Juniper estate: great wines from a family owned winery
Juniper Estate is a boutique family-owned winery located in Wilyabrup, which is the heart of the remote, environmentally pristine Margaret River winegrowing area that lies in the southwestern corner of Australia which lies about 270km south of the state capital, Perth. This wine sub-region holds significant historic importance to Margaret River, where the first vineyards were planted, wineries were built and are home to a large number of famous, small vineyards.
The vineyard was planted in 1973 which has extensively grown over the years and it uses the sustainable, organic principles in the vineyards
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Juniper was founded by the late Roger Hill and his wife Gillian Anderson to produce wines that would rank among the best in Wilyabrup and even beyond. Wilyabrup, the successful sub-region of Margaret River is particularly famous for its red wines. But they also make white wines, rose wines and dessert wines of the highest quality.
While making the wines, control of the process is a critical factor to make the premium wines. The Juniper Estate has a state-of-the-art winery and a temperature-controlled barrel room built in 1999. The fruit is treated optimally in the winery with the help of modernized tools like the refrigeration and storage equipment. The batches are kept small and are treated separately, evaluated and blended which makes the entire process a boutique operation. The wines are made in the Margaret River style of depth and elegance with careful use of oak, which adds on to the complexity.
The grape varieties grown at the Juniper’s are Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot, Tempranillo, Shiraz, Petit Verdot, Chardonnay, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Fiano, while their signature wine is Cabernet Sauvignon.