Gralyn Estate

2001 Shiraz Cabernet - Equal Top Wine - Worlds Greatest Shiraz Challenge

Gralyn Estate

Gralyn Estate

Overview

 

Annette and Scott Baxter from Gralyn Estate

Established in 1975 by Merilyn and Graham Hutton, Gralyn Estate was one of the first names in Margaret River wine. Now under the stewardship of their daughter Annette Baxter and husband Scott, they act as viticulturists and winemakers, continuing Gralyn Estate’s decades long journey, producing premium wine and fortifieds from non-irrigated, mature vines. 

Awarded numerous gold medals and trophies at national and international wine shows, Gralyn Estate have been selected for Qantas First Class international inflight service and judged as equal to the famous Premier Grand Cru Classe Bordeaux wines such as Château Latour and Château Mouton Rothschild by Winestate Annual Magazine 2013.
Internationally revered wine writer Robert M. Parker, Jr. described the Gralyn Cabernet Sauvignon, as "one of the finest Cabernet Sauvignons I have ever tasted from Margaret River."

Wines are exclusively available at Gralyn Estate’s landmark cellar door situated on Caves Road in Wilyabrup. Open daily for tastings, sales and bespoke experiences.

SNAPSHOT

Winemaking - Annette and Scott Baxter

Location - 100m above sea level, 3km from the Indian Ocean

Climate - Mediterranean. Wet winters. Average rainfall 1050mm. Warm dry summers, Cool onshore winds

Soil - Gravelly loam topsoil over a clay subsoil

Viticulture - Unirrigated, utilising (uncertified) organic vineyard practices

Varieties - 2.5ha Cabernet Sauvignon. 0.75ha Shiraz. Original planting included 1.5ha Rhine Riesling

Trellising - Cane pruned vines with Vertical Shoot Positioning (VSP)

Crop - Average 7.5 tonne per ha

Production - 3000 cases