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Busselton / Capel Geographe Wineries in South West

Wineries in Australias South West


Aravina Estate

Surrounded by stunning vineyards, rolling hills, bushland and manicured gardens, Aravina Estate offers a mix of memorable experiences for the whole family.

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


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


This beautiful estate offers creative tastings, a fine-dining restaurant, casual dining Riviera Bar, Taphouse, car gallery and WA’s first surfing museum. The first vines were planted in 1986 on prime country in Yallingup and offers some of the regions' best varietals, such as Chenin Blanc, SBS, Chardonnay, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Malbec. The Aravina Estate Restaurant offers fine-dining in an elegant, "Vogue-living" style setting, 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 Pizza from our Pizza Bar or grab a icy cold beer from our 8 Waves Taphouse. Visit on the weekends and enjoy live gigs on the lawn for the whole family to enjoy. The WA Surf Museum chronicles the local surf culture and history with an impressive collection of vintage surfboards and cool memorabilia to check out. Our Car Gallery features a variety of sports and Australian Muscle cars.

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


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


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

Iron Cloud Wines

James Halliday’s 2018 Dark Horse, and 5 Star winery growing single-vineyard wines at a stunning property lined with Peppermint Trees upon the gentle hillside slopes of the Ferguson Valley.

  • Open Days/times:No Cellar Door
  • Wine Region:Geographe
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Malbec,Cabernet Sauvignon,Cabernet Shiraz,Rosé,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc


  • Brands:Iron Cloud Wines
  • Cases Produced:1,500-2,499
  • Established:2003
  • Vineyards:14 hectares
  • Winemaker:Michael Ng
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Geographe:Busselton / Capel


Warwick Lavis and Geoff and Karyn Cross purchased the then-named Peperilly Estate in 2003. Situated in the picturesque Ferguson Valley in the hills of Geographe wine region, the first vines were planted in 1999 on sloping hillsides; with superb red gravelly loam soils and full access to the coastal breeze of the Indian Ocean.  West Australian Peppermint Trees line the Henty Brook, the natural water source for the estate's vineyard. Winemaker Michael Ng was born in China and worked vintages in Turkey, New Zealand and St-Emillon before returning to Western Australia.

The Wines

The owners are committed to producing signature, terroir-driven wines that pair well with food. Varieties include Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Malbec, Grenache and Mourvedre, which are available to purchase online.

Halliday Rating

5 Stars


St Johns Vineyards

Establised in 1997, this West Australian wine company produces an four brands of premium award-winning wine.

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


  • Vineyards:120 hectares
  • Brands:St Johns Brook, The Blackwood, Optimus, Crush
  • Established:1997
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Types & Styles:Family Run,Estate Grown,Hand Picked
  • Geographe:Busselton / Capel
  • Size & Year:Established 2011 - 2019


St Johns Vineyards is a proud family owned and operated company, making awesome wines which are exclusively sourced from 120 hectares of vineyards located in the Margaret River and Blackwood Valley wine regions. Bounded by oceans on three sides, the wine appellations experience a distinct Mediterranean climate with unique maritime conditions. Wines: Brand varieties include Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Sparking.

Whicher Ridge Wines

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

Halliday Rating
5 Black Stars

Windfall Wine Estate

Probably the only people around who managed to turn a Windfall into a way to work harder!

  • Wine Region:Geographe
  • Wine Variety:Merlot,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Sparkling,Rosé
  • Open Days/times:No Cellar Door


  • Brands:Ivor, Single-handed, Frog Song
  • Cases Produced:3000
  • Established:1996
  • Vineyards:5 acres
  • Winemaker:Lucas Eckersley
  • Facilities:Accommodation,No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Geographe:Busselton / Capel



Our passion is Merlot. Our vision is to produce world class wine with elegance, depth and complexity which allow the natural fruit charecters to shine.

Our path has been to establish a naturally balanced eco-system in the vineyard and on the property.


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