Whicher Ridge named one of Australia’s ‘Ten Dark Horse Wineries’

Capsule Gold-WhiteCongratulations to fabulous lady of wine Cathy Howard and husband Neil. Their winery Whicher Ridge, which was this month named one of James Halliday’s ‘Ten Dark Horse Wineries’. We can’t wait to be hosting our 2014 Perth Fabulous Ladies Wine Soiree with Cathy in September!


Geographe Wines Region, Whicher Ridge


One of our favourite West Australian wineries, Whicher Ridge has been named one of Australia’s Ten Dark Horses in the 2015 James Halliday Wine Companion. The winery also received its first five-star rating.

Owners Neil and Cathy Howard are thrilled with the accolade to be named a ‘dark horse’ which recognises outstanding wineries that are often the well kept secrets in the Australian wine industry. “It’s such a wonderful opportunity to have our winery highlighted in James Halliday’s Wine Companion. We received the exciting news after being phoned by a winemaker friend who called to congratulate us, it was a total surprise”.

James Halliday’s entry states;

Whicher Ridge is a genuine small wine producer growing and making small quantities of single variety, single vineyard, single region wines. The Whicher Ridge property is located in Chapman Hill, south of Busselton, on the north facing slopes of the Whicher Range. The quality (and value) of the wines produced by the husband and wife team of viticulturist Neil and winemaker Cathy Howard is quite exceptional. When you factor in their collective 40+ years’ experience, their 7ha estate vineyards, and the purchase of high quality grapes from Frankland River, it begins to make sense.”