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Cullen: new releases and back vintages from this flagship Margaret River estate

In Cullen's 50th anniversary year, Sarah Ahmed tastes the latest releases from this pioneering Margaret River property and discovers how biodynamics have helped in the search for more top-quality fruit.

Kevin John and Diana Madeline Cullen established their property in Wilyabrup in 1971. Today Cullen Wines remains at the vanguard of winemaking in Margaret River. The couple’s youngest daughter Vanya Cullen, who has made wine at the family estate for 37 years, has gone from strength to strength since becoming chief winemaker in 1989.

Biodynamic certification in 2004 has reinforced the family’s ‘quality, integrity, sustainability’ mantra, and she is lobbying for official sub-regional status for Wilyabrup. This would give Wilyabrup (the indigenous Wadandi name for ‘place of red ochre’) its own Geographical Indication (GI).

Cullen Wines: new releases and flagship back vintages

Updated in September 2021, with eight tasting notes on the latest releases.

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