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3 Oceans Wine Company

A family-friendly estate with expansive grounds, special kids’ facilities and massive cellar door serving superb wines from Margaret River and Frankly River, and home of WA’s South-West Beer Festival

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

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Light Food,Restaurant,Functions,Kids Play Area
  • Breakfast Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday
  • Lunch Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Cases Produced:160 000 cases
  • Vineyards:2
  • Size & Year:Medium (50,000-499,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010

Description

3 Oceans make wines from two premium vineyards in Margaret River and Frankland River (Great Southern region of WA). Under senior winemaker, Ben Roodhouse, their style is defined by intensity, finesse, structure, and distinctive fruit qualities. Their huge, family-friendly cellar door is the perfect place to discover the world of WA’s extraordinary southern wine regions.

The Wines
3 Oceans Winemaking philosophy is simple; grow great fruit, nurture it through fermentation and maturation to bottle and let the vineyard terroir express itself in the wines. The range includes everything from easy drinking to ultra-premium Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.

Wine Tasting
The cellar door is one of the largest in the region and set up especially for kids, families and large groups. Complimentary tastings of over 10 wines are available every day from 10am to 5pm. Group tastings can be booked in advance and are required for large groups of 50+ people.

The Food
The café is open daily from 9am for breakfast and lunch and serves casual fare through to restaurant style seafood dishes, including the famous South-West marron. Locally-sourced Yahava Coffee is available with cakes and a kids menu.

Highlights
Kids will love their own designated hang-out zone which includes video games, toys, chalkboards and outdoor sports equipment. The grounds are large enough for a game of cricket!

Visiting in March? 3 Oceans is the home of the South West Craft Beer Festival, a lively day offering the opportunity to discover 120+ local brews from 20+ breweries, wineries and cideries based between Mandurah and Denmark.

Aravina Estate

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

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

Details

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

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.

 

 

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

  • Cases Produced:3685
  • Established:1998
  • Winemaker:Mark Warren
  • Facilities:Restaurant,Accommodation,Cellar Door,Dogs Welcome,Functions,Organic (Certified),Wheelchair Access
  • 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!

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

Details

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

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.

Brookland Valley Estate

Enjoy the regional wines of James Halliday’s Australian Winery of the Year (2009) at the cellar door and French-inspired fare at Flutes Restaurant, in idyllic surrounds beside the Wilyabrup Brook.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Sauvignon Blanc,Sparkling,Merlot,Semillon
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: 11am to 4pm

Details

  • Facilities:Functions,Restaurant,Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup

Description

Since 1984, Brookland Valley has been one of Margaret River’s most awarded wineries, reaching new levels of success when it was named ‘Winery of the Year’ by James Halliday’s Wine Companion in 2009.

Situated in a picturesque valley beside Wilyabrup Brook, Brookland Valley’s idyllic site is less than 2km from the Indian ocean and features a north-east facing, wind shielded microclimate which is planted to close-set, spur-pruned vines.

The Wines
Brookland Valley’s benchmark wine range focuses on classic grape varieties sourced entirely from Margaret River. Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay are the focus, made in a minimal intervention winemaking style, making the terroir the focus throughout the portfolio of Reserve, Estate, Verse 1 and Small Batch labels.

Wine Tastings
With breathtaking views of the Wilyabrup Brook, the cellar door offers the full range of Brookland Valley wines for tasting and sale. It is also home to a fine gallery of wine and food related gifts and accessories, including a selection of fine glassware. 

The Food
Set in the natural surrounds of Brookland Valley Vineyard, Flutes Restaurant has earnt a reputation as one of the region's favourite premium, yet relaxed dining experiences. Executive Chef Francois Morvan brings an exotic mix of his French training plus a reverence for local seasonal produce to create an ever-changing menu.
Open 7 days a week from 11am for Morning Tea and 12pm for Lunch.?

Halliday Rating
Halliday 5 Red Star

Capel Vale Wines & Match Restaurant

Capel Vale is a pioneer within Western Australia and amongst the first to be established with vines planted in 1974. Capel Vale Cellar Door & Match Restaurant open 7 days.

  • Wine Region:Geographe
  • Open Days/times:7 days 10am-4pm
  • Wine Variety:Brut,Malbec,Merlot Blend,Sauvignon Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Semillon,Shiraz,Verdelho,Sparkling,Cabernet Sauvignon,Cabernet Shiraz,Chardonnay,Merlot,Pinot Noir,Riesling,Rose,Cabernet Merlot

Details

  • Lunch Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Thursday
  • Geographe:Busselton / Capel
  • Vineyards:90 hectares
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Functions,Wheelchair Access,Restaurant
  • Cellar Door Open:Holidays,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday

Description

The Wines

Capel Vale has been crafting intensely fruit driven, powerful yet elegant wines from the cool regions of Western Australia since 1974. A broad range of wines in the Debut, Regional Series, Cellar Exclusive, Black Label and Single Vineyard Wine tiers. 

Capel Vale has established mature vineyards in Geographe, Margaret River and Mount Barker and produces wines that reflect the distinct climate and soils of each region.

Cellar Door

Visitors are warmly welcome to the cellar door to taste and purchase the full range of Capel Vale Wines. Located in Capel, two hours from Perth, indulge in match plates by the fire or alfresco in the summer breeze at Capel Vale's charming cellar door, open every day from 10am - 4:30pm.

The Food - Match Restaurant

The philosophy behind the restaurant is to Match food and wine. The menu comprises of Match Plates where components match the characteristics in the recommended wine. Grazing plates & cheese plates are also available.

Open Thursday to Monday 11:30am - 2:30pm. 

Bookings [email protected]

Halliday Rating

5 Red 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:Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Pinot Noir,Riesling,Rose,Sauvignon Blanc,Dessert,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Shiraz,Sparkling,Syrah,Tempranillo,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
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Great Southern:Denmark
  • Cellar Door Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Holidays
  • Lunch Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday
  • Dinner Open:Friday,Saturday
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Accommodation,Functions,Restaurant

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

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

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Light Food,Restaurant,Wheelchair Access,Dogs Welcome,Functions
  • 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
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup

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.

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

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Dogs Welcome,Organic (Certified),Kids Play Area,Restaurant,Functions
  • 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
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup

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

Domaine Naturaliste

Established in 2014, Domaine Naturaliste is the brand of highly-awarded winemaker Bruce Dukes. Hallidays Best Value Winery 2020 now with a Cellar Door located in Wilyabrup open daily.

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

Details

  • Cases Produced:15000
  • Winemaker:Bruce Dukes
  • Established:2012
  • Size & Year:Established 2011 - 2019,Small (5,000-49,999 cases)
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Light Food,Picnic Facilities,Wheelchair Access
  • Brands:Domaine Naturaliste
  • Vineyards:21 hectares 20 year old vines in Wilyabrup
  • Wheelchair Access:Wheelchair access at rear of Cellar Door Building
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Lunch 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

Eagle Bay Brewing Co

Enjoy a range of white and red staple wines from Margaret River’s multi-talented specialists at Eagle Bay Brewing Co.

  • Open Days/times:Mon to Sun 11am - 5pm
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Rose,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Semillon,Sparkling Rose,Chardonnay,Cabernet Sauvignon,Shiraz

Details

  • Brands:Eagle Bay Brewing Co & Eagle Bay Vineyard
  • Established:2010
  • Winemaker:Nick d’Espeissi
  • Facilities:Restaurant
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Vineyards:15 acre

Description

Predominantly known for its organic and handcrafted beer, Eagle Bay Brewing Co is also well-versed in the world of winemaking. The estate’s vines were planted almost 30 years ago and now host a 15-acre plot of vines. As the vineyard does not produce enough fruit to cater for an independent winery, the fruit is taken to highly-skilled, passionate winemakers to create their own range of Eagle Bay Vineyard wines. Visitors can taste a mix of white and red staple wines at the restaurant, or wines can be purchased online or from the brewery itself. 

Fishbone Wines

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

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

Details

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

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.

Gilbert Wines

Join four generation farming family, the Gilberts at the apple shed turned cellar door of their 5 Star Halliday winery near Mount Barker, for distinct regional wines and tasty farm-grown platters.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Riesling,Rose,Shiraz
  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Fri to Mon 10am to 5pm

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Established:1985
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Light Food,Restaurant
  • Winemaker:Andrew Vesey and Caitlin Gazey
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Great Southern:Mount Barker
  • Cases Produced:3500 cases
  • Vineyards:25.81 hectares
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays

Description

Established by the third generation of local farming family, the Gilberts. Jim and Bev planted vines in 1985 and the wine operation has grown from strength to strength, now operated by two of their children, Clinton and Matthew. Grapes grown on the property have been carefully selected to match the Great Southern’s climate and soil profile of the estate.

The multi award-winning, estate grown wine range focuses on regional hero varieties, Riesling, Chardonnay, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Cellar Door

Established in the old apple packing shed, the cellar door first opened in 1990. Rich in history and character, the space is unique environment to sample and enjoy award-winning Gilbert wines. Open Friday to Monday 10am - 5pm.

The Food

Located beside the cellar door, The Gilbert Wines café (one of the first in the region) is paddock to plate in style, showcasing produce from the Mount Barker wine region on seasonal platters and cheese boards. Much of the menu is grown on the property and in the café’s culinary garden. Open Friday to Monday from 10am - 5pm.

Unique Highlights

The estate also produces prime lamb (for both the export and domestic markets) and a variety of stone fruits including apricots, plums, peaches and nectarines.

Halliday Rating

5 Stars

 

Glenarty Road

A boutique farm and vineyard making progressive, natural wines that can be enjoyed alongside amazing seasonal farm-grown fruits, nuts, vegetables and lamb in their character-full, timber shed.

  • Open Days/times:10am to 5pm, Thursday to Monday. Tuesday/Wednesday by appointment.
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Fortified,Dessert,Fume Blanc,Port,Rose,Sauvignon Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Shiraz

Details

  • Vineyards:26 acres
  • Winemaker:Sasha Foley
  • Facilities:Restaurant,Cellar Door,Dogs Welcome
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Margaret River:Karridale

Description

Owners Sasha and Ben McDonald refer to the southern Karridale sub-region as the ‘cooler sister’ to the rest of the Margaret River cape. Their winery brings this cool to life in both the style of its wines and the estate vibe. Ben is the fifth generation on the McDonald family farm. He single-handedly planted the 6-acre vineyard when aged 19 and has continued to evolve his family farm since. In addition to vines, the property has over 270 fruit trees, several vegetable gardens and a few thousand sheep.

The property follows sustainable farming practices to encourage a healthy eco-system, with all elements coexisting to improve the overall heartbeat of the farm. Sheep graze among the vines for six months after harvest to control the weeds and add nutrients into the cycle. Bug pressure is taken care of by guinea fowls and chickens.

The Wines
The wines are handmade with an intuitive, hands-off approach and every parcel of fruit is managed individually through the winemaking process. Natural yeasts are used for authentic, characterful wines. Often their trusty old basket press is used, making for a true artisanal feel. Alongside Margaret River signature varieties, check out the intriguing Fumé Blanc, Rosé and Vintage Port.

Wine Tasting
The pair converted their grandfather’s timber shed into a tasting room which is open daily from 10am – 5pm Thursday to Monday to taste their wines. Tuesday and Wednesday tastings by appointment.

The Food
A range of tasting plates, bursting with tasty interpretations of the farm’s fresh-picked seasonal produce, incredible grass-fed lamb and whatever seafood has been caught off the shores of Augusta by their sea mates. Vegetarian and dietary options are catered for.

Unique Highlights
Get the true farm experience with a progressive tasting through the vines, macadamias and hop garden to gain a local’s understanding of what a ‘ground to glass’ philosophy truly entails. The tour is extra special from January to April during harvest. Bookings recommended, begins 10:30am daily.

Halliday Rating
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Hamelin Bay

A picturesque vineyard with a remarkable family history and multi award-winning wines, also serving deluxe and generous lunches and dinners daily at its stunning restaurant, near Augusta.

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

Details

  • Margaret River:Karridale
  • Facilities:Kids Play Area,Dogs Welcome,Cellar Door,Light Food
  • Cases Produced:10 000
  • Lunch Open:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Vineyards:23.5 hectares
  • Established:1993
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays

Description

Hamelin Bay Wines was established by the Drake-Brockman family in 1992. The family-run vineyard features a restaurant and cellar door and is built upon a unique family history in the region.

A Serendipitous Tale
Owner Richard Drake-Brockman is the great grandson of regional pioneer Grace Bussell, whose family first settled in the Margaret River region in 1830. Grace is famous for her courage as a 16-year-old when, with aboriginal stockman Sam Isaacs, she rescued the survivors of the ‘Georgette’ shipwreck at Redgate Beach. Her husband, Frederick Brockman is known for his exploration of the Kimberley. He read about Grace’s feat in the newspaper and was so impressed, he rode 300km on horseback to meet her. This romantic tale ended happily when they married in 1882.

In a stroke of serendipity, Hamelin Bay’s vineyard and winery is located at the intersection of the Brockman and Bussell Highways, which were named in honour of these two pioneering families.

The Wines
The unique Five Ashes vineyard is one of Margaret River’s most picturesque vineyards. The moderate maritime climate and a north facing ridge of prime gravely loam soils are ideal for premium quality grape growing.  The white wines exude freshness and elegance, and the red wines have restrained power and depth. Since first vintage in 1996, Hamelin Bay has been awarded more than 10 major wine show trophies and numerous gold, silver and bronze medals.

Wine Tasting
The cellar door sits on a peaceful valley slope overlooking the vines, an idyllic lake and rolling hills surrounded by Marri forest. Follow a magnificent granite entry through to the contemporary tasting space daily, from 10am to 4.45pm for wine tasting.

The Food
The Restaurant is offers sweeping views over the Five Ashes vineyard and the Rushy Creek valley below, with a background of tall Marri and Karri trees. Open for lunch and dinner the menus incorporate fresh, local seasonal ingredients in a laid-back and generous country style. Save room from for the house-made ice-cream sandwiches, which take a local twist on a classic Australian favourite treat.

Halliday Rating
5 Stars

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

Description

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

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

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

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

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

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

Leeuwin Estate

A Margaret River pioneer, with wines ranking alongside the world's finest, Leeuwin Estate celebrates fine wine, food, art and music at its award-winning restaurant, winery, cellar door and gallery.

  • Wine Variety:Brut,Cabernet Sauvignon,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Shiraz,Chardonnay,Classic Dry White,Riesling
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: open daily 10am to 5pm, Restaurant: Open daily for lunch & Saturday evening for dinner
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Cases Produced:50,000 cases
  • Vineyards:121 hectares
  • Winemaker:Tim Lovett, Phil Hutchison and Breac Wheatley
  • Facilities:Wheelchair Access,Cellar Door,Gallery,Restaurant,Functions
  • Dinner Open:Saturday
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe

Description

Family-owned Leeuwin Estate, one of the five founding wineries of the now famous Margaret River wine region, is under the stewardship of three generations, who work with a team of highly skilled winemakers to consistently produce wines ranking alongside the world's finest. 

In 1972, legendary Napa Valley winemaker, Robert Mondavi, identified the future site of the Leeuwin vineyard as being ideal for the production of premium wine and provided early mentorship to Denis and Tricia Horgan in the transformation of their cattle farm into Leeuwin Estate. Enjoying its first commercial vintage in 1979, Leeuwin was thrust into the international spotlight when Decanter Magazine gave its highest recommendation to the 1981 "Art Series" Chardonnay. The international accolades have continued and Leeuwin now exports to 30 markets. Celebrating the combination of fine wine, food, art and music, Leeuwin features an award-winning restaurant, cellar door and art gallery. The Estate is renowned for staging spectacular events and welcoming visitors from around the world. 

The Wines
With a focus on Margaret River’s hero wine varieties, the Leeuwin Estate Art Series, Prelude and Siblings labels are regional benchmarks and share a place amongst the great wines of Australia, receiving ongoing international acclaim and attention. 

Wine Tasting
Taste the range daily from 10am – 5pm at Leeuwin's cellar door. Alternatively, discover more of Leeuwin Estate story with a host of tour experiences. Behind the scenes tours start from $25, or enjoy a more bespoke experience, like cooking classes, wine blending sessions, or indulge in a paired food and wine degustation. A range of other tours operate on weekdays and can be booked in advance. 

Restaurant
Overlooking a meadow surrounded by forest and majestic karri trees, Leeuwin features an award-winning restaurant, pairing exceptional seasonal produce from WA with its wines, including special museum-release vintages. Enjoy a la carte dining, or an outstanding six-course paired degustation menu. Open daily for lunch and Saturday evenings for dinner.

Unique Highlights
The Leeuwin Estate Art Gallery exhibits works by Australian artists, including many of the original paintings that feature on its icon Art Series wine labels. 

Described as one of Australia’s most extraordinary concerts, The Leeuwin Concert is one of Margaret River’s most famous annual events. Since 1985, it has attracted an enviable list of international performers from Ray Charles to Diana Ross, Sting, James Taylor and Simply Red. Held annually in February and March, visit the Leeuwin Estate website for ticket information.

Short on time? Take a day trip from Perth aboard a private charter flight to Leeuwin Estate's private airstrip.

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

Old Kent River Wines

A family-owned cellar door showcasing spectacular regional wines from Margaret River and the Great Southern from its picnic-friendly grounds, that sometimes sells farm-fresh marron too.

  • Wine Variety:Sparkling,Chardonnay,Pinot Noir,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Cabernet Merlot,Rose,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Thur to Mon 10am to 5pm

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Functions,Picnic Facilities,Light Food,Dogs Welcome
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Cases Produced:1000 cases
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe
  • Vineyards:34 acres
  • Winemaker:Marius Mencel

Description

The Old Kent Yard vineyard is located in the Great Southern Region of Western Australia, with its cellar door in Margaret River. Originally set up in 1952 as a sheep farm, a vineyard area was planted with Pinot Noir in 1985. These days Chardonnay, Shiraz and Sauvignon Blanc are grown too. Hands-on and down to earth owners, the Noacks, conducted a major rehabilitation scheme across the whole property, including a tree-planting programme, whereby various species of Eucalypt and deep-rooted perennials were planted. 

‘The Farm,’ as known to the family also produces lamb and elusive native marron that are sold at the Cellar Door.

The Wines
Old Kent Road is a serious, cool-climate, single vineyard producer that focuses varietal, regionally expressive wines. The vineyard started out growing fruit for established wine producers. Seeing the great success of their wines, the Noacks decided to produce their own label, releasing a sparkling wine and pinot noir in 1991. These wines achieved a raft of awards and remain the flagships of the Old Kent River range.

Wine Tasting
Since 2017 the winery has operated a rammed-earth cellar door, conveniently located on the corner of Caves and Ellen Brook Road just north of Margaret River town. The whole range of wines from Margaret River and the Great Southern can be tasted. Groups tastings can be booked in advance for groups of 8 or more. Open daily 10am – 5pm. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday in non-peak season.

Unique Highlights
The large lawn has ample picnic tables and blankets for a picturesque picnic. Create a platter from a small selection of local cheese and produce, or pre-order a Gourmet Picnic Hamper by famous local Chef Lainy Mammone (requires 48 hours notice).

Palmer Wines

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

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

Details

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

Description

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

Cellar Door

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

The Food

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

Halliday Rating 

5 Red Stars

 

 

 

 

Plantagenet Wines

Taste exemplary Mount Barker wines at the classic mud brick cellar door and café of this regional hero estate and WA winemaking pioneer, located 30 minutes from Albany.

  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Wine Variety:Shiraz,Brut,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Pinot Noir,Riesling,Rose,Sauvignon Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Fume Blanc,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Tempranillo,Fortified,Sparkling

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Restaurant
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Established:1968
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Great Southern:Mount Barker
  • Cases Produced:25000
  • Vineyards:130 hectares
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

A regional pioneer, Plantagenet Wines was planted with Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz vines in 1968 by founder Tony Smith. The first wines were made in 1974 and showed great potential, encouraging Tony to convert a local apple packing shed into a winery and keep making what are now regarded amongst Australia’s most respected examples of Cabernet and Shiraz. Subsequent vineyards were planted, and fruit now comes from five estate-owned properties around the Mount Barker area.

Western Australia’s oldest family business Lionel Samson & Son acquired Plantagenet in 1999 and the estate continues to grow from strength to strength, with an international reputation for its Rieslings, Chardonnays, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Wine Tasting

The mudbrick and timber cellar door, surrounded by stunning garden and historic vines make a beautiful setting in which to explore the Plantagenet wine range. Wines can be tasted daily between 10.30am – 4pm.

The Food

Alongside the cellar door is ‘The Shed’, Plantagenet’s café, serving lunch daily. The menu is a unique blend of contemporary and casual, with hearty dishes that pair with the wines. Dining can be enjoyed from the alfresco deck, or beside the fireplace in winter.

Halliday Rating

5 Red Stars

 

 

 

Silkwood Wines

Surrounded by Karri forest with panoramic lake-views, discover this 4 Star Halliday winery’s superb regional range or indulge in contemporary dining, bursting with world-class local produce.

  • Wine Variety:Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Zinfandel,Sparkling,Rose,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Merlot,Pinot Noir,Malbec,Viognier
  • Open Days/times:Fri to Mon 10am to 4pm
  • Wine Region:Southern Forests

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Established:1999
  • Facilities:Accommodation,Cellar Door,Functions,Light Food
  • Cases Produced:12,000 cases
  • Vineyards:23.5 hectares
  • Winemaker:Chris Murtha
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays

Description

Nestled amongst magnificent and picturesque Karri and Jarrah forest, Silkwood Wines’ undulating landscape, a temperate climate and rich gravelly loam soils produce wines of exceptional quality. Owned by the Bowman family since 2004, the first vines of the 23 hectare vineyard  (Shiraz and Chardonnay) were planted in 1999. Subsequent plantings of many more grape varieties followed.

The Wines

Silkwood's extensive range focuses on regional varietal wines, expressed through three tiers. Pemberton’s flagship varietals Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling are at the core of the range which is also embellished with Shiraz, Merlot, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Semillon, Malbec and two sparkling wines.

Cellar Door

The scenic, lakeside cellar door, with its knowledgeable staff provides the perfect relaxed setting to sample Silkwood Wine’s extensive range of wines. Open Friday to Monday 10am - 4pm.

The Food

Pemberton is renowned for its exceptional fresh produce and the Silkwood restaurant uses the finest local ingredients in its colourful, seasonal menu, created by world-class chefs. Perched lakeside with panoramic views of the Karri forest, this is the ideal setting to enjoy sumptuous gourmet delights and award-winning wines. Open Friday to Monday 10am - 4pm.

Halliday Rating

4 Stars

St. Aidan Wines

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

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

Details

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

Description

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

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

Cellar Door

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

The Food

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

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

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

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

Swings & Roundabouts

Known locally for its lively atmosphere and delicious wines, rustic woodfired pizza, upbeat music, open fires, cosy corners and a huge lawn that offers some of the best views in Margaret River.

  • Wine Variety:Shiraz,Sparkling,Tempranillo,Cabernet Merlot,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Malbec,Rose,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:10am - 5pm Everyday

Details

  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Facilities:Dogs Welcome,Cellar Door,Restaurant
  • Dinner Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Winemaker:Brian Fletcher
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Lunch Open:Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
  • Cases Produced:20000
  • Established:2004
  • Vineyards:5 hectares

Description

The name Swings & Roundabouts celebrates the creative and skilled balancing act performed by nature and their winemakers to develop the individuality and quality in the bottle. What you lose on the swings, you pick up on the roundabouts.

No-one knows where the expression originally came from, but there does seem to be a consistent meaning across the many corners of the world. Think coins falling out of your pockets, then finding a couple of notes in the sand. Maybe it does all work out evenly in the end?

The Wines
Swings & Roundabouts has a strong belief in the “Mediterranean” style of northern Margaret River fruit that makes the wines great for drinking, with or without food. Skilled winemaking and carefully selected fruit delivers consistent value-for-money, premium wines. It's classic Margaret River - fresh, creative, friendly and loads of backyard fun!

Yallingup Cellar Door
The Yallingup Cellar Door is a comfortable, versatile space, filled with upbeat music, open fires, cosy corners and a huge lawn with some of the best views in Margaret River. Enjoy a casual menu, shared plates, woodfired pizza, epic desserts and kid-friendly options. There’s also a serious coffee machine!

Swings Taphouse
Located in Margaret River town, Taphouse is the local’s Local. Swings & Roundabouts wines on tap, guest wines from other local heroes and simple, rustic food loaded with delicious flavours. Open daily, 12pm – late.

Halliday Rating
4.5 Black Stars

The Berry Farm

Margaret River’s most creative range of fruit-based wines, offering tastings of over 40 gourmet products at the cottage-style cellar door with family-friendly café and two kid’s adventure playgrounds.

  • Wine Variety:Sparkling,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Dessert
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Mon to Sun 10am to 4:30pm, cafe: Mon to Sun 10am to 4pm

Details

  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Facilities:Dogs Welcome,Kids Play Area,Cellar Door,Restaurant
  • Lunch Open:Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe
  • Cellar Door Open:Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
  • Established:1986

Description

Since 1986, The Berry Farm’s vast range of fruit-based sparkling, still, fortified, dessert wine and liquors has been delighting Margaret River visitors from near and far. The Cellar Door and Café are housed in an original settler’s group home, built circa 1925. Surrounded by stunning cottage gardens, berry trees and native birds, this is the perfect place to discover flavoursome wine styles you never imagined possible, while the kids have a blast on the property’s two adventure playgrounds.

The Wines
Known for creating something a little different in the region, The Berry Farm creates wines of all styles, forms and flavours from fruits other than just the humble grape. There are sparkling wines made from strawberries, fortified and dessert wines made from berry pressings, a range of ciders and more. All products are made onsite.

Wine Tasting
Everyone is invited to taste over forty wines and gourmet products including The Berry Farm’s homemade jams, preserves, sauces and syrups, which are as popular as the wines. A children’s corner is ideal to entertain the kids. Open daily 10am – 4pm.

The Food
Surrounded by elegant, rose-filled flower gardens, the well-loved café serves up tasty, country fare daily for morning tea and lunch. Sweet-tooths will love the fresh-baked scones, boysenberry pies and cakes. Savoury lovers can’t go past the beef and red wine pie or classic toasties. Bookings are highly recommended. Lunch available 11.30am to 3pm daily.

Unique Highlights
In the warmer summer months, keep a look out for the garden’s ripe raspberries, strawberries, currants, blueberries, mulberries and gooseberries that can be picked and enjoyed. Farm-fresh avocados can also be purchased at the Cellar Door when in season. Kids will love the playgrounds, dogs (on leashes) are welcome too.

The Lake House Denmark

A wine and food lover’s wonderland, devoted to the art of slowing down and relaxing at its gorgeous lakeside cellar door, gourmet produce emporium and restaurant, just five minutes from Denmark.

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

Details

  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Winemaker:James Kellie - Winemaker Garry Capelli - Vigneron
  • Lunch Open:Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Restaurant,Light Food
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Cases Produced:8000 cases
  • Vineyards:5.2 hectares
  • Established:1995
  • Great Southern:Denmark

Description

The Lake House follows a philosophy of slowing down, taking time out and enjoying laid back time with family and friends, good food and wine. This concept led the development of their wine range, cellar door, restaurant and range of gourmet condiments and grape-based body lotions.

It was established in 2006 by Garry Capelli and Leanne Rogers who fell in love with Denmark ten years prior, determining it would be the place they brought their country-living dreams to life.

The Wines

Grapes are grown in the estate vineyard at Denmark and specialty sites in Mount Barker and Frankland River. The wines include Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, which between them have received an impressive array of medals at Western Australian wine shows.

Cellar Door

Perched beside a picturesque lake and vineyard, the Cellar Door is located just five minutes from Denmark town and offers complimentary tastings of over 20 different wines made by The Lake House team. In addition, a range of chutneys, vinegars, sauces, syrups and chocolates made under the Vinofood label are available for tasting too. Winespa body lotion products can also be sampled.

The Restaurant

Lazy long lunches by the lake are what The Lake House hangs it hat on most. Open daily, the food, created from local produce, ranges from rustic vineyard platters to their famous beef and shiraz pie, curries and more.

Unique Highlights

Alongside their Vinofood and WineSpa products, The Lake House offers a range of deli foods and gift hampers, perfect to take for a picnic at the beach or for a light gourmet dinner to take away.

Halliday Rating

5 Red Stars

 

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5 Quirky pets to keep you company while you’re isolating

5 Quirky pets to keep you company while you’re isolating

  We’re all probably feeling a little bit lonely right now. If social-distancing is starving you for company, a tiny...
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Local bakeries delivering hot cross buns to your door

Local bakeries delivering hot cross buns to your door

Once again, the time to indulge in the iconic fruit-and-spice-filled hot cross bun is upon us... Whether you prefer them...
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Three local chefs recommend their best takeaways dishes

Three local chefs recommend their best takeaways dishes

Restaurants may be shut to diners for now, but behind closed doors, Perth's leading chefs continue to serve up their...
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Join virtual cooking classes with celebrity chefs from around the globe

Join virtual cooking classes with celebrity chefs from around the globe

In response to a shut-down of much of the world’s hospitality sector, celebrity chefs from around the globe, such as...
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Alternative free streaming services delivering Arthouse, Aussie flicks, and awesome blockbuster knockoffs

Alternative free streaming services delivering Arthouse, Aussie flicks, and awesome blockbuster knockoffs

If you find yourself flicking through Foxtel, Netflix, and Stan desperate for something new and interesting, it’s time to expand...
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Live cocktail mini masterclass brings Perth’s best bars to your home

Live cocktail mini masterclass brings Perth’s best bars to your home

Missing happy hour drinks with the gang at your local bar? Now you can make cocktails as good as the...
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Hobbies not to start when you are already on the brink

Hobbies not to start when you are already on the brink

You’ve cleaned out your wardrobe numerous times, read that leaning tower of books on your bedside table and gotten through...
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5 kitchen staples that are surprisingly easy to make

5 kitchen staples that are surprisingly easy to make

Self-isolation is the time to recreate days of old and learn how to make your kitchen staples from scratch! We...
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