Houghton was established in 1836, just four years after the fledgling colony of Western Australia was founded. It is one of Australia's oldest operating wineries. Since winning its first wine award in 1880, Houghton has amassed thousands of trophies, medals and accolades, and is arguably Western Australia’s most awarded winery.
Across a colourful history panning over 175 years, Houghton has had just 13 senior winemakers. This has allowed wines to be produced with a remarkable consistency of style. Legendary Houghton winemaker, Jack Mann, was responsible for 51 consecutive vintages. Jack brought passion, creative genius and an influence that extended far beyond Houghton, to the entire West Australian and Australian wine industry. Jack's best-known creation was Houghton White Burgundy, now 'Houghton White Classic', first crafted with incredible foresight in 1937 and an Australian favourite to this day.
Houghton is now the tenth-largest red and white bottle brand in Australia, and sources fruit from every major premium grape-growing region in WA, including Gingin, Margaret River, Frankland River and Mount Barker in the Great Southern, and the emerging Pemberton region.
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DID YOU KNOW
Houghton is Australia's third-oldest operating winery, established in 1836, behind Wyndham Estate in 1828 and Olive Farm Wines in 1829.
The winery was founded by a syndicate of three British Army officers and named after one of its first owners - Lieutenant Colonel Richmond Houghton.