Churchview Estate gets its name from the St Johns, heritage listed Anglican church, as seen from the tasting room. The privately owned property was selected for its ideal and fertile gravelly loam soils, ample clean water and north facing slopes. The 100 hectare estate has 56 hectares under vines growing 16 different grape varieties. The portfolio of wines offered is both extensive and exciting, with a wine to suit every occasion and every budget. Visit our website which will tell you the story behind the very passionate and dedicated team who are only interested in producing the very best wines for your enjoyment. It is for these reasons Churchview Estate was awarded a five star winery status from James Halliday in 2016.
The property was originally selected for its fertile and healthy soils and for the mainly north facing slopes capturing the best of the sunlight. This helps with the consistent ripening of the fruit.
The estate is situated on one of the first major slopes heading south towards Margaret River on the Bussell Hwy. This gives us the opportunity to capture the natural runoff of rainfall to fill a number of dams on the property.
The soils consist mainly of gravelly loam with some smaller plots of sandy loam. Some sections also have an underlying slightly clay base. These soils have the capacity to hold their moisture for longer into the summer meaning that the nutrients that are in the soil are available to the plant for longer into the summer.
Most of our rows of vines run north south. This means that the vines and grapes capture the morning sun on the east, grapes are shaded in the heat of the day as the sun is above in the north and the grapes benefit from the cooler afternoon sun in the west. We have a split canopy system which allows for a larger canopy from the ground up. This gives a greater leaf area helping to ripen the grapes more evenly.
We invite all visitors to the Margaret River region to visit our cellar door for a free wine