The Origins

MADFISH WINES DRAWS ON THE ANCIENT TO CREATE THE CONTEMPORARY. THIS WILD AND RAW COASTLINE OF SOUTH WEST AUSTRALIA HAS BEEN BATTERED FOR CENTURIES BY THE POWERFUL SURF, YET CALMED BY THE EXPANSE OF POETIC WHITE SAND BEACHES AND TURQUOISE POOLS.

 IT IS HERE ALONG THIS WILD COASTLINE THAT YOU WILL FIND MADFISH BAY, A SPOT LIKE NO OTHER, WHERE OPPOSING TIDES COLLIDE, FORCING SCHOOLS OF GLINTING FISH TO BREAK THE OCEAN SURFACE. THIS PREMIUM GRAPE-GROWING LANDSCAPE DELIVERS A NATURAL SMOOTHNESS TO THE WINES WITH A CONSISTENCY THAT CONTRADICTS THE ENERGY OF ITS DRAMATIC ORIGINS.

THE JOURNEY

SINCE MADFISH FOUNDER, JEFF BURCH STARTED TRAVELLING IN THE 1970’S TO SURF THE SOUTHERN COAST OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA, THE SEA HAS BEEN A CONSTANT SOURCE OF INGENUITY AND ENJOYMENT. SIMPLICITY IS KEY AS WELL AS THE ASSOCIATED PLEASURE OF FAMILY, FRIENDS, FOOD AND, OF COURSE, WINE. THIS IS WHAT INSPIRED THE BURCH FAMILY WHEN THEY LAUNCHED MADFISH WINES, AND WHAT CONTINUES TO INSPIRE THEM TODAY. IT’S ABOUT THE ENJOYMENT THAT THEIR PRODUCT BRINGS INTO EVERY HOUSEHOLD, BECOMING PART OF A CELEBRATION, OR SIMPLY JUST A RELAXED FRIDAY EVENING AS THE SUN SETS INTO THE OCEAN.

FROM THE BEGINNING THE IDEA WAS TO KEEP IT SIMPLE. MADFISH WINES DEBUTED WITH THEIR PREMIUM WHITE, ENSURING THAT CLEAN CHARACTERISTICS AND THE VIBRANT FRESH FLAVOUR OF THE GRAPES WERE AT THE HEART OF ALL THEY PRODUCED. THE RANGE HAS SINCE GROWN TO OVER FIFTEEN VARIETIES, SOLD INTERNATIONALLY, EACH AS PURE AND DELICIOUSLY CRISP AS THE ORIGINAL, AND EVERY AWARD-WINNING VINTAGE CREATED WITH JOY AND CHEER IN MIND.

THE BURCH
FAMILY

MADFISH WINES IS OWNED BY THE BURCH FAMILY AND EMBODIES THEIR AFFINITY WITH THE SOUTH WEST COAST OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA.

A CRUCIAL FACTOR DRAWING JEFF BURCH INTO THE WORLD OF WINE WAS HIS LOVE OF MARGARET RIVER’S COASTLINE, SPENDING MANY HOURS OF HIS YOUTH IN THE SURF BACK IN THE 1970S. LATER, THAT LOVE SAW HIM RETURN WITH HIS WIFE AMY AND A YOUNG FAMILY, EVENTUALLY ESTABLISHING A BEACHSIDE HOLIDAY HOME IN THE SURFING TOWN OF YALLINGUP.

THE BURCH FAMILY SPENT LOTS OF TIME THERE AND IN THE GREAT SOUTHERN, PARTICULARLY THE RENOWNED SOUTH-WEST SURFING TOWN OF DENMARK. HERE THEY LEARNED THE LEGEND OF MADFISH BAY, AND EVENTUALLY BECAME THE MAKERS OF ITS NAMESAKE WINE LABEL.

THE WINE TEAM

Our wines come with impressive credits and our team of both experienced and up-and-coming winos and cellar hands work around the clock during vintage to make our well-loved MadFish classics.

Our team also crafts small-batch, one-off alternative varieties with carefully sourced parcels of fruit, which are exclusively available at our Cellar Door or by joining our WINE CLUB!

 “The MadFish chardonnay…is a modern, expressive wine with freshness and energy, representing outstanding value. The Sauvignon Blanc Semillon blend is intense and vivacious, and the Pinot Gris is soft and gently savoury. The price of these wines belies their sophistication.”
– Toni Patterson Gourmet Traveller Wine