Myattsfield is the vineyard/winery of young winemakers Josh Davenport and Rachael Robinson. Established in 1997, it encompasses two vineyards and a 40 tonne winery in the picturesque Bickley Valley of the Perth Hills wine region.
The Myatt Story Horticulture is nothing new for the Davenport family with links to the cultivation and propagation of horticultural crops dating back to the 1800's.
Joseph Myatt first began market gardening at Mannor Farm, Kent in 1818. In 1852 his son, James Myatt, moved the business to Camberwell, South London before urban encroachment forced the family to move again in 1876 to Offenham, Gloucestershire.
The Myatts were renown for their Rhubarb, Strawberries, Cabbage and Mangolds, winning trophies that date back to 1868. Myatts "Offenham Compacta", an early har?vest spring cabbage, can still be found on the shelves in England and public reserves in Camberwell and Lambeth still bear the family name.
In 1906 Frank Myatt (Joseph's grandson) and his wife, Rosa, left Gloucestershire for Australia, setting up market gardens the southwest region of Harvey.
The Perth Hills wine region is characterised by its warm days and cool nights. We have taken inspiration from regions in Portugal and Spain with similar climatic conditions when selecting varieties such as Mourvedre, Verdelho, Touriga Nacional, Durif (first private planting in W.A.) and Brown Muscat. In addition we also grow the more tradi? tional varieties Shiraz, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
We produce a wide range of wine styles from sparkling to fortified (primarily to satisfy our winemaking urges). As well as working with the varieties we grow, we also keep an eye out for interesting parcels of fruit. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Semillon, Tempranillo and Pedro Ximinez have become regulars.