In 1989 the Bettenay family planted the first grapes on their site; Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. Later plantings of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon were established in 1997. The property now boasts 25 acres under vine with the excess grapes being highly sought after by neighbouring wineries.
In recent years as vines have matured and fruit has increased in intensity, the awards and accolades have been mounting up. The 2002 Chardonnay won a trophy for the best Chardonnay at the Sydney boutique wine awards, the 2008 Shiraz won a gold medal at the Great Australian Shiraz Challenge and the 2008 Chardonnay won Gold at the Margaret River Wine Show Awards, against some of the biggest names in WA. In the past 10 years, Bettenay Wines has received over 40 medals around Australia.
In 2012 the new extension was built onto the existing building. The extension includes a nougat kitchen and full nougat and wine tasting area maximising the experience for visitors to the premises. Bettenay Wines & Nougat tasting room is open 7 days a week, 9:30 am – 5 pm Buses and tour groups are welcome by appointment.