Overview

There is a sort of rightness in having a Margaret River vineyard named ROSILY
"Who was Rosily?"

The Comte Francois de Rosily was born in Brest, France in 1742.
He was the one who intended south-western Australia to be settled by the French

More information

Rosily entered naval service at the age of 14 and joined the 1772 French expedition that discovered Kerguelen Island.He then accompanied Saint Allouran to examine the west coast of Western Australia
On 30 March 1772 at Shark Bay, Saint Allouran claimed possession of south-western Australia on behalf of France. Rosily was the man who prepared a chart showing where a parchment in a bottle that recorded this claim was buried along with two coins
Rosily also made the first chart of Flinders Bay in south-western Australia
In 1975 Rosily was placed in charge of the Hydrographic Office where he served as the Chief Hydrographer until 1826
It was in that position that he planned the expeditions to Western Australia by Freycinet and others to investigate the possibilty of establishing a French Colony
The colony never happened-events at home and a man called Napoleon Bonaparte directed French attention to Europe rather than the New World

The wine industry just had to wait!

The ROSILY vineyard story is only eleven years old but much has been accomplished. The property on Yelverton Road was bought by Mike Scott and Ken Allen in 1994

Twelve acres have been planted in the classic varieties that shine in the maritime climate of south-west Western Australia

Google Reviews

27
Sep
2020
Fran Cormack
5.0
Came as part of a tour with Bushtucker Tours. And so glad we did. One of the better wine tasting experiences in a very rustic setting. We were walked through the regions of France as we tasted the range of white and red wines and how they are influenced by the Bordeaux and Burgundy wines of France. A very enjoyable and informative tasting. Highly recommended.
15
Jun
2020
Fox Fotos
5.0
Cracking wines. Very hospitable. Second generation single vinyard.
06
Jan
2018
Preslava Nenova
5.0
We loved the wines, the organic zingy fresh whites and the pure finishing divine reds. The super friendly staff and the roses and fig trees around the vines also made for a great visit at this vineyard. The Cartographer is just amazing.
31
Dec
2017
André Ploeg
5.0
Great wines! Down to earth wine maker, a really great place to stop.