Image: Scott and Annette Baxter
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.
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.
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