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Wineries in Cowaramup

Wineries in Cowaramup


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Adinfern Estate

Enjoy the approachable, premium wine range and cellar door of this delightful Cowaramup winery, or stay at the vineyard in authentic rammed-earth chalets, located just 10 minutes from Margaret River.

  • Open Days/times:10am to 5pm daily.
  • Wine Variety:Semillon,Shiraz,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Merlot
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Brands:Adinfern
  • Cases Produced:3500 cases
  • Established:1996
  • Vineyards:24 hectares
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Winemaker:Merv Smith, Matt Thomas
  • Facilities:Accommodation,Cellar Door
  • Margaret River:Yallingup

Description

After producing wool and lamb for over 30 years, Merv and Jan Smith developed this quaint vineyard in 1996. Their operation comprises of 40 acres of vineyards, two boutique chalets and a charming cellar door, conveniently located just 10 minutes from the Margaret River township.

The Wines

The estate's Adinfern and Palinda ranges include Semillon, Classic White, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Frizzante, Shiraz Viognier and dessert wine made from lush Verdelho and Viognier grapes.  

Cellar Door

Adinfern's relaxed cellar door is situated amongst beautiful vineyards with garden views. The staff are attentive and full of knowledge to share during a tasting of the estate's range of sparking, table and dessert wines. Open seven days a week from 11am - 5:30pm, the cellar door also offers a range of local cheese, chocolate, crackers and skincare.

Unique Highlights

Adinfern's rustic rammed earth cottages provide a comfortable, fully-equipped stay in a garden setting nearby the estate's vineyards and cellar door, perfect for a wine lover's retreat.

 

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.

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

Details

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

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.

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.

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

Details

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

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.

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

Details

  • Brands:Clown Fish, New School, Cowaramup Wines
  • Cases Produced:4000 cases
  • Established:1995
  • Vineyards:17 hectares
  • Winemaker:Bruce Dukes
  • Facilities:Appointment Only,No Cellar Door
  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

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

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,Cabernet Malbec,Fiano,Syrah,Malbec,Other White
  • Open Days/times:C/- Juniper Estate, Open 7 days 10am - 5pm

Details

  • Cases Produced:2000
  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe
  • Brands:Higher Plane
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes, wheelchair-modified bathrooms available
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Vineyards:14.55
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

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.

The wines are sold through the cellar door of our sister brand Juniper, which can be found at 98 Tom Cullity Drive, Cowaramup, WA, and are also available online though the Higher Plane website.

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.

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

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • 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,Wheelchair Access,Cellar Door,Kids Play Area,Picnic Facilities
  • Established:1986
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup

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

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Picnic Facilities,Dogs Welcome
  • 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
  • Wheelchair Access:Wheelchair-modified bathroom available
  • Brands:Juniper Estate, Juniper Small Batch, Juniper Crossing

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

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.

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

Details

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

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
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door

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.

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

Details

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

Description

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

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

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

Passel Estate

Gourmet Traveller Wine’s Best Tasting Experience Margaret River 2020. We are open between 10.30-5pm daily. Bookings for our guided tasting experiences are essential

  • 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
  • Vineyards:6.7 hectares
  • Winemaker:Bruce Dukes
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Cellar Door Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • 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. 

In addition to the numerous accolades received for individual wines in the portfolio, the Estate has been awarded 5-star winery status by James Halliday, included in The Real Review Top Wineries of Australia and winner of Best Tasting Experience and Best Small Cellar Door in Margaret River by Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine.

Cellar Door

Awarded Best Tasting Experience in Margaret River by Gourmet Traveller Wine in 2020 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. Book one of our intimate guided tasting experinces to discover our story and our passion, and to showcase our range of award-winning wines and their unique expression of the special place that is Passel Estate. 

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

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Picnic Facilities
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Margaret River:Treeton
  • Cases Produced:3000 cases
  • Vineyards:17 acres
  • Winemaker:David McGowan
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 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,Tawny,Sangiovese,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz
  • Open Days/times:7 days 10am-5pm

Details

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

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

South By South West

Combining respect for the land with innovative viticultural practices, South by South West utilises traditional, artisanal and contemporary winemaking techniques.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Malbec,Merlot,Petit Verdot,Pinot Noir,Sauvignon Blanc,Syrah,Tempranillo,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Rosé

Details

  • Brands:South by South West
  • Established:2016
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door

Description

South by South West combine growing fruit themsleves and sourcing fruit from a loyal network of pioneering growers in the region. Creating a story behind each wine made, the wine is given an opportunity to develop its own personality in a fully-attentive small batch.

By keeping intervention minimal to best showcase the region, South by South West demonstrates the complex characteristics and values of the south west in each wine made. Words used by South by South West to represent their brand are wine négociant and éleveur. Both of which, elaborate on the independent steps of vinification and the raising progression of the wine between fermentation and bottling. All in all, South by South West has dubbed itself a contemporary négociant-éleveur, fusing the traditional with the modern.

Currently, batch sizes are determined by fruit quality at harvest and how the fruit is showcased in the wine. South by South West prides itself on its Regional Classics as they represent the distinctive characteristics of varietals and terroir within the south west sub-regions. With generous fruit-driven flavours, the Regional Classics are young, vibrant and ready to drink, with room to mature.
Additionally, South by South West hosts their One Tonne Projects, which are limited to what is produced from one tonne of the best fruit they can source. No boundaries are placed on the winemaking process, as they range from single varietals to blends and stainless steel to concrete tanks. Each wine is only produced once, fully expressing the terroir complexity and environmental conditions of each vintage. South by South West also offer an even smaller batch wine labelled Barrel Batches. These batches are limited to one barrel only, but packed full of personality. Despite their small runs, these experimental wines have a fun and adventurous feel.

South by South West places great emphasis on their friendly team environment from the owners, Mij and Liv, to the growers, to their very own wine dog. Mij and Liv also place emphasis on their efforts to minimise their environmental impact, by sourcing the best local fruits and supporting local charities through their Wine Club initiative.
The South by South West Wine Club offers the opportunity to build a South by South West portfolio from vintage to vintage at an exclusive rate. It also guarantees exclusive allocation to some of their smaller batches that sell out before even being released to the public. 

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

Details

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

Victory Point Wines

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

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

Details

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

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 - Sunday 11am - 4pm and other times by appt. 

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

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