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Established 2001 - 2010 Size & Year 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

 

 

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

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Margaret River:Treeton
  • Cases Produced:10000
  • Established:2004
  • 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

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. 

Umamu Estate

A 5 Star Halliday-rated winery making exquisite wines from a family vineyard planted in Margaret River in 1978 that is managed with holistic ecological processes to balance vine and nature.

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

Details

  • Brands:Umamu Estate
  • Cases Produced:1000- 1499 cases
  • Established:2005
  • Vineyards:16.4 hectares
  • Winemaker:Bruce Dukes
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Margaret River:Yallingup

Description

With an upbringing in both eastern and western cultures, Charmaine Saw has combined a passion for natural science and management to operate her family’s Umamu vineyard. First planted in 1978, the vineyard is viewed as an ecosystem of vines, crops, flora and fauna which inhabit the area. In line with the estate's ideals of balance and harmony, sustainable and environmentally responsible principles are followed in order to grow healthy, high quality fruit. 

The Wines

Varieties include Sparkling Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, Chardonnay, Cabernet Merlot, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, and can be purchased either online or at various stockists throughout WA. 

Halliday Rating

5 Stars

 

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