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Lot ID 0013-10727127
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Houghton was founded in 1836 by a syndicate of British Army Officers and named after the most senior of the three – Lieutenant Colonel Richmond Houghton. Houghton has built an enviable reputation shaping the Western Australian winemaking landscape. The Houghton Premium Tier range is carefully crafted to showcase the purity of Frankland River Cabernet Sauvignon. 2020 VINTAGE The 2020 vintage in Frankland River was marked by persistent warm and dry conditions. A drier than average Winter and little to no rain in Spring in the preceding year resulted in a high quality, low yielding crop. The commencement of harvest was the earliest on record

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Region:
WA - Frankland River
State:
Western Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

In the glass, this is a coruscating kaleidescope of every shade of magenta possible. Frankland River is capable of producing shiraz with this vibrancy and life, but they are universally grounded by the regional DNA of gritty red dirt, ironstone, ferrous, and a blood character often found marbled through the reds. Mulberries, plums, raspberries, licorice, pink peppercorns and an eastern mosaic of exotic market spice. Pretty smart for $30.

  • Erin Larkin (Wine Companion)

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Winery Profile

Houghton was established in 1836, just four years after the fledgling colony of Western Australia was founded. It is one of Australia’s oldest operating wineries.

The winery was founded by a syndicate of three British Army officers and named after one of its first owners - Lieutenant Colonel Richmond Houghton, who started producing wine early with its first commercial vintage – a modest 25 gallons, in 1859.

In 1880, Houghton received its first wine award, the ‘Order of Merit’ at the Great Melbourne Exhibition. This was the first of many triumphs that have paved the way for Houghton to become Western Australia’s most awarded winery.

Houghton has had just 13 winemakers in its rich history and under their custodianship has produced wines with a remarkable consistency of style.

In 1922, 16-year-old Jack Mann, under the guidance of his father, George, began his winemaking apprenticeship at Houghton. Jack was to become the driving force of Houghton for 51 consecutive vintages. He brought passion, creative genius and an influence that extended far beyond Houghton, to the whole West Australian and Australian wine industry.

Jack’s best-known creation was Houghton White Burgundy, now ‘Houghton White Classic’, first crafted with incredible foresight in 1937 and an Australian favourite to this day.Houghton is now the tenth-largest red and white bottle brand in Australia, and sources fruit from every major premium grape-growing region in WA, including Gingin, Margaret River, Frankland River and Mount Barker in the Great Southern, and the emerging Pemberton region.Houghton is marking its celebrations with 175th year labelling on wines released this year, in addition to the winery’s signature stripe.

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Other Information

  • 2020 vintage
  • 6 x 750mL units
  • WA - Frankland River, Western Australia
  • Screwcap closure
  • 13.5% alc.

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Private Cellar

Houghton Premium Release Shiraz 2020 (6x 750mL) WA

Closed: 15 February 2024 20:45 AEDT

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