St Mary’s at Metricup: The Lady Treatt Centre for Learning and Leadership, was opened in 2008 and sits on 100 acres of beautiful bushland.
The land at Metricup was purchased by the St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School Foundation (Inc) in 2005, and the Centre for Learning and Leadership officially opened in April 2008.
The facility was funded by the St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School Foundation (Inc), as well as generous donations from the School community, most significantly, Lady Treatt (Frankie Wilson ’32), after whom the wines are named.
The property, which is home to ancient jarrah and marri trees, native animals and wildflowers, was developed for student camps, with both academic and outdoor programmes in mind. It is the first of its kind for an all girls’ school in Western Australia, and since opening, a stream of students have enjoyed the facilities from year group camps, to language and surfing camps. Find out more about St Mary’s at Metricup.
The vineyard at Metricup adds another dimension to the property, which also contains dams and orchards, and demonstrates the many ways in which the rich land can be cultivated and used.
The vineyard was originally established in 2008 and student groups were involved with the planting of the vines on the property and have also been involved in the maintenance and production thereafter.
The first vintage of chardonnay was produced by award winning winemakers at Redgate Wines in Margaret River in March 2012 and the first vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon followed in September 2012.