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Margaret River Wine Region Wineries in Margaret River Town

Wineries in Margaret River


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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 Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Sauvignon Blanc,Cabernet,Chenin Verdelho,Marsanne,Sangiovese,Tempranillo,Verdelho,Nebbiolo,Nero D'avola

Details

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

Description

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.

 

AMATO VINO ‘fusa’

‘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

 

 

Beneath The Kite

Is it real or is it fiction? Discover the tidy new Malbec made by Margaret River winemaker and writer duo, the Messengers.

  • Open Days/times:No Cellar Door
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Malbec

Details

  • Brands:Beneath The Kite
  • Established:2016
  • Winemaker:Mark Messenger
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 2011 - 2019
  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe

Description

Inspired by life in the Margaret River wine industry, Vikki Messenger penned her novel, 'Crush', revolving around life and love around the vineyards of Margaret River. Beneath the Kite being the name of the fictional winery in the book. When Vikki's winemaker husband, the highly regarded Mark Messenger read the book, he was inspired by the creative opportunity to realise a fictional winery, and sourced premium Malbec grapes from a local, vineyard to make its debut wine.

The Malbec is available on the Settlers Tavern's wine menu and at various fine wine retailers

 

Cape Mentelle

One of Margaret River’s pioneers and most critically acclaimed wineries with the original rammed-earth cellar doors plus photo gallery, free petanque courts, kid’s area and picnic facilities.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Semillon,Shiraz,Zinfandel,Cabernet,Cabernet Franc,Merlot,Petit Verdot,Rosé
  • Open Days/times:10am-4:30pm Everyday

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Kids Play Area
  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday
  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe
  • Vineyards:150 hectares
  • Cases Produced:80000

Description

One of Margaret River’s founding five estates, Cape Mentelle was established in 1970 by regional pioneer David Hohnen and his brothers Mark and Giles. In 1983 Cape Mentelle won Australia’s most coveted wine award, the Jimmy Watson Memorial Award for its Cabernet Sauvignon and cemented its position as a premium producer when it won it again the following year. This was huge, not just for Cape Mentell, but also for the youthful Margaret River wine region.

Today Cape Mentelle forms part of the LVMH group (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy) and its wines remain some of the region’s most critically acclaimed. James Halliday says they are, “knocking on the door of the Winery of the Year Award.” Environmental sustainability is a key driver within the vineyards and winery and Cape Mentelle was WA’s first member into Australian wine sustainability program, Entwined. To achieve this certification the vineyard utilises the most natural viticulture techniques.

The Wines
The critically-acclaimed wine range is focused around Margaret River’s signature varieties Cabernet Sauvignon (and blends), Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc Semillon and Chardonnay. An historic Zinfandel is made too, from vines planted in 1974 which were brought out directly from California to the Cape Mentelle Vineyard.

Wine Tasting
The cellar door is one of the region’s original to be made with rammed earth. Located just five minutes towards the coast from Margaret River town, guests can enjoy tasting experiences starting from $10. A Behind the Scenes Tour and Behind the Scenes Tour with Food and Wine Pairing Experience run on weekdays, offering the unique opportunity to explore behind the winery walls of one of the region’s most famous estates. Open daily 10am – 5pm.

Unique Highlights
Nostalgia enthusiasts will love the photo collection lining the barrel hall behind the cellar door. It features images remembering the early days of establishing Cape Mentelle and the Margaret River wine region. The whole family can enjoy picnic facilities, dedicated activities areas for children and estate’s petanque courts. Similar to bocce, this game originated in 1907 in Provence, Southern France. The courts are free to use, boules can be borrowed from the cellar door.

Since 1982 Cape Mentelle has hosted the region’s most renowned Cabernet event. The Cape Mentelle International Cabernet Tasting is a blind tasting that features a selection of Cabernets from the world’s finest cabernet producing regions; Bordeaux, Napa Valley, Tuscany and Margaret River. Tickets sell quickly to industry and media, but every year a few lucky members of the public can come along to this amazing event too. Visit Cape Mentelle’s website for details.

Halliday Rating

2017 Cape Mentelle Chardonnay (97 Points)

2016 Cape Mentelle Two Vineyards Shiraz (97 Points)

2017 Cape Mentelle Zinfandel (95 Points)

Cloudburst Wine

Cloudburst produces exceptional Chardonnay, Cabernet and Malbec and is found in private collections and fine restaurants worldwide.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet,Chardonnay,Malbec

Details

  • Facilities:No Cellar Door

Description

Located on rich bushland, the Cloudburst vineyard utilises cooling maritime breezes and warm daytime temperatures to slowly ripen its flavoursome grapes. Each self-irrigating vine expresses brilliant varietal purity and is surrounded by healthy soils retaining the moisture and nutrients of the region.

The 2013 Margaret River Wine Show brought Cloudburst some note-worthy awards including Best Single Vineyard Estate Red Wine, Best Cabernet Sauvignon and Best Red Wine of the Show.

Frog Choir Wines

Located in the heart of Wallcliffe, Margaret River’s tiniest vineyard specialises in hand-crafting the classic Australian Cabernet Shiraz blend in an award-winning local style.

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

Details

  • Brands:Frog Choir
  • Cases Produced:250 cases
  • Established:1997
  • Vineyards:1.2 hectares
  • Winemaker:Bruce Dukes
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe

Description

Frog Choir makes a tiny 250 cases of wine each year from one of the region’s micro-vineyards. The estate takes its name from the diverse populations of frogs that reside among the small spring-fed dams on its impeccable property, ideally located nearby icon producers Leeuwin Estate, Voyager Estate and Xanadu.

The Wines
The quaint vineyard specialises in growing Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, and its range is centred around the classic Australian blend of the two. The wines are completely handmade, from pruning to hand-harvests and hand-plunged open ferments. The flavoursome wines demonstrate a balance between the primary fruit flavours and textures from the vineyard, alongside the estate’s quality winemaking.

The first two vintages received a total of eight medals and the awards have continued since.

Wine Tasting
No cellar door.

Unique Highlights
Stay at this centrally located, tranquil vineyard’s onsite accommodation. Frog Choir offers a modern, architecturally designed holiday house that sleeps up to 12 guests. With all the modern amenities and close proximity to Margaret River town, the beach and a host of icon estates, it makes for a memorable holiday experience.

Heretic Wines

A Margaret River based winery with a passion for producing delicious handcrafted and unique wines.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Winemaker:Dan Stocker
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door,Appointment Only
  • Margaret River:Yallingup

Description

Owner Dan Stocker began his hisvinous endeavours studying in Adelaide & then as winemaker in the Yarra Valley. 

Based at Arimia Estate, Heretic Wines is guided by Dan's passion for growing sustainably - translating vineyard to bottle with minimal intervention. His wines are made with indigenous yeast, no new oak, minimal lees stirring and gentle extractions to create interesting and complex wines that are unfined, unfiltered and unstabilised.  

Ipso Facto Wines

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

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

Details

  • Winemaker:Kate Morgan
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases)
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Established:2010

Description

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

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

La Kooki Wines

Experience stylish and contemporary wines from this charming family-owned boutique winery nestled in Margaret River's wine region.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Established:2017
  • Winemaker:Eloise Jarvis and Glenn Goodall
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 2011 - 2019

Description

Established in 2017, owners Eloise Jarvis and Glenn Goodall's winemaking philosphy is just to have fun exploring how far they can go. Having worked in local and international wineries, the duo are bring their combined wealth of experience, and passion for growing grapes, to produce exceptional wines that just a little bit kooki.

Wines:

La Kooki produces three unique small-batch wines: Rose Blonde, Carbonic Blanc and Tempranillo.

 

Leeuwin Estate

A Margaret River pioneer, with wines ranking alongside the world's finest, Leeuwin Estate celebrates fine wine, food, art and music at its award-winning restaurant, winery, cellar door and gallery.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Chardonnay,Classic Dry White,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Shiraz,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Brut,Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: open daily 10am to 5pm, Restaurant: Open for lunch Friday - Tuesday

Details

  • Facilities:Functions,Cellar Door,Gallery,Restaurant,Wheelchair Access
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Vineyards:121 hectares
  • Winemaker:Tim Lovett, Phil Hutchison and Breac Wheatley
  • Lunch Open:Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe
  • Cases Produced:50,000 cases
  • Dinner Open:Saturday

Description

Family-owned Leeuwin Estate, one of the five founding wineries of the now famous Margaret River wine region, is under the stewardship of three generations, who work with a team of highly skilled winemakers to consistently produce wines ranking alongside the world's finest. 

In 1972, legendary Napa Valley winemaker, Robert Mondavi, identified the future site of the Leeuwin vineyard as being ideal for the production of premium wine and provided early mentorship to Denis and Tricia Horgan in the transformation of their cattle farm into Leeuwin Estate. Enjoying its first commercial vintage in 1979, Leeuwin was thrust into the international spotlight when Decanter Magazine gave its highest recommendation to the 1981 "Art Series" Chardonnay. The international accolades have continued and Leeuwin now exports to 30 markets. Celebrating the combination of fine wine, food, art and music, Leeuwin features an award-winning restaurant, cellar door and art gallery. The Estate is renowned for staging spectacular events and welcoming visitors from around the world. 

The Wines
With a focus on Margaret River’s hero wine varieties, the Leeuwin Estate Art Series, Prelude and Siblings labels are regional benchmarks and share a place amongst the great wines of Australia, receiving ongoing international acclaim and attention. 

Wine Tasting
Taste the range daily from 10am – 5pm at Leeuwin's cellar door. Alternatively, discover more of Leeuwin Estate story with a host of tour experiences.  A range of tours operate and can be booked in advance. 

Restaurant
Overlooking a meadow surrounded by forest and majestic karri trees, Leeuwin features an award-winning restaurant, pairing exceptional seasonal produce from WA with its wines, including special museum-release vintages. Enjoy Chef's Daily Three-Course Menu, or the outstanding six-course Tasting Menu. Open for lunch Friday - Tuesday inclusive.

Unique Highlights
The Leeuwin Estate Art Gallery exhibits works by Australian artists, including many of the original paintings that feature on its icon Art Series wine labels. 

Described as one of Australia’s most extraordinary concerts, The Leeuwin Concert is one of Margaret River’s most famous events. Since 1985, it has attracted an enviable list of international performers from Ray Charles to Diana Ross, Sting, James Taylor and Simply Red. Held annually in February and March, visit the Leeuwin Estate website for ticket information.

Short on time? Take a day trip from Perth aboard a private charter flight to Leeuwin Estate's private airstrip.

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

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:Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Grenache,Malbec,Marsanne,Petit Verdot,Cabernet,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Tempranillo,Viognier,Zinfandel,Grenache Shiraz,Merlot Cabernet,Rosé,Merlot
  • Open Days/times:10:30am to 4:30pm
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

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

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

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 Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Chardonnay,Rosé,Nebbiolo

Details

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

Description

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        

 

Pip's Vineyard - Wrenoir

A boutique vineyard producing excellent Cabernet Sauvignon and Semillon Sauvignon Blanc from 100% estate-grown fruit in Margaret River.

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

Details

  • Brands:Pip's Vineyard - Wrenior
  • Vineyards:10 acres
  • Winemaker:Bernie Stanlake
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Margaret River:Treeton
  • Established:2011

Description

After a Christmas trip to Australia in 2009, Tony and Daphne Spikins became enamoured with the stunning Minot Estate, and purchased 8 of its 10 acres to begin their collective winemaking venture. With regionally acclaimed winemaker Bernie Stanlake and vineyard manager Ken Miles at the helm, Wrenoir (Pip's Vineyard's label) wines are produced from estate-grown fruits of excellent pedigree and provenance. 

An ageworthy Cabernet Sauvignon and zesty Semillon Sauvignon Blanc are produced by the estate under its Wrenoir label. Wines can be purchased online. 

Redgate Wines

Enjoy homely tastings, panoramic surrounds and possibly the region’s only fortified Shiraz at the multi-award-winning pioneer winery and cellar door giving a whole new meaning to the name ‘Redgate’.

  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Mon to Sun 10am to 4:30pm
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Franc,Rosé,Sparkling,Dessert,Cabernet Sauvignon,Sauvignon Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Semillon,Shiraz,Chardonnay
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Small (5,000-49,999 cases)
  • Facilities:Dogs Welcome,Kids Play Area,Cellar Door,Picnic Facilities
  • Cellar Door Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday
  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe
  • Cases Produced:6000 cases
  • Vineyards:18 ha
  • Brands:RedGate

Description

The story behind the name of this Margaret River pioneer dates back 100 years. It’s alleged that prior to the vines, the site was a dairy farm, whose ‘prominent red gate’ was known locally as the place to buy (illegal) home-distilled spirits. Incidentally, the property is nearby to Redgate Beach, so founder Bill Ullinger thought the name to be fitting on all fronts!

The vineyard was established in 1977, with 20 acres of vines planted. Over time, the family owned estate has grown into a 55 acre vineyard, operating its own winery, cellar door and maintaining an enviable reputation for its boutique, premium wines.

The Wines
Since the early vintages of the 1980s, Redgate’s handcrafted wines have received countless awards. In addition to its regional Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnays, Redgate makes Rose, Sparkling and a series of three luscious dessert wines, including a rare fortified Shiraz named in honour of founder, Bill.

Wine Tasting
Wines can be tasted at the homestead-like cellar door is open daily from 10am to 4.30pm. It’s a family-friendly place, perfect to bring a picnic and enjoy the panoramic surroundings.

Halliday Rating
5 Black Stars

Ringbolt

Located on the wild and untamed Ringbolt Bay in the Margaret River wine region, this winery specialises in making premium Cabernet Sauvignon.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon

Details

  • Winemaker:Heather Fraser
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door

Description

Longstanding relationships with local premium grape growers in the Cowaramup area of the Margaret River wine region provide the fruit that winemaker Heather Fraser develops into this world class Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon.

Having always taken a meticulous approach to her winemaking, Heather believes in attention to detail at every stage. From harvesting at optimal ripeness and fruit flavour, barrel maturation and to continuing to monitor the wine once in bottle - ensuring they are released only at their most enjoyable.

 

Stella Bella Wines

Known widely for its adventurous and exciting southern-Margaret River wines, which can be tasted or enjoyed by the glass at a charming, centrally-located and dog-friendly cellar door just out of town.

  • Wine Variety:Sangiovese,Tempranillo,Cabernet Merlot,Muscat,Pinot Gris,Rosé,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Shiraz Cabernet,Shiraz,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Merlot
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:Mon to Sun 10am to 5pm

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Size & Year:Medium (50,000-499,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cases Produced:50,000 cases
  • Vineyards:87.9 hectares
  • Winemaker:Luke Jolliffe
  • Facilities:Picnic Facilities,Cellar Door
  • Established:1997
  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe

Description

Stella Bella began in 1996 from a fusion of two of the region’s great wine minds, Stuart Pym and Janice McDonald.  With the aim to craft wines that would rival Australia’s best, in 1999 the first 200 cases of barrel-aged Semillon Sauvignon Blanc were highly successful and the winery has flourished ever since. These days winemaking is headed by Luke Joliffe, and viticulture by Steve Martin.

Stella Bella crafts wine under five labels from its four vineyards located throughout southern Margaret River. The south of the region is known for its longer, cooler ripening period, producing wines with higher natural acidity, delicate precision and femininity, reminiscent of a “cool climate” wine style.

The Wines
Stella Bella first shot to fame with its Suckfizzle, a Bordeaux-inspired Semillon Sauvignon Blanc blend. In addition to making Margaret River’s usual suspects, the winery pushes new frontiers with its sangiovese rosé, a small-batch pinot gris and sweet moscato. The wines are made in small batches enabling the winemakers enhance the best characteristics of each fruit parcel to make unique, quality wines.

Wine Tasting
Stella Bella operates from a charming little cellar door on Rosa Brook Road just minutes from Margaret River town. Our friendly and knowledgeable team welcome you to taste through our portfolio of wines, while learning about Stella Bella and the beautiful Margaret River Region. Visitors can also enjoy wine by the glass and BYO picnic options. Group tastings can be arranged in advance.

Dogs are welcome at the estate grounds but must be kept on a lead for their own safety.

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

Vintners Edge Wines

Bret Hutchinson established his 30 hectare Margret River vineyard in 1998, which now produces six quality wines. Proving there's no EDGE to his passion.

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

Details

  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Vineyards:30 hectares
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Established:1998

Description

Voyager Estate

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

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

Details

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

Description

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

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

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

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

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

Wine Tasting

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

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

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

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

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

Walsh And Sons

A small batch, family-owned winery fusing creative age-old winemaking techniques with classic Margaret River varieties to create interesting wines with big personality.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Syrah

Details

  • Brands:Walsh and Sons
  • Established:2016
  • Winemaker:Ryan Walsh & Freya Hohnen
  • Size & Year:Established 2011 - 2019
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door

Description

Walsh & Sons is a family-owned winery creating small batches of wine with big personalities. The winery was created by husband and wife team Ryan Walsh and Freya Hohnen who have a lifetime of agriculture and viticulture pedigree between them and the wines themselves are named after the pair’s children, nieces and nephews.

The wines are made using traditional methods in the vineyard and natural winemaking techniques in order to create expressive styles that are fun, youthful and different to the mainstream. 

The wines focus on technique over technology, represented in an interesting collection of blends reimagining popular Margaret River varieties with new energy and curiosity.

Available online and at selected retailers.

Wines of Merritt

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

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

Details

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

Description

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

 

Xanadu Wines

Discover James Halliday’s Australian Winery of the Year (2014), one of the region’s pioneer estates, offering a range of tasting experiences and simple, modern dining at its award-winning restaurant.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Chardonnay,Shiraz,Cabernet Sauvignon,Viognier,Graciano,Malbec,Rosé,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Mon to Sun 10am to 5pm, restaurant: Mon to Sun 12pm to 3pm

Details

  • Facilities:Functions,Cellar Door,Light Food,Restaurant,Kids Play Area
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Lunch Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday
  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe
  • Cases Produced:70 000 cases
  • Vineyards:109.5 hectares
  • Size & Year:Medium (50,000-499,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Xanadu Wines has grown into one of Margaret River’s most exciting labels. For three years running it was the Best Wine Exhibitor on Show at the Margaret River Wine Awards (2010, 2012, 2013). This was topped off in 2014 when Xanadu was awarded James Halliday’s Australian Winery of the Year.

A regional pioneer, Xanadu was established in 1977 by Dr John Lagan, an Irishman, who arrived in Margaret River in 1968 and was inspired by the pioneering spirit of the region. In 2005 the estate was purchased by the Rathbone family who own iconic Australian vineyards Mount Langi Ghiran and Yering Station.

There is an enclosed grass area and playground for kids, kids menu and colouring-in sheets are available.

The Wines
The wine range is grown from three estate-owned vineyards in Margaret River. The team’s philosophy is to nurture the wines through to the bottle, rather than ‘beating them into submission’ to make expressive, regional wines. With this principle and the leadership of winemaker Glenn Goodall the Chardonnays and Cabernet Sauvignons are some Margaret River’s most acclaimed benchmarks.

The winery's Cabernet Sauvignon received the Jimmy Watson Trophy in 2018.

Wine Tasting
Built from granite and gneissic rocks excavated during the planting of the original vineyard, the cellar door first was used as artist studio. The rustic meets contemporary building in the heart of the vineyard, surrounded by native vegetation. All wines can be tasted daily and groups are encouraged to book a structured tasting, starting from $5 for 10 or more guests. Private winery tours can be arranged in advance too. Open daily 10am – 5pm.

The Food
A regular representative of The West Australian Good Food Guide’s Top 50 WA Restaurants, the Xanadu restaurant serves up classic, stylish meals made with produce from the nearby farms, ocean and the Xanadu vegetable garden. Look out for a special selection of museum wine releases that cannot be found anywhere else in the world, but in the Xanadu Restaurant. Executive Chef Melissa Kakoti has been at the helm since 2007. The restaurant is open daily from 12pm - 3pm.

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

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