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Chenin Blanc Wine Variety Wineries in Margaret River Town

Wineries in Margaret River


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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

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

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. 

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

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.

 

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