OUR STORY

Family-Owned & run Business

We are like family here at Harris River Estate (most of us actually are) and we invite you to join us and enjoy the relaxing surrounds and the many tastes, sights and sounds of this beautiful Estate.

Owned by Karl Hillier and Julie Hillier (nee Ralph), Karl and family created the dam, constructed the winery building and process sheds and built and fitted out the two chalets. Karl is also the mastermind of many inventions around the estate and manages overseas business. Co-owner and managing partner Julie manages the business accounts, marketing and decorative vision and can often be seen enjoying the surrounds with the two winery dogs, Diesel and Tassie. Julie's folks, Rod and Isobel Ralph, when they are permitted to return to Oz from the UK, are the masters of quality control and Banjo, Karl's eldest son, manages the Estate, the vineyard, produces the wine, gin and beer.  Banjo and Natalie's daughter Leia (pictured here with head-of-security Diesel) is also a frequent face at the winery (she thinks its hers:) ).

Stop by for a visit during Cellar Door opening hours, or contact us to arrange another time or your next function.

 

We look forward to meeting you at Harris River Estate.

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ABOUT HARRIS RIVER ESTATE

Harris River Estate is set in the beautiful Collie River Valley. Just a two hour drive  from Perth & 45km from Bunbury in the Golden South West of Western Australia.

 

Set on approximately 350 acres of premium farmland, adjacent to national forest bushland and the Collie River, we have 25 hectares under vine producing between 5 to 10 tonnes of grape juice per hectare depending on the variety and endues.

We are a single vineyard producer growing six grape varieties including Chardonnay, Verdelho, Viognier, Cabernet, Merlot and Shiraz. We are acknowledged for oir classic range of wine as well as our range of sweet and funky wines.

 

Water is sourced from our own made dam. All our wine is grown, made and bottled on site.

We have a 2 hectolitre beer brewing system established in 2015, with our award winning brewer returning in 2020. We have also recently installed a still and have a small range of Australian botanical infused gins producing 200 litres of premium gin per batch. Our Boodja Gin is made in collaboration with local Noongar group Wilman and Co.

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100% AUSSIE OWNED

AND OPERATED

Harris River Estate was purchased by the current owner in 1999. The vines were put in, the dam dug and the buildings constructed by the Hillier Family.

 

20 years later, the Hillier-Ralph family continues to own and operate this beautiful little business, constantly adapting and expanding according to the current market, including craft beer, chalet accomodation and most recently a Gin distillery.