Churchview Estate gets its name from the St Johns, heritage listed Anglican church, as seen from the tasting room. This 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.
The estate is situated on one of the first major slopes heading south towards Margaret River on the Bussell Hwy. This gives the property an opportunity to capture the natural runoff of rainfall to fill a number of dams on the property.
The property was selected for its fertile and healthy soils and for the mainly north facing slopes capturing the best of the sunlight which helps with the consistent ripening of the fruit. Most of the rows of vines run north south which 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 from the west. There is 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.