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3 Oceans Wine Company

A family-friendly estate with expansive grounds, special kids’ facilities and massive cellar door serving superb wines from Margaret River and Frankly River, and home of WA’s South-West Beer Festival

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Sparkling,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Sauvignon Blanc,Cabernet Merlot,Classic Dry White,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Shiraz
  • Open Days/times:7 days a week 10am-5pm

Details

  • Facilities:Functions,Cellar Door,Light Food,Restaurant,Kids Play Area
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Breakfast Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday
  • Lunch Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Cases Produced:160 000 cases
  • Vineyards:2
  • Size & Year:Medium (50,000-499,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010

Description

3 Oceans make wines from two premium vineyards in Margaret River and Frankland River (Great Southern region of WA). Under senior winemaker, Ben Roodhouse, their style is defined by intensity, finesse, structure, and distinctive fruit qualities. Their huge, family-friendly cellar door is the perfect place to discover the world of WA’s extraordinary southern wine regions.

The Wines
3 Oceans Winemaking philosophy is simple; grow great fruit, nurture it through fermentation and maturation to bottle and let the vineyard terroir express itself in the wines. The range includes everything from easy drinking to ultra-premium Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.

Wine Tasting
The cellar door is one of the largest in the region and set up especially for kids, families and large groups. Complimentary tastings of over 10 wines are available every day from 10am to 5pm. Group tastings can be booked in advance and are required for large groups of 50+ people.

The Food
The café is open daily from 9am for breakfast and lunch and serves casual fare through to restaurant style seafood dishes, including the famous South-West marron. Locally-sourced Yahava Coffee is available with cakes and a kids menu.

Highlights
Kids will love their own designated hang-out zone which includes video games, toys, chalkboards and outdoor sports equipment. The grounds are large enough for a game of cricket!

Visiting in March? 3 Oceans is the home of the South West Craft Beer Festival, a lively day offering the opportunity to discover 120+ local brews from 20+ breweries, wineries and cideries based between Mandurah and Denmark.

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.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Sauvignon Blanc
  • Open Days/times:Thur/Fri/Sat 11am to 4pm; Tastings at the winery are by appointment only.

Details

  • Size & Year:Established 2001 - 2010
  • Cellar Door Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday
  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Appointment Only,Organic
  • Brands:Wine by Brad, Amato Vino, Mantra
  • Cases Produced:5000 cases
  • Established:2003

Description

Established in 2003 by owner and winemaker Brad Wehr, Amato Vino embraces a minimal intervention winemaking philosophy, focused on ancient techniques, natural processes, gentle fruit handling, wild-ferments and minimal science. This old-school approach permits an exciting range of creativity within the estate's eclectic variety of wines produced from impressive fruit parcels in Margaret River and the Riverland region of South-Eastern Australia.

The Wines

The three brands within Wehr's portfolio are Wine by Brad, Mantra and Amato Vino, encompassing lesser-seen varieties like Nero d'Avola, Fiano, Bela, Montepulciano, Nebbiolo, Teroldego, Carignano, Graciano, Tannat, Tempranillo and Trosseau, alongside regional favourits; Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Cellar Door

Amato Vino's 'Urban Cellar Door' is open at the Margaret River Collaborative for wine tastings and sales from Thursday to Sunday, 11am - 4pm.

Halliday Rating

4 Stars

 

 

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

 

Brygon Reserve

Named a Halliday ‘Top 10 New Winery’ (2012) this new-comer in Margaret River has an impressive collection of over 400 awards achieved in a few short years for its considerable wine range.

  • Open Days/times:11am to 5pm daily
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Merlot,Rose,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz

Details

  • Brands:Brygon Reserve
  • Established:2009
  • Winemaker:David Longden
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Established 2001 - 2010
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup

Description

Brygon Reserve Wines is a dynamic winery which began in 2009. It won a staggering four trophies in wine shows in its debut year at the Sydney International Wine Competition, Qantas Wine Show and Sydney Royal Wine Show for ‘Best Red Wine’. Several more trophies have been received for its white wines. Over 400 awards have been received historically. It was voted a Top 10 New Winery (2012) by James Halliday’s Wine Companion.

The wines are made with state-of-the-art techniques. The comprehensive range includes over 20 different wines, mostly focused on the Margaret River varieties; Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Chardonnay and Semillon Sauvignon Blanc blends. There are 11 labels, including Third Wheel, Third Wheel Reserve, The Bruce, Hummingbird and Lions Lair.

Wine Tasting

Located just north of Margaret River nearby the popular Colonial Brewing Co is the modern cellar door which opened in 2015 and offers tastings of the wines from 11am – 5pm daily.

Burnside Organic Wines

A family-owned and operated certified organic and biodynamic farm and vineyard making Vermention and Zinfandel in various forms and growing amazing produce that can be found at the local markets.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Vermentino,Zinfandel

Details

  • Established:2011
  • Facilities:Accommodation,No Cellar Door,Organic
  • Size & Year:Established 2011 - 2019

Description

Established in 2011 by Jamie and Lara McCall, this small family winery is organic and biodynamic with Australian Certified Organic and has been for over 15 years. The farm's dry-grown, north-facing vineyards are managed by hand and the fruit is hand-picked by the McCalls each vintage, reflecting the estate's family values and close attention to detail. 

The Wines

A Zinfandel and Zinfandel Rose are made, taking inspiration from David Hohnen’s original plantings at Cape Mentelle in the 1970s. Vermentino is made in still and sparkling styles.  Wines can be purchased from stockists throughout Western Australia or at the farm by appointment only. 

Unique Highlights

Burnside Organic Wines is also home to four rammed-earth bungalows featuring solid limestone walls, charming firepits and sweeping views of the Burnside Organic Farm. The Farm also grows meat and poultry, eggs, fruit and vegetables, honey and wine. The produce can often be found at the Margaret River Farmer’s Markets on Saturday mornings.

 

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.

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

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday
  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe
  • Facilities:Kids Play Area,Cellar Door
  • 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
5 Red Stars

Chimes Estate

Nestled in a tranquil valley North East of Margaret River, surrounded by forests and cattle farms is this boutique farm and vineyard growing premium wine, olives and limes, all available online.

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

Details

  • Brands:Chimes
  • Facilities:Appointment Only
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup

Description

The wines are made from estate-grown fruit and vinified in small batches to optimise flavours. Varieties include Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, Cabernet Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Chimes Estate’s premium wines and olive oil are available primarily through their website.

Unique Highlights
While there is no cellar door, corporate or private tastings of the wines and olive oils can be arranged in Perth or at the property for a small fee (or purchase of wines). The olive oils are hand-picked and hand-pressed. Flavours include Lime Infused, Rosemary Infused and Garlic Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oils.

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.

Coward and Black Vineyards

Enjoy award-winning wines by this ‘Gourmet Traveller Magazine Top 100’ destination at Providore, with insanely good wine, preserves and a mind-blowing Dark Chocolate liqueur.

  • Wine Variety:Fortified,Rose,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Cabernet Shiraz,Chenin Blanc,Muscat,Tokay
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:Daily 9am to 5pm

Details

  • Vineyards:16 acres
  • Facilities:Wheelchair Access,Cellar Door
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup

Description

Coward & Black Vineyards is a world-class small producer making wines from Margaret River and the Swan Valley. Their first vintage won five medals from five entries in the Perth Royal Wine Show and has continued to improve from there.

The Wines
The single-vineyard Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon have each won top prizes in national and international wine competitions. Sweet wine lovers will enjoy their Sweetness & Light, Muscat and Chenin Blanc. Chocolate lovers travel miles to try their Sambarino, a liqueur that promises to take people to their happy place! A collaboration with the Margaret River Chocolate Company, its popularity has seen the Sambarino range expand to include flavours like Hazelnut Mousse, Macchiato and After Dinner Mint.

Wine Tastings
The wines can be tasted alongside a changing selection of other seasonal treats and condiments at Providore in Margaret River. Open from 9am to 5pm daily, this is a perfect place for early risers to start their wine tasting adventure.

Unique Highlights
Stock up for a gourmet night in here with Providore’s selection of verjuice syrups, tapenade, dessert sauces, salad dressings, estate-grown olive oil, jams, chutneys spice blends, cheese, condiments and more.

Edinger Estate

Margaret River’s second largest single vineyard winery, making regional wines the critics call ‘stylish, harmonious and delicious.’

  • Open Days/times:Appointment Only
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Chardonnay,Dessert,Sparkling,Cabernet Sauvignon,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe
  • Vineyards:120 hectares
  • Winemaker:Cliff Royle and Julian Scott
  • Established:1998
  • Cases Produced:3000
  • Facilities:Appointment Only
  • Brands:Edinger Estate

Description

Chalice Bridge is the second largest single vineyard in Margaret River. It is family owned and operated by Jason and Alecia Brown. The Chalice Bridge name comes from the bridge over the Upper Chapman Brook, which runs through the middle of the vineyard.

The vineyard was established two decades ago with Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot. 

The Wines
The wines reflect the cool climate characteristics, poise and purity of southern Margaret River fruit. Three wine ranges of Margaret River’s signature varieties are made; The Estate, The Quest and The Chalice.

Wine Tasting
No cellar door.

Halliday Rating
4.5 Black Stars

Evans and Tate

Enjoy one of Australia’s most popular wines, from entry level to rare and fine wines, and the sounds of crashing waves and view of the national part and kangaroos from the modern cellar door.

  • Wine Variety:Pinot Gris,Sauvignon Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Shiraz,Sparkling,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Classic Dry White
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:7 days 10.30am-5pm

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Tuesday,Wednesday
  • Established:1974
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Dogs Welcome
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Vineyards:12.3
  • Winemaker:Matthew Byrne
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Planting began at Evans & Tate in 1974 and the winery has a history of winemaking excellence, reflected in more than 50 trophies and 2,000 medals awarded at wine shows around the globe since 1987. Evans & Tate has a strong focus on crafting wines that people enjoy. Fittingly, one of Australia’s most popular, longstanding and widely-ranged everyday wines is the Evans & Tate Classic Semillon Sauvignon Blanc (Dry White).

Winemaker Matthew Byrne has been at the helm since 2001 and has been pivotal in the development of the estate’s wine style and reputation for quality across the inviting and creative entry-level styles through to the premium regional Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.

Wine Tastings

The modern cellar door overlooks the vineyard and its 40+ year old vines. Out in the vista, look out for kangaroos hopping in and out of the vines from the nearby National Park. The sound of the pounding ocean waves is audible from the deck. Enjoy a relaxed tasting through the range of styles and grape varietals between 10.30am - 4.30pm daily.

Halliday Rating

5 Red Stars

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.

Jarvis Estate

A small family winery and custom-designed cellar door offering one of the region’s best Cab Francs and authentic hands-on vineyard tours & tastings, often including soon-to-be-released barrel samples.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Malbec,Rose,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Shiraz,Dessert,Cabernet Franc
  • Open Days/times:11am to 5pm daily.
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Cases Produced:3000 cases
  • Established:1997
  • Cellar Door Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Jarvis Estate was established in 1997 and sits on prime land in Bramley, between Margaret River and Cowaramup, just 8km from the coast. A small, family-owned winery, it makes Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Chardonnay, Verdehlo and one of Margaret River’s best Cabernet Francs.

Wine Tasting

While a custom designed cellar door has been open for a couple of years, owners Matt and Jackie prefer the vineyard tours and tastings, which often include the rare opportunity to taste barrel samples of soon-to-be-released wines. Contact the winery directly for bookings.

The cellar door also offers coffee, cheese and platters and is open 7 days from 11am to 5pm.

Killerby Wines

A centrally-located new-concept cellar door on a well-loved heritage winery, Australia’s longest tasting bar, a great range of gourmet produce and an awesome kid’s playground.

  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Daily 10am to 5pm
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Semillon,Shiraz,Fortified,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Pinot Noir,Sauvignon Blanc

Details

  • Brands:Killerby
  • Established:1973
  • Winemaker:Marco Pinares, Marelize Russouw
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Facilities:Cellar Door

Description

The heritage of Killerby lives with original founder Dr Benjamin Barry Killerby who in 1973 planted one of the first vineyard in WA’s Geographe wine region with cuttings from his friends, Dr Bill Pannell (Moss Wood) and Dr Tom Cullity (Vasse Felix).

In 2008 the wine business was purchased by Ferngrove who continue to make excellent Margaret River wines under the Killerby label from their state-of-the-art winery in Frankland River, which can be tasted from the contemporary Margaret River Cellar Store.

The Wines

Killerby maintains its small winery essence with most of its winemaking techniques and philosophies remaining the same since it was first established. The wine is made using small batch techniques; high quality French oak barrels and meticulous attention to detail. The wines are made from select parcels of fruit from some of the best vineyard sites in Margaret River. 

Wine Tasting

Situated adjacent to the Cheeky Monkey Cidery, Brewery and Restaurant, the cellar door was designed leading interior architects to make wine tasting less intimidating. The cellar door has perhaps Australia’s longest tasting bench with a purpose-built cheese and meat larder. Killerby Cellar Store is open daily from 10am to 5pm for cellar door sales, wine tastings, coffee, food and wine.

Unique Highlights

A vast selection of gourmet produce is available including pasta, local and imported cheese, local coffee, jams, vinegars, truffle products, chocolate and more. An outdoor play area makes it a great place for kids.

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

Details

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

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. Behind the scenes tours start from $25, or enjoy a more bespoke experience, like cooking classes, wine blending sessions, or indulge in a paired food and wine degustation. A range of other tours operate on weekdays 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 a la carte dining, or an outstanding six-course paired degustation menu. Open daily for lunch and Saturday evenings for dinner.

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 annual 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,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Tempranillo,Viognier,Zinfandel,Grenache Shiraz,Merlot Cabernet,Rose,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

Mr Barval Fine Wines

The centuries-old winemaking techniques of the Barolo region are given a new life at this 4.5 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,Rose,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’.

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

Details

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

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

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

Details

  • Facilities:Picnic Facilities,Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Medium (50,000-499,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cases Produced:50,000 cases
  • Vineyards:87.9 hectares
  • Winemaker:Luke Jolliffe
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • 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. The full wine range can be tasted, plus visitors can 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

The Berry Farm

Margaret River’s most creative range of fruit-based wines, offering tastings of over 40 gourmet products at the cottage-style cellar door with family-friendly café and two kid’s adventure playgrounds.

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

Details

  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Facilities:Dogs Welcome,Kids Play Area,Cellar Door,Restaurant
  • Lunch Open:Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Established:1986

Description

Since 1986, The Berry Farm’s vast range of fruit-based sparkling, still, fortified, dessert wine and liquors has been delighting Margaret River visitors from near and far. The Cellar Door and Café are housed in an original settler’s group home, built circa 1925. Surrounded by stunning cottage gardens, berry trees and native birds, this is the perfect place to discover flavoursome wine styles you never imagined possible, while the kids have a blast on the property’s two adventure playgrounds.

The Wines
Known for creating something a little different in the region, The Berry Farm creates wines of all styles, forms and flavours from fruits other than just the humble grape. There are sparkling wines made from strawberries, fortified and dessert wines made from berry pressings, a range of ciders and more. All products are made onsite.

Wine Tasting
Everyone is invited to taste over forty wines and gourmet products including The Berry Farm’s homemade jams, preserves, sauces and syrups, which are as popular as the wines. A children’s corner is ideal to entertain the kids. Open daily 10am – 4pm.

The Food
Surrounded by elegant, rose-filled flower gardens, the well-loved café serves up tasty, country fare daily for morning tea and lunch. Sweet-tooths will love the fresh-baked scones, boysenberry pies and cakes. Savoury lovers can’t go past the beef and red wine pie or classic toasties. Bookings are highly recommended. Lunch available 11.30am to 3pm daily.

Unique Highlights
In the warmer summer months, keep a look out for the garden’s ripe raspberries, strawberries, currants, blueberries, mulberries and gooseberries that can be picked and enjoyed. Farm-fresh avocados can also be purchased at the Cellar Door when in season. Kids will love the playgrounds, dogs (on leashes) are welcome too.

Umamu Estate

A 5 Red 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

  • Established:2005
  • Vineyards:16.4 hectares
  • Winemaker:Bruce Dukes
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Brands:Umamu Estate
  • Cases Produced:1000- 1499 cases
  • 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 Red Stars

 

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

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Holidays
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Restaurant,Functions,Light Food
  • 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.

Watershed Premium Wines

Located on Bussell Highway just south of Margaret River town, discover noteworthy wines, stunning modern cellar door, friendly restaurant and one of the prettiest vineyard vistas in the region.

  • Wine Variety:Sparkling,Rose,Viognier,Zinfandel,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Classic Dry White,Merlot,Sangiovese,Sauvignon Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Shiraz Cabernet
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Mon to Sun 10am to 5 pm, restaurant: Wed to Sun 12pm to 3pm
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Winemaker:Severine Logan, Conrad Tritt
  • Size & Year:Medium (50,000-499,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Lunch Open:Sunday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe
  • Cases Produced:100 000 cases
  • Vineyards:137 hectares
  • Established:2001
  • Facilities:Functions

Description

Watershed was planted in 2001 and its first wines were made in 2002 to coincide with the opening of its spectacular cellar door just south of Margaret River town. This truly beautiful estate has a solid track record for producing award-winning wines and is without question one of the best maintained properties, with manicured lawns and possibly the prettiest vineyard vistas in the region.

The Wines
The winery is known for its finely-crafted and supremely enjoyable wines. Five ranges are made from Watershed’s vineyards in southern and northern Margaret River. In addition to the regional heroes, are the lesser seen varieties; Viognier, Sangiovese and Zinfandel.

Wine Tasting
The friendly team love guiding guests through their prized wines. Tastings of the full range are available daily. On Monday to Thursday a behind the scenes winery tour can be booked from $25 per person.

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

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