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Arimia Winery

Gourmet Traveller’s #1 WA Regional Restaurant (2018), this self-sufficient winery operates ‘off the grid’ creating diverse, acclaimed wines, best enjoyed at its honest and inviting cellar door.

  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Thu to Mon 10am to 5pm. Restaurant: Thu - Mon 12pm to 3pm.
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Grenache,Merlot,Petit Verdot,Shiraz,Verdelho,Zinfandel,Mourvedre,Cabernet Merlot,Fortified
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Winemaker:Mark Warren
  • Facilities:Restaurant,Accommodation,Cellar Door,Dogs Welcome,Functions,Organic (Certified),Wheelchair Access
  • Cases Produced:3685
  • Established:1998
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Vineyards:7 hectares
  • Brands:Arimia
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes, all same level
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup

Description

A boutique winery that operates ‘off the grid’, Arimia was established in 1997 by Ann Spencer. Located in the north end of Margaret River, it makes the most of its superb environment, surrounded by the untouched Cape Naturaliste National Park and the Indian Ocean, to make an innovative range of estate-grown wines.

The vineyard follows organic practices and grows a diverse mix of grapes, from Margaret River’s classics of Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon through to Mourvedre, Zinfandel and Verdehlo.

Wine Tasting

One of the most authentic food and wine experiences to be found in Margaret River,

the acclaimed wine range can be sampled at the relaxed cellar door, built primarily using recycled and plantation timber.

The Food

Awarded ‘Gourmet Traveller Regional Restaurant of the Year’ 2018, Arimia’s menu comes mostly from farm-grown produce including pork and trout raised on the 55ha property. The kitchen, headed by chef Evan Hayter is dedicated to utilising entire animals, with a no-waste approach that encourages creativity. Bookings are highly recommended. Open Thursday to Tuesday for lunch.

Halliday Rating

4.5 Stars

Barnyard1978

A casual-classy restaurant, cellar door and honey shop with bold eco-architecture where you can watch their signature pastas being made while you taste and dine!

  • Open Days/times:10am to 4pm Thursday to Tuesday. Restaurant: 10am-4pm, Thursday to Tuesday.
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Franc,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Malbec,Merlot,Petit Verdot,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon,Sparkling

Details

  • Cases Produced:1250
  • Established:1978
  • Vineyards:4 hectares
  • Winemaker:Todd Payne
  • Facilities:Restaurant,Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Breakfast Open:Saturday,Sunday
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Tuesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Margaret River:Yallingup

Description

This farmstead meets bistro-style concept employs striking architecture to link nature, landscape and ecological sustainability, resulting in a relaxed, yet classy dining experience with down-to-earth Yallingup flair.

Culinary Experiences
Open for lunch, and also for breakfast on the weekends, enjoy shared plates of cheese and meats or a diverse selection of site-made pasta dishes. The Farm Shop and Cellar Door also offer wine and honey tastings and sell a selection of locally-made foods.

The Pasta
A vast range of pasta is made on site. Watch the pasta being made and buy some to enjoy at home! All pasta is made with top grade semolina flour and fresh eggs, laid by happy Margaret River chickens.

The Wine
Enjoy small-batch wines, handpicked by owners Raminta and Egidijus Rusilas and their family and friends. Wine styles include Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet blends.

Local Honey – 100% Raw & Real
Barnyard 1978 works with local independent beekeepers to deliver varietal honeys from around WA. The range is constantly evolving based on natural supplies. Typically, there are seven or more varieties available for free tastings including Marri, Karri, Red Bell, Wandoo, White Gum and  Blackbutt.

Tip! Leave a voicemail if your call goes unanswered, as the team turn their phones down during lunch service to keep the atmosphere serene for diners.

Cape Grace Wines

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

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

Details

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

Description

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

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

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

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

Halliday Rating
5 Stars

Cape Mentelle

One of Margaret River’s pioneers and most critically acclaimed wineries with the original rammed-earth cellar doors plus photo gallery, free petanque courts, kid’s area and picnic facilities.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet,Cabernet Franc,Merlot,Petit Verdot,Semillon,Chardonnay,Shiraz,Zinfandel,Cabernet Sauvignon,Rose
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:10am-4:30pm Everyday

Details

  • Vineyards:150 hectares
  • Cases Produced:80000
  • Cellar Door Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday
  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe
  • Facilities:Kids Play Area,Cellar Door

Description

One of Margaret River’s founding five estates, Cape Mentelle was established in 1970 by regional pioneer David Hohnen and his brothers Mark and Giles. In 1983 Cape Mentelle won Australia’s most coveted wine award, the Jimmy Watson Memorial Award for its Cabernet Sauvignon and cemented its position as a premium producer when it won it again the following year. This was huge, not just for Cape Mentell, but also for the youthful Margaret River wine region.

Today Cape Mentelle forms part of the LVMH group (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy) and its wines remain some of the region’s most critically acclaimed. James Halliday says they are, “knocking on the door of the Winery of the Year Award.” Environmental sustainability is a key driver within the vineyards and winery and Cape Mentelle was WA’s first member into Australian wine sustainability program, Entwined. To achieve this certification the vineyard utilises the most natural viticulture techniques.

The Wines
The critically-acclaimed wine range is focused around Margaret River’s signature varieties Cabernet Sauvignon (and blends), Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc Semillon and Chardonnay. An historic Zinfandel is made too, from vines planted in 1974 which were brought out directly from California to the Cape Mentelle Vineyard.

Wine Tasting
The cellar door is one of the region’s original to be made with rammed earth. Located just five minutes towards the coast from Margaret River town, guests can enjoy tasting experiences starting from $10. A Behind the Scenes Tour and Behind the Scenes Tour with Food and Wine Pairing Experience run on weekdays, offering the unique opportunity to explore behind the winery walls of one of the region’s most famous estates. Open daily 10am – 5pm.

Unique Highlights
Nostalgia enthusiasts will love the photo collection lining the barrel hall behind the cellar door. It features images remembering the early days of establishing Cape Mentelle and the Margaret River wine region. The whole family can enjoy picnic facilities, dedicated activities areas for children and estate’s petanque courts. Similar to bocce, this game originated in 1907 in Provence, Southern France. The courts are free to use, boules can be borrowed from the cellar door.

Since 1982 Cape Mentelle has hosted the region’s most renowned Cabernet event. The Cape Mentelle International Cabernet Tasting is a blind tasting that features a selection of Cabernets from the world’s finest cabernet producing regions; Bordeaux, Napa Valley, Tuscany and Margaret River. Tickets sell quickly to industry and media, but every year a few lucky members of the public can come along to this amazing event too. Visit Cape Mentelle’s website for details.

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.

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

Details

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

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.

Churchview Estate

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

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

Details

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

Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

Halliday Rating
4.5 Black Stars

Clairault Streicker Wines

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

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

Details

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

Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

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

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

Glenmore Wines

Enjoy boutique, single-vineyard, varietal Margaret River wines grown by a fifth generation local farming family.

  • Wine Variety:Malbec,Merlot,Petit Verdot,Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Open Days/times:No cellar door.
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Brands:Glenmore, Amy's Vineyard
  • Cases Produced:1500 cases
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Established:1990
  • Vineyards:5 hectares
  • Winemaker:Ian Bell
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door

Description

Renowned regional viticulturist Ian Bell planted the first Cabernet Sauvignon at this 5 hectare vineyard in 1990. He is proud to be a fifth generation Glenmore farmer; his family have been farmers in the Margaret River area since the early 1900s. The Indian Ocean is visible from the property, where the vines are north-facing, planted on well-drained, gravel-loam soils, and are hand-pruned, thinned and harvested for optimum fruit quality. 

The Wines

Glenmore produce Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. 

Hay Shed Hill

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

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

Details

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

Description

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

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

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

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

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

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

Heydon Estate

An ultra-boutique producer known for its wines of provenance that can be tasted with the charismatic owners at their authentic cellar door, home to some impressive cricket memorabilia!

  • Wine Variety:Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon,Shiraz,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Petit Verdot
  • Open Days/times:10:30am to 5pm, Friday to Monday
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Facilities:Dogs Welcome,Picnic Facilities,Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Vineyards:10 hectares
  • Winemaker:Mark Messenger
  • Cases Produced:1800
  • Established:1988

Description

This ultra-boutique, single-vineyard winery was established in 1995 by George and Mary Heydon. The vineyard, comprising Chardonnay, Semillon, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot was planted on idyllic land in Wilyabrup in 1988 and is managed primarily with biodynamic, organic and traditional viticulture principles.

The Wines
The boutique winery makes just 2,000 dozen wines each vintage, focused on Margaret River’s hero varieties. The emphasis is on expressing their wine’s single estate origin and employs minimal intervention winemaking techniques. The highly-regarded wine collection is made by long-term Margaret River winemaker Mark Messenger, also known for his work at Juniper Estate, and historically at Cape Mentelle. Among numerous major accolades, Heydon Estate received the Wine of Provenance Award at the Margaret River Wine Show in 2017 for its Cabernet Sauvignon.

Wine Tasting
Hands-on and enthusiastic owner, Irish-born Mary Heydon personally hosts guests at the authentic and welcoming cellar door, located just 15 minutes north of Margaret River town.  Complimentary tastings are available daily from 10.30am – 5pm. Bring your own picnic to make the most of the stunning vineyard views with a bottle of Heydon Estate wine.

Unique Highlights
The Heydon’s are avid cricket fans and an impressive selection of cricket memorabilia can be viewed at the cellar door.

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

Higher Plane Wines

After visiting over 30 sites, a stunning southern site in Walcliffe was chosen to establish this high-scoring winery’s minimal intervention vineyard and wine range.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Malbec,Semillon,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Sauvignon Blanc,Merlot,Cabernet Franc,Petit Verdot,Syrah
  • Open Days/times:No cellar door

Details

  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe
  • Cases Produced:2000
  • Vineyards:14.55
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door

Description

The original owners of Higher Plane inspected over 30 sites around Margaret River before settling upon Forest Grove. The vineyard, with its gravelly duplex soils and southern Margaret River cool southerly winds, was first planted in 1997 with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. Subsequent Chardonnay plantings have ensued. Natural farming principles are followed to ensure optimum soil health and encourage biodiversity in the vineyard.

The Wines

The team firmly believes in the ‘less is more’ approach, seeking delicacy, elegance and complexity in the wines through minimal intervention winemaking. Indigenous yeasts are often used for fermentation and minimal sulphur additions are made for the truest expression of the vineyard site. Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay are the heroes, and an innovative Fiano is being pioneered.

In the absence of a cellar door, the wines are sold through online, and can also be found in independent retail stores and restaurants around Australia.

McHenry Hohnen

The outcome of two wine legends making original, biodynamic, small-batch wines from their Margaret River family vineyards, plus an excellent range of artisan charcuterie at their Caves Rd cellar door.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Grenache,Malbec,Marsanne,Cabernet,Merlot,Grenache Shiraz,Merlot Cabernet,Rose,Petit Verdot,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Tempranillo,Viognier,Zinfandel
  • Open Days/times:10:30am to 4:30pm
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Cellar Door Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday
  • Size & Year:Established 2001 - 2010,Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases)
  • Cases Produced:10000
  • Established:2004
  • Margaret River:Treeton

Description

McHenry Honen is the fusion of an accomplished fine-wine retailer, Murray McHenry, with one of Margaret River’s most respected pioneers David Hohnen (founder of Cape Mentelle).

Their aim is to make the most site expressive wines they can from their three distinct family vineyards in Margaret River, all of which are 100% biodynamic. Biodynamics revolves around an environmental equilibrium. It is similar to organic farming, in that both preclude the use of chemicals, however biodynamic farming incorporates ideas about a vineyard as an ecosystem, and also accounts for astrological influences and lunar cycles.

The Wines
There is an unwavering focus on making distinct, site expressive wines and on embracing the individual characters that come from the different plots in the vineyards. This is achieved through minimal-intervention using wild yeasts, minimal sulphur, no filtration and large format oak and concrete fermenters. The range includes Margaret River’s specialty varieties and a few unexpected surprises. More than five single-site Chardonnays showcase just how different the flavours of this variety can be because of different site influences in the vineyard.

Wine Tasting
The cellar door is conveniently located on Caves Road, just five minutes from Margaret River town. The wines can be tasted between 10.30 and 4.30pm daily.

Unique Highlights
Don’t leave without some of David Hohnen’s smoked cold meats, sausages and traditionally made smallgoods from side venture, The Farm House Margaret River. These are sold from the McHenry Hohnen Cellar Door. David works with farmers around the region on this venture and his meats have a great reputation, especially with many of the local winemakers to enjoy with their friends and wines!

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

Morlet of Margaret River

A boutique vineyard making interesting wines from the heart of Wilyabrup, Margaret River, including an ancient-style fermented sparkling rosé.

  • Open Days/times:Appointment Only
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Chardonnay,Merlot,Petit Verdot,Rose,Zinfandel

Details

  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Brands:MORLET
  • Cases Produced:less than 999 cases
  • Established:1997
  • Vineyards:4.46 hectares
  • Winemaker:Dylan Arvidson

Description

Morlet is a boutique vineyard in Cowaramup, managed with meticulous viticulture and a focus on sustainable farming. The vineyard includes two blocks planted in 1998 and 2000 with Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot and Zinfandel.

The Wines
The handpicked wines are made with uncompromising quality, matured only in French and American oak. Unique to the label are the Rosé wines. The Filly’s Folly Zinfandel Rosé is a sweeter style with a zippy ferment-induced fizz, while the Pat Nat is made from the ancient ‘petillant naturel’ fermenting technique for sparkling wine, known for its interesting residual flavours and body.

There is no cellar door however the wines can be found at selected Perth retailers, farmer’s markets, annual events and via the Morlet Wines website.

Rosily Vineyard

A certified organic winery and highly awarded quiet achiever, recognised as WA’s ‘Most Outstanding New Winery’ in its debut and continues to go from strength to strength.

  • Wine Variety:Merlot,Petit Verdot,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon,Shiraz,Cabernet Franc,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay
  • Open Days/times:11am to 5pm Saturdays or by appointment
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Small (5,000-49,999 cases)
  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Holidays
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Facilities:Dogs Welcome,Cellar Door
  • Cases Produced:5500 cases
  • Established:1994
  • Vineyards:32 hectares
  • Winemaker:Mick Scott

Description

Rosily Vineyard is a boutique single vineyard winery making a certified organic range of all Margaret River’s regional hero varieties. All wines are estate grown and made. Often referred to as a quiet achiever in Margaret River, Rosily Vineyard was awarded ‘Most Outstanding New Winery’ by the West Australian wine industry in 2003 and has received a cabinet-full of trophies and medals since.

Wine Tasting

One of the most authentic tasting experiences in Margaret River that may be better referred to as a “winery door” than a “cellar door,” Rosily welcomes visitors on weekends and during the Summer holidays to its tasting space, located within their working winery.

Unique Highlights

In 2017 the winery debuted its first sulphite-free wine, a Semillon Sauvignon Blanc blend.

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.

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

Details

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

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

Stonegate Vineyard

It's truly a family affair at this micro vineyard that operates with organic principles and minimal intervention winemaking to make a single Bordeaux inspired Cabernet blend each vintage.

  • Open Days/times:No Cellar Door.
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Franc,Cabernet Sauvignon,Malbec,Merlot,Petit Verdot

Details

  • Brands:Stonegate
  • Established:2009
  • Winemaker:Josephine Perry
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Established 2001 - 2010
  • Vineyards:2 hectares
  • Margaret River:Yallingup

Description

Owners Wayne and Jill McGriskin established the Stonegate vineyard in 2009 after a lifetime of working in finance and raising two daughters in Perth. This sustainable vineyard is meticulously operated by the pair, who, alongside award-winning contract winemaker Josephine Perry, utilise methods of minimal interference to produce a range of dry-grown, premium wines.

The Wines

A single Bordeaux inspired Cabernet blend is made each vintage and is named after Wayne and Jill’s children and grandchildren. 

Tassell Park Wines

A hobby vineyard turned multi-award-winning boutique winemaker, with a national reputation for its Sauvignon Blanc blends, which can be tasted from its charming cellar door near Cowaramup.

  • Open Days/times:11am to 4pm, Friday to Sunday
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Petit Verdot,Rose,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Tempranillo

Details

  • Brands:Tassell Park
  • Cases Produced:4000 cases
  • Established:2001
  • Cellar Door Open:Sunday,Friday,Saturday
  • Margaret River:Treeton
  • Vineyards:6.85 hectares
  • Winemaker:Nina Viergutz
  • Facilities:Organic (Certified),Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010

Description

Tassell Park Wines began as a retirement hobby of Ian Tassell, a well-known Perth marketeer. Little did he realise it was to be the start of a far greater journey. The vineyard was planted between 1998 and 2001 with signature Margaret River varieties. The wines received critical acclaim and awards from the onset and from the first ten vintages took home no less than 12 trophies, and 250 medals!

Through its premium wines, Tassell Park established itself as one of Margaret River’s awarded 100% estate grown, boutique wine producers.

The Wines
The award-winning range has loyalists from near and far and represents styles from dry and elegant through to fruity and sweet wines. The Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc Semillon in particular have been recognised as two of the best in Margaret River and Australia.

Wine Tasting
Located nearby Cowaramup, follow a striking avenue of plane trees to the picturesque cellar door. The charming tasting area features earthy colours and rustic materials. It is open for wine tastings Friday to Sunday, 11am – 4pm. Picnickers are welcome to stay and enjoy the tranquillity of the property’s lake, vineyard and valley views.

Unique Highlights
In 2009 Tassell Park Wines became the first winery to receive the double honour of trophies for Best Estate Grown White and Red wine at the Western Australia Wine Industry Awards.

The Skipworth Wine Company

Enjoy casual, friendly and informative tastings of a range of Geographe Wine Region’s most awarded estate-grown wines with owner Kim, in a rustic cellar door surrounded by Jarrah and Karri trees.

  • Open Days/times:Weekends 11am- 5pm
  • Wine Region:Geographe
  • Wine Variety:Fortified,Cabernet Sauvignon,Petit Verdot,Shiraz

Details

  • Brands:The Skipworth Wine Co
  • Cases Produced:1,000-1,499
  • Established:2004
  • Vineyards:3 hectares
  • Winemaker:Kim Skipworth
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Picnic Facilities
  • Geographe:Harvey
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday

Description

Situated on the edge of the Darling Scarp near Yarloop, just over an hour south of Perth, the winery was established by Kim Skipworth in 1998. Since acquiring the property, Kim has constructed the cellar door and winery as well as hand-planting the many acres of vines.

The Wines

Wine varieties include Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, Vino Bianco, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Shiraz and a Sparkling Shiraz. White Port, Liqueur Tokay and Brown Muscat are also produced.

Cellar Door

Skipworth's casual and informative cellar door is operated by owner and winemaker Kim Skipworth on weekends from 11am - 5pm.

 

Victory Point Wines

A winery with a single goal to make world-class, premium Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, who consulted with the region’s icons to find the perfect site and viticulture program for their mission.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Franc,Cabernet Malbec,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Petit Verdot,Malbec,Pinot Noir,Rose
  • Open Days/times:Cellar Door: Thursday - Monday 10.30am- 4.30pm

Details

  • Vineyards:15 hectares
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Brands:Victory Point Wines
  • Cases Produced:2500
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes
  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Thursday,Friday
  • Winemaker:Mark Messenger
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Dogs Welcome,Wheelchair Access

Description

Victory Point was established in 1998 by the Berson Family, with a single-minded objective to make ultra-premium wines, like those made famous by the Margaret River pioneer estates.

They consulted with various Margaret River pioneers, particularly the Moss Wood team, for advice to select their piece of earth. The Berson’s made the brave decision not to irrigate their vineyard to emulate the example of the region’s icons. This ‘short-term pain for long term gain’ approach has resulted in a highly-acclaimed and distinct range. The vineyard is situated just south of Cowaramup, on an idyllic site with two sides of a gently sloping valley and a permanent spring fed creek running through the middle.

The family’s aim to one day relocate and live in the world-renowned wine paradise that is Margaret River, has been realised and there is now a beautiful cellar door open at the vineyard.

The Wines
Victory Point maintain a singular focus on making Margaret River’s best-known wines, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. The wines have received significant critical acclaim, including having the coveted 5 Red Star rating from James Halliday, which is awarded to “94-100 points – Outstanding. Wines of the highest quality, often with a distinguished pedigree.”

Wine Tasting
Thursday - Monday, 10.30am - 4.30pm

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

Whicher Ridge Wines

Whicher Ridge Wines is owned by two experienced vignerons, Neil and Cathy Howard, who between them have over 45 years of viticulture and winemaking experience working with high profile wineries.

  • Wine Variety:Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Viognier,Chardonnay,Sparkling,Malbec,Petit Verdot,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Cabernet Sauvignon,Riesling
  • Open Days/times:Cellar Door: Thurs-Mon 10am-5pm
  • Wine Region:Geographe

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Cases Produced:1500 cases
  • Vineyards:5 hectares
  • Winemaker:Cathy Howard
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Established:2004
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Picnic Facilities,Wine Sensory Garden,BBQ Facilities
  • Brands:Whicher Ridge, The Jetty
  • Geographe:Busselton / Capel

Description

Their vineyard is located at a unique site south of Busselton, 170 metres above sea level in the Whicher Range to take full advantage of the cool winds that arrive off the Southern Ocean during Summer. The soils are gravelly ironstone sandy loam, similar to the highly-acclaimed Wilyabrup sub-region of Margaret River. The vineyard was planted in 2004 with Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon. New plantings of Malbec and Mourvedre have been added in recent years.

The Wines
An artisan wine producer, Whicher Ridge makes a range of sparkling and table wines which are single vineyard, single region wines. The grapes are sourced from its own vineyard and from vineyards in other WA wine regions including Frankland River in the Great Southern, and Margaret River.

Wine Tasting
The farm-style cellar door is open Thursday to Monday. Choose from a variety of tasting experiences, including an in-depth tasting and Wine Sensory Garden Tour which can be booked in advance. Enjoy the unique opportunity to taste with the winemaker and gain a firsthand understanding of three of Western Australia’s wine regions, and the philosophy behind the making of each of the wines. Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic lunch, and stay a little longer to enjoy the peaceful, rural landscape and play a game of petanque. Dogs are also welcome to visit as long as they kept are on a lead.

Unique Highlights
Whicher Ridge is the only winery in Australia with a specially themed and planted Wine Sensory Garden. This is the centre piece of the wine tasting experience, with it’s plantings of fruit trees, herbs, flowers and seasonal vegetables which describe and match the flavours, textures and styles of the award winning Whicher Ridge Wines. Visitors can ‘Pick and Sip’ their way around the Garden, immersing all of their five senses in the experience and discovering along the way how to describe the flavours that they are tasting in a wine as well as learning how simple it is to pair food with wine.

Halliday Rating
5 Black Stars

Windows Estate

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

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

Details

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

Description

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

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

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

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

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

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

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.

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

Details

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

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 on the number below.

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.

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

Details

  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • 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

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.
 

 

Hay Shed Hill Wines

Hay Shed Hill is one of the oldest vineyards in the region. Centrally located in Wilyabrup, the heart of the Margaret River Wine Region.

  • Open Days/times:Cellar Door: 10am to 5pm daily; Rustico at Hay Shed Hill restaurant: 11am to 5pm
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet,Cabernet Franc,Cabernet Merlot,Grenache,Malbec,Merlot,Petit Verdot,Sangiovese,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Tempranillo,Vermentino,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Nebbiolo,Riesling,Shiraz,Dessert,Sparkling,Rose
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Brands:Hay Shed Hill, Pitchfork, Kerrigan + Berry
  • Cases Produced:20000
  • Established:1973
  • Facilities:Restaurant,Wheelchair Access,Cellar Door,Dogs Welcome,Light Food
  • Vineyards:55 hectares
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes
  • Winemaker:Michael Kerrigan
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases)
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Lunch Open:Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup

Description

Hay Shed Hill is one of the oldest vineyards in the Margaret River region. Our cellar door has an extensive range on offer with over 25 wines on tasting. From the classic's that Margaret River is so famous for, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay to Spanish Tempranillo and the wine of the moment, Malbec. There's a wine for everyone!
 

We offer seated wine tastings so that you can enjoy your wine tasting in comfort.  Or for a more personalized and educational tasting why not book one of our Private Wine Experiences? We have tailored three different Private Wine Experiences to make your next visit to Hay Shed Hill a memorable one! 

Rustico at Hay Shed Hill restaurant offers world class tapas, hospitality, shared plate, Mediterranean style fare. The 6 course tapas degustation with matching wines is the most popular way to dine, maybe you fancy a family Paella, or you can simply enjoy a bottle of wine on the deck whilst indulging in the European cheese board. 

 

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