The Swan Valley is home to the oldest vines in WA, and the second oldest in Australia.
WA's first vines were planted at Olive Farm in South Guildford* in 1830, just a year after the colony was settled. By 1950, Houghtons (now Nikola Estate), Sandalford, John Kosovich, Pinelli Estate, Garbin Estate and Talijancich wineries were all boasting flourishing vines.
Most of these vintage vines are still family owned, run by descendants with generations of passionate wine-making in their blood. Be sure to stop in and say hello at the cellar door.
*To be distinguished from the current Olive Farm, which is not the site of the original vineyard.