Watershed Premium Wines is one of the few major producers in Margaret River to have the capacity to satisfy the international wine market demand.
Watershed Premium Wines is responsible for the single largest initial vineyard planting in the region.
With 187 hectares under vine, in the vintage 2012 Watershed crushed around 800 tonnes with a future expectation of 2,000 tonnes – that’s around eight times as much as the region’s largest boutique vineyards.
45% of vines are currently made up of red varietals, 55% being white varietals There are currently 1,200 vine rows on the Stage 1 property – measuring 270km, the distance between Margaret River and Perth!
As well as Margaret River’s traditional varieties of Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, some alternative varietals have been planted, such as Zinfandel, Sangiovese and Viognier. The first vintage grapes were sourced from several growers in the Margaret River region, off vines between 7 to 20 years in age.