Howard Park Wines is Western Australia’s largest boutique family-owned winery, producing a range of handcrafted fine Australian wines from the state’s premier grape growing regions of Margaret River and the Great Southern.
Since its inception in 1986, Howard Park’s philosophy has been to craft outstanding Australian wines of great subtlety, character, balance and elegance with an uncompromising commitment to quality.
Howard Park Wines has two Cellar Doors; one in Cowaramup, in the Margaret River region, and one in Denmark, in the Great Southern region.
Howard Park’s Margaret River cellar door and winery was completed in 2000. The modern building sits in the middle of the estate and is accessed by one of two winding entries both lined by Birch trees amidst the vineyard. The winery stands on top of a hill on the most elevated point of the Leston Vineyard and is flanked by tall marri and karri trees and commands impressive views over the vineyard and Wilyabrup valley.
The coastal region has a Mediterranean climate which is strongly defined by its proximity to the Indian Ocean. Its cooling breezes mediate temperature fluctuations and humidity conditions and minimise frost risks. With an average annual rainfall of 1160mm and gravelly, gritty highly permeable soils, generally the region produces lower yielding vines and grapes with a higher concentration of fruit flavours.
Owner’s Amy and Jeff’s vision was to create a building with a modern expression that was built to grow old rather than be built ‘olde. This idea is entirely consistent with the idea of wine vintage. The Howard Park winery and cellar door has been widely acclaimed for its award winning architecture incorporating feng shui principles with contemporary Australian design. The building is aligned 2.5 degrees off magnetic north and houses all functions under a large skillion roof. Visiting Howard Park, one is treated to a meandering driveway through the estate that prepares you mentally for a relaxed guided tasting.
The winery’s tasting room is large and uncluttered with a generous ambience for tasting. The full range of Howard Park wines are available for tasting and visitors are encouraged to experience the entire family on which our reputation is built. The ceiling rising to some nine metres at its highest point and the main wall features a stunning commissioned piece by Western Australian artist, Andrew Carter entitled “Howard Park Trees”.