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Houghton Winery is named after one of its first owners – Lieutenant Colonel Richmond Houghton, who started producing wine early with its first commercial vintage – a modest 25 gallons, in 1859. Houghton history includes tales of pioneer Scots, bandits, long-term friendships and a “passing down of winemaking craft.” In 1937 the winery became known nationwide when the winemaker Jack Mann created Houghton White Burgundy. The Winery source grapes from every major premium grape-growing region in Western Australia, including the original Swan Valley vineyard in Western Australia’s oldest wine region; the Gingin vineyard in the foothills of the state’s Darling Ranges; premium grape-growing regions in the South West including Margaret River, Great Southern (ensuring wines with richness and density), the emerging Pemberton area, and Mt Barker located west of the Albany Highway. The state’s best grapes are reflected in every bottle.