The Smithbrook vineyard is located in Western Australia’s picturesque Pemberton wine region, a three-hour drive south of Perth and 90 minutes south of Margaret River. In recent years, Pemberton has gained increased prominence and recognition due to its evolution as an exceptional cool-climate grape-growing area.
Established in the late 1980s by wine legend Dr Bill Pannell (Moss Wood, Picardy), Smithbrook was the first major vineyard in the Pemberton region. The subsequent involvement of Brian Croser (Petaluma, Tapanappa, Decanter Man of the Year 2004) has helped cultivate a vineyard that produces fruit of the highest quality and delivers an outstanding range of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot varieties.
In 2010, Smithbrook was acquired by Peter and Lee Fogarty, making the vineyard a part of the family-owned and highly regarded Fogarty Wine Group. As part of the Group, Smithbrook has continued to be a pioneer in the Pemberton region, with each of its wines capturing the essence of what this beautiful area has to offer.
L-R: Peter, Lee, Anna, Mark and John Fogarty