Clairault Wines was bought in 2012 by New York businessman John Streiker, chairman of Sentinel Real Estate Corporation which owns and managed US$13.3 billion of direct real estate investments, including over 139,000 apartment units and over 2.7 million square metres of commercial space. Clairault began in 1976 when Ian and Ani Lewis bought 4 hectares and planted their first vines. Resilient and visionary, they worked their vineyard diligently — crafting their first vintage in 1980. For the next 19 years, they developed and expanded the Clairault property to over 68 hectares.
When the Lewises passed stewardship of the property on in 1999 to Bill Martin and his family, both the vineyards and the winemaking facilities received upgrades - including the introduction of low-intervention, biological farming practices and the addition of the Caves Road entrance with its spectacularly scenic drive to the winery. Shortly thereafter in 2002 John Streicker acquired the neighbouring Yallingup Protea Farm together with its vineyards, planted in 1996. By 2006 Streicker Wines released its first vintage.
3277 Caves Road, Wilyabrup, MARGARET RIVER WA 6280