Capel Vale is a pioneer within Western Australia and amongst the first to be established with vines planted in 1974. The initial winery was built on the Stirling Estate in Capel in 1979 followed shortly thereafter with the first vintage in 1980.
Amongst the first to be established in Western Australia with vines planted in 1974. Peter Pratten was the first to identify viticultural potential in the cool climate regions of W.A. – Margaret River, Pemberton, Mount Barker, and Geographe. As a result, Capel Vale now produces wines of definitive regional flavour and varietal expression with a focus on balance, complexity and elegant fruit flavours.