Established in 1995 by the Home family, Preveli Wines is a boutique producer of super premium wines from the Margaret River region.
Preveli Wines is named after a true heroic story:
On the Greek Island of Crete there is a monastery named Preveli which provided shelter and assistance to many Australian soldiers who were trying to escape capture from the Germans during WWII. Among these young men of the 2/11 battalion – the “City of Perth Regiment” was Corporal Geoff Edwards who settled the seaside hamlet of Margaret River calling it Prevelly, in commemoration. He later built a Greek chapel on the hill above his seaside community in tribute to the Cretans of the monastery that saved his and many other's lives.
Prevelly is where the Home family has lived now for three generations. The Home's also own and operate the Prevelly Park Beach Resort and Prevelly Liquor Store where Preveli Wines are available for tasting. Margaret River and Prevelly are tourism ‘hot spots’ due to their spectacular coastline, surfing, fishing, and relaxed atmosphere. Come and visit and chew the fat with Greg Home who grows the grapes and check out The Bombie surf break, the best ocean view at any Cellar Door in the region!
The Preveli vineyard is situated 15 km south east of the Margaret River township, near a small community called Rosabrook. Preveli Wines are made by contract winemaker Clive Otto who is one of the region's most awarded and respected winemakers with 2010 marking his 20th vintage locally! The Preveli vineyard at Rosabrook is 30 acres with about 15 acres under vine including Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir. Fruit is also sourced from several long-term suppliers in and around the Rosabrook area.
In the short period of time the Margaret River wine region has surged to prominence in Australia and around the world and represents ideal, consistent grape growing conditions. The potential of the region was first identified in the early 1960's by Dr John Gladstone. He wrote a report for the state government on wine-grape agricultural prospects. In light of his findings, the late '60's' saw a small number of vinyards planted, including those of Vasse Felix, Cullen and Moss Wood. Although growth was gradual throughout the 1970's, in recent years Margaret River has expanded rapidly, becoming one of Australia's finest wine producing regions.