Set in Pemberton’s premier wine growing region amidst towering karri forest, Silkwood’s 24-hectare vineyard is blessed with gravelly soils and cool, even temperatures during the ripening periods.
The prevailing temperate climate and cool ripening temperatures make Pemberton a premium cool-climate wine region. It was these characteristics that sealed the decision to establish the Silkwood Estate vineyards at this site in 1998, focusing on the flagship Pinot Noir, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc varietals.
Silkwood Estate – The Winemaker
At the age of 13 the now Silkwood Estate winemaker Michael Ng migrated to Melbourne with his Chinese parents. His highly unlikely passion for wines started during university. While studying the young man bought as many wines as he could afford and studied avidly the ones he couldn’t.
He graduated from la Trobe University in viticultural science in 2006. His extensive career led him in 2018 to start his job as a winemaker at Silkwood Estate.