We don't think Robert Bowen, legendary winemaker and pioneer of Western Australian wines, would mind us telling you that he was around when the first vines were planted in Margaret River 50 years ago. Whether he was drinking wine (legally) at that time is another matter. What does matter is the important role he played and still plays in the region across his career and the contribution he made to the respect the region has for producing fine wines today. He was the very first qualified winemaker in the Great Southern Region and set many of the wine styles there, he single handedly defined and certified the Geographe Wine Region and to this day is amongst the most experienced winemakers in WA having made wine from all WA regions, including Esperence.
Now as owner/winemaker for Domaines & Vineyards we import wine that he makes from Margaret River and Pemberton and list wines from Mount Barker, excellars. On the 12th October we'll be showing his Picaroon Sauv/Sem 2016 and Picaroon Cab Sauv 2014 from Margaret River and Pemberley Chardonnay 2015 and Pemberley Pinot Noir 2012 from Pemberton. If you're a member of the wine trade you can come along to taste this unique collection of some of WA finest wines at the Australian High Commission on The Strand in London (12-4pm) and you can register here. Great news for members of the wine drinking public too who can grab tickets to the evening tasting, here.