Small batch minimal intervention wines

Welcome to

Vallée du Venom 

Urban Micro Winery

Vallée du Venom is Rhys and Emma Parker and their ‘Urban Micro Winery’ in Dunsborough, Western Australia. The winery is located in the north of the world renowned Margaret River Wine Region.

With access to premium vineyards and reliable maritime climate vintages, Vallée du Venom produce small batch, terroir driven wines centered around a minimal intervention ethos.

Without the benefit of inheriting vineyards or a winery nor wishing to relinquish control to a third party winemaking facility, Rhys and Emma started from scratch. Converting a bare, concrete warehouse in the heart of Dunsborough into a winery, the Urban Micro Winery concept was as much as a necessity as it was a vision.

Our wines

From handpicking, to shovelling grapes into a crusher and waxing thousands of bottles, everything at Vallée du Venom is done by hand.

2021 Field Blend Blanc


2022 Courchevel Chenen Blanc








Sauvignon Blanc


Why choose Small batch minimal intervention wines?

I think if wine consumers were made aware of what actually goes into large scale wine production and wine products sold through the big liquor store chains, they would definitely prefer small batch, minimal intervention wines. But that’s a whole other conversation best had over a couple glasses of vino!

A growing number of small producers such as ourselves are providing wine drinkers with truly unique wines that aren’t blended away into the oblivion of the bulk wine market. Instead, small batches of hand picked fruit from a single vineyard site, fermented with indigenous yeast populations and bottled without additives, filtering or fining are now widely available to the Australian wine drinker and it’s about bloody time!

We strive to produce wines that elicit a sense of place and time and reflect the environmental conditions of the annual harvest. We guide the grape to the bottle and don’t attempt to re-produce the same wine year in year out. It’s about celebrating the individuality of each vintage and the vineyards the wine comes from. Simple.

Latest News

What’s been happening in the world of VDV?

Australias Best Chenin Blancs -YGOW

Australias Best Chenin Blancs -YGOW

Australia's best Chenin Blancs have been voted in by Young Gun of Wine and we're thrilled to have made the list! Vigier included our 2023 Chenin Blanc in his top-six. “Although it’s not the style a typically go to, I am rating this wine quite high. Secondary notes on...

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Australias Best Pet Nats – YGOW

Australias Best Pet Nats – YGOW

Australia's best Pet Nats have been voted in by Young Gun of Wine and we're humbled to have made the list! "Here we have a more refined variation of pét nat," wrote Vigier as he placed this just outside his top three. "This wine is not just about the fruits.. Flavours...

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By appointment only.

3/1 Congressional Drive, Dunsborough, 6281

Contact us

0416 305 842

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Liquor Licence number: 618215406920

WARNING: Under the Liquor Control Act 1988, it is an offence: 
– to sell or supply liquor to a person under the age of 18 years on licensed or regulated premises; or
– for any person under the age of 18 years to purchase, or attempt to purchase, liquor on licensed or regulated premises.