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Wineries in Dunsborough Yallingup


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

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday
  • 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
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Established:1997

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

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

Details

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

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

Happs Wines and Commonage Pottery

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

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

Details

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

Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

House of Cards

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

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

Details

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

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

Rivendell Winery Estate

Rivendell's rustic cellar door provides guests the opportunity to taste boutique wines. The cellar door also offers a range of drinks, coffee and picnic produce to enjoy in the beautiful gardens

  • Wine Variety:Sparkling,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Rosé,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Brut,Cabernet,Cuvee Brut,Merlot Blend,Semillon,Durif,Shiraz Cabernet,Cabernet Shiraz
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:Cellar Door open Friday to Sunday 11am-4pm

Details

  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Established:1987
  • Vineyards:1.5 hectares
  • Winemaker:Rivendell Estate and Forester Estate
  • Brands:Rivendell Estate and Forester Estate Wines
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes - a ramp leads to the cellar and function centre
  • Facilities:Accommodation,Gallery,Functions,Kids Play Area,Cellar Door,Dogs Welcome,Wheelchair Access,Light Food,Picnic Facilities
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Types & Styles:Estate Grown,Family Run,Hand Picked,Single Vineyard

Description

Owned and operated by the Gruenthal family, Rivendell Winery is the perfect country escape. Established in 1985, the estate features acres of glorious manicured gardens, lawns, vineyards and vinyard villas along with the rustic cellar door and beautiful function centre. 

The Wines
The Rivendell cellar door is open Friday to Sunday and features wines from the neighbouring Forester Estate as well as the new and growing range of Rivendell Estate wines. Picnic produce and coffee is also on offer along with other drinks such as beer and soft drinks that guests can enjoy in the alfresco gardens. The cellar door has a small collection of art by the talented Lindy Cullen together with a range of merchandise. 

Function centre
Rivendell is an exclusive venue for private functions, weddings and corporate events. Contact us to see what we can do to host your next function.

Stay a Little Longer… 

The Rivendell villas feature a range of options from three bedroom rammed earth chalets to modern four bedroom brick houses. The property can accommodate over 60 patrons and as such is perfect for a wedding held at the beautiful cottage gardens.Visit the Rivendell website for further information at www.rivendellwinery.com.au

Swings & Roundabouts

Sit back, Relax & Unwind at Swings & Roundabouts newly renovated Cellar Door & Restaurant located on the iconic Caves Road. Enjoy some of the best views & open fires in Margaret River!

  • Wine Variety:Rosé,Cabernet,Cabernet Merlot,Chenin Blanc,Malbec,Merlot,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Shiraz,Fortified,Sparkling
  • Open Days/times:Cellar Door 10-5 pm Restaurant 11-4 pm
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Lunch Open:Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday
  • Cellar Door Open:Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
  • Facilities:Functions,Picnic Facilities,Restaurant,Cellar Door,Dogs Welcome
  • Brands:Swings & Roundabouts
  • Cases Produced:15000
  • Established:2004
  • Wheelchair Access:Ramps and walkways link the car park and all facilities, wheelchair-modified bathrooms available
  • Winemaker:Jodie Barton

Description

Established in 2004 Swings & Roundabouts is based in the northern end of the Margaret River wine region. The cellar door & restaurant venue is situated on their vineyard located on the iconic Caves Road, Yallingup and has recently undergone a total renovation. The new space is industrial organic in style and now has a dedicated wine tasting bar, VIP tasting room, sunken fire pit area, huge feasting table set amongst majestic gumtrees & an expansive lawn area with arguably the best views in Margaret River! The atmosphere is friendly, laid back and above all, relaxed!

Open Daily 10-5pm Cellar Door, 11- 4pm Restaurant. 

Whole Family Friendly Including your Doggo's 

Check the website www.swings.com.au for seasonal extended opening hours, online bookings & wine specials.

 E: admin@swings.com.au / T: (08) 9756 6735 / @swinground

 

 

Windows Estate

Discover some of Margaret River’s most interesting artisan, single vineyard wines, made with ancient methods and minimal intervention, including a rare basket-pressed series.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Method Traditionale,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Cabernet Franc,Malbec,Petit Verdot,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Sparkling,Merlot Blend,Semillon,Syrah,Viognier,Cabernet
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:10am - 5pm Everyday

Details

  • Established:1996
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Functions,Kids Play Area,Light Food,Organic (Certified),Dogs Welcome,Picnic Facilities,Wheelchair Access
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Cases Produced:2500
  • Vineyards:6.3 hectares
  • Winemaker:Chris Davies
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes, ramp from car park into Cellar Door

Description

Chris, Jo, Lucas and Violette Davies are a young West Australian family and the grape growers and artisan wine producers at Windows Estate.

All Windows Estate vines are cared for meticulously and dry block grown to ensure maximum concentration of flavours. Chris, a passionate viticulturist, completes every vineyard operation single-handedly. Apart from the very day the grapes are harvested, no one else is ever allowed to touch his vines!

In the winery, the preference is toward ancient, hand-processing methods with minimal use of machinery. As one of few remaining wineries still using a manual basket press, Window’s Estate Basket Pressed Cabernet Merlot, Basket Pressed Cabernet Sauvignon and Basket Pressed Shiraz are special propositions in Margaret River.

Sustainability is a key focus and over 60% of the Estate is reserved as natural bushland. Minimal intervention is employed in grape growing and winemaking processes and as a certified organic vineyard only organic fertilisers are used.

Cellar Door tastings are available daily. We also make our own pickles on site at our picklery, using locally grown produce. These can also be tasted and purchased at our cellar door. Cheese platters can be purchased to enjoy at the Estate. Being a small, family business, bookings are requested for tasting groups of 6 or more people.

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

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