Peel Estate Wines

Peel Estate Wines has been an integral part of the Peel Region for over 40 years. In 1973 the first Shiraz vines were planted, followed by Chenin Blanc and Zinfandel in 1976, and Cabernet Sauvignon in 1979. Other varieties such as Chardonnay, Verdelho, Cabernet Franc and the traditional Portuguese Port Varieties were planted in 1980.

The Peel region with its close proximity to the Indian Ocean is the ideal location to grow wine grapes as it combines unique coastal limestone soils and a Mediterranean climate, ensuring wines with fruit intensity along with specific regional characteristics.

All wine at Peel Estate is made on site in the original architect designed colonial style brick and timber winery, set in a magnificent environment dominated by Tuart trees.

Visitors can observe the daily activities of the winery from the mezzanine tasting area or enjoy the tranquility of the spacious lawn area that includes a BBQ facilities – perfect for picnics with the family.

The Cellar Door

Our Cellar door opened to the public in 1981 and boasts a charming, rustic mezzanine level that overlooks the winery.

During certain days of the year, visitors can watch grapes being crushed and pressed along with red wines fermenting. Plus because it is all open plan the amazing smells associated with vintage will permeate the area.

Wine tasting is free* and wines are available for tasting daily from 10am to 5pm.

* Large bus groups do incur a fee which is refundable upon purchase, bookings essential.

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The People

Winery owner Will Nairn took a risk when he decided to stop farming Lucerne, Sheep and Cattle at his Karnup property and start a winery. His passion for wine along with the land being perfect for growing grape vines has seen Peel Estate Wines continue to grow.

Will’s wines are of a consistently high quality with a rich fruit intensity and just enough wood to add complexity and longevity. It is clear that his love of good wine has grown into a true love for winemaking.

“You are in the wine making business because you love it. It becomes a bit of an obsession.” – Owner Will Nairn.

Winemaker Mark joined Peel Estate during the vintage of 2006. He has over 20 years wine industry experience in both Australia and Europe, including a degree in viticulture. His propensity for quality raises the bar even higher for Peel Estate Wines.

Mark has also gained a reputation for his beautiful sparkling wines, and is solely responsible for making all of our Sparkling Wine at Peel, all made in the traditional method. Mark also makes sparkling wine for other wineries and his own label.

Julie joined the Peel team in 2011. After many years in the hospitality, finance, HR and customer service sectors, she brings with her a varied amount of experience.

Julie wears a number of hats including cellar door sales, office manager, function and events coordinator, along with wholesaling and exporting. If you have any queries for Peel Estate, please feel free to contact Julie at the winery.

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Open 10am to 5pm daily,
Closed Christmas Day & Good Friday,
Open 12 noon to 5pm ANZAC Day