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Cabernet Merlot Wine Variety Wineries in Margaret River

Wineries in Margaret River


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

Details

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

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

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

Details

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

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

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

Details

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

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

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.

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

Details

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

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,Sauvignon Blanc,Rosé,Sparkling
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door and restaurant: Mon to Sun 10am to 5pm

Details

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

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

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