Duke’s Vineyard is an award-winning vineyard in the cool-climate Great Southern wine region of Western Australia producing dry Rieslings, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz.
Duke himself planted the vines in 1999, starting on his 60th birthday, and in 2019, he received 99 points and the James Halliday Wine of the Year Award for his 2017 Riesling, a first for an Australian Riesling.
The vineyard is a unique site that sits at the feet of the ancient granite Porongurup peaks with warm ripening days and cooler nights tempered with maritime breezes.
Winemaker Ben Cane and his film/media/special events producer partner, Sarah Date, took over the property and brand in April 2022 when Duke retired at 82. They are guiding the existing premium wines to exciting new heights and will also add Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer and Sauvignon Blanc to the portfolio by way of invitational WA vineyards.
As Duke likes to say: