Cultivating wine and truffles in the Margaret River

Watershed Wines in Western Australia is passionate about making wine and growing truffles, but the company is equally enthusiastic about making money.

The idea of owning a 170-hectare vineyard and producing award-winning chardonnays and merlots can be an alluring prospect. It isnÆt uncommon for people to have romantic notions about strolling through rows of grape vines and inviting their friends around to taste the latest vintage. Unfortunately,
however, many of these ventures come unstuck from an investment perspective because the people behind them havenÆt understood the business of winemaking. But in AustraliaÆs Margaret River district, there is a relative newcomer that is...

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