Knee Deep Wines

Set on 34 hectares of premium grape growing soil in Wilyabrup, the heart of the Margaret River Wine Region, is the acclaimed Knee Deep Winery. Established from farmlands in 2000 by Dr Philip and Sue Childs, the winery boasts an award-winning restaurant and Cellar door as well as producing a range of excellent quality estate grown varietals.

Perth surgeon and veteran yachtsman Phil Childs and wife Sue planted the property to chardonnay (3.2ha), sauvignon blanc (4ha), semillon (1.48ha), chenin blanc (4ha), cabernet sauvignon (6.34ha) and shiraz (1.24ha). The name Knee Deep, was inspired be the passion and commitment needed to produce premium wine and as a tongue-in-cheek acknowledgement of jumping in ‘boots and all’ during a testing time in the wine industry.

JamesHalliday_4.5StarsEstablished: 2000
Address: 
160 Johnson Road, Wilyabrup, WA 6280
Dozen:
7500
Vineyards:
20 hectares
Winemaker:
Bruce Dukes
Website: www.kneedeepwines.com.au


Awards / Reviews

James Halliday Australian Wine Companion
⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑ 5 Star Winery Rating
2010 Limited Release Hayley’s Shiraz – Rating 95
✪ 2012 Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc – Rating 93
2010 Limited Release Kelsea’s Cabernet Sauvignon – Rating 93
2010 Margaret River Shiraz – Rating 92
2013 Royal Melbourne Wine Show
2013 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon – Gold Medal
2013 Australian Small Winemakers Show
2013 Sauvignon Blanc – Gold Medal
2013 Rutherglen Wine Show
2013 Rosé – Gold Medal
Ray Jordan WA Wine Guide
2010 Premium Shiraz – Rating 93/100
2010 Premium Cabernet Sauvignon – Rating 93/100
2012 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon – Rating 90/100
Winestate Annual Best of Style 2014
2011 Cabernet Merlot – 4 Star

Wine Range

Knee Deep Cabernet Merlot

Region: Margaret River
Current Vintage: 2013 | Cartons 12 x 750ml

A beautiful blend of cabernet sauvignon and merlot with ripe fruit aromas and flavours of dark cherries, plum and raspberry combine to produce a soft, fruity and well balanced wine with mellow oak characters.

Enjoy with barbecue meats in summer or with winter roasts, braised beef cheek and lamb.

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Knee Deep Chenin Blanc

Region: Margaret River
Current Vintage: 2016 | Cartons 12 x 750ml

Hints of ripe stone fruit, apple blossom and almonds intricately woven into a palate rife with aromas of fruit cocktail and orange zest. This wine boasts a broad, ample finish of sweet fruits guided by a subtle acidity. Enjoy as an aperitif and with seafoods, pork belly and Asian spices. A great food wine.

Bronze Medal IconBronze Medal – 2014 Vintage – Perth Royal Wine Show

3 Star Rating3 Stars – 2014 Vintage – Winestate, New Release Tasting

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Knee Deep Limited Release Kelsea’s Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: Margaret River
Current Vintage: 2012/13 | Cartons 6 x 750ml

A classic Wilyabrup cabernet sauvignon to be sipped and savoured. Complex aromas of integrated oak, ripe cassis and blackberry fruit and a rich earthiness leads into a well balanced palate with rich ripe dark berries, smooth tannins and a lingering velvety finish. Linger over this wine and allow it to open up with decanting. Serve with your favourite red meat dishes.

Awards & Reviews

  • 92/100 – Ray Jordan, 2013 WA Wine Guide
  • Silver – Australian Small Winemakers Show
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Knee Deep Limited Release Kim’s Chardonnay

Region: Margaret River
Current Vintage: 2013/14 | Cartons 6 x 750ml

Aromas of ripe peach, nectarines and roasted hazel nuts greet you on the nose, followed by dense tones of brioche and creamy oak. The palate enters bold and viscous, elegantly balanced with vibrant acidity and bright flavours of freshly cut melon, honey and white pear. The finish is lingering and rich, brought to a crescendo by hints of candied nuts, French oak and a crisp lime-acid pois. 10 months 100% new French oak.

A classic Wilyabrup chardonnay to be sipped and savoured. Drink now or be rewarded by cellaring for 10 or more years. A Bob Cartwright gem. Superb with duck breast sous vide, pork belly, creamy chicken, pasta and crisp salads.

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Knee Deep Premium Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: Margaret River
Current Vintage: 2013/15 | Cartons 12 x 750ml

Deep ruby red in colour, this wine displays a concentration and purity of luscious cassis and rich ripe berry fruit with some herbal characters. The dark berry cassis flavours define the palate with balanced oak and fine grained tannins giving a long mouth filling finish. A single vineyard cabernet sauvignon as only Margaret River can do.

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Knee Deep Premium Chardonnay

Region: Margaret River
Current Vintage: 2015/16 | Cartons 12 x 750ml

Bold aromas of white pear, citrus blossom and nectarines are bound to a creamy palate, dotted with hints of oak spice, toasted nuts and subtle vanilla bean. This wine culminates with a luscious acid finish, balanced by creamy texture and ripe fruit undertones. 9 months French oak barrels. 35% malolactic barrel fermentation. This wine is a beautiful representation of a young Margaret River single vineyard Chardonnay.

Easy to enjoy any time but great with roasted white meats, seafood and creamy pasta dishes.

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Knee Deep Premium Shiraz

Region: Margaret River
Current Vintage: 2013/15 | Cartons 12 x 750ml

Deep ruby red in colour, this wine displays aromas of dark red plums, cherry and a hint of peppery spice. A generous palate weight with flavours of delicate ripe plum and mulberry and a hint of clove spice. Balanced oak and soft fine tannins. 16 months French and American oak.

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Knee Deep Rosé

Region: Margaret River
Current Vintage: 2016 | Cartons 12 x 750ml

Inviting aromas of freshly picked strawberries and raspberry jam give way to a fresh palate of rosewater and sherbet, finishing with a hint of sweetness and crisp acidity. Made from shiraz fruit.

Silver Medal IconSilver Medal – 2014 Vintage – Perth Royal Wine Show

3.5 Star Rating3.5 Stars – 2014 Vintage – Winestate, New Release Tasting

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Knee Deep Sauvignon Blanc

Region: Margaret River
Current Vintage: 2016 | Cartons 12 x 750ml

Bountiful aromas of white pear, stone fruit and spring blossoms invite you into a palate laden with crisp hints of gooseberry, nettles and tropical fruits. Finishes with a vibrant acid backbone, ample length and focus.

Silver Medal IconSilver Medal – 2014 Vintage – Perth Royal Wine Show

3.5 Star Rating3.5 Stars – 2014 Vintage – Winestate, New Release Tasting

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Knee Deep Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

Region: Margaret River
Current Vintage: 2015 | Cartons 12 x 750ml

This flavoursome and generous wine boasts aromas of nectarine, lemon curd and peach blossom, tightly bound by a precise and focused palate with hints of honeysuckle, gooseberry and freshly cut grass. This blend gives the freshness of Sauvignon Blanc and the depth and weight of Semillon.

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