Capel Vale

Capel, Western Australia


Capel Vale was established in 1974 by Sydney radiologist Dr Peter Pratten and his wife Elizabeth when they purchased land on the Capel River between Bunbury and Busselton in Western Australia’s South-West.

The site was originally a stone fruit orchard and its rich, red alluvial loam soils over limestone made it a perfect viticultural site. It is also the location for the winery, cellar door and award winning restaurant. After several vintages, it became apparent to Peter Pratten that the soils of the Capel area (now recognised as the Geographe Wine region) were best suited to Chardonnay and Merlot.

It became Peter’s passion to determine the best region in South Western Australia for each premium grape variety. As a result Capel Vale has invested in prime viticultural land in Mount Barker for the production of Shiraz and Riesling, in Pemberton for Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc, and in Margaret River for Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Winemaker: Justin Hearn

Debut Range


17 'Debut' Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 750ml
15 'Debut' Verdelho 750ml
17 'Debut' Cabernet Merlot 750ml
17 Pemberton Sem. Sauvignon Blanc 750ml
16 Margaret River Chardonnay 750ml
17 Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml
17 Mount Barker Shiraz 750ml

Single Vineyard


15 'Whispering Hill' Mt Barker Riesling 750ml
12/14 'Whispering Hill' Mt Barker Shiraz 750ml
12 'The Scholar' MR Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml