Devil’s Lair celebrates 30 years

02 September, 2020 by Brydie Allen

Devil’s Lair has marked 30 years of winemaking in Margaret River, describing it as cause for pause, reflection, recognition and appreciation.

Established in 1981, Devil’s Lair produces wines from some of the most well known varieties of the Margaret River region, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. Although they’ve been doing this for 30 years, their ability to do so is actually credited to development of geology, geography and climate over 50,000 years. 

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Named after one of Australia’s most significant archaeological sites, the nearby Devil’s Lair Cave, the brand’s vines are rooted in similarly ancient soils which like the cave, were formed centuries before anyone would have thought to grow grapes in the region, and even before Margaret River got its name. 

It’s this heritage, as well as the decades-long history of winemaking under the brand, that Devil’s Lair, which is part of Treasury Wine Estates, is celebrating now. But they’re also looking ahead to the future, maintaining the standards and tradition set by predecessors to continue creating the wines they’re known for – with great clarity, delicate fruit flavours and elegant structure. 

Ben Miller, the fourth Senior Winemaker at Devil’s Lair, is actively involved with this. He said: “For 30 years, Devil’s Lair has celebrated the distinct expression and elegance of Margaret River, making flagship red and white wines of great style and taste. 

“I feel honoured to be able to continue this legacy that began three decades ago, and I want to ensure we continue to produce wines that are as superb and unique for years to come.”

Miller’s passion for the classic styles in the Devil’s Lair portfolio, which includes the Margaret River, Dance with the Devil, The Hidden Cave, Honeybomb and the 9th Chamber ranges of wines, also extends into a desire to evolve the award-winning wines of the brand – the brand says watch this space.