Driftwood Estate

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Driftwood Estate
Location 3314 Caves Road,
Wilyabrup WA 6280, Australia
Coordinates 33°43′58″S 115°02′09″E / 33.73278°S 115.03583°E / -33.73278; 115.03583Coordinates: 33°43′58″S 115°02′09″E / 33.73278°S 115.03583°E / -33.73278; 115.03583
Wine region Margaret River
Founded 1989 (1989)
Key people
  • Helen and Tom Galapoulos, owners
  • Andrew Spencer-Wright and Hugh Warren, winemakers
Known for Cabernet Sauvignon
Varietals Chardonnay, Cabernet franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Sauvignon blanc, Semillon, Shiraz, Verdelho, Viognier
Other attractions Restaurant
Distribution International
Tasting Open to public
Website Driftwood Estate

Driftwood Estate is an Australian winery at Wilyabrup, in the Margaret River wine region of Western Australia. Established by Tom and Helen Galapoulos in 1989 on what had previously been a country retreat,[1][2] the winery immediately received acclaim when its first wine, a semillon produced in 1993, won a special commendation in a British competition.[2] In 2009, leading Australian wine writer James Halliday rated Driftwood Estate as one of the best wineries in the Margaret River region.[3]

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  1. ^ Forrestal 1999, p. 254.
  2. ^ a b Zekulich 2000, p. 152.
  3. ^ Halliday 2009, p. 167.


  • Forrestal, Peter, ed. (1999). Discover Australia: Wineries. Milsons Point, NSW: Random House Australia. ISBN 0091837898. 
  • Halliday, James (2008). James Halliday's Wine Atlas of Australia (rev. ed.). Prahran, Vic: Hardie Grant Books. pp. 234–239. ISBN 9781740666855. 
  • Halliday, James (2009). The Australian Wine Encyclopedia. Prahran, Vic: Hardie Grant Books. ISBN 9781740667746. 
  • Jordan, Ray (2002). Wine: Western Australia's Best. Osborne Park, WA: The West Australian. pp. 50–99. ISBN 0909699887. 
  • Zekulich, Michael (2000). Wine Western Australia (all new ed.). Perth: St George Books. pp. 122–235. ISBN 0867780614. 

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