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Woodlands is a ten hectare vineyard located in the Willyabrup region of Margaret River in Western Australia.

Established in 1973 by David and Heather Watson, Woodlands remains family owned and operated. Woodlands came to fame early on with the release of our 1981 ‘Andrew' Cabernet Sauvignon which took out several major awards.

However, in 1992 Woodlands production virtually ceased while David and Heather focused on raising their children and fruit was sold to other high profile producers in the region.

In 1999, children grown, Woodlands began to produce wines again, making the most of its fully mature vines.

Woodlands now has an annual production of 8000 cases, specializing in red wine, and is family operated. David's son Stuart has been the winemaker at Woodlands since 2002.

Winemaking is minimalist at Woodlands, the emphasis being on small open ferments and excellent barrel selection.