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Venue Review - Fermoy Estate a James Halliday 2024 People's Choice Top 10 Winery

Nestled amidst the rolling hills and vineyards of Margaret River's Wilyabrup region, Fermoy Estate stands as a pillar of Western Australian winemaking. Established in 1985, the estate boasts a rich history that pays homage to founder John Anderson's Irish ancestry.

From the very beginning, Fermoy Estate has been dedicated to crafting exceptional wines that capture the essence of Margaret River's unique terroir. Their commitment to quality is evident in their purpose-built winery, constructed in 1987, which produced its first vintage the following year. Over the years, the estate has thrived under the leadership of dedicated owners, including Dutch/Swiss businessman Hans Hulsbergen and the Perth-based Young brothers. Notably, a team of passionate vineyard managers meticulously handpicks and prunes the grapes, ensuring the highest quality and consistency in every harvest.

The estate's vineyards flourish in the heart of the Wilyabrup subregion, benefiting from ideal growing conditions. Rich, loamy soils and a temperate climate create the perfect environment for a diverse range of grape varietals. From classic Cabernet Sauvignon to crisp Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, and Shiraz, Fermoy Estate offers a true bounty for wine lovers.

This dedication to quality extends beyond the vineyards. The winery's strategic location minimizes the time between harvest and processing, ensuring the grapes retain their freshness. Fermoy Estate processes roughly 350 tonnes of grapes annually, employing innovative techniques alongside a strong commitment to environmental sustainability.

Under the skillful guidance of senior winemaker Jeremy Hodgson, Fermoy Estate continues to push boundaries and produce exceptional wines. Hodgson's extensive experience, combined with the estate's prime location and exceptional fruit, solidifies Fermoy's position as a leading producer of Western Australian wines.

Adding to their accolades, Fermoy Estate was recently recognized as part of the James Halliday 2024 People's Choice Top 10 Wineries, a testament to their dedication to creating crowd-pleasing wines. For those seeking a truly unique experience, Fermoy Estate also welcomes furry companions, making it the perfect destination for a day out with your four-legged friend.

A visit to Fermoy Estate is a journey into the heart of Margaret River's renowned wine scene. The rich history, unwavering commitment to quality, and embrace of innovation all combine to create an unforgettable experience. Fermoy Estate offers a haven for wine enthusiasts, promising an elegant and charming atmosphere where you can savor the fruits of their passion and dedication, all while enjoying the company of your canine companion.


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