Wine Region

Margaret River
Margaret River

Moss Wood

Margaret River, Western Australia

With a dedication to making hand-made wines that cellar gracefully, Moss Wood has for decades, won acclaim as a prestige producer and continues to do so.

Planted in 1969 with its first vintage in 1973, Moss Wood is located in the sub-region of Wilyabrup.  Selected for the suitability of its soils, aspect and consistent climate, it is one of the finest vineyard sites in Australia.

Keith Mugford, as chief winemaker and co-proprietor, has been making wine and tending the vineyard at Moss Wood since 1979.  He was joined in this by his wife Clare, in 1984.  They seek and apply proven knowledge and technology to enhance grape and wine quality, constantly driving to be the best.  This exacting viticulture and winemaking ensures wines of outstanding quality, distinguished by their consistency over many vintages.

Over time, the success of Moss Wood led the Mugfords to purchase a second property, Ribbon Vale, in 2000.  This Wilyabrup, dry grown vineyard, is only 1200 metres from their original estate.

The Moss Wood and Mugford names are synonymous with uncompromising quality; their relentless and constant goal is to produce the perfect fruit and flawless great wine.





NY Times calls for another look at Australian chardonnays, and at Aussie wines in general »

and, "found wines that, taken as a group, were pleasantly restrained and nuanced, unburdened by oaky flavors and other flamboyant touches. They were light-bodied rather than heavy, with modest alcohol levels generally ranging from 12.5 to 13 percent, with an occasional spike to 13.5. Yet the best wines were able to achieve rich, enticing textures and the sort of lively energy that comes from good acidity."

Excellent Reviews from James Halliday Moss Wood Winery »

In an August edition of Weekend Australian Magazine, Halliday discusses the history of the iconic Margaret River estate and rates the wines.