The Margaret River region in Western Australia stretches some 100 kilometres (60 miles) from north to south and is about 27 kilometres (17 miles) wide in parts. The region is bounded to the east by the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge, between Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin, and to the west by the Indian Ocean. A Mediterranean-style climate, lacking extreme summer and winter temperatures, provides ideal growing conditions. The climate is described as similar to that of Bordeaux in a dry vintage. Although a relatively young wine region, Margaret River is renouned for producing boutique premium styles of Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Merlot.
The Milyan Semillon Sauvignon Blanc is clear and pale golden in colour with green hues. Herbaceous aromas with grassy influences blend with light tropical fruit on the nose. Citrus and gooseberry flavours flow through the palate with a lingering soft acidity completing the wine.
The Milyan Cabernet Merlot shows a deep purple colour. Aromas of blackcurrant and blackberry fruits combine with hints of white pepper, liquorice and subtle oak. The palate is finely textured with pronounced dark fruit flavours. Toasty oak characters are complimented by silky tannins which produce a lovely soft, balanced finish. These are trademark characteristics of a quality Margaret River wine.