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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

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.

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

Details

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

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

Details

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

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.

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

Details

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

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.)

 

Brown Hill Estate

Two-time West Australian ‘Small Producer of the Year’ with quaint cellar door and rustic jarrah tasting bench, where you can take the winemaker tour daily at 2pm (bookings required).

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

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Cases Produced:3000
  • Established:1995
  • Vineyards:22 hectares
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes
  • Winemaker:Nathan Bailey, Haydn Millard
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Wheelchair Access
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe

Description

Located in Rosa Brook, 12 minutes south of Margaret River town and nearby a collective of quaint, rustic cellar doors. The town is known for its down to earth spirit, which is reflected at Brown Hill Estate. The winery was established in 1995 by the Bailey Family who lived in the West Australian Goldfields for four generations before relocating to Margaret River. The name Brown Hill Estate draws from this family history.

The winery has twice been named Small Producer of the Year by The West Australian Wine Guide (2009, 2010). Among the wines’ many accolades, the 2014 Perseverance Cabernet Merlot picked up an international award for ‘Best in Show’ at the 2018 Decanter Wine Awards, one of only 50 awards given out globally.

The Wines
The vineyard’s gravelly produce small, intensely flavoured grapes which are nurtured into wines through traditional, boutique methods. All the fruit is grown on the estate’s vineyard, hand-picked and hand-sorted, with the finest level of attention to detail. The range focuses on Margaret River’s signature varieties.

Wine Tasting
Located inside the winery, the authentic cellar door experiences also allow visitors the unique opportunity to observe the wines being made. A huge jarrah slab resting upon oak barrels adds to the rustic charm. Open 10am to 5pm daily.

Unique Highlights
Tours hosted by a winemaker operate daily at 2.30pm and provide an insider’s look into the winemaking process, including the rare opportunity to taste barrel samples and understand the attention to detail that goes into Brown Hill Estate’s winemaking.

Halliday Rating
4.5 Black Stars

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

Details

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

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

Carpe Diem Vineyard

Taste handmade, hand-bottled Italian varietal wines at the winery-based tasting table with the Anderle family, who relocated from the Mediterranean in 2001 to pursue their dreams in Margaret River.

  • Open Days/times:Booking required.
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Dessert,Cabernet Sauvignon,Malbec,Merlot,Pinot Gris,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon,Shiraz,Vermentino

Details

  • Brands:Carpe Diem Vineyards
  • Cases Produced:2500
  • Established:2003
  • Vineyards:12 hectares
  • Winemaker:Gianfranco Anderle
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Appointment Only
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup

Description

Carpe Diem is the heart-warming winery of Gianfranco and Francesco Anderle, a delightful winemaking family who visited Margaret River in 2000, fell in love with the region and sold up their assets to chase their dreams with a 75 hectare property in Wilyabrup. Hence the name, Carpe Diem!

The Wines
Winemaker Gianfranco trained at the world’s oldest wine school in Europe, Conegliano in Northern Italy. He brings a strong European approach to his winemaking, every aspect of which he does in his custom-built winery, including hand-bottling his wines. Italian varieties are the focus such as pinot grigio, schiaffo, vermentino, nebiolo and decantato. 

Wine Tasting
Known for the beautiful Italian hospitality, Gianfranco and Francesca love meeting their guests and personally providing complimentary tastings of all the wines from their winery-based tasting table. Look out for a few small-batch special release wines are available exclusively at the cellar door from time to time.

Unique Highlights
Carpe Diem also makes a European style Olive Oil which sells out very quickly!

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

Edinger Estate

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

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

Details

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

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

Flowstone Winery

This super-experienced wine duo’s classic and surprising interpretations of Margaret River’s regional heroes has seen them shoot to the top of the critics’ charts in a record amount of time.

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

Details

  • Brands:Flowstone
  • Cases Produced:1000 cases
  • Established:2013
  • Vineyards:2.25 hectares
  • Winemaker:Stuart Pym
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 2011 - 2019
  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Appointment Only

Description

Set in the beautiful Forest Grove just south of Margaret River is this tiny grape-grower and winemaker. Flowstone is the creation of local winemaker of 30+ years of experience, Stuart Pimms and wine fanatic businessman, Phil Giglia.

Their vineyard is located 6km inland from the Indian Ocean, where the Margaret River Plateau joins the Leeuwin Naturaliste coastal strip. Their approach is hands-on throughout the journey from grape to glass. Retaining their boutique size allows for an intimate understanding of the vines, the land and the production.

Critic James Halliday said of Flowstone early on, “every now and then a new producer will pop up with wines that are really good, and ultimately vie for inclusion in the list of ten of the best new wineries in the next Companion... this is one new winery that will quite certainly be in the top 10, for its ranks among the best I can remember."

The Wines
With an aim to be interesting and enjoyable, Flowstone creates both regional classics and some surprise styles like a rich and Gewurztraminer and Cabernet Sauvignon Touriga (a Portuguese twist in Margaret River’s famed red). Curious wine enthusiasts will love discovering these exciting interpretations that reflect wine styles the owners love to drink.

Wine Tasting
No cellar door.

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

Frazer Woods Wines

WA’s only specialist “methode Champenoise” winery, producing highly-enjoyable vintage and non-vintage sparkling wines in Margaret River.

  • Open Days/times:No Cellar Door
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Sparkling,Sparkling Rose,Sparkling Shiraz

Details

  • Brands:Frazer Woods
  • Cases Produced:2000 cases
  • Established:1996
  • Winemaker:John Frazer, Harold Osbourne
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup

Description

A small family-owned winery specialising in the production of traditional-method Sparkling wines in Margaret River. The Frazer Woods vineyard is ideally located in Wilyabrup, Margaret River and planted with Shiraz. The winemaking facility has become the only of its type in WA to make “methode Champenoise” wines (and works with many other wineries to produce their sparkling wines).

It is owned and operated by John Frazer who collaborates with Californian Harold Osborne. Harold has produced sparkling wines for decades and is best known for his time making the Pelorus wines at New Zealand winery, Cloudy Bay.

The Wines

The exemplary Fraser Woods range includes a vintage and non-vintage Sparkling Pinot Chardonnay and Sparkling Shiraz that are available online and stocked in a handful of retailers and restaurants around Australia. 

Grace Farm

An ecologically-focused winery following organic and carbon-neutral principles, the hand-crafted wines can be tasted on the deck of the farmhouse via bespoke private tastings with the viticulturist.

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

Details

  • Cases Produced:3000 case
  • Established:2006
  • Vineyards:8 hectares
  • Winemaker:Jonathon Mettam
  • Facilities:Appointment Only
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup

Description

Nestled in the Cowaramup Brook valley and the lee of the Leeuwin Ridge in the Margaret River sub region of Wilyabrup, Grace Farm is a small, family-owned vineyard that uses organic principles to produce premium handcrafted wines.

Owned by John and Elizabeth Mair, Grace Farm was planted in 2006 and the first vintage produced in 2010. Grace Farm was one of the first vineyards in the district to plant the vines into weed-matting, avoiding the use of herbicide sprays which often accompany vineyard establishment. The Mair family has a keen interest in the unique biodiversity values present on Grace Farm. Floristic and avian fauna surveys have been carried out and monitoring of populations is ongoing. 

The farmhouse was designed according to solar passive design principles and supports a roof-top solar array which feeds excess power back into the electricity grid, helping to reduce the property’s carbon footprint.

The Wines

The award-winning range includes a barrel-matured Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, Burgundian style Chardonnay and two quintessential Margaret River style Cabernets.

Wine Tastings

Private tastings can be booked. They are held on the deck of the farmhouse in the company of viticulturist Tim Quinlan and include the opportunity to sample all wines while enjoying views over the vineyard and valley. A tour of the vineyard may also be included. Winemaker Jonathan Mettam is often present for larger group bookings.

Halliday Rating

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

Details

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

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.

Green Valley Vineyard

Protected by the ancient Boranup Forest, Green Valley Vineyard is one of Margaret River’s most established vineyards, with an explosive history.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Riesling,Shiraz
  • Open Days/times:10am-5pm Everyday

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
  • Established:1979
  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe
  • Cases Produced:2000
  • Vineyards:11.8 hectares
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door

Description

One of Margaret River’s earlier established vineyards began in 1979 with planting throughout the early 1980s and has since reaped the benefits of serious long-term viticulture investment. Before wine, the property’s life was as a “Gelignite Block” which stored explosives used to clear the nearby forest for farmland settlements of World War I soldiers.

The Wines
The surrounding Boranup Forest is not just picturesque but also protects the vineyard from the ocean winds and storms. Karri loam soils and access to a natural water supply from the McCleod creek, which runs through the property, supports long, gentle, even ripening of the fruit. The range focuses on Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.

 

Heydon Estate

An ultra-boutique producer known for its wines of provenance that can be tasted with the charismatic owners at their authentic cellar door, home to some impressive cricket memorabilia!

  • Open Days/times:10:30am to 5pm, Friday to Monday
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Petit Verdot,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon,Shiraz

Details

  • Vineyards:10 hectares
  • Winemaker:Mark Messenger
  • Cases Produced:1800
  • Established:1988
  • Facilities:Picnic Facilities,Cellar Door,Dogs Welcome
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup

Description

This ultra-boutique, single-vineyard winery was established in 1995 by George and Mary Heydon. The vineyard, comprising Chardonnay, Semillon, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot was planted on idyllic land in Wilyabrup in 1988 and is managed primarily with biodynamic, organic and traditional viticulture principles.

The Wines
The boutique winery makes just 2,000 dozen wines each vintage, focused on Margaret River’s hero varieties. The emphasis is on expressing their wine’s single estate origin and employs minimal intervention winemaking techniques. The highly-regarded wine collection is made by long-term Margaret River winemaker Mark Messenger, also known for his work at Juniper Estate, and historically at Cape Mentelle. Among numerous major accolades, Heydon Estate received the Wine of Provenance Award at the Margaret River Wine Show in 2017 for its Cabernet Sauvignon.

Wine Tasting
Hands-on and enthusiastic owner, Irish-born Mary Heydon personally hosts guests at the authentic and welcoming cellar door, located just 15 minutes north of Margaret River town.  Complimentary tastings are available daily from 10.30am – 5pm. Bring your own picnic to make the most of the stunning vineyard views with a bottle of Heydon Estate wine.

Unique Highlights
The Heydon’s are avid cricket fans and an impressive selection of cricket memorabilia can be viewed at the cellar door.

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

Higher Plane Wines

After visiting over 30 sites, a stunning southern site in Walcliffe was chosen to establish this high-scoring winery’s minimal intervention vineyard and wine range.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Franc,Petit Verdot,Syrah,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Sauvignon Blanc,Merlot,Malbec,Semillon
  • Open Days/times:No cellar door
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Vineyards:14.55
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Cases Produced:2000
  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe

Description

The original owners of Higher Plane inspected over 30 sites around Margaret River before settling upon Forest Grove. The vineyard, with its gravelly duplex soils and southern Margaret River cool southerly winds, was first planted in 1997 with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. Subsequent Chardonnay plantings have ensued. Natural farming principles are followed to ensure optimum soil health and encourage biodiversity in the vineyard.

The Wines

The team firmly believes in the ‘less is more’ approach, seeking delicacy, elegance and complexity in the wines through minimal intervention winemaking. Indigenous yeasts are often used for fermentation and minimal sulphur additions are made for the truest expression of the vineyard site. Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay are the heroes, and an innovative Fiano is being pioneered.

In the absence of a cellar door, the wines are sold through online, and can also be found in independent retail stores and restaurants around Australia.

Island Brook Estate

Known for its iconic old red truck, this family-owned estate produces single variety, single-vineyard wines at that can be enjoyed with the owner-makers at their Metricup cellar door.

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

Details

  • Facilities:Picnic Facilities,Accommodation,Cellar Door,BBQ Facilities
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Cases Produced:1000
  • Vineyards:7
  • Winemaker:Evan Haywood, Josephine Perry
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Holidays

Description

 

Established in 2017, the Haywood Wine Company is located at the Island Brook Estate to the north of the Margaret River wine region. The Metricup vineyard was first planted in 1985, utilising specific grape varieties to match the property's well drained gravel loam soils.

The wines made include Cabernet Rose, Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, Verdelho, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Cellar Door

The charm of this family operation is evident in its relaxed cellar door; where you can meet the grape grower, winemaker and marketing director all at once! Open Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm.

Unique Highlights

The Island Brook chalets are located amidst vineyards and jarrah forest, and offer a secluded, peaceful getaway for wine-lovers.

 

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.

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

Details

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

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

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

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

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.

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,Cabernet,Merlot,Grenache Shiraz,Merlot Cabernet,Rose,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Grenache,Malbec,Marsanne
  • Open Days/times:10:30am to 4:30pm
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

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

Oates Ends

From collecting row ends for experimental ferments to share with friends to crafting a serious, regionally distinct range, Oates Ends represents the very best of family winemaking.

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

Details

  • Brands:Oates Ends
  • Cases Produced:1000 cases
  • Established:2000
  • Vineyards:10 hectares
  • Winemaker:Cath Oates
  • Facilities:Appointment Only,No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup

Description

In 2000, siblings Cath and Russ Oates made a red blend in their farm shed to share with friends and family. The grapes came from the ends of the vine rows the machine harvester couldn’t pick, hence the name. Fruit was picked from various blocks and varieties around the region and added to the ferment until there was sufficient volume for a barrel or two. That’s how Oates Ends was born.

A decade later and with an impressive international winemaking career behind her, Cath decided it was time to make wines to capture the evident quality of the family’s Wilangri vineyard, first planted in 1999. Oates Ends was reborn.

The vineyard grows Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc on complex loam soils over deep well draining gravels, producing fine, elegant, structured wines. Careful management and hand harvesting of fruit enables the finest detailed winemaking approach. The vineyard is run with sustainable principles. The wine range includes a Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo and Sauvignon Blanc Semillon.

A new winery and cellar door facility is under development.  Vineyard Tours are available by appointment

Halliday Rating
4.5 Stars

Old Kent River Wines

A family-owned cellar door showcasing spectacular regional wines from Margaret River and the Great Southern from its picnic-friendly grounds, that sometimes sells farm-fresh marron too.

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

Details

  • Vineyards:34 acres
  • Winemaker:Marius Mencel
  • Facilities:Picnic Facilities,Light Food,Dogs Welcome,Cellar Door,Functions
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Cases Produced:1000 cases
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays

Description

The Old Kent Yard vineyard is located in the Great Southern Region of Western Australia, with its cellar door in Margaret River. Originally set up in 1952 as a sheep farm, a vineyard area was planted with Pinot Noir in 1985. These days Chardonnay, Shiraz and Sauvignon Blanc are grown too. Hands-on and down to earth owners, the Noacks, conducted a major rehabilitation scheme across the whole property, including a tree-planting programme, whereby various species of Eucalypt and deep-rooted perennials were planted. 

‘The Farm,’ as known to the family also produces lamb and elusive native marron that are sold at the Cellar Door.

The Wines
Old Kent Road is a serious, cool-climate, single vineyard producer that focuses varietal, regionally expressive wines. The vineyard started out growing fruit for established wine producers. Seeing the great success of their wines, the Noacks decided to produce their own label, releasing a sparkling wine and pinot noir in 1991. These wines achieved a raft of awards and remain the flagships of the Old Kent River range.

Wine Tasting
Since 2017 the winery has operated a rammed-earth cellar door, conveniently located on the corner of Caves and Ellen Brook Road just north of Margaret River town. The whole range of wines from Margaret River and the Great Southern can be tasted. Groups tastings can be booked in advance for groups of 8 or more. Open daily 10am – 5pm. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday in non-peak season.

Unique Highlights
The large lawn has ample picnic tables and blankets for a picturesque picnic. Create a platter from a small selection of local cheese and produce, or pre-order a Gourmet Picnic Hamper by famous local Chef Lainy Mammone (requires 48 hours notice).

Passel Estate

Discover Gourmet Traveller Wine’s Best Small Cellar Door Margaret River 2018 and their trademark Provenance Unearthed tasting, a special chance to compare wines from Australia’s leading regions.

  • Open Days/times:10:30 to 5pm daily, or by appointment.
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Cases Produced:1500 cases
  • Established:1994
  • Vineyards:6.7 hectares
  • Winemaker:Bruce Dukes
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Situated in the heart of the Margaret River Wine Region, the picturesque Passel Estate was established in 2011 by Wendy and Barry Stimpson who originated from England and South Africa and decided to call Margaret River home. 

Planted in 1994, the vineyard is gently sloping, and thrives under viticulturist Andy Ferreria's adoption of sustainable practices. Aided by esteemed winemaker Bruce Dukes, Passel Estate's single-vineyard, small-batch wines focus on Margaret River’s hero varieties of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. 

Cellar Door

Awarded Best Small Cellar Door in Margaret River by Gourmet Traveller Wine in 2018 is a beautiful location for chic and authentic wine tastings. The contemporary-style tasting room utilises stone walls, timbers and floor to ceiling glass panels to take in the full view of its surrounding bushland conservation sanctuary. Drop in and taste award-winning wines, or participate in Provenance Unearthed, a unique guided tasting experience comparing benchmark varietal wines from different Australian wine regions. Foodies will love the wine and cheese pairing tasting too. Open daily from 10:30am - 5pm. 

Halliday Rating

5 Stars

Peacetree Estate

Enjoy special, appointment-only tastings with this boutique, hands-on, family-owned winery whose much-loved wine range sells out quickly each year.

  • Wine Variety:Malbec,Tempranillo,Viognier,Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Open Days/times:11am to 5pm, Thursday to Monday. Everyday by appointment.
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Dogs Welcome
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Established:1995
  • Vineyards:11 acres
  • Winemaker:Paul Green, Severine Maudoux
  • Cases Produced:1400

Description

Boutique winery, Peacetree Estate has almost 11 acres under vine and makes low preservative wines with an organic and artisan approach. The family owned and run winery prides itself on its Cabernets, Fumé Blanc, dry Rose, Tempranillo and brandy liqueur.

Peactree Estate was established in 1995 with the planting of 180 olive trees. The olives were upstaged when Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon vines were planted the following year. The first wines made in 2001 sold out in a record five months!

Wine Tasting

Private tastings can be made by appointment between 11am to 5pm Thursday through to Monday.

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