About Our Region and Us
Morlet Margaret River Wines all come from our small boutique vineyard at 205 Clews Rd Cowaramup. We do not yet have Cellar Door tastings and are not open to the public. Wine sales are available, however, at selected locations or directly via our website.
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Vineyard Manager – Andrew Proud 0409 693 899
Winemaker – Dylan Arvidson 0420 307 665
Licensees – Nigel Morlet & Phillipa Lamont 9385 6665
Cowaramup is located just north of the Margaret River township in the centre of the Region bounded by Cape Naturalist in the north, Cape Leeuwin in the south, the Indian Ocean to the west, and the Leeuwin-Naturalist Ridge in the east. We are on the eastern edge of the Willyabrup Valley system (216 Wv) rising onto the Cowaramup Uplands system (216 Co).
The Margaret River climate is described as similar to a dry Bordeaux vintage. The growing season has warm days but the nights are cooled by the strong afternoon sea breeze. Spring temperatures are around 16 to 18°C during the day, and 9 – 11°C at night. Summer day time temperatures are usually between 25 – 32°C and night time between 12 – 15°C, with an average of 7 days over 35°C. Autumn day time temperatures range between 20 – 26°C, night time from 11 - 13°C. Yearly rainfall average 1100 mm, with 980 mm falling between April and October (for more detail see www.weatherzone.com.au).
The viticulture soils in the Wiilyabrup/Cowaramp district are predominately Forest Grove gravelly loam – a yellow brown sandy loam with about 40 – 60% fine pebbly Irone stone gravel. This type is predominant on the Cowaramup Uplands along with some Mungite soils (pale grey sandy earths). In the Willyabrup valleys Keenan soils (friable red/brown loamy earths) are found in the lower slopes closer to the creek line.
Around the region about 45% under vine is on Forest Grove soils, 21% on Mugite, and 9% is on Keenan. In the north 9% is on Marbrook soils, elsewhere are 15% other soil types.