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Wineries in Margaret River Central


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3 Oceans Wine Company

A family-friendly estate with expansive grounds, special kids’ facilities and massive cellar door serving superb wines from Margaret River and Frankly River, and home of WA’s South-West Beer Festival

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Sparkling,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Sauvignon Blanc,Cabernet Merlot,Classic Dry White,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Shiraz
  • Open Days/times:7 days a week 10am-5pm

Details

  • Facilities:Functions,Cellar Door,Light Food,Restaurant,Kids Play Area
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Breakfast Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday
  • Lunch Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Cases Produced:160 000 cases
  • Vineyards:2
  • Size & Year:Medium (50,000-499,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010

Description

3 Oceans make wines from two premium vineyards in Margaret River and Frankland River (Great Southern region of WA). Under senior winemaker, Ben Roodhouse, their style is defined by intensity, finesse, structure, and distinctive fruit qualities. Their huge, family-friendly cellar door is the perfect place to discover the world of WA’s extraordinary southern wine regions.

The Wines
3 Oceans Winemaking philosophy is simple; grow great fruit, nurture it through fermentation and maturation to bottle and let the vineyard terroir express itself in the wines. The range includes everything from easy drinking to ultra-premium Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.

Wine Tasting
The cellar door is one of the largest in the region and set up especially for kids, families and large groups. Complimentary tastings of over 10 wines are available every day from 10am to 5pm. Group tastings can be booked in advance and are required for large groups of 50+ people.

The Food
The café is open daily from 9am for breakfast and lunch and serves casual fare through to restaurant style seafood dishes, including the famous South-West marron. Locally-sourced Yahava Coffee is available with cakes and a kids menu.

Highlights
Kids will love their own designated hang-out zone which includes video games, toys, chalkboards and outdoor sports equipment. The grounds are large enough for a game of cricket!

Visiting in March? 3 Oceans is the home of the South West Craft Beer Festival, a lively day offering the opportunity to discover 120+ local brews from 20+ breweries, wineries and cideries based between Mandurah and Denmark.

After Hours Wine

A tiny, family-run vineyard, with an idyllic micro-climate, making premium wines that have received over 300 wine show medals around Australia since 2010.

  • Open Days/times:10am to 4pm Daily.
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Sauvignon Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Shiraz

Details

  • Cases Produced:3000 cases
  • Established:2006
  • Vineyards:8.6 hectares
  • Winemaker:Phil Potter
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Margaret River:Carbunup
  • Brands:9 to 5 and After Hours Wine
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays

Description

After Hours Wine is a small family vineyard located on the Carbunup River flat, a site known for its fertile alluvial soils. The soils, combined with Margaret River’s Mediterranean climate, provide a great micro-climate for producing high-quality wines. The Matthews family purchased the established vineyard in late 2005 and the following year embarked on the huge, labour-intensive task to transform the vineyard by reworking all of the vines to reduce fruit yields and improve wine quality. All wines are grown, made and bottled at the property by Winemaker Phil Potter

The Wines
The vineyard grows all of Margaret River’s hero varieties. All their wines, particularly recent vintages of Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignons, have received many Gold Medals at wine shows around Australia. The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon was a ‘Top 50 Wine’ in the Wine Show of Western Australia, 2016.

Wine Tasting
Cellar Door tastings are available daily 10am to 4pm

Halliday Rating
4.5 Stars

Amelia Park Wines

Named Gourmet Traveller WINE’s Star Cellar Door (2017), taste wow-factor internationally award-winning wines or a meal, including Sunday breakfast, at their French-bistro inspired restaurant.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz
  • Open Days/times:7 days a week 10am-5pm

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Established:2009
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Picnic Facilities
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Winemaker:Jeremy Gordon
  • Cases Produced:20 000
  • Vineyards:9.6 hectares
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010

Description

Named Gourmet Traveller WINE’s Star Cellar Door (2017), this relative new-comer estate has elevated itself into one of Margaret River’s prized wine destinations.

Amelia Park Wines began in 2009 led by coveted winemaker Jeremy Gordon, producing a hand-crafted wine range with grapes from Margaret River and Frankland River. Jeremy is well-known for his detailed approach and a highly celebrated tenure at Flametree Wines, during which time his Cabernet Merlot won Australia’s most coveted wine award, the Jimmy Watson Trophy.

The Wines

Amelia Park Wines range from highly-drinkable to collectable styles, with a focus on Margaret River’s signature varieties. Immense critical acclaim has been received since day one, including awards at the International Wine Challenge and Decanter Wine Awards for the Cabernet Sauvignons and Shiraz, in particular.

Wine Tasting

The architecturally designed cellar door makes a dramatic statement with its bold, decorative interiors and stunning views over the Wilyabrup Valley. Wine tastings are available daily or for more of a culinary experience, enjoy a wine flights paired with cheese and charcuterie in the ambient Cellar Door Barrel Room. Tours and private tastings can be booked in advance. 

The Food

A French-bistro inspired lunch menu is available daily at the Amelia Park Restaurant, where a wood fired oven and grill is centrepiece to much of the food. The cuisine is modern and seasonal with a focus toward locally-sourced produce. It is operated by local hospitality legends, the Gold Plate awarded Blair and Renee Allen who were previous owners of Dunsborough favourite, Piari & Co.

Unique Highlights

Visiting on a Sunday? Start your day a with pre-wine tasting breakfast at the Amelia Park Restaurant, open from 8.30am. Amelia Park also operates a Lodge in northern Margaret River, a stylish and family-friendly tavern offering drinks and simple cuisine.

Halliday Rating

5 Red Stars

 

Arimia Winery

Gourmet Traveller’s #1 WA Regional Restaurant (2018), this self-sufficient winery operates ‘off the grid’ creating diverse, acclaimed wines, best enjoyed at its honest and inviting cellar door.

  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Thu to Mon 10am to 5pm. Restaurant: Thu - Mon 12pm to 3pm.
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Grenache,Merlot,Petit Verdot,Shiraz,Verdelho,Zinfandel,Mourvedre,Cabernet Merlot,Fortified
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Winemaker:Mark Warren
  • Facilities:Restaurant,Accommodation,Cellar Door,Dogs Welcome,Functions,Organic (Certified),Wheelchair Access
  • Cases Produced:3685
  • Established:1998
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Brands:Arimia
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes, all same level
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Vineyards:7 hectares

Description

A boutique winery that operates ‘off the grid’, Arimia was established in 1997 by Ann Spencer. Located in the north end of Margaret River, it makes the most of its superb environment, surrounded by the untouched Cape Naturaliste National Park and the Indian Ocean, to make an innovative range of estate-grown wines.

The vineyard follows organic practices and grows a diverse mix of grapes, from Margaret River’s classics of Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon through to Mourvedre, Zinfandel and Verdehlo.

Wine Tasting

One of the most authentic food and wine experiences to be found in Margaret River,

the acclaimed wine range can be sampled at the relaxed cellar door, built primarily using recycled and plantation timber.

The Food

Awarded ‘Gourmet Traveller Regional Restaurant of the Year’ 2018, Arimia’s menu comes mostly from farm-grown produce including pork and trout raised on the 55ha property. The kitchen, headed by chef Evan Hayter is dedicated to utilising entire animals, with a no-waste approach that encourages creativity. Bookings are highly recommended. Open Thursday to Tuesday for lunch.

Halliday Rating

4.5 Stars

Arlewood Estate

A wow-factor James Halliday Dark Horse Winning winery, creating European inspired wines with a refreshing Margaret River twist, available for tasting at the cellar door Thursday to Sunday.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Cabernet Franc,Fume Blanc,Merlot,Nebbiolo,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon
  • Open Days/times:Thursday to Sunday from 11am

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Facilities:Wheelchair Access,Dogs Welcome,Cellar Door
  • Cases Produced:3000 cases
  • Vineyards:6.2 hectares
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Brands:VILLAGGIO, Arlewood, La Bratta
  • Margaret River:Karridale

Description

Winner of James Halliday’s Dark Horse Winery of the Year 2017, Arlewood is a family-owned, boutique producer making elegant wines the Gosatti family and friends love to drink.

Arlewood's winemaking is inspired by the village of La Bratta in Northern Italy where hands-on owner Gary Gossatti’s ancestors were grape growers for the local community winery. The label began back in 1984 and in 2009 relocated to the cooler Forest Grove property, located 10km south of Margaret.

The Wines
Margaret River’s signature varieties are made with creative and intuitive winemaking techniques. Look out for the European inspired La Bratta Bianco and La Bratta Rosso. The Bianco has been a major hit with the critics, with James Halliday naming it a ‘Wow Factor White’ and saying it was, “a wine that brought goose-bumps due to my unabashed love of fine white Bordeaux… This is a tour de force of winemaking, underlain by a profound love and understanding of the fruit and its origins.”

Wine Tasting
Laid back, tastings of all the wines are available from 11am Thursday to Sunday. Private tastings can also be arranged.

Halliday Rating
5 Black Stars

Wine Club

Love Arlewood wines? Our club members have access to Chardonnay, project wines, organic olive oil from the farm, back vintages, plus free shipping and discounts. Check out our offerings on the website.

Ashbrook Estate

Meet one of Margaret River’s quiet achievers and three-generation wine families at their mud-brick cellar door surrounded by picturesque Jarrah and Marri forest in the heart of Wilyabrup wine country.

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

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Wheelchair Access
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Cases Produced:12000 - 14000 cases
  • Vineyards:17 hectares
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes
  • Winemaker:Catherine Edwards, Brian Devitt
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

A long-time quiet achiever in Margaret River, the highly-awarded Ashbrook Estate began in 1979 and has been owned by three generations of the Devitt family. Located in the heart of Wilyabrup, it remains a boutique operation with a strong focus on handmade, single-vineyard premium wines. All fruit is grown, made, bottled and packaged at within the estate for ultimate quality control.

The Wines

The focused range reflects Margaret River’s regional heroes; Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc, along with a Riesling and a Verdelho. The estate began entering wine shows in 1999 and that year won the SGIO Winemakers Awards. A string of accolades and critical acclaim has followed.

Wine Tasting

A journey through picturesque farmland and healthy natural forest reveals Ashbrook Estate’s colonial style, mud-brick cellar door, which is open for tastings daily.

 

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
  • Winemaker:David Longden
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Cellar Door Open:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • 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.

Celestial Bay Wines

A family-owned and operated winery committed to making and exporting quality, contemporary wines around the world.

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

Details

  • Brands:Celestial Bay Wines
  • Cases Produced:7000
  • Established:2000
  • Vineyards:60 hectares
  • Winemaker:Bernard
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup

Description

In 2000, owners Michael & Kim O’Brien chose Margaret River as the place in which to establish Celestial Bay and turned their dream into a reality with the purchase of 210 acres. Now led by the second generation of the O’Brien family, this small winery has grown to become an international exporter with a string of accolades to its name.

The Wines
The contemporary wine range is made by son Aaron O’Brien, a qualified winemaker and viticulturist who has worked vintages all around the world. The range focuses on Margaret River’s primary varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc Semillon Blends.

Chimes Estate

Nestled in a tranquil valley North East of Margaret River, surrounded by forests and cattle farms is this boutique farm and vineyard growing premium wine, olives and limes, all available online.

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

Details

  • Brands:Chimes
  • Facilities:Appointment Only
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup

Description

The wines are made from estate-grown fruit and vinified in small batches to optimise flavours. Varieties include Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, Cabernet Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Chimes Estate’s premium wines and olive oil are available primarily through their website.

Unique Highlights
While there is no cellar door, corporate or private tastings of the wines and olive oils can be arranged in Perth or at the property for a small fee (or purchase of wines). The olive oils are hand-picked and hand-pressed. Flavours include Lime Infused, Rosemary Infused and Garlic Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oils.

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

Details

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

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

Edinger Estate

Margaret River’s second largest single vineyard winery, making regional wines the critics call ‘stylish, harmonious and delicious.’

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

Details

  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Brands:Edinger Estate
  • Facilities:Appointment Only
  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe
  • Vineyards:120 hectares
  • Winemaker:Cliff Royle and Julian Scott
  • Established:1998
  • Cases Produced:3000

Description

Chalice Bridge is the second largest single vineyard in Margaret River. It is family owned and operated by Jason and Alecia Brown. The Chalice Bridge name comes from the bridge over the Upper Chapman Brook, which runs through the middle of the vineyard.

The vineyard was established two decades ago with Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot. 

The Wines
The wines reflect the cool climate characteristics, poise and purity of southern Margaret River fruit. Three wine ranges of Margaret River’s signature varieties are made; The Estate, The Quest and The Chalice.

Wine Tasting
No cellar door.

Halliday Rating
4.5 Black Stars

Evans and Tate

Enjoy one of Australia’s most popular wines, from entry level to rare and fine wines, and the sounds of crashing waves and view of the national part and kangaroos from the modern cellar door.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Classic Dry White,Pinot Gris,Sauvignon Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Shiraz,Sparkling
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:7 days 10.30am-5pm

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Tuesday,Wednesday
  • Established:1974
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Dogs Welcome
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Vineyards:12.3
  • Winemaker:Matthew Byrne
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Planting began at Evans & Tate in 1974 and the winery has a history of winemaking excellence, reflected in more than 50 trophies and 2,000 medals awarded at wine shows around the globe since 1987. Evans & Tate has a strong focus on crafting wines that people enjoy. Fittingly, one of Australia’s most popular, longstanding and widely-ranged everyday wines is the Evans & Tate Classic Semillon Sauvignon Blanc (Dry White).

Winemaker Matthew Byrne has been at the helm since 2001 and has been pivotal in the development of the estate’s wine style and reputation for quality across the inviting and creative entry-level styles through to the premium regional Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.

Wine Tastings

The modern cellar door overlooks the vineyard and its 40+ year old vines. Out in the vista, look out for kangaroos hopping in and out of the vines from the nearby National Park. The sound of the pounding ocean waves is audible from the deck. Enjoy a relaxed tasting through the range of styles and grape varietals between 10.30am - 4.30pm daily.

Halliday Rating

5 Red Stars

Fermoy Estate

Named ‘Best Cabernet in the World’ in Paris, 2015, this longstanding and humble estate is full of pleasant surprises, to be enjoyed at its European countryside-inspired cellar door.

  • Wine Variety:Sparkling,Fortified,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Merlot,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon,Shiraz,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Rose
  • Open Days/times:7 days 10am-5pm
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Established:1985
  • Cases Produced:30,000 cases
  • Vineyards:26 hectares
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Accommodation,Functions
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup

Description

When Danish Royalty get married, they choose Fermoy Cabernet. Prince Mary and Prince Frederick of Denmark did just that, enjoying the fine wine over dinner at their wedding in May 2004.

Fermoy has an enviable reputation around Australia for its wines, which have been grown and made at its Metricup Road property since 1988 (planted in 1985). Fermoy’s Margaret River’s hero varieties have received a tonne of accolades over the years, culminating in the Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon being named ‘Best Cabernet in the World’ at the coveted Competitions de Cabernets in Paris, 2015.

Wine Tastings

Fairytale meets contemporary architecture at the cellar door, located nearby more esteemed and iconic Margaret River estates. Enjoy a complimentary tasting of the range or bring a picnic to enjoy with Fermoy wines under the leafy trees of the relaxing front lawn. Groups are invited to book in for a private tasting to gain a more intimate knowledge of the winery. Look out for a museum release wines that are made available at the cellar door from time to time.

Halliday Rating

5 Black Stars

Fishbone Wines

Taste 20+ wines from three premier WA wine regions and enjoy contemporary Japanese dining at this modern cellar door, centrally located within the Margaret River region.

  • Wine Variety:Tempranillo,Verdelho,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Merlot,Method Traditionale,Muscat,Port,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Semillon,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Shiraz Cabernet,Sparkling,Fortified,Rose
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:7 days 10-4

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Established:2015
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Restaurant
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Cases Produced:20 000
  • Vineyards:5
  • Winemaker:Stuart Pearce
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 2011 - 2019

Description

Set on 165 acres, Fishbone Cellar Door and Japanese Restaurant is part of Fishbone Wines farm and planted with Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Tempranillo. The vineyard setting is typical to the Margaret River region, north facing with a combination of loam and sandy pea gravel with a well-drained soil structure. The focus is on stripped back, raw quality winemaking, which is what the Fishbone symbol represents.

Wine Tasting

The modest and contemporary cellar door space – with striking aquarium – is open daily, offering complimentary tastings of over 20 different wines, sourced from WA’s leading wine regions Margaret River, Frankland River and Geographe.

The Food

Grab a bite at the onsite Japanese Restaurant, serving up traditionally inspired dishes to share. On the move? There is take-away sushi available too. Bookings are recommended.

Flying Fish Cove Pty Ltd

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

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

Details

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

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

Details

  • Established:1999
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • 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

Grand Vin Estate

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

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

Details

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

Description

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

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

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

Harmans Estate

A dynamic team of winemakers crafting distinct single vineyard wines and liqueurs along with Australia’s first Pisco and the world’s rarest Chardonnay-based Gin, for tasting daily at the cellar door.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Sparkling,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Grenache Shiraz,Merlot,Tempranillo,Verdelho,Zinfandel,Fortified,Dessert,Sauvignon Blanc,Pinot Noir,Semillon
  • Open Days/times:Mon - Sat: 10:30am-5pm

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe
  • Cases Produced:40000
  • Established:1999
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Small (5,000-49,999 cases)
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
  • Vineyards:2 hectares

Description

The Harmans Estate team scour the region for unique parcels of fruit to make single vineyard wines that display a strong sense of place. Established in 1999 the family-owned small-batch winery is one of the only producers in Margaret River that process, produce, bottle and label wines all on site to control all aspects of quality.

The Wines
In addition to Margaret River’s classic varieties, look out for a unique Shiraz Tempranillo and Sparkling Pink Pinot Noir. The Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc Liqueurs are some of the only of their kind in Margaret River and the wine-based spirits are seriously unique too.

Wine Tasting
The entire wine, liqueur and spirits collection is available for tasting daily at the cellar door between 10am – 5pm.

Unique Highlights
The Harmans Estate winemakers love a creative challenge and set out to make Australia’s first Pisco. The range includes three noteworthy flavours. The Gin Gin Gin is crafted from barrel-fermented Gin Gin clone chardonnay (a mysterious clone that found its way to the Margaret River region and now dominates). This truly unique gin is triple distilled and infused with Certified Organic botanicals. Perhaps the rarest Gin in the world, with only 128 bottles made.

Hay Shed Hill

Enjoy 25+ wines & the south-west’s greatest selection of European cheese at the charming, cellar door of this Margaret River pioneer, and then indulge in amazing Spanish tapas at Rustico restaurant.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Chardonnay,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Botrytis Riesling,Cabernet Sauvignon,Muscat,Petit Verdot,Riesling,Sangiovese,Dessert,Rose,Sparkling,Cabernet Franc,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Lunch Open:Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Cases Produced:24 000
  • Vineyards:18.55
  • Winemaker:Michael Kerrigan
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Breakfast Open:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday
  • Facilities:Dogs Welcome,Cellar Door,Functions,Gallery,Restaurant

Description

Hay Shed Hill is one of a small and prestigious group of pioneer vineyards that have established Margaret River's reputation as a world-class wine producing region. Located in the heart of the Wilyabrup Valley, the premier sub-region of Margaret River, the winery produces single vineyard wines that express the character of this outstanding site. 

Respected winemaker Michael Kerrigan has been at the helm since 2006 and his approach has seen this quiet-achieving pioneer rise to new ranks of critical acclaim. The name Hay Shed Hill was given to the estate in the 1980s, named after the hay shed that remains on the historic World War II group settlement property.

Wine Tasting
One of Margaret River’s more extensive ranges, over 30 wines can be tasted in the Cellar Door daily including Margaret River’s regional classics; Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc Semillon blends, plus some surprises like Tempranillo and Malbec.

The Food
Popular Spanish restaurant, Rustico operates its south-west site from Hay Shed Hill, serving up award-winning tapas, share plates and Mediterranean fare from 11am-5pm daily. The generously priced 6 course tapas degustation with optional wine pairing is the most popular choice for diners. (And with good reason!)

Unique Highlights
Locals may think of Hay Shed Hill for its deli, serving epic pizzas and the region’s largest selection of European cheese. These are available daily too.

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

Jarvis Estate

A small family winery and custom-designed cellar door offering one of the region’s best Cab Francs and authentic hands-on vineyard tours & tastings, often including soon-to-be-released barrel samples.

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

Details

  • Cases Produced:3000 cases
  • Established:1997
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup

Description

Jarvis Estate was established in 1997 and sits on prime land in Bramley, between Margaret River and Cowaramup, just 8km from the coast. A small, family-owned winery, it makes Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Chardonnay, Verdehlo and one of Margaret River’s best Cabernet Francs.

Wine Tasting

While a custom designed cellar door has been open for a couple of years, owners Matt and Jackie prefer the vineyard tours and tastings, which often include the rare opportunity to taste barrel samples of soon-to-be-released wines. Contact the winery directly for bookings.

The cellar door also offers coffee, cheese and platters and is open 7 days from 11am to 5pm.

KarriBindi

A boutique winery in southern Margaret River especially renowned for its exceptional Semillon Sauvignon Blancs and Chardonnays.

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

Details

  • Vineyards:32.05
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Margaret River:Karridale
  • Cases Produced:2000 cases

Description

Karribindi has been growing grapes since the 1990s and making wine under their own label since 2005. The small, family-owned property takes its name from two Ngoongar (local aboriginal) words, Karri meaning strong, special, spiritual, tall tree and Bindi meaning butterfly. It was inspired by the nearby Boyanup Karri Forest and one of the owner’s home towns, Bindi Bindi.

The Wines
The Karribindi range includes Margaret River’s signature wines with a focus on the whites; Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc Semillon and Chardonnay. The wines are regular 90+ scoring wines with James Halliday.

Wine Tasting
No cellar door.

Halliday Rating
4 Stars

Killerby Wines

A centrally-located new-concept cellar door on a well-loved heritage winery, Australia’s longest tasting bar, a great range of gourmet produce and an awesome kid’s playground.

  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Daily 10am to 5pm
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Shiraz,Fortified,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Pinot Noir,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon

Details

  • Brands:Killerby
  • Established:1973
  • Winemaker:Marco Pinares, Marelize Russouw
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup

Description

The heritage of Killerby lives with original founder Dr Benjamin Barry Killerby who in 1973 planted one of the first vineyard in WA’s Geographe wine region with cuttings from his friends, Dr Bill Pannell (Moss Wood) and Dr Tom Cullity (Vasse Felix).

In 2008 the wine business was purchased by Ferngrove who continue to make excellent Margaret River wines under the Killerby label from their state-of-the-art winery in Frankland River, which can be tasted from the contemporary Margaret River Cellar Store.

The Wines

Killerby maintains its small winery essence with most of its winemaking techniques and philosophies remaining the same since it was first established. The wine is made using small batch techniques; high quality French oak barrels and meticulous attention to detail. The wines are made from select parcels of fruit from some of the best vineyard sites in Margaret River. 

Wine Tasting

Situated adjacent to the Cheeky Monkey Cidery, Brewery and Restaurant, the cellar door was designed leading interior architects to make wine tasting less intimidating. The cellar door has perhaps Australia’s longest tasting bench with a purpose-built cheese and meat larder. Killerby Cellar Store is open daily from 10am to 5pm for cellar door sales, wine tastings, coffee, food and wine.

Unique Highlights

A vast selection of gourmet produce is available including pasta, local and imported cheese, local coffee, jams, vinegars, truffle products, chocolate and more. An outdoor play area makes it a great place for kids.

Knotting Hill Estate

All of Margaret River’s favourite varieties are 100% estate grown and available exclusively at the cellar door, to be enjoyed with tapas and delicious platters of cheeses, meats and more.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Merlot,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Shiraz,Verdelho

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday
  • Facilities:Dogs Welcome,Functions,Cellar Door
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Cases Produced:3500
  • Vineyards:37.5
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

This stunning winery was planted from scratch by owner Michael Gould and his father in 1996. The wines are available only from the cellar door, a sleek architecturally designed property perched beside a spectacular lake that can be crossed by footbridge.

The hands-on family owners live onsite and manage their vineyard through biological farming principles with a focus on nourishing their soils naturally to make healthy vines and flavourful grapes.

The Wines

100% estate grown, all the Margaret River favourites are made, plus those who prefer a sweeter wine will love the extensive options made at Knotting Hill Estate which include a Sparkling Muscat, Verdehlo, Late Harvest White and a Rose.

Wine Tasting

The wines are available exclusively from the Cellar Door and the range is available for tastings every day. A tapas menu is available from 11am to 4pm, look out for the delicious platters of cheeses, meats and more.

Unique Highlights

Thinking about visiting in June? Make time for Knotting Hill Estate’s Annual Marron Feast, a weekend dedicated to the south-west’s favourite crustacean, during which this seafood treat can be enjoyed at the property’s restaurant in a host of different ways. Aside from wine, the family are keen marron farmers, and live marron can often be purchased to take home from the cellar door too.

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,Merlot,Merlot Blend,Merlot Cabernet,Pinot Chardonnay,Pinot Gris,Pinot Noir,Riesling,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
  • 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
  • Vineyards:120
  • Winemaker:Larry Cherubino, Andrew Siddell, Matt Buchan
  • Cases Produced:8000
  • Facilities:Appointment Only,Functions,Gallery,Picnic Facilities
  • Established:2005

Description

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

Details

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

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

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