History

Willespie grew from the dream and passion of Kevin and Marian Squance.

 

The then school teachers selected the 100 acre Wilyabrup property on Harmans Mill Road,  in 1972 realising the exceptional suitability of the terroir and location for viticulture.

 

This beautiful & prestigious part of the Margaret River wine region in the south-west of Western Australia is characterised by a Mediterranean climate with maritime influences.

 

Margaret River is world renowned for consistently producing premium wines with alluring aromatics, intense flavours and elegant structure.

The Family

The name Willespie was derived from the region of Wilyabrup and the French word, espérer, to hope.

 

The forty years of hard work and dedication taken to build the Willespie ‘Wilyabrup hope’, is a true credit to the founders, Kevin and Marian Squance.

 

The Squance children, the next generation, have now taken on the commitment to keep the dream alive and ensure Willespie continues to maintain its prestigious reputation as one of Wilyabrup’s  premium boutique wine producers.