Behind the Label
- The Maison
One of the five founding wineries in the Margaret River region, Cape Mentelle was established with just 40 acres of vines by David Hohnen and his brothers in 1970. Today the vineyards cover more than 320 acres, and the estate has won two of the most celebrated winemaking awards in Australia.
The Hohnen brothers undertook what many thought was an impossible task – the transformation of a rugged and remote area hardly known for its wine production into a shining star of the Australian wine scene. Their achievement has inspired a whole generation of new winemakers in the country.