As treacherous as it is beautiful, Western Australia’s rugged southwest coastline is littered with shipwrecks – the wreck of the Ringbolt being one of them. Sunk in the late 1800s in what is now known as Ringbolt Bay, located on the southern tip of the Margaret River wine region, adjacent to Cape Leeuwin. Embraced by two oceans, the Indian and Southern, the Margaret River wine region enjoys a temperate, maritime climate providing wonderful conditions for the growing of distinctive Cabernet Sauvignon.
Location of Vineyard
Ringbolt Cabernet Sauvignon is made from grapes harvested from the "dress circle" Wilyabrup region of Margaret River. Surrounded by forest, farmland and sea, the region enjoys the attributes of a mild maritime climate, rich soil and fresh winds from the vast, unpolluted Indian and Southern oceans. The environment allows the grapes to grow relatively free from pests and diseases. The vineyards of Margaret River are planted on gravel loam soils, which, together with prevailing summer sea breezes and temperate conditions during the ripening period, provide for the development of complex varietal characters and aromas.
Longstanding relationships with local growers enable our winemaker to select premium fruit from vineyards in the “dress circle” region of Margaret River. Dry grown vineyards with low yielding crops enable finely structured, beautifully balanced wines showing great harmony of characters which are consistent year on year.