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Cape Mentelle

The story

It is a pioneer winery of the Margaret River wine region in West Australia. Furthermore. they produce exceptional wines. Moreover, it includes a Cabernet Sauvignon whose international reputation goes beyond the borders of Australia. They situated in one of Australia’s best regarded winemaking regions, Cape Mentelle.

David, Mark and Giles Hohnen are brothers. They founded it in the year 1970. In addition, it was one of the first estates to be established on the eponymous Cape. Furthermore, it is just a few miles from the town of Margaret River.

They began production with only 16 hectares of vineyards and has now expanded to 150.  Furthermore, the estate enjoys a mild and humid maritime climate. In addition of a long, dry growing season that helps the grapes to ripen. With exceptional know-how and meticulous attention to the expression of terroir and grape quality, the Cape Mentelle wine portfolio includes different varieties: merlot, sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, shiraz, zinfandel and cabernet franc. But it is the cabernet sauvignon that remains the estate’s leading light. It has twice received the most coveted award in Australia, the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy. In 2014, the sixth edition of the prestigious Langton’s Classification of Australian Wines saw Cape Mentelle Cabernet Sauvignon elevated from ‘Excellent’ to ‘Outstanding’.