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Chenin Blanc Wine Variety Wineries in Margaret River Central

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Wineries in Margaret River Central


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Brookwood Estate

Using 100% estate grown wines this down-to-earth family winery has grown from a sea-change adventure to a well-loved cellar door and café/restaurant destination in Margaret River.

  • Wine Variety:Chenin Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Sparkling,Fortified,Cabernet Sauvignon,Shiraz,Rose,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Shiraz Cabernet
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:Restaurant: 11am to 3pm, Cellar door: 11am until 4:30pm. Closed Mondays

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Established:1996
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Restaurant,Wheelchair Access
  • Lunch Open:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes
  • Winemaker:Bronnley Cahill
  • Margaret River:Treeton
  • Cases Produced:4500
  • Vineyards:6.1 hectares
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

In 1995 Trevor and Lyn Mann decided it was time for a sea change, relocating to Margaret River in pursuit of an adventure in viticulture. With their experience limited to sampling plenty of the product, but armed with a vision and loads of self-belief, they dived straight into their new journey and planted 10,000 young vines of Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. The first harvest in 1999 was a momentous occasion.

The vineyard follows biological farming principles and the wines are 100% estate grown and made. The team believe it’s the small things that make the big difference and make their wines extra special. These days daughter Bronnley Cahill is in the winemaking driver’s seat.

The Wines
Taking the best of the old world and new world approaches to winemaking, Brookwood Estate makes wines with minimal intervention to capture the essence of their vineyard. The range includes sweet through to dry wines sparkling.

Wine Tasting
Relaxed, fun and informative tastings are hosted in the wrought iron and wood cellar door daily from 11am to 4.30pm. A selection of gourmet produce including dukkah and local extra virgin olive oil is available for tasting as well. Group bookings can be arranged in advance, starting from $5 per guest.

The Food
The winery café/restaurant is a hidden gem in the region, serving a delicious and generous contemporary Australian menu to pair with the Brookwood Estate Wines. Relax on the verandah and take in sweeping vineyard views while you dine, open 11am to 3pm. (It’s enclosed and cosy in winter.)

 

Cape Grace Wines

A quaint producer, handcrafting single-vineyard wines from an authentic ‘tin shed in the forest’ winery where you can taste with the delightful owners in a rustic ‘be part of the action’ setting.

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

Details

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

Description

Planted in 1996, Cape Grace is a proud ‘little winery’ in Margaret River owned by Robert & Karri-Davies, whose family has been part of the local community since 1875. The hand-crafted, single-vineyard wines are grown in their organically-managed property in Wilybrup, a site surrounded by natural forest.

The Wines
All of Margaret River’s signature varieties are made, along with a Chenin and a sparkling Chenin. All wines are made using traditional processes and the highly-awarded reds are hand plunged and basket-pressed.

Wine Tasting
One of the region’s quaint and rustic wineries, with a tin-shed-in-the-forest setting. Karen and Robert are behind the cellar door counter more often than not, providing the opportunity to ‘meet the maker’ and learn the ins and outs of being a small winemaker in Margaret River. During vintage (February – April) visitors may see some fermenting action in the winery and in spring (September – October) there’s also stunning wildflowers.

Unique Highlights
The wine storage area you enter through IS the right entrance! Look out for Robert’s photographs and paraphernalia on display including Robert’s private collection of Australian parrots in a natural bush setting. We are dog friendly and have a childens play area.

Halliday Rating
5 Stars

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

Details

  • Margaret River:Treeton
  • Cases Produced:45000 cases
  • Vineyards:65 hectares
  • 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
  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday
  • 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

Clairault Streicker Wines

Taste the influence of site in the region at this esteemed four-vineyard estate, which fuses its humble roots and gallant future with diverse, biologically-farmed wines and modern share-plate dining.

  • Wine Variety:Chenin Blanc,Petit Verdot,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Riesling,Shiraz,Dessert,Sparkling,Rose,Pinot Noir
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Light Food,Restaurant,Functions,Wheelchair Access,Dogs Welcome
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Cases Produced:19 000
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Vineyards:200 hectares

Description

First planted in 1976, Clairault Streicker has grown from a modest 4-hectare vineyard to a 200-hectare estate, incorporating four premium vineyards throughout Margaret River. The estate maintains an exceptional track record for its wines, which are grown following natural, biological farming principles.

Clairault Steicker combines two unique Margaret River wine stories. Streicker Wines began with a Yallingup vineyard in 2002, acquired by US native John Streicker who was so taken with the local lifestyle, sustainable viticulture ethos and world-class wines when visiting in 2001 that he decided to pursue his wine dreams in Margaret River. In 2012, historic estate Clairault Wines became part of the Streicker portfolio. Major enhancements have been made to all vineyard management to continually improve fruit and wine quality.

The Wines
The wine range celebrates the diversity of Margaret River’s hero varieties when grown in different areas of the wine appellation, with highlights including a single vineyard Cabernet made from 40 year old Wilyabrup vines and a cool-climate looking Syrah from Wallcliffe. It is a pure and unique journey through terroir in Margaret River. Look out for a few niche varieties in the mix too.

Wine Tasting
Follow a scenic driveway off Caves Road through farm land and native forest to the contemporary cellar door. A relaxing environment to discover the premium wines, it also offers a selection of house made produce available for sale. Private tours and tastings can be arranged in advance. Open 10am-5pm daily.

The Food
The Clairault Streicker Café serves up a selection of modern Australian share-plates for lunch daily. The menu showcases excellent produce, served simply, ideal for those who enjoy less formal dining. For the ultimate indulgence, spend an afternoon with the 5 course long lunch. A gorgeous stone fire-place makes for cosy dining in winter, while in summer, a picnic blanket in the gardens makes for a blissful lunch setting.

Unique Highlights
In addition to wine grapes, the Clairault Streicker Estate Yallingup vineyard grows Protea flowers and table grapes.

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

Coward and Black Vineyards

Enjoy award-winning wines by this ‘Gourmet Traveller Magazine Top 100’ destination at Providore, with insanely good wine, preserves and a mind-blowing Dark Chocolate liqueur.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Shiraz,Chenin Blanc,Muscat,Tokay,Fortified,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Rose
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:Daily 9am to 5pm

Details

  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Cellar Door Open:Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Wheelchair Access
  • Vineyards:16 acres

Description

Coward & Black Vineyards is a world-class small producer making wines from Margaret River and the Swan Valley. Their first vintage won five medals from five entries in the Perth Royal Wine Show and has continued to improve from there.

The Wines
The single-vineyard Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon have each won top prizes in national and international wine competitions. Sweet wine lovers will enjoy their Sweetness & Light, Muscat and Chenin Blanc. Chocolate lovers travel miles to try their Sambarino, a liqueur that promises to take people to their happy place! A collaboration with the Margaret River Chocolate Company, its popularity has seen the Sambarino range expand to include flavours like Hazelnut Mousse, Macchiato and After Dinner Mint.

Wine Tastings
The wines can be tasted alongside a changing selection of other seasonal treats and condiments at Providore in Margaret River. Open from 9am to 5pm daily, this is a perfect place for early risers to start their wine tasting adventure.

Unique Highlights
Stock up for a gourmet night in here with Providore’s selection of verjuice syrups, tapenade, dessert sauces, salad dressings, estate-grown olive oil, jams, chutneys spice blends, cheese, condiments and more.

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

Details

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

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.

Driftwood Estate

Enjoy a vista of undulating vines, local art and daily wine and olive oil tastings from the cellar door of this consistent 5-Star winery, winning international acclaim from its very first vintage.

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

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday
  • Facilities:Dogs Welcome,Kids Play Area,Functions
  • Cases Produced:15 000
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup

Description

Set in Wilyabrup, on what was formerly a country retreat, Driftwood Estate received instant acclaim when its first ever wine, the 1993 Semillon, won a special commendation in a UK wine competition.

The boutique winery was established by Tom and Helen Galopoulos in 1989 and makes estate-grown wines with a simplistic approach to winemaking in order to best express the qualities of its ultra-premium grapes. The wines are pure, varietal and regional, leading to Driftwood Estate’s consistent rating as 5 Star Winery James Halliday winery.

The Wines
The wines are produced under four labels, Single Site, Artifacts, The Collection, and Oceania. The focus is Margaret River’s hero varieties in approachable to rare and fine styles.  There’s also a sparkling wine, rosé and a Tawny.

Wine Tasting
Taking in beautiful views across the undulating vines, the Driftwood Estate Cellar Door offers the opportunity to taste the wine range as well as olive oil made from estate-grown olives. There’s a relaxing verandah for a glass of wine in summer and cosy log fires in winter. Large group tastings can be booked in advance. Open daily 10am to 5pm.

Unique Highlights
Peruse the Driftwood Estate art gallery which showcases exhibitions of local artists.

Halliday Rating
5 Black Stars
 

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

Details

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

Larrikins of Margaret River

Founded in 2001 by the McCoy family. Larrikins of Margaret River offers boutique style wines and delicious home-made extra virgin olive oil.

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

Details

  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Brands:Larrikins of Margaret River
  • Established:2001
  • Size & Year:Established 2001 - 2010

Description

Founded in 2001, Larrikins reflects the mischievous personalities of the McCoy family, who make boutique wine and extra virgin olive oil under the label.

The property boasts a natural spring-fed dam and an ideal north-facing aspect, producing Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon which can be purchased online.

Four olive varieties are also grown to make Larrikin Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

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.

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

Details

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

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

Voyager Estate

Margaret River’s most opulent, wow-factor estate, whose internationally-acclaimed wines can be enjoyed through an amazing selection of seated tasting, tourism and degustation dining experiences.

  • Wine Variety:Sauvignon Blanc,Rose,Sparkling,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Shiraz
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door and restaurant: Mon to Sun 10am to 5pm

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Holidays,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday
  • Lunch Open:Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Vineyards:110 hectares
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Wheelchair Access:Ramps at front of building, wheelchair bathroom
  • Facilities:Functions,Light Food,Cellar Door,Restaurant
  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe
  • Cases Produced:40,000 cases

Description

Voyager Estate is a small, second generation, family-owned estate located in Stevens Valley and was established in 1978. Currently undergoing full organic conversion, the winery is one of Australia’s most ambitious and innovative producers of world-class Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. All wines are estate-grown and reflect the unique qualities of Stevens Valley in Wallcliffe, Margaret River, with its undulating slopes, warm summers and cooling maritime breezes.

The Wines
Voyager Estate specialises in making Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. The range explores these in-depth, through three labels; MJW, Estate and Projects.

MJW wines are the pinnacle of viticulture and winemaking. Sourced from the very best fruit and only made in exceptional years when conditions are optimal. Made in extremely limited quantity and presented in a hand numbered bottle.

The Estate Range wines have become recognised as excellent expressions of their variety and wine style. They all play their part in demonstrating the effect that the gravel soils, microclimate, aspect, and maritime influence of our site have on these classic varieties. 

The Project Wines give the vineyard and winery teams the chance to showcase varieties and styles outside our Estate Range. It's an opportunity to trial different winemaking techniques, or highlight the nuances of the growing season.

Wine Tasting

Voyager Estate specialises in seated wine flight style tastings that offer an in-depth understanding of the wines. Wines can also be enjoyed by the glass or bottle, with share plates of cold meats and preserves available too. For something extra special, book a private tasting with the Estate Sommelier, or select one of the diverse behind the scenes tours that operate on weekdays. Open 10am – 5pm daily.

The Restaurant
Headed by Spanish Chef Santiago Fernandez, who won WA Regional Chef of the Year (2018 WA Good Food Guide), Voyager Estate specialises in wine-paired menus. The 4 or 7 course degustation menu shows off not just the Voyager Estate wines, but also Margaret River’s impressive seasonal produce. It changes every two months. Open from 11.30am daily.

The restaurant was also awarded Regional Restaurant of the Year in the WA Good Food Guide awards in November 2018.

Unique Highlights
Spend the day with Voyager Estate on their Walk, Wine & Dine tour. It begins with a guided walk through the Boodijdup Valley section of the world-renowned Cape to Cape track, completes with the ultimate treat, a spectacular 7-course, wine-paired menu at the award-winning Voyager Estate Restaurant.

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

Woody Nook Wines

Surrounded by native forest just a few kilometres from the Indian Ocean, uncover highly-awarded boutique wines at one of Margaret River’s most the laid-back cellar doors and family-friendly cafés.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chenin Blanc,Sparkling,Method Traditionale,Port,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Tempranillo,Chardonnay,Fortified,Rose,Merlot,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz
  • Open Days/times:7 days 10am-4.30pm

Details

  • Facilities:Functions,Light Food,Kids Play Area,Dogs Welcome,Cellar Door,Gallery,Restaurant
  • Cellar Door Open:Holidays,Tuesday,Thursday,Saturday,Monday,Wednesday,Friday,Sunday
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Cases Produced:7500 cases
  • Vineyards:14.23 Hectares
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Lunch Open:Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Established:1982

Description

Woody Nook prides itself on boutique winemaking that is laid back but highly awarded. In the past decade the wines have won more than 200 awards including 3 trophies and a bucketful of medals.

It all began in 1978 when original owners Jeff and Wynn Gallagher purchased a Margaret River property that was home to a saw mill with the intention of planting vines. The first cuttings were planted in 1982 and the first Woody Nook wines made in 1987 in a winery built solely from the native materials growing on the property. In 2000 Peter and Jane Bailey became owners.

The Wines

The range includes sweet to dry table wines made from Margaret River’s signature varieties alongside a few surprises including a Graciano, Tempranillo, Chenin Blanc and a Port.

Cellar Door

Woody Nook’s friendly cellar door offers complimentary wine tastings from 10am to 5pm daily. An onsite gift shop stocks a range of souvenirs and there is also the unique opportunity to “adopt a vine.”

The Food

Oozing with rustic, cozy charm, The Nookery Café seats up to 120 people and is set against an impressive backdrop of jarrah and marri forest with indoor and outdoor dining options to suit all seasons. The menu is classic and hearty and there are great options for kids, who will also love the playground and lawn area. Open for breakfast and lunch daily from 8.30am.

Unique Highlights

The owner’s former residence on the property is now available as a holiday rental, complete with breathtaking vineyard views and breakfast at the Nookery Café.

Halliday Rating

5 Black Stars

Ipso Facto Wines

Ipso Facto is Latin for ‘by the fact itself’, with the intention to make wine which is a reflection of both the vineyard and Kate Morgans winemaking philosophy.

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

Details

  • Established:2010
  • Winemaker:Kate Morgan
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases)

Description

Kate Morgan's dream was to create interesting, elegant and complex wine using her knowledge and precision from what fruit to use, when to pick, fermentation vessel, temperature, time in oak & when to bottle. All of Kate's wines are made with minimal additions. 

After graduating from Curtin University with a degree in viticulture and oenology, Kate worked vintages in Australia and overseas before returning to WA to make her dream a realisation. 

Tripe.Iscariot

Tripe.Iscariot’s fascinating and unique wines challenge the over-purified and homogenous industry standard.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Chenin Blanc,Malbec,Marsanne,Semillon,Syrah,Chardonnay

Details

  • Winemaker:Remi
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door

Description

A no waste and no ‘cleaning up’ of the wine initiative is what sets tripe.Iscariot apart from its competitors. The wines successfully harness the unusual techniques at various points of their elevage. Guise wanted to offer something modern and inspirational to the wine drinker. Using everything from berry to stalk, makes the most complex and interesting flavours which is highlighted in these wines.

Remi Guise is passionate about wine. Spending his days as a manager at Naturaliste Vintners, he prides himself on his knowledge of the winemaking process. Tripe.Iscariot has won many credible awards and accolades, including 95 out of 100 from James Halliday. The chardonnay also featured top 10 in the Margaret River Chardonnay list.

The tripe.Isacariot range consists of three wines; Brawn, Aspic and Marrow. The Brawn range consists of hand-picked Chardonnay grapes. 25% of these grapes are fermented as whole-bunches, submerged under un-clarified juice extracted from the other 75% which were cold-pressed as whole-bunches. Tasting notes of jasmine, wet slate and white pear are present in this range, which a tensile palate of fine bone tannin, lithe stone fruit and fresh tones of limes and nectarines.

The Aspic range is of the Grenache variety, showcasing wisps of raspberry, crushed granite and glazed cherries. The finish on this wine has a quenching mix of creamy oak tones and red berries. Lastly, the Marrow range is a medium bodied red blend made from hand-picked Malbec and Syrah grapes. Part of the harvest was fermented as whole-bunches submerged under the remainder of the fruit, and cold-crushed on top. This creates a bloody, dark-hearted blend.

Wines of Merritt

Low Intervention Margaret River Single Vineyard Small Batch Wines of Texture Vermentino Chenin blanc Cabernet franc.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Franc,Chenin Blanc,Vermentino
  • Open Days/times:No Cellar Door
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Established:2017
  • Winemaker:Nick James-Martin

Description

Me, Nick (Maker) & Sarah (Master) make small batch, single vineyard, low-intervention wines of texture and character from Margaret River with left of centre varieties. We made a grand total of 600 dozen bottles in 2017 from 9.5 tonnes of Vermentino, Chenin & Cabernet Franc. We want to make our wines with a light touch, avoiding fining, filtering only if vital and being sensitive to the needs of the wines rather than imposing pre-existing recipes.

 

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Local online food and clothing stores that deliver to your door

With most of the local shops closing, online stores will be the major source for your shopping fix. Online shopping...
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