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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

  • Cases Produced:3685
  • Established:1998
  • Winemaker:Mark Warren
  • Facilities:Restaurant,Accommodation,Cellar Door,Dogs Welcome,Functions,Organic (Certified),Wheelchair Access
  • 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
  • Brands:Arimia
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes, all same level
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup

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

Arthur Wines

Discover Rob and Tash Arthur’s handmade, small-batch Margaret River fortified wines, made with rustic methods for wine enthusiasts who are curious to try something new.

  • Open Days/times:Cellar Door by appointment only
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Fortified,Muscat,Semillon Chardonnay,Shiraz,Tempranillo

Details

  • Brands:Arthur
  • Winemaker:Tash & Rob Arthur
  • Established:2010
  • Size & Year:Established 2001 - 2010
  • Facilities:Appointment Only
  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe

Description

Established in 2010 by Rob and Tash Arthur, Arthur Wines specialises in making fortified wines in the heart of the Margaret River wine region. Winemaker Tash developed a keen interest in fortified wines whilst working in Portugal and Rutherglen and Rob previously worked at Leeuwin estate.

The main wines, named ‘Glass Slipper’ and ‘Ruby Slipper’, are made with premium, mostly handpicked fruit, fermented with the addition of brandy spirit and aged on lees in Cognac barrels.

The estate produce 'Glass Slipper', a white fortified made with handpicked Chardonnay and Semillon and aged on lees in Cognac barrels. A Muscat is made too.

Wines are available at selected outlets across the state. Cellar door by appointment only.

 

Beckett's Flat | Five Stones

Enjoy delicious, food-friendly, vegan wines from this boutique, single-vineyard winery, plus photo gallery and special range of traditional method Sparkling at the owner-operated cellar door.

  • Wine Variety:Verdelho,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Fortified,Rose,Sparkling,Merlot,Semillon
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Facilities:Dogs Welcome,Cellar Door,Accommodation
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Vineyards:13.6 hectares
  • Margaret River:Treeton
  • Cases Produced:7000 cases

Description

This delightful winery is located in the heart of Margaret River. Owners Noni and Bill Ilic are hands-on in all aspects of the business, from planting and tending the vines, winemaking and hand-selling their wines from the cellar door. Making premium wines is their passion, which happens to also be their business.

The Wines
The Beckett’s Flat vineyard was first planted in 1992. The vineyard is managed primarily with organic practices and the wines are all made on site in the pair’s small, but well-equipped winery.

Early success in Australian and overseas wine shows led the Ilic’s to focus their wines style toward making delicious, food-friendly, early drinking wines that are fruit-driven and elegant. The stunning range includes diverse styles from traditional method Sparkling White and Rosé to dry, crisp and fruity whites, elegant reds and even a White Port. Their Five Stones label is recognised for producing Australia’s finest Kosher and vegan-friendly wines.

Wine Tasting
The boutique Cellar Door is located just off Bussell Highway and open daily most days. Be sure to greet the doorman ‘Raff’, a Sable German Shephard. He especially loves visitors that throw a stick for him. Wines are very reasonably priced with generous case specials too. Cellar door open 10am to 5pm

Unique Highlights
Owner / Winemaker Bill’s other passion is photography and he has studied under renowned US photographers Fred Picker (Zone VI) and George de Wolfe. The cellar door doubles as a gallery showcasing Bill’s stunning images of the region in all its natural glory. A selection of old cameras and photographic equipment are exhibited too.

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

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

 

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: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,Botrytis Riesling,Cabernet,Cabernet Merlot
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:Mon to Sat 10am to 5pm

Details

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

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.

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

Details

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

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.

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

Details

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

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:Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Merlot,Method Traditionale,Muscat,Tempranillo,Verdelho,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
  • Facilities:Restaurant,Cellar Door
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Established:2015
  • 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: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. 

Glenarty Road

A boutique farm and vineyard making progressive, natural wines that can be enjoyed alongside amazing seasonal farm-grown fruits, nuts, vegetables and lamb in their character-full, timber shed.

  • Open Days/times:10am to 5pm, Thursday to Monday. Tuesday/Wednesday by appointment.
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Fortified,Dessert,Fume Blanc,Port,Rose,Sauvignon Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Shiraz

Details

  • Lunch Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Thursday
  • Margaret River:Karridale
  • Facilities:Dogs Welcome,Restaurant,Cellar Door
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Vineyards:26 acres
  • Winemaker:Sasha Foley

Description

Owners Sasha and Ben McDonald refer to the southern Karridale sub-region as the ‘cooler sister’ to the rest of the Margaret River cape. Their winery brings this cool to life in both the style of its wines and the estate vibe. Ben is the fifth generation on the McDonald family farm. He single-handedly planted the 6-acre vineyard when aged 19 and has continued to evolve his family farm since. In addition to vines, the property has over 270 fruit trees, several vegetable gardens and a few thousand sheep.

The property follows sustainable farming practices to encourage a healthy eco-system, with all elements coexisting to improve the overall heartbeat of the farm. Sheep graze among the vines for six months after harvest to control the weeds and add nutrients into the cycle. Bug pressure is taken care of by guinea fowls and chickens.

The Wines
The wines are handmade with an intuitive, hands-off approach and every parcel of fruit is managed individually through the winemaking process. Natural yeasts are used for authentic, characterful wines. Often their trusty old basket press is used, making for a true artisanal feel. Alongside Margaret River signature varieties, check out the intriguing Fumé Blanc, Rosé and Vintage Port.

Wine Tasting
The pair converted their grandfather’s timber shed into a tasting room which is open daily from 10am – 5pm Thursday to Monday to taste their wines. Tuesday and Wednesday tastings by appointment.

The Food
A range of tasting plates, bursting with tasty interpretations of the farm’s fresh-picked seasonal produce, incredible grass-fed lamb and whatever seafood has been caught off the shores of Augusta by their sea mates. Vegetarian and dietary options are catered for.

Unique Highlights
Get the true farm experience with a progressive tasting through the vines, macadamias and hop garden to gain a local’s understanding of what a ‘ground to glass’ philosophy truly entails. The tour is extra special from January to April during harvest. Bookings recommended, begins 10:30am daily.

Halliday Rating
Not yet rated

Gralyn Estate

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

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

Details

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

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.

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

Details

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

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.

Howard Park Wines

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

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

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Established:1986
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Kids Play Area,Picnic Facilities,Wheelchair Access,Functions
  • Winemaker:Janice McDonald, Mark Bailey
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Medium (50,000-499,999 cases)
  • Brands:Howard Park Wines
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes. Disabled parking, no stairs, wheelchair-friendly walkways, disabled wheelchair-friendly bathrooms
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup

Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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:Fortified,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Pinot Noir,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon,Shiraz

Details

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

Sam Vinciullo Winery

Surrounded by natural forest, this charming family-owned winery crafts terroir-driven, quality wines, with a clean, green approach and minimal additives, ideal for those with allergies.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Dessert,Fortified,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Port,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon,Shiraz,Rose

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Picnic Facilities
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Margaret River:Treeton
  • Cases Produced:3000 cases
  • Vineyards:17 acres
  • Winemaker:David McGowan
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases)

Description

This small, family-owned vineyard has been dry-growing consistent, quality grapes for over 30 years. Treeton Estate has a significant focus on environmental sustainability and is a member of national sustainable wine program, Entwine.

The Wines
All of Margaret River’s best suited varieties are grown and the estate prides itself on its clean, green approach to winemaking, through which it uses minimal allergens in the winemaking process. Through optimum vineyard management and a scrupulously clean and cool processing environment, their winemaker David McGowan has eliminated the need for additives, making the wines ideal for wine drinkers who experience sensitivities.

Wine Tasting
The relaxing, ambient and rustic cellar door is currently being renovated.

Sandalford Wines - Margaret River

One of Australia’s oldest and largest family-owned wineries, the Margaret River rammed-earth cellar door is surrounded by beautiful, country gardens, vines and native forest.

  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: 10am to 5pm daily. Restaurant: 12pm to 2:45pm daily.
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Classic Dry White,Merlot,Merlot Blend,Rose,Sauvignon Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Shiraz,Shiraz Cabernet,Syrah,Sparkling,Fortified,Dessert,Botrytis Semillon,Verdelho,Viognier

Details

  • Vineyards:300ha
  • Winemaker:Hope Metcalf
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Picnic Facilities,BBQ Facilities,Dogs Welcome
  • Brands:Margaret River Range, Estate Reserve, Prendiville Reserve, Element Range
  • Cases Produced:60000 Cases
  • Established:1840
  • Cellar Door Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Size & Year:Medium (50,000-499,999 cases),Established 1800 - 1850

Description

Sandalford has been making superb West Australian wines for over 175 years. While the primary property is in the Swan Valley, the Margaret River cellar door is worth visiting, a cleverly-designed space made from rammed earth, surrounded by beautiful, country gardens, vines and native forest. Open daily from 10am to 5pm, a pergola and onsite BBQs make Sandalford a lovely place for a picnic with the family.

A Notable History
Sandalford was established in 1840 in the early days of the Perth colony’s settlement. The property was granted to WA’s first Surveyor General John Septimus Roe by Queen Victoria, to honour his 57 years of Service to the Commonwealth. He named it Sandalford after a priory in his original home of Birkshire, England.

The property had a diverse agricultural history and originally thrived growing table grapes, which became a lucrative export. Winemaking accelerated after World War II with a growing community of Croatian and Italian migrants bringing vast knowledge and techniques to the young Swan Valley wine industry. In 1970 the Roe family expanded to Margaret River, planting a vineyard on prime land in Wilyabrup.

In 1990, Sandalford was acquired by the Prendiville family, who own a portfolio of iconic tourism and hospitality establishments around WA. The Prendiville’s have invested significantly in the brand, the wines and the impressive estate.

The Wines
Sandalford makes five ranges of wines from its vineyards in the Swan Valley and Margaret River. There are over 25 wines, including sparkling, red, white, dessert and fortified wines. The winery incorporates the state-of-the-art-technology, while retaining winemaking traditions, such as small batch fruit processing and using the best quality French and American oak.

Wine Tasting
The entire Sandalford wine range (and often some other special wines) can be tasted at their Margaret River cellar door and grand Swan Valley estate. The Margaret River cellar door is a cleverly-designed space, made from rammed earth. It is surrounded by beautiful, country gardens, vines and native forest.

Unique Highlights
A pergola and onsite BBQs make Sandalford a lovely place for a picnic with the family.

Open daily from 10am to 5pm.

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

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

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

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.

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

Details

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

Driftwood Estate Margaret River

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

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

Details

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

Description

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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