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Anniebrook Wines

Explore Margaret River’s wine and flower emporium, offering wine tastings, an amazing flower shop and homely café serving toasties, scones and pies.

  • Open Days/times:9:30am to 4:30pm, everyday except Tuesday.
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

Details

  • Brands:Anniebrook
  • Cases Produced:3000 cases
  • Established:1986
  • Vineyards:18 acres
  • Winemaker:Simon Ding
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Light Food
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Margaret River:Carbunup

Description

The Lewis Family settled their Carbunup property in 1922 as a small family farm. In 1986 the third generation planted vines and flowers which today makes the Anniebrook Wine and Flower Emporium, an incredible property planted with 5 acres of flowers and 18 acres of vines. Anniebrook Wines’ vibrant labels reflect the owner’s appreciation of beautiful flowers and delectable wines. Sweet and dry table wines and a fortified are made.

Cellar Door

Located just 15 minutes from Dunsborough, the quaint cellar door offers wine tastings and showcases an array of flowers, handicrafts and more. Open daily (except for Fridays) from 10am - 3:30pm.

The Food

A stop at the welcoming Anniebrook Wines Café completes any visit. Open Wednesday to Monday for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, have a coffee or tea, homemade scones, or a homemade pie or toasty.  

Unique Highlights

Anniebrook Wines features an impressive collection of more than fifty globally sourced essential oils that are bottled onsite, alongside arrays of artificial trees, silk flowers and beautiful estate-grown blooms.

 

Bettenay Wines

The ultimate destination to indulge in medal-winning Margaret River wines and over 32 flavours of house-made nougat, in addition to WA’s only nougat flavoured liqueur collection.

  • Open Days/times:9:30am to 5:30pm, daily.
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet,Chardonnay,Merlot,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Shiraz

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Brands:Bettenay
  • Cases Produced:5000 cases
  • Established:1989
  • Vineyards:25 acres
  • Winemaker:Greg and Bryce Bettenay
  • Facilities:Accommodation,Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Located in the Wilyabrup area of Margaret River, Bettenay Wines specialises in two of life’s delicacies; wine and nougat. The wines are made from their 25 acre vineyard which grows Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Merlot and Shiraz. Varietal wines of these varieties are made along with a sweeter style white blend. All wines are made onsite.

Unique to Bettenay Wines is their liqueur collection, particularly the Nougaretto collection which includes Honey and Almond Nougat Liqueur and Coffee and Almond Liqueur. An impressive 32 different nougat flavours are made at the estate.

Wine & Nougat Tastings

Indulge in the full range of fine wines, liqueurs and nougat at the Bettenay Wines tasting room. Modern and with a viewing room to see the nougat production in process, the inviting space is open daily, 9.30am – 5pm. Group tastings can be arranged in advance.

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.

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

Details

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

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

Chapman Grove Wines

A highly-awarded, privately-owned winery devoted to crafting premium Margaret River varietal wines in approachable and distinct, through to rare and collectable styles, with no expense spared.

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

Details

  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe
  • Winemaker:Richard Rowe
  • Established:1987
  • Cases Produced:7000
  • Vineyards:32 hectares
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door

Description

In the late 1980s, fine wine retailer Ron Fraser recognised Margaret River’s potential as a world leading wine region and decided it would be the place for him to make exceptional wines.

After a lengthy search for a site in the perfect location, the Chapman Grove vineyard was planted in 1997. The fruit was sold to local winemakers up until 2006 when the first Chapman Grove Wines were released to the market. In the first decade, the wines received eight trophies and over 100 medals in wines shows around Australia.

Within just three years of production, this small, private label became a 5 Star winery in James Halliday’s Wine Companion in 2009, reflecting the outstanding quality of the wines being made.

The Wines
The various Chapman Grove labels are all award-winners in their own right. The Atticus label makes small batch wines in great vintages, working with Cabernet, Shiraz, Chardonnay and also Bordeaux-styled, barrel-aged Sauvignon Blanc Semillon. The Chapman Grove label comprises estate grown, approachable, unpretentious and distinctive interpretations of all the Margaret River classics.

Wine Tasting
No cellar door.

Halliday Rating
5 Black Stars

Churchview Estate

Planted with Margaret River’s most diverse range of grape varieties, discover this organic, single-vineyard’s classic and curio wines at its period cottage tasting room, with unique heritage views.

  • Wine Variety:Sauvignon Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Verdelho,Viognier,Zinfandel,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Merlot,Petit Verdot,Port,Riesling,Fortified,Sparkling,Rose,Brut,Cabernet Malbec,Grenache,Malbec,Marsanne,Botrytis Riesling,Cabernet,Cabernet Merlot
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:Mon to Sat 10am to 5pm

Details

  • Margaret River:Treeton
  • Cases Produced:45000 cases
  • Vineyards:65 hectares
  • Winemaker:Dave Longden
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Facilities:Dogs Welcome,Wheelchair Access,Cellar Door,Picnic Facilities
  • Brands:The Bartondale, St Johns, Estate Range, Silverleaf
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
  • Established:1999

Description

This family owned, single-vineyard property was established in 1999. The Fokkema family selected the site for its ideal gravel loam soils, ample clean water and northern-facing slopes. The vineyard has been farmed organically for 15 years and is in the process of completing its ‘Certified Organic’ accreditation.

The Churchview vineyard is known to grow Margaret River’s most extensive amount of varieties within a single vineyard, with sixteen different types of grapes planted.

The Wines
The wines are made onsite at the property’s winery. Many are matured in oak, and Churchview prides itself on investing in the best quality French oak. Four wine ranges are made from the diverse varieties within the vineyard and offer easy drinking through to rare and fine collector wines. All the classic Margaret River varieties are made. The St Johns range features less-common varieties including a Zinfandel, Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre, Viognier and Marsanne.

Wine Tasting
The diverse wine range can be tasted at the Cellar Door which is located within a period cottage at the estate. The Heritage Listed St John the Baptist Anglican Church can be seen from the tasting room, hence the name. Many of the wines cannot be found for purchase anywhere other than the cellar door. Allow 30 minutes for a full tasting. Open 10am-5pm Monday to Saturday.

Dogs are welcome (on leash) and visitors are invited to bring a picnic and make a day of enjoying the beautiful wines, stunning vineyard views and manicured gardens.

Unique Highlights
Those seeking curio wines will love discovering the wild fermented Riesling, Viognier and Chenin Blanc; varieties not often seen in Margaret River.

Halliday Rating
4.5 Black Stars

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.

Coorinja Vineyard

Discover traditional, family-made wines from one of WA's oldest, heritage-listed and photogenic cellar doors, surrounded by natural springs and walking distance from the historic Ringa Bridge.

  • Wine Region:Central WA
  • Open Days/times:Friday, Saturday & Monday 10am to 5pm
  • Wine Variety:Dessert,Cabernet,Grenache,Muscat,Port,Shiraz

Details

  • Size & Year:Established 1851 - 1900
  • Cellar Door Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Winemaker:Michael Wood
  • Established:1870
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door

Description

Established in the late 1870s, this family-owned property, about 6km from Toodyay has over five generations of winemaking history. The winery has been in the Wood family since 1919, and still contains many of the original 470 and 770 gallon casks within its cellar.

All grapes are grown on scenic undulating slopes around the property, and are farmed with environmental conservation as one of the winery's main values. The natural approach sees only mineral fertilisers and soil microbes used to grow chemical-free, quality grapes.

The Wines

Coorinja produces a large selection of table and fortified wines including Shiraz, Grenache, Cabernet-Shiraz, Port, Sherry, Muscat, Liqueur Muscat, Ginger Wine and Marsala. The wines are handpicked by the Wood family and their friends and pressed in an old wooden basket press, following the same family tradition used for over five generations.

Cellar Door

Open Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays from 10am-5pm, or on alternate days by appointment only.

Unique Highlights

Coorinja is an Aboriginal word believed to mean "place of the seven springs". These natural springs surround the property. A short five minute walk down a bush track reveals remnants of the Ringa Bridge, a significant railway track built circa 1887 that was closed down in 1966.

 

Cowaramup Wines | Clown Fish

Situated on the gentle slopes of picturesque Ellensbrook, this family-owned vineyard thrives on biodynamic and organic viticulture to make its individual, site-expressive Clown Fish Wines.

  • Open Days/times:By appointment
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet,Chardonnay,Merlot,Rose,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz

Details

  • Brands:Clown Fish, New School, Cowaramup Wines
  • Cases Produced:4000 cases
  • Established:1995
  • Vineyards:17 hectares
  • Winemaker:Bruce Dukes
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Appointment Only
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe

Description

Located on the upper reaches of Ellensbrook between Cowaramup and the coast is this family-run property, established by Russell and Marilyn Reynolds, with wines created by their sons Cameron (Viticulturist) and Anthony (Winemaker).

Since 2001 the vineyard has followed biodynamic and organic principles to maintain quality and unique personality within the wines. They follow the traditional belief that a vineyard should show the characteristics that come from the unique elements that make up the ‘terroir’ of the individual site and that biodynamics is the best approach through which to achieve this.

The Wines
The Clown Fish Wines are handcrafted from 100% estate grown fruit, sourced from the family vineyard. These site-expressive wines showcase the individuality of the vineyard’s Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon with personality and regional flair.

Wine Tasting
No cellar door.

Halliday Rating
4.5 Black Stars

Dawson Wines

Worldly winemaker Liz Dawson established this award-winning winery in 1999, with a focus on Shiraz, Chardonnay, Semillon and Cabernet varieties.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet,Merlot,Semillon,Chardonnay,Shiraz

Details

  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Vineyards:21 hectares
  • Winemaker:Liz Dawson
  • Brands:Dawson Wines
  • Established:1999

Description

After travelling the world dabbling in winemaking, Liz Dawson has settled into her ‘slice of paradise’ in the Margaret River Region, and has been instrumental within Dawson Wines since it’s conception in 1999.

Devil's Lair

Deep in the South of Margaret River near towering karri trees and the ‘Devil’s Lair’, a hidden Cave with evidence of life dating back 50,000 years, stunning Cabernets and Chardonnays are produced.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Dessert,Sparkling,Cabernet,Chardonnay,Classic Dry White,Rose

Details

  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe
  • Vineyards:130 hectares
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door

Description

The Cave is recognised as one of Australia’s most significant archaeological sites, holding evidence of life from 50,000 years ago. It was here that Phil Sexton, then an archaeology student and later Devil’s Lair founder and WA hospitality legend, found himself considering the idea of creating a wine label. In 1981 Phil purchased land nearby and the Devil’s Lair wine story began.

Devil’s Lair is known for its meticulous winemaking standards and environmentally focused viticulture. Their efforts towards sustainability have earnt them national Entwine accreditation. For every hectare of vineyard planted on the property, there is 1.14 hectares of natural vegetation retained or planted.

The Wines
The Devil’s Lair winemaking philosophy is to be meticulous, to continually question and challenge, and to refine a winemaking style that is as much about intuition as science. The label focuses on the varieties that fare best in Margaret River. Their chardonnays are known for their taut acidity, minerality, length and subtle oak, while the Cabernet is typically complex and layered with lively aromas. Three tiers enable all budgets to find their perfect Margaret River wine.

Wine Tasting
No cellar door.

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

Dormilona Wines

A small-batch, natural winemaker at the forefront of Margaret River’s new generation of producers, and finalist Australian ‘Young Gun of Wine’ (2014) making unique organic wines with ancient methods.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc

Details

  • Brands:Dormilona
  • Winemaker:Josephine Perry
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Facilities:Appointment Only

Description

One of the originals of Margaret River’s new-generation small-batch, hand-made winemakers. Created by Josephine Perry, Dormilona wines (meaning lazy-bones in Spanish) are crafted from small batches of naturally farmed fruit purchased from quality certified organic and biodynamic vineyards around Margaret River.

The label was a finalist as Australia’s Young Gun Winemaker of the Year in 2014.

The wines are made in ancient styles with no additives, fining and very little intervention. This approach aims to fully express the vineyard’s character to make tasty wines that are alternative in fashion and style.

The range focuses on Margaret River’s signature varieties with a few Spanish surprises and a series made in terracotta amphora pots called, ‘Clayface.’

Available online and via selected Australian retailers. Tasting appointments can be made directly with Dormilona.

Ducketts Mill

Wine from Ducketts Mill and more than 40 varieties of Denmark Farmhouse Cheese, all produced by Ross and Dallas Lewis, can be tasted at the homely cellar door in picturesque Scotsdale Valley.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet,Chardonnay,Merlot,Muscat,Port,Riesling,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Fortified,Sparkling,Rose,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door & Shop: Everyday 10am to 5pm

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Established:1997
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Light Food
  • Great Southern:Denmark
  • Cases Produced:800 cases
  • Vineyards:8 hectares
  • Winemaker:Harewood Estate (James Kellie)
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

The land on which the Ducketts Mill winery is located started out with a small 5 acre planting of riesling, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc. Additional plantings have increased the total vineyard area to 18 acres. 

Combining their love for cheese and wine, Ross and Dallas Lewis run a homely cellar door nestled in the lush Scotsdale Valley.  Set in an old timber farmstead and overlooking the vineyard, visitors can settle back and enjoy cheese platters matched to the cool-climate wines from the estate in Denmark. 

There are more than 40 varieties of cheese made under the Denmark Farmhouse Cheese brand and everything is made from locally sourced dairy produce. Left over milk is used to make ice-cream and fudge.

The Wines
Winemaker James Kellie is responsible for the concise collection of wines at Duckett’s Mill.  Sauvignon blanc, riesling, semillon, chardonnay, merlot, cabernet sauvignon and franc are all grown on the estate vineyards.  There is also a small collection of fortified wines, which are well-matched to the generous cheese and meat platters.

Wine Tasting
All wines and cheeses are available for tasting at the cellar door on Scotsdale Road from Monday to Sunday, 10-5.

Unique Highlights
Cheese, jam, chutney, fudge, premium home-made ice-cream and wines are all made at Duckett’s Mill and are available for purchase at the cellar door.

Flying Fish Cove Pty Ltd

Enjoy an an approachable range of regional to funky still and sparkling styles, all available online.

  • Wine Variety:Shiraz Cabernet,Sparkling Shiraz,Sparkling,Fortified,Rose,Classic Dry White,Merlot Blend,Method Traditionale,Port,Sangiovese,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Cabernet,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Established:1997

Description

Flying Fish Cove is a producer of premium quality, great value, passionate wines, located 25km north of Margaret River township, along the renowned Caves road in the Wilyabrup sub-regional area. In addition to an approachable range of Margaret River varietal wines, look out for a sparkling range with a Pinot Noir Chardonnay (white) and a sparkling Shiraz (red). No cellar door - wines are available online. 

Fraser Gallop Estate

Internationally-acclaimed wines and picture-perfect winery with a breathtaking avenue of claret ash trees and postcard-worthy views of Gallop Hall emerging beyond the rows of Chardonnay.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Franc,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Cabernet
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:7 days 11am-4pm

Details

  • Established:1999
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Picnic Facilities
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Cases Produced:11 000
  • Vineyards:20
  • Winemaker:Clive Otto, Kate Morgan
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Located on one of the highest points in the Wilyabrup sub-region of Margaret River, this beautiful, family-owned property was established on some of the region’s most desired wine-country. Fraser Gallop Estate’s unwavering focus on quality has seen its wines reach international heights of critical acclaim with media and sommeliers alike.

The Wines
All wines are estate grown, made and bottled, led by highly-recognised and long-time Margaret River winemaker Clive Otto. The focus is on Margaret River’s hero varieties. The Parterre range of Cabernet, Chardonnay and Semillon Sauvignon Blanc are held in particularly high regard, having won prestigious international awards including the Decanter World Wine Awards International Trophy for Best Bordeaux blend and Best New World Chardonnay at the Sommelier Wine Awards in the UK.

Wine Tasting
The quaint cellar door offers tastings of new release wines and also a few rare releases, daily from 11am to 4pm. Tour group tastings can be booked in advance.

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

Gralyn Estate

The prestigious wines of this boutique and treasured regional pioneer can only be discovered at its state of the art cellar door, also the home of Margaret River’s original fortified wine range.

  • Wine Variety:Muscat,Ruby Port,Fortified,Cabernet Shiraz,Chardonnay,Rose,Shiraz,Dessert,Cabernet,Cabernet Sauvignon,Port
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Cases Produced:3000
  • Vineyards:4.5
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday
  • Established:1975
  • Facilities:Cellar Door

Description

In 1975, local couple Merilyn and Graham Hutton (a teacher and dairy farmer) decided to diversify their cattle farm, planting a 4.5 hectare vineyard on their property. Ingenuity was paramount in those early days as they became self-tutored vignerons and winemakers, building their winery ‘on the cheap’ by hand, from local resources. In 1978, they named their venture Gralyn, a combination of both their Christian names.

New generations of the family are at the helm of winemaking and viticulture these days, growing highly sought-after wines from their non-irrigated, mature vineyard, located 3km from the coast.

The Wines
Organically made, the wine range focuses on full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay with strength and finesse. Gralyn Estate also made the region’s first range of fortifieds, which it has continued since 1978. The current selection includes flavours such as coffee, ruby chocolate and white chocolate. Traditionalists will love the Rare Tawny, Muscats and Vintage Ports which have been judged as some of Australia’s finest.

Wine Tasting
Complimentary tastings of the wine range are available daily from a state of the art cellar door, which is surrounded with stunning vineyard views. Sold only through the cellar door or online, this is a truly unique opportunity to discover a secret treasure of Margaret River wine. Open daily, 10.30am-4.30pm.

Harvey River Estate

Harvey River Estate is set on the banks of the Harvey River and is also home to the iconic “Big Orange”. The cellar door is open daily for wine tastings and sales from 10am to 4pm.

  • Wine Variety:Merlot,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon,Shiraz,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Cabernet,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Shiraz,Muscat,Pinot Noir,Rose,Port,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Shiraz Cabernet
  • Wine Region:Geographe
  • Open Days/times:7 days 10am to 4pm

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Geographe:Harvey
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Wheelchair Access
  • Established:1999
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes
  • Vineyards:18.5 hectares
  • Winemaker:Stuart Pierce
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Small (5,000-49,999 cases)
  • Cases Produced:20,000

Description

Harvey River Estate is a family owned winery located in the acclaimed Geographe wine region of south-west Western Australia.

The family have a long and significant history in the south-west's agricultural industry with the original farm dating back to the early 1900s when the current owner's father emigrated from Italy and planted citrus a large citrus orchard. Over the following years the farm grew and the business diversified to also include sheep and cattle. Of course, like many of Italian migrants, the family made their own wines.

From humble beginnings, the second generation evolved the winery business from vineyards into wine production under the Harvey River Estate label in 1999. The first commercial vintage was produced in 2000 and the business went on to be awarded the Jimmy Watson award for its 2009 Joseph River Cabernet. 

In 2015 a new cellar door, warehouse and administration building was built on the banks of the Harvey River, being only 50m from the original cellar door which allowed access to the now famous ‘Big Orange’ on Third Street to be retained.

The Harvey River Estate vineyards are just 800m away on Fifth Street, with almost 50 acres under vine planted to Chardonnay, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. 

The Harvey River Estate cellar door is open daily from 10am - 4pm.

Hidden River Estate

Select a glass of premium wine and dine over lunch from a creative, local-ingredient filled menu, set with stunning views of the ancient Karri forest and picturesque surrounds of Pemberton.

  • Wine Variety:Dessert,Fortified,Muscat,Port,Riesling,Shiraz,Sparkling,Cabernet,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Classic Dry White,Merlot,Method Traditionale,Pinot Noir,Sauvignon Blanc
  • Open Days/times:Wed to Sun 10am to 4pm
  • Wine Region:Southern Forests

Details

  • Facilities:Functions,Cellar Door,Dogs Welcome,Kids Play Area,Wheelchair Access,Restaurant
  • Cases Produced:1000 cases
  • Cellar Door Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Wednesday,Thursday
  • Lunch Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Vineyards:2 hectares
  • Winemaker:Brenden Smith, Coby Ladwig, Phil Goldring
  • Established:1994
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Wheelchair Access:Wheelchair access to cellar door, toilets and outdoor dining.

Description

Owners Ardal and Sue made a seachange from Perth to Pemberton with their two children in 2014. Ardal's 30 years of experience as a chef contributed greatly to the design and refurbishment of the estate's beautiful restaurant where he spends most of his time when not in the vineyard and gardens with Sue.

Only 3km from the Pemberton township, the vineyard at Hidden River Estate was established in 1994 and is situated on rich Karri loam soil. The vines have consistently produced exceptional berries from which the wines are produced, imbibed with the distinct fruit characters of the terroir and climate of cool nights and warm summer days.

The Wines

The wines are labelled with iconic illustrations by Art Nouveau artist Alphonse Mucha and reflect the sophistication and elegance of Hidden River wines and are a celebration of nature and beauty. Varieties include an Unwooded Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Wooded Chardonnay, Sweet Chardonnay, Rose and Merlot. Wines are available for tasting and purchase at the estate's charming cellar door, open Wednesday to Sunday 10am - 4pm.

The Food

Overlooking the giant Karri trees of Pemberton, Chef-owner Ardal has continued a theme of nature and beauty through his menus, capturing the spectrum of tastes, flavours and fragrance from the regional produce.  He believes in genuine honest food which can come from traditional recipes as well as the new and novel approaches. His well-crafted dishes combine the art of taste with the knowledge of cooking.

Open Wednesday to Sunday from 10am - 4pm. 

 

House of Cards

100% single organic vineyard winery, where every wine is handcrafted to the finest detail.

  • Open Days/times:10am-5pm Everyday
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet,Cabernet Malbec,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Port,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Sparkling,Fortified,Rose
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Vineyards:12 hectares
  • Winemaker:Travis Wray
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases)
  • Facilities:Dogs Welcome,Picnic Facilities,Cellar Door,Gallery
  • Cellar Door Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday
  • Established:2011
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Cases Produced:5000

Description

The name House of Cards is inspired by the gamble winemakers and growers take every vintage, forced to play the hand they are dealt by Mother Nature. Owners Travis and Elizabeth Wray are personally involved in every aspect of operations, from tending the vines to making wine, bottling, marketing and sales.

The Wines
The fruit that goes into House of Cards wine all comes from a single vineyard planted in 1997 on Caves Road at the Northern end of the Margaret River Wine Region, enabling the unique terroir to be reflected in each vintage. To get the best 'hand' possible, organic and biodynamic principles are used to improve soil health and vine nutrition. The vineyard is dry grown and cropped at low levels to increase concentration of fruit flavours. The rest is up to Mother Nature.

Wine Tasting
Vistors can taste the entire wine range at House of Card’s gorgeous Cellar Door.

Unique Highlights
Check out a selection of art and jewellery by local and Australian artists. Guests can also enoy dining at the on-site restaurant Chows Table.

Halliday Rating
5 Black Stars

Howard Park Wines

Proudly family-owned, Howard Park is the home of sparkling wine in West Australia & a champion of the cool climate Great Southern & world-renowned Margaret River wine regions.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Sparkling Cuvee,Pinot Noir,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Sparkling,Brut,Cabernet,Cabernet Shiraz,Method Traditionale,Muscat,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Sparkling Rose,Fortified,Dessert,Rose
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:7 days 10am-5pm

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday
  • Established:1986
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Kids Play Area,Picnic Facilities,Functions,Wheelchair Access
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Winemaker:Janice McDonald, Mark Bailey
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Medium (50,000-499,999 cases)
  • Brands:Howard Park Wines
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes. Disabled parking, no stairs, wheelchair-friendly walkways, disabled wheelchair-friendly bathrooms

Description

Since 1986 Howard Park has handcrafted wines of provenance and elegance.

The Howard Park cellar door is a must-see destination in Margaret River, as one of the foremost architectural buildings in the region. The visitor experience is the culmination of one family’s vision, two generations, two wine regions and four vineyards.

Howard Park is the biggest producer of sparkling wines in West Australia, and the only winery in Margaret River to make Champagne-method in-house.

The winery was commended for its architecture by the Royal Australian Institute of Architects in 2000, and judged among the nation’s top 12 buildings by The Sydney Morning Herald. It incorporates traditional Feng shui principles with a contemporary Australian aesthetic.

Calling two wine regions home – Margaret River and Great Southern – has allowed Howard Park to emerge as an Australian leader in crafting Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir and methode traditionelle sparkling wines.

This breadth of wine and commitment to pursuing the highest quality fruit makes Howard Park one of the most memorable tasting experiences in Margaret River. Visits are unique & comprehensive in their multi-regional approach.

Set on 138 hectares of vines and native bushland, less than 5 minutes from the town of Cowaramup, the property is a spectacular place to witness the changing of the seasons. The meandering driveway reveals the striking winery building, nestled among native Marri & Jarrah trees.

The Cellar Door itself is surrounded by spacious lawn areas, where guests are invited join one of many annual events, or bring a picnic, borrow a blanket, a bocce set and enjoy a glass of wine under the sun.

Ironwood Estate Wines

A breathtaking undulating vineyard set beside the ancient Porongurup Range known for its highly-awarded, pure, cool climate wines and picture-perfect views from its delightful cafe.

  • Open Days/times:Cellar door & Café: Wed to Mon 11am to 5pm
  • Wine Variety:Dessert,Cabernet,Rose,Shiraz,Sparkling,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Merlot,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc
  • Wine Region:Great Southern

Details

  • Lunch Open:Holidays,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Vineyards:5 hectares
  • Winemaker:Wignalls Wines (Michael Perkins
  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday
  • Established:1996
  • Facilities:Light Food,Cellar Door
  • Cases Produced:2500 cases
  • Great Southern:Porongurup

Description

Ironwood Estate is nestled in the heart of the ancient Porongurup Range; an 1100-million year-old granite range that was once a forest island. Established in 1996 by Mary and Eugene Harma, 'Ironwood' earned its name thanks to the ironstone outcrops on the hills, and the stands of Jarrah and Redgum. Planted in unique mineral-rich soils, the estate's cool-climate elevation and local terroir yields intense, varietal fruit flavours in wines with known for their distinctive clean palate. Ironwood Estate is dedicated to consistent quality, from the hand selection of their grapes through the vinification, maturation and bottling of their fine wines.

The Wines

The wine range is focused toward the varieties best suited to the Porongurup area, specifically dry Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz and Cabernet blends.  Wines can be tasted and purchased at the estate's cellar door, open Wednesday to Monday 11am - 5pm.

The Food

Bailey, the friendly labradoodle, welcomes visitors at Ironwood's cosy cafe which boasts stunning views of the Porongurup and vineyard lake and serves light meals, cakes and coffees. Open Wednesday to Monday 11am - 5pm.

Halliday Rating

4.5 Stars

 

Jingalla Wines

Discover the wines of charismatic duo, Shelley and Barry Coad, who grow distinct Great Southern styles (that sell out quickly) from their high altitude vineyard by the Porongurup Range.

  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Wine Variety:Fortified,Cabernet Sauvignon,Muscat,Riesling,Shiraz,Sparkling,Cabernet,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
  • Open Days/times:Appointment only

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Appointment Only
  • Great Southern:Porongurup
  • Cases Produced:2000 cases
  • Vineyards:9 hectares
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Jingalla Wines is situated on the northern slopes of the Porongurup Range with a 450 metre elevation, 50km north of Albany. Established by Geoff and Nita Clarke in 1979, 'Jingalla' is an Aboriginal term meaning moon or crescent shape, which describes the shape of the property, below the granite domes of the Porongurup National Park. Now owned and operated by Barry and Shelley Coad, the vineyard enjoys deep granitic loam soils, a high average rainfall and a refreshing, green climate, ensuring a consistent high quality of fruits and wines.

The Wines

Enjoy the distinctive varietal and regional characteristics of Jingalla's Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, Tawny Port and Muscat.

Cellar Door

The cellar door is open by appointment only. When new vintages are released at the start of each year, walk-in visitors are welcomed. Contact Jinjalla Wines for details.

 

Larry Cherubino Wines

Halliday’s wine maker of the year (XXXX) and Australian Winery of the Year & Best Value Winery (2011, 2017), making site-driven wines from six speciality vineyards, with modern cellar door.

  • Wine Variety:Sparkling,Rose,Dessert,Merlot,Merlot Blend,Merlot Cabernet,Pinot Chardonnay,Pinot Gris,Pinot Noir,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Semillon,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Shiraz Cabernet,Syrah,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Gewurztraminer,Grenache,Grenache Shiraz,Malbec,Botrytis Riesling,Cabernet,Cabernet Malbec
  • Wine Region:Greater Perth
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door (winter): Tue to Sat 11am to 6pm, Sun & Mon 11am to 5pm; (summer) Daily 10am to 6pm

Details

  • Vineyards:120
  • Winemaker:Larry Cherubino, Andrew Siddell, Matt Buchan
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Cases Produced:8000
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Facilities:Appointment Only,Functions,Gallery,Picnic Facilities
  • Established:2005

Description

In response to COVID-19, Larry Cherubino Wines are providing free delivery for all online orders in March and April 2020. For every online order they are giving a $49 voucher to put towards your next one.

One of WA’s most awarded winemakers, Larry Cherubino Wines makes an expressive range from a collection of estate-owned vineyards in Margaret River, Pemberton and the Great Southern (Frankland River, Mount Barker and Porongurup areas). The label began in Frankland River in 2004 when Larry and wife, Edwina purchased an historic property called Riversdale. The inaugural 2005 vintage wines were made in the family’s spare room! These days they are made in a well-equipped winery in Margaret River.

Larry Cherubino Wines was named James Halliday’s Australian Winery of the Year in 2011, and also Australia’s Best-Value Winery by Halliday in 2017. Winemaker Larry Cherubino has a string of Winemaker of the Year nominations with leading Australian and UK wine media.

The Wines
Following the belief that great wines are made in the vineyard, Larry Cherubino Wines are made from six specialty vineyards in Western Australia’s leading south-west wine regions. The wines are estate-grown and the vineyards follow a mix of principles from the schools of organics and traditional farming with the aim to encourage the vines to exist in a healthy ecosystem, for plant health. The range has a characterful selection of site-driven examples of Riesling and Chardonnay, alongside alternative varieties including Fiano and Pinot Blanc. Classic Cabernet and Shiraz are made too.

Wine Tasting
Enjoy a seasonal range of wines for tasting at all times alongside a selection of cellar door exclusives. An enomatic machine holds a curated range of rare back vintage wines which can be enjoyed as educational (and highly enjoyable) flights. Private tastings in the board room or barrel room can be booked in advance for groups. Antipasti and dinners are available by special arrangement.

If you want a good laugh, ask Larry about the dog in the bedroom incident. It all happened to a mate of his apparently!!

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars
 

Lenton Brae Wines

A boutique, family-owned winery and internationally-acclaimed regional hero, whose classical cellar door with bell towers is one of Margaret River’s most impressive architecture icons.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Dessert,Shiraz,Chardonnay,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Rose
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: 10am to 5pm daily

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Facilities:Dogs Welcome,Picnic Facilities,Wheelchair Access,Cellar Door
  • Vineyards:9 acres

Description

This boutique, family-owned and operated winery’s award-winning range has been delighting wine collectors since 1982. Lenton Brae was established by the Tomlinson Family, who sought help in selecting their site from Moss Wood founder Bill Pannell. With its sweeping views across the Wilyabrup valley and marvellous bell towers, the cellar door is considered an architectural icon of Margaret River.

The Wines
Lenton Brae excels in the Margaret River specialities of Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. The wines are consistently recognised as being amongst the best of their type, with awards at regional, state and national competitions. All production takes place onsite and is 100% handpicked, with the wines made in small batches with minimal intervention. Margaret River’s famous Semillon Sauvignon Blanc blend has a long history at the estate and in 2016 celebrated 30 consecutive vintages of the wine.

Wine Tasting
Taste the wine range from a unique viewing platform that overlooks the fully-operating winery. For something extra special, the $10 experience includes a tour of the winery and tasting in the barrel room and is available Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Unique Highlights
Five locally-made bells are housed in the cellar door’s stunning bell towers. They chime on the quarter hour with the well-known Westminster Chimes, associated with Grandfather clocks and London’s Big Ben.

Halliday Rating
5 Black Stars

Lilac Hill Estate

Based at the historic Valencia cellars and close to the Lilac Hill park which regularly hosts International Cricket tour matches - just north of Guildford. Wine styles include Zinfandel and Verdelho.

  • Wine Region:Swan District
  • Wine Variety:Dessert,Fortified,Sparkling,Chardonnay,Merlot,Chenin Blanc,Rose,Sherry,Viognier,Port,Shiraz,Verdelho,Cabernet
  • Open Days/times:Tue to Sun 10:30am to 5pm

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Cellar Door Open:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Winemaker:Stephen Murfit
  • Cases Produced:15 000 cases
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Principal Stephen Murfit was in the Royal Australian Army until he took leave to assist his parents with a newly-acquired winery and vineyard. He was so impressed with the business that he and wife Amaya now make wine for 10 growers, as well as their own Lilac Hill label. Along with Zinfandel and Verdelho, the range includes Chenin, Chardonnay, Cabernet Merlot, Merlot and Semillon.

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