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Vasse Felix, Australia

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Winery Name: Vasse Felix, Australia
established 1967
Winemaker(s): Clive Otto
Other Details: Vasse Felix was the first commercial vineyard and winery to be established in the Margaret River region of Western Australia.

The vineyard took its unusual name from an early event in the district. Vasse was a French seaman who drowned last century when his longboat overturned near the site of Busselton while exploring the coastline on the ship "Geographe" under Captain Freycinet.

Paradoxically, Felix is the Latin word for fortunate or luck. Thus the name refers to a favoured place in Australia discovered by the French.

In 1965 Dr John S Gladstones emphasised the region's suitability on his report "The Climate and Soils of Southern WA in relation to Vine Growing". Two years later Dr Tom Cullity planted vines and Vasse Felix was born.
Appellation(s) / Region(s): Margaret River
Website: Vasse Felix
Contact Details / Location: PO Box 32
Cowaramup
Western Australia
6284

phone: +61 8 9756 5000
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