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Alkoomi Wines

This third generation property in Frankland River is one of WA’s largest family owned and operated wineries and produces superb cool-climate wines with cellar door and accommodation.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Franc,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Malbec,Merlot,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon,Shiraz,Viognier,Dessert,Rose,Merlot Cabernet,Muscat
  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Open Days/times:Daily 10am to 5pm. Closed Good Friday, the morning of ANZAC Day, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Details

  • Established:1971
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Facilities:Accommodation,Cellar Door
  • Great Southern:Frankland River
  • Cases Produced:52000 cases
  • Vineyards:106.16 hectares
  • Size & Year:Medium (50,000-499,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Located just outside of the town of Frankland River, the Alkoomi estate is part of a 1220 acre family property, settled in 1946 by Sandy’s grandparents.  The land was originally used for farming livestock and grain. In 1971, the first hectare of cabernet vines was planted and has since expanded to approximately 100ha and include shiraz, malbec, riesling and sauvignon blanc.  The stone-walled cellar door overlooks the vineyards to the south and the vast landscape beyond. Open seven days a week, from 10am - 5pm, the cellar door also serves as a function centre for weddings and other large events.

The wine labels each feature the iconic Australian Grass Tree, and the icon wines are named after native Australian timbers: Wandoo, Blackbutt, Melaleuca and Jarrah.

The Wines
Winemaker Andrew Cherry has been with the Hallett family since 2010 and has amassed an impressive collection of medals, trophies and high scores for the Alkoomi wines.  The portfolio contains three separate ranges, the Icon wines (the best from each vintage), the Black Label wines (intended for mid-long term cellaring, premium fruit), and the White Label wines (intended for early drinking, short term cellaring). Varieties include riesling, sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, cabernet, malbec, shiraz and a selection of sweet wines (muscat, late harvest and a rose).

Wine Tasting
Taste the wines at the family run cellar door.

Unique Highlights
Alkoomi offers guest chalet accommodation on the property. 

Halliday Rating
Five Red Stars

Arthur Wines

Discover Rob and Tash Arthur’s handmade, small-batch Margaret River fortified wines, made with rustic methods for wine enthusiasts who are curious to try something new.

  • Wine Variety:Semillon Chardonnay,Shiraz,Tempranillo,Fortified,Muscat
  • Open Days/times:Cellar Door by appointment only
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Established:2010
  • Size & Year:Established 2001 - 2010
  • Facilities:Appointment Only
  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe
  • Brands:Arthur
  • Winemaker:Tash & Rob Arthur

Description

Established in 2010 by Rob and Tash Arthur, Arthur Wines specialises in making fortified wines in the heart of the Margaret River wine region. Winemaker Tash developed a keen interest in fortified wines whilst working in Portugal and Rutherglen and Rob previously worked at Leeuwin estate.

The main wines, named ‘Glass Slipper’ and ‘Ruby Slipper’, are made with premium, mostly handpicked fruit, fermented with the addition of brandy spirit and aged on lees in Cognac barrels.

The estate produce 'Glass Slipper', a white fortified made with handpicked Chardonnay and Semillon and aged on lees in Cognac barrels. A Muscat is made too.

Wines are available at selected outlets across the state. Cellar door by appointment only.

 

Bridgetown Winery

Situated on the Black River just 9km from Bridgetown townsite, handcrafted Shiraz, Cabernet, Sparkling and Fortified wines can be tasted at the cellar door, by appointment only.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Muscat,Port,Ruby Port,Shiraz,Sparkling Shiraz,Sparkling,Fortified
  • Wine Region:Blackwood River Valley
  • Open Days/times:Open by appointment most days 10am - 5pm

Details

  • Established:2003
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Vineyards:2 acres

Description

Bridgetown Winery is a stunning 14 acre property sitting alongside the Blackwood River.

Shiraz wines are produced from grapes grown on the property. Any other grape varieties used are from vineyards in the Blackwood Valley. The tawny and ruby ports are produced from Shiraz grapes grown on the property.

Priding itself on producing low-intervention wines, all fertilisers are certified organic and fining of the wine is done by filtering and animal products are not part of the fining process.

Wines were previously produced in the Estate’s pump shed until the winery expanded and opened a cellar door in 2014. The Cellar door is open by appointment only on most days from 10am to 5pm.
 

Cape Naturaliste Vineyard

A boutique winemaker focused on bio-dynamic philosophies, located in a 19th century coach house that was originally an inn for horse and cart travellers between Perth and Margaret River.

  • Wine Variety:Shiraz,Rose,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Merlot,Muscat,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:10:30am - 5pm Everyday

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Dogs Welcome
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Cases Produced:5000
  • Vineyards:10.7 hectares
  • Winemaker:Bruce Dukes, Craig Brent-White
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Established:1997

Description

The historic property was originally a primary stop for travellers journeying between Perth and Margaret River on horse and buggy, a trip taking about three days. Some years later it became a dairy property. During this time whalers who moored their ships in the sheltered waters of Smith’s Beach would visit to purchase vegetables grown in the valley’s alluvial soils.

In 1970 the surrounding land was discovered to be rich in mineral sands and was purchased by a mining company. Prior to operations beginning, the government declared the land a national park, prohibiting any mining. In 1980 the property was purchased by winemaker Craig Brent-White. Vines were planted in 1997. 

THE WINES
The valley's rich variety of soil types and coastal aspect give the wines character and depth. This is accentuated by the bio-dynamic philosophies the vineyard follows to take advantage of the property’s soils, maritime location and abundance of clean ocean air from the Roaring Forties. (Strong westerly winds found in the Southern Hemisphere.)

The vineyard is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. The red wines are made in a traditional style for age-ability. The wines have won many awards, with a highlight being the Torpedo Rocks Cabernet Merlot 2009 being named Best Red from a Single Vineyard at London’s International Wine & Spirits competition in 2011.

The Cellar Door is open daily.

 

Halliday Rating

4.5 Black Stars

Castle Rock Estate

Enjoy stunning views of the Porongurups and superb cool climate wines at the cellar door, home to wine judge and winemaker Rob Diletti, awarded James Halliday’s Winemaker of the Year in 2014.

  • Wine Variety:Shiraz,Sparkling,Muscat,Sauvignon Blanc,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Pinot Noir,Riesling
  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Open Days/times:Sat & Sun 10am to 5pm

Details

  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday
  • Facilities:Functions,Cellar Door
  • Great Southern:Porongurup
  • Cases Produced:4500 cases
  • Vineyards:11.2 hectares
  • Winemaker:Robert Diletti
  • Established:1983

Description

Quietly spoken and considered winemaker Rob Diletti is renowned for his ability to coax the best from every parcel of fruit and vineyard that he handles, and for producing wines that year after year amass an unbelievable amount of high reviews, trophies and medals. Rob is also an extremely well-regarded and sought-after wine judge at shows around Australia, and contract winemaker for a large number of estates in and around the Porongurup sub-region. 

Castle Rock Estate was founded in the Porongroups in 1983 and from humble beginnings has grown into a 55ha property. 

The Wines
The riesling, pinot noir and shiraz are the heroes of the Castle Rock range. The rieslings have proven themselves to be exceedingly well suited to long-term cellaring, but are still approachable in their youth thanks to the white floral characterics of the Porongurup sub-region.  The pinot noir is famed for its consistency and silky, red cherry fruit, and the cool climate syrah is a shining light for the style.  Other wines include sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, cabernet franc, merlot and a dessert wine.

Wine Tasting
The cellar door features expansive views of the Porongurup range, and is open 7 days, 10am - 5pm.

Halliday Rating
5 Red Star

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.

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

Details

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

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.

Ducketts Mill

Wine from Ducketts Mill and more than 40 varieties of Denmark Farmhouse Cheese, all produced by Ross and Dallas Lewis, can be tasted at the homely cellar door in picturesque Scotsdale Valley.

  • Wine Variety:Rose,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Muscat,Port,Riesling,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Fortified,Sparkling,Cabernet,Chardonnay,Merlot
  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door & Shop: Everyday 10am to 5pm

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Great Southern:Denmark
  • Cases Produced:800 cases
  • Vineyards:8 hectares
  • Winemaker:Harewood Estate (James Kellie)
  • Established:1997
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Light Food

Description

The land on which the Ducketts Mill winery is located started out with a small 5 acre planting of riesling, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc. Additional plantings have increased the total vineyard area to 18 acres. 

Combining their love for cheese and wine, Ross and Dallas Lewis run a homely cellar door nestled in the lush Scotsdale Valley.  Set in an old timber farmstead and overlooking the vineyard, visitors can settle back and enjoy cheese platters matched to the cool-climate wines from the estate in Denmark. 

There are more than 40 varieties of cheese made under the Denmark Farmhouse Cheese brand and everything is made from locally sourced dairy produce. Left over milk is used to make ice-cream and fudge.

The Wines
Winemaker James Kellie is responsible for the concise collection of wines at Duckett’s Mill.  Sauvignon blanc, riesling, semillon, chardonnay, merlot, cabernet sauvignon and franc are all grown on the estate vineyards.  There is also a small collection of fortified wines, which are well-matched to the generous cheese and meat platters.

Wine Tasting
All wines and cheeses are available for tasting at the cellar door on Scotsdale Road from Monday to Sunday, 10-5.

Unique Highlights
Cheese, jam, chutney, fudge, premium home-made ice-cream and wines are all made at Duckett’s Mill and are available for purchase at the cellar door.

Ferngrove Wines

Situated within the picturesque, undulating lands of Frankland River amidst farmland, forest and olive groves, this grand cellar door showcases a broad range of award-winning regional wines.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Shiraz,Cabernet Merlot,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Muscat,Rose,Semillon,Mourvedre,Sparkling,Malbec,Merlot,Pinot Noir,Sauvignon Blanc
  • Wine Region:Great Southern

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Great Southern:Frankland River
  • Vineyards:340 hectares
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,BBQ Facilities,Picnic Facilities

Description

Located in Frankland River 90 kilometres from the coast amidst the Great Southern’s valleys and slopes, the Ferngrove site was selected in 1998. The vineyard is nestled in undulating farmland surrounded by olive groves, wheat, sheep and cattle which enable a sheltered environment to grow grapes, while it still receives the cooling ocean influence for elegant fruit.

Ferngrove Wines are known for their intense flavour, fine acid and tannins that are truly reflective of the Frankland River region style. A range of varieties are produced across multiple price brackets, delivering value at each level. Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz and Cabernet blends are the focus.

The winery is also the site of one of Australia’s largest winery solar power systems, using 696 panels to power all of its operations.

Wine Tasting

The grand Ferngrove Wines cellar door is situated among the stunning Stirling Ranges in Frankland River. Wine tastings are offered daily from 10am – 4pm.

Halliday Rating

4.5 Stars

 

 

 

Fishbone Wines

Taste 20+ wines from three premier WA wine regions and enjoy contemporary Japanese dining at this modern cellar door, centrally located within the Margaret River region.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Merlot,Method Traditionale,Muscat,Port,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Semillon,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Shiraz Cabernet,Tempranillo,Verdelho,Sparkling,Fortified,Rose
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:7 days 10-4

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Established:2015
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Restaurant
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Cases Produced:20 000
  • Vineyards:5
  • Winemaker:Stuart Pearce
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 2011 - 2019

Description

Set on 165 acres, Fishbone Cellar Door and Japanese Restaurant is part of Fishbone Wines farm and planted with Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Tempranillo. The vineyard setting is typical to the Margaret River region, north facing with a combination of loam and sandy pea gravel with a well-drained soil structure. The focus is on stripped back, raw quality winemaking, which is what the Fishbone symbol represents.

Wine Tasting

The modest and contemporary cellar door space – with striking aquarium – is open daily, offering complimentary tastings of over 20 different wines, sourced from WA’s leading wine regions Margaret River, Frankland River and Geographe.

The Food

Grab a bite at the onsite Japanese Restaurant, serving up traditionally inspired dishes to share. On the move? There is take-away sushi available too. Bookings are recommended.

Gralyn Estate

The prestigious wines of this boutique and treasured regional pioneer can only be discovered at its state of the art cellar door, also the home of Margaret River’s original fortified wine range.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Dessert,Cabernet,Cabernet Sauvignon,Port,Rose,Shiraz,Cabernet Shiraz,Chardonnay,Muscat,Ruby Port,Fortified

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Established:1975
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Cases Produced:3000
  • Vineyards:4.5
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

In 1975, local couple Merilyn and Graham Hutton (a teacher and dairy farmer) decided to diversify their cattle farm, planting a 4.5 hectare vineyard on their property. Ingenuity was paramount in those early days as they became self-tutored vignerons and winemakers, building their winery ‘on the cheap’ by hand, from local resources. In 1978, they named their venture Gralyn, a combination of both their Christian names.

New generations of the family are at the helm of winemaking and viticulture these days, growing highly sought-after wines from their non-irrigated, mature vineyard, located 3km from the coast.

The Wines
Organically made, the wine range focuses on full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay with strength and finesse. Gralyn Estate also made the region’s first range of fortifieds, which it has continued since 1978. The current selection includes flavours such as coffee, ruby chocolate and white chocolate. Traditionalists will love the Rare Tawny, Muscats and Vintage Ports which have been judged as some of Australia’s finest.

Wine Tasting
Complimentary tastings of the wine range are available daily from a state of the art cellar door, which is surrounded with stunning vineyard views. Sold only through the cellar door or online, this is a truly unique opportunity to discover a secret treasure of Margaret River wine. Open daily, 10.30am-4.30pm.

Happs Wines

Established in 1978, Happs is a Margaret River wine pioneer, offering the region’s largest selection of grape varieties and an inviting, rustic mud-brick cellar door and pottery gallery

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Chardonnay,Muscat,Pinot Noir,Semillon,Shiraz,Verdelho,Grenache,Sparkling Rose,Sparkling,Rose,Dessert,Pinot Chardonnay,Sauvignon Blanc 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 Wines has delighted visitors from near and far at their warm and rustic cellar door for over 35 years. Their aim to provide a wine for every palate is reflected in their extensive portfolio and willingness to break convention in terms of the size of their range and number of wine varieties within it.

The Wines
Happs Wines produces more than thirty grape varieties, all made from estate-grown fruit at two Margaret River vineyards. The northern Dunsborough vineyard enjoys a warmer growing season of rich and ripe qualities, while the southern ‘Three Hills’ property brings cooler-climate elegance and finesse. The wine range includes sweet, dry, preservative free, fortified, rare varietal, verjuice and more.

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 not flashy, minimalistic or modern, just warm and inviting. The surroundings feel homely and the cellar door staff offer a friendly, educated approach to explain the extensive portfolio of wines.

Culinary Experiences
Grab 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 located onsite 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 two young teachers named Erl and Ros Happ were inspired by the notion that world-class wines might be produced in the Margaret River region. At the time, new grape varieties were becoming more readily available in WA and this encouraged the couple to not only plant the usual cultivars that became a mark of the region but to experiment with unusual selections that presented more risk. This pioneering spirit has paid off. Since 1978, Happs Wines has become a hallmark of combining science and art to create unique wines of distinctive quality, with a loyal following.

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

Harvey River Estate

Harvey River Estate is set on the banks of the Harvey River and is also home to the iconic “Big Orange”. The cellar door is open daily for wine tastings and sales from 10am to 4pm.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Merlot,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon,Shiraz,Rose,Cabernet,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Shiraz,Muscat,Pinot Noir,Port,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Shiraz Cabernet
  • Wine Region:Geographe
  • Open Days/times:7 days 10am to 4pm

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Wheelchair Access
  • Established:1999
  • Geographe:Harvey
  • Vineyards:18.5 hectares
  • Winemaker:Stuart Pierce
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Small (5,000-49,999 cases)
  • Cases Produced:20,000
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes

Description

Harvey River Estate is a family owned winery located in the acclaimed Geographe wine region of south-west Western Australia.

The family have a long and significant history in the south-west's agricultural industry with the original farm dating back to the early 1900s when the current owner's father emigrated from Italy and planted citrus a large citrus orchard. Over the following years the farm grew and the business diversified to also include sheep and cattle. Of course, like many of Italian migrants, the family made their own wines.

From humble beginnings, the second generation evolved the winery business from vineyards into wine production under the Harvey River Estate label in 1999. The first commercial vintage was produced in 2000 and the business went on to be awarded the Jimmy Watson award for its 2009 Joseph River Cabernet. 

In 2015 a new cellar door, warehouse and administration building was built on the banks of the Harvey River, being only 50m from the original cellar door which allowed access to the now famous ‘Big Orange’ on Third Street to be retained.

The Harvey River Estate vineyards are just 800m away on Fifth Street, with almost 50 acres under vine planted to Chardonnay, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. 

The Harvey River Estate cellar door is open daily from 10am - 4pm.

Hay Shed Hill

Enjoy 25+ wines & the south-west’s greatest selection of European cheese at the charming, cellar door of this Margaret River pioneer, and then indulge in amazing Spanish tapas at Rustico restaurant.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Chardonnay,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Cabernet Franc,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Botrytis Riesling,Cabernet Sauvignon,Muscat,Petit Verdot,Riesling,Sangiovese,Dessert,Rose,Sparkling

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Breakfast Open:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Functions,Gallery,Restaurant,Dogs Welcome
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Cases Produced:24 000
  • Vineyards:18.55
  • Winemaker:Michael Kerrigan
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Hay Shed Hill is one of a small and prestigious group of pioneer vineyards that have established Margaret River's reputation as a world-class wine producing region. Located in the heart of the Wilyabrup Valley, the premier sub-region of Margaret River, the winery produces single vineyard wines that express the character of this outstanding site. 

Respected winemaker Michael Kerrigan has been at the helm since 2006 and his approach has seen this quiet-achieving pioneer rise to new ranks of critical acclaim. The name Hay Shed Hill was given to the estate in the 1980s, named after the hay shed that remains on the historic World War II group settlement property.

Wine Tasting
One of Margaret River’s more extensive ranges, over 30 wines can be tasted in the Cellar Door daily including Margaret River’s regional classics; Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc Semillon blends, plus some surprises like Tempranillo and Malbec.

The Food
Popular Spanish restaurant, Rustico operates its south-west site from Hay Shed Hill, serving up award-winning tapas, share plates and Mediterranean fare from 11am-5pm daily. The generously priced 6 course tapas degustation with optional wine pairing is the most popular choice for diners. (And with good reason!)

Unique Highlights
Locals may think of Hay Shed Hill for its deli, serving epic pizzas and the region’s largest selection of European cheese. These are available daily too.

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

Hidden River Estate

Select a glass of premium wine and dine over lunch from a creative, local-ingredient filled menu, set with stunning views of the ancient Karri forest and picturesque surrounds of Pemberton.

  • Wine Variety:Pinot Noir,Sauvignon Blanc,Muscat,Port,Riesling,Shiraz,Dessert,Fortified,Sparkling,Cabernet,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Classic Dry White,Merlot,Method Traditionale
  • Wine Region:Southern Forests
  • Open Days/times:Wed to Sun 10am to 4pm

Details

  • Vineyards:2 hectares
  • Winemaker:Brenden Smith, Coby Ladwig, Phil Goldring
  • Established:1994
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Lunch Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Cases Produced:1000 cases
  • Facilities:Functions,Cellar Door,Dogs Welcome,Kids Play Area,Wheelchair Access,Restaurant
  • Wheelchair Access:Wheelchair access to cellar door, toilets and outdoor dining.

Description

Owners Ardal and Sue made a seachange from Perth to Pemberton with their two children in 2014. Ardal's 30 years of experience as a chef contributed greatly to the design and refurbishment of the estate's beautiful restaurant where he spends most of his time when not in the vineyard and gardens with Sue.

Only 3km from the Pemberton township, the vineyard at Hidden River Estate was established in 1994 and is situated on rich Karri loam soil. The vines have consistently produced exceptional berries from which the wines are produced, imbibed with the distinct fruit characters of the terroir and climate of cool nights and warm summer days.

The Wines

The wines are labelled with iconic illustrations by Art Nouveau artist Alphonse Mucha and reflect the sophistication and elegance of Hidden River wines and are a celebration of nature and beauty. Varieties include an Unwooded Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Wooded Chardonnay, Sweet Chardonnay, Rose and Merlot. Wines are available for tasting and purchase at the estate's charming cellar door, open Wednesday to Sunday 10am - 4pm.

The Food

Overlooking the giant Karri trees of Pemberton, Chef-owner Ardal has continued a theme of nature and beauty through his menus, capturing the spectrum of tastes, flavours and fragrance from the regional produce.  He believes in genuine honest food which can come from traditional recipes as well as the new and novel approaches. His well-crafted dishes combine the art of taste with the knowledge of cooking.

Open Wednesday to Sunday from 10am - 4pm. 

 

Howard Park Wines

Proudly family-owned, Howard Park is the home of sparkling wine in West Australia & a champion of the cool climate Great Southern & world-renowned Margaret River wine regions.

  • Wine Variety:Brut,Cabernet,Sparkling,Pinot Noir,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Sparkling Cuvee,Sparkling Rose,Fortified,Dessert,Rose,Cabernet Shiraz,Method Traditionale,Muscat,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
  • Open Days/times:7 days 10am-5pm
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Facilities:Wheelchair Access,Functions,Cellar Door,Kids Play Area,Picnic Facilities
  • Winemaker:Janice McDonald, Mark Bailey
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Medium (50,000-499,999 cases)
  • Brands:Howard Park Wines
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes. Disabled parking, no stairs, wheelchair-friendly walkways, disabled wheelchair-friendly bathrooms
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Established:1986
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays

Description

Since 1986 Howard Park has handcrafted wines of provenance and elegance.

The Howard Park cellar door is a must-see destination in Margaret River, as one of the foremost architectural buildings in the region. The visitor experience is the culmination of one family’s vision, two generations, two wine regions and four vineyards.

Howard Park is the biggest producer of sparkling wines in West Australia, and the only winery in Margaret River to make Champagne-method in-house.

The winery was commended for its architecture by the Royal Australian Institute of Architects in 2000, and judged among the nation’s top 12 buildings by The Sydney Morning Herald. It incorporates traditional Feng shui principles with a contemporary Australian aesthetic.

Calling two wine regions home – Margaret River and Great Southern – has allowed Howard Park to emerge as an Australian leader in crafting Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir and methode traditionelle sparkling wines.

This breadth of wine and commitment to pursuing the highest quality fruit makes Howard Park one of the most memorable tasting experiences in Margaret River. Visits are unique & comprehensive in their multi-regional approach.

Set on 138 hectares of vines and native bushland, less than 5 minutes from the town of Cowaramup, the property is a spectacular place to witness the changing of the seasons. The meandering driveway reveals the striking winery building, nestled among native Marri & Jarrah trees.

The Cellar Door itself is surrounded by spacious lawn areas, where guests are invited join one of many annual events, or bring a picnic, borrow a blanket, a bocce set and enjoy a glass of wine under the sun.

Jingalla Wines

Discover the wines of charismatic duo, Shelley and Barry Coad, who grow distinct Great Southern styles (that sell out quickly) from their high altitude vineyard by the Porongurup Range.

  • Wine Variety:Sparkling,Cabernet,Fortified,Cabernet Sauvignon,Muscat,Riesling,Shiraz,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
  • Open Days/times:Appointment only
  • Wine Region:Great Southern

Details

  • Great Southern:Porongurup
  • Cases Produced:2000 cases
  • Vineyards:9 hectares
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Appointment Only
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Jingalla Wines is situated on the northern slopes of the Porongurup Range with a 450 metre elevation, 50km north of Albany. Established by Geoff and Nita Clarke in 1979, 'Jingalla' is an Aboriginal term meaning moon or crescent shape, which describes the shape of the property, below the granite domes of the Porongurup National Park. Now owned and operated by Barry and Shelley Coad, the vineyard enjoys deep granitic loam soils, a high average rainfall and a refreshing, green climate, ensuring a consistent high quality of fruits and wines.

The Wines

Enjoy the distinctive varietal and regional characteristics of Jingalla's Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, Tawny Port and Muscat.

Cellar Door

The cellar door is open by appointment only. When new vintages are released at the start of each year, walk-in visitors are welcomed. Contact Jinjalla Wines for details.

 

Lentedal Wines

A bespoke family-owned winery based in Margaret River’s warmer Carbunup area, making generous, fruit-expressive wines with a small-batch, minimal additive approach.

  • Open Days/times:No cellar door
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Muscat,Pinot Gris,Shiraz,Tempranillo
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Established:2015
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 2011 - 2019
  • Margaret River:Carbunup
  • Brands:Lentedal Wines

Description

Located in Carbunup, a warmer area of Margaret River, the Lentedal estate is owned and operated by David Hann and his family. Covered by rust red laterite soils, Lentedal's premium grapes reflect the region's unique terroir and produce wines with pronounced fruit expression. The wines are made with natural fermentation and minimal additives.

Lentedal Wines makes Margaret River classics Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and a Blanc de Blancs Sparkling, along with Moscato, Tempranillo and Nebbiolo. 

Lenteda Winel's cellar door is under construction. In the meantime, wines can be purchased online or at various stockists throughout Western Australia. 

Mandalay Estate

Set amid the rolling hills of Glen Mervyn in the scenic Preston Valley, majestic, centuries old Blackbutt trees flank the entrance to this husband and wife run winery and cellar door.

  • Wine Variety:Shiraz,Cabernet,Cabernet Shiraz,Muscat,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Dessert,Fortified,Riesling,Chardonnay,Zinfandel,Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Wine Region:Geographe
  • Open Days/times:7 days 11am to 5pm

Details

  • Geographe:Donnybrook
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Micro (1-999 cases)
  • Cases Produced:600
  • Facilities:Dogs Welcome,Cellar Door
  • Established:1997
  • Vineyards:4.2 hectares
  • Winemaker:Peter Stanlake, John Griffiths

Description

Bernice and Tony O’Connell planted their first vines in 1997 on the site of an old blue gum plantation on a farm that had been in the same family since the 1890s.

All wine is made from the estate’s 4.2 hectare vineyard and includes Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon,  Zinfandel, Durif, Chardonnay, Riesling, Moscato, Port and Muscat Liqueur. The family philosophy is hands on in the vineyard and minimal intervention in the winemaking. which allows the fruit to express itself in the bottle. Mandalay Estate has won a number  of awards over the years including a four-star rating by James Halliday in the 2014 wine companion and Best Cabernet Sauvignon in the 2017 Geographe wine show. The cellar door is open 7 days a week 11am to 5pm. Always a good idea to phone first 97 322006.
 

Mount Trio Vineyard

A pristine vineyard on the slopes beside the Porongurup National Park, where long-time Great Southern winemaker Gavin Berry and wife Gill Graham grow highly-awarded Riesling, Shiraz and Pinot Noir.

  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Chardonnay,Muscat,Pinot Noir,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Merlot,Rose
  • Open Days/times:Appointment Only

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Appointment Only
  • Cases Produced:~3000 cases
  • Vineyards:8 hectares
  • Winemaker:Gavin Berry, Andrew Vesey, Caitlin Gazey
  • Established:1989
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases)
  • Great Southern:Porongurup

Description

One of a handful of vineyards that back onto the Porongurup range, Mount Trio was planted in 1989 by Gavin Berry and Gill Graham. The vineyard is positioned on north-facing slopes with gravel loam soils, offering ideal growing conditions for the property’s Riesling, Pinot Noir and Shiraz; three varieties that perform best in the Porongurup region. The vines are managed with chemical-free viticulture practices.

Mount Trio takes its name from one of the peaks of the Stirling ranges. Winemaker Gavin Berry has worked over 25 vintages in the Great Southern region, with major roles as Chief Winemaker at Plantagenet and West Cape Howe Wines.

Visits to the vineyard can be arranged by appointment only.

Halliday Rating

4.5 Stars

 

Palmer Wines

Enjoy the serenity, highly awarded wine range and cool, modern Asian cuisine of this Margaret River pioneer’s Tuscan-inspired cellar door, just minutes from Dunsborough.

  • Wine Variety:Semillon,Shiraz Cabernet,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Malbec,Merlot,Muscat,Sauvignon Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Sparkling,Brut,Cabernet Merlot
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: 10am to 5pm, daily. Restaurant:Lunch 12pm onwards, Thursday to Monday. Dinner 6pm onwards, Friday & Saturday.
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday
  • Facilities:Restaurant,Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cases Produced:6000 cases
  • Established:1977
  • Vineyards:51 hectares
  • Winemaker:Mark Warren
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Dinner Open:Friday,Saturday
  • Margaret River:Yallingup

Description

With a trophy cabinet of over 50 national and international awards, this Margaret River winemaking pioneer has come quite some way since its establishment in 1977. Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon blends and Shiraz are the focus, with winemaking and viticulture headed by Mark Warren, and select wines made by local legends Clive Otto and Bruce Dukes.

Cellar Door

Complimentary tastings of the wine range are available daily 10am – 5pm. Wines are also available by the glass to enjoy on the verandah and make the most of the vineyard’s serenity. Palmer Wines Cellar Door is located nearby Dunsborough.

The Food

Open for lunch daily, the Palmer Wines Restaurant is known for its modern Asian cuisine, served in their eye-catching, Tuscan style restaurant. As critic of The West Australian, Rob Broadfield says, “if you like Apple Daily or, further afield, Chin Chin or Longrain, you’ll love Palmer.” Chef Ross Tyre selects WA grown produce to create his menu of share plate dining. 

Halliday Rating 

5 Red Stars

 

 

 

 

St. Aidan Wines

A delightful boutique Vineyard beside the Ferguson River with, child-friendly lawns, a rammed-earth Cellar Door Restaurant and Events Centre with a 'bud to bottle' focus to produce award-winning wines

  • Wine Variety:Semillon,Cabernet,Cabernet Merlot,Tempranillo,Fortified,Sparkling,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Muscat,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
  • Wine Region:Geographe
  • Open Days/times:Mon - Fri 11am to 4pm, Weekends 11am to 5pm

Details

  • Cases Produced:1500
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes
  • Facilities:Functions,Wheelchair Access,Picnic Facilities,Restaurant,Light Food,Cellar Door,Kids Play Area,BBQ Facilities
  • Cellar Door Open:Wednesday,Holidays,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Thursday
  • Lunch Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Holidays,Tuesday
  • Geographe:Ferguson Valley
  • Vineyards:2.6 hectares
  • Winemaker:Mark Messenger
  • Established:1996

Description

The 10 hectare property was purchased in 1991 by Phil and Mary Smith, who wished to partake in horticulture from a base nearby Bunbury where Phil works as an anaesthetist. The property was planted with citrus trees and table grapes, before they made the exciting progression to wine grapes on the estate in 1997. Subsequent plantings ensued . With focus on extraction and blending to craft the perfect wine, with minimal impact the team at Saint Aidan aim to create 'Art in a Bottle'. 

Home grown varietals include Chardonnay, Cabernet, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat, Malbec and Tempranillo.

Cellar Door

Nestled between the Sauvignon and Semillon vines and the Ferguson River is the rammed earth Cellar Door Restaurant. The building was sympathetically designed to blend in with the surroundings and reflect the design of the neighbouring Church from where the estate takes its name. Saint Aidan's award-winning wines can be sampled Monday to Friday 11am - 4pm, and weekends 11am - 5pm. A large range of homemade preserves like ‘Grandmas Tomato Relish’ are also available to purchase, as is a range of artwork from regional artists.

The Food

The Cellar Door Restaurant Menu focuses on the best seasonal offerings, using local ingredients wherever possible for soups, mains and sumptious desserts. The recently refurbished space can seat up to 60 guests in climate controlled comfort.

There are also picnic and gas barbecue facilities under the Peppermint trees at the estate, on the banks of the Ferguson River with plenty of space and family cricket games are welcomed!

St Aidan Wines also hosts a variety of Events throughout the year from their Summer Film on the Ferguson Outdoor Cinema to the iconic Annual Tempranillo Tasting Day in August.

The 150 seat Function Centre adjacent to the Cellar Door is an ideal Venue for Weddings, Corporate or other Special Events.

Stella Bella Wines

Known widely for its adventurous and exciting southern-Margaret River wines, which can be tasted or enjoyed by the glass at a charming, centrally-located and dog-friendly cellar door just out of town.

  • Wine Variety:Shiraz,Sangiovese,Tempranillo,Cabernet Merlot,Muscat,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Merlot,Pinot Gris,Rose,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Shiraz Cabernet
  • Open Days/times:Mon to Sun 10am to 5pm
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday
  • Established:1997
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Picnic Facilities
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Medium (50,000-499,999 cases)
  • Vineyards:87.9 hectares
  • Winemaker:Luke Jolliffe
  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe
  • Cases Produced:50,000 cases

Description

Stella Bella began in 1996 from a fusion of two of the region’s great wine minds, Stuart Pym and Janice McDonald.  With the aim to craft wines that would rival Australia’s best, in 1999 the first 200 cases of barrel-aged Semillon Sauvignon Blanc were highly successful and the winery has flourished ever since. These days winemaking is headed by Luke Joliffe, and viticulture by Steve Martin.

Stella Bella crafts wine under five labels from its four vineyards located throughout southern Margaret River. The south of the region is known for its longer, cooler ripening period, producing wines with higher natural acidity, delicate precision and femininity, reminiscent of a “cool climate” wine style.

The Wines
Stella Bella first shot to fame with its Suckfizzle, a Bordeaux-inspired Semillon Sauvignon Blanc blend. In addition to making Margaret River’s usual suspects, the winery pushes new frontiers with its sangiovese rosé, a small-batch pinot gris and sweet moscato. The wines are made in small batches enabling the winemakers enhance the best characteristics of each fruit parcel to make unique, quality wines.

Wine Tasting
Stella Bella operates from a charming little cellar door on Rosa Brook Road just minutes from Margaret River town. The full wine range can be tasted, plus visitors can enjoy wine by the glass and BYO picnic options. Group tastings can be arranged in advance.

Dogs are welcome at the estate grounds but must be kept on a lead for their own safety.

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

Vineyard 28

Experience the 'little Italy' of the Geographe region through Italian varieties of Arneis, Dolcetto Freddo and rare Nebbiolo wines at this estate, operated passionately by the Cumbers family.

  • Wine Variety:Arneis,Dolcetto,Nebbiolo,Pignoletto,Muscat,Cabernet Sauvignon,Muscat a Petits Grains Rosa,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Fiano
  • Open Days/times:Cellar Door Online only at present
  • Wine Region:Geographe

Details

  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Brands:VIneyard 28
  • Wheelchair Access:Wheel Chair Access
  • Vineyards:14 acres
  • Winemaker:Mark Cumbers
  • Cases Produced:Greater than 1000
  • Facilities:BBQ Facilities,Picnic Facilities,Cellar Door,Gallery,Dogs Welcome,Wheelchair Access
  • Geographe:Harvey
  • Established:1998

Description

Back in 1989, a Kiwi girl named Pip met a West Aussie boy named Mark whilst working in Melbourne. The two shared a love of all things to do with wine, and in 1997 relocated to WA, purchasing a 10 acre property near Harvey (that was later named Vineyard 28). Some twenty years later, the property now boasts an extensive vineyard planted with mostly Italian varieties.

'28' is the colloquial name for the Port Lincoln Ringneck, a local parrot, due to their contact call, a whistled "twenty-eight". When planting the first vines, these cheeky birds were a little too helpful, thus it was decided to take their name for the property.

The Wines

Enjoy Italian varieties - Arneis, Dolcetto, Moscato and Nebbiolo wines alongside classic Sauvignon Blanc Semillonand Cabernet Sauvignon.

Cellar Door  - currently closed to visitors due to the Coronavirus

It was a family effort to create the cellar door, built from Lake Clifton limestone in 2005. Brimming with colour, vibrancy and of course, wine, the cellar door offers friendly tastings of lesser seen Pietmonese grape varieties and is open daily from 10am - 5pm.

For $2.00 per person you can sample the range of wines. Or take the time to enjoy a Grazing & Tasting Experience, 4 wine samples of your choice from the range accompanied by a grazing board of local produce.

The cellar door also features a spacious picnic area and barbecue facilities for a BYO lunch, and a unique collection of colourful Patchwork Quilts and works by local artists.  

 

West Cape Howe Wines

Taste the dynamic range of one of Western Australia’s most popular wine brands, named James Halliday’s ‘Best Value Winery’ in Australia (2016), located in the heart of Mount Barker.

  • Wine Variety:Shiraz,Sparkling,Pinot Noir,Sangiovese,Cabernet Malbec,Chenin Blanc,Malbec,Muscat,Fortified,Rose,Tempranillo,Pinot Gris,Vermentino,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Mon to Fri 10am to 5pm, Sat & Sun 11am to 4pm
  • Wine Region:Great Southern

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday
  • Facilities:Functions,BBQ Facilities,Light Food,Picnic Facilities,Cellar Door
  • Vineyards:310 hectares
  • Great Southern:Mount Barker
  • Cases Produced:60000 cases
  • Size & Year:Medium (50,000-499,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Founded in 1997, West Cape Howe quickly grew a reputation as one of Western Australia’s most popular wine brands and was named Australia’s ‘Best Value Winery’ by James Halliday in 2016.

Wines are grown at two estate vineyards, the most significant being their Langton Vineyard, one of the Great Southern Region’s earliest planted vineyards, established in Mount Barker in 1978. This site grows Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling and Shiraz and has produced many trophy winning wines. The vineyards are managed with a holistic approach and use of natural management practices where possible. The wines are made at West Cape Howe’s state-of-the-art winery in Mount Barker.

Four tiers of wines are made representing a broad selection of regional hero varieties with a few surprises too.

Located 45 minutes north of Albany, the West Cape Howe Cellar Door offers wine tastings daily from 10am to 5pm on weekdays and 11am to 4pm on weekends.

Halliday Rating

5 Red Stars

 

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