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Address: Whicher Ridge Winery 200 Chapman Hill East Rd | Chapman Hill, Busselton, Western Australia 6280, Australia
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+61 8 9753 1394
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Take a road less travelled and discover a hidden gem - a new artisan cellar...

Take a road less travelled and discover a hidden gem - a new artisan cellar door, winery and vineyard, owned and operated by the two of us, Cathy and Neil Howard. We have been growing grapes and making wine for a collective 45 years, and launched Whicher Ridge Wines in 2008 after planting our vineyard in 2004. Whicher Ridge is a genuine small wine producer, handcrafting small quantities of single variety, single vineyard, single region wines. Our wines are from three wine regions: Margaret River, Geographe and the Great Southern, so a journey to Whicher Ridge will take you on a journey of discovery of these three Western Australian wine regions. When you visit, you will experience a tasting with Cathy, a winemaker with over 20 years of experience. Cathy will guide you through the making of their wines from vine to glass. (A very unique experience as very few cellar doors offer you the opportunity to have a tasting with the winemaker!) Enjoy a tasting of our wines while looking out onto the grapevines in front of our cellar door. (Our tastings are free!). Our winery is right next door, so it's very easy to show you both our vineyard and our winery during your visit, I call it our "Behind the Scenes Tour" walking through the winemaking process from the vineyard, through the winery and barrel room, and ending up with wine in a glass.

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Whitxher Ridge Wines is an adventure in itself and a learning experience. It's off the beaten track with beautiful scenery on the way from Busselton. Just follow the signs and... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2017
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

Whitxher Ridge Wines is an adventure in itself and a learning experience. It's off the beaten track with beautiful scenery on the way from Busselton. Just follow the signs and when you reach this little gem you will be greeted by Polly the Kelpie. Polly will lead you to the cellar door, where the talented and lovely Cathy Howard will... More 

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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

This Artesian vineyard is not one you should miss. It is a little further away and secluded but has stunning gardens to walk through and the wines are incredible. Once you taste you will definitely recommend to friends. It is run by a lovely couple and you will be greeted by their friendly pup Polly. Worth the drive

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Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Love to visit wineries off the beaten track so travelled 20kms out to discover limited opening days/times. An earlier sign advertising this would have been gold!

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Cathy H, Owner at Whicher Ridge Wines, responded to this review

Hi MC and so sorry to hear that you found our Cellar Door closed. We are a small family run business running our winery, vineyard, our farm and our cellar door ourselves. We are open 5 days a week, Thursday to Monday from 10am to 5pm, and are closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Due to Main Roads and City of... More 

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Reviewed 2 April 2016

We were warmly greeted by Polly (a very friendly and happy dog) on our arrival and she showed us to the cellar door. Cathy made us feel so welcome and was more than happy to share her and her husbands knowledge and passion for wine-making. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit into the countryside and relaxed with our wines on such... More 

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Reviewed 1 June 2015 via mobile

Beautiful drive to this out of the way gem of a cellar door. Has the uniqueness of feeling like you've made a special discovery. We were greeted in person by the winemaker/owner who took us through to cellar door. Great tasting, so nice to not be rushed or competing for service with other visitors and even better the wines are... More 

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Reviewed 12 December 2014

A grass roots winery at my back door. As a local resident of Chapman Hill I was thrilled a winery was opening in the area. We visited earlier this year when doors first opened to the public. The experience was very enjoyable; genuine local people making top quality wines. Reds were incredible. Best in the region, by far. Something to... More 

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Cathy H, Owner at Whicher Ridge Wines, responded to this review

Hi Jenny & Pablo, Thank-you for the review! It was a pleasure to meet you both and even more so with you being Chapman Hill locals like us! A cafe, great idea but maybe not yet, but you are certainly welcome to bring your own picnic lunch or morning/afternoon tea, grab a glass of one of our wines, find a... More 

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Reviewed 31 May 2014

A lovely drive through the countryside to a beautiful property with beautiful wines, free to taste and personally attended to by Cathy the winemaker/owner, with the ability to give you an interesting verbal guide to the creation of the wines available for tasting. First time ever we have both tasted the full range and could not fault any variety, so... More 

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Thank Morag C
Cathy H, Owner at Whicher Ridge Wines, responded to this review

Morag, wonderful to hear that you both enjoyed your visit here! We take great pride in our vineyard and in each of our wines, and our aim is to give our visitors a truly memorable wine tasting experience when they visit our cellar door. It is also great to hear that you found the drive from Busselton a pleasant experience.... More 

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