Voyager Estate is located in the premium wine producing region of Margaret River, Western Australia. Latest statistics show that, although only producing 4% of Australia's wine by volume, Margaret River wines account for 23% of the country's premium wine production. Voyager Estate is proud to be among the select wineries that contribute to this production.
Voyager's oldest vines date back to 1978, just over 10 years after vines were first planted in the area. When current owner, Michael Wright, took over the property in 1991, he set out to expand it and develop a visitor destination that would be a showcase for the region. He also set out to ensure that, above all else, the quality of wine being made at Voyager Estate would always be the best that nature, expertise and pure hard work could provide.
Vintage: A cooler than average growing season commencing with perfect
flowering and excellent fruit set. The resulting potentially high
yields were crop-thinned pre-veraison. Late summer and autumn
were cooler and wetter than average, delaying harvest some three
weeks. The milder ripening weather allowed for excellent flavour
concentration, fine tannins and well balanced acidity.
Method: Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot parcels were destemmed but not
crushed to preserve whole berries. Fermented in open or static
fermenters with gentle hand plunging or pumpovers three times
daily. Once pressed off skins, wines were matured in seasoned
French oak with periodic racking to aid clarification. A parcel of
Petit Verdot was blended to lift the aromatic profile.
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