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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.

Black Swan Winery & Restaurant

Enjoy one of the Perth’s best restaurants and premium food and wine experiences in the valley, a stunning rural setting and floor to ceiling panoramic views of the Darling Ranges.

  • Wine Region:Swan District
  • Open Days/times:Restaurant: Open 7 days per week for lunch - 11.30 - til close. Evenings - Friday & Saturday Diners - 5pm - til close.
  • Wine Variety:Fortified,Dessert,Cabernet Franc,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Classic Dry White,Merlot,Muscat,Rose,Shiraz,Sparkling

Details

  • Winemaker:Rob Marshall
  • Established:Purchased in 1998
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Micro (1-999 cases)
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Dinner Open:Friday,Saturday
  • Cases Produced:3000 cases
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Restaurant

Description

Black Swan Winery and Restaurant sits on a property formerly known as “Gidney’s Corner”.

Husband and wife team, Barry Scrivener and Robyn Meloury purchased Black Swan in 1998 and converted the property to a “restaurant within a winery”. The venue is purposely built for guests to capture fantastic views of vineyards, the Darling Ranges and adjacent rural surroundings. The design and building materials reflect a style and blend of rustic Australian ambience.

The vines were mostly planted in 1941, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Shiraz, Merlot, Chenin & Chardonnay and later, Shiraz. The first vintage in 2001 reaped gold medals for the Cabernet Sauvignon and the Cabernet Franc at the 2002 Swan Valley Wine Show.

The panoramic views of the Darling Ranges are matched only by the fresh, seasonal produce on the menu, offering freshly-baked bread served with truffle oil to a drool-worthy red wine-braised beef cheek and seasonal delights. Chef’s gardens are established throughout of the property, providing much of the kitchen’s needs for organic herbs. 

Carldenn Homestead Wines

A small family winery with an expansive range of vintage wines to be enjoyed whilst relaxing at the open bar and on handcrafted jarrah picnic tables on the ridge of the stunning Bickley Valley.

  • Wine Variety:Classic Dry White,Port,Semillon,Sparkling,Cabernet Merlot,Chardonnay,Chardonnay Semillon,Shiraz
  • Wine Region:Perth Hills
  • Open Days/times:Weekends & public holidays 9am to 5pm

Details

  • Perth Hills:Bickley Valley
  • Cellar Door Open:Holidays,Saturday,Sunday
  • Established:1998
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Picnic Facilities
  • Vineyards:0.5 hectares
  • Winemaker:Bella Ridge Estate (Alon Arbel)
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cases Produced:700 cases

Description

As Kalamunda locals, Dennis and Carline Humphrey are no strangers to the terrain of the Perth Hills. With encouragement from local wine guru Peter Fimmel, Chardonnay and Semillon varieties were first planted in 1998 on the famous Red Gum soil high on the western ridge of the Bickley Valley.

The Wines

Carldenn Homestead Wines offer an expansive variety of reds, whites and sparkling wines designed to appeal to any palette. Each vintage has a unique character with different complexities, from the fresh fruit and creamy finish of the unwooded Chardonnay to the full-bodied, bold and delicious Shiraz.

Cellar Door

Located amongst the bushland of Walliston, Carldenn Homestead's cellar door includes an open bar and picnic area with handcrafted jarrah tables made by Dennis himself. After eating and drinking, you are free to wander amongst the vines. 

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

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

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

Empire Estate

Located within the Empire Retreat and Spa, these wines of distinction are exclusive to visitors and guests of the renowned spa retreat and luxurious accommodation.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Chardonnay,Classic Dry White
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Established:1997
  • Facilities:Accommodation,Cellar Door
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Vineyards:12 acres
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Empire Spa Retreat provides is renowned for its luxurious accommodation and rejuvenating spa treatments.

Established in 1997, the Estate is nestled amongst tranquil pastures and undisturbed bushland with 12 acres dedicated to vine. Located on the most fertile part of the property, the sandy loam soil has a strong limestone sub-base producing top quality wines.

The Empire philosophy is synonymous with style and this extends to their wines. High-quality fruit production is prioritised over yield, resulting in highly-drinkable, full-flavoured, award-winning wines.

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:Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Classic Dry White,Pinot Gris,Sauvignon Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Shiraz,Sparkling
  • 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

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. 

Forester Estate

Surrounded by huge Eucalypt trees, Forester Estate is a new-generation, family-owned and operated winery producing award-winning wines in a Northern Margaret River style.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Classic Dry White,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Sparkling,Brut,Rose
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:Cellar Door at Rivendell - Thursday to Monday 11am to 5pm

Details

  • Established:2001
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Cases Produced:25000
  • Vineyards:33.5 hectares
  • Winemaker:Kevin McKay, Todd Payne
  • Size & Year:Established 2001 - 2010,Medium (50,000-499,999 cases)
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

Built in 2002, Forester Estate focuses on making wines that showcase northern Margaret River’s wine style, leaning towards lighter, fruitier white wines and finely structured, elegant reds.

The vineyard was planted in 1995 and acquired by owners Kevin and Jenny McKay in 2001. The wines are made from estate-grown fruit and a selection of small “gems” of fruit sourced from the hills and valleys of nearby vineyards.

Magnificent Eucalypt trees surround the Estate, reminiscent of a thriving forestry trade, the primary industry of the region from the 1850s. The Estate still has a saw pit that was used by the original pioneers to mill timber, which was then transported by ox and cart to Yallingup-Siding, the nearby railway station. This timber, especially the hardwood Mahogany (Jarrah), was exported around the world. Even today, many streets of London lie on the Jarrah trees milled from the forests of Margaret River.

The name Forester Estate is derived from this history.

Wine Experiences
Cellar Door located at Rivendell Winery Estate

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

Hainault Vineyard & Cafe

Unwind on the verandah of this boutique, family-owned cellar door and dog-friendly cafe serving lunch platters full of organic produce and set with gorgeous views of the Bickley Valley.

  • Wine Region:Perth Hills
  • Wine Variety:Sparkling,Merlot,Gewurztraminer,Pinot Noir,Semillon,Semillon Chardonnay,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Classic Dry White,Rose,Cabernet Merlot

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday
  • Lunch Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday
  • Established:1980
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Light Food,Functions,Restaurant
  • Perth Hills:Bickley Valley
  • Vineyards:17 acres
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Nestled in Jarrah forest on the Darling Scarp at an elevation of 400 metres, Hainault is the highest vineyard in Western Australia, and is in one of the coldest parts of the State. The 17 acre property was replanted as a vineyard in 1978 by Peter Fimmel, one of the pioneers of the then infant Perth Hills Wine Region.

Owners Michael and Lyn Sykes purchased the vineyard in 2002, with an objective to produce premium quality varietal wines whilst further developing a style synonymous with the Perth Hills. The couple's relationship with the environment is signified in Hainault's logo of a Boobook owl, an animal native to the area, and viticulture and land management practices reflect their commitment to sustainability. Hainault also prides itself on being pet friendly, and it's common to see the Sykes family Kelpies at their cafe.

The Wines

All Hainault wines are made from estate grown, hand harvested fruit using minimal interventions. Among an extensive range, Hainault produces a traditional method Sparkling Pinot Noir, Semillon, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Rose, Cabernet Merlot Blend, and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Cellar Door

Wine tastings and cellar sales are available Saturday to Monday from 11am-5pm.

The Food

Open for lunch Saturday to Monday from 11am-5pm, the Hainault Cafe offers nibbles, platters, hearty mains and delicious desserts on a verandah overlooking the stunning vineyard. All food is prepared on premises and made to order using locally sourced organic produce whenever possible, and several vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options are available.

Harris River Estate

Join the Hillier family at this estate producing a range of sumptuous wines, beers, ciders and a tasty tapas, best enjoyed on the estate's cosy verandah!

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Classic Dry White,Merlot,Shiraz,Verdelho,Viognier,Sparkling,Fortified,Rose,Dessert,Port
  • Open Days/times:Wed to Sun 11am to 4pm
  • Wine Region:Central WA

Details

  • Established:2000
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Light Food,Picnic Facilities,Restaurant
  • Cellar Door Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Dinner Open:Wednesday,Friday,Saturday,Holidays
  • Lunch Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Vineyards:24 hectares
  • Winemaker:Jane Gilham
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases)
  • Cases Produced:2000

Description

Established in 2000 by the Hillier family, the estate is a single vineyard producer that also operates a microbrewery and accommodation from its premises. Situated 5km north of Collie, on the eastern border of the Geographe Wine Region, this prime location provides ironstone gravel soils and a cool altitude to enable production of premium wines with finesse and flavour.

The Wines

Harris River produce Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Merlot, Shiraz, Verdelho and Chardonnay. They also have the unique offer of purchasing wine in a keg, perfect for events or who like to keep their environment footprint minimal.

Cellar Door & Restaurant

Complimentary wine and beer tastings can be enjoyed alongside a tasty, seasonal tapas grazing menu. Open Wednesday to Sunday 12pm - 3:30pm. The restaurant is open for light, healthy breakfasts and tapas lunches from Friday to Sunday, 10am - 4pm. Visitors can dine alfresco on the verandah, have a picnic on the lawn, or sit inside the restaurant beside a cosy log fire.

 

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

Details

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

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. 

 

Jadran Wines

Enjoy a friendly chat with the owners while discovering 30+ fortified wines, table wines and liqueurs at their third-generation, family-run winery located within the idyllic Orange Grove.

  • Wine Region:Perth Hills
  • Wine Variety:Sparkling,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Merlot,Muscat,Port,Rose,Sauvignon Blanc,Sherry,Shiraz,Verdelho,Fortified,Cabernet Merlot,Classic Dry White
  • Open Days/times:Mon & Sat 10am to 7pm, Sun 11am to 6pm

Details

  • Perth Hills:Bickley Valley
  • Established:1929
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Winemaker:Steve Radojkovich, Paul Radojkovich
  • Size & Year:Established 1901 - 1950
  • Breakfast Open:Monday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Vineyards:22 acres

Description

Jadran was established in 1914 by Vladimir (Wally) Radojkovich, who purchased 22 acres of land with a desire to establish a vineyard and create a winery. Since then, Jadran Wines has welcomed many generations of family members to the vineyard; most recently, Wally's grandson Paul in 1990. Jadran incorporates traditional and modern winemaking methods to create a distinctive character in the winery's expansive range which is made from fruit sourced locally and from the Western Australia's south-west. With a creative approach to winemaking, Jadran has won many medals in Wine Shows all over Australia.

The Wines

Jadran Wines' range includes over 30 different fortified, still, sparkling wines and liqueurs. The collection of ports and liqueurs is bursting with interesting and exciting flavours to discover.

Cellar Door

Father and son Stephen and Paul Radojkovich offer generous tastings of their wines, and are well known for their friendly chats, stories and knowledge. The cellar door is open 7 days a week.

Jarrah Ridge Wines

Taste multi award-winning wines, marinated olives and locally made cheeses, or stroll through some of the valley’s oldest vines. Winner of the "Best Small Producer" in the valley for 2017.

  • Wine Region:Swan District
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Classic Dry White,Merlot,Rose,Shiraz,Viognier,Riesling,Tempranillo,Zinfandel
  • Open Days/times:Weekends 10am-5pm

Details

  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Small (5,000-49,999 cases)
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday
  • Cases Produced:10 000
  • Vineyards:20.5 hectares

Description

Jarrah Ridge was established in 1996 and the cellar door built in 2006. It is extremely relaxing, giving you the chance to enjoy some of the culinary delights of the valley, along with the full range of current release wines and some older vintages.

Owners Mark Morton and Jimmy Wong carefully source their grapes from around the state, creating world-class full-bodied reds, rich zinfandel, exotic "ice wine" and liqueur, amazing sparkling and intensely perfumed whites full of regional and varietal characters.

Jarrah Ridge recently won the "Best Small Winery" Trophy and the "Best 2016 Shiraz" Class 13, Gold Medal which enabled the pair to clinch the big "Alan Dineen Memorial" trophy at the Swan Valley Wine Show 2017.

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

  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Gallery,Restaurant,Functions,Wheelchair Access
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Dinner Open:Saturday
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe
  • 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

Little River Winery

Bruno de Taste’s blends centuries of Bordeaux tradition and stunning wine with delicious French food and a warm unpretentious atmosphere for lunch the café or alfresco overlooking the vineyard.

  • Wine Variety:Shiraz,Viognier,Dessert,Fortified,Malbec,Port,Brut,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Classic Dry White
  • Wine Region:Swan District
  • Open Days/times:7 days 10am-5pm

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Tuesday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Restaurant
  • Cases Produced:N/A
  • Vineyards:N/A
  • Size & Year:Established 1800 - 1850

Description

Centuries of French tradition has been combined with WA’s rich soil to create a little piece of France right in the heart of the Swan Valley.  

Little River Winery prides itself on quality over quantity, producing wines with flavour and finesse using traditional French winemaking methods, no pesticides and minimum preservatives. The yield is lower due to the vineyard being non-irrigated, producing a higher concentration of flavour in smaller batches.

Alongside Little River Winery is the Little River Café, in which guests can accompany fine French wine with authentic French-inspired mouth-watering meals. Neira and Lucy have constructed a menu packed full of both light nibbles and hearty dishes for a delicious, unforgettable lunch. Relax in the charming, cosy café or overlook the luscious vineyard in the small but sweet courtyard. 

The unique and rustic winery also offers a beautiful, intimate setting for private, evening functions. Be wined and dined alongside the vineyard while taking in the ambience of the scenic Swan Valley.

Lunches are available every day except Wednesday and Thursday, from 12.00 pm - 4.00 pm weekdays and 12.00 pm - 5.00 pm weekends. Evening functions can also be booked.

THE BORDEAUX WAY

Grapes are carefully hand harvested and crushed immediately, then pressed in a traditional basket press. The juice is settled for debourdage at 2°C. for at least forty eight hours. Fermentation takes place at a constant 15° C with a secret selection of yeast strain added for each wine. No sulphur dioxide is used until after the fermentation is completed.

Chardonnay, Viognier and Marsanne are never wooded, but are kept on the fine lees, after a first racking, for several months. Noble Classic undergo a subtle wood aging for a short period.White Wines are usually bottled after eight months.

Vatting of the reds varies from year to year but is never less than two weeks and can be for up to a month. After vatting a light pressing is done after which the wine settles and undergoes malolactic fermentation in closed stainless steel tanks at between 15° and 18°C.

After a month or so the wines are transferred into French oak barrique for between fifteen and twenty four months.

 

Mandoon Estate

Settled on the banks of the Swan in the 1840s, Mandoon is an iconic destination for the region with cellar door, fine dining restaurant, outdoor deli, microbrewery, gallery and kids play area.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Verdelho,Chardonnay,Classic Dry White,Grenache,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon,Shiraz,Merlot,Sparkling,Rose
  • Wine Region:Swan District
  • Open Days/times:Restaurant: Wed – Sun Lunch, Fri – Sat Dinner, Sat - Sun Breakfast | Brewery: Sun – Thu 7:30am - 8:30pm, Fri - Sat 7:30am - 9:30pm

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Established:2008
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Gallery,Restaurant,Accommodation,Functions,Kids Play Area
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Breakfast Open:Saturday,Sunday
  • Dinner Open:Friday,Saturday
  • Lunch Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Winemaker:Ryan Sudano (Senior Winemaker)
  • Cases Produced:10000 cases

Description

Settled by John Septimus Roe soon after the establishment of the Swan River Colony, Mandoon Estate has significant heritage. In the language of the local aboriginals, it means “place of many trees.”

The picturesque ground is complete with a kid’s play area and gallery located in the property’s original homestead, cellar door, microbrewery and varied eating facilities, making it a popular destination for locals and tourists looking to unwind.

In the words of Sir James Stirling: “The richness of the soil, the bright foliage of the shrubs, the majesty of the surrounding trees, the abrupt and red coloured banks of the River occasionally seen, and the view of the blue summits of the mountains from which we were not far distant, made the scenery around this spot as beautiful as anything or kind I had ever witnessed.”

Mandoon Estate is located just 30 minutes from Perth CBD and accessible by both road and river, or just a scenic helicopter flight away! Or for the ultimate weekend away, stay in one of 32 beautifully appointed rooms at the Colony.

THE WINES

A block of Verdelho was first planted in 1895 and still produces grapes today, make it one of the oldest commercially used vineyards in Western Australia.

The winery has only been producing wine since 2010, all of which can be enjoyed at the award-winning cellar door. The focus is on creating a boutique range of premium wines from well-preserved low-yielding vineyards in the Swan Valley and other regions. Varieties include Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Verdelho, Riesling, Chardonnay, Grenache, Cabernet, Cabernet Merlot and Shiraz.

THE FOOD

Executive chef Michael Hartnell oversees the fine dining restaurant offering a modern Australian menu. For a more casual experience there’s an outdoor deli and bar offering pizza, roast meat on the spit and gourmet sausages, all located next to the children’s playground and gallery.

THE ‘HOMESTEAD’ MICROBREWERY

The ‘Homestead’ microbrewery remains the only brewery of its kind in Australia, using German manufactured Schulz brewing equipment to produce unique craft ales and cider.

TOURS & FUNCTIONS

Stunning grounds, a purpose-built function centre and private wine tasting cellar makes it possible to cater for all needs: a casual meal, intimate dinner, private tastings, wedding or gala ball. A range of experiences can be organised in advance, including corporate team building, bush tucker tasting packages, private tours, river cruises and scenic chopper flights. Extend your stay at the new 32 room luxe accommodation – The Colony.

ACCOMMODATION: THE COLONY

Enjoy one of 32 beautifully appointed rooms, overlooking the historic Verdelho vines and the banks of the Swan. This the perfect base from which to explore the valley, be it a lazy day on the Estate, a leisurely lunch, gourmet ramble and gallery hopping around the Valley, or bush walking and mountain biking in the nearby national parks.

Wild Swan Restaurant: Wed – Sun Lunch, Fri – Sat Dinner
Homestead Brewery: Sun – Thu 7:30am - 8:30pm Fri - Sat 7:30am - 9:30pm
The Lawn: Sat – Sun 11am - 5pm

Moombaki Wines

Taste distinctive, handcrafted wines and explore acclaimed local art at this delightful, 5 Star Halliday-rated family vineyard, set beside the picturesque Kent River, between Walpole and Denmark.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Franc,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Classic Dry White,Shiraz,Malbec
  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Mon to Sun 11am to 5pm

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Gallery
  • Cellar Door Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday
  • Established:1997
  • Great Southern:Denmark
  • Cases Produced:600 cases
  • Vineyards:2.4 hectares
  • Winemaker:David Britten
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Established in 1997 by David Britten and Melissa Boughey who relocated from Perth to bring their kids up with an idyllic country lifestyle. The property borders the pristine Kent River between Denmark and Walpole with low-yielding vines planted on a gentle north-facing slope with gravelly soils. The hands-on couple are meticulous in their selection of high-quality fruit, minimal intervention winemaking and precise oak handling.

Chardonnay, a Bordeaux style Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc/Malbec blend and a Shiraz are made.

Cellar Door

The estate offers complimentary wine tasting at its modern and relaxed cellar door, which also showcases a selection of artworks by resident artist (and co-owner) Melissa Boughey, inspired by the many diverse colours and forms of the Denmark region. Unique sculptural woodwork by Tony Docherty is also on show and the winery also hosts Art Trail exhibitions throughout the year. Open 7 days from 11am - 5pm.

Halliday Rating

5 Stars

 

Moondah Brook

Moondah Brook has no cellar door, but strives to produce youthful, crisp, fruit-driven wines with a distinctive flavour, due to much of the fruit being drawn from outside the region.

  • Wine Region:Swan District
  • Wine Variety:Dessert,Sparkling,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Classic Dry White,Merlot,Rose,Shiraz,Verdelho

Details

  • Facilities:No Cellar Door

Description

Part of the Accolade Wines Group, Moondah Brook wines are vibrant, fresh and inexpensive and have a distinctive flavor as they draw part of the fruit from the Gingin vineyard north of the Swan Valley and also from Margaret River and Great Southern. 

Moondah Brook is known for two popular wines. The Verdelho has an intense aroma of tropical fruits, citrus, florals and hints of musk and orange blossom. The deep Cabernet Sauvignon has a brilliant purple colour and has an intense fragrance of red berries and a hint of spearmint. 

Oakover Grounds

A day at Oakover is a delightful way to spend some time with the family in a relaxed environment with picturesque views over the grounds.

  • Wine Variety:Fortified,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Classic Dry White,Merlot,Verdelho,Viognier,Cabernet,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Malbec,Muscat,Petit Verdot,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Rose,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Tempranillo,Vermentino
  • Wine Region:Swan District
  • Open Days/times:Restaurant: Wed – Sun, Breakfast from 8am & Lunch from 11:30am | Cellar Door: Wed – Sun 11:00am - 3:30pm

Details

  • Lunch Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Facilities:Functions,Cellar Door,Light Food,Kids Play Area
  • Breakfast Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Cellar Door Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Established:1929

Description

Choose to dine in their eclectic industrial style restaurant or on the patio while you partake in an afternoon of coffee, wine and a bite to eat. Plus, their kitchen serves the best local produce designed with you in mind. Children aren't forgotten with a range of kids meals that will satisfy even the smallest of mouths.

There is plenty of entertainment for the kids - with the chance to cruise the lake with our free paddle boats, play the Giant Connect Four, engage in a round of totem tennis, or take on the other kids with a game of backyard cricket. If more of a challenge is needed, ask one of our staff for our Nature Hunt activity - it's great after lunch fun or just let them run in the wide open spaces.

Olive Farm Wines

The heritage of WA’s oldest winery, four-generations of family ownership and the ‘dream’ cellar door including a decadent cheese emporium, makes for one unmissable Swan Valley experience.

  • Wine Variety:Brut,Muscat,Petit Verdot,Pinot Gris,Port,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Semillon,Shiraz,Cabernet,Cabernet Franc,Cabernet Sauvignon,Cabernet Shiraz,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Chenin Verdelho,Classic Dry White,Gewurztraminer,Grenache,Grenache Shiraz,Malbec,Merlot,Method Traditionale,Fortified,Rose,Dessert,Sparkling,Shiraz Cabernet,Sparkling Rose,Sparkling Shiraz,Tempranillo,Verdelho,Viognier
  • Wine Region:Swan District
  • Open Days/times:Cellar Door: Mon to Sun 10am to 5pm, restaurant: Mon - Tue 10am to 5pm, Wed - Sun 10am to 5pm

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Established:1829
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Restaurant
  • Vineyards:24 acre
  • Lunch Open:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday
  • Winemaker:Anthony Yurisich
  • Size & Year:Established 1800 - 1850

Description

The Olive Farm property dates back to 1829 and was established by an English botanist named Thomas Waters who brought grapevine cuttings and olive trees with him when he settled in Perth. He planted the olive trees first, hence the name, but wine was soon produced, with the first vintage in 1834. (Much of which became currency for bartering with the local shopkeepers!)

In 1933, Ivan Yurisich purchased the property. He had immigrated from Yugoslavia at the turn of the century and after working in the Goldfields and outback of WA, decided to try his hand at winemaking. The property has remained in the family for four generations.

The Wines
Historically, The Olive Farm made fortified wines which were sold by the cask to the Goldfields in Western Australia. The winery become one of the first in WA to produce Traditional Method Sparkling wines back in the 1960s. These remain a core of range which is now named ‘Olivine’.

Still table wines were introduced in the 1970s and achieved great success in the local wine shows. The current range is diverse, with over 35 sweet to dry white, red, sparkling and fortified wines. There are all the Swan Valley classics, along with some other surprise varieties like Tempranillo, Traminer, Durif and Cabernet Franc.

Wine Tasting
The Yurisich family built their ‘dream’ winery and cellar door in 2007. It is set on a 24-acre property in the heart of the Swan Valley and has received significant awards for its architecture and interior design. Visitors are welcome to sample from the full range of wines, with tastings available 10am – 5pm daily. A walking tour of the vineyard and winery can be booked in advance, it begins at 10.30am.

Unique Highlights: The Cheese
Taste and graze from a selection of over 75+ different international and local benchmark cheeses at the family’s Cheese Barrel Café. Just metres from the cellar door, this architecturally-designed gem of a property is a place of wine and cheese-lovers’ dreams. The all-day menu is both flexible and generous, with cheeseboards starting from $35-$40. Free cheese tastings are available too. They are best experienced between 10am and 1pm before it gets too busy. Families, children and even dogs are welcome.

The Cheese Barrel Café is open 10am – 5pm Monday and Tuesday, and 10am-5pm Wednesday to Sunday.

Sandalford Wines - Margaret River

One of Australia’s oldest and largest family-owned wineries, the Margaret River rammed-earth cellar door is surrounded by beautiful, country gardens, vines and native forest.

  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: 10am to 5pm daily. Restaurant: 12pm to 2:45pm daily.
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Sparkling,Fortified,Dessert,Botrytis Semillon,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Classic Dry White,Merlot,Merlot Blend,Rose,Sauvignon Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Shiraz,Shiraz Cabernet,Syrah,Verdelho,Viognier

Details

  • Brands:Margaret River Range, Estate Reserve, Prendiville Reserve, Element Range
  • Cases Produced:60000 Cases
  • Established:1840
  • Vineyards:300ha
  • Winemaker:Hope Metcalf
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Picnic Facilities,BBQ Facilities,Dogs Welcome
  • Size & Year:Medium (50,000-499,999 cases),Established 1800 - 1850
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup

Description

Sandalford has been making superb West Australian wines for over 175 years. While the primary property is in the Swan Valley, the Margaret River cellar door is worth visiting, a cleverly-designed space made from rammed earth, surrounded by beautiful, country gardens, vines and native forest. Open daily from 10am to 5pm, a pergola and onsite BBQs make Sandalford a lovely place for a picnic with the family.

A Notable History
Sandalford was established in 1840 in the early days of the Perth colony’s settlement. The property was granted to WA’s first Surveyor General John Septimus Roe by Queen Victoria, to honour his 57 years of Service to the Commonwealth. He named it Sandalford after a priory in his original home of Birkshire, England.

The property had a diverse agricultural history and originally thrived growing table grapes, which became a lucrative export. Winemaking accelerated after World War II with a growing community of Croatian and Italian migrants bringing vast knowledge and techniques to the young Swan Valley wine industry. In 1970 the Roe family expanded to Margaret River, planting a vineyard on prime land in Wilyabrup.

In 1990, Sandalford was acquired by the Prendiville family, who own a portfolio of iconic tourism and hospitality establishments around WA. The Prendiville’s have invested significantly in the brand, the wines and the impressive estate.

The Wines
Sandalford makes five ranges of wines from its vineyards in the Swan Valley and Margaret River. There are over 25 wines, including sparkling, red, white, dessert and fortified wines. The winery incorporates the state-of-the-art-technology, while retaining winemaking traditions, such as small batch fruit processing and using the best quality French and American oak.

Wine Tasting
The entire Sandalford wine range (and often some other special wines) can be tasted at their Margaret River cellar door and grand Swan Valley estate. The Margaret River cellar door is a cleverly-designed space, made from rammed earth. It is surrounded by beautiful, country gardens, vines and native forest.

Unique Highlights
A pergola and onsite BBQs make Sandalford a lovely place for a picnic with the family.

Open daily from 10am to 5pm.

Sandalford Wines - Swan Valley

One of Australia’s oldest and largest family-owned wineries, Sandalford is an immaculate property and local icon, boasting a grand cellar door, highly-acclaimed restaurant and famous wine cruise.

  • Wine Region:Swan District
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Classic Dry White,Merlot,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Shiraz,Shiraz Cabernet,Verdelho,Dessert,Fortified,Sparkling,Botrytis Semillon,Merlot Blend,Sauvignon Blanc,Syrah,Viognier,Rose
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: 10am to 5pm daily. Restaurant: 12pm to 2:45pm daily.

Details

  • Facilities:Functions,Cellar Door,Restaurant,Dogs Welcome
  • Established:1840
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Vineyards:4000 acres
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Cases Produced:60000 cases
  • Size & Year:Medium (50,000-499,999 cases),Established 1800 - 1850

Description

Sandalford has been making superb West Australian wines for over 175 years. The primary property is the grand Swan Valley estate and offers an array of tours, courses and food & wine experiences. There is also the cellar in Margaret River, surrounded by beautiful, country gardens, vines and native forest.

A Notable History
Sandalford was established in 1840 in the early days of the Perth colony’s settlement. The property was granted to WA’s first Surveyor General John Septimus Roe by Queen Victoria, to honour his 57 years of Service to the Commonwealth. He named it Sandalford after a priory in his original home of Birkshire, England.

The property had a diverse agricultural history and originally thrived growing table grapes, which became a lucrative export. Winemaking accelerated after World War II with a growing community of Croatian and Italian migrants bringing their extensive knowledge and wine-making techniques to the young Swan Valley wine industry. In 1970 the Roe family expanded to Margaret River, planting a vineyard on prime land in Wilyabrup.

In 1990, Sandalford was acquired by the Prendiville family, who own a portfolio of iconic tourism and hospitality establishments around WA. The Prendiville’s have invested significantly in the brand, the wines and the impressive estate.

The Wines
Sandalford makes five ranges of wines from its vineyards in the Swan Valley and Margaret River. There are over 25 wines, including sparkling, red, white, dessert and fortified wines. The winery incorporates the state-of-the-art-technology, while retaining winemaking traditions, such as small batch fruit processing and using the best quality French and American oak.

Wine Tasting
The entire Sandalford wine range (and often other special wines) can be tasted at their Swan Valley and Margaret River estates. The grand Swan Valley cellar door is one of the largest in Western Australia and is open daily from 10am to 5pm.

Tour / Cruise
Have you ever travelled to Sandalford Estate, Swan Valley by river boat? Perth’s Famous Wine Cruise with Captain Cook Cruises is the ultimate way to reach our vineyard.  Cruise into the picturesque upper reaches of the Swan Valley as you sample fine wines from the Swan Valley before disembarking at Sandalford Estate’s private jetty for an exclusive behind the scenes tour, video presentation and Flight of Wines wine tasting. A gourmet 2 course lunch is presented onsite before a dessert buffet and afternoon tea is served back on board the vessel. Live entertainment follows as you enjoy complimentary wine on the return cruise.

The Restaurant
The multi-award-winning Restaurant has a rustic ambience of limestone, wood and a grand open fireplace, and alfresco encased by 125-year-old vines and vast vineyard views. The a la carte menu showcases fresh regional produce sourced from around WA, including Abrohlos Island Scallops, Rottnest Island Tuna, Cone Bay Barramundi, Linley Valley Lamb and Blackwood Valley Beef. Look out for a special selection of rare museum wines that can be enjoyed with meals. Open daily for lunch from midday.

Unique Highlights
Sandalford’s Winemaker Apprenticeship takes place on Saturdays and is another once-in-a-lifetime experience. A winery tour teaches the theory to prepare for the practical exam of wine blending. It’s the chance to get creative and make your own original WA wine. The process is endlessly entertaining and informative too. Sandalford experts judge all of the blends, then the whole tour group get to share them over lunch.

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

Smallwater Estate

Visit one of Geographe region’s most awarded boutique wineries, featuring a quaint restaurant serving fresh, estate-grown marron and local produce to complement their distinct premium wines.

  • Wine Variety:Rose,Cabernet,Chardonnay Semillon,Classic Dry White,Shiraz Cabernet,Fortified,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Shiraz,Zinfandel
  • Wine Region:Geographe
  • Open Days/times:Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10am-4pm

Details

  • Facilities:Functions,Kids Play Area,Wheelchair Access,Dogs Welcome,Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday
  • Geographe:Donnybrook
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes
  • Brands:Smallwater Estate
  • Cases Produced:1,500-2,499
  • Established:1993
  • Vineyards:5 hectares
  • Winemaker:Bruce Dukes

Description

Nestled on the hillside of Newlands just south of Donnybrook, Smallwater Estate was purchased by John Small in 1993 with the intention of developing a marron farm and a vineyard to grow contract grapes. For ten years the grapes were supplied to established wineries, with Smallwater wine (a tiny parcel of Zinfandel) made in 2006.

The near-perfect Mediterranean climate of the Geographe region is ideally suited to growing quality grapes. The estate's abundance of pure, fresh water and sunny days also permit for the estate's production of award-winning wines that are characteristic of the area.

The Wines

Varieties include unwooded and barrel-fermented Chardonnays, Rose made from Zinfandel, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and a Vintage Port. 

Cellar Door

Just 15 minutes drive south of Donnybrook, enjoy tastings of the dynamic, estate-grown wines, set with views of the vineyard, marron dams and hillsides of Newlands at the Smallwater cellar door. Open Saturday 11am - 4pm Sunday 

The Venue

The Restaurant and Deck area are perfect for event and venue hire, and we can arrange catering for weddings, parties or just group bookings.

 

Stormflower Vineyard

Discover highly-respected, certified organic wines over a relaxed seated tasting, or on a picnic rug in the gardens, at this sustainably focused vineyard, just 15 minutes north of Margaret River.

  • Wine Variety:Classic Dry White,Cabernet Sauvignon,Cabernet Shiraz,Chardonnay,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Shiraz,Dessert
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:7 days 11am-5pm

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Holidays,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Cases Produced:2500 cases
  • Vineyards:9 hectares
  • Winemaker:Stuart Pym
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Facilities:Dogs Welcome,Organic (Certified),Cellar Door
  • Established:2007

Description

NASAA Certified Organic since 2016, this boutique winery is known for superb-quality, sustainably made wines from their exceptional vineyard in Wilyabrup. The vineyard was planted in the mid 1990s. Stormflower acquired the property in 2007 progressed along the path of natural vineyard management, culminating in organic certification. The wines are textural and structured and perfect for pairing with food. Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, Cabernet Sauvignon and a Sparkling wine are made.

Cellar Door

The minimalist, understated cellar door continues the sustainable philosophy, with its natural feel and tasting table made from a Marri tree that blew down during a storm in 2013. The cellar door offers seated tastings, reflecting the winemakers’ preference to enjoy wines in an environment that is simple, welcoming and unhurried. Post-tasting, grab one of Stormflower’s picnic rugs and enjoy a glass of wine in the gardens.

The Laughin' Barrel

Located in the heart of the Swan Valley is this relaxed, family-friendly winery and restaurant serving hearty meals and generous wines with friendly hospitality and playground the kids will love.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Classic Dry White,Muscat,Port,Rose,Shiraz
  • Wine Region:Swan District

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Light Food
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

The Laughin' Barrel (renamed under new ownership in 2010), is a casual winery and restaurant in the heart of the Swan Valley wine region. Owners Brian and Sharon have been in hospitality for 20 years. The business name reflects their aim to bring fun and laughter to the Valley.

The Wines

Varieties include Sparkling Chardonnay, Classic White, Chenin, Chardonnay, Rose, Classic Red, Cabernet Merlot, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tawny Port and Muscat. All wines can be tasted at the estate's cellar door alongside gourmet cheese platters from 10am - 5pm Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, and 10am - 10pm on Friday.

The Food

The menu offers a changing array of hearty seasonal fare including homemade pies, fresh fish, local calamari and gourmet pizzas. The cafe area also features a large playground and lawn, along with a paved alfresco dining area overlooking 12 acres of picturesque vines. The cafe is open Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 10am - 5pm, and Friday 10am - 10pm.

 

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