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Bettenay Wines

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

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

Details

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

Description

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

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

Wine & Nougat Tastings

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

Cape Grace Wines

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

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

Details

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

Description

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

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

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

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

Halliday Rating
5 Stars

Cowaramup Wines | Clown Fish

Situated on the gentle slopes of picturesque Ellensbrook, this family-owned vineyard thrives on biodynamic and organic viticulture to make its individual, site-expressive Clown Fish Wines.

  • Wine Variety:Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Cabernet,Chardonnay,Merlot,Rose,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
  • Open Days/times:By appointment
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe
  • Facilities:Appointment Only,Organic,Cellar Door
  • Brands:Clown Fish, New School, Cowaramup Wines
  • Cases Produced:4000 cases
  • Established:1995
  • Vineyards:17 hectares
  • Winemaker:Bruce Dukes

Description

Located on the upper reaches of Ellensbrook between Cowaramup and the coast is this family-run property, established by Russell and Marilyn Reynolds, with wines created by their sons Cameron (Viticulturist) and Anthony (Winemaker).

Since 2001 the vineyard has followed biodynamic and organic principles to maintain quality and unique personality within the wines. They follow the traditional belief that a vineyard should show the characteristics that come from the unique elements that make up the ‘terroir’ of the individual site and that biodynamics is the best approach through which to achieve this.

The Wines
The Clown Fish Wines are handcrafted from 100% estate grown fruit, sourced from the family vineyard. These site-expressive wines showcase the individuality of the vineyard’s Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon with personality and regional flair.

Wine Tasting
No cellar door.

Halliday Rating
4.5 Black Stars

Grand Vin Estate

An established vineyard known for its exceptional fruit, with a more recent history making its own approachable Margaret River wines under a former winemaker of Wolf Blass’.

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

Details

  • Brands:Grand Vin
  • Established:2002
  • Vineyards:45.5 hectares
  • Winemaker:John Glaetzer
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Established 2001 - 2010
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup

Description

Grown on a 45.5 hectare vineyard in Cowaramup, Grand Vin Estate began its journey growing grapes for prominent nearby producers before debuting its own range 2010. The vineyard grows Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon.

Winemaker John Glaetzer oversees production and is known for his time at Wolf Blass Wines in the Barossa Valley. He is also known as one of Australia’s leading wine judges. A fruit-driven unoaked Sauvignon Blanc Semillon is made, along with a gentle, flavourful Cabernet Merlot.

While there is no cellar door, the wines can be purchased online.

Higher Plane Wines

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

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

Details

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

Description

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

The Wines

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

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

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

Details

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

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.

Juniper

Enjoy some of the region’s oldest vines and wines with a reputation for consistent high-quality, a tasting with the friendly team on the lawn beside the Wilyabrup Brook or in front of the log fire.

  • Wine Variety:Sauvignon Blanc,Tempranillo,Sparkling,Rose,Dessert,Cabernet Franc,Malbec,Method Traditionale,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Riesling,Semillon,Shiraz,Merlot
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:7 days 10am-5pm

Details

  • Facilities:Picnic Facilities,Dogs Welcome,Cellar Door
  • Wheelchair Access:Wheelchair-modified bathroom available
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Established:1973
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Cases Produced:12 000
  • Vineyards:19.5 Hectares
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Originally called Wright’s and planted in 1973 on excellent soils beside the Wilyabrup Brook, the property was renamed Juniper by the late Roger Hill and wife Gillian Anderson in 1998.

The site has a rich history. In the 19th century the road from Busselton to the south of Margaret River ran through what is now the vineyard, hence the wine range called “the Crossing”. The present block was created by a sub division by the Junipers, a well-known Western Australian artist family.

The Wines

The vineyard is unirrigated and the vines hand-pruned and hand-picked at vintage. It was originally planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Semillon and subsequent plantings of Petit Verdot, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec in 1999. Winemaker Mark Messenger has a longstanding reputation for the excellent quality and regional typicity of his wines which are made onsite at Juniper Estate’s state of the art facilities.

Wine Tastings

Enjoy a picturesque setting in the serene part of Wilyabrup, with views of rolling hills and the vineyards. Wines by the glass or bottle can also be enjoyed on a peaceful lawn beside the Wilyabrup Brook or in winter, beside the log fire on the winery’s comfy leather couches.

Halliday Rating

5 Red Stars

Miles from Nowhere

A classic range of Margaret River wines produced from a fantastic vineyard in the Miamup area of Margaret River by young, award-winning winemaker, Rory Clifton Parks.

  • Open Days/times:Appointment Only
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Chardonnay,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

Details

  • Brands:Miles from Nowhere
  • Cases Produced:18,000 cases
  • Established:2007
  • Vineyards:46.9 hectares
  • Winemaker:Rory Clifton-Parks, Gary Stokes
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Margaret River:Treeton

Description

The label of young, award-winning winemaker Rory Clifton Parks, Miles from Nowhere is the renaissance of a vineyard planted in 2001 in Miamup by the Tate family. These days Rory makes a set of regional, varietal wines in a classic Margaret River style from this vineyard and specially sourced parcels of fruit from other nearby vineyards.

The focus is Margaret River’s hero wine styles; Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.

The name, Miles from Nowhere reflects the geographical remoteness of the vineyard and also recognises the family’s ancestors who arrived in Australia 100 years ago from the Ukraine, feeling like their new home was miles from nowhere.

Morlet of Margaret River

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

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

Details

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

Description

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

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

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

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

Details

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

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).

Passel Estate

Discover Gourmet Traveller Wine’s Best Small Cellar Door Margaret River 2018 and their trademark Provenance Unearthed tasting, a special chance to compare wines from Australia’s leading regions.

  • Open Days/times:10:30 to 5pm daily, or by appointment.
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz

Details

  • Cases Produced:1500 cases
  • Established:1994
  • Cellar Door Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Vineyards:6.7 hectares
  • Winemaker:Bruce Dukes
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Situated in the heart of the Margaret River Wine Region, the picturesque Passel Estate was established in 2011 by Wendy and Barry Stimpson who originated from England and South Africa and decided to call Margaret River home. 

Planted in 1994, the vineyard is gently sloping, and thrives under viticulturist Andy Ferreria's adoption of sustainable practices. Aided by esteemed winemaker Bruce Dukes, Passel Estate's single-vineyard, small-batch wines focus on Margaret River’s hero varieties of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. 

Cellar Door

Awarded Best Small Cellar Door in Margaret River by Gourmet Traveller Wine in 2018 is a beautiful location for chic and authentic wine tastings. The contemporary-style tasting room utilises stone walls, timbers and floor to ceiling glass panels to take in the full view of its surrounding bushland conservation sanctuary. Drop in and taste award-winning wines, or participate in Provenance Unearthed, a unique guided tasting experience comparing benchmark varietal wines from different Australian wine regions. Foodies will love the wine and cheese pairing tasting too. Open daily from 10:30am - 5pm. 

Halliday Rating

5 Stars

Sam Vinciullo Winery

Surrounded by natural forest, this charming family-owned winery crafts terroir-driven, quality wines, with a clean, green approach and minimal additives, ideal for those with allergies.

  • Wine Variety:Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon,Shiraz,Rose,Dessert,Fortified,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Port,Riesling
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Picnic Facilities
  • Vineyards:17 acres
  • Winemaker:David McGowan
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases)
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Margaret River:Treeton
  • Cases Produced:3000 cases

Description

This small, family-owned vineyard has been dry-growing consistent, quality grapes for over 30 years. Treeton Estate has a significant focus on environmental sustainability and is a member of national sustainable wine program, Entwine.

The Wines
All of Margaret River’s best suited varieties are grown and the estate prides itself on its clean, green approach to winemaking, through which it uses minimal allergens in the winemaking process. Through optimum vineyard management and a scrupulously clean and cool processing environment, their winemaker David McGowan has eliminated the need for additives, making the wines ideal for wine drinkers who experience sensitivities.

Wine Tasting
The relaxing, ambient and rustic cellar door is currently being renovated.

Settlers Ridge Organic Wines

A small, family-owned vineyards producing a comprehensive range of 100% certified, low allergen wines including dry, sweet and fortified styles, winning multiple awards in mainstream wine shows.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Dessert,Fortified,Sparkling,Cabernet,Chenin Blanc,Merlot,Port,Sangiovese,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz
  • Open Days/times:7 days 10am-5pm

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Cellar Door Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday
  • Vineyards:7.5 hectares
  • Winemaker:Wayne Nobbs
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Settlers Ridge makes a comprehensive range of 100% certified organic wines. In addition, the wines are vegetarian (many are vegan friendly), asthma and allergy friendly and virtually preservative free. The small family-owned vineyard was planted in 1994 and over the years has won numerous awards in mainstream wine shows, dispelling any perceptions that quality may be compromised with organic methods.

The beautiful property has a lovely undulating landscape with a large area of Marri and Jarrah forest and heavy, gravel loam soils, perfect for viticulture. The wine range includes a Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tawny.

Wines can be tasted at the Margaret River Farmer’s Markets

Tassell Park Wines

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

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

Details

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

Description

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

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

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

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

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

The Alchemists Wines

An award-winning range created by two scientists with a love of chemistry and fine wine, harnessing the elements of nature to make their precious wines.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet,Malbec,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Cabernet Sauvignon,Cabernet Merlot,Chardonnay,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Rose
  • Wine Region:Swan District

Details

  • Cases Produced:3000 cases
  • Vineyards:13.6
  • Winemaker:Dave Johnson
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Brands:The Alchemists, Twin Cellars
  • Established:2010
  • Facilities:Accommodation

Description

Brad and Sarah Mitchell, the husband and wife team behind The Alchemists were originally metallurgists. They realised they could combine their love of chemistry, compound formulas and fine wines in the sacred science of transforming the humble grape into a divine elixir.

Brad and Sarah Michel purchased their vineyard in 2007 and after a few years experimenting, released their first serious vintage in 2010, making Rose, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Each of those wines won awards in various wine shows around the country, which gave the pair great confidence to keep the alchemy going.

The Wines
The Alchemists utilise both traditional and modern winemaking to make their wines, which are grown on their estate vineyard. The wines are full of regional flavour, with balance, complexity and restraint. The vineyard is managed using organic principles, with sheep maintaining the weeds in winter and guinea fowls and chickens minimising bugs throughout the year. All signature Margaret River varieties are produced.

 

Victory Point Wines

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

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

Details

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

Description

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

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

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

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

Wine Tasting
Thursday - Monday, 10.30am - 4.30pm

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

MadFish Wines

MadFish Wines is named after a remote beach in West Australia, where legend tells of colliding tides causing schools of fish to leap out of water in confusion and chaos.

  • Wine Variety:Rose,Chardonnay,Prosecco,Riesling,Shiraz,Sparkling Cuvee,Dessert,Sparkling,Merlot Blend,Method Traditionale,Petit Verdot,Pinot Gris,Sauvignon Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Cabernet Sauvignon,Brut,Cabernet,Cabernet Merlot,Classic Dry White,Malbec
  • Open Days/times:Open daily 10am to 5pm
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Size & Year:Medium (50,000-499,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Facilities:Kids Play Area,Picnic Facilities,Cellar Door
  • Brands:MadFish Wines
  • Established:1992
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes. Disabled parking, no stairs, wheelchair access, disabled bathrooms, wheelchair-friendly bathrooms
  • Winemaker:Janice McDonald
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup

Description

The prehistoric landscape and raw, wild coastline of South West WA has been the inspiration behind MadFish since it was first created in 1992. With grapes sourced from throughout the Margaret River and Great Southern wine regions, we try to capture these precious landscapes in a bottle, with their prehistoric soils, battered ocean cliffs, foaming surf and calm turquoise beaches.

The elements that define the MadFish range – wild, coastal and pure – are also what immerse visitors at our home, the Margaret River region.

Less than 5 minutes’ drive from world famous beaches and surf spots in the heart of Margaret River wine country, our vineyard and cellar door allow you to experience the nature, surroundings and laid-back lifestyle that inspired MadFish.

The MadFish range includes an ever-evolving line-up of small batch alternative varieties, made in experimental styles and available only at cellar door.

We always have fizz on pour, like the MadFish Vera’s Sparkling Cuvée and Prosecco, both made by us with specialist equipment in-house.

Set on 138 hectares of 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 winding tree-lined driveway passes a traditional old settler cottage and the famous Willyabrup Creek on its way to the cellar door.

The cellar door is surrounded by spacious lawn areas, where you can bring a picnic, borrow a bocce set and enjoy a glass or bottle of wine under the sun. In winter, cosy up inside on the couches with a wine by the fire. The building itself is a must-see example of award-winning architecture, built according to Feng Shui principles.

Our contemporary, cool climate wine styles are noted for their pure, fresh and clean characteristics, where the flavour of the fruit is the primary character.

Skigh Wines Pty Ltd

A young, exciting label ideal for the more adventurous drinker, produced by veteran winemaker Skigh McManus.

  • Wine Variety:Chardonnay,Riesling,Shiraz,Rose,Merlot Cabernet,Petit Verdot,Pinot Noir,Tempranillo,Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Margaret River:Karridale
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door

Description

Between the top value CODA wines, wild and experimental Strange Brew series, and premium line labelled Abacus, Skigh's creations have immense depth and variety. Skigh’s intention is to create small batches of high quality wine. The minimal intervention techniques used reserve the quality and sense of terroir in Skigh Wines.

Skigh has a portfolio of 18 unique wines, expressing themselves how they want. These wines truly showcase the best of what the region has to offer, such as the Abacus Cabernet Sauvignon, with aromas of cocoa, chocolate and berry and French oak matured for 11 months. Whereas, white wine lovers may opt for the Strange Brew Amphora Fume Blanc, with a nose of green apple, clay, green capsicum, peach and papaya and great length on the palate.

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