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Chris Hancock, Bob Oatley (founder, died in 2016), and Sandy Oatley his son, walk side by side up a wide avenue between rows of vines

Australia’s specialist grape growing families are the backbone of the wine industry. Along with grapes from their own properties, dating back to 1858, the Oatleys draw upon select growers of excellence across a diverse range of climatic regions, working in long term partnerships.

A handful of freshly harvested grapes. Image credit Jack Atley
Image credit: Jack Atley

The key regions that the Oatley family focus on are:

  • Margaret River, Western Australia
  • Great Southern (Mount Barker, Denmark, Frankland River and Porongurup), Western Australia
  • Pemberton, Western Australia
  • McLaren Vale, South Australia
  • Barossa Valley, South Australia
  • Yarra Valley, Victoria
  • Mudgee & Orange (Central Ranges), New South Wales
Mudgee winery in the far distance viewed from across the vineyards - image credit Jack Atley
Image credit: Jack Atley