Only four years after the fledgling town of Perth was established, three British Army officers (Thomas Yule, Ninian Lowis and Richmond Houghton) purchased a prime piece of land in the Swan Valley and established Houghton.
We captured the nation’s attention in 1937 when winemaker Jack Mann created Houghton White Burgundy. Now known as White Classic, this is still one of the most popular Australian white wines today.
AWARD WINNING WINES
Wines that highlight the best that Western Australia has to offer
The reason Houghton is one of Western Australia’s most awarded wineries has everything to do with the people behind the wines.
In the past three decades alone, Houghton wines have won over 250 trophies and 4,800 medals at domestic and international wine shows.
As one of Australia’s oldest and most revered wineries, Houghton has a legacy of consistent, quality winemaking and an impressive history that spans only 14 senior winemakers. Throughout its history, Houghton has received a monumental 828 Gold Medals and 285 Trophies.
After earning a Bachelor of Science (Viticulture and Oenology) at Curtin University, Courtney began her career in vineyards in the Perth Hills, Swan Valley, Margaret River at Redgate Wines, and Hunter Valley at Tamburlaine Wines. Courtney joined Houghton Wines in 2004 and has since delivered 20 vintages across Houghton, Swan Valley, and Nannup. In 2020, we proudly appointed Courtney to Senior Winemaker for Houghton Wines.
Courtney enjoys leading a dynamic team and taking on the challenge of making exceptional wines of varied styles under the Houghton, Brookland Valley, Goundrey, Amberley and Moondah Brook ranges. Courtney has judged at many local and national wine shows, and she was a scholar at the prestigious Len Evans Tutorial in 2011. An experience she describes as once in a lifetime.
Courtney has a longstanding passion for winemaking, falling in love with the transformational art behind crafting grapes into wine.
When she is not enjoying a traditional Chardonnay, Riesling or Cabernet, you can find Courtney enjoying photography or travelling to exotic locations. This includes across her home state of Western Australia.
I love making all our wines, from producing a fresh and consistent Houghton White Classic year in and year out, to making the beautifully complex Icon wines like Gladstones Cabernet Sauvignon
THE HOME OF GREAT WINE
The state’s best grapes are reflected in every bottle of Houghton Wines
We acknowledge the traditional custodians throughout the South West of Western Australia / Noongar Boodjar and their continuing connection to the land, waters and communities. We pay our respects to all members of the Whadjuk, Pinjarup, Wilman, Wardandi, Pibelman, Kaneang, Minang, Koreng Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders past, present and emerging.
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