Margaret River is one of the unique wine regions in the world that can grow vines on their own root system. The absence of the vine pest phylloxera has meant most vineyards have been grown from cuttings taken from high quality existing vineyards. This has allowed for the selection and spread over time of very high-quality heritage clones of each variety. These unique heritage clones have played a large role in creating the world class vineyards seen in the region today and distinctive Margaret River style of Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.
The predominant clones of Cabernet Sauvignon grown are SA126 and ‘Houghton clone’. To learn more about the Houghton clone, click here.