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Nebbiolo Wine Variety Wineries in Margaret River Central

Wineries in Margaret River Central


Amato Vino

Discover highly original, intriguing small-batch, 'lo-fi' wines made from a mix of rare and classic varietals at this new-gen winemaker and urban cellar door in Margaret River town.

  • Open Days/times:Tastings at the winery are by appointment only.
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet,Chenin Verdelho,Marsanne,Sangiovese,Tempranillo,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Sauvignon Blanc,Verdelho,Nebbiolo,Nero D'avola
  • Wine Region:Margaret River


  • Brands:Amato Vino, Mantra, Fusa
  • Cases Produced:5000 cases
  • Established:2003
  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe
  • Facilities:Appointment Only
  • Size & Year:Established 2001 - 2010,Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases)


Amato Vino are small-batch artisan winemakers based in the Margaret River wine region, Western Australia.


The winemaking philosophy is ‘lo-fi’, in that we embrace wild-ferments, minimal adjustments in the winery, gentle handling. Wines are typically unfined and unfiltered. We are hands-on in terms of the grunt work, the care and guidance, but with a hands off approach to the science of winemaking, using little or no inputs and employing traditional processes. An old-school approach yet with a modern flare for creativity and adventure.


Established in 2003 by owner/winemaker Brad Wehr, the labels and wine styles have continued to grow, covering traditional Margaret River varietals through to some eclectic and unusual grape varieties and winemaking methods.


Our winery is located a few minutes south-west of the Margaret River township. We work with a core group of independent growers who share our philosophy, employing organic and sustainable farming practices.


Our wines

AMATO VINO ‘wilds’

 The ‘wilds’ are home to our emerging Mediterranean varieties, micro-batches, skinsy ferments and other eclectic wines. Featuring single vineyards, hand-picks, natural ferments – and incorporating minimal winemaking input and unconventional vessels for fermentation/maturation – this is the wild stuff.


Packaged under labels bearing in-house artworks/designs/photography the ‘wilds’ include Teroldego, Nebbiolo, Sangiovese, Primitivo, Marsanne, Trousseau, Savagnin.


AMATO VINO ‘mantra’

The ‘mantra’ series is all about the classic Margies grape varieties, albeit with the Amato Vino lo-fi twist. The emphasis is on vineyard site & fruit purity, working with small fruit parcels to bring out the best from the each site. Wild ferments (open and barrel), no adds, no fining and filtration are all central to the mix.


Wines include a Barrel-aged Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.



‘Fusa’… the home for our blends (foo-za). Utilising emerging/alternative varieties as the basis for the blends we’re seeking to create juicy, fresh drinkability, yet complex and alluring wines – packed with flavour but oh-so light on their feet. The Bianco and Rosso are fruit-forward, fleshy and flavoursome versions of some of our favourite grape 

varieties and are made for short to mid-term drinking.


Private winery tours/tasting are available by appointment, please contact [email protected] for more info



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 Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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


  • Margaret River:Karridale
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Dogs Welcome
  • Cellar Door Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases)
  • Brands:VILLAGGIO, Arlewood, La Bratta
  • Cases Produced:3000 cases
  • Vineyards:6 hectares


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 Friday, Saturday and Sunday. A must see secret cellar door. 

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.

Hay Shed Hill Wines

Hay Shed Hill is one of the oldest vineyards in the region. Centrally located in Wilyabrup, the heart of the Margaret River Wine Region.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet,Cabernet Franc,Cabernet Merlot,Grenache,Malbec,Merlot,Petit Verdot,Sangiovese,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Tempranillo,Vermentino,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Nebbiolo,Riesling,Shiraz,Dessert,Sparkling,Rosé
  • Open Days/times:Cellar Door: 10am to 5pm daily; Rustico at Hay Shed Hill restaurant: 11am to 5pm
  • Wine Region:Margaret River


  • Brands:Hay Shed Hill, Pitchfork, Kerrigan + Berry
  • Cases Produced:20000
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Dogs Welcome,Light Food,Restaurant,Wheelchair Access
  • Established:1973
  • Vineyards:55 hectares
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes
  • Winemaker:Michael Kerrigan
  • Cellar Door Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases)
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup


Hay Shed Hill is one of the oldest vineyards in the Margaret River region. Our cellar door has an extensive range on offer with over 25 wines on tasting. From the classic's that Margaret River is so famous for, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay to Spanish Tempranillo and the wine of the moment, Malbec. There's a wine for everyone!

We offer seated wine tastings so that you can enjoy your wine tasting in comfort.  Or for a more personalized and educational tasting why not book one of our Private Wine Experiences? We have tailored three different Private Wine Experiences to make your next visit to Hay Shed Hill a memorable one! 

Rustico at Hay Shed Hill restaurant offers world class tapas, hospitality, shared plate, Mediterranean style fare. The 6 course tapas degustation with matching wines is the most popular way to dine, maybe you fancy a family Paella, or you can simply enjoy a bottle of wine on the deck whilst indulging in the European cheese board. 


Mr Barval Fine Wines

The centuries-old winemaking techniques of the Barolo region are given a new life at this 5 Star Halliday-rated winery operated by acclaimed Italian-Australian winemaker Robert Gheradi.

  • Open Days/times:By appointment
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Chardonnay,Rosé,Nebbiolo
  • Wine Region:Margaret River


  • Brands:Mr Barval Fine
  • Cases Produced:900
  • Established:2015
  • Vineyards:N/A
  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 2011 - 2019
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes
  • Winemaker:Robert Gherardi
  • Facilities:Appointment Only,Wheelchair Access,Picnic Facilities


Owner and winemaker Robert Gheradi was born with wine in his blood, spending his Summers growing up picking grapes in the Swan Valley and Margaret River with his extended Italian family to make into wine at his Nonna’s house. Whilst completing his degree in viticulture and winemaking, Robert worked for the esteemed Moss Wood winery, and later at Cullen Wines before spending time with leading Barolo producers before returning to Margaret River to establish Mr Barval (combining Margaret River, Barolo and Valtellina) in 2015.

The centuries-old winemaking traditions of Barolo influenced the ancient winemaking techniques utilised within Mr Barval's production. The wines are fermented with only natural yeasts and basket-pressed grapes to provide the most sensitive juice extraction to make handcrafted wines of balance, elegance and purity. The fruit comes from ultra-high quality grapes throughout Margaret River.

The Wines

The Mr Barval range includes Chardonnay, Rose and Cabernet Merlot. There’s also  an early harvest style Nebbiolo called ‘Nebbia’ and Rhone-inspired white, ‘Mistral’ made from Viognier and Marsanne. Wines can be purchased online or at various stockists throughout WA. 

Halliday Rating

4/5 Stars        


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