FOUR SPECIALTY VINEYARDS
Vasse Felix has four vineyards located in selected sites throughout Margaret River, including the region's oldest vineyard. Combined, they total 260 hectares - the largest holding of any Estate in Margaret River.
Each Vasse Felix vineyard site has been selected for its unique topography, micro-climates and natural irrigation. The best suited grape varieties have been matched to each vineyard, and specific rows and blocks have been planted to correspond with topography and soil type.
The varieties grown are Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Shiraz, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon.
Our Viticulture Philosophy
Vasse Felix supports sustainable viticulture, where every practice is guided by the philosophy of achieving ‘fruit quality through plant health and plant health through soil health.’
A constant focus on soil biology and environmental health is maintained in all vineyards. This is enhanced with Margaret River’s natural suitability to viticulture as a result of it’s climatic and environmental attributes.
Some examples from the environmental program include:
Natural Fertilisers A natural compost program is operated for recycling matter. This fertile mixture is used for topsoil enrichment.
Weed Control Sheep grazing of pastures at Carbunup vineyard throughout winter offers natural weed management.
Water Catchments The sole water supply for Vasse Felix comes from dams and rainwater tanks.