An ultra-boutique producer known for its wines of provenance that can be tasted with the charismatic owners at their authentic cellar door, home to some impressive cricket memorabilia!
- Open Days/times:10:30am to 5pm, Friday to Monday
- Wine Region:Margaret River
- Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Petit Verdot,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon,Shiraz
- Cases Produced:1800
- Vineyards:10 hectares
- Winemaker:Mark Messenger
- Facilities:Picnic Facilities,Cellar Door,Dogs Welcome
This ultra-boutique, single-vineyard winery was established in 1995 by George and Mary Heydon. The vineyard, comprising Chardonnay, Semillon, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot was planted on idyllic land in Wilyabrup in 1988 and is managed primarily with biodynamic, organic and traditional viticulture principles.
The boutique winery makes just 2,000 dozen wines each vintage, focused on Margaret River’s hero varieties. The emphasis is on expressing their wine’s single estate origin and employs minimal intervention winemaking techniques. The highly-regarded wine collection is made by long-term Margaret River winemaker Mark Messenger, also known for his work at Juniper Estate, and historically at Cape Mentelle. Among numerous major accolades, Heydon Estate received the Wine of Provenance Award at the Margaret River Wine Show in 2017 for its Cabernet Sauvignon.
Hands-on and enthusiastic owner, Irish-born Mary Heydon personally hosts guests at the authentic and welcoming cellar door, located just 15 minutes north of Margaret River town. Complimentary tastings are available daily from 10.30am – 5pm. Bring your own picnic to make the most of the stunning vineyard views with a bottle of Heydon Estate wine.
The Heydon’s are avid cricket fans and an impressive selection of cricket memorabilia can be viewed at the cellar door.
5 Red Stars