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Small (5,000-49,999 cases) Size & Year Wineries in South West

Wineries in Australias South West


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3drops

Owned by the Bradbury family, 3 Drops specialises in premium, cool-climate wines from the Great Southern, and extra virgin olive oil from Greek Spanish and Italian varieties grown on the property.

  • Open Days/times:Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm
  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Wine Variety:Chardonnay,Riesling,Rosé,Sauvignon Blanc

Details

  • Brands:3drops
  • Cases Produced:5000 cases
  • Established:1998
  • Vineyards:21.5 hectares
  • Winemaker:Robert Diletti (Contract)
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Great Southern:Mount Barker

Description

Established in 1998 in Mt Barker by husband and wife Joanne and John, 3 Drops 15ha of vineyards is planted mostly with riesling, sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, cabernet, pinot and shiraz.  In 2002, Rob Diletti joined as winemaker and brought great acclaim, awards and trophies to the winery. 

The olive grove has some 2000 olive trees planted, including (Italian, Greek and Spanish varieties. and is a significant part of the property.  The olives, like the grapes, take on cool-climate characteristics and the extra virgin olive oil is well-known for its complex, balanced, spicy flavours. 

The winery exports to China, Hong Kong and South Korea.

The Wines
The range of wines at 3 Drops is concise and play to the strengths of the region, in particular, the highly regarded and age-worthy riesling and elegant pinot noir. Winemaker Rob Diletti, who was awarded James Halliday’s Winemaker of the Year in 2014, has produced some of the region’s best examples. The sauvignon blanc and cabernets, a blend of cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc, were the first wines to be produced. The range has since expanded to eight wines including shiraz, merlot, chardonnay, a rose, riesling and pinot noir.

Wine Tasting
There is no cellar door open to the public.

Unique Highlights
The pinot noir, the riesling, and the extra-virgin olive oil, which is available for purchase in good food merchants in Mt Barker town, and surrounding towns.

Halliday Rating
5 Black Stars

Amelia Park Wines

Named Gourmet Traveller WINE’s Star Cellar Door (2017), taste wow-factor internationally award-winning wines or a meal, including Sunday breakfast, at their French-bistro inspired restaurant.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz
  • Open Days/times:7 days a week 10am-5pm

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Winemaker:Jeremy Gordon
  • Established:2009
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Picnic Facilities
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Cases Produced:20 000
  • Vineyards:9.6 hectares
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010

Description

Named Gourmet Traveller WINE’s Star Cellar Door (2017), this relative new-comer estate has elevated itself into one of Margaret River’s prized wine destinations.

Amelia Park Wines began in 2009 led by coveted winemaker Jeremy Gordon, producing a hand-crafted wine range with grapes from Margaret River and Frankland River. Jeremy is well-known for his detailed approach and a highly celebrated tenure at Flametree Wines, during which time his Cabernet Merlot won Australia’s most coveted wine award, the Jimmy Watson Trophy.

The Wines

Amelia Park Wines range from highly-drinkable to collectable styles, with a focus on Margaret River’s signature varieties. Immense critical acclaim has been received since day one, including awards at the International Wine Challenge and Decanter Wine Awards for the Cabernet Sauvignons and Shiraz, in particular.

Wine Tasting

The architecturally designed cellar door makes a dramatic statement with its bold, decorative interiors and stunning views over the Wilyabrup Valley. Wine tastings are available daily or for more of a culinary experience, enjoy a wine flights paired with cheese and charcuterie in the ambient Cellar Door Barrel Room. Tours and private tastings can be booked in advance. 

The Food

A French-bistro inspired lunch menu is available daily at the Amelia Park Restaurant, where a wood fired oven and grill is centrepiece to much of the food. The cuisine is modern and seasonal with a focus toward locally-sourced produce. It is operated by local hospitality legends, the Gold Plate awarded Blair and Renee Allen who were previous owners of Dunsborough favourite, Piari & Co.

Unique Highlights

Visiting on a Sunday? Start your day a with pre-wine tasting breakfast at the Amelia Park Restaurant, open from 8.30am. Amelia Park also operates a Lodge in northern Margaret River, a stylish and family-friendly tavern offering drinks and simple cuisine.

Halliday Rating

5 Red Stars

 

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

Details

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

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.

 

 

Ashbrook Estate

Meet one of Margaret River’s quiet achievers and three-generation wine families at their mud-brick cellar door surrounded by picturesque Jarrah and Marri forest in the heart of Wilyabrup wine country.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Chardonnay,Semillon,Shiraz,Verdelho,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Riesling
  • Open Days/times:Daily 10am to 5pm

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Wheelchair Access
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Cases Produced:12000 - 14000 cases
  • Vineyards:17 hectares
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Small (5,000-49,999 cases)
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes
  • Winemaker:Catherine Edwards, Brian Devitt

Description

A long-time quiet achiever in Margaret River, the highly-awarded Ashbrook Estate began in 1979 and has been owned by three generations of the Devitt family. Located in the heart of Wilyabrup, it remains a boutique operation with a strong focus on handmade, single-vineyard premium wines. All fruit is grown, made, bottled and packaged at within the estate for ultimate quality control.

The Wines

The focused range reflects Margaret River’s regional heroes; Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc, along with a Riesling and a Verdelho. The estate began entering wine shows in 1999 and that year won the SGIO Winemakers Awards. A string of accolades and critical acclaim has followed.

Wine Tasting

A journey through picturesque farmland and healthy natural forest reveals Ashbrook Estate’s colonial style, mud-brick cellar door, which is open for tastings daily.

 

Beckett's Flat | Five Stones

Enjoy delicious, food-friendly, vegan wines from this boutique, single-vineyard winery, plus photo gallery at the owner-operated cellar door.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Fortified,Merlot,Semillon,Verdelho,Rosé,Sparkling
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Dogs Welcome,Accommodation
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Margaret River:Treeton
  • Cases Produced:7000 cases
  • Vineyards:13.6 hectares

Description

This delightful winery is located in the heart of Margaret River. Owners Noni and Bill Ilic are hands-on in all aspects of the business, from planting and tending the vines, winemaking and hand-selling their wines from the cellar door. Making premium wines is their passion, which happens to also be their business.

The Wines
The Beckett’s Flat vineyard was first planted in 1992. The vineyard is managed primarily with organic practices and the wines are all made on site in the pair’s small, but well-equipped winery.

Early success in Australian and overseas wine shows led the Ilic’s to focus their wines style toward making delicious, food-friendly, early drinking wines that are fruit-driven and elegant. The stunning range includes diverse styles from traditional method Sparkling White and Rosé to dry, crisp and fruity whites, elegant reds and even a White Port. Their Five Stones label is recognised for producing Australia’s finest Kosher and vegan-friendly wines.

Wine Tasting
The boutique Cellar Door is located just off Bussell Highway and open daily most days. Be sure to greet the doorman ‘Raff’, a Sable German Shephard. He especially loves visitors that throw a stick for him. Wines are very reasonably priced with generous case specials too. Cellar door open 10am to 5pm

Unique Highlights
Owner / Winemaker Bill’s other passion is photography and he has studied under renowned US photographers Fred Picker (Zone VI) and George de Wolfe. The cellar door doubles as a gallery showcasing Bill’s stunning images of the region in all its natural glory. A selection of old cameras and photographic equipment are exhibited too.

Bellarmine Wines

Come and taste the wines of one of the Top 100 Wineries of Australia as rated by James Halliday. Bellarmine produces all estate grown wines, with a passion for creating the best wines possible.

  • Open Days/times:Appointment only
  • Wine Variety:Chardonnay,Petit Verdot,Pinot Noir,Riesling,Rosé,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz
  • Wine Region:Pemberton

Details

  • Brands:Bellarmine
  • Cases Produced:5000 cases
  • Established:2000
  • Vineyards:20 hectares
  • Winemaker:Dr Diane Miller
  • Facilities:Organic (Certified),Appointment Only
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

From the Bellarmine Estate vineyard in Pemberton comes a range of red and white wines that have seen Bellarmine named as one of James Halliday's Top 100 Wineries, and rated 5 Red Stars, placing it among the best of the best wineries in Australia.  The vineyard takes its name from the 15th century "Bellarmine" jugs used to carry wine from oak cask to table, and the beautiful etchings on the bottle labels are taken from these antique jugs.  Winemaker and manager Diane Miller has been making wine for Bellarmine since the first vintage in 2004 and attributes the high quality of the grapes being produced to the excellent terroir of the vineyard.  While there is no cellar door, visitors to the region can find the wines at a number of local restaurants or bottle shops, and we welcome any and all enquiries.

Bettenay Wines

The ultimate destination to indulge in medal-winning Margaret River wines and over 32 flavours of house-made nougat, in addition to WA’s only nougat flavoured liqueur collection.

  • Open Days/times:9:30am to 5:30pm, daily.
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet,Chardonnay,Merlot,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Shiraz

Details

  • Cases Produced:5000 cases
  • Established:1989
  • Vineyards:25 acres
  • Winemaker:Greg and Bryce Bettenay
  • Facilities:Accommodation,Cellar Door
  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Brands:Bettenay
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Located in the Wilyabrup area of Margaret River, Bettenay Wines specialises in two of life’s delicacies; wine and nougat. The wines are made from their 25 acre vineyard which grows Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Merlot and Shiraz. Varietal wines of these varieties are made along with a sweeter style white blend. All wines are made onsite.

Unique to Bettenay Wines is their liqueur collection, particularly the Nougaretto collection which includes Honey and Almond Nougat Liqueur and Coffee and Almond Liqueur. An impressive 32 different nougat flavours are made at the estate.

Wine & Nougat Tastings

Indulge in the full range of fine wines, liqueurs and nougat at the Bettenay Wines tasting room. Modern and with a viewing room to see the nougat production in process, the inviting space is open daily, 9.30am – 5pm. Group tastings can be arranged in advance.

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.

 

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

Details

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

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

Castelli Estate

Established in 2007 and renowned for producing high-quality wines sourced from some of the very best Great Southern and Pemberton vineyards in Western Australia.

  • Wine Variety:Rosé,Sauvignon Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Shiraz,Sparkling,Syrah,Tempranillo,Dessert,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Pinot Noir,Riesling,Viognier
  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Open Days/times:Cellar Door: Wed to Mon 11am to 4pm; Restaurant: Wed to Mon 12 pm to 3:30pm lunch and Fri & Sat 6pm to 9:30pm dinner

Details

  • Brands:il Liris, Estate, Empirica, Blend, The Sum
  • Cases Produced:20,000 cases
  • Established:2007
  • Winemaker:Mike Garland
  • Lunch Open:Sunday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Monday
  • Dinner Open:Friday,Saturday
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Accommodation,Functions,Restaurant
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Great Southern:Denmark
  • Cellar Door Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Holidays

Description

In 2004 Sam Castelli purchased land and a partially finished winery building on what is now the Castelli Estate, with the intention of using it as a family holiday home.  After finishing the winery building, Sam decided to continue what the previous owners had started and turned it into an operating winery after all. So began a bright and star-studded journey. 

Sam Castelli didn’t stop the construction at a winery. The estate now boasts a cellar door which is open Wednesday to Monday, 11am to 4 pm, and an authentic Italian restaurant which is open Wednesday to Monday 12 pm to 3:30 pm for lunch and  Fridays and Saturdays 6pm to 9:30pm for dinner.  And also the newly renovated accomodation just next to the restaurant, with five Deluxe king size en-suites and expansive views over Mt Lindsay, the vineyards, and the green rolling hills and Karri trees so typical of the Denmark countryside.

The Wines
The wines are made by local winemaker Mike Garland and are consistently awarded high scores from national wine press, and enjoy medals and trophies at wine shows around Australia.

Five ranges of wine are sourced exclusively from the Home Block vineyard in Denmark, and vineyards in Mt Barker, Pemberton, The Porongurups and Frankland River.

Wines available to try and purchase include riesling, sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, pinot noir, shiraz, cabernet, grenache, a sparkling and a dessert wine.  The winery also makes a selection of alternate varietal wines, including an orange chardonnay and an iced viognier.

Wine Tasting
Cellar door in Denmark on Mt Shadforth drive, or the newly built (2018) ‘urban cellar door’ in Myaree.

Unique Highlights
Winery, cellar door, restaurant and lodge on the property.

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

Celestial Bay Wines

A family-owned and operated winery committed to making and exporting quality, contemporary wines around the world.

  • Open Days/times:No Cellar Door
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Malbec,Petit Verdot,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz

Details

  • Brands:Celestial Bay Wines
  • Cases Produced:7000
  • Established:2000
  • Vineyards:60 hectares
  • Winemaker:Bernard
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup

Description

In 2000, owners Michael & Kim O’Brien chose Margaret River as the place in which to establish Celestial Bay and turned their dream into a reality with the purchase of 210 acres. Now led by the second generation of the O’Brien family, this small winery has grown to become an international exporter with a string of accolades to its name.

The Wines
The contemporary wine range is made by son Aaron O’Brien, a qualified winemaker and viticulturist who has worked vintages all around the world. The range focuses on Margaret River’s primary varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc Semillon Blends.

Chapman Grove Wines

A highly-awarded, privately-owned winery devoted to crafting premium Margaret River varietal wines in approachable and distinct, through to rare and collectable styles, with no expense spared.

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

Details

  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe
  • Winemaker:Richard Rowe
  • Established:1987
  • Cases Produced:7000
  • Vineyards:32 hectares
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door

Description

In the late 1980s, fine wine retailer Ron Fraser recognised Margaret River’s potential as a world leading wine region and decided it would be the place for him to make exceptional wines.

After a lengthy search for a site in the perfect location, the Chapman Grove vineyard was planted in 1997. The fruit was sold to local winemakers up until 2006 when the first Chapman Grove Wines were released to the market. In the first decade, the wines received eight trophies and over 100 medals in wines shows around Australia.

Within just three years of production, this small, private label became a 5 Star winery in James Halliday’s Wine Companion in 2009, reflecting the outstanding quality of the wines being made.

The Wines
The various Chapman Grove labels are all award-winners in their own right. The Atticus label makes small batch wines in great vintages, working with Cabernet, Shiraz, Chardonnay and also Bordeaux-styled, barrel-aged Sauvignon Blanc Semillon. The Chapman Grove label comprises estate grown, approachable, unpretentious and distinctive interpretations of all the Margaret River classics.

Wine Tasting
No cellar door.

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

Details

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

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

Credaro Family Estate

A Tuscan-style estate and cellar door, owned and operated by one of Margaret River’s pioneering families, who came to the region from Northern Italy in 1922, bringing their wine traditions with them.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Shiraz,Sparkling,Fortified,Rosé
  • Open Days/times:10.30am-5pm Everyday
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Established:1993
  • Vineyards:8 hectares
  • Winemaker:Trent Kelly
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1901 - 1950
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Cases Produced:20000
  • Facilities:Cellar Door

Description

The Credaro Family have been making wine for their family since settling in Margaret River in the 1920s. Commercial operations began in the 1980s and these days the family manages 140 hectares of vines over seven vineyards throughout Margaret River.

The Credaro Family Estate Fragola (an Italian red variety) is a special wine, rich with family history. Cesar Credaro was the first generation of the family to reside in the Margaret River area in the 1920s. With the help of the family, he took some Fragola cuttings from a small vineyard in Yallingup where he worked and planted an acre at Carbunup, from which the family would make a parcel of wine every year for family and friends. The Fragola has evolved from site to site with each generation of the family, but a wine is made each year out of tradition!

The Wines
Credaro’s winemaking approach involves selecting the fruit best parcels from their vineyards to make the best regional wines each vintage. The grapes planted are Margaret River’s leading varieties; Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz and Merlot. Two special plots of Fragola and Gewurtztraminer are also planted. Credaro Family Wines make all of their wines onsite in their winery in Northern Margaret River.

The Tuscan-style Cellar Door is located 10 minutes from Dunsborough and takes in spectacular views of the Wildwood Valley, ideal for a picnic lunch on the Estate’s expansive, manicured lawn.


Halliday Rating
5 Black Stars

Cullen Wines

A Margaret River icon, known internationally for its exceptional wines, incl. world’s best chardonnay, leading biodynamic viticulture, homely cellar door & restaurant serving local organic produce.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Petit Verdot,Sauvignon Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Cabernet Franc,Malbec,Merlot,Semillon
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: daily 10am to 4:30pm, Restaurant: Fri to Tue 10am to 4pm

Details

  • Facilities:Functions,Kids Play Area,Restaurant,Cellar Door,Dogs Welcome,Organic (Certified)
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Tuesday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Cases Produced:20 000
  • Vineyards:49 hectares
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Cullen Wines was established by Diana and Kevin Cullen who began experimenting with viticulture in 1966 following various research reports that suggested Margaret River’s climate was similar to that of Bordeaux. Encouraging results led the pair to plant 18 acres of vines on their sheep and cattle farm in 1971 to establish Cullen Wines. Daughter Vanya became chief winemaker in 1989 and has earnt a reputation as one of Australia’s most awarded winemakers.

In 2005, the iconic Diana Madeline Cabernet Merlot was awarded the top Langton’s Classification category of ‘Exceptional’, one of a handful of Australia’s best wines to hold this status. The Kevin John Chardonnay 2007 was awarded the World’s Best Chardonnay at the 2010 Decanter World Wine Awards. Both wines have received a host of international awards, judged against the world’s best wines.

The Wines

The wines are estate-grown from Cullen Wines’ two A Grade Biodynamic (BFA) certified vineyards in Wilyabrup, Margaret River. The philosophy is to search for the best quality expression of the vineyard in the wine. Quality is paramount, and every winemaking step reflects Cullen Wines’ approach to do whatever it takes to make the most outstanding wines. Cabernet Sauvignon (and blends) and Chardonnay are the focus.

Wine Tasting

Cullen Wine’s harmonious stone and timber cellar door is open daily 10.30am to 4pm and offers complimentary tastings of current release wines. A selection of museum vintages can be purchased by the glass from the cellar door’s enomatic wine machine. Enthusiasts will love Cullen Wines tour, which teaches the principles of biodynamics in the vineyards and includes a visit to the historic vines and winery followed by a private wine tasting.

The Food

The award-winning Cullen restaurant overlooks their historic vineyard making a relaxing place for a glass of wine, lunch or a coffee. The menu incorporates only fresh, biodynamic and organic produce sourced from Cullen’s restaurant garden and selected local producers. For an extra treat, try Cullen’s Food & Wine experience, a five-course feast paired with wines.

Unique Highlights

The Cullen Wines homestead is set in peaceful vineyard surroundings for a rejuvenating getaway that supports the winery’s philosophy of living in harmony with nature. It was built in 1976 and is conveniently located within a short walking distance of the Cullen Wines’ tasting room and restaurant. Cullen Wines’ Biodynamic Spiral Garden is a unique self-guided tour experience that brings to life the fascinating biodynamic process employed throughout operations at Cullen.

Halliday Rating

5 Red Stars

Deep Woods Estate

Deep Woods is without doubt one of the most scenic wineries in Margaret River, and also one of Australia’s most-awarded wineries, highly sought-after for its Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Rose.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Franc,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Verdelho,Cabernet Shiraz,Rosé,Tempranillo,Cabernet Malbec,Grenache,Malbec,Merlot,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Semillon
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:Wed to Sun 11am to 5pm

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Established:1987
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Vineyards:14 hectares
  • Winemaker:Julian Langworthy
  • Cases Produced:30000
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Deep Woods Estate is one of Australia’s most highly-awarded wineries, and was awarded Australia’s most significant wine trophy, the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy for the Deep Woods Estate 2014 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. In 2017 it was also recognised by Ray Jordan in The West Australian Wine Guide as ‘Winery of the Year

Since 2005, Deep Woods has been part of the Fogarty Family’s Fogarty Wine Group, which also owns Evans & Tate in Margaret River, the iconic Lake's Folly vineyard in the Hunter Valley, Smithbrook in Pemberton and Millbrook Winery and Restaurant in the Perth Hills, Western Australia.

Located in the Yallingup Hills of northern Margaret River, close to the resort town of Dunsborough and the famed surf break at Yallingup, this stunning property is perched high on a ridge which unfolds into a picturesque secluded valley, bounded by stands of jarrah and marri trees; hence the name Deep Woods. The pristine environment also includes a large, natural spring.

The team at Deep Woods is passionately focused on producing quality wines from their management of the vineyard to fruit selection and winemaking techniques, and consistently produces award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Rosé and Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, primarily from estate-grown fruit.

Stop by to taste the wines any day of the week, perhaps bring a picnic to enjoy with a glass of wine and take in the beautiful vineyard vista. Groups tastings for six or more guests should be arranged in advance.

Domaine Naturaliste

After nearly three decades working closely with producers in Margaret River, Western Australia, renowned winemaker Bruce Dukes launched Domaine Naturaliste – his own range of highly acclaimed wines. An homage to the region where he honed his craft, Domaine Naturaliste is a space for Bruce to demonstrate his mastery of the classic Margaret River varietals.

  • Open Days/times:Every Day 10am - 5pm
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet,Sauvignon Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Syrah,Chardonnay,Cabernet Franc,Rosé

Details

  • Brands:Domaine Naturaliste
  • Cases Produced:12000
  • Established:2012
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes, back of cellar door
  • Winemaker:Bruce Dukes
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Dogs Welcome,Functions,Light Food,Picnic Facilities,Wheelchair Access,Gallery
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 2011 - 2019
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup

Description

Bruce Dukes is a long-time local winemaker with a great reputation. For many years he led the winemaking team at Pierro in Margaret River, and says a lengthy stint at Niebaum-Coppola in the Napa Valley gave him great confidence in his philosophies. An Agronomist, Bruce approaches winemaking from an agricultural point of view, focussing immensely on soil health and sustainable farming, which he believes reaps the best rewards for the wine and the environment.

The Wines
Domaine Naturaliste makes three ranges of wine from classic Margaret River varietals to showcase his artisanal approach. The range names are the Discovery Series, Direction Series and Flagship Series. His Artus Chardonnay and Morus Cabernet Sauvignon were major winners at the 2018 International Wine Challenge in London, each receiving the trophies for Best Margaret River Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Wine Tasting
Domaine Naturaliste now has it's own estate in Wilyabrup with a 21 Ha vineyard and a picturesque Cellar Door (formerly Knee Deep Wines). Open from 10am - 5pm daily, visitors can relax in the vineyard setting with seated wine flights of Domaine Naturaliste wines accompanied by charcuterie or cheese. 

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

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:Sparkling,Rosé,Semillon,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz Cabernet,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Shiraz,Fortified,Cabernet,Cabernet Malbec,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Shiraz,Classic Dry White,Malbec,Merlot Blend,Merlot Cabernet,Method Traditionale,Petit Verdot,Pinot Gris,Tawny,Sauvignon Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Brands:Driftwood Estate
  • Cases Produced:15,000
  • Established:1989
  • Vineyards:100 acres
  • 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
  • Winemaker:Kane Grove
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Gallery,Dogs Welcome,Kids Play Area,Wheelchair Access

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.
 

 

Evoi Wines

A producer that began with two barrels of Chardonnay in 2007 and has since gained a national reputation, including “WA Winery of the Year,” at the Melbourne Wine Show and a Halliday rating of 5 Stars.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Classic Dry White,Merlot,Petit Verdot,Chardonnay,Malbec,Rosé,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:Open 7 days from 10am to 5pm

Details

  • Established:2007
  • Facilities:Wheelchair Access,Cellar Door,Picnic Facilities
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Cases Produced:10000
  • Winemaker:Nigel Ludlow
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases)
  • Brands:Evoi, Bakenal
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes

Description

The label was established by hands-on winemaker Nigel Ludlow, who studied in New Zealand and worked in Hungary, South Africa and Spain before settling in Margaret River.

Located in the heart of Margaret River, the Evoi vineyards’ quality fruit is a result of its close proximity to the ocean, incredible regional soil types and an idyllic climate. 

The Wines
The Evoi premium wine range includes Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and a Bordeaux-style blend. The wines have received excellent critical acclaim including “WA Winery of the Year” at the 2015 Melbourne International Wine Show, and a sought-after 5 Red Star Rating from James Halliday.

Cellar Door
Visit winemaker Nigel for free tastings at the winery’s quaint wooden cellar door daily from 10am to 5pm. 

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

Fermoy Estate

Fermoy Estate is a premium winery nestled in the beautiful region of Wilyabrup, in Margaret River, Western Australia.

  • Open Days/times:7 days 10am-5pm
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Merlot,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon,Shiraz,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Rosé,Sparkling,Fortified

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Dogs Welcome,Picnic Facilities,Accommodation,Functions
  • Cases Produced:30,000 cases
  • Vineyards:26 hectares
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Established:1985
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays

Description

Visitors are warmly welcomed at Fermoy’s beautiful Cellar Door on Metricup Road in Margaret River by friendly and knowledgeable Cellar Door staff.  Taste the extensive range of wines on offer or bring a picnic to enjoy under the trees on the front lawn. If you have a group, why not book in for one of our private tastings with a visit around the winery and enjoy a real Fermoy experience with us.

Fermoy is one of the original established vineyards of the Margaret River region, but continually seeks to incorporate new ideas and technology. This reflects Fermoy’s ongoing quest to bring you the very best wines, while ensuring that everything we do is environmentally sustainable.

Through careful fruit selection and the skill of our wine making team, Fermoy is able to craft distinctive table wines full of unique flavours and characters.

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.

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

Details

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

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.

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

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Gallery,Dogs Welcome
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Cases Produced:20000
  • Winemaker:Cliff Royle, Julian Scott
  • Established:2007
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • 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

Flinders Bay

From a vineyard surrounded by Marri Trees in Karridale, southern Margaret River, Flinders Bay makes focused collection of award-winning regional wines.

  • Wine Variety:Verdelho,Dessert,Sparkling,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Malbec,Merlot,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Semillon,Shiraz
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Small (5,000-49,999 cases)
  • Margaret River:Karridale
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Cases Produced:15000 cases
  • Established:1995
  • Vineyards:50 hectares

Description

Flinders Bay makes its wines from their vineyard in Karridale, located nearby Flinders bay, where the climate is distinctly cooler. Scientific data suggests it may be Western Australia’s coolest grape growing area. The vineyard is planted with Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec. The vineyard is run with the sole focus of growing the highest quality grapes and natural farming methods are utilised where possible.

The Wines
Over 10 different wines are made, including dry to sweet still whites, a rosé, reds and a traditional method NV sparkling. The wines are available through local retailers.

Wine Tasting
No cellar door.

Forest Hill Estate

Surrounded by Karri trees this stunning hillside winery is home to WA’s oldest cool-climate vineyard, cellar door and fine-dining restaurant, producing stunning wines from vines planted in 1965.

  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Thur to Sun 10:30am to 5pm; Restaurant: Thur to Sun Lunch, Friday Dinner
  • Wine Variety:Chardonnay,Malbec,Shiraz,Cabernet Sauvignon,Dessert,Sparkling,Gewurztraminer,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc
  • Wine Region:Great Southern

Details

  • Lunch Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Vineyards:65 hectares
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Facilities:Functions,Restaurant,Cellar Door
  • Dinner Open:Friday
  • Great Southern:Denmark
  • Cases Produced:12000 cases

Description

Forest Hill has an interesting pioneer history and was once owned by the Holmes a Court family of Vasse Felix in Margaret River. In 1996 the vineyards were bought by the Lyons family, the current owners and old farming family from the Great Southern. The winery and cellar door were established in 2004 and the fine-dining restaurant, Pepper and Salt, is a popular wedding destination and from its elevated position has commanding views of the valley and estate vineyards.

 

The Wines:

The vineyard at Forest Hill winery was the site of the first grape plantings in the Great Southern in 1965, making it one of the oldest operating wineries in Western Australia.  The first vintage, a cabernet and a riesling, was released in 1972.  The cabernet was made by Jack Mann at Houghton Winery in the Swan Valley and the riesling by his son Dorham, at Sandalford.   

Today the wines are made by Guy Lyons and Liam Carmody.  There are 14 wines made at Forest Hill which include riesling, sauvignon blanc, gewurtztraminer, chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, shiraz and Malbec.

The Block Series wines are sourced from old dry-grown vineyards, and the riesling is often the recipient of medals and trophies at wineshows around the country.

 

Wine Tasting:

Positioned beneath the Pepper and Salt restaurant, and built into a stone cellar, the cellar door is open Thursday through Sunday 10.30am - 5pm. 

 

Unique Highlights:

Picturesque setting, dramatic backdrop of Karri trees, fine dining restaurant, exceptional cool-climate wines.

 

Halliday Rating:

5 Red Stars

 

 

Frankland Estate

Taste stunning cool climate wines and renowned aware-winning rieslings at the beautiful Frankland River estate, with cellar door open Monday to Friday and weekends by appointment.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Riesling,Shiraz
  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Mon to Fri 10am to 4pm

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Great Southern:Frankland River
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday
  • Cases Produced:15000 cases
  • Vineyards:34.5 hectares
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Established in 1988 by Barrie Smith and Judi Cullam and located at the northern end of the Frankland River roughly 250kms east of Margaret River, Frankland Estate produces upwards of 15,000 cases each year.  The estate remains family owned and is largely run by Barrie and Judi’s children Hunter and Elizabeth Smith. 

35 acres of vineyards include many parcels nestled in areas of bushland surrounded by native plants and natural land formations which make the Frankland River viticultural region so beautiful. The soils are gravelly ironstone and contribute minerality to the wines.

 

The Wines:

The wines focus on site expression and terroir and the winery is best known for its award winning rieslings.  The Smith’s have been hosting an important annual riesling masterclass for more than a decade, which now travels interstate and features some of the greatest rieslings and riesling producers globally.  The family all travel widely and have worked in vineyards in Europe.  The winery and cellar door operate sustainably and since 2009 has been certified organic. 

Varieties include riesling, chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and shiraz and due to the cold nights and warm days, have very high natural acidity and display many cool climate characteristics while retaining great power and presence. 

Winemakers: Hunter Smith, Brian Kent

 

Wine Tasting:

Wines are available for tasting at the cellar door Monday - Friday 10-4, and on public holidays and weekends by appointment. 

 

Unique Highlights:

The award winning rieslings, organic certification, family owned and operated business.

 

Halliday Rating:

5 Red Stars

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