The Old Kent River story begins in 1985 with a Shearer Mark Noack, and his wife Debbie Noack planting a new vineyard on their 1,270-acre sheep farming property.
Mark’s parents had established the property in 1952 which is in Rocky Gully, located in the Frankland River wine region of Western Australia.
Old Kent River’s early grape harvests were sold to the likes of Domaine Chandon, Blue Pyrenees Estate and Vasse Felix, for their ultra-premium sparkling wines, as well as to local producers.
In 1991 they released their first wines under the Old Kent River label; a Sparkling and a Pinot Noir. These wines went on to achieve a raft of impressive awards and reviews, and remain the flagship wines within the Old Kent River range. A chardonnay was released in 1992 and five years later they released a Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz, completing the Old Kent River