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Cabernet Franc Wine Variety Wineries in Margaret River

Wineries in Margaret River


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

Details

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

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)

UMAMU Estate

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

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

Details

  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Brands:UMAMU Estate
  • Cases Produced:<1000 cases
  • Established:The vineyard was established in 1978
  • Vineyards:16.4 hectares
  • Winemaker:Bruce Dukes
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door

Description

UMAMU is inspired by Balance and Contentment. These values reflect the balance we seek from vine to wine and has firmly become the philosophy of everything we do at UMAMU. With an upbringing in both eastern and western cultures, Charmaine 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, Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, Chardonnay, Rose, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Merlot, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and can be purchased online. Halliday Rating 5 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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