Larry Cherubino did his graduation from Horticulture in 1994. He along with his wife Edwina purchased a piece of land in Frankland River in 2004. After few years, they expanded by buying a neighbouring vineyard. Larry Cherubino began by releasing just one wine from his spare room in 2005, which today has expanded to a brand and wide range of wines in Australia.
In Viticulture, the winery uses a minimum of copper as far as possible. It avoids using Herbicides instead use fish and seaweed applications. The winery prepares its own compost. Steps are taken to preserve the soil health and to maintain a healthy ecosystem.
- Ad Hoc
- The Yard
- Laissez Faire
Riversdale North Vineyard– The vineyard was planted in mid-1990’s, purchased in 2010. Located in Frankland River Western Australia. Stands at an elevation of 250 Meters. The soil is iron rich and typically red in color. Varietals grown are Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Malbec, Mourvedre, Tempranillo, and Fiano.
Riversdale South Vineyard– Vineyard purchased in 2010. Stands at an elevation of 200 Meters. Varietals grown are Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Malbec, Mourvedre, Tempranillo, and Fiano.
Channybearup Vineyard – Planted in 1996. Located in Pemberton, Western Australia. Vineyard Stands at an elevation of 60 meters. Vines have matured over the years and today are in the good position to produce quality Chardonnay. Varietals grown here are Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Arenis, Processeco.
Pedestal Vineyard – Soils are iron rich with a good amount of gravel content. Located in Willyabarup, Margaret River. The vineyard stands at an elevation of 100 meters. Varietals grown are Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Semillon.
Justin Vineyard – The vineyard is named after Justin Roche who had planted the vineyard in 1960’s. Located in Frankland River, Western Australia. The vineyard stands at an elevation of 150 meters. Varietals grown are Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Shiraz, and Riesling.
Pannoo Vineyard – Located in Porongurup, Western Australia. Pannoo Vineyard is the highest vineyard of the state. Stands at an elevation of 350 meters. Varietals grown are – Shiraz, Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir.
Awards and Appreciation
- Has been awarded ‘Best Value Winery 2017’ in James Halliday Wine Companion.
- Was the ‘Winery of the Year 2011’- By James Halliday
- Listed as one of the ‘Ten Best New Wineries in Australia’ by James Halliday and Winery rated 5 stars by James Halliday
- Larry Cherubino was the Finalist ‘Winemaker of the Year 2009’ in Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine