John Small from Smallwater Estate – Bottli

John Small from Smallwater Estate

Smallwater Estate is located on the eastern side of the Geographe Wine Region and just a few kilometres south of Donnybrook, the apple capital of Western Australia.

Smallwater Estate was planted in 1993 by John Small and his late wife Robyn with the intention of developing a marron farm and a vineyard to grow contract grapes.

For the next ten years or so, most of the grapes were supplied to Cape Mentelle and it wasn't until 2005 when John decided to make his own wine under the Smallwater Estate label.

Their first vintage in 2006 was a Zinfandel and comprised just 250 cases (3,000 bottles). Since then production has grown to 2,500 cases with 70% being red wines.