Cape Mentelle Vineyards

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Cape Mentelle Vineyards
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Location 331 Wallcliffe Road,
Margaret River WA 6285, Australia
Coordinates 33°58′03″S 115°02′16″E / 33.96750°S 115.03778°E / -33.96750; 115.03778Coordinates: 33°58′03″S 115°02′16″E / 33.96750°S 115.03778°E / -33.96750; 115.03778
Wine region Margaret River
Founded 1970 (1970)
First vintage 1977
Key people Cameron Murphy (Estate Director), Frederique Perrin Parker (Technical Director)
Parent company
  • Estates & Wines
  • (owned by LVMH)
Known for Cape Mentelle Cabernet Sauvignon
Varietals Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon blanc, Semillon, Shiraz, Zinfandel
Distribution International
Tasting Open to public
Website Cape Mentelle

Cape Mentelle Vineyards (often referred to simply as Cape Mentelle) is an Australian winery based at Margaret River, in the Margaret River wine region of Western Australia. One of the oldest wineries in the region, it came to prominence by winning the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy in both 1983 and 1984.[1]

The winery's first vintage was made by David Hohnen, in a small, experimental, rammed-earth shed. Hohnen's brother, Giles, and architect Tom Roberts wanted to prove that rammed earth was a viable material for the area.[2]

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  • Halliday, James (1985). The Australian Wine Compendium. North Ryde, NSW: Angus & Robertson. pp. 473–477, 490–507. ISBN 0207151377. 
  • Halliday, James (2008). James Halliday's Wine Atlas of Australia (rev. ed.). Prahran, Vic: Hardie Grant Books. pp. 234–239. ISBN 9781740666855. 
  • Jordan, Ray (2002). Wine: Western Australia's Best. Osborne Park, WA: The West Australian. pp. 50–99. ISBN 0909699887. 
  • Scott, Jane; Negus, Patricia (2011). Stories from the Cellar Door: Fifty Margaret River Wineries Tell Their Tales. North Fremantle, WA: Cape to Cape Publishing. pp. 26–27, 106–110. ISBN 9780980333763. 
  • Wiltshire, Trea (2000). Margaret River. Australian Wine Regions series. Singapore: R. Ian Lloyd Productions. ISBN 9810426747. 
  • Zekulich, Michael (2000). Wine Western Australia (all new ed.). Perth: St George Books. pp. 122–235. ISBN 0867780614. 

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