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Botrytis Semillon Wine Variety Wineries in South West

Wineries in Australias South West


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Firetail Wines | Roje Estates

Set in rolling hills, surrounded by jarrah and marri trees, with magical sunrises and vocal birdlife, enjoy a cup of tea and taste with the owners of this lovely, boutique family vineyard.

  • Wine Variety:Botrytis Semillon,Cabernet Sauvignon,Merlot,Sauvignon Blanc,Sparkling,Rosé,Dessert,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Semillon,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:11am - 5pm Everyday

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Established:1983
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Kids Play Area
  • Vineyards:5.3 hectares
  • Winemaker:Bruce Dukes, Peter Stanlake
  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe
  • Cases Produced:1200

Description

A family owned winery established by Rob Glass and Jessica Worrall which connects their professional backgrounds and passion for wine. They began with a small vineyard in Geographe in 2000, expanding when they found their ‘dream vineyard’ in Margaret River two years later. Surrounded by rolling hills, the site’s sandy loam soils are great for growing Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon.

The Wines
Firetail produces premium varietal wines from estate-grown grapes in Margaret River and Geographe. The vines receive the fastidious attention of the vineyard workers throughout the year with the team working hard to at produce the best quality, intense and flavoured grapes. The range includes a sparkling, still red and white wines and a dessert wine.

Wine Tasting
The Cellar Door architecture combines jarrah and the oak from barrels for a stylish, handcrafted feel. Meet the owners, taste the wines and perhaps stay for a coffee or tea. Open 11am to 5pm daily.

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

Flametree Wines

Winner of Australia’s most prestigious wine trophy, the Jimmy Watson Trophy, with the first red wine it ever made, Flametree offers a superb range at its relaxed kid and pet-friendly cellar door!

  • Wine Variety:Botrytis Semillon,Pinot Gris,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Shiraz,Dessert,Brut,Cabernet Malbec,Riesling,Rosé,Sauvignon Blanc,Chenin Blanc,Sparkling
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:10am-5pm Everyday

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Gallery,Dogs Welcome
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Established:2007
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Cases Produced:20000
  • Winemaker:Cliff Royle, Julian Scott

Description

Flametree Wines catapulted into Australia’s winemaking hall of fame in 2008 when its first ever red wine, a Cabernet Merlot, won the Jimmy Watson Trophy, Australia’s most-respected national wine prize. The following year it was a finalist for the same award. Substantial critical acclaim has followed.

The Estate was established by the Towner family in 2007 and was created with a vision to become a world-recognised winery committed to producing consistent, distinctive Margaret River wines. 

The Wines
The estate specialises in Chardonnay, Cabernet, Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, Shiraz, Rose, Sparkling and Dessert varieties. 

Wine Tasting
The exceptional wines are brought to life at its laid-back, architecturally-designed Estate. Think Hampton’s style meets relaxed Margaret River atmosphere, with a Cape Cod design building, enviable deck, open fireplace and manicured gardens.

The Cellar Door’s timber joinery, natural stone, American Walnut floors and shingle roofing create an atmosphere that is both welcoming and grandiose. Wine tastings are relaxed and unpretentious – geared solely around the pleasure of enjoying exceptional wines. Group bookings can be arranged in advance. 

The Food
Visitors can create their own custom gourmet platter of cheese, antipasto and charcuterie, from outstanding local producers like Cambray Cheese, the Venison Farm and the Margaret River Pantry. These are best enjoyed with a glass of wine, of course!

Unique Highlights
The Art Gallery hosts an annual program of exhibitions that showcase and support the local art community. Pets and children are welcome and will love the wide, spacious lawn area to play on. There is also a wheelchair accessible ramp at the front entrance.

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

Happs Wines and Commonage Pottery

Established in 1978, Happs is a Margaret River wine pioneer, offering the region’s largest selection of wines in complex of mud-brick buildings including a working pottery in a garden setting.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Chardonnay,Muscat,Pinot Noir,Semillon,Shiraz,Verdelho,Grenache,Sparkling Rose,Botrytis Semillon,Method Traditionale,Petit Verdot,Sangiovese,Sauvignon Blanc,Syrah,Tempranillo,Tinta Cao,Touriga,Viognier,Cabernet Sauvignon,Gamay,Moscato,Nebbiolo,Fortified,Sparkling,Rosé,Dessert,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Cabernet,Cabernet Franc,Chenin Blanc,Graciano,Malbec,Marsanne,Merlot
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:10am - 5pm Everyday

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday
  • Facilities:Gallery,Picnic Facilities,Dogs Welcome,Cellar Door,Kids Play Area
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Small (5,000-49,999 cases)
  • Cases Produced:14000
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Vineyards:35.2 hectares

Description

Happs has welcomed visitors to their rustic cellar door for over 35 years. There is a wine for every palate including those allergic to preservatives. Many visitors review us on Trip Advisor. The 4.5 star rating puts the winery in the top 10% globally.

The Wines
The wines are produced entirely in house from estate-grown fruit from the Quindalup and the larger Karridale vineyard known as Three Hills. The Three Hills property is associated with later ripening, fuller flavour, elegance and finesse. The wine range includes sweet, dry, preservative free, fortified, and sparkling wines.

Wine Tasting
The rustic cellar door was built in the 1970s and is constructed of handmade mud-bricks. Look closely to see builders’ finger marks on the walls, capturing, “the essence of old school Margaret River". It's warm and inviting. Cellar door staff offer a friendly, educated approach to explain the extensive portfolio of wines.

Culinary Experiences
Take a basket and select from a range of gourmet cheese, meats, pickled vegetables and preserves from more than 15 local producers, pair with some Happs Wine and indulge! Picnic on the lawn, at the outside tables, or inside if it’s a rainy day.

The Commonage Pottery 
Happs Pottery began in Vasse in the early 1970s. The current workshop and gallery was built in 1978. See artists at work in the act of creation. A wide range of handicrafts and jewellery from local artisans is available.

Family Owned & Operated Since 1978
Back in the 1970s local high school teachers Erl and Ros Happ, responded to the notion that world class wines could be produced locally. In the words of the Frank Sinatra song 'I did it my way'.

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

Moss Wood

Planted in 1969 with its first vintage in 1973, Moss Wood is an important, founding estate of the Margaret River region, recognised widely for its celebrated and critically acclaimed wines.

  • Wine Variety:Chardonnay,Pinot Noir,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Merlot,Semillon,Botrytis Semillon,Cabernet,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Dessert
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:By appointment

Details

  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Facilities:Appointment Only
  • Cases Produced:12 000 cases
  • Vineyards:18.14
  • Winemaker:Clare and Keith Mugford
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Moss Wood was established as a specialist, high-quality vineyard and winery. This was its raison d’être and continues to provide the motivation for its existence.

Clare & Keith Mugford, have been tending the vineyard and making wine at Moss Wood since 1984 and 1979, respectively. They believe that all decisions made in the vineyard and winery underpin the quality of the wine.

The Moss Wood and Mugford names are synonymous with uncompromising quality.

Wine Tasting

Moss Wood welcome members for tastings and private visits by appointment only. There is a small charge for the visit which is redeemable against any wine purchased. Appointments can be made via the Moss Wood web site.

Halliday Rating

5 Stars

Rickety Gate Estate

Located on Denmark’s scenic Scotsdale Road tourist route, this lovely family winery produces superior quality cool climate wines.

  • Wine Variety:Botrytis Riesling,Botrytis Semillon,Cabernet,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Merlot,Pinot Noir,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Sparkling Shiraz,Chardonnay,Sparkling,Fortified,Dessert
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Sat & Sun 11:00am to 4:30pm
  • Wine Region:Great Southern

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Wheelchair Access
  • Vineyards:3.3 hectares
  • Winemaker:John Wade, Russell Hubbard
  • Established:2000
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Great Southern:Denmark
  • Cases Produced:3000 cases

Description

Purchased by Russell and Linda Hubbard in 2000, the property is situated on north-facing slopes of the Bennett Ranges; an area highly suited to cool-climate viticulture. The vineyard takes the best of organic and conventional farming principles to grow stunning, varietal fruit. John Wade, who James Halliday names as “arguably the most experienced winemaker in Western Australia” contract-makes the wines at the small onsite winery.

The Wines

Varieties include Fume Blanc, Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sparklings (Chardonnay, Rose, Riesling and Shiraz), Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Semillon Blanc Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Muscat and Ratafia.

Cellar Door

The Rickety Gate cellar door provides a knowledgeable wine tasting experience, often hosted by owners Russell and Linda. Open Saturdays and Sundays 11:00am - 4:30pm.

Robert Oatley Margaret River

Taste a stylish range of wines with grapes sourced from Australia’s foremost regions at the sleek Margaret River cellar door and stunning garden of 1000 roses.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Grenache,Pinot Noir,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Syrah,Rosé,Botrytis Semillon,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
  • Open Days/times:7 days 10.30 am - 4.30 pm

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Functions,Dogs Welcome,Picnic Facilities,Wheelchair Access
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Established:2006
  • Vineyards:440
  • Winemaker:Larry Cherubino, Debbie Lauritz
  • Cellar Door Open:Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes
  • Size & Year:Established 2001 - 2010

Description

Founded by the late Robert Oatley AO BEM (known widely for establishing the Hunter Valley’s Rosemount Estate), Robert Oatley Wines makes a range of diverse, regional wines from Margaret River, the Great Southern and McLaren Vale.

The Wines

The wines are made in a modern fashion with a focus on provenance and a sense of place. Fruit is sourced from premier Australian wine regions to create a dynamic range, reflective of the unique varietal styles coming from the nation’s different winegrowing areas. Wine styles include Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Syrah and Grenache.

Wine Tasting

The Margaret River cellar door is set amongst 110 hectares of outstanding vineyard and a rose garden of 1,000 flowers. Its large open fireplace and expansive terrace are ideal for a glass of wine in any season. The modern architecture is impressive including open beams of ironbark timbers sourced from Sydney’s original Wooloomooloo Wharf (a link back to the Oatley family’s personal home in New South Wales). A range of complimentary and paid for tastings are available daily from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm.

Halliday Rating

5 Red Stars

Sandalford Wines - Margaret River

One of Australia’s oldest and largest family-owned wineries, the Margaret River rammed-earth cellar door is surrounded by beautiful, country gardens, vines and native forest.

  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: 10am to 5pm daily. Restaurant: 12pm to 2:45pm daily.
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Classic Dry White,Merlot,Merlot Blend,Rosé,Sparkling,Fortified,Dessert,Botrytis Semillon,Cabernet Merlot,Sauvignon Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Shiraz,Shiraz Cabernet,Syrah,Verdelho,Viognier

Details

  • Brands:Margaret River Range, Estate Reserve, Prendiville Reserve, Element Range
  • Cases Produced:60000 Cases
  • Established:1840
  • Vineyards:300ha
  • Winemaker:Hope Metcalf
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Picnic Facilities,BBQ Facilities,Dogs Welcome
  • Size & Year:Medium (50,000-499,999 cases),Established 1800 - 1850
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup

Description

Sandalford has been making superb West Australian wines for over 175 years. While the primary property is in the Swan Valley, the Margaret River cellar door is worth visiting, a cleverly-designed space made from rammed earth, surrounded by beautiful, country gardens, vines and native forest. Open daily from 10am to 5pm, a pergola and onsite BBQs make Sandalford a lovely place for a picnic with the family.

A Notable History
Sandalford was established in 1840 in the early days of the Perth colony’s settlement. The property was granted to WA’s first Surveyor General John Septimus Roe by Queen Victoria, to honour his 57 years of Service to the Commonwealth. He named it Sandalford after a priory in his original home of Birkshire, England.

The property had a diverse agricultural history and originally thrived growing table grapes, which became a lucrative export. Winemaking accelerated after World War II with a growing community of Croatian and Italian migrants bringing vast knowledge and techniques to the young Swan Valley wine industry. In 1970 the Roe family expanded to Margaret River, planting a vineyard on prime land in Wilyabrup.

In 1990, Sandalford was acquired by the Prendiville family, who own a portfolio of iconic tourism and hospitality establishments around WA. The Prendiville’s have invested significantly in the brand, the wines and the impressive estate.

The Wines
Sandalford makes five ranges of wines from its vineyards in the Swan Valley and Margaret River. There are over 25 wines, including sparkling, red, white, dessert and fortified wines. The winery incorporates the state-of-the-art-technology, while retaining winemaking traditions, such as small batch fruit processing and using the best quality French and American oak.

Wine Tasting
The entire Sandalford wine range (and often some other special wines) can be tasted at their Margaret River cellar door and grand Swan Valley estate. The Margaret River cellar door is a cleverly-designed space, made from rammed earth. It is surrounded by beautiful, country gardens, vines and native forest.

Unique Highlights
A pergola and onsite BBQs make Sandalford a lovely place for a picnic with the family.

Open daily from 10am to 5pm.

Wise Wine

Located by Meelup Regional Park, Wise produces superb wines and is one of Margaret River’s most renowned restaurants, the only one to overlook both the vines and the ocean.

  • Wine Variety:Dessert,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Pinot Noir,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Cabernet Merlot,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Malbec,Pinot Gris,Sauvignon Blanc,Cabernet Malbec,Rosé,Sparkling,Sparkling Rose,Topaque,Zinfandel,Botrytis Semillon,Prosecco,Fiano,Other White
  • Open Days/times:11am - 5pm Everyday
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Facilities:Functions,Cellar Door,Restaurant
  • Established:1986
  • Breakfast Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Dinner Open:Friday,Saturday
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Small (5,000-49,999 cases)
  • Cases Produced:10000
  • Vineyards:2.5 hectares

Description

Wise Wine was established by Ron and Sandra Wise in 1992 in a truly iconic setting, surrounded by vineyard and the natural bushland of Meelup Regional Park looking out to the pristine blue waters of Geographe Bay. The property’s two restaurants and expansive wine tasting list make for a spectacular experience with a vista to be remembered forever!

The Wine
The wine range aims to suit all taste preferences and budgets, offering 20 quality sparkling, white, red, dessert and fortified wines. The winemaking philosophy includes sourcing parcels of the highest quality fruit from top vineyards in the WA regions that are most-suited to grow each grape variety.

Celebrated winemaking consultant, Larry Cherubino, has overseen activities at the winery for many years. His stewardship has seen the quality of Wise Wines become some of the most awarded in the region, winning Gold medals at many Australian Wine Shows.

The Food
Wise Vineyard Restaurant is one of the best known restaurants in the region, where you can enjoy a stunning meal with ocean views. The menu features contemporary cuisine which changes regularly as local produce comes in and out of season. 

For a more casual dining experience, take a short trip down to the valley, to the banks of the Meelup Brook and visit Lot 80 Tavern & Restaurant. Housed in a historic stone and timber building built by local farmers and craftsmen, it features Italian, French, Spanish and Australian-inspired tasting and shared menus that utilise local ingredients, where possible.

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

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