We love the Margaret River region; sometimes dusty, sometimes lush, but beautifully isolated, it allows us to focus on crafting wines that capture the soul of the ‘terroirs’ and the varietals that come alive here.
Our name Miles from Nowhere not only alludes to the geographic remoteness of the vineyard, but also in recognition of our forebears who arrived in Australia some 100 years ago from Ukraine, bewildered by what they were confronted with in their new home country, and feeling every bit Miles from Nowhere.
Franklin & Heather Tate turned their attention to their favourite vineyard in 2001. Eager to capture the unique and truly special terroir of Margaret River, they were convinced that their Miamup Vineyard was the perfect place to make it happen.
They say you never get a second chance to do something you love but Miles from Nowhere is just that – a renaissance of exciting wines from Heather and Franklin’s premium vineyards.
Our Winemaker – Frederique Perrin
We are delighted and pleased to announce that Frederique Perrin was appointed as Director of Winemaking in May 2020. Leading the Miles from Nowhere winemaking team with knowledge and experience, we believe she has an impeccable pedigree with which our Miles From Nowhere wines will be further enhanced.
Prior to joining us, Frederique was the Technical Director at Cape Mentelle in Margaret River for the last five years. She has qualifications in Viticulture, Oenology and Wine Business in both France and Australia and has made wine for the last 22 years in France, Australia, the United States and Latin America.
Frederique’s philosophy: “My belief is that most wines are made to be shared and drunk. I don’t know any winegrower who creates wines as collectable only, even the rarest. Rather than objects of flavour dissection and complicated food pairings, I would like the wines I make to create occasions for passionate conversations, new friendships and sheer enjoyment. In addition, no great wine is made in the cellar, doctoring mediocre grapes. The devil is in the details of the viticulture and on that front, I am delighted to add my expertise to the Miles From Nowhere team.”