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Karridale Margaret River Wineries in Margaret River Central

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Wineries in Margaret River Central


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Arlewood Estate

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

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

Details

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

Description

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

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

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

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

Halliday Rating
5 Black Stars

Wine Club

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

Flinders Bay

From a vineyard surrounded by Marri Trees in Karridale, southern Margaret River, Flinders Bay makes focused collection of award-winning regional wines.

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

Details

  • Cases Produced:15000 cases
  • Established:1995
  • Vineyards:50 hectares
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Margaret River:Karridale

Description

Flinders Bay makes its wines from their vineyard in Karridale, located nearby Flinders bay, where the climate is distinctly cooler. Scientific data suggests it may be Western Australia’s coolest grape growing area. The vineyard is planted with Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec. The vineyard is run with the sole focus of growing the highest quality grapes and natural farming methods are utilised where possible.

The Wines
Over 10 different wines are made, including dry to sweet still whites, a rosé, reds and a traditional method NV sparkling. The wines are available through local retailers.

Wine Tasting
No cellar door.

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.

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

Details

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

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

Hamelin Bay

A picturesque vineyard with a remarkable family history and multi award-winning wines, also serving deluxe and generous lunches and dinners daily at its stunning restaurant, near Augusta.

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

Details

  • Established:1993
  • Facilities:Light Food,Cellar Door,Kids Play Area,Dogs Welcome
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Lunch Open:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday
  • Margaret River:Karridale
  • Cases Produced:10 000
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Vineyards:23.5 hectares

Description

Hamelin Bay Wines was established by the Drake-Brockman family in 1992. The family-run vineyard features a restaurant and cellar door and is built upon a unique family history in the region.

A Serendipitous Tale
Owner Richard Drake-Brockman is the great grandson of regional pioneer Grace Bussell, whose family first settled in the Margaret River region in 1830. Grace is famous for her courage as a 16-year-old when, with aboriginal stockman Sam Isaacs, she rescued the survivors of the ‘Georgette’ shipwreck at Redgate Beach. Her husband, Frederick Brockman is known for his exploration of the Kimberley. He read about Grace’s feat in the newspaper and was so impressed, he rode 300km on horseback to meet her. This romantic tale ended happily when they married in 1882.

In a stroke of serendipity, Hamelin Bay’s vineyard and winery is located at the intersection of the Brockman and Bussell Highways, which were named in honour of these two pioneering families.

The Wines
The unique Five Ashes vineyard is one of Margaret River’s most picturesque vineyards. The moderate maritime climate and a north facing ridge of prime gravely loam soils are ideal for premium quality grape growing.  The white wines exude freshness and elegance, and the red wines have restrained power and depth. Since first vintage in 1996, Hamelin Bay has been awarded more than 10 major wine show trophies and numerous gold, silver and bronze medals.

Wine Tasting
The cellar door sits on a peaceful valley slope overlooking the vines, an idyllic lake and rolling hills surrounded by Marri forest. Follow a magnificent granite entry through to the contemporary tasting space daily, from 10am to 4.45pm for wine tasting.

The Food
The Restaurant is offers sweeping views over the Five Ashes vineyard and the Rushy Creek valley below, with a background of tall Marri and Karri trees. Open for lunch and dinner the menus incorporate fresh, local seasonal ingredients in a laid-back and generous country style. Save room from for the house-made ice-cream sandwiches, which take a local twist on a classic Australian favourite treat.

Halliday Rating
5 Stars

Ibizan Wines

A 5-Star Halliday-rated, boutique producer, making aromatic whites and gnarly old vine Cabernet from their premium vineyard in Margaret River’s Upper Chapman Valley.

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

Details

  • Brands:Ibizan
  • Cases Produced:1000 cases
  • Established:2000
  • Vineyards:7.7 Hectares
  • Winemaker:Naturaliste Vintners (Bruce Dukes, Remi Guise)
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Margaret River:Karridale

Description

Owners Brian and Michelle Lowrie operate a vineyard in Rosa Glen, southern Margaret River, and make Ibizan's range of wines from some of the property's oldest vines including Cabernet planted in 1978. The winery utilises sustainable farming principles to grow its premium grapes. 

Winemakers Bruce Dukes and Remi Guise work collaboratively to ensure the Ibizan wine experience will be one of intrigue and excitement for consumers, their hands-off approach allowing the fruit and vineyard site character to do the talking.

The Wines

Ibizan exclusively specialise in making Semillon Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Wines can be purchased from various stockists throughout WA.

Halliday Rating

5 Stars

 

KarriBindi

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

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

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

Skigh Wines Pty Ltd

A young, exciting label ideal for the more adventurous drinker, produced by veteran winemaker Skigh McManus.

  • Wine Variety:Rose,Merlot Cabernet,Petit Verdot,Pinot Noir,Tempranillo,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Riesling,Shiraz
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Margaret River:Karridale
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door

Description

Between the top value CODA wines, wild and experimental Strange Brew series, and premium line labelled Abacus, Skigh's creations have immense depth and variety. Skigh’s intention is to create small batches of high quality wine. The minimal intervention techniques used reserve the quality and sense of terroir in Skigh Wines.

Skigh has a portfolio of 18 unique wines, expressing themselves how they want. These wines truly showcase the best of what the region has to offer, such as the Abacus Cabernet Sauvignon, with aromas of cocoa, chocolate and berry and French oak matured for 11 months. Whereas, white wine lovers may opt for the Strange Brew Amphora Fume Blanc, with a nose of green apple, clay, green capsicum, peach and papaya and great length on the palate.

Warner Glen Estate

Headed by partner and Viticulturist Glen Harding, the focus for the Warner Glen Range is on producing quality wines that excel in every way.

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

Details

  • Brands:Warner Glen Wines, Frog Belly, Smokin' Gun
  • Established:2000
  • Vineyards:34.6 hectares
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Margaret River:Karridale

Description

The key vineyard is Jindawarra Vineyard, which is located south of Karridale and currently has 34.6 hectares of vineyard planted. With north facing slopes and soils of gravelly loams it is the ideal site for premium and super premium winegrapes. Planted in the year 2000 the vines are mature, balanced and of moderate vigour. The vineyard is only 6 kilometres from the Southern Ocean and 4 kilometres from the Indian Ocean and avoids extreme temperatures as a result of the cooling sea breezes.

Premium cabernet sauvignon is sourced from our Willyabrup managed vineyard. Plantings on our Jindawarra vineyard are: 11.3 ha’s shiraz, 8 ha’s gingin clone chardonnay, 6.3 ha’s sauvignon blanc, 3 ha’s pinot noir droopy clone, 2.1 ha’s viognier and 3.9ha’s Pinot Gris.

Glen’s plan includes a hands on approach to vineyard management through to final production, to produce outstanding value for money wines. Winemaker – Andrew Vesey.

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