By Fergal Gleeson
Matt and Jackie Jarvis always wanted to work in wine and felt Margaret River would be a great place to bring up their family and have a healthy outdoors lifestyle.
Matt planted the vineyard himself in 1998 and has gradually transitioned from working as a Bank Manager to now spending all his time at Jarvis Estate. He hasn’t looked back enjoying the variety of work in running a family owned winery, alternating between the vineyard, the winery, sales and management.
Jarvis Estate offers the full range of Margaret River’s famous wine varietals. The red wine range includes Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Malbec and a highly regarded Cabernet Franc.
Their award winning white wine varieties include estate grown Chardonnay, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. They are a true ‘estate’, all grapes are grown, fermented and bottled entirely on the property believing this makes for better wines.
Apart from the regional classics they also make an Italian inspired limoncello and a fortified wine.
You’ll meet Matt or Jackie or at the Cellar Door who will take you through their range. A visit includes a winery tour and barrel tasting.
You will probably also meet AJ and Ella, their dogs! Matt particularly recommends their dry Rose or the 2019 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc for a warm summer day.
From Your Margaret River Region Magazine