As a wine retailer and lover of fine wines, Ron Fraser recognised many years ago the potential of the Margaret River region to produce great wine. He decided in 1987 that this was where he wanted to make world-class wine and build a wine company which would be recognised as one of the major producers in the Margaret River region creating exceptional wines.
After a long search for the perfect location, Ron finally found a vineyard that he believed would produce the premium-quality grapes he needed to support his vision and planting commenced in the newly established Chapman Grove Vineyard in 1997. After selling fruit to the local wineries for the first five vintages, Ron felt that the vines were mature enough to start to produce high-quality fruit. With Winemaker Bruce Dukes, he set out to craft the unique wines that he felt the vineyard was capable of producing.