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Tasting Cullen Wines’ flagship Cabernets and Chardonnays

Sarah Ahmed tastes the top Cullen wines 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’s flagship wines:

Updated with tasting notes on the latest releases in 2020.

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