Happs Estate Wines – Celebrating 40 Vintages
Happs Estate Wines is a family owned and operated winery located at the top of Leeuwin Ridge as they enjoy stunning views of the nearby low regions. The winery will be celebrating its 40th vintage this year. Erland Ros Happ first planted vines in 1978 after running pottery business at their Yallingup site for many years. Erl realized the potential for grape growing on this property and purchased another farm an hour’s drive south, in addition, in the early 1980s.
Happs Estate Wines has one of the largest collections of wines in the region and produces around 40 different wines.
Art and Winemaking Come Together
Both Erl and Ros started off their working lives as teachers and have brought a combination of science and the arts to their business. To this day, Erl remains an expert on world climate, and Ros is involved in music education. They are both patrons of the arts and are passionate about promoting their pottery and art gallery. The winery sources its grapes from some of the best producers of the Margaret River region. Happs Estate Wines has one of the largest collections of wines in the region and produce around 40 wines.
Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, the Cultivated Grape Varieties
Wines at Happs Estate include Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Nebbiolo, Grenache, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, and Tannat. The best grapes are used to make their intriguing red, white, rosé, sparkling, dessert, and fortified wines. They also offer three preservative free wines and have a loyal following of sulfite-sensitive customers. There is a large working pottery and gallery with many artists in residence who create lovely items that are on display and for sale in the gallery.