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Cabernet Wine Variety Wineries in Margaret River Central

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Wineries in Margaret River Central


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Bettenay Wines

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

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

Details

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

Description

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

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

Wine & Nougat Tastings

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

Brygon Reserve

Named a Halliday ‘Top 10 New Winery’ (2012) this new-comer in Margaret River has an impressive collection of over 400 awards achieved in a few short years for its considerable wine range.

  • Open Days/times:11am to 5pm daily
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Merlot,Rose,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz

Details

  • Brands:Brygon Reserve
  • Established:2009
  • Cellar Door Open:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Winemaker:David Longden
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Established 2001 - 2010

Description

Brygon Reserve Wines is a dynamic winery which began in 2009. It won a staggering four trophies in wine shows in its debut year at the Sydney International Wine Competition, Qantas Wine Show and Sydney Royal Wine Show for ‘Best Red Wine’. Several more trophies have been received for its white wines. Over 400 awards have been received historically. It was voted a Top 10 New Winery (2012) by James Halliday’s Wine Companion.

The wines are made with state-of-the-art techniques. The comprehensive range includes over 20 different wines, mostly focused on the Margaret River varieties; Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Chardonnay and Semillon Sauvignon Blanc blends. There are 11 labels, including Third Wheel, Third Wheel Reserve, The Bruce, Hummingbird and Lions Lair.

Wine Tasting

Located just north of Margaret River nearby the popular Colonial Brewing Co is the modern cellar door which opened in 2015 and offers tastings of the wines from 11am – 5pm daily.

Cape Mentelle

One of Margaret River’s pioneers and most critically acclaimed wineries with the original rammed-earth cellar doors plus photo gallery, free petanque courts, kid’s area and picnic facilities.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet,Cabernet Franc,Merlot,Petit Verdot,Semillon,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Shiraz,Zinfandel,Rose
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:10am-4:30pm Everyday

Details

  • Vineyards:150 hectares
  • Cases Produced:80000
  • Cellar Door Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday
  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe
  • Facilities:Kids Play Area,Cellar Door

Description

One of Margaret River’s founding five estates, Cape Mentelle was established in 1970 by regional pioneer David Hohnen and his brothers Mark and Giles. In 1983 Cape Mentelle won Australia’s most coveted wine award, the Jimmy Watson Memorial Award for its Cabernet Sauvignon and cemented its position as a premium producer when it won it again the following year. This was huge, not just for Cape Mentell, but also for the youthful Margaret River wine region.

Today Cape Mentelle forms part of the LVMH group (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy) and its wines remain some of the region’s most critically acclaimed. James Halliday says they are, “knocking on the door of the Winery of the Year Award.” Environmental sustainability is a key driver within the vineyards and winery and Cape Mentelle was WA’s first member into Australian wine sustainability program, Entwined. To achieve this certification the vineyard utilises the most natural viticulture techniques.

The Wines
The critically-acclaimed wine range is focused around Margaret River’s signature varieties Cabernet Sauvignon (and blends), Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc Semillon and Chardonnay. An historic Zinfandel is made too, from vines planted in 1974 which were brought out directly from California to the Cape Mentelle Vineyard.

Wine Tasting
The cellar door is one of the region’s original to be made with rammed earth. Located just five minutes towards the coast from Margaret River town, guests can enjoy tasting experiences starting from $10. A Behind the Scenes Tour and Behind the Scenes Tour with Food and Wine Pairing Experience run on weekdays, offering the unique opportunity to explore behind the winery walls of one of the region’s most famous estates. Open daily 10am – 5pm.

Unique Highlights
Nostalgia enthusiasts will love the photo collection lining the barrel hall behind the cellar door. It features images remembering the early days of establishing Cape Mentelle and the Margaret River wine region. The whole family can enjoy picnic facilities, dedicated activities areas for children and estate’s petanque courts. Similar to bocce, this game originated in 1907 in Provence, Southern France. The courts are free to use, boules can be borrowed from the cellar door.

Since 1982 Cape Mentelle has hosted the region’s most renowned Cabernet event. The Cape Mentelle International Cabernet Tasting is a blind tasting that features a selection of Cabernets from the world’s finest cabernet producing regions; Bordeaux, Napa Valley, Tuscany and Margaret River. Tickets sell quickly to industry and media, but every year a few lucky members of the public can come along to this amazing event too. Visit Cape Mentelle’s website for details.

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

Chapman Grove Wines

A highly-awarded, privately-owned winery devoted to crafting premium Margaret River varietal wines in approachable and distinct, through to rare and collectable styles, with no expense spared.

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

Details

  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe
  • Winemaker:Richard Rowe
  • Established:1987
  • Cases Produced:7000
  • Vineyards:32 hectares
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door

Description

In the late 1980s, fine wine retailer Ron Fraser recognised Margaret River’s potential as a world leading wine region and decided it would be the place for him to make exceptional wines.

After a lengthy search for a site in the perfect location, the Chapman Grove vineyard was planted in 1997. The fruit was sold to local winemakers up until 2006 when the first Chapman Grove Wines were released to the market. In the first decade, the wines received eight trophies and over 100 medals in wines shows around Australia.

Within just three years of production, this small, private label became a 5 Star winery in James Halliday’s Wine Companion in 2009, reflecting the outstanding quality of the wines being made.

The Wines
The various Chapman Grove labels are all award-winners in their own right. The Atticus label makes small batch wines in great vintages, working with Cabernet, Shiraz, Chardonnay and also Bordeaux-styled, barrel-aged Sauvignon Blanc Semillon. The Chapman Grove label comprises estate grown, approachable, unpretentious and distinctive interpretations of all the Margaret River classics.

Wine Tasting
No cellar door.

Halliday Rating
5 Black Stars

Churchview Estate

Planted with Margaret River’s most diverse range of grape varieties, discover this organic, single-vineyard’s classic and curio wines at its period cottage tasting room, with unique heritage views.

  • Wine Variety:Sparkling,Rose,Brut,Cabernet Malbec,Grenache,Malbec,Marsanne,Fortified,Botrytis Riesling,Cabernet,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Merlot,Petit Verdot,Port,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Verdelho,Viognier,Zinfandel
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:Mon to Sat 10am to 5pm

Details

  • Winemaker:Dave Longden
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Facilities:Dogs Welcome,Wheelchair Access,Cellar Door,Picnic Facilities
  • Brands:The Bartondale, St Johns, Estate Range, Silverleaf
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes
  • Margaret River:Treeton
  • Cases Produced:45000 cases
  • Vineyards:65 hectares
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
  • Established:1999

Description

This family owned, single-vineyard property was established in 1999. The Fokkema family selected the site for its ideal gravel loam soils, ample clean water and northern-facing slopes. The vineyard has been farmed organically for 15 years and is in the process of completing its ‘Certified Organic’ accreditation.

The Churchview vineyard is known to grow Margaret River’s most extensive amount of varieties within a single vineyard, with sixteen different types of grapes planted.

The Wines
The wines are made onsite at the property’s winery. Many are matured in oak, and Churchview prides itself on investing in the best quality French oak. Four wine ranges are made from the diverse varieties within the vineyard and offer easy drinking through to rare and fine collector wines. All the classic Margaret River varieties are made. The St Johns range features less-common varieties including a Zinfandel, Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre, Viognier and Marsanne.

Wine Tasting
The diverse wine range can be tasted at the Cellar Door which is located within a period cottage at the estate. The Heritage Listed St John the Baptist Anglican Church can be seen from the tasting room, hence the name. Many of the wines cannot be found for purchase anywhere other than the cellar door. Allow 30 minutes for a full tasting. Open 10am-5pm Monday to Saturday.

Dogs are welcome (on leash) and visitors are invited to bring a picnic and make a day of enjoying the beautiful wines, stunning vineyard views and manicured gardens.

Unique Highlights
Those seeking curio wines will love discovering the wild fermented Riesling, Viognier and Chenin Blanc; varieties not often seen in Margaret River.

Halliday Rating
4.5 Black Stars

Cloudburst Wine

Cloudburst produces exceptional Chardonnay, Cabernet and Malbec and is found in private collections and fine restaurants worldwide.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet,Chardonnay,Malbec

Details

  • Facilities:No Cellar Door

Description

Located on rich bushland, the Cloudburst vineyard utilises cooling maritime breezes and warm daytime temperatures to slowly ripen its flavoursome grapes. Each self-irrigating vine expresses brilliant varietal purity and is surrounded by healthy soils retaining the moisture and nutrients of the region.

The 2013 Margaret River Wine Show brought Cloudburst some note-worthy awards including Best Single Vineyard Estate Red Wine, Best Cabernet Sauvignon and Best Red Wine of the Show.

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,Rose,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:Cellar Door,Appointment Only
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe

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

Devil's Lair

Deep in the South of Margaret River near towering karri trees and the ‘Devil’s Lair’, a hidden Cave with evidence of life dating back 50,000 years, stunning Cabernets and Chardonnays are produced.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet,Chardonnay,Classic Dry White,Rose,Dessert,Sparkling
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Vineyards:130 hectares
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe

Description

The Cave is recognised as one of Australia’s most significant archaeological sites, holding evidence of life from 50,000 years ago. It was here that Phil Sexton, then an archaeology student and later Devil’s Lair founder and WA hospitality legend, found himself considering the idea of creating a wine label. In 1981 Phil purchased land nearby and the Devil’s Lair wine story began.

Devil’s Lair is known for its meticulous winemaking standards and environmentally focused viticulture. Their efforts towards sustainability have earnt them national Entwine accreditation. For every hectare of vineyard planted on the property, there is 1.14 hectares of natural vegetation retained or planted.

The Wines
The Devil’s Lair winemaking philosophy is to be meticulous, to continually question and challenge, and to refine a winemaking style that is as much about intuition as science. The label focuses on the varieties that fare best in Margaret River. Their chardonnays are known for their taut acidity, minerality, length and subtle oak, while the Cabernet is typically complex and layered with lively aromas. Three tiers enable all budgets to find their perfect Margaret River wine.

Wine Tasting
No cellar door.

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

Dormilona Wines

A small-batch, natural winemaker at the forefront of Margaret River’s new generation of producers, and finalist Australian ‘Young Gun of Wine’ (2014) making unique organic wines with ancient methods.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc

Details

  • Brands:Dormilona
  • Winemaker:Josephine Perry
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Facilities:Appointment Only

Description

One of the originals of Margaret River’s new-generation small-batch, hand-made winemakers. Created by Josephine Perry, Dormilona wines (meaning lazy-bones in Spanish) are crafted from small batches of naturally farmed fruit purchased from quality certified organic and biodynamic vineyards around Margaret River.

The label was a finalist as Australia’s Young Gun Winemaker of the Year in 2014.

The wines are made in ancient styles with no additives, fining and very little intervention. This approach aims to fully express the vineyard’s character to make tasty wines that are alternative in fashion and style.

The range focuses on Margaret River’s signature varieties with a few Spanish surprises and a series made in terracotta amphora pots called, ‘Clayface.’

Available online and via selected Australian retailers. Tasting appointments can be made directly with Dormilona.

Flying Fish Cove Pty Ltd

Enjoy an an approachable range of regional to funky still and sparkling styles, all available online.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Shiraz Cabernet,Sparkling Shiraz,Sparkling,Fortified,Rose,Classic Dry White,Merlot Blend,Method Traditionale,Port,Sangiovese,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
  • Established:1997
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door

Description

Flying Fish Cove is a producer of premium quality, great value, passionate wines, located 25km north of Margaret River township, along the renowned Caves road in the Wilyabrup sub-regional area. In addition to an approachable range of Margaret River varietal wines, look out for a sparkling range with a Pinot Noir Chardonnay (white) and a sparkling Shiraz (red). No cellar door - wines are available online. 

Fraser Gallop Estate

Internationally-acclaimed wines and picture-perfect winery with a breathtaking avenue of claret ash trees and postcard-worthy views of Gallop Hall emerging beyond the rows of Chardonnay.

  • Wine Variety:Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Cabernet Franc,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Cabernet
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:7 days 11am-4pm

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Established:1999
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Picnic Facilities
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Cases Produced:11 000
  • Vineyards:20
  • Winemaker:Clive Otto, Kate Morgan
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Located on one of the highest points in the Wilyabrup sub-region of Margaret River, this beautiful, family-owned property was established on some of the region’s most desired wine-country. Fraser Gallop Estate’s unwavering focus on quality has seen its wines reach international heights of critical acclaim with media and sommeliers alike.

The Wines
All wines are estate grown, made and bottled, led by highly-recognised and long-time Margaret River winemaker Clive Otto. The focus is on Margaret River’s hero varieties. The Parterre range of Cabernet, Chardonnay and Semillon Sauvignon Blanc are held in particularly high regard, having won prestigious international awards including the Decanter World Wine Awards International Trophy for Best Bordeaux blend and Best New World Chardonnay at the Sommelier Wine Awards in the UK.

Wine Tasting
The quaint cellar door offers tastings of new release wines and also a few rare releases, daily from 11am to 4pm. Tour group tastings can be booked in advance.

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

Gralyn Estate

The prestigious wines of this boutique and treasured regional pioneer can only be discovered at its state of the art cellar door, also the home of Margaret River’s original fortified wine range.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Dessert,Cabernet,Cabernet Sauvignon,Port,Muscat,Ruby Port,Fortified,Rose,Shiraz,Cabernet Shiraz,Chardonnay

Details

  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Cases Produced:3000
  • Vineyards:4.5
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Established:1975

Description

In 1975, local couple Merilyn and Graham Hutton (a teacher and dairy farmer) decided to diversify their cattle farm, planting a 4.5 hectare vineyard on their property. Ingenuity was paramount in those early days as they became self-tutored vignerons and winemakers, building their winery ‘on the cheap’ by hand, from local resources. In 1978, they named their venture Gralyn, a combination of both their Christian names.

New generations of the family are at the helm of winemaking and viticulture these days, growing highly sought-after wines from their non-irrigated, mature vineyard, located 3km from the coast.

The Wines
Organically made, the wine range focuses on full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay with strength and finesse. Gralyn Estate also made the region’s first range of fortifieds, which it has continued since 1978. The current selection includes flavours such as coffee, ruby chocolate and white chocolate. Traditionalists will love the Rare Tawny, Muscats and Vintage Ports which have been judged as some of Australia’s finest.

Wine Tasting
Complimentary tastings of the wine range are available daily from a state of the art cellar door, which is surrounded with stunning vineyard views. Sold only through the cellar door or online, this is a truly unique opportunity to discover a secret treasure of Margaret River wine. Open daily, 10.30am-4.30pm.

Howard Park Wines

Proudly family-owned, Howard Park is the home of sparkling wine in West Australia & a champion of the cool climate Great Southern & world-renowned Margaret River wine regions.

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

Details

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

Description

Since 1986 Howard Park has handcrafted wines of provenance and elegance.

The Howard Park cellar door is a must-see destination in Margaret River, as one of the foremost architectural buildings in the region. The visitor experience is the culmination of one family’s vision, two generations, two wine regions and four vineyards.

Howard Park is the biggest producer of sparkling wines in West Australia, and the only winery in Margaret River to make Champagne-method in-house.

The winery was commended for its architecture by the Royal Australian Institute of Architects in 2000, and judged among the nation’s top 12 buildings by The Sydney Morning Herald. It incorporates traditional Feng shui principles with a contemporary Australian aesthetic.

Calling two wine regions home – Margaret River and Great Southern – has allowed Howard Park to emerge as an Australian leader in crafting Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir and methode traditionelle sparkling wines.

This breadth of wine and commitment to pursuing the highest quality fruit makes Howard Park one of the most memorable tasting experiences in Margaret River. Visits are unique & comprehensive in their multi-regional approach.

Set on 138 hectares of vines and native bushland, less than 5 minutes from the town of Cowaramup, the property is a spectacular place to witness the changing of the seasons. The meandering driveway reveals the striking winery building, nestled among native Marri & Jarrah trees.

The Cellar Door itself is surrounded by spacious lawn areas, where guests are invited join one of many annual events, or bring a picnic, borrow a blanket, a bocce set and enjoy a glass of wine under the sun.

Larry Cherubino Wines

Halliday’s wine maker of the year (XXXX) and Australian Winery of the Year & Best Value Winery (2011, 2017), making site-driven wines from six speciality vineyards, with modern cellar door.

  • Wine Variety:Sparkling,Rose,Dessert,Sauvignon Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Semillon,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Shiraz Cabernet,Syrah,Botrytis Riesling,Cabernet,Cabernet Malbec,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Gewurztraminer,Grenache,Grenache Shiraz,Malbec,Merlot,Merlot Blend,Merlot Cabernet,Pinot Chardonnay,Pinot Gris,Pinot Noir,Riesling
  • Wine Region:Greater Perth
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door (winter): Tue to Sat 11am to 6pm, Sun & Mon 11am to 5pm; (summer) Daily 10am to 6pm

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday
  • Size & Year:Established 2001 - 2010,Small (5,000-49,999 cases)
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Cases Produced:8000
  • Established:2005
  • Facilities:Appointment Only,Functions,Gallery,Picnic Facilities
  • Vineyards:120
  • Winemaker:Larry Cherubino, Andrew Siddell, Matt Buchan

Description

In response to COVID-19, Larry Cherubino Wines are providing free delivery for all online orders in March and April 2020. For every online order they are giving a $49 voucher to put towards your next one.

One of WA’s most awarded winemakers, Larry Cherubino Wines makes an expressive range from a collection of estate-owned vineyards in Margaret River, Pemberton and the Great Southern (Frankland River, Mount Barker and Porongurup areas). The label began in Frankland River in 2004 when Larry and wife, Edwina purchased an historic property called Riversdale. The inaugural 2005 vintage wines were made in the family’s spare room! These days they are made in a well-equipped winery in Margaret River.

Larry Cherubino Wines was named James Halliday’s Australian Winery of the Year in 2011, and also Australia’s Best-Value Winery by Halliday in 2017. Winemaker Larry Cherubino has a string of Winemaker of the Year nominations with leading Australian and UK wine media.

The Wines
Following the belief that great wines are made in the vineyard, Larry Cherubino Wines are made from six specialty vineyards in Western Australia’s leading south-west wine regions. The wines are estate-grown and the vineyards follow a mix of principles from the schools of organics and traditional farming with the aim to encourage the vines to exist in a healthy ecosystem, for plant health. The range has a characterful selection of site-driven examples of Riesling and Chardonnay, alongside alternative varieties including Fiano and Pinot Blanc. Classic Cabernet and Shiraz are made too.

Wine Tasting
Enjoy a seasonal range of wines for tasting at all times alongside a selection of cellar door exclusives. An enomatic machine holds a curated range of rare back vintage wines which can be enjoyed as educational (and highly enjoyable) flights. Private tastings in the board room or barrel room can be booked in advance for groups. Antipasti and dinners are available by special arrangement.

If you want a good laugh, ask Larry about the dog in the bedroom incident. It all happened to a mate of his apparently!!

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars
 

Lenton Brae Wines

A boutique, family-owned winery and internationally-acclaimed regional hero, whose classical cellar door with bell towers is one of Margaret River’s most impressive architecture icons.

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

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Dogs Welcome,Picnic Facilities,Wheelchair Access
  • Vineyards:9 acres
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup

Description

This boutique, family-owned and operated winery’s award-winning range has been delighting wine collectors since 1982. Lenton Brae was established by the Tomlinson Family, who sought help in selecting their site from Moss Wood founder Bill Pannell. With its sweeping views across the Wilyabrup valley and marvellous bell towers, the cellar door is considered an architectural icon of Margaret River.

The Wines
Lenton Brae excels in the Margaret River specialities of Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. The wines are consistently recognised as being amongst the best of their type, with awards at regional, state and national competitions. All production takes place onsite and is 100% handpicked, with the wines made in small batches with minimal intervention. Margaret River’s famous Semillon Sauvignon Blanc blend has a long history at the estate and in 2016 celebrated 30 consecutive vintages of the wine.

Wine Tasting
Taste the wine range from a unique viewing platform that overlooks the fully-operating winery. For something extra special, the $10 experience includes a tour of the winery and tasting in the barrel room and is available Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Unique Highlights
Five locally-made bells are housed in the cellar door’s stunning bell towers. They chime on the quarter hour with the well-known Westminster Chimes, associated with Grandfather clocks and London’s Big Ben.

Halliday Rating
5 Black Stars

McHenry Hohnen

The outcome of two wine legends making original, biodynamic, small-batch wines from their Margaret River family vineyards, plus an excellent range of artisan charcuterie at their Caves Rd cellar door.

  • Wine Variety:Petit Verdot,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Tempranillo,Viognier,Zinfandel,Grenache Shiraz,Merlot Cabernet,Rose,Cabernet,Merlot,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Grenache,Malbec,Marsanne
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:10:30am to 4:30pm

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Margaret River:Treeton
  • Cases Produced:10000
  • Established:2004
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Facilities:Cellar Door

Description

McHenry Honen is the fusion of an accomplished fine-wine retailer, Murray McHenry, with one of Margaret River’s most respected pioneers David Hohnen (founder of Cape Mentelle).

Their aim is to make the most site expressive wines they can from their three distinct family vineyards in Margaret River, all of which are 100% biodynamic. Biodynamics revolves around an environmental equilibrium. It is similar to organic farming, in that both preclude the use of chemicals, however biodynamic farming incorporates ideas about a vineyard as an ecosystem, and also accounts for astrological influences and lunar cycles.

The Wines
There is an unwavering focus on making distinct, site expressive wines and on embracing the individual characters that come from the different plots in the vineyards. This is achieved through minimal-intervention using wild yeasts, minimal sulphur, no filtration and large format oak and concrete fermenters. The range includes Margaret River’s specialty varieties and a few unexpected surprises. More than five single-site Chardonnays showcase just how different the flavours of this variety can be because of different site influences in the vineyard.

Wine Tasting
The cellar door is conveniently located on Caves Road, just five minutes from Margaret River town. The wines can be tasted between 10.30 and 4.30pm daily.

Unique Highlights
Don’t leave without some of David Hohnen’s smoked cold meats, sausages and traditionally made smallgoods from side venture, The Farm House Margaret River. These are sold from the McHenry Hohnen Cellar Door. David works with farmers around the region on this venture and his meats have a great reputation, especially with many of the local winemakers to enjoy with their friends and wines!

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

Moss Wood

Planted in 1969 with its first vintage in 1973, Moss Wood is an important, founding estate of the Margaret River region, recognised widely for its celebrated and critically acclaimed wines.

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

Details

  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cases Produced:12 000 cases
  • Vineyards:18.14
  • Winemaker:Clare and Keith Mugford
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Facilities:Appointment Only

Description

Moss Wood was established as a specialist, high-quality vineyard and winery. This was its raison d’être and continues to provide the motivation for its existence.

Clare & Keith Mugford, have been tending the vineyard and making wine at Moss Wood since 1984 and 1979, respectively. They believe that all decisions made in the vineyard and winery underpin the quality of the wine.

The Moss Wood and Mugford names are synonymous with uncompromising quality.

Wine Tasting

Moss Wood welcome members for tastings and private visits by appointment only. There is a small charge for the visit which is redeemable against any wine purchased. Appointments can be made via the Moss Wood web site.

Halliday Rating

5 Stars

Night Harvest Vineyard

An award-winning wine range created from a set of amazing speciality vineyard sites throughout the Margaret River wine region and harvested in the still of the night to make fresh and aromatic wines.

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

Details

  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Margaret River:Carbunup
  • Brands:Five Moons, John George, Ivory Tower, Stone Fence
  • Cases Produced:10,000 - 19,999 cases
  • Established:2005
  • Vineyards:9.96 ha
  • Winemaker:Andy Ferreira
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door

Description

Night Harvest was established in 2005 by Andy and Mandy Ferreira, who arrived in the Margaret River region as newlyweds in 1986. Today they make wines four vineyards (and a few specialised growers) in the region to make their wine range, which began in 2005. The name comes from another part of their business as one of Margaret River’s main contract harvest companies, who support the harvests of over 100 sites in the South-West of Australia each vintage.

Night Harvest Wines is now owned by Andy Ferreira, grower Rob Tincey and entrepreneur Ray Anderson. 

The Wines

Made by Bruce Dukes, a winemaker known for his minimal intervention approach, the label includes Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, Cabernet Merlot, Rose, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Chardonnay. Wines can be purchased online or at a variety of stockists throughout Western Australia. 

Halliday Rating

4.5 Stars

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

Details

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

Description

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

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

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

The Alchemists Wines

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

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

Details

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

Description

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

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

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

 

Domaine Naturaliste

After nearly three decades working closely with producers in Margaret River, Western Australia, renowned winemaker Bruce Dukes launched Domaine Naturaliste – his own range of highly acclaimed wines. An homage to the region where he honed his craft, Domaine Naturaliste is a space for Bruce to demonstrate his mastery of the classic Margaret River varietals.

  • Open Days/times:Every Day 10am - 5pm
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet,Sauvignon Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Syrah,Chardonnay

Details

  • Brands:Domaine Naturaliste
  • Cases Produced:12000
  • Established:2014
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes, back of cellar door
  • Winemaker:Bruce Dukes
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Dogs Welcome,Functions,Light Food,Picnic Facilities,Wheelchair Access
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 2011 - 2019
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup

Description

Driftwood Estate Margaret River

Draped on picturesque slopes a stones-throw from the ocean, Driftwood Estate has been creating flavourful wines of character and distinction for 30 years.

  • Open Days/times:Daily, 10.30am to 5pm.
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet,Cabernet Malbec,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Shiraz,Classic Dry White,Malbec,Merlot Blend,Merlot Cabernet,Method Traditionale,Petit Verdot,Pinot Gris,Port,Sauvignon Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Semillon,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz Cabernet,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Shiraz,Fortified,Sparkling,Rose
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Brands:Driftwood Estate
  • Cases Produced:15,000
  • Established:1989
  • Facilities:Wheelchair Access,Cellar Door,Gallery,Dogs Welcome,Kids Play Area
  • Vineyards:100 acres
  • Winemaker:Kane Grove
  • Cellar Door Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Located just 3 hours south of Perth in the renowned Margaret River wine region, the Driftwood Estate Cellar Door & Winery offers the opportunity to taste award winning wines as well as olive oil made from olives grown on the Estate. Enjoy views of undulating vines in summer and cosy log fires in winter, visit our amphitheatre, browse our beautiful art gallery or purchase some of our quality merchandise.

With beginnings of small batch, hand-crafted wines and a familiar icon etched in the Margaret River Wine Region landscape, Driftwood is a 5 Star rated winery with highly accoladed wines and more to come for all to enjoy in the future.


Driftwood Estate is a boutique winery set in the stunning Wilyabrup sub-region of Margaret River, Western Australia. Established by Tom and Helen Galopoulos in 1989 on what had previously been a country retreat, the winery immediately received acclaim when its first wine, a Semillon produced in 1993, won a special commendation in a British competition.

In 2009, leading Australian wine writer James Halliday rated Driftwood Estate as one of the best wineries in the Margaret River region. This result has continued into the 2018 Wine Companion, where Driftwood Estate has again been rated a 5 Star Winery. The vine resources are exceptional, having had years of nurturing to ensure they produce premium fruit showcasing the Wilyabrup sub-region beautifully.

The winemaking philosophy behind the Driftwood wines is one of simplicity – quality wines are made in the vineyard. While winemaking can have a positive input, having premium quality fruit is essential. This is why Driftwood Estate is so fortunate to be located in one of the greatest viticultural areas in the world, sourcing super premium fruit year in year out. With premium quality fruit, our wine making philosophy is all about protecting and expressing the qualities found in the grapes, so that the wine lover can enjoy the pure, varietal and regional flavours from the Wilyabrup sub-region of Margaret River.


The wines are produced under four labels, Single Site, Artifacts, The Collection, and Oceania.

Our Single Site range of Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon showcases the best of Driftwood Estate. Over the years, our vineyards have grown in maturity and pedigree, and we have produced Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon from the 2016 vintage to reflect this, with releases occurring soon.

Artifacts are the more complex styles, demonstrating the intense characters old vine fruit can develop, and once in the winery, utilising oak influence and subtle winemaking techniques resulting in wines of strength, elegance, and integrity that will drink beautifully young whilst also reward careful cellaring.

The Collection range showcases fruit driven, regionally renowned wines that are designed to be enjoyed in their youth – vibrant blends and crisp, clean wines for everyday drinking.

The Oceania range is predominately a cellar door and online range, offering a Rosé, a White Blend, a Sparkling and a Tawny.

The beautiful branding takes Driftwood back to its beginnings, with small batch, hand-crafted wines showing how age and experience in the wine world can lead to memorable Collections and stunning Artifacts for people to enjoy now and into the future.
 

 

Hay Shed Hill Wines

Hay Shed Hill is one of the oldest vineyards in the region. Centrally located in Wilyabrup, the heart of the Margaret River Wine Region.

  • Wine Variety:Vermentino,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Nebbiolo,Riesling,Shiraz,Dessert,Sparkling,Rose,Cabernet,Cabernet Franc,Cabernet Merlot,Grenache,Malbec,Merlot,Petit Verdot,Sangiovese,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Tempranillo
  • Open Days/times:Cellar Door: 10am to 5pm daily; Rustico at Hay Shed Hill restaurant: 11am to 5pm
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases)
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Brands:Hay Shed Hill, Pitchfork, Kerrigan + Berry
  • Cases Produced:20000
  • Established:1973
  • Vineyards:55 hectares
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes
  • Winemaker:Michael Kerrigan
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Dogs Welcome,Light Food,Restaurant,Wheelchair Access

Description

Hay Shed Hill is one of the oldest vineyards in the Margaret River region. Our cellar door has an extensive range on offer with over 25 wines on tasting. From the classic's that Margaret River is so famous for, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay to Spanish Tempranillo and the wine of the moment, Malbec. There's a wine for everyone!
 

We offer seated wine tastings so that you can enjoy your wine tasting in comfort.  Or for a more personalized and educational tasting why not book one of our Private Wine Experiences? We have tailored three different Private Wine Experiences to make your next visit to Hay Shed Hill a memorable one! 

Rustico at Hay Shed Hill restaurant offers world class tapas, hospitality, shared plate, Mediterranean style fare. The 6 course tapas degustation with matching wines is the most popular way to dine, maybe you fancy a family Paella, or you can simply enjoy a bottle of wine on the deck whilst indulging in the European cheese board. 

 

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,Sparkling Cuvee,Dessert,Sparkling,Rose

Details

  • 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:Established 1951 - 2000,Medium (50,000-499,999 cases)
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Brands:MadFish Wines
  • Established:1992
  • 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.

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