Moss Wood is the second oldest estate of Margaret River and another founding winery of the region. Located in the northern sub–region of Wilyabrup, Moss Wood is a specialist, high-quality winery producing exceptional Chardonnay. The first plantings at the estate were actually Cabernet Sauvignon in 1969 and it wasn’t until 1976 that, inspired by white Burgundy, the team introduced Chardonnay. The current proprietors Clare & Keith Mugford have been making wine & tending the vineyards for over 40 years, taking ownership of Moss Wood in 1985. The focus is on sustainable farming practices and hand production, working with distinct soils of gravelly loam over clay and varying topography they are able to create wine from a unique and distinct vineyard site.

The team's skilled viticulture also ensures the production of grapes that provide consistency of quality over every vintage. Putting significant effort into developing an appropriate style for each of their varieties the Chardonnay is complex and rich with exceptional ageing capacity. 

Coming from old vines that are dry-grown from a low yielding vineyard they utilise Mendosa and Dijon clones. The grapes are whole bunch pressed and the wine is fermented in 50% new 225 litre French oak barriques and undergoes 18 months barrel ageing providing a superb balance of oak and fruit. It then sees full malolactic fermentation, which combines great fruit depth with complexity. Although the benchmark for production is Burgundy, Moss Wood are able to communicate their own sense of place in the wines that is uniquely Margaret River.