Established in 1995 by the Home family which is third generation Margaret River bred, Preveli Wines has a vineyard in the Wallcliffe Sub-Region of Margaret River. The wines are all Estate grown from their vineyard using sustainable practices, located in the cool south-east of the Margaret River wine region with 28 acres, half under vine, amongst the pristine rural town of Rosabrook. Margaret River is surrounded by oceans on three sides of its Capes, this maritime influence providing a constant moderation of temperatures, creating ideal ripening conditions. The Southern Ocean influence brings welcome cooling during the warmth of summer and The Indian Ocean waters bring a warm Leeuwin Current during cooler evenings of Autumn, naturally regulating conditions during vintage.
Preveli takes its namesake from the village of Preveli on the Greek Island of Crete, in honour of the brave locals and monks that assisted the ANZACs during WWII. The Home family have their cellar door overlooking the Indian Ocean, on the land where the founder of the seaside hamlet of Prevelly commemorated those hospitable Hellenes.
Margaret River produces only 3% of Australia’s grapes but over 20% of it’s premium wines. Vines were planted strategically in 1967 after being identified as having a maritime climate similar to that of Bordeaux in France. Distinctive vine growing soils are weathered from an ancient land mass 2000 million years ago of decomposed granite into iron rich clay and laterite gravel loams. One of the most remote wine growing regions in the world with a natural beauty creating an inspiring, relaxed and creative spirit making it a bucket list tourism destination.
Preveli Wines are made under contract at the custom built small batch facility Fraser Gallop Estate by Chief Winemaker Clive Otto, who is one of Margaret River’s most awarded and respected winemakers with over 20 vintages crafted in Margaret River and is a recipient of Winestate Magazine’s ‘Winemaker of the Year’. Preveli Wines has the highest James Halliday rating of five stars ranking it as outstanding.