Night Harvest wines.
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Wine making

Our  wines are essentially 'made in the vineyard', and are delivered as ripe, fresh grapes in pristine condition to our winemaker Bruce Dukes at Cape Naturaliste Vintners. Bruce is a highly acclaimed winemaker with a swag of trophies and medals under his belt – many of which have been won by Night Harvest!The overall philosophy is to handle the grapes with delicacy and minimal input and the entire range of wines all carry the imprint of their variety, their site and the season.

 

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Region Overview

Margaret River needs little introduction to lovers of fine Australian wine. Blessed with an almost perfect maritime climate, the prevailing Indian Ocean breezes temper the heat of summer, allowing grapes to ripen perfectly, with excellent natural acidity and full flavour spectrums. The effect of these ocean breezes on night time temperatures is particularly significant in the development of grape flavour and quality.

Covering an area around 90km north to south, and 45km west to east, the region is made up of five sub-regions, each with slightly differing attributes in terms of ripening periods, and acid and flavour profiles.

The ancient soils are made up of gravel loam over clay are ideal for vine health and the growth of concentrated, intensely flavoured berries.

Margaret River is also a region of spectacular natural beauty and has become a popular tourist destination.

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ABOUT  OUR VINEYARDS

We source grapes for our wines from a variety of vineyards, either owned by our team or contracted to us. These vineyards have been identified for their capability to produce the quality and quantity of varieties needed for the Night Harvest range.

Gibindee Vineyard, Carbunup
This vineyard, situated on the Bussell Highway around 30km north of the Margaret River townsite was selected for the planting of Alicante Bouschet. The micro-climate of this site, with its slightly cooler winters and warmer summers brings out the best for this Mediterranean red variety.  An organic mulching program is also resulting in some astounding results with Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot.

Ridge Farm, Wilyabrup
Located in the ‘dress circle’ in the centre of the Margaret River region, WIlyabrup has particular track record in high quality Cabernets, Shiraz , Semillon and Chardonnays.  Our block is on a gentle north facing slope, protected by native forests on the southern side and close to the cooling sea breeze coming in from the southwest.