100kW, Carbunup River
Located in Carbunup, Naturaliste Vintners is a custom crush winery that services the Margaret River, Geographe, Pemberton and Blackwood Valley viticultural areas. Naturaliste Vintners offers its clients the opportunity and infrastructure needed to craft premium wines.
Naturaliste Vintners make and supply wines to order from their winemaking facility. Wines are grown and raised from vine to bottle in the finest conditions possible by the team, led by renowned and highly skilled Chief Winemaker and Owner, Bruce Dukes and Senior Winemaker, Remi Guise. This journey is facilitated by a state-of-the-art processing line, humidified thermal-mass barrel store and perfect temperature control and insulation throughout the process.
The winery is custom designed to suit small batch winemaking. Clients include Clairault, Streicker, Domaine Naturaliste, Smallwater Estate and Firetail wines.
West Australian Alternative Energy was engaged by the team to produce a viability report for the site to determine the best outcome for the winery. It was determined that a 100kw solar system would be the best fit for the needs of the site. A system was designed and installed by the team at WAAE and features real time monitoring of the system’s production and consumption of electricity.