Fermoy Estate is a premium winery nestled in the beautiful region of Wilyabrup, the 'jewel in the crown’ of the famous wine making region of Margaret River, Western Australia.
Fermoy Estate was established in 1985 by John and Beryl Anderson. It was named in honour of one of John Anderson's ancestors, a Scottish-born businessman who acquired part of Fermoy Estate, just north of Cork, Ireland.
The purpose-built winery was built in 1987 & the first vintage was produced in 1988. In 1999, the Estate was purchased by Dutch/Swiss businessman Hans Hulsbergen and most of the winery's output was exported to Europe.
Then in December of 2010, Perth brothers Aaron and John Young bought the Estate. The Estate’s vineyards are managed by a dedicated full-time, team who still pick and prune by hand to ensure the quality and consistency of the grapes.
Vineyard and Winery
Wilyabrup, with its rich, loamy, well-drained soils, perfect temperatures and quality old vines is a purveyor's paradise. Little wonder it is considered the ‘golden triangle’ of Margaret River. The main varieties grown are Cabernet Sauvignon, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, and Shiraz.
The winery is located right next door to the vineyard, so the grapes can be processed without delay, ensuring their premium qualities are retained. The winery processes some 350 tonnes of grapes each year.
Fermoy is one of the original established vineyards of the Margaret River region, but continually seeks to incorporate new ideas and technology. This reflects Fermoy’s ongoing quest to bring you the very best wines, while ensuring that everything we do is environmentally sustainable.
Through careful fruit selection and the skill of our wine making team, Fermoy is able to craft distinctive table wines full of unique flavours and characters.
Duo female team of winemakers Liz Dawson and Coralie Garnier-Lewis created wines with a reputation for their exceptional quality, elegance and distinction. Fermoy’s wines quickly developed a reputation for its amazing quality. Liz served as senior winemaker for more than a decade before leaving to start her family.
In January 2015, Jeremy Hodgson was appointed as senior winemaker to replace Liz Dawson. Jeremy has a first-class degree in oenology and viticulture. He has worked with a range of Western Australian wineries, including Houghton, Goundrey, Plantagenet, Cherubino Consulting and Wise Wines. Jeremy’s experience and focus is on using the premium location and excellent fruit to further establish Fermoy wines as some of the very best produced in Western Australia.