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Pinot Noir Wine Variety Wineries in South West

Wineries in Australias South West


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Abbey Creek Vineyard

Take in the stunning views of the Porongurup range from the cellar door, open 7 days, while tasting multi-award winning wines crafted at this boutique family-owned winery by winemaker Rob Diletti.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Pinot Noir,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc,Rosé,Dessert
  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Open Days/times:10am - 5pm Daily

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Established:1990
  • Cases Produced:800 cases
  • Vineyards:1.6 hectares
  • Winemaker:Castle Rock Estate (Robert Diletti)
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Great Southern:Porongurup

Description

Mary and Mike Dilworth established Abbey Creek in 1990 and the original pinot noir and riesling vines were planted in the same year. The cabernet vines were planted in 1993 and now grafted to pinot noir, and the sauvignon blanc vines were planted much later in 2006. Mike remains in the role of viticulturist and Rob Diletti makes the wines.

The name ‘Abbey Creek’ is a combination of two geological markers at the estate: the creek that runs (in winter) alongside the vineyard; and the view of The Abbey in the Stirling Range, WA’s highest collection of peaks. The vineyards are nestled on the northern slope of the Porongurup range, providing a dramatic backdrop when looking over the vineyard towards the main house.

The Wines
The Porongurup sub-region in the Great Southern is known for producing long-lived rieslings with distinct floral characteristics, and pinots that show bright cherry, pomegranate and red berry characteristics. The wines have been time and again selected for medals and trophies at both regional and national wine shows within Australia, claiming a total of 9 wine show trophies.   

Wine Tasting
Visitors can enjoy the wines on tasting at the cellar door (open 7 days 10-5 ‘when the flag is flying and the sign is out’), an old shearing shed with views over the vineyards and the Kalgan plain. 

Unique Highlights
The view of the Porongurup Range, and the proximity to it.  The wine range is magnificent and concise, the views are picturesque.

Halliday Rating
5 Black 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.

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

Details

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

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.

Below & Above Wines

Enjoy world-class Pinot and Chardonnay grown sustainably by this small-batch producer on their boutique, specialty vineyard in the heart of Pemberton’s pristine southern forest.

  • Wine Variety:Merlot,Chardonnay,Pinot Noir
  • Wine Region:Southern Forests

Details

  • Cases Produced:900
  • Winemaker:Bruce Dukes
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Brands:Below and Above
  • Established:2013
  • Size & Year:Established 2011 - 2019

Description

Below and Above Wines are grown in the Thella Estate vineyard in Pemberton's southern forests.  The property has been a lucrative supplier of grapes to established WA vineyards since the 1990s.

Thella Estate was identified early by Western Australian viticulture pioneers as one of the best patches of dirt in the state for growing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir due to a complex and specific interaction of environmental conditions including: relatively cool climate; deep red, loamy, gravel soil; high rainfall and altitude (250 metres above sea level).

The Below and Above label began in 2013 as a small-batch wine made by renowned WA contract winemaker Bruce Dukes. Proprietors John and Evdokia Klepec have focussed their efforts on growing world-class Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, working closely with Bruce Dukes to enhance their viticulture to produce superb fruit and exceptional wine.

The Wines

The specialty range of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Merlot that can be purchased online or at stockists throughout WA.

Byron & Harold

"One of Western Australia's most exciting new Wine producers" - Halliday

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

Details

  • Brands:Partners, The Protocol, The Companions, Chapter & Verse, Rags to Riches, Gravity, Rose & Thorns, First Mark, Hall mark, Wandering Lane, Wheelabout
  • Established:2012
  • Winemaker:Rory Parks
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Established 2011 - 2019
  • Great Southern:Albany,Frankland River
  • Margaret River:Yallingup,Wilyabrup,Wallcliffe

Description

Byron & Harold was established in 2012 by Paul Byron and Harold (Ralph) Dunning to produce a focused range of high quality, provenance based table wines for both the domestic and international markets. In only our second full year of winemaking, much respected wine reviewer James Halliday awarded Byron & Harold a ***** 5 Star Rating for 2015 and named us as one of his Top 10 New Wineries for 2015. Since then, Halliday renewed our status as a 5 Star winery for 2016, and upgraded our rating to a 5 Red Star winery for 2017 which we have still maintained in 2021.

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

Details

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

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

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

Castle Rock Estate

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

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

Details

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

Description

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

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

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

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

Halliday Rating
5 Red Star

Chestnut Grove Wines

Taste highly acclaimed Pinot Noir, Verdelho, Merlot and more from a boutique Manjimup wineries that is reimagining cool-climate wines in WA from their modern cellar door.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Chardonnay,Merlot,Pinot Noir,Verdelho,Sparkling,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Fortified,Rosé,Dessert
  • Open Days/times:Open Mon to Fri, weekends by appointment
  • Wine Region:Southern Forests

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Light Food
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday
  • Cases Produced:15, 000
  • Vineyards:40 hectares
  • Winemaker:David Dowden
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000

Description

What began as a passion for wine in 1987 for Vic Kordic has blossomed into an impressive operation with an award-winning wine range. Sons Mark and Paul Kordic now head the vineyard and make cool climate estate-grown and bottled wines with elegant and unique character from their boutique operation.

The Wines

The wines have a great depth of flavour and texture born from sensitive winemaking and fermentation with natural yeast in the Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs, reflective of Manjimup’s ideal growing conditions. The award-winning range also includes Verdelho, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and a Sparkling Merlot.

Cellar Door

The modern cellar door offers samples of Chestnut wines alongside their Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Verjuice from Monday-Friday 10am-4pm, and on weekends by appointment only.   

Clairault Streicker Cellar Door

Clairault Streicker is a family owned grower and wine producer based in Margaret River, located on the rugged south-west coastline of Western Australia.

  • Wine Variety:Chenin Blanc,Petit Verdot,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Riesling,Shiraz,Dessert,Sparkling,Rosé,Pinot Noir
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:10am - 5pm

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,Holidays
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Vineyards:200 hectares
  • Cases Produced:15 000
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Wheelchair Access:Ramps and walkways link the car park and facilities, wheelchair-modified bathrooms.
  • Types & Styles:Estate Grown,Hand Picked,Single Vineyard,Traditional Method,Alternative wine styles

Description

We are the owners and caretakers of four distinct sites spanning multiple sub-regions. Our oldest vineyard, established in 1976, is also home to our signature cellar door and vineyard kitchen. Clairault Streicker wines are authentic and classically-styled, setting a benchmark for the Margaret River region.

Wine Tasting
Take a seat and let our knowledgable team guide you through our range. Our tasting style is designed to give you an intimate and personalised journey. A private space has been dedicated to our valued Cellar Club members with sweeping views of the surrounding vineyards. The Cellar Door is open 10am-5pm daily.

The Food
Our food is seasonal and modern, served in a casual style and made with ingredients sourced from producers local to the venue. Enjoy a glass of wine with your meal near our gorgeous stone fireplace in winter, or on a picnic blanket in the gardens on a lovely summer’s day. Long, lazy lunches with family or friends any time of year are what we do best. The Vineyard Kitchen is open 11am - 4pm daily.

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

Estate 807

Taste a variety of quality still and sparkling wines at the modern cellar door with sweeping views of the vines and roaming Alpacas, or a meal at AJAR restaurant, with indoor and outdoor seating.

  • Open Days/times:Cellar Door: Thurs to Sun 10am to 4pm, Restaurant: Sat & Sun 10am to 4pm
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Pinot Noir,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz
  • Wine Region:Great Southern

Details

  • Brands:Estate 807
  • Established:1998
  • Vineyards:4.2 hectares
  • Winemaker:James Kellie, Mike Garland, and Coby Ladwig
  • Great Southern:Denmark
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Functions,Restaurant
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Lunch Open:Saturday,Sunday,Holidays

Description

Dr Stephen Junk and Ola Tylestam have swapped a life of hospitals and finance for wine, animals and fresh air.   The vineyards are roamed by alpacas, Wiltshire sheep, chickens and ducks which looks after most of the weeds and pests, while the four generations of Cocker Spaniel dogs feature on one of the wine range’s labels. 

 

The Wines

The property boasts a selection of clones of pinot noir and chardonnay, used to make both still and sparkling wine.  The cool climate growing area assists in high natural acidity and minerality in the wines, while the warm days through summer give a long ripening season for the grapes.  Winemakers Mike Garland and James Kellie produce a variety of wines including riesling, sauvignon blanc, shiraz, cabernet, a dessert wine and two sparkling wines.

 

Wine Tasting:

The modern cellar door is perched on the side of a hill overlooking the pinot noir vines.  The AJAR restaurant is just next door and offers a wide selection of dishes alongside the Estate 807 wines.  There is indoor and outdoor seating, the deck offers sweeping views of the vineyards.  Both are open Thursday to Sunday 10am - 4pm.

 

Unique Highlights:

Scenic views from the cellar door, restaurant and tasting area.

 

Halliday Rating:

4 Black Stars

Ferngrove Wines

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

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

Details

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

Description

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

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

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

Wine Tasting

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

Halliday Rating

4/5 Stars

 

 

 

Flor Marché

This successful, one-woman operation seeks to utilise natural, organic winemaking practices to produce an extensive range of regionally characteristic, small-batch wines.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Grenache,Pinot Noir,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz

Details

  • Established:2010
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Gallery
  • Size & Year:Established 2001 - 2010
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup

Description

The winery is owned and operated by Elizabeth Reed, who first purchased one tonne of Riesling grapes from the Porongurup region in 2010. Flor Marchéwas hence born, with the idea to source small parcels of fruit from single vineyards across the southwest of Western Australia.

The estate’s approach to winemaking is based on the understanding that the most important characteristics of wine come directly from the vineyard, and as such, Flor Marché’s wines have been crafted to distinctly express the influences of soil, environment and climate of the traditionally south-west grape varieties. 

The Wines

The winery’s extensive range features Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache (sourced from 60 year old vines in the Swan Valley).

Cellar Door

Flor Marché currently operates a cellar door from the gallery area of the building; in an exciting new partnership with Wilyabrup Dreaming, a local pottery established in the 1990s. The charming cellar door perfectly reflects the long history of art and wine within the region and is open Thursday to Sunday from 10am to 4pm.  

Frazer Woods

WA’s only specialist “methode Champenoise” winery, producing highly-enjoyable vintage and non-vintage sparkling wines in Margaret River.

  • Open Days/times:Open By Appointment Only
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Sparkling,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Shiraz,Fortified,Cabernet,Method Traditionale,Pinot Noir,Sparkling Rose,Sparkling Shiraz

Details

  • Brands:Frazer Woods
  • Cases Produced:2000 cases
  • Established:1996
  • Winemaker:John Frazer
  • Types & Styles:Ancestral method, Pétillant-Naturel (Pét-Nat),Family Run,Hand Picked,Traditional Method
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Facilities:Appointment Only,Dogs Welcome

Description

A small family-owned winery specialising in the production of traditional-method Sparkling wines in Margaret River. The Frazer Woods vineyard is ideally located in Wilyabrup, Margaret River. The winemaking facility has become the only of its type in WA to make “methode Champenoise” wines (and works with many other wineries to produce their sparkling wines).

The exemplary range includes a vintage and non-vintage Pinot Chardonnay, Blanc de Blanc, Rose and Sparkling Shiraz that are available online and stocked in a handful of retailers and restaurants around Australia. 

Galafrey Wines

Taste with the owners at this stunning family-owned, legendary Mount Barker winery, offering some of the best views of the Porongurups, Stirling Ranges and Mount Barker Hill.

  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Pinot Noir,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Merlot,Fortified
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Mon to Sun 10am - 5pm

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Established:1977
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Gallery
  • Great Southern:Mount Barker
  • Cases Produced:3500 cases
  • Vineyards:13.1 hectares
  • Winemaker:Kim Tyrer
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

A true family affair. Galafrey was founded by respected pioneer of Western Australian wine, the late Ian Tyrer in Mount Barker in 1977. His wife Linda, daughter Kim (and her husband Nigel) keep the family winery flourishing.

The dry grown vines include varieties Chardonnay, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Pinot Noir and blending varieties. There’s also the rarely-seen Muller Thurgau, a unique white variety planted too.

Wine Tasting

Most wine tastings at the impressive Galafrey cellar door are hosted by Linda, Kim or Nigel, who love chatting about their wines and sharing the story of their vineyard. Look out for Bruce, a Jack Russell (the winery dog) who enjoys meeting visitors at the carpark. The view is spectacular, with the Porongurups, Stirling Ranges and Mount Barker Hill all in visible from the high-altitude property. Visitors are invited to visit any time between 10am – 5pm daily.

Halliday Rating

4.5 Stars

 

 

Gnornbup Wines

Discover stunning cool climate wines of Bremer Bay’s first vineyard, planted in 1996, then explore the Wellstead Heritage Museum, showcasing local cultural artefacts from 1850 to present.

  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Wine Variety:Fortified,Chardonnay,Merlot,Pinot Noir,Sauvignon Blanc

Details

  • Cases Produced:1,000-1,499
  • Established:1996
  • Vineyards:5.6 hectares
  • Winemaker:Todd Faulkner-Pearce
  • Brands:Gnornbup Wines
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases)
  • Facilities:Cellar Door

Description

Gnornbup Wines is the Great Southern's most eastern vineyard where the strong coastal influence has created a unique micro-climate. The winery was established in 1996 by William Wellstead, and the first commercial crop of Chardonnay was planted in 2001.

The vines flourish in the coastal plains of Bremer Bay where a distinct micro-climate, generated by the unique geography (similar to the Margaret River region), produces wines with fresh, fruit-driven characters, vibrant colour and refreshing acidity. The vineyard is very environmentally conscious, with a distinct focus on soil health, the minimisation of chemical interference and canopy management.

The Wines

Wines made include cool climate Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurtztraminer, Shiraz and Pinot Noir. Curio wine enthusiasts will love discovering the Pedro Ximenez and Ploughman's Nip (a dry, fortified red wine).

Cellar Door

The small, cosy cellar door at Gnornbup is open Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 4pm from October to March for wine tastings. From April to September, the cellar door only opens from Thursday to Saturday.

Unique Highlights

Located on the property is the Wellstead Heritage Museum set in a gorgeous old stone building housing thousands of pieces of local history that the family have been collecting at the homestead since 1850. 

 

Happs Wines and Commonage Pottery

Established in 1978, Happs is a Margaret River wine pioneer, offering the region’s largest selection of wines in complex of mud-brick buildings including a working pottery in a garden setting.

  • Wine Variety:Gamay,Moscato,Nebbiolo,Fortified,Syrah,Tempranillo,Tinta Cao,Touriga,Viognier,Cabernet Sauvignon,Botrytis Semillon,Cabernet,Cabernet Franc,Chenin Blanc,Graciano,Malbec,Marsanne,Merlot,Method Traditionale,Petit Verdot,Sangiovese,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon,Shiraz,Verdelho,Rosé,Dessert,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Grenache,Sparkling Rose,Sparkling,Cabernet Merlot,Chardonnay,Muscat,Pinot Noir
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:10am - 5pm Everyday

Details

  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Small (5,000-49,999 cases)
  • Cases Produced:14000
  • Facilities:Dogs Welcome,Cellar Door,Kids Play Area,Gallery,Picnic Facilities
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Holidays,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Vineyards:35.2 hectares

Description

Happs has welcomed visitors to their rustic cellar door for over 35 years. There is a wine for every palate including those allergic to preservatives. Many visitors review us on Trip Advisor. The 4.5 star rating puts the winery in the top 10% globally.

The Wines
The wines are produced entirely in house from estate-grown fruit from the Quindalup and the larger Karridale vineyard known as Three Hills. The Three Hills property is associated with later ripening, fuller flavour, elegance and finesse. The wine range includes sweet, dry, preservative free, fortified, and sparkling wines.

Wine Tasting
The rustic cellar door was built in the 1970s and is constructed of handmade mud-bricks. Look closely to see builders’ finger marks on the walls, capturing, “the essence of old school Margaret River". It's warm and inviting. Cellar door staff offer a friendly, educated approach to explain the extensive portfolio of wines.

Culinary Experiences
Take a basket and select from a range of gourmet cheese, meats, pickled vegetables and preserves from more than 15 local producers, pair with some Happs Wine and indulge! Picnic on the lawn, at the outside tables, or inside if it’s a rainy day.

The Commonage Pottery 
Happs Pottery began in Vasse in the early 1970s. The current workshop and gallery was built in 1978. See artists at work in the act of creation. A wide range of handicrafts and jewellery from local artisans is available.

Family Owned & Operated Since 1978
Back in the 1970s local high school teachers Erl and Ros Happ, responded to the notion that world class wines could be produced locally. In the words of the Frank Sinatra song 'I did it my way'.

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

Harewood Estate

Discover respected local winemaker James Kellie’s range of site-expressive Great Southern wines, made at his Denmark winery, rated as ‘Outstanding’ by James Halliday for 14 consecutive years.

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

Details

  • Established:1988
  • Winemaker:James Kellie
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Great Southern:Denmark
  • Facilities:Cellar Door

Description

Established in Denmark in 1988, Harewood Estate is operated by ex-Howard Park winemaker James Kellie and his family, who purchased the property in 2003. James scours the Great Southern, finding extraordinary parcels of fruit from low-yielding vines that showcase the diversity of the wine region to make into site-expressive wines.

Fruit comes from Denmark (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon), Frankland River (Shiraz), Mount Barker (Riesling) and the Porongurups (Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon). The wide range of small batch, varietal wines reflect the unique fruit of each of these premier wine growing environments.

Harewood Wines has received an Outstanding 5 Red Star Halliday rating for 10 consecutive years. The wines have won a tonne of trophies at shows around Australia.

Halliday Rating

5 Red Stars

 

Harmans Estate

A dynamic team of winemakers crafting distinct single vineyard wines and liqueurs along with Australia’s first Pisco and the world’s rarest Chardonnay-based Gin, for tasting daily at the cellar door.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Sparkling,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Grenache Shiraz,Merlot,Tempranillo,Verdelho,Zinfandel,Fortified,Dessert,Sauvignon Blanc,Pinot Noir,Semillon
  • Open Days/times:Mon - Sat: 10:30am-5pm

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe
  • Cases Produced:40000
  • Established:1999
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Small (5,000-49,999 cases)
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
  • Vineyards:2 hectares

Description

The Harmans Estate team scour the region for unique parcels of fruit to make single vineyard wines that display a strong sense of place. Established in 1999 the family-owned small-batch winery is one of the only producers in Margaret River that process, produce, bottle and label wines all on site to control all aspects of quality.

The Wines
In addition to Margaret River’s classic varieties, look out for a unique Shiraz Tempranillo and Sparkling Pink Pinot Noir. The Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc Liqueurs are some of the only of their kind in Margaret River and the wine-based spirits are seriously unique too.

Wine Tasting
The entire wine, liqueur and spirits collection is available for tasting daily at the cellar door between 10am – 5pm.

Unique Highlights
The Harmans Estate winemakers love a creative challenge and set out to make Australia’s first Pisco. The range includes three noteworthy flavours. The Gin Gin Gin is crafted from barrel-fermented Gin Gin clone chardonnay (a mysterious clone that found its way to the Margaret River region and now dominates). This truly unique gin is triple distilled and infused with Certified Organic botanicals. Perhaps the rarest Gin in the world, with only 128 bottles made.

Harvey River Estate

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

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

Details

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

Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hidden River Estate

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

  • Wine Variety:Fortified,Shiraz,Pinot Noir,Sauvignon Blanc,Chardonnay Semillon
  • Open Days/times:Wed to Sun 11am - 4pm
  • Wine Region:Southern Forests

Details

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

Description

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

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

The Wines

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

The Food

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

Open Wednesday to Sunday from 10am - 4pm. 

 

Hillbrook Wines

A brilliant winemaker and a willingness to learn have helped the wines go from strength to strength, winning "Best of Show", "Best White Wine" and "Best Sauvignon Blanc".

  • Open Days/times:Appointment only.
  • Wine Variety:Chardonnay,Merlot,Pinot Noir,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon
  • Wine Region:Southern Forests

Details

  • Brands:Hillbrook
  • Cases Produced:1000 cases
  • Established:1996
  • Vineyards:8 hectares
  • Winemaker:Rob Diletti
  • Facilities:Organic (Certified),Cellar Door,Appointment Only
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Howard Park Wines

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

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

Details

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

Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Howling Wolves Wine Group

Explore this picture-perfect, fast-growing Margaret River winery and their state of the art facilities.

  • Open Days/times:10am to 5:30pm 6:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Pinot Noir,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz

Details

  • Brands:Harmans Ridge Estate, Howling Wolves, Eight Vineyards, Mootow
  • Cases Produced:1500 tonnes
  • Established:1998
  • Vineyards:6 hectares
  • Winemaker:David Longden
  • Facilities:Restaurant
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Lunch Open:Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday
  • Margaret River:Yallingup

Description

Established in 2004, Howling Wolves unite practices of viticulture and winemaking to create an approachable range from premium Margaret River fruit at their modern, state-of-the-art winery.

We sorce our premium fruit from the best Margaret River growers. All our wines are produced organically at Harmans estate. We are working closley with our wine maker to produce the best posiible products. 

The Wines

Howling Wolves' labels; Claw, Small Batch and Red Wolf feature traditional varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Rose, Merlot and Pinot Noir, and also include exciting, premium bottles of Chenin Fume Blanc and Sparkling White Shiraz.

Halliday Rating

5 Stars

Cellar Door

Due to the Corona Virus the cellar door will remain closed until further notice.

 

 

Larry Cherubino Wines

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

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

Details

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

Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars
 

Lost Lake Vineyard & Winery

Taste the creative range of this new generation, family-owned estate, known for their single vineyard premium wines and ciders, served at one of Pemberton’s most artistic cellar doors.

  • Wine Variety:Chardonnay,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Sparkling,Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Pinot Noir,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Dessert,Rosé
  • Open Days/times:Saturdays & Sundays 11am - 4pm
  • Wine Region:Southern Forests

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Dogs Welcome,Picnic Facilities
  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday
  • Winemaker:Ashley Lewkowski
  • Cases Produced:50 tonnes
  • Vineyards:8 Ha
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Established in 1989, Lost Lake Vineyard is situated in the scenic Eastbrook Valley in the heart of the Pemberton Wine Region. Ash and Tia Lewkowski took it over in 2014, and along with grape vines, raise alpacas, sheep on their property.  The 8 hectare vineyard has some of the region’s oldest. vines and produces around fifty tonnes of premium cool-climate fruit.

The Wines

Winemaker, Ash follows a purist approach and follows environmentally conscious principles to optimise their site and make the Lost Lake range which includes Pinot Rose, Honey Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Shiraz. Two ciders are also produced.

Cellar Door

The homely, dog-friendly cellar door, complete with a striking painted mural is open Saturday and Sunday from 11am-4pm. For something a little different, book in to Ash’s 60 minute wine appreciation course. It operates on Sundays by appointment.

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