History & Geography
“Flametree, owned by the Towner Family, has had extraordinary success since its first vintage in 2007. The usual practice of planting a vineyard and then finding someone to make the wine was turned on its head: a state-of-the art winery was built, and grape purchase agreements signed with growers in the region. Gold medal after gold medal and trophy after trophy followed. Topped by the winning of the Jimmy Watson Trophy with its first red wine, the 2007 Cabernet Merlot." James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion -2015 Edition Flametree Wines is located on the picturesque shores of Geographe Bay in Western Australia, entry point to the renowned Margaret River wine region. The climate of Margaret River is more strongly maritime influenced than any other major Australian region. The soils comprise iron rich clay and laterite gravel loams, ideally suited to high quality fruit production. Overall the growing conditions are similar to those in Bordeaux.