Established in 1973 by David and Heather Watson, the vines here are amongst the oldest in Margaret River. Located on Caves Road in Wilyabrup, David & Heather's aim was to create wines to emulate the great vineyards of Bordeaux.

Woodlands came to fame early on with the release of their 1981 "Andrew" Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine won Trophies for "Best Red Wine" at the Perth Wine Show, Mt Barker Wine Show and the National Wine Show. This wine was the first from Margaret River to achieve a National Red Wine Trophy. Subsequent Cabernets made by David Watson Won Trophies and critical acclaim across the country.

Between 1992 and 1999 Woodlands production virtually ceased while David and Heather brought up their children in Perth. During this period the fruit was sold to other Margaret River producers.

In 2002 the second generation of the Watson Family began to take the reigns of the business with eldest son Stuart taking over the Winemaking duties. In 2005 Andrew the youngest son joined the business as Sales and Marketing Manager.

Woodlands Reputation as one of the Premium Chardonnay and Cabernet producers in Australia continues to grow with each vintage that is produced.