Houghton (wine)

Houghton  (wine)

About Houghton (wine)

Houghton Winery is one of the earliest established vineyards and wineries in Western Australia.[citation needed] It is situated on Great Northern Highway in the Swan Valley near Upper Swan. The 50 hectares of vineyards surrounding the Swan Valley winery consist of plantings of Verdelho, Chardonnay, Semillon and Chenin Blanc. Early documentation and current research suggests the first vines were planted between 1830 and 1836.[citation needed] In addition Houghton operates four of Western Australia's largest vineyards at Moondah Brook (145 hectares), Pemberton (92 hectares), Mount Barker (74 hectares) and Frankland River (89 hectares), along with sourcing fruit from Margaret River, Harvey and the Ferguson Valley. Expansion into the Western Australian South West and Great southern region led to the establishment of a second winery, located at Nannup in the Blackwood Valley.