Where the saltwater air steals in amongst the jarrah and bloodwoods, where an ancient spirit still quietly rests, where the 6th generation of the Montague name now calls home…
From the frozen Russian Steppes, to the coastal commune of Montaigu-Les-Bois in Normandy. From the battlefield of Hastings to the peaceful castle of Shipton-Montacute in Somerset, England. From the shores of the Motherland to the shores of The Great South Land some eight centuries later, the Montague family have long been called to adventure.
Here though, amongst the idyllic Wilyabrup vineyards, the sixth generation West Australian to bear the name Montague has chosen to settle. Dispensing with the desert heat and replacing it with the cool ocean air. Replacing rock with vine, and gold for grape.
Planted to vine in 1988, Montague Estate is situated amid the beautiful landscape of Wilyabrup Valley, one of the beating hearts of the Margaret River wine region. It represents a new chapter in the life of the vineyard, built upon the legacy laid down by Arlwood Estate and Heydon Estate that have held past custodianship of the vines. Nestled amongst the iconic, pioneering vineyards of Vasse Felix, Moss Wood and Cullen, Montague Estate is a stunning, undulating, forty-five hectare property, with vines whose roots stretch out across caps of laterite rock, ironstone gravel, clay and sand. With an ideal mesoclimate, a unique terroir, and decades of care, this vineyard has produced, and will continue to produce, wines of superb purity, grace and elegance.
Narelle Montague Williams
With an ideal mesoclimate, a unique terroir, and decades of care, this vineyard has produced, and will continue to produce, wines of superb purity, grace and elegance.
Montague Estate is open for online and cellar door wine sales!
These days, Jono calls Margaret River home (again), and despite his treasure trove of international and national winemaking trophies and awards, his love of capturing, expressing, and framing pristine, elegant fruit makes him an integral member of the Montague Estate team.