Manjimup has been home to the Macedonian-born Peos family for more than 80 years. With viticulture in their historical veins, brothers Vic, John, Kon and Chris banded together in 1996 to create their dream vineyard as a legacy to their late father, Jim Peos, and late grandfather, P.Y. Peos.
A passionate farmer, P.Y. began cultivating grapes and producing wine whilst living in Macedonia almost a century ago. He passed this love of wine down to his son, Jim, who continued to farm grapes and make wine in Macedonia until he joined P.Y. and the rest of his family in Australia in 1951.
Upon first arriving in Australia the Peos family settled in Manjimup, attracted by its rich soils and ideal crop-growing weather. Their undying devotion to living off the land has seen them farm everything from dairy cattle and beef to mixed horticulture, potatoes, cauliflowers and beans.
The establishment of Peos Estate winery by the third generation Peos brothers has turned the family dynasty full-circle back to where it belongs, growing grapes and producing wine to remember.
The Peos family settled in Manjimup, attracted by its rich soils and ideal crop-growing weather.
The Peos winery is nestled in the heart of Manjimup, in Western Australia's stunning southwest corner.
The name Manjimup was derived from an Aboriginal word 'manjin' the name given for the edible root of a bulrush and 'up' meaning place of water, together they mean 'edible root of bulrush at watering hole'.
The tall timber town was established in 1910 as a result of the railway line which was built to service the thriving timber industry. The first European settler in the Manjimup district was a timber cutter, Thomas Muir, in 1856. He was followed by Frank Hall and Charles Rose in 1859. In the 1860's, Hall's property was passed to J. Mottram who named his homestead Manjimup House.
During the late 1890's and early 1900's there was an increased demand for quality agricultural land and the focus was placed on the heavily forested areas near the Wilgarrup River.
Today Manjimup is known as the Jewel of the South West and is a thriving community based around the timber, agriculture and wine industries. There are also numerous festivals celebrated throughout the year including the Cherry Harmony Festival.
This boutique region is one of the most remote wine districts in the world and is home to some of the globe's oldest soils. This, combined with the area's elevation, pristine water and cool temperatures, means Manjimup is perfectly poised to consistently produce world-class wines. The Peos portfolio of wines is produced entirely from estate-grown grapes, plucked from the vines planted on our 90 acre Manjimup property.
Manjimup is known as the Jewel of the South West.
A passionate group of growers and producers in the Southern Forests region of Western Australia believe consumers have the right to genuinely know where their food comes from.
The rise in industrial-scale agriculture and globally sourced food means our society has never been more removed from how and where our food is produced. Even ‘Made in Australia’ is no guarantee that a bottle of juice or loaf of bread hasn’t been made from imported ingredients.
A passionate group of growers and producers in the Southern Forests region of Western Australia believe consumers have the right to genuinely know where their food comes from. They have created the ‘Genuinely Southern Forests’ logo to clearly identify all produce from Manjimup, Pemberton, Northcliffe and Walpole.
This fertile region, 300 kilometres south-west of Perth, is rapidly earning a reputation as one of Australia’s premier growing regions. The towering Karri forests that surround the farming land not only deter pests and diseases, but large corporations as well. Third and fourth generation farming families work the land their great grandparents cleared by hand.
The Southern Forests producers believe their pristine environment and cool climate give them a natural advantage.
Genuinely Southern Forests is more than a logo. It is a tool to help consumers make a genuinely informed decision about what they put in their body.