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Growing up in Perth, Western Australia, I spent much of my childhood travelling down south for family holidays and surfing trips. After graduating from secondary school, I commenced university studies in Environmental Health. However, the family decision to establish a vineyard in the upper reaches of the renowned Wilyabrup area of Margaret River in 1995, meant a small break from studies and begin plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.

A return to university followed two years later to study viticulture and winemaking. Part-time study was balanced with practical winemaking experience, including sojourns across the globe, learning the old world philosophies of France, to modern winemaking science of California and Australia. During my returns home, I also planted a small vineyard on the family property in the Perth Hills. Now where our family winery is based.


Matthew Bowness