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Aravina Estate

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

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

Details

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

Description

Aravina Estate was established in 2010 by Perth businessman and sixth generation West Australian, Steve Tobin. Named one of Australia’s “Ten Best New Wineries” (2014) by James Halliday, Aravina Estate offers a mix of memorable experiences for the whole family. While adults enjoy the distinct, quality, regional wines, kids love the European-designed-playground and museums.

The Wines
The first vines were planted in 1986 on prime country in Yallingup and benefits from rich, free-draining lateritic soils, characteristic of the region. The wine-production incorporates some of the world's most innovative viticultural practices, including the use of natural pest reduction remedies and minimal application of sprays. Margaret River’s main wine varieties are all made here, along with Chenin Blanc and Tempranillo.

Wine Tasting
Sample and learn about the wines at the Cellar Door. As there are so many wines to taste, we do charge a $6 tasting fee per person, which is deducted from any wine purchase and complimentary if dining in our restaurant.

Culinary Experiences
The Aravina Estate Restaurant offers fine-dining in an elegant, “Vogue-living” style setting, as reviewed by local critic Rob Broadfield from The West Australian. The menu focuses on local, sustainable produce, sourced from a growing collection of local farmers, as well as estate grown produce. The dishes are designed to pair with the Aravina Estate wines. Bookings are recommended, especially during holiday periods. For something more casual, unwind on the lawn and enjoy a Aravina grazing board or Pizza from our newly opened Pizza Bar. Visit on the weekends and enjoy live gigs on the lawn for the whole family to enjoy.

Unique Highlights
After indulging in stunning food and wine, discover the orchards, gardens and museums too. The Car Museum has an ever-changing range of European classics and Australian muscle cars on display.


The WA Surf Museum chronicles the local surf culture and history with an impressive collection of vintage surfboards and cool memorabilia to check out.

 

 

Barnyard1978

A casual-classy restaurant, cellar door and honey shop with bold eco-architecture where you can watch their signature pastas being made while you taste and dine!

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

Details

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

Description

This farmstead meets bistro-style concept employs striking architecture to link nature, landscape and ecological sustainability, resulting in a relaxed, yet classy dining experience with down-to-earth Yallingup flair.

Culinary Experiences
Open for lunch, and also for breakfast on the weekends, enjoy shared plates of cheese and meats or a diverse selection of site-made pasta dishes. The Farm Shop and Cellar Door also offer wine and honey tastings and sell a selection of locally-made foods.

The Pasta
A vast range of pasta is made on site. Watch the pasta being made and buy some to enjoy at home! All pasta is made with top grade semolina flour and fresh eggs, laid by happy Margaret River chickens.

The Wine
Enjoy small-batch wines, handpicked by owners Raminta and Egidijus Rusilas and their family and friends. Wine styles include Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet blends.

Local Honey – 100% Raw & Real
Barnyard 1978 works with local independent beekeepers to deliver varietal honeys from around WA. The range is constantly evolving based on natural supplies. Typically, there are seven or more varieties available for free tastings including Marri, Karri, Red Bell, Wandoo, White Gum and  Blackbutt.

Tip! Leave a voicemail if your call goes unanswered, as the team turn their phones down during lunch service to keep the atmosphere serene for diners.

Blind Corner

Discover traditional Margaret River varieties made with experimental winemaking that breaks away from the norm at this certified biodynamic and organic family-owned estate.

  • Open Days/times:10am to 4pm, Thursday to Saturday
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Pinot Gris,Rose,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz

Details

  • Brands:Blind Corner
  • Established:2005
  • Winemaker:Ben
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Organic (Certified)
  • Size & Year:Established 2001 - 2010
  • Cellar Door Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday
  • Margaret River:Yallingup

Description

In 2005 Naomi and Ben purchased their vineyard in Wilyabrup, Margaret River. They sold grapes to other winemakers whilst completing the organic certification process for their vineyard. At the same time, the pair enjoyed an epic three-year trip of wine tasting and surfing in Europe to discover the spectrum of old-world techniques through which wine can be made without additives.

Naomi and Ben returned to their vineyard in 2009 and Blind Corner began. The winery now owns two Margaret River vineyards, a winemaking facility and a bottling line, all of which are certified organic and biodynamic by Australian Certified Organic. 


The Wines

Fusing old world techniques and new world knowledge, Blind Corner create wines using only natural yeasts and minimal additives. The label is known for its endless experimentation with creative winemaking, for instance air-drying, skins ferments and carbonic maceration. This is done under their constant questioning of, ‘what would happen if we do this?’ Much of the range features Margaret River varieties made in highly original ways, like an early harvest Shiraz, air-dried Cabernet Sauvignon and a full-skins fermented Semillon Sauvignon Blanc blend.

Wine Tasting

Taste the wines at Blind Corner’s new cellar door, open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm. Contact the winery for details.

 

Brash Vineyard

Discover multi-award winning, single vineyard, regional wines grown on the undulating terrain of the Yallingup Hills in Margaret River.

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

Details

  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Brands:Brash
  • Cases Produced:1000 cases
  • Established:2000
  • Vineyards:18.35 hectares
  • Winemaker:Bruce Dukes
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door

Description

Established in 2000, the Brash Vineyard comprises 18 hectares of vines surrounded by pristine jarrah and marri forest, set on hilly terrain in Yallingup, in the north of the Margaret River wine region.

The majority of fruit is grown for other wineries, while a small portion is made under the Brash Vineyard label. The wines are made by respected local winemaker Bruce Dukes, and just 250 cases of each of its four wines are made each vintage.

Margaret River varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay are the focus. Wines can be purchased from retailers in the South-West and Perth.

 

Bunkers Wines

Enjoy a classic, all occasions wine range created with a wide selection of styles that most palates will enjoy in honour of Margaret River’s favourite assets; wine and surf.

  • Open Days/times:No Cellar Door
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Chardonnay,Merlot,Pinot Gris,Rose,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Shiraz,Tempranillo

Details

  • Brands:Bunkers
  • Cases Produced:5500 cases
  • Established:2010
  • Vineyards:34 hectares
  • Winemaker:Brian Fletcher
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Margaret River:Yallingup

Description

Taking their name from Bunker Bay in the stunning Cape Naturaliste peninsula located at the north of the Margaret River wine region, Bunkers Wines forms part of Calneggia Family Vineyards. The all-occasions wines combine two of Margaret River’s most beloved attractions: surfing and wine.

A wide range of varieties are made to suit most palates including Chardonnay, Cabernet Merlot, Pinot Grigio, Rose, Savuginon Blanc Semillon, Shiraz and Tempranillo. There’s no cellar door, however specialised Bunkers 'Speed Tastings' can be arranged for groups of 40-60 people at workplaces or events around Perth.

Unique Highlights

Bunker Wine’s unique guided wine tour explores six beautiful bays and gnarly reefs along the Margaret River coast, accompanied with a creative wine tasting. Contact the winery for details.

 

Cape Lodge

Sitting on its own secluded vineyard in the heart of the Margaret River Wine Country is one of Australia’s finest boutique small luxury hotels.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz

Details

  • Brands:Cape Lodge
  • Cases Produced:1000
  • Established:1998
  • Vineyards:3 hectares
  • Winemaker:Liz Dawson
  • Facilities:Accommodation,Restaurant
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Margaret River:Yallingup

Description

Surrounded by stunning forest, lake and parkland scenery Cape Lodge is only minutes away from pristine beaches, coastline and the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean and neighbours the great Margaret River wine estates of Mosswood, Vasse Felix, Cullen and Pierro.

Described as one of Australia’s finest new generation gourmet establishments the multi award winning gourmet restaurant was ranked in the Top Ten in the World for Food and has recently opened a Gourmet Retreat and Cooking School.

A member of the prestigious Luxury Lodges of Australia Collection the hotel features 22 luxury rooms and suites, the executive five bedroom Private Residence, an all weather tennis court and a beautiful free form swimming pool.

Cape Naturaliste Vineyard

A boutique winemaker focused on bio-dynamic philosophies, located in a 19th century coach house that was originally an inn for horse and cart travellers between Perth and Margaret River.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:10:30am - 5pm Everyday
  • Wine Variety:Rose,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Merlot,Muscat,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz

Details

  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Established:1997
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Cases Produced:5000
  • Vineyards:10.7 hectares
  • Winemaker:Bruce Dukes, Craig Brent-White
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Dogs Welcome

Description

The historic property was originally a primary stop for travellers journeying between Perth and Margaret River on horse and buggy, a trip taking about three days. Some years later it became a dairy property. During this time whalers who moored their ships in the sheltered waters of Smith’s Beach would visit to purchase vegetables grown in the valley’s alluvial soils.

In 1970 the surrounding land was discovered to be rich in mineral sands and was purchased by a mining company. Prior to operations beginning, the government declared the land a national park, prohibiting any mining. In 1980 the property was purchased by winemaker Craig Brent-White. Vines were planted in 1997. 

THE WINES
The valley's rich variety of soil types and coastal aspect give the wines character and depth. This is accentuated by the bio-dynamic philosophies the vineyard follows to take advantage of the property’s soils, maritime location and abundance of clean ocean air from the Roaring Forties. (Strong westerly winds found in the Southern Hemisphere.)

The vineyard is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. The red wines are made in a traditional style for age-ability. The wines have won many awards, with a highlight being the Torpedo Rocks Cabernet Merlot 2009 being named Best Red from a Single Vineyard at London’s International Wine & Spirits competition in 2011.

The Cellar Door is open daily.

 

Halliday Rating

4.5 Black Stars

Credaro Family Estate

A Tuscan-style estate and cellar door, owned and operated by one of Margaret River’s pioneering families, who came to the region from Northern Italy in 1922, bringing their wine traditions with them.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Shiraz,Sparkling,Fortified,Rose
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:10.30am-5pm Everyday

Details

  • Established:1993
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Cases Produced:20000
  • Vineyards:8 hectares
  • Winemaker:Trent Kelly
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1901 - 1950
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Facilities:Cellar Door

Description

The Credaro Family have been making wine for their family since settling in Margaret River in the 1920s. Commercial operations began in the 1980s and these days the family manages 140 hectares of vines over seven vineyards throughout Margaret River.

The Credaro Family Estate Fragola (an Italian red variety) is a special wine, rich with family history. Cesar Credaro was the first generation of the family to reside in the Margaret River area in the 1920s. With the help of the family, he took some Fragola cuttings from a small vineyard in Yallingup where he worked and planted an acre at Carbunup, from which the family would make a parcel of wine every year for family and friends. The Fragola has evolved from site to site with each generation of the family, but a wine is made each year out of tradition!

The Wines
Credaro’s winemaking approach involves selecting the fruit best parcels from their vineyards to make the best regional wines each vintage. The grapes planted are Margaret River’s leading varieties; Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz and Merlot. Two special plots of Fragola and Gewurtztraminer are also planted. Credaro Family Wines make all of their wines onsite in their winery in Northern Margaret River.

The Tuscan-style Cellar Door is located 10 minutes from Dunsborough and takes in spectacular views of the Wildwood Valley, ideal for a picnic lunch on the Estate’s expansive, manicured lawn.


Halliday Rating
5 Black Stars

Dawson Wines

Worldly winemaker Liz Dawson established this award-winning winery in 1999, with a focus on Shiraz, Chardonnay, Semillon and Cabernet varieties.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet,Merlot,Semillon,Chardonnay,Shiraz

Details

  • Brands:Dawson Wines
  • Established:1999
  • Vineyards:21 hectares
  • Winemaker:Liz Dawson
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Margaret River:Yallingup

Description

After travelling the world dabbling in winemaking, Liz Dawson has settled into her ‘slice of paradise’ in the Margaret River Region, and has been instrumental within Dawson Wines since it’s conception in 1999.

Deep Woods Estate

Deep Woods is without doubt one of the most scenic wineries in Margaret River, and also one of Australia’s most-awarded wineries, highly sought-after for its Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Rose.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Franc,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Verdelho,Cabernet Shiraz,Rose,Tempranillo,Cabernet Malbec,Grenache,Malbec,Merlot,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Semillon
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:Wed to Sun 11am to 5pm

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Established:1987
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Vineyards:14 hectares
  • Winemaker:Julian Langworthy
  • Cases Produced:30000
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Deep Woods Estate is one of Australia’s most highly-awarded wineries, and was awarded Australia’s most significant wine trophy, the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy for the Deep Woods Estate 2014 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. In 2017 it was also recognised by Ray Jordan in The West Australian Wine Guide as ‘Winery of the Year

Since 2005, Deep Woods has been part of the Fogarty Family’s Fogarty Wine Group, which also owns Evans & Tate in Margaret River, the iconic Lake's Folly vineyard in the Hunter Valley, Smithbrook in Pemberton and Millbrook Winery and Restaurant in the Perth Hills, Western Australia.

Located in the Yallingup Hills of northern Margaret River, close to the resort town of Dunsborough and the famed surf break at Yallingup, this stunning property is perched high on a ridge which unfolds into a picturesque secluded valley, bounded by stands of jarrah and marri trees; hence the name Deep Woods. The pristine environment also includes a large, natural spring.

The team at Deep Woods is passionately focused on producing quality wines from their management of the vineyard to fruit selection and winemaking techniques, and consistently produces award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Rosé and Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, primarily from estate-grown fruit.

Stop by to taste the wines any day of the week, perhaps bring a picnic to enjoy with a glass of wine and take in the beautiful vineyard vista. Groups tastings for six or more guests should be arranged in advance.

Empire Estate

Located within the Empire Retreat and Spa, these wines of distinction are exclusive to visitors and guests of the renowned spa retreat and luxurious accommodation.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Chardonnay,Classic Dry White
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday
  • Established:1997
  • Facilities:Accommodation,Cellar Door
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Vineyards:12 acres
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Empire Spa Retreat provides is renowned for its luxurious accommodation and rejuvenating spa treatments.

Established in 1997, the Estate is nestled amongst tranquil pastures and undisturbed bushland with 12 acres dedicated to vine. Located on the most fertile part of the property, the sandy loam soil has a strong limestone sub-base producing top quality wines.

The Empire philosophy is synonymous with style and this extends to their wines. High-quality fruit production is prioritised over yield, resulting in highly-drinkable, full-flavoured, award-winning wines.

Evoi Wines

A producer that began with two barrels of Chardonnay in 2007 and has since gained a national reputation, including “WA Winery of the Year,” at the Melbourne Wine Show and a Halliday rating of 5 Stars.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Malbec,Rose,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Tempranillo,Chardonnay,Sangiovese
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:Appointment Only

Details

  • Established:1991
  • Facilities:Appointment Only
  • Winemaker:Nigel Ludlow
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases)
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Cases Produced:12000

Description

The label was established by hands-on winemaker Nigel Ludlow, who studied in New Zealand and worked in Hungary and Victoria before settling in Margaret River.

Located in the heart of Margaret River, the Evoi vineyards’ quality fruit is a result of its close proximity to the ocean, incredible regional soil types and an idyllic climate. 

The Wines
The Evoi premium wine range includes Malbec, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, a Bordeaux-style blend, Grenache, Rose and Tempranillo which the winemaker makes during vintage in Spain each year. The wines have received excellent critical acclaim including “WA Winery of the Year” at the 2015 Melbourne International Wine Show, and a sought-after 5 Red Star Rating from James Halliday.

Cellar Door
Visit winemaker Nigel for free tastings at the winery’s quaint wooden cellar door daily from 10am to 5pm. 

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

Flametree Wines

Winner of Australia’s most prestigious wine trophy, the Jimmy Watson Trophy, with the first red wine it ever made, Flametree offers a superb range at its relaxed kid and pet-friendly cellar door!

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

Details

  • Winemaker:Cliff Royle, Julian Scott
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Facilities:Dogs Welcome,Gallery,Cellar Door
  • Cellar Door Open:Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Established:2007
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Cases Produced:20000

Description

Flametree Wines catapulted into Australia’s winemaking hall of fame in 2008 when its first ever red wine, a Cabernet Merlot, won the Jimmy Watson Trophy, Australia’s most-respected national wine prize. The following year it was a finalist for the same award. Substantial critical acclaim has followed.

The Estate was established by the Towner family in 2007 and was created with a vision to become a world-recognised winery committed to producing consistent, distinctive Margaret River wines. 

The Wines
The estate specialises in Chardonnay, Cabernet, Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, Shiraz, Rose, Sparkling and Dessert varieties. 

Wine Tasting
The exceptional wines are brought to life at its laid-back, architecturally-designed Estate. Think Hampton’s style meets relaxed Margaret River atmosphere, with a Cape Cod design building, enviable deck, open fireplace and manicured gardens.

The Cellar Door’s timber joinery, natural stone, American Walnut floors and shingle roofing create an atmosphere that is both welcoming and grandiose. Wine tastings are relaxed and unpretentious – geared solely around the pleasure of enjoying exceptional wines. Group bookings can be arranged in advance. 

The Food
Visitors can create their own custom gourmet platter of cheese, antipasto and charcuterie, from outstanding local producers like Cambray Cheese, the Venison Farm and the Margaret River Pantry. These are best enjoyed with a glass of wine, of course!

Unique Highlights
The Art Gallery hosts an annual program of exhibitions that showcase and support the local art community. Pets and children are welcome and will love the wide, spacious lawn area to play on. There is also a wheelchair accessible ramp at the front entrance.

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

Forester Estate

Surrounded by huge Eucalypt trees, Forester Estate is a new-generation, family-owned and operated winery producing award-winning wines in a Northern Margaret River style.

  • Wine Variety:Brut,Sparkling,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Classic Dry White,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Rose
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:Cellar Door at Rivendell - Thursday to Monday 11am to 5pm

Details

  • Established:2001
  • Winemaker:Kevin McKay, Todd Payne
  • Size & Year:Established 2001 - 2010,Medium (50,000-499,999 cases)
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Cases Produced:25000
  • Vineyards:33.5 hectares
  • Cellar Door Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Thursday

Description

Built in 2002, Forester Estate focuses on making wines that showcase northern Margaret River’s wine style, leaning towards lighter, fruitier white wines and finely structured, elegant reds.

The vineyard was planted in 1995 and acquired by owners Kevin and Jenny McKay in 2001. The wines are made from estate-grown fruit and a selection of small “gems” of fruit sourced from the hills and valleys of nearby vineyards.

Magnificent Eucalypt trees surround the Estate, reminiscent of a thriving forestry trade, the primary industry of the region from the 1850s. The Estate still has a saw pit that was used by the original pioneers to mill timber, which was then transported by ox and cart to Yallingup-Siding, the nearby railway station. This timber, especially the hardwood Mahogany (Jarrah), was exported around the world. Even today, many streets of London lie on the Jarrah trees milled from the forests of Margaret River.

The name Forester Estate is derived from this history.

Wine Experiences
Cellar Door located at Rivendell Winery Estate

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

Glenmore Wines

Enjoy boutique, single-vineyard, varietal Margaret River wines grown by a fifth generation local farming family.

  • Open Days/times:No cellar door.
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Malbec,Merlot,Petit Verdot

Details

  • Brands:Glenmore, Amy's Vineyard
  • Cases Produced:1500 cases
  • Established:1990
  • Vineyards:5 hectares
  • Winemaker:Ian Bell
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Margaret River:Yallingup

Description

Renowned regional viticulturist Ian Bell planted the first Cabernet Sauvignon at this 5 hectare vineyard in 1990. He is proud to be a fifth generation Glenmore farmer; his family have been farmers in the Margaret River area since the early 1900s. The Indian Ocean is visible from the property, where the vines are north-facing, planted on well-drained, gravel-loam soils, and are hand-pruned, thinned and harvested for optimum fruit quality. 

The Wines

Glenmore produce Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. 

Goon Tycoons

Discover the breakaway label of three industry legends, making edgy small-batch wines (with seriously award-winning winemaking), at their co-op cellar door at Abbey Vale Wines near Yallingup.

  • Wine Variety:Tempranillo,Fiano,Chardonnay,Grenache,Riesling,Rose,Shiraz
  • Open Days/times:Wednesday to Sunday 10am - 5pm
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Wednesday,Thursday
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Established:2016
  • Winemaker:Julian Langworthy
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Established 2011 - 2019

Description

Launched in October 2016, the 'goon tycoons' are three mates with the impeccable wine-world pedigree and a dream to tinker and make playful wines from small parcels of fruit goodness they find in the vineyards in Margaret River and nearby regions during their “real jobs”. The team comprises 2019 Wine Companion Winemaker of the Year Julian Langworthy (of Deep Woods), John Fogarty as Viticulturist and Mark Fogarty in Finance. As the gents say, Goon Tycoons is their chance “to get rich, or get drunk trying.” 

The Wines

The range comprises small batch creations made with natural ideals but technical clout for ultimate drinkability. There are a couple of Rieslings and various Shiraz styles, a well-publicised Rose, Chardonnays, Grenache blends and more. 

Cellar Door

Wines can be tasted and purchased at the Tycoons' cellar door at Abbey Vale Winery in Yallingup, open Wednesday to Sunday 10am - 5pm. The cellar door is shared with Yallingup Cheese Company and Wulura Olive Oil.

Happs Wines

Established in 1978, Happs is a Margaret River wine pioneer, offering the region’s largest selection of grape varieties and an inviting, rustic mud-brick cellar door and pottery gallery

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Chardonnay,Muscat,Pinot Noir,Semillon,Shiraz,Verdelho,Grenache,Sparkling Rose,Sparkling,Rose,Dessert,Pinot Chardonnay,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
  • Open Days/times:10am - 5pm Everyday
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

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

Description

Happs Wines has delighted visitors from near and far at their warm and rustic cellar door for over 35 years. Their aim to provide a wine for every palate is reflected in their extensive portfolio and willingness to break convention in terms of the size of their range and number of wine varieties within it.

The Wines
Happs Wines produces more than thirty grape varieties, all made from estate-grown fruit at two Margaret River vineyards. The northern Dunsborough vineyard enjoys a warmer growing season of rich and ripe qualities, while the southern ‘Three Hills’ property brings cooler-climate elegance and finesse. The wine range includes sweet, dry, preservative free, fortified, rare varietal, verjuice and more.

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 not flashy, minimalistic or modern, just warm and inviting. The surroundings feel homely and the cellar door staff offer a friendly, educated approach to explain the extensive portfolio of wines.

Culinary Experiences
Grab 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 located onsite 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 two young teachers named Erl and Ros Happ were inspired by the notion that world-class wines might be produced in the Margaret River region. At the time, new grape varieties were becoming more readily available in WA and this encouraged the couple to not only plant the usual cultivars that became a mark of the region but to experiment with unusual selections that presented more risk. This pioneering spirit has paid off. Since 1978, Happs Wines has become a hallmark of combining science and art to create unique wines of distinctive quality, with a loyal following.

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

House of Cards

100% single organic vineyard winery, where every wine is handcrafted to the finest detail.

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

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Established:2011
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Gallery,Picnic Facilities,Dogs Welcome
  • Vineyards:12 hectares
  • Winemaker:Travis Wray
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases)
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Cases Produced:5000

Description

The name House of Cards is inspired by the gamble winemakers and growers take every vintage, forced to play the hand they are dealt by Mother Nature. Owners Travis and Elizabeth Wray are personally involved in every aspect of operations, from tending the vines to making wine, bottling, marketing and sales.

The Wines
The fruit that goes into House of Cards wine all comes from a single vineyard planted in 1997 on Caves Road at the Northern end of the Margaret River Wine Region, enabling the unique terroir to be reflected in each vintage. To get the best 'hand' possible, organic and biodynamic principles are used to improve soil health and vine nutrition. The vineyard is dry grown and cropped at low levels to increase concentration of fruit flavours. The rest is up to Mother Nature.

Wine Tasting
Vistors can taste the entire wine range at House of Card’s gorgeous Cellar Door.

Unique Highlights
Check out a selection of art and jewellery by local and Australian artists. Guests can also enoy dining at the on-site restaurant Chows Table.

Halliday Rating
5 Black Stars

Hutton Wines

An ultra-boutique range handcrafted in the garagiste style by Michael Hutton, the second generation of the family behind Margaret River’s Graylin Estate.

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

Details

  • Brands:Hutton Wines
  • Cases Produced:300 cases
  • Established:2006
  • Winemaker:Michael Hutton
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Margaret River:Yallingup

Description

Michael Hutton grew up on a vineyard, then pursued a career as an architect before following his passion back to Margaret River. These days Michael makes wines in his garage in the traditional ‘garagiste’ style. (definition: a passionate winemaker who creates fine, limited wines, occasionally from his or her garage).

Three wines are made; a Semillon, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. The fruit is sourced from exceptional local vineyards in Margaret River, handpicked and made with passion and precision in tiny batches.

No cellar door.

Kelly’s Vineyard & Della Fay Wines

District veteran Michael Kelly’s family label, making estate-grown traditional Margaret River wines, plus Vermentino, Nebbiolo, Extra Virgin Olive Oil from a prime vineyard on Caves Road in Yallingup.

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

Details

  • Vineyards:8 hectares
  • Winemaker:Michael Kelly
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Brands:Della Fay
  • Cases Produced:3000
  • Established:1999

Description

Gaining his degree in wine science from Charles Sturt University before working at Domaine Louis Chapuis in Burgundy, followed by winemaking terms at Leeuwin Estate, Sandalford Estate and Fermoy, Michael Kelly began his family-operated label in Yallingup in 1999. The winery has received consecutive 5 star ratings from James Halliday since 2009, and was named one of his “Top Ten Best New Wineries of 2013”. 

The Wines

Varieties include an award-winning Shiraz grown in Donnybrook in the Geographe Wine Region, Margaret River’s flagship varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and estate-grown Vermentino and Nebbiolo. The Vermentino he imported directly from Italy and waited 10 years for three cuttings to become enough productive vines to make the first vintage of the wine.

Halliday Rating

5 Stars

Unique Highlights

The family also produce Extra Virgin Olive Oil from handpicked varieties of corrigiola, leccino and kalamata that have been carefully grown and nurtured since 1999. 

Maiolo Wines & Vineyard

A charming, Mediterranean-style cellar door with 28 hectares of vines and a quaint Wood Turning Gallery showcasing handcrafted pieces made from some of Western Australia's finest timbers.

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

Details

  • Margaret River:Carbunup,Yallingup
  • Winemaker:Charles Maiolo
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Established:1999

Description

The Maiolo family have been involved in the Margaret River region since the 1950's. The first plantings commenced in 1988 and the first wines under the Maiolo label were made in 1999. The wine range includes Cabernet Sauvignon and blends, Shiraz, a Sauvignon Blanc Semillon and a Rose.

Wine Tasting
Follow friendly driveway through the vineyard to unveil a Mediterranean-style cellar door, which also includes upstairs Wood Turning Gallery.

Unique Highlights
The Wood Turning Gallery features handcrafted pieces made from some of Western Australia's finest timbers. Specialist items include clocks fitted with imported timepieces, platters and cheeseboards.

Halliday Rating
Not Yet Rated
 

Marq Wines

A cellar door experience curio winos will love - an exciting line-up of alternative variety Margaret River wines like Gamay, Fiano and more with the winemaker, just 10 minutes from Dunsborough.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Franc,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Malbec,Rose,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Tempranillo,Vermentino
  • Open Days/times:10am - 5pm Fri, Sat, Sun & Public Holiday Mondays

Details

  • Winemaker:Mark Warren
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Brands:Marq Wines
  • Cases Produced:2500 cases
  • Established:2011
  • Vineyards:1.5 hectares
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 2011 - 2019
  • Cellar Door Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Margaret River:Yallingup

Description

Marq Wines was created by esteemed Margaret River winemaker and wine lecturer, Mark Warren. The label explores the region’s capacity to grow unconventional grape varieties from fruit grown in the Wilyabrup, Yallingup and Karridale areas of Margaret River. The food friendly wines reflect the fine, intriguing styles the winemaker loves to drink most. The varieties under the label include Vermentino, Fiano, Gamay Tempranillo and more.

Cellar Door

Enjoy the special opportunity to taste wines with winemaker Mark or his partner Danielle, one of which is always ready and waiting at the Cellar Door to share their unique set of wines. In addition to tastings, wines are available by the glass, served alongside cheese and charcuterie platters. Located just 10 minutes from Dunsborough, the cellar door is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and public holiday Mondays.

Mongrel Creek Vineyard

Enjoy quality wines at an affordable price from this boutique, family-owned vineyard named in honour of what they call “Mongrel Creek”, nearby their property on the outskirts of Dunsborough.

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

Details

  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Cases Produced:1400
  • Established:1996
  • Vineyards:2.8 hectares
  • Winemaker:Tony Davis, Genevieve Stols
  • Brands:Mongrel Creek, Le Mongrel Champe

Description

Mongrel Creek winery was established in 1996 by Larry and Shirley Schoppe. Their Sparkling, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Rose, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Merlot can be sampled from a quaint, timber tasting hut, open daily from 10:30am - 5pm. 

Palmer Wines

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

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

Details

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

Description

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

Cellar Door

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

The Food

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

Halliday Rating 

5 Red Stars

 

 

 

 

Peccavi Wines

Owner Jeremy Muller searched far and wide for the perfect site to grow wine after being introduced to White Burgundy by his father and now makes a tidy range of wines in Margaret River.

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

Details

  • Vineyards:16 hectaes
  • Winemaker:Brian Fletcher
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Brands:Peccavi
  • Cases Produced:2500 cases
  • Established:1996
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Margaret River:Yallingup

Description

The Peccavi estate was established in 1996 by Jeremy Muller who searched the world for his perfect vineyard site, including going to the extreme of exploring ancient Roman vineyard sites in the UK. The vineyard is located in the ideal climate of Yallingup where viticulturist Colin Bell’s uncompromising approach ensures the production of premium quality fruit from 16 hectares of thriving vineyards. Wines are made by a team of winemakers with impressive international accolades behind them.

The Wines

The 'Peccavi' range is produced from estate-grown fruit focusing on Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Sauvignon Blanc Semillon. The 'No Regrets' range blends parcels of fruit from the region to produce Cabernet Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc Semillon in easy-drinking styles. Wines can be purchased online or at various stockists throughout Western Australia. 

Halliday Rating

5 Stars

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