Region Early History


1801 
Thomas Timothee Vasse of Dieppe, Assistant Helmsman on the “Naturaliste” disappears into the wild surf off Geographe Bay, just north of Busselton.


1956Professor Harold Olmo from the University of California notes Australia’s ‘South West’ as a potential premium wine region.
1965
 A paper by agricultural scientist Dr John Gladstones pinpoints the potential of Margaret River region and references similarities in climatic data from Bordeaux.
1967
Dr Tom Cullity plants first vines at Vasse Felix to found Margaret River’s first vineyard and winery.
1972
 The 1972 Riesling wins Gold at the Perth Royal Show, creating more interest in Margaret River’s potential.
The first Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon vintage is made.
 
Caves Road (Cnr Tom Cullity Drive)
Formerly Harman’s Road South
Margaret River, WA 6284
Phone: +61 8 9756 5000

 

Fax: +61 8 9755 5425

 

Email: info@vassefelix.com.au

 

Vasse Felix

 

PO Box 32

 

Cowaramup, WA 6284

 

Cellar Door & Gallery Opening Hours

 

Mon-Sun: 10am to 5pm

 

 

Restaurant Lunch Opening Hours

 

Mon – Fri: 12pm to 3pm

 

Sat & Sun: 12pm to 4pm

 

Restaurant Reservations

 

Phone +61 8 9756 5050

 

Email: restaurant@vassefelix.com.au

Vasse Felix is closed on Good Friday, 13 December, Christmas Day (25 December) and Boxing Day (26 December).

Information Courtesy of Vasse Felix.
 
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