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Pinot Gris Wine Variety Wineries in South West

Wineries in Australias South West


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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.

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

Details

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

 

Bunkers Wines

Enjoy a classic, all occasions wine range created with a wide selection of styles that most palates will enjoy in honour of Margaret River’s favourite assets; wine and surf.

  • Open Days/times:No Cellar Door
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Chardonnay,Pinot Gris,Rosé,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Shiraz,Tempranillo,Cabernet Merlot,Sparkling

Details

  • Brands:Bunkers
  • Cases Produced:5500 cases
  • Established:2010
  • Vineyards:34 hectares
  • Winemaker:Severine Logan, Brian Fletcher
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Margaret River:Yallingup

Description

Taking their name from Bunker Bay in the stunning Cape Naturaliste peninsula located at the north of the Margaret River wine region, Bunkers Wines forms part of Calneggia Family Vineyards. The all-occasions wines combine two of Margaret River’s most beloved attractions: surfing and wine.

A wide range of varieties are made to suit most palates including Chardonnay, Cabernet Merlot, Pinot Grigio, Rose, Savuginon Blanc Semillon, Shiraz and Tempranillo. There’s no cellar door, however specialised Bunkers 'Speed Tastings' can be arranged for groups of 40-60 people at workplaces or events around Perth.

Unique Highlights

Bunker Wine’s unique guided wine tour explores six beautiful bays and gnarly reefs along the Margaret River coast, accompanied with a creative wine tasting. Contact the winery for details.

 

Calneggia Family Vineyards

Calneggia Family Vineyards produces an extensive range of fruit-driven wines with an uncompromised commitment to quality.

  • Wine Variety:Prosecco,Semillon,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Shiraz,Cabernet Merlot,Pinot Gris,Rosé,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Sparkling,Tempranillo
  • Open Days/times:Mon to Fri 8:30am to 5pm
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Brands:Rosabrook, Bunkers, Calneggia, Bramble Lane, Brian Fletcher Signature Wine
  • Established:2000
  • Winemaker:Severine Logan, Brian Fletcher
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door

Description

Calneggia Family Vineyards has owned vineyards and been involved in the wine industry in Margaret River for over twenty five years. The Calneggia family owns several premium vineyards across the region and produces the Rosabrook, Bunkers, Calneggia, Bramble Lane and Brian Fletcher Signature wines in conjunction with Chief Winemaker Severine Logan and long term winemaking consultant, Brian Fletcher. 

Carpe Diem Vineyard

Taste handmade, hand-bottled Italian varietal wines at the winery-based tasting table with the Anderle family, who relocated from the Mediterranean in 2001 to pursue their dreams in Margaret River.

  • Open Days/times:Booking required.
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Dessert,Cabernet Sauvignon,Malbec,Merlot,Pinot Gris,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon,Shiraz,Vermentino

Details

  • Brands:Carpe Diem Vineyards
  • Cases Produced:2500
  • Established:2003
  • Vineyards:12 hectares
  • Winemaker:Gianfranco Anderle
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Appointment Only
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup

Description

Carpe Diem is the heart-warming winery of Gianfranco and Francesco Anderle, a delightful winemaking family who visited Margaret River in 2000, fell in love with the region and sold up their assets to chase their dreams with a 75 hectare property in Wilyabrup. Hence the name, Carpe Diem!

The Wines
Winemaker Gianfranco trained at the world’s oldest wine school in Europe, Conegliano in Northern Italy. He brings a strong European approach to his winemaking, every aspect of which he does in his custom-built winery, including hand-bottling his wines. Italian varieties are the focus such as pinot grigio, schiaffo, vermentino, nebiolo and decantato. 

Wine Tasting
Known for the beautiful Italian hospitality, Gianfranco and Francesca love meeting their guests and personally providing complimentary tastings of all the wines from their winery-based tasting table. Look out for a few small-batch special release wines are available exclusively at the cellar door from time to time.

Unique Highlights
Carpe Diem also makes a European style Olive Oil which sells out very quickly!

Driftwood Estate Margaret River

Draped on picturesque slopes a stones-throw from the ocean, Driftwood Estate has been creating flavourful wines of character and distinction for 30 years.

  • Open Days/times:Daily, 10.30am to 5pm.
  • Wine Variety:Merlot Cabernet,Method Traditionale,Petit Verdot,Pinot Gris,Tawny,Sauvignon Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Cabernet,Cabernet Malbec,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Shiraz,Classic Dry White,Malbec,Merlot Blend,Semillon,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz Cabernet,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Shiraz,Fortified,Sparkling,Rosé
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Brands:Driftwood Estate
  • Cases Produced:15,000
  • Established:1989
  • Vineyards:100 acres
  • Winemaker:Kane Grove
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Gallery,Dogs Welcome,Kids Play Area,Wheelchair Access
  • Cellar Door Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Located just 3 hours south of Perth in the renowned Margaret River wine region, the Driftwood Estate Cellar Door & Winery offers the opportunity to taste award winning wines as well as olive oil made from olives grown on the Estate. Enjoy views of undulating vines in summer and cosy log fires in winter, visit our amphitheatre, browse our beautiful art gallery or purchase some of our quality merchandise.

With beginnings of small batch, hand-crafted wines and a familiar icon etched in the Margaret River Wine Region landscape, Driftwood is a 5 Star rated winery with highly accoladed wines and more to come for all to enjoy in the future.


Driftwood Estate is a boutique winery set in the stunning Wilyabrup sub-region of Margaret River, Western Australia. Established by Tom and Helen Galopoulos in 1989 on what had previously been a country retreat, the winery immediately received acclaim when its first wine, a Semillon produced in 1993, won a special commendation in a British competition.

In 2009, leading Australian wine writer James Halliday rated Driftwood Estate as one of the best wineries in the Margaret River region. This result has continued into the 2018 Wine Companion, where Driftwood Estate has again been rated a 5 Star Winery. The vine resources are exceptional, having had years of nurturing to ensure they produce premium fruit showcasing the Wilyabrup sub-region beautifully.

The winemaking philosophy behind the Driftwood wines is one of simplicity – quality wines are made in the vineyard. While winemaking can have a positive input, having premium quality fruit is essential. This is why Driftwood Estate is so fortunate to be located in one of the greatest viticultural areas in the world, sourcing super premium fruit year in year out. With premium quality fruit, our wine making philosophy is all about protecting and expressing the qualities found in the grapes, so that the wine lover can enjoy the pure, varietal and regional flavours from the Wilyabrup sub-region of Margaret River.


The wines are produced under four labels, Single Site, Artifacts, The Collection, and Oceania.

Our Single Site range of Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon showcases the best of Driftwood Estate. Over the years, our vineyards have grown in maturity and pedigree, and we have produced Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon from the 2016 vintage to reflect this, with releases occurring soon.

Artifacts are the more complex styles, demonstrating the intense characters old vine fruit can develop, and once in the winery, utilising oak influence and subtle winemaking techniques resulting in wines of strength, elegance, and integrity that will drink beautifully young whilst also reward careful cellaring.

The Collection range showcases fruit driven, regionally renowned wines that are designed to be enjoyed in their youth – vibrant blends and crisp, clean wines for everyday drinking.

The Oceania range is predominately a cellar door and online range, offering a Rosé, a White Blend, a Sparkling and a Tawny.

The beautiful branding takes Driftwood back to its beginnings, with small batch, hand-crafted wines showing how age and experience in the wine world can lead to memorable Collections and stunning Artifacts for people to enjoy now and into the future.
 

 

Evans and Tate

Enjoy one of Australia’s most popular wines, from entry level to rare and fine wines, and the sounds of crashing waves and view of the national part and kangaroos from the modern cellar door.

  • Wine Variety:Pinot Gris,Sauvignon Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Shiraz,Sparkling,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Classic Dry White
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:7 days 10.30am-5pm

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Tuesday,Wednesday
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Established:1974
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Dogs Welcome
  • Vineyards:12.3
  • Winemaker:Matthew Byrne
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Planting began at Evans & Tate in 1974 and the winery has a history of winemaking excellence, reflected in more than 50 trophies and 2,000 medals awarded at wine shows around the globe since 1987. Evans & Tate has a strong focus on crafting wines that people enjoy. Fittingly, one of Australia’s most popular, longstanding and widely-ranged everyday wines is the Evans & Tate Classic Semillon Sauvignon Blanc (Dry White).

Winemaker Matthew Byrne has been at the helm since 2001 and has been pivotal in the development of the estate’s wine style and reputation for quality across the inviting and creative entry-level styles through to the premium regional Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.

Wine Tastings

The modern cellar door overlooks the vineyard and its 40+ year old vines. Out in the vista, look out for kangaroos hopping in and out of the vines from the nearby National Park. The sound of the pounding ocean waves is audible from the deck. Enjoy a relaxed tasting through the range of styles and grape varietals between 10.30am - 4.30pm daily.

Halliday Rating

5 Red Stars

Flametree Wines

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

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

Details

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

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

Larry Cherubino Wines

Halliday’s wine maker of the year (XXXX) and Australian Winery of the Year & Best Value Winery (2011, 2017), making site-driven wines from six speciality vineyards, with modern cellar door.

  • Wine Variety:Botrytis Riesling,Cabernet,Cabernet Malbec,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Gewurztraminer,Grenache,Grenache Shiraz,Malbec,Merlot,Merlot Blend,Merlot Cabernet,Pinot Chardonnay,Pinot Gris,Pinot Noir,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Semillon,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Shiraz Cabernet,Syrah,Sparkling,Rosé,Dessert
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door (winter): Tue to Sat 11am to 6pm, Sun & Mon 11am to 5pm; (summer) Daily 10am to 6pm
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Established:2005
  • Facilities:Appointment Only,Functions,Gallery,Picnic Facilities
  • Cases Produced:8000
  • Vineyards:120
  • Winemaker:Larry Cherubino, Andrew Siddell, Matt Buchan
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup

Description

In response to COVID-19, Larry Cherubino Wines are providing free delivery for all online orders in March and April 2020. For every online order they are giving a $49 voucher to put towards your next one.

One of WA’s most awarded winemakers, Larry Cherubino Wines makes an expressive range from a collection of estate-owned vineyards in Margaret River, Pemberton and the Great Southern (Frankland River, Mount Barker and Porongurup areas). The label began in Frankland River in 2004 when Larry and wife, Edwina purchased an historic property called Riversdale. The inaugural 2005 vintage wines were made in the family’s spare room! These days they are made in a well-equipped winery in Margaret River.

Larry Cherubino Wines was named James Halliday’s Australian Winery of the Year in 2011, and also Australia’s Best-Value Winery by Halliday in 2017. Winemaker Larry Cherubino has a string of Winemaker of the Year nominations with leading Australian and UK wine media.

The Wines
Following the belief that great wines are made in the vineyard, Larry Cherubino Wines are made from six specialty vineyards in Western Australia’s leading south-west wine regions. The wines are estate-grown and the vineyards follow a mix of principles from the schools of organics and traditional farming with the aim to encourage the vines to exist in a healthy ecosystem, for plant health. The range has a characterful selection of site-driven examples of Riesling and Chardonnay, alongside alternative varieties including Fiano and Pinot Blanc. Classic Cabernet and Shiraz are made too.

Wine Tasting
Enjoy a seasonal range of wines for tasting at all times alongside a selection of cellar door exclusives. An enomatic machine holds a curated range of rare back vintage wines which can be enjoyed as educational (and highly enjoyable) flights. Private tastings in the board room or barrel room can be booked in advance for groups. Antipasti and dinners are available by special arrangement.

If you want a good laugh, ask Larry about the dog in the bedroom incident. It all happened to a mate of his apparently!!

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars
 

LS Merchants

Take a fresh look at Margaret River's wine region with LS Merchants, who are exploring alternative and underrated wine varieties and pushing them into exciting new territory.

  • Open Days/times:No Cellar Door
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Pinot Gris,Pinot Noir,Rosé,Syrah,Touriga,Vermentino

Details

  • Winemaker:Dylan Arvidson
  • Size & Year:Established 2011 - 2019

Description

Established in 2015 in in Margaret River, LS Merchants is owned by Dylan Arvidson and his wife, Taryn.


Working with wine regions throughout WA, LS Merchants’ wines are made with minimal intervention, wild fermentation where possible and a lot of experimentation; the former to express the varietal characters, the latter to push the boundaries of conventional winemaking and produce interesting and enticing styles.


Varieties include: Vermentino, Verdot Pinot, Syrah and a Red Blend.


Production is very small, usually consisting of one or two barrels so please get in contact to see what LS Merchants are currently offering and where you can find it!

MadFish Wines

MadFish Wines is named after a remote beach in West Australia, where legend tells of colliding tides causing schools of fish to leap out of water in confusion and chaos.

  • Open Days/times:Open daily 10am to 5pm
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Brut,Cabernet,Cabernet Merlot,Classic Dry White,Malbec,Merlot Blend,Method Traditionale,Petit Verdot,Pinot Gris,Sauvignon Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Prosecco,Riesling,Shiraz,Dessert,Sparkling,Rosé

Details

  • Brands:MadFish Wines
  • Established:1992
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes. Disabled parking, no stairs, wheelchair access, disabled bathrooms, wheelchair-friendly bathrooms
  • Winemaker:Janice McDonald
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Kids Play Area,Picnic Facilities
  • Size & Year:Medium (50,000-499,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup

Description

The prehistoric landscape and raw, wild coastline of South West WA has been the inspiration behind MadFish since it was first created in 1992. With grapes sourced from throughout the Margaret River and Great Southern wine regions, we try to capture these precious landscapes in a bottle, with their prehistoric soils, battered ocean cliffs, foaming surf and calm turquoise beaches.

The elements that define the MadFish range – wild, coastal and pure – are also what immerse visitors at our home, the Margaret River region.

Less than 5 minutes’ drive from world famous beaches and surf spots in the heart of Margaret River wine country, our vineyard and cellar door allow you to experience the nature, surroundings and laid-back lifestyle that inspired MadFish.

The MadFish range includes an ever-evolving line-up of small batch alternative varieties, made in experimental styles and available only at cellar door.

We always have fizz on pour, like the MadFish Vera’s Sparkling Cuvée and Prosecco, both made by us with specialist equipment in-house.

Set on 138 hectares of 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 winding tree-lined driveway passes a traditional old settler cottage and the famous Willyabrup Creek on its way to the cellar door.

The cellar door is surrounded by spacious lawn areas, where you can bring a picnic, borrow a bocce set and enjoy a glass or bottle of wine under the sun. In winter, cosy up inside on the couches with a wine by the fire. The building itself is a must-see example of award-winning architecture, built according to Feng Shui principles.

Our contemporary, cool climate wine styles are noted for their pure, fresh and clean characteristics, where the flavour of the fruit is the primary character.

Pemberley

Synonymous with quality, Pemberley produces premium cool climate wines, wine grapes and gourmet food products, as well as hosting seasonal Art and Comedy Events in the Pemberley vineyard at Pemberton.

  • Open Days/times:By Appointment Only - Bookings Essential
  • Wine Variety:Chardonnay,Pinot Gris,Pinot Noir,Rosé,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Sparkling,Prosecco,Method Traditionale,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Prosecco Sparkling
  • Wine Region:Pemberton

Details

  • Brands:Pemberley
  • Cases Produced:4500 cases
  • Established:1995
  • Winemaker:Ross Pamment, Andrew Cherry, Colby Quirk, Michael Ng
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Appointment Only
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Vineyards:74 ha

Description

Synonymous with quality, Pemberley of Pemberton produces a wide range of premium cool climate grapes, wines and gourmet food products. Over the years we have had the privilege of being awarded a multitude of awards for our quality wines. We're currently working on growing larger audience in order to showcase what we have to offer.
 
The property was first farmed by the Radomiljac family in the 1970s, and later established as a vineyard in 1995 by Monica and David Radomiljac who, along with the next generation, have worked consistently to refine this farming enterprise to ensure they offer the best produce possible.
Pemberley has a diverse portfolio; hazelnut and oak plantings inoculated with black truffle, seasonal plantings of potatoes, freshwater marron, Angus cows, and yearly litters of Labrador Retrievers puppies.

Pemberley vineyard now includes 74 hectares of  vines and we produce Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Prosecco, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Merlot and Pinot Gris. 

The wines, particularly  Lustre - methode tradionelle sparkling, have received great success and many accolades. The Lustre was awarded Best Sparkling Wine at the Wine Show of Western Australia in both 2018 and 2019 

Tours include a ‘tour and tasting’ experience and can be arranged by booking in advance for groups of 4 – 12 people.

 

 

Singlefile Wines

Visit the home of James Halliday’s ‘Best Australian Chardonnay’ and three-time Gourmet Traveller Wine ‘Great Southern Cellar Door of the Year’ at this chic, contemporary estate near Denmark.

  • Wine Variety:Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Riesling,Rosé,Cabernet Merlot,Chardonnay,Pinot Noir,Method Traditionale,Pinot Chardonnay,Pinot Gris,Tempranillo,Dessert,Cabernet,Gewurztraminer,Grenache,Sauvignon Blanc,Sparkling,Mourvedre,Botrytis Riesling,Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: 11am to 5pm daily

Details

  • Established:2007
  • Cellar Door Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Picnic Facilities,Wheelchair Access
  • Great Southern:Denmark
  • Cases Produced:9000 cases
  • Brands:Singlefile Wines, Run Free
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Vineyards:3.75 hectares
  • Winemaker:Patrick Corbett, Coby Ladwig, Mike Garland

Description

A treasure of the Great Southern, Singlefile is the fruit of labour of the Snowden family, who purchased an established vineyard in Scotsdale Valley in 2008 after an extensive search around Australia; determining that Denmark ticked all the boxes for the quality wines and lifestyle they were seeking.

The team decided to focus the existing vineyard entirely on Chardonnay, pulling out Shiraz and Merlot vines and planting Gingin clone Chardonnay. Fruit for the balance of their wines is sourced from specialist vineyard sites throughout the Great Southern Region and its distinct areas including Mount Barker, Albany, Frankland River.

The cool climate wines are handpicked and made as naturally as possible to allow the fruit to be the star of the finished wine. Their Chardonnay was named Chardonnay of the Year by James Halliday (2019 Wine Companion).

The Wines

Four tiers of wines are made, all of which are drawn from specially selected sites within the Great Southern, except for the estate-grown Chardonnay. Riesling, Cabernet blends, Pinot Noir and Fume Blanc are just some of the wine styles being made.

Wine Tasting

Set beside a stunning lake with beautiful manicured lawns, the wood and brick cellar door is tasteful and chic and a three-time recipient of Gourmet Traveller Wine’s ‘Best Cellar Door of the Great Southern’ award. Guests are welcome every day of the week to taste the wines and go on a journey of discovering the different styles of wines from the diverse Great Southern region. Bring your own picnics are welcome and there’s also an option to enjoy ‘Coco d’Vino’ which is a wine and chocolate tasting flight. No bookings required.

Halliday Rating

5 Red Stars

 

 

 

 

Snake And Herring

Visit the Margaret River cellar door to taste a treasure map of exciting wines made from vineyard gems throughout WA’s South-West, then to Dunsborough to feast at their esteemed new restaurant, Yarri.

  • Open Days/times:11am to 5pm daily (11am to 4pm May - September)
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon,Shiraz,Tempranillo,Cabernet Franc,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Grenache,Merlot,Petit Verdot,Pinot Noir,Cabernet Merlot,Gewurztraminer,Pinot Gris,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Syrah,Mourvedre,Rosé

Details

  • Cases Produced:7000 cases
  • Established:2010
  • Winemaker:Tony Davis
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Dogs Welcome
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases)
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Wednesday

Description

Snake & Herring views Western Australia’s South-West wine regions like a treasure map with vineyard jewels scattered throughout. With this philosophy founders Redmond “Herring” Sweeny and Tony “Snake” Davis road trip around, finding remarkable and interesting grapes to make their award-winning wines.

The Wines

Snake & Herring is known for its exciting and eclectic wine range that loves celebrating overlooked styles and regions. The delicious and memorable hand-picked wines focus on natural fermentation and minimal additions to be unique and site-expressive. There is a kaleidoscope of styles including various Great Southern Rieslings, Pinot Noirs and a Grenache Rose, and a mix of Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, Chardonnay and Cabernet blends. 

Cellar Door

A simple, laidback, unpretentious space to enjoy some remarkable wine, the cellar door is located on Caves Road, about 15 minutes’ drive north of Margaret River town. Wine tastings are available daily from 11am to 5pm. (11am to 4pm during Winter.)

The Food

Snake & Herring’s Yarri Restaurant has fast-become a hotspot dining in the south-west dining. It is located in Dunsborough and headed by one of WA’s most highly awarded chefs, Aaron Carr. The menu features only local produce and is inspired by the six seasons of the Noongar people and country, with all ingredients sourced sustainably and thoughtfully.

Halliday Rating

5 Red Stars

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

Details

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

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. Our friendly and knowledgeable team welcome you to taste through our portfolio of wines, while learning about Stella Bella and the beautiful Margaret River Region. Visitors can also 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

The Wine & Truffle Co.

Enjoy award-winning wines and food infused with the distinct and unique flavour of truffles, plus experience one of the world’s only guided ‘truffle hunt tours’.

  • Wine Variety:Merlot,Pinot Gris,Pinot Noir,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon,Shiraz,Sparkling,Fortified,Cabernet Franc,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay
  • Wine Region:Southern Forests
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: 10am to 4pm, daily. Restaurant: 11am to 3pm, daily

Details

  • Facilities:Restaurant,Cellar Door,Functions
  • Lunch Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday
  • Vineyards:9 hectares
  • Winemaker:Ben Haines and Mark Aitken
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Brands:Truffle Hill Wines
  • Cases Produced:4000 cases
  • Established:1997

Description

The Truffle & Wine Co. has grown from humble beginnings in 1997 to become Australia’s most significant truffle grower, contributing around 60% of the nation’s annual production, which is mostly exported.

It’s easy to feel like you’re in the heart of France when entering this truffle farm and vineyard. Vines, orchards and misty valleys provide a beautiful setting in which to enjoy award-winning wines at the Cellar Door, along with food infused with the distinct and unique flavour of truffles in the Restaurant.

The wine range comprises mostly dry table wines that are elegant in style. There’s a sparkling Shiraz and Shiraz Liqueur too. All wines can be tasted at the Cellar Door which is open 10am – 4pm daily.

The Food

The Truffle Restaurant serves lunch daily, showcasing a menu of rustic, local fare to showcase the truffles and award-winning wines in the most spectacular manner. Bookings are recommended.

Unique Highlights

The Truffière is the largest cultivator of the gourmet French black truffle in the southern hemisphere and the Wine & Truffle Co is one of the few Truffières in the world where you can participate in the excitement of a guided ‘truffle hunt’. Experience the excitement of a guided ‘truffle hunt tour’ and search for the elusive ‘Black Diamond”. Tours operate during truffle season from June to August.

 

 

Warner Glen Estate

Headed by partner and Viticulturist Glen Harding, the focus for the Warner Glen Range is on producing quality wines that excel in every way.

  • Open Days/times:No Cellar Door
  • Wine Variety:Merlot Cabernet,Pinot Gris,Rosé,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Chardonnay,Cabernet Sauvignon,Shiraz
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Brands:Warner Glen Wines, Frog Belly, Smokin' Gun
  • Established:2000
  • Vineyards:34.6 hectares
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Margaret River:Karridale

Description

The key vineyard is Jindawarra Vineyard, which is located south of Karridale and currently has 34.6 hectares of vineyard planted. With north facing slopes and soils of gravelly loams it is the ideal site for premium and super premium winegrapes. Planted in the year 2000 the vines are mature, balanced and of moderate vigour. The vineyard is only 6 kilometres from the Southern Ocean and 4 kilometres from the Indian Ocean and avoids extreme temperatures as a result of the cooling sea breezes.

Premium cabernet sauvignon is sourced from our Willyabrup managed vineyard. Plantings on our Jindawarra vineyard are: 11.3 ha’s shiraz, 8 ha’s gingin clone chardonnay, 6.3 ha’s sauvignon blanc, 3 ha’s pinot noir droopy clone, 2.1 ha’s viognier and 3.9ha’s Pinot Gris.

Glen’s plan includes a hands on approach to vineyard management through to final production, to produce outstanding value for money wines. Winemaker – Andrew Vesey.

Wise Wine

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

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

Details

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

Description

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

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

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

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

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

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

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