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Chenin Blanc Wine Variety Wineries in South West

Wineries in Australias South West


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Aravina Estate

Surrounded by stunning vineyards, rolling hills, bushland and manicured gardens, this beautiful estate offers creative tastings, a fine-dining restaurant, car gallery and WA’s first surfing museum.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Malbec,Sauvignon Blanc,Merlot,Semillon,Tempranillo,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Shiraz,Sparkling
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: 10-5 everyday; Restaurant: 11:30-3:30 everyday.

Details

  • Facilities:Functions,Gallery,Kids Play Area,Restaurant,Cellar Door,Light Food
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Lunch Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Monday,Tuesday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Vineyards:26 hectares
  • Cases Produced:10000
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Margaret River:Yallingup

Description

Aravina Estate was established in 2010 by Perth businessman and sixth generation West Australian, Steve Tobin. Named one of Australia’s “Ten Best New Wineries” (2014) by James Halliday, Aravina Estate offers a mix of memorable experiences for the whole family. While adults enjoy the distinct, quality, regional wines, kids love the European-designed-playground and museums.

The Wines
The first vines were planted in 1986 on prime country in Yallingup and benefits from rich, free-draining lateritic soils, characteristic of the region. The wine-production incorporates some of the world's most innovative viticultural practices, including the use of natural pest reduction remedies and minimal application of sprays. Margaret River’s main wine varieties are all made here, along with Chenin Blanc and Tempranillo.

Wine Tasting
Sample and learn about the wines at the Cellar Door. As there are so many wines to taste, we do charge a $6 tasting fee per person, which is deducted from any wine purchase and complimentary if dining in our restaurant.

Culinary Experiences
The Aravina Estate Restaurant offers fine-dining in an elegant, “Vogue-living” style setting, as reviewed by local critic Rob Broadfield from The West Australian. The menu focuses on local, sustainable produce, sourced from a growing collection of local farmers, as well as estate grown produce. The dishes are designed to pair with the Aravina Estate wines. Bookings are recommended, especially during holiday periods. For something more casual, unwind on the lawn and enjoy a Aravina grazing board or Pizza from our newly opened Pizza Bar. Visit on the weekends and enjoy live gigs on the lawn for the whole family to enjoy.

Unique Highlights
After indulging in stunning food and wine, discover the orchards, gardens and museums too. The Car Museum has an ever-changing range of European classics and Australian muscle cars on display.


The WA Surf Museum chronicles the local surf culture and history with an impressive collection of vintage surfboards and cool memorabilia to check out.

 

 

Blind Corner

Discover traditional Margaret River varieties made with experimental winemaking that breaks away from the norm at this certified biodynamic and organic family-owned estate.

  • Wine Variety:Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Pinot Gris,Rosé
  • Open Days/times:10am to 4pm, Thursday to Saturday
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Size & Year:Established 2001 - 2010
  • Cellar Door Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Brands:Blind Corner
  • Established:2005
  • Winemaker:Ben
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Organic (Certified)

Description

In 2005 Naomi and Ben purchased their vineyard in Wilyabrup, Margaret River. They sold grapes to other winemakers whilst completing the organic certification process for their vineyard. At the same time, the pair enjoyed an epic three-year trip of wine tasting and surfing in Europe to discover the spectrum of old-world techniques through which wine can be made without additives.

Naomi and Ben returned to their vineyard in 2009 and Blind Corner began. The winery now owns two Margaret River vineyards, a winemaking facility and a bottling line, all of which are certified organic and biodynamic by Australian Certified Organic. 


The Wines

Fusing old world techniques and new world knowledge, Blind Corner create wines using only natural yeasts and minimal additives. The label is known for its endless experimentation with creative winemaking, for instance air-drying, skins ferments and carbonic maceration. This is done under their constant questioning of, ‘what would happen if we do this?’ Much of the range features Margaret River varieties made in highly original ways, like an early harvest Shiraz, air-dried Cabernet Sauvignon and a full-skins fermented Semillon Sauvignon Blanc blend.

Wine Tasting

Taste the wines at Blind Corner’s new cellar door, open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm. Contact the winery for details.

 

Brookwood Estate

Using 100% estate grown wines this down-to-earth family winery has grown from a sea-change adventure to a well-loved cellar door and café/restaurant destination in Margaret River.

  • Wine Variety:Chenin Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Sparkling,Fortified,Cabernet Sauvignon,Shiraz,Rosé,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Shiraz Cabernet
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:Restaurant: 11am to 3pm, Cellar door: 11am until 4:30pm. Closed Mondays

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Holidays,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Established:1996
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Restaurant,Wheelchair Access
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes
  • Winemaker:Bronnley Cahill
  • Margaret River:Treeton
  • Cases Produced:4500
  • Lunch Open:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Vineyards:6.1 hectares
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

In 1995 Trevor and Lyn Mann decided it was time for a sea change, relocating to Margaret River in pursuit of an adventure in viticulture. With their experience limited to sampling plenty of the product, but armed with a vision and loads of self-belief, they dived straight into their new journey and planted 10,000 young vines of Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. The first harvest in 1999 was a momentous occasion.

The vineyard follows biological farming principles and the wines are 100% estate grown and made. The team believe it’s the small things that make the big difference and make their wines extra special. These days daughter Bronnley Cahill is in the winemaking driver’s seat.

The Wines
Taking the best of the old world and new world approaches to winemaking, Brookwood Estate makes wines with minimal intervention to capture the essence of their vineyard. The range includes sweet through to dry wines sparkling.

Wine Tasting
Relaxed, fun and informative tastings are hosted in the wrought iron and wood cellar door daily from 11am to 4.30pm. A selection of gourmet produce including dukkah and local extra virgin olive oil is available for tasting as well. Group bookings can be arranged in advance, starting from $5 per guest.

The Food
The winery café/restaurant is a hidden gem in the region, serving a delicious and generous contemporary Australian menu to pair with the Brookwood Estate Wines. Relax on the verandah and take in sweeping vineyard views while you dine, open 11am to 3pm. (It’s enclosed and cosy in winter.)

 

Cape Grace Wines

A quaint producer, handcrafting single-vineyard wines from an authentic ‘tin shed in the forest’ winery where you can taste with the delightful owners in a rustic ‘be part of the action’ setting.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Cabernet Shiraz,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Shiraz,Sparkling,Petit Verdot,Rosé,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Dessert,Cabernet Franc
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:7 days 10am-5pm

Details

  • Established:1996
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Gallery,Dogs Welcome,Kids Play Area
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Winemaker:Mark Messenger & Dylan Arvidson
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Cases Produced:2000 cases
  • Vineyards:6.25
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Brands:Cape Grace Wines

Description

Planted in 1996, Cape Grace is a proud ‘little winery’ in Margaret River owned by Robert & Karri-Davies, whose family has been part of the local community since 1875. The hand-crafted, single-vineyard wines are grown in their organically-managed property in Wilybrup, a site surrounded by natural forest.

The Wines
All of Margaret River’s signature varieties are made, along with a Chenin and a sparkling Chenin. All wines are made using traditional processes and the highly-awarded reds are hand plunged and basket-pressed.

Wine Tasting
One of the region’s quaint and rustic wineries, with a tin-shed-in-the-forest setting. Karen and Robert are behind the cellar door counter more often than not, providing the opportunity to ‘meet the maker’ and learn the ins and outs of being a small winemaker in Margaret River. During vintage (February – April) visitors may see some fermenting action in the winery and in spring (September – October) there’s also stunning wildflowers.

Unique Highlights
The wine storage area you enter through IS the right entrance! Look out for Robert’s photographs and paraphernalia on display including Robert’s private collection of Australian parrots in a natural bush setting. We are dog friendly and have a childens play area.

Halliday Rating
5 Stars

Churchview Estate

Planted with Margaret River’s most diverse range of grape varieties, discover this organic, single-vineyard’s classic and curio wines at its period cottage tasting room, with unique heritage views.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Merlot,Petit Verdot,Tawny,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Verdelho,Viognier,Zinfandel,Botrytis Riesling,Cabernet,Cabernet Merlot,Fortified,Sparkling,Rosé,Brut,Cabernet Malbec,Grenache,Malbec,Marsanne
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:Mon to Sat 10am to 5pm

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
  • Established:1999
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Picnic Facilities,Dogs Welcome,Wheelchair Access
  • Winemaker:Dave Longden
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Brands:The Bartondale, St Johns, Estate Range, Silverleaf
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes
  • Margaret River:Treeton
  • Cases Produced:45000 cases
  • Vineyards:65 hectares

Description

This family owned, single-vineyard property was established in 1999. The Fokkema family selected the site for its ideal gravel loam soils, ample clean water and northern-facing slopes. The vineyard has been farmed organically for 15 years and is in the process of completing its ‘Certified Organic’ accreditation.

The Churchview vineyard is known to grow Margaret River’s most extensive amount of varieties within a single vineyard, with sixteen different types of grapes planted.

The Wines
The wines are made onsite at the property’s winery. Many are matured in oak, and Churchview prides itself on investing in the best quality French oak. Four wine ranges are made from the diverse varieties within the vineyard and offer easy drinking through to rare and fine collector wines. All the classic Margaret River varieties are made. The St Johns range features less-common varieties including a Zinfandel, Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre, Viognier and Marsanne.

Wine Tasting
The diverse wine range can be tasted at the Cellar Door which is located within a period cottage at the estate. The Heritage Listed St John the Baptist Anglican Church can be seen from the tasting room, hence the name. Many of the wines cannot be found for purchase anywhere other than the cellar door. Allow 30 minutes for a full tasting. Open 10am-5pm Monday to Saturday.

Dogs are welcome (on leash) and visitors are invited to bring a picnic and make a day of enjoying the beautiful wines, stunning vineyard views and manicured gardens.

Unique Highlights
Those seeking curio wines will love discovering the wild fermented Riesling, Viognier and Chenin Blanc; varieties not often seen in Margaret River.

Halliday Rating
4.5 Black Stars

Clairault Streicker

Taste the influence of site in the region at this esteemed four-vineyard estate, which fuses its humble roots and gallant future with diverse, biologically-farmed wines and modern share-plate dining.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Riesling,Shiraz,Dessert,Chenin Blanc,Petit Verdot,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Pinot Noir,Sparkling,Rosé
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Facilities:Functions,Cellar Door,Light Food,Restaurant,Wheelchair Access,Dogs Welcome
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Vineyards:200 hectares
  • Cases Produced:19 000
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

First planted in 1976, Clairault Streicker has grown from a modest 4-hectare vineyard to a 200-hectare estate, incorporating four premium vineyards throughout Margaret River. The estate maintains an exceptional track record for its wines, which are grown following natural, biological farming principles.

Clairault Steicker combines two unique Margaret River wine stories. Streicker Wines began with a Yallingup vineyard in 2002, acquired by US native John Streicker who was so taken with the local lifestyle, sustainable viticulture ethos and world-class wines when visiting in 2001 that he decided to pursue his wine dreams in Margaret River. In 2012, historic estate Clairault Wines became part of the Streicker portfolio. Major enhancements have been made to all vineyard management to continually improve fruit and wine quality.

The Wines
The wine range celebrates the diversity of Margaret River’s hero varieties when grown in different areas of the wine appellation, with highlights including a single vineyard Cabernet made from 40 year old Wilyabrup vines and a cool-climate looking Syrah from Wallcliffe. It is a pure and unique journey through terroir in Margaret River. Look out for a few niche varieties in the mix too.

Wine Tasting
Follow a scenic driveway off Caves Road through farm land and native forest to the contemporary cellar door. A relaxing environment to discover the premium wines, it also offers a selection of house made produce available for sale. Private tours and tastings can be arranged in advance. Open 10am-5pm daily.

The Food
The Clairault Streicker Café serves up a selection of modern Australian share-plates for lunch daily. The menu showcases excellent produce, served simply, ideal for those who enjoy less formal dining. For the ultimate indulgence, spend an afternoon with the 5 course long lunch. A gorgeous stone fire-place makes for cosy dining in winter, while in summer, a picnic blanket in the gardens makes for a blissful lunch setting.

Unique Highlights
In addition to wine grapes, the Clairault Streicker Estate Yallingup vineyard grows Protea flowers and table grapes.

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

Coward and Black Vineyards

Enjoy award-winning wines by this ‘Gourmet Traveller Magazine Top 100’ destination at Providore, with insanely good wine, preserves and a mind-blowing Dark Chocolate liqueur.

  • Open Days/times:Daily 9am to 5pm
  • Wine Variety:Rosé,Cabernet Shiraz,Chenin Blanc,Muscat,Topaque,Fortified,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Vineyards:16 acres
  • Facilities:Wheelchair Access,Cellar Door
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays

Description

Coward & Black Vineyards is a world-class small producer making wines from Margaret River and the Swan Valley. Their first vintage won five medals from five entries in the Perth Royal Wine Show and has continued to improve from there.

The Wines
The single-vineyard Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon have each won top prizes in national and international wine competitions. Sweet wine lovers will enjoy their Sweetness & Light, Muscat and Chenin Blanc. Chocolate lovers travel miles to try their Sambarino, a liqueur that promises to take people to their happy place! A collaboration with the Margaret River Chocolate Company, its popularity has seen the Sambarino range expand to include flavours like Hazelnut Mousse, Macchiato and After Dinner Mint.

Wine Tastings
The wines can be tasted alongside a changing selection of other seasonal treats and condiments at Providore in Margaret River. Open from 9am to 5pm daily, this is a perfect place for early risers to start their wine tasting adventure.

Unique Highlights
Stock up for a gourmet night in here with Providore’s selection of verjuice syrups, tapenade, dessert sauces, salad dressings, estate-grown olive oil, jams, chutneys spice blends, cheese, condiments and more.

Express Winemakers

A pint-sized wine operation headed by Denmark local newcomer Ryan O'Meara with the sole endeavour to produce honest and expressive single vineyard wines.

  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Wine Variety:Chenin Blanc,Riesling,Rosé,Syrah,Tempranillo

Details

  • Established:2011
  • Winemaker:Ryan O'Meara
  • Facilities:Appointment Only
  • Size & Year:Established 2011 - 2019
  • Great Southern:Mount Barker

Description

Express Winemakers is Ryan O'Meara's pint-sized wine operation from the great south of Western Australia. Established in 2011, Ryan has assembled a group of top-flight vineyards from the Great Southern region that supply him with quality fruit to make his contemporary and creative range of wines. Express Winemakers aim for minimal intervention at every level, avoiding additives and emphasising single-vineyard sites.

Varieties include a Tempranillo Garnacha blend, Riesling, Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Syrah and Rose. Wines are available online and through selected retailers.

 

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 Malbec,Riesling,Rosé,Sauvignon Blanc,Chenin Blanc,Sparkling,Brut,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Shiraz,Dessert
  • 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:Holidays,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday
  • 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

Flying Fish Cove Pty Ltd

Enjoy an an approachable range of regional to funky still and sparkling styles, all available online.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Classic Dry White,Merlot Blend,Method Traditionale,Tawny,Sangiovese,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Shiraz Cabernet,Sparkling Shiraz,Sparkling,Fortified,Rosé,Cabernet,Cabernet Merlot
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Cellar Door Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday
  • Established:1997

Description

Flying Fish Cove is a producer of premium quality, great value, passionate wines, located 25km north of Margaret River township, along the renowned Caves road in the Wilyabrup sub-regional area. In addition to an approachable range of Margaret River varietal wines, look out for a sparkling range with a Pinot Noir Chardonnay (white) and a sparkling Shiraz (red). No cellar door - wines are available online. 

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

Details

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

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

Ipso Facto Wines

Ipso Facto is Latin for ‘by the fact itself’, with the intention to make wine which is a reflection of both the vineyard and Kate Morgans winemaking philosophy.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Chenin Blanc,Cabernet Sauvignon

Details

  • Established:2010
  • Winemaker:Kate Morgan
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases)
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door

Description

Kate Morgan's dream was to create interesting, elegant and complex wine using her knowledge and precision from what fruit to use, when to pick, fermentation vessel, temperature, time in oak & when to bottle. All of Kate's wines are made with minimal additions. 

After graduating from Curtin University with a degree in viticulture and oenology, Kate worked vintages in Australia and overseas before returning to WA to make her dream a realisation. 

Larrikins of Margaret River

Founded in 2001 by the McCoy family. Larrikins of Margaret River offers boutique style wines and delicious home-made extra virgin olive oil.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc

Details

  • Brands:Larrikins of Margaret River
  • Established:2001
  • Size & Year:Established 2001 - 2010
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup

Description

Founded in 2001, Larrikins reflects the mischievous personalities of the McCoy family, who make boutique wine and extra virgin olive oil under the label.

The property boasts a natural spring-fed dam and an ideal north-facing aspect, producing Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon which can be purchased online.

Four olive varieties are also grown to make Larrikin Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Mongrel Creek Vineyard

Enjoy quality wines at an affordable price from this boutique, family-owned vineyard named in honour of what they call “Mongrel Creek”, nearby their property on the outskirts of Dunsborough.

  • Open Days/times:10am to 5pm daily
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Franc,Chenin Blanc,Merlot,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon,Shiraz

Details

  • Brands:Mongrel Creek, Le Mongrel Champe
  • Cases Produced:1400
  • Established:1996
  • Vineyards:2.8 hectares
  • Winemaker:Tony Davis, Genevieve Stols
  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Facilities:Cellar Door

Description

Mongrel Creek winery was established in 1996 by Larry and Shirley Schoppe. Their Sparkling, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Rose, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Merlot can be sampled from a quaint, timber tasting hut, open daily from 10:30am - 5pm. 

Settlers Ridge Organic Wines

A small, family-owned vineyards producing a comprehensive range of 100% certified, low allergen wines including dry, sweet and fortified styles, winning multiple awards in mainstream wine shows.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Dessert,Fortified,Sparkling,Cabernet,Chenin Blanc,Merlot,Tawny,Sangiovese,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz
  • Open Days/times:7 days 10am-5pm

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Organic (Certified)
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Vineyards:7.5 hectares
  • Winemaker:Wayne Nobbs
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

Settlers Ridge makes a comprehensive range of 100% certified organic wines. In addition, the wines are vegetarian (many are vegan friendly), asthma and allergy friendly and virtually preservative free. The small family-owned vineyard was planted in 1994 and over the years has won numerous awards in mainstream wine shows, dispelling any perceptions that quality may be compromised with organic methods.

The beautiful property has a lovely undulating landscape with a large area of Marri and Jarrah forest and heavy, gravel loam soils, perfect for viticulture. The wine range includes a Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tawny.

Wines can be tasted at the Margaret River Farmer’s Markets

Stormflower Vineyard

Discover highly-respected, certified organic wines over a relaxed seated tasting, or on a picnic rug in the gardens, at this sustainably focused vineyard, just 15 minutes north of Margaret River.

  • Wine Variety:Classic Dry White,Cabernet Sauvignon,Cabernet Shiraz,Chardonnay,Shiraz,Dessert,Chenin Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc,Sparkling
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:7 days 11am-5pm

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Established:2007
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Dogs Welcome,Organic (Certified),Picnic Facilities,Wheelchair Access
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Cases Produced:2500 cases
  • Vineyards:9 hectares
  • Winemaker:Joel Page and Stuart Pym
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes

Description

Southern Cross Certified Organic since 2016, this boutique winery is known for superb-quality, sustainably made wines from their exceptional vineyard in Wilyabrup. The vineyard was planted in the mid-1990s. Stormflower acquired the property in 2007 progressed along the path of natural vineyard management, culminating in organic certification. The wines are textural and structured and perfect for pairing with food. Sparkling Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon Blend, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Cabernet Blend, Cabernet Sauvignon and Botrytis wine are made.

Cellar Door

The minimalist, understated cellar door continues the sustainable philosophy, with its natural feel and tasting table made from a Marri tree that blew down during a storm in 2013. The cellar door offers seated tastings, reflecting the winemakers’ preference to enjoy wines in an environment that is simple, welcoming and unhurried. Post-tasting, grab one of Stormflower’s picnic rugs and enjoy a glass of wine in the gardens.

Swings & Roundabouts

Sit back, Relax & Unwind at Swings & Roundabouts newly renovated Cellar Door & Restaurant located on the iconic Caves Road. Enjoy some of the best views & open fires in Margaret River!

  • Open Days/times:Cellar Door 10-5 pm Restaurant 11-4 pm
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet,Cabernet Merlot,Chenin Blanc,Malbec,Merlot,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Shiraz,Fortified,Sparkling,Rosé

Details

  • Brands:Swings & Roundabouts
  • Cases Produced:15000
  • Established:2004
  • Wheelchair Access:Ramps and walkways link the car park and all facilities, wheelchair-modified bathrooms available
  • Winemaker:Jodie Barton
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Dogs Welcome,Functions,Picnic Facilities,Restaurant
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays

Description

Established in 2004 Swings & Roundabouts is based in the northern end of the Margaret River wine region. The cellar door & restaurant venue is situated on their vineyard located on the iconic Caves Road, Yallingup and has recently undergone a total renovation. The new space is industrial organic in style and now has a dedicated wine tasting bar, VIP tasting room, sunken fire pit area, huge feasting table set amongst majestic gumtrees & an expansive lawn area with arguably the best views in Margaret River! The atmosphere is friendly, laid back and above all, relaxed!

Open Daily 10-5pm Cellar Door, 11- 4pm Restaurant. 

Whole Family Friendly Including your Doggo's 

Check the website www.swings.com.au for seasonal extended opening hours, online bookings & wine specials.

 E: admin@swings.com.au / T: (08) 9756 6735 / @swinground

 

 

tripe.Iscariot

Tripe.Iscariot’s fascinating and unique wines challenge the over-purified and homogenous industry standard.

  • Wine Variety:Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Malbec,Marsanne,Semillon,Syrah
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Winemaker:Remi
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door

Description

A no waste and no ‘cleaning up’ of the wine initiative is what sets tripe.Iscariot apart from its competitors. The wines successfully harness the unusual techniques at various points of their elevage. Guise wanted to offer something modern and inspirational to the wine drinker. Using everything from berry to stalk, makes the most complex and interesting flavours which is highlighted in these wines.

Remi Guise is passionate about wine. Spending his days as a manager at Naturaliste Vintners, he prides himself on his knowledge of the winemaking process. Tripe.Iscariot has won many credible awards and accolades, including 95 out of 100 from James Halliday. The chardonnay also featured top 10 in the Margaret River Chardonnay list.

The tripe.Isacariot range consists of three wines; Brawn, Aspic and Marrow. The Brawn range consists of hand-picked Chardonnay grapes. 25% of these grapes are fermented as whole-bunches, submerged under un-clarified juice extracted from the other 75% which were cold-pressed as whole-bunches. Tasting notes of jasmine, wet slate and white pear are present in this range, which a tensile palate of fine bone tannin, lithe stone fruit and fresh tones of limes and nectarines.

The Aspic range is of the Grenache variety, showcasing wisps of raspberry, crushed granite and glazed cherries. The finish on this wine has a quenching mix of creamy oak tones and red berries. Lastly, the Marrow range is a medium bodied red blend made from hand-picked Malbec and Syrah grapes. Part of the harvest was fermented as whole-bunches submerged under the remainder of the fruit, and cold-crushed on top. This creates a bloody, dark-hearted blend.

Voyager Estate

Margaret River’s most opulent, wow-factor estate, whose internationally-acclaimed wines can be enjoyed through an amazing selection of seated tasting, tourism and degustation dining experiences.

  • Wine Variety:Sauvignon Blanc,Rosé,Sparkling,Chenin Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Shiraz,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door and restaurant: Mon to Sun 10am to 5pm
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Holidays,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday
  • Lunch Open:Holidays,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
  • Vineyards:110 hectares
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Wheelchair Access:Ramps at front of building, wheelchair bathroom
  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe
  • Facilities:Light Food,Cellar Door,Restaurant,Functions
  • Cases Produced:40,000 cases

Description

Voyager Estate is a small, second generation, family-owned estate located in Stevens Valley and was established in 1978. Currently undergoing full organic conversion, the winery is one of Australia’s most ambitious and innovative producers of world-class Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. All wines are estate-grown and reflect the unique qualities of Stevens Valley in Wallcliffe, Margaret River, with its undulating slopes, warm summers and cooling maritime breezes.

The Wines
Voyager Estate specialises in making Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. The range explores these in-depth, through three labels; MJW, Estate and Projects.

MJW wines are the pinnacle of viticulture and winemaking. Sourced from the very best fruit and only made in exceptional years when conditions are optimal. Made in extremely limited quantity and presented in a hand numbered bottle.

The Estate Range wines have become recognised as excellent expressions of their variety and wine style. They all play their part in demonstrating the effect that the gravel soils, microclimate, aspect, and maritime influence of our site have on these classic varieties. 

The Project Wines give the vineyard and winery teams the chance to showcase varieties and styles outside our Estate Range. It's an opportunity to trial different winemaking techniques, or highlight the nuances of the growing season.

Wine Tasting

Voyager Estate specialises in seated wine flight style tastings that offer an in-depth understanding of the wines. Wines can also be enjoyed by the glass or bottle, with share plates of cold meats and preserves available too. For something extra special, book a private tasting with the Estate Sommelier, or select one of the diverse behind the scenes tours that operate on weekdays. Open 10am – 5pm daily.

The Restaurant
Headed by Spanish Chef Santiago Fernandez, who won WA Regional Chef of the Year (2018 WA Good Food Guide), Voyager Estate specialises in wine-paired menus. The 4 or 7 course degustation menu shows off not just the Voyager Estate wines, but also Margaret River’s impressive seasonal produce. It changes every two months. Open from 11.30am daily.

The restaurant was also awarded Regional Restaurant of the Year in the WA Good Food Guide awards in November 2018.

Unique Highlights
Spend the day with Voyager Estate on their Walk, Wine & Dine tour. It begins with a guided walk through the Boodijdup Valley section of the world-renowned Cape to Cape track, completes with the ultimate treat, a spectacular 7-course, wine-paired menu at the award-winning Voyager Estate Restaurant.

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

Willoughby Park Wines

Discover the finesse, balance and quality of the unique Willoughby Park Great Southern wines at this family-friendly cellar door, restaurant and brewery, just 3.5km from Albany.

  • Wine Variety:Merlot,Riesling,Rosé,Cabernet Merlot,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz
  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Mon to Sun 11am to 5pm; Restaurant: Mon to Thur 10am to 7pm, Fri & Sat 10am to 10pm, Sunday 10am to 9pm

Details

  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Dinner Open:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Restaurant
  • Great Southern:Denmark
  • Cases Produced:13000
  • Established:2010
  • Vineyards:19 hectares
  • Winemaker:Michael Ng

Description

Established in 2000 and purchased in 2010 by Bob and Marilyn Fowler, Willoughby Park makes a range of dry grown single vineyard wines. The wines are made from the best hand-picked premium fruit from the estate-owned vineyards (and one vineyard partner in the Porongurups). They are made with natural yeast, first class French oak and open fermenters.

The Willoughby Park, Ironrock, Kalgan River and Jamie & Charli ranges feature varieties of Chardonnay, Cabernet Merlot, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rose, Sauvignon Blanc Semillon and Merlot.

Cellar Door

Overlooking the picturesque Willoughby Park vineyard and beside its Boston Brewery and Restaurant, Willoughby Park’s charming cellar door provides a relaxed, friendly atmosphere to enjoy a selection of wines for tasting. Open daily from 11am - 5pm.

The Food

Open for lunch and dinner each day, the restaurant serves an original, gastro-pub style menu with small share plates through to meals and woodfired pizzas for the whole family. Head Chef Damian Gates sources the freshest local produce to compliment complements the range of Willoughby wines and Boston brews. Open Sunday to Thursday 10am - 9pm and Friday to Saturday 10am - 10pm.

Halliday Rating

5 Red Stars

Unique Highlights

The estate also features the Boston Brewing Co, a family-run business utilising an 18-hectolitre system to produce a range of bright, smooth ales.

 

Willow Bridge Estate

Experience a hidden jewel of the breathtaking Ferguson Valley at this 5 Star Halliday rated winery and cellar door, producing vibrant, estate-grown wines, just 20 minutes inland from Bunbury.

  • Wine Variety:Grenache,Rosé,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Shiraz,Cabernet,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Merlot,Viognier,Sparkling,Tempranillo
  • Wine Region:Geographe
  • Open Days/times:CLOSED: Online orders only

Details

  • Cases Produced:20 000
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Brands:Dragonfly Series, Estate Series, Black Dog Shiraz
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Established:1997
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Geographe:Ferguson Valley
  • Vineyards:59 hectares
  • Winemaker:Kim Horton

Description

After an extensive search, Jeff and Vicki Dewar found their Ferguson Valley property, situated high on the western watershed of the Darling Ranges. In 1997 they planted vines on the picturesque, 180 hectare hillside property, which high rainfall, dry summer seasons and Marri soils to produce quality fruit for premium wine production. Respected Western Australian winemaker Rob Bowen joined the team in 1999.

The Wines

Wines are made under four labels; Dragonfly, Estate, Black Dog and Maris Sol. Varieties include Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Merlot, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, Cabernet Sauvignon and a Tempranillo Cabernet and a traditional method Blanc de Blancs.

Cellar Door

In the heart of one of Western Australia’s most picturesque wine areas, Ferguson Valley, join the friendly staff for a fun and informative wine tasting of the full wine range. There are also quirky wine accessories available for purchase. Open weekdays 11am - 5pm, and weekends 12pm - 5pm.

Halliday Rating

5 Red Stars

 

 

Windance Estate

Enjoy superb wines from one of Margaret River’s most awarded boutique producers at their relaxed, modern and child-friendly cellar door.

  • Open Days/times:10am - 5pm Everyday
  • Wine Variety:Chardonnay,Shiraz,Cabernet Sauvignon,Rosé,Topaque,Fortified,Cabernet,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Shiraz,Chenin Blanc,Merlot,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Cases Produced:3500
  • Vineyards:7.25 hectares
  • Winemaker:Tyke Wheatley
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Established:1998
  • Facilities:Cellar Door

Description

Windance Estate is a family owned and operated vineyard established by Drew and Rosemary Brent-White in 1998. The relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere allows the wine to do the talking. There’s a modern tasting bar, children’s playroom and outdoor seating for spectacular views over the vineyard.

A focus on sustainable land management and environmentally friendly viticultural practices produces their quality range of sparkling, white, red and fortified wines.

Winner of more than 10 trophies and 40 gold medals, Windance is one of the most successful small producers in the region. Award highlights include “Best West Australian Red” at the Perth Royal Wine Show, “Wine of Show” and “Best Cabernet” at the Margaret River Wine Show, “Best White Blend” at the Boutique Wine Awards and “Best White Blend” at the Qantas Mt Barker Wine Show.

Being a small, family business, bookings are requested for tasting groups of 6 or more people.

Windows Estate

Discover some of Margaret River’s most interesting artisan, single vineyard wines, made with ancient methods and minimal intervention, including a rare basket-pressed series.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:10am - 5pm Everyday
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Franc,Malbec,Petit Verdot,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Sparkling,Cabernet,Merlot Blend,Semillon,Syrah,Viognier,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Method Traditionale,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz

Details

  • Facilities:Kids Play Area,Dogs Welcome,Picnic Facilities,Wheelchair Access,Light Food,Organic (Certified),Cellar Door,Functions
  • Cases Produced:2500
  • Vineyards:6.3 hectares
  • Winemaker:Chris Davies
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes, ramp from car park into Cellar Door
  • Established:1996
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Margaret River:Yallingup

Description

Chris, Jo, Lucas and Violette Davies are a young West Australian family and the grape growers and artisan wine producers at Windows Estate.

All Windows Estate vines are cared for meticulously and dry block grown to ensure maximum concentration of flavours. Chris, a passionate viticulturist, completes every vineyard operation single-handedly. Apart from the very day the grapes are harvested, no one else is ever allowed to touch his vines!

In the winery, the preference is toward ancient, hand-processing methods with minimal use of machinery. As one of few remaining wineries still using a manual basket press, Window’s Estate Basket Pressed Cabernet Merlot, Basket Pressed Cabernet Sauvignon and Basket Pressed Shiraz are special propositions in Margaret River.

Sustainability is a key focus and over 60% of the Estate is reserved as natural bushland. Minimal intervention is employed in grape growing and winemaking processes and as a certified organic vineyard only organic fertilisers are used.

Cellar Door tastings are available daily. We also make our own pickles on site at our picklery, using locally grown produce. These can also be tasted and purchased at our cellar door. Cheese platters can be purchased to enjoy at the Estate. Being a small, family business, bookings are requested for tasting groups of 6 or more people.

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

Wines of Merritt

Low Intervention Margaret River Single Vineyard Small Batch Wines of Texture Vermentino Chenin blanc Cabernet franc.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Franc,Chenin Blanc,Vermentino
  • Open Days/times:No Cellar Door

Details

  • Established:2017
  • Winemaker:Nick James-Martin
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door

Description

Me, Nick (Maker) & Sarah (Master) make small batch, single vineyard, low-intervention wines of texture and character from Margaret River with left of centre varieties. We made a grand total of 600 dozen bottles in 2017 from 9.5 tonnes of Vermentino, Chenin & Cabernet Franc. We want to make our wines with a light touch, avoiding fining, filtering only if vital and being sensitive to the needs of the wines rather than imposing pre-existing recipes.

 

Woody Nook Wines

Surrounded by native forest just a few kilometres from the Indian Ocean, uncover highly-awarded boutique wines at one of Margaret River’s most the laid-back cellar doors and family-friendly cafés.

  • Open Days/times:7 days 10am-4.30pm
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chenin Blanc,Merlot,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Chardonnay,Fortified,Rosé,Tawny,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Tempranillo,Sparkling,Method Traditionale

Details

  • Facilities:Kids Play Area,Dogs Welcome,Functions,Cellar Door,Gallery,Restaurant,Light Food
  • Cases Produced:7500 cases
  • Vineyards:14.23 Hectares
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Established:1982
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Wednesday,Friday,Sunday,Tuesday,Thursday,Saturday,Holidays
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup

Description

Woody Nook prides itself on boutique winemaking that is laid back but highly awarded. In the past decade the wines have won more than 200 awards including 3 trophies and a bucketful of medals.

It all began in 1978 when original owners Jeff and Wynn Gallagher purchased a Margaret River property that was home to a saw mill with the intention of planting vines. The first cuttings were planted in 1982 and the first Woody Nook wines made in 1987 in a winery built solely from the native materials growing on the property. In 2000 Peter and Jane Bailey became owners.

The Wines

The range includes sweet to dry table wines made from Margaret River’s signature varieties alongside a few surprises including a Graciano, Tempranillo, Chenin Blanc and a Port.

Cellar Door

Woody Nook’s friendly cellar door offers complimentary wine tastings from 10am to 5pm daily. An onsite gift shop stocks a range of souvenirs and there is also the unique opportunity to “adopt a vine.”

The Food

Oozing with rustic, cozy charm, The Nookery Café seats up to 120 people and is set against an impressive backdrop of jarrah and marri forest with indoor and outdoor dining options to suit all seasons. The menu is classic and hearty and there are great options for kids, who will also love the playground and lawn area. Open for breakfast and lunch daily from 8.30am.

Unique Highlights

The owner’s former residence on the property is now available as a holiday rental, complete with breathtaking vineyard views and breakfast at the Nookery Café.

Halliday Rating

5 Black Stars

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