This super-experienced wine duo’s classic and surprising interpretations of Margaret River’s regional heroes has seen them shoot to the top of the critics’ charts in a record amount of time.
Set in the beautiful Forest Grove just south of Margaret River is this tiny grape-grower and winemaker. Flowstone is the creation of local winemaker of 30+ years of experience, Stuart Pimms and wine fanatic businessman, Phil Giglia.
Their vineyard is located 6km inland from the Indian Ocean, where the Margaret River Plateau joins the Leeuwin Naturaliste coastal strip. Their approach is hands-on throughout the journey from grape to glass. Retaining their boutique size allows for an intimate understanding of the vines, the land and the production.
Critic James Halliday said of Flowstone early on, “every now and then a new producer will pop up with wines that are really good, and ultimately vie for inclusion in the list of ten of the best new wineries in the next Companion... this is one new winery that will quite certainly be in the top 10, for its ranks among the best I can remember."
With an aim to be interesting and enjoyable, Flowstone creates both regional classics and some surprise styles like a rich and Gewurztraminer and Cabernet Sauvignon Touriga (a Portuguese twist in Margaret River’s famed red). Curious wine enthusiasts will love discovering these exciting interpretations that reflect wine styles the owners love to drink.
No cellar door.
5 Red Stars
Open Days / times: By appointment
Wine Region: Margaret River
Facilities: Cellar Door, Appointment Only
Wine Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Viognier
Cases Produced: 1000 cases
Vineyards: 2.25 hectares
Winemaker: Stuart Pym