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Arimia Winery

Gourmet Traveller’s #1 WA Regional Restaurant (2018), this self-sufficient winery operates ‘off the grid’ creating diverse, acclaimed wines, best enjoyed at its honest and inviting cellar door.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Fortified,Shiraz,Verdelho,Zinfandel,Mourvedre,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Grenache,Merlot,Petit Verdot
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Thu to Mon 10am to 5pm. Restaurant: Thu - Mon 12pm to 3pm.

Details

  • Lunch Open:Monday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Vineyards:7 hectares
  • Facilities:Dogs Welcome,Functions,Organic (Certified),Wheelchair Access,Restaurant,Accommodation,Cellar Door
  • Brands:Arimia
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes, all same level
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Winemaker:Mark Warren
  • Cases Produced:3685
  • Established:1998

Description

A boutique winery that operates ‘off the grid’, Arimia was established in 1997 by Ann Spencer. Located in the north end of Margaret River, it makes the most of its superb environment, surrounded by the untouched Cape Naturaliste National Park and the Indian Ocean, to make an innovative range of estate-grown wines.

The vineyard follows organic practices and grows a diverse mix of grapes, from Margaret River’s classics of Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon through to Mourvedre, Zinfandel and Verdehlo.

Wine Tasting

One of the most authentic food and wine experiences to be found in Margaret River,

the acclaimed wine range can be sampled at the relaxed cellar door, built primarily using recycled and plantation timber.

The Food

Awarded ‘Gourmet Traveller Regional Restaurant of the Year’ 2018, Arimia’s menu comes mostly from farm-grown produce including pork and trout raised on the 55ha property. The kitchen, headed by chef Evan Hayter is dedicated to utilising entire animals, with a no-waste approach that encourages creativity. Bookings are highly recommended. Open Thursday to Tuesday for lunch.

Halliday Rating

4.5 Stars

Arthur Wines

Discover Rob and Tash Arthur’s handmade, small-batch Margaret River fortified wines, made with rustic methods for wine enthusiasts who are curious to try something new.

  • Open Days/times:Cellar Door by appointment only
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Fortified,Muscat,Semillon Chardonnay,Shiraz,Tempranillo

Details

  • Brands:Arthur
  • Winemaker:Tash & Rob Arthur
  • Established:2010
  • Size & Year:Established 2001 - 2010
  • Facilities:Appointment Only
  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe

Description

Established in 2010 by Rob and Tash Arthur, Arthur Wines specialises in making fortified wines in the heart of the Margaret River wine region. Winemaker Tash developed a keen interest in fortified wines whilst working in Portugal and Rutherglen and Rob previously worked at Leeuwin estate.

The main wines, named ‘Glass Slipper’ and ‘Ruby Slipper’, are made with premium, mostly handpicked fruit, fermented with the addition of brandy spirit and aged on lees in Cognac barrels.

The estate produce 'Glass Slipper', a white fortified made with handpicked Chardonnay and Semillon and aged on lees in Cognac barrels. A Muscat is made too.

Wines are available at selected outlets across the state. Cellar door by appointment only.

 

Balingup Fruit Winery

Discover wines of a different kind at this quaint, packing shed cellar door on Balingup's main street, making award-winning, small batch ports and liqueurs with fruits from local orchards.

  • Wine Region:Blackwood River Valley
  • Wine Variety:Port,Fortified
  • Open Days/times:Fri to Sun 11am-3pm

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Cellar Door Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays

Description

A unique winery was established in 1992 with the lofty vision to create a range of ports and liqueurs made from the best local fruit growing in nearby orchards. This one-of-a-kind wine range has received awards at the Perth Royal Show awards every year since Birdwood Park opened its cellar door, and gained recognition from the National Australian Fruit Wine Awards in 2017.

The wines include a signature Cherry Port, as well as a range of liqueurs flavoured with Granny Smith apples, apricots, oranges, plums and more.  

Cellar Door

Set inside a quaint packing shed, the cellar door at Birdwood Park is open from Friday to Sunday from 11am-3pm on Balingup's main street, and on Friday evenings for the Balingup Night Markets.

Barrecas Wines

Located in country town Donnybrook, 40km South East of Bunbury, Barreca’s is family owned and operated, offering varieties of Shiraz, Barbera, Malbec, Zinfandel and Sangiovese.

  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Fri to Mon 10am to 5pm
  • Wine Variety:Fortified,Barbera,Cabernet Merlot,Chardonnay,Grenache,Malbec,Pinotage,Port,Sangiovese,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Viognier,Zinfandel
  • Wine Region:Geographe

Details

  • Vineyards:46 hectares
  • Winemaker:Iolanda Ratcliffe
  • Established:1994
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases)
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday
  • Geographe:Donnybrook

Description

After a work trip to his family's homeland of Italy in the early 1990s Fil Barreca, aged just 21, discovered his intrinsic connection to working in a vineyard and growing grapes on a highly innovative Sicilian winery. He took inspiration and passion back to Donnybrook and begun planting vines immediately establishing the winery in 1994.

With 46 hectares under vine the predominant varieties include Shiraz, cult favourite Barbera, Shiraz Malbec, Zinfandel, Sangiovese and many more.

The sparkling and fortified wines are proudly 100% estate bottled, including the Estate’s premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil which is produced from the Estates premium olive plantation.

Beckett's Flat | Five Stones

Enjoy delicious, food-friendly, vegan wines from this boutique, single-vineyard winery, plus photo gallery and special range of traditional method Sparkling at the owner-operated cellar door.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Fortified,Merlot,Semillon,Verdelho,Rose,Sparkling
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Accommodation,Dogs Welcome
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Margaret River:Treeton
  • Cases Produced:7000 cases
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Vineyards:13.6 hectares

Description

This delightful winery is located in the heart of Margaret River. Owners Noni and Bill Ilic are hands-on in all aspects of the business, from planting and tending the vines, winemaking and hand-selling their wines from the cellar door. Making premium wines is their passion, which happens to also be their business.

The Wines
The Beckett’s Flat vineyard was first planted in 1992. The vineyard is managed primarily with organic practices and the wines are all made on site in the pair’s small, but well-equipped winery.

Early success in Australian and overseas wine shows led the Ilic’s to focus their wines style toward making delicious, food-friendly, early drinking wines that are fruit-driven and elegant. The stunning range includes diverse styles from traditional method Sparkling White and Rosé to dry, crisp and fruity whites, elegant reds and even a White Port. Their Five Stones label is recognised for producing Australia’s finest Kosher and vegan-friendly wines.

Wine Tasting
The boutique Cellar Door is located just off Bussell Highway and open daily most days. Be sure to greet the doorman ‘Raff’, a Sable German Shephard. He especially loves visitors that throw a stick for him. Wines are very reasonably priced with generous case specials too. Cellar door open 10am to 5pm

Unique Highlights
Owner / Winemaker Bill’s other passion is photography and he has studied under renowned US photographers Fred Picker (Zone VI) and George de Wolfe. The cellar door doubles as a gallery showcasing Bill’s stunning images of the region in all its natural glory. A selection of old cameras and photographic equipment are exhibited too.

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
  • Cellar Door Open:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Micro (1-999 cases)
  • 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. 

Blackwood Crest Wines

  • (08) 9767 3029

Located amongst picturesque farmland and surrounded by tall timber is the oldest vineyard within the Blackwood Valley region and known for its award-winning wines.

  • Wine Variety:Fortified,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Semillon
  • Open Days/times:By appointment 10am-5pm
  • Wine Region:Blackwood River Valley

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Appointment Only
  • Cases Produced:1,500-2,499
  • Vineyards:East Boyup Brook, 8 hectares
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Brands:Blackwood Crest

Description

Established in 1976, Blackwood Crest Wines is the oldest vineyard and winery in the Blackwood Valley Wine Region, with the first vines of the Blackwood region planted within its vineyard. Owned and operated by region pioneers Max and Roslyn Fairbass, the winery can be found in traditional farmland country halfway between Boyup Brook and Kojonup, with over nine hectares of vineyards.

Wine varieties at Blackwood Crest include Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz and Semillon. Winery visits by appointment only.

Bridgetown Winery

Situated on the Black River just 9km from Bridgetown townsite, handcrafted Shiraz, Cabernet, Sparkling and Fortified wines can be tasted at the cellar door, by appointment only.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Muscat,Port,Ruby Port,Shiraz,Sparkling Shiraz,Sparkling,Fortified
  • Wine Region:Blackwood River Valley
  • Open Days/times:Open by appointment most days 10am - 5pm

Details

  • Established:2003
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Vineyards:2 acres

Description

Bridgetown Winery is a stunning 14 acre property sitting alongside the Blackwood River.

Shiraz wines are produced from grapes grown on the property. Any other grape varieties used are from vineyards in the Blackwood Valley. The tawny and ruby ports are produced from Shiraz grapes grown on the property.

Priding itself on producing low-intervention wines, all fertilisers are certified organic and fining of the wine is done by filtering and animal products are not part of the fining process.

Wines were previously produced in the Estate’s pump shed until the winery expanded and opened a cellar door in 2014. The Cellar door is open by appointment only on most days from 10am to 5pm.
 

Brookwood Estate

Using 100% estate grown wines this down-to-earth family winery has grown from a sea-change adventure to a well-loved cellar door and café/restaurant destination in Margaret River.

  • Wine Variety:Rose,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Shiraz Cabernet,Chenin Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Sparkling,Fortified,Cabernet Sauvignon,Shiraz
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:Restaurant: 11am to 3pm, Cellar door: 11am until 4:30pm. Closed Mondays

Details

  • Wheelchair Access:Yes
  • Winemaker:Bronnley Cahill
  • Facilities:Wheelchair Access,Cellar Door,Restaurant
  • Margaret River:Treeton
  • Cases Produced:4500
  • Vineyards:6.1 hectares
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Established:1996
  • Lunch Open:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays

Description

In 1995 Trevor and Lyn Mann decided it was time for a sea change, relocating to Margaret River in pursuit of an adventure in viticulture. With their experience limited to sampling plenty of the product, but armed with a vision and loads of self-belief, they dived straight into their new journey and planted 10,000 young vines of Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. The first harvest in 1999 was a momentous occasion.

The vineyard follows biological farming principles and the wines are 100% estate grown and made. The team believe it’s the small things that make the big difference and make their wines extra special. These days daughter Bronnley Cahill is in the winemaking driver’s seat.

The Wines
Taking the best of the old world and new world approaches to winemaking, Brookwood Estate makes wines with minimal intervention to capture the essence of their vineyard. The range includes sweet through to dry wines sparkling.

Wine Tasting
Relaxed, fun and informative tastings are hosted in the wrought iron and wood cellar door daily from 11am to 4.30pm. A selection of gourmet produce including dukkah and local extra virgin olive oil is available for tasting as well. Group bookings can be arranged in advance, starting from $5 per guest.

The Food
The winery café/restaurant is a hidden gem in the region, serving a delicious and generous contemporary Australian menu to pair with the Brookwood Estate Wines. Relax on the verandah and take in sweeping vineyard views while you dine, open 11am to 3pm. (It’s enclosed and cosy in winter.)

 

Carilley Estate

Located in the heart of the valley, Carilley is renowned for its stunning grounds and restaurant serving modern Australian cuisine and a variety of wine, boutique beers and ciders.

  • Wine Region:Swan District
  • Wine Variety:Dessert,Fortified,Sparkling,Chardonnay,Cabernet Sauvignon,Verdelho,Chenin Blanc,Merlot,Shiraz,Viognier

Details

  • Facilities:Functions,Restaurant,Cellar Door,Kids Play Area
  • Cellar Door Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Lunch Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Dinner Open:Friday
  • Cases Produced:1500 cases
  • Established:1985
  • Vineyards:4.2 acres
  • Winemaker:John Griffiths
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Whether you decide to drop in to the cellar door or have lunch in the restaurant or alfresco sails area, everyone enjoys the lush vineyards, ancient gums, enchanting gardens and kid’s play area.

The Cellar door is open for tastings Thursday to Sunday and offers a wide variety of wines produced from the rich loamy soil on-site, including Chardonnay, Shiraz and Merlot. The Chenin and Viognier grapes are grown on the other side of the beautiful Susannah Brook. You can also enjoy estate-grown Olive Oil which is hand-picked, first pressed and organic.

Carilley Estate is managed by the award-winning Spices Group and is a popular venue for weddings and events. Outdoor events hosted in the alfresco area and the gardens, vineyards and olive groves make for an ideal setting for wedding ceremonies and photographs. 

Chestnut Grove Wines

Taste highly acclaimed Pinot Noir, Verdelho, Merlot and more from a boutique Manjimup wineries that is reimagining cool-climate wines in WA from their modern cellar door.

  • Wine Region:Southern Forests
  • Open Days/times:Open Mon to Fri, weekends by appointment
  • Wine Variety:Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Fortified,Rose,Dessert,Cabernet Merlot,Chardonnay,Merlot,Pinot Noir,Verdelho,Sparkling

Details

  • Cases Produced:15, 000
  • Vineyards:40 hectares
  • Winemaker:David Dowden
  • Facilities:Light Food,Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Friday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday

Description

What began as a passion for wine in 1987 for Vic Kordic has blossomed into an impressive operation with an award-winning wine range. Sons Mark and Paul Kordic now head the vineyard and make cool climate estate-grown and bottled wines with elegant and unique character from their boutique operation.

The Wines

The wines have a great depth of flavour and texture born from sensitive winemaking and fermentation with natural yeast in the Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs, reflective of Manjimup’s ideal growing conditions. The award-winning range also includes Verdelho, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and a Sparkling Merlot.

Cellar Door

Recently re-opened, the modern cellar door offers samples of Chestnut wines alongside their Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Verjuice from Monday-Friday 10am-4pm, and on weekends by appointment only.   

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

Details

  • 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
  • Margaret River:Treeton
  • Cases Produced:45000 cases
  • Vineyards:65 hectares
  • 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

Coward and Black Vineyards

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

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

Details

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

Description

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

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

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

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

Credaro Family Estate

A Tuscan-style estate and cellar door, owned and operated by one of Margaret River’s pioneering families, who came to the region from Northern Italy in 1922, bringing their wine traditions with them.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Shiraz,Sparkling,Fortified,Rose
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:10.30am-5pm Everyday

Details

  • Established:1993
  • Winemaker:Trent Kelly
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1901 - 1950
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Cases Produced:20000
  • Vineyards:8 hectares
  • Facilities:Cellar Door

Description

The Credaro Family have been making wine for their family since settling in Margaret River in the 1920s. Commercial operations began in the 1980s and these days the family manages 140 hectares of vines over seven vineyards throughout Margaret River.

The Credaro Family Estate Fragola (an Italian red variety) is a special wine, rich with family history. Cesar Credaro was the first generation of the family to reside in the Margaret River area in the 1920s. With the help of the family, he took some Fragola cuttings from a small vineyard in Yallingup where he worked and planted an acre at Carbunup, from which the family would make a parcel of wine every year for family and friends. The Fragola has evolved from site to site with each generation of the family, but a wine is made each year out of tradition!

The Wines
Credaro’s winemaking approach involves selecting the fruit best parcels from their vineyards to make the best regional wines each vintage. The grapes planted are Margaret River’s leading varieties; Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz and Merlot. Two special plots of Fragola and Gewurtztraminer are also planted. Credaro Family Wines make all of their wines onsite in their winery in Northern Margaret River.

The Tuscan-style Cellar Door is located 10 minutes from Dunsborough and takes in spectacular views of the Wildwood Valley, ideal for a picnic lunch on the Estate’s expansive, manicured lawn.


Halliday Rating
5 Black Stars

Donnelly River Wines

Discover 20+ different sweet to dry table and fortified wines from one of Pemberton’s earliest established wineries at a relaxed cellar door set with picturesque views and a “family business” charm.

  • Wine Variety:Semillon Chardonnay,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Shiraz Cabernet,Verdelho,Pinot Gris,Sparkling,Fortified,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Pinot Noir,Rose
  • Open Days/times:Fri to Mon 10am - 5pm
  • Wine Region:Southern Forests

Details

  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases)
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Functions

Description

Donnelly River Wines was one of the first in the region Pemberton wine region. Established on the Donnelly River in 1985, the property’s rich river flats, surrounding hills and tall Karri trees have proved ideal for premium viticulture; the vines benefitting from the dry, cool ripening period within the area.

The Wines

Donnelly River's range includes an approachable mix of sweet to dry red and white wines, prosecco and traditional method sparkling and classic port and muscat. Wines can be purchased at the Pemberton cellar door, the Donnelly warehouse in Joondalup or online.

Cellar Door

The popular rustic cellar door offers a relaxed atmosphere overlooking the picturesque vineyard to discover the extensive wine range. Open Friday to Monday 10am-5pm.

Downderry Wines

Share wine, cheese and a chat with Rex and Jan Hayes, a couple determined to realise Narrogin’s potential as a wine growing destination and have a cabinet full of Wheatbelt wine awards to prove it!

  • Open Days/times:Friday - Monday 11am and 5pm or by appointment.
  • Wine Variety:Sparkling,Fortified,Chenin Blanc,Semillon,Shiraz,Cabernet Sauvignon,Muscat,Tempranillo,Zinfandel
  • Wine Region:Central WA

Details

  • Brands:Downderry
  • Cases Produced:Less than 999
  • Established:2000
  • Vineyards:5.3 Hectares
  • Winemaker:Contract
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

Founded by Rex and Jan Hayes in 1997, Downderry vines grow on what was a working farm for many years. Originally the co-owner of Narrogin's local liquour store, Rex has always had a passion for the perfect drop and a determination to prove the well-matured loam and gravel over clay soils on his property could host healthy vines. The harvest season is truly a community affair at Downderry, with several local charities and sporting groups contributing to grape-picking.

The wines are made by Wine Society's Young Winemaker of the Year in 2013, Coby Ladwig of Rockcliffe's Wines.

The Wines

Varieties include an earthy Shiraz, Rose, Moscato, Sparkling and an award-winning Zinfandel. Downderry Wines has won more than 20 medals and trophies in the Wandering Wheatbelt Wine Awards.

Cellar Door

Enjoy teas and coffees alongside generous wine and cheese tastings at this quaint, family-friendly cellar door operated by the estate's friendly owners (and a handful of cuddly sheep and alpacas for kids to enjoy). Open Friday to Monday 11am - 5pm.

Unique Highlights

Caravaners are welcome to stay overnight on the grass for $5 a night (fee waived with the purchase of wine!)

 

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.

Due Jolly Winery

Italian for 'two jokers', stop by this quaint, owner-operated and off the beaten track winery for tasty seasonal platters and cakes plus a tipple of wine from its European inspired range.

  • Wine Variety:Shiraz,Shiraz Cabernet,Vermentino,Fortified,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay
  • Open Days/times:Sat & Sun 11am - 5pm
  • Wine Region:Perth Hills

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday
  • Perth Hills:Heart of the Hills
  • Brands:Due Jolly Wines
  • Established:2006
  • Winemaker:Rob Puglisi
  • Size & Year:Established 2001 - 2010
  • Facilities:Cellar Door

Description

Strongly influenced by European winemaking practices, Due Jolly (Italian for ‘two jokers’) commenced in 2006 as a humble winery situated in buildings formerly used for fruit packing. The ‘jokers’ of the winery; Rob Puglisi, Andrew Cutten and Paul Henharen, believe in rustic (but proven) traditional methods to produce food-friendly wines for all to enjoy. 

The Wines

The winery relies upon friendships with owners of small vineyards located throughout the South West, to select grape varieties that have been grown in the most ideal climates. Varieties include Vermentino, Chardonnay, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Cellar Door

Open on weekends, taste the range (often with the winemakers), or feast on seasonal charcuterie platters, cakes and more along with a glass of Due Jolly wine.

Faber Vineyard

Established in 1997, Faber remains an intimate, family-style winery where you can relax, sit down, enjoy some wine, chat to the wine maker and share a platter or two.

  • Open Days/times:Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Wine Region:Swan District
  • Wine Variety:Fortified,Dessert,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Grenache,Malbec,Muscat,Rose,Semillon,Shiraz,Sparkling,Sparkling Shiraz,Verdelho,Petit Verdot

Details

  • Established:1997
  • Winemaker:John Griffiths
  • Facilities:Light Food,Cellar Door,Functions
  • Cellar Door Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Lunch Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Cases Produced:2500 cases
  • Vineyards:4.5 hectares
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Faber is Latin for a smith, a craftsman, an artisan who is skilled and ingenious. Owners John Griffiths and Jane Micallef founded the vineyard with a mission to grow regionally distinctive grapes and craft wines that are rich and flavoursome. They are true believers in the tradition of wine making, that wine should be inspired, crafted with a sense of creating something distinctive and authentic,

The wines are crafted with the belief that wine should taste of grapes and rely on purity of fruit flavour and delicious fruit characters to drive their wines, and that weight and fullness should come from ripeness, an extension of flavour, not simply more tannin or more acid. They want their wines to ‘sing of their origins’ and highlight the fruit from which the wine is made, not disguise it, and result in wines that are fresh and appealing with great drinkability.

Priding themselves on being extremely exclusive, the cellar door offers unique sit-down style tasting sessions with share platters and plenty of time to chat.

Themed events are also very popular including Harvest Breakfast, Reserve Release Dinner, Winter Benchmark Tasting, Bring Your Favourite Bottle, Spring Long Table Lunch and Xmas BBQ.
Faber Vineyards also caters for weddings, seminars, cocktail parties and large sit-down dinners.

Faber Vineyard is open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11am- 4pm. 

Fermoy Estate

Named ‘Best Cabernet in the World’ in Paris, 2015, this longstanding and humble estate is full of pleasant surprises, to be enjoyed at its European countryside-inspired cellar door.

  • Wine Variety:Sparkling,Fortified,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Rose,Shiraz,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Merlot,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon
  • Open Days/times:7 days 10am-5pm
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Established:1985
  • Cases Produced:30,000 cases
  • Vineyards:26 hectares
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
  • Facilities:Accommodation,Functions,Cellar Door
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup

Description

When Danish Royalty get married, they choose Fermoy Cabernet. Prince Mary and Prince Frederick of Denmark did just that, enjoying the fine wine over dinner at their wedding in May 2004.

Fermoy has an enviable reputation around Australia for its wines, which have been grown and made at its Metricup Road property since 1988 (planted in 1985). Fermoy’s Margaret River’s hero varieties have received a tonne of accolades over the years, culminating in the Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon being named ‘Best Cabernet in the World’ at the coveted Competitions de Cabernets in Paris, 2015.

Wine Tastings

Fairytale meets contemporary architecture at the cellar door, located nearby more esteemed and iconic Margaret River estates. Enjoy a complimentary tasting of the range or bring a picnic to enjoy with Fermoy wines under the leafy trees of the relaxing front lawn. Groups are invited to book in for a private tasting to gain a more intimate knowledge of the winery. Look out for a museum release wines that are made available at the cellar door from time to time.

Halliday Rating

5 Black Stars

Fishbone Wines

Taste 20+ wines from three premier WA wine regions and enjoy contemporary Japanese dining at this modern cellar door, centrally located within the Margaret River region.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Merlot,Method Traditionale,Muscat,Port,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Semillon,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Shiraz Cabernet,Tempranillo,Verdelho,Sparkling,Fortified,Rose
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:7 days 10-4

Details

  • Facilities:Restaurant,Cellar Door
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Cases Produced:20 000
  • Vineyards:5
  • Winemaker:Stuart Pearce
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 2011 - 2019
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Established:2015

Description

Set on 165 acres, Fishbone Cellar Door and Japanese Restaurant is part of Fishbone Wines farm and planted with Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Tempranillo. The vineyard setting is typical to the Margaret River region, north facing with a combination of loam and sandy pea gravel with a well-drained soil structure. The focus is on stripped back, raw quality winemaking, which is what the Fishbone symbol represents.

Wine Tasting

The modest and contemporary cellar door space – with striking aquarium – is open daily, offering complimentary tastings of over 20 different wines, sourced from WA’s leading wine regions Margaret River, Frankland River and Geographe.

The Food

Grab a bite at the onsite Japanese Restaurant, serving up traditionally inspired dishes to share. On the move? There is take-away sushi available too. Bookings are recommended.

Flying Fish Cove Pty Ltd

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

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

Details

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

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. 

Galafrey Wines

Taste with the owners at this stunning family-owned, legendary Mount Barker winery, offering some of the best views of the Porongurups, Stirling Ranges and Mount Barker Hill.

  • Wine Variety:Shiraz,Merlot,Fortified,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Pinot Noir,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Mon to Sun 10am - 5pm
  • Wine Region:Great Southern

Details

  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases)
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Established:1977
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Gallery
  • Great Southern:Mount Barker
  • Cases Produced:3500 cases
  • Vineyards:13.1 hectares
  • Winemaker:Kim Tyrer

Description

A true family affair. Galafrey was founded by respected pioneer of Western Australian wine, the late Ian Tyrer in Mount Barker in 1977. His wife Linda, daughter Kim (and her husband Nigel) keep the family winery flourishing.

The dry grown vines include varieties Chardonnay, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Pinot Noir and blending varieties. There’s also the rarely-seen Muller Thurgau, a unique white variety planted too.

Wine Tasting

Most wine tastings at the impressive Galafrey cellar door are hosted by Linda, Kim or Nigel, who love chatting about their wines and sharing the story of their vineyard. Look out for Bruce, a Jack Russell (the winery dog) who enjoys meeting visitors at the carpark. The view is spectacular, with the Porongurups, Stirling Ranges and Mount Barker Hill all in visible from the high-altitude property. Visitors are invited to visit any time between 10am – 5pm daily.

Halliday Rating

4.5 Stars

 

 

Garbin Estate Wines

Established in 1956, this charming family-run winery and cellar door produces boutique reds, whites and rich fortifieds, but their speciality is bottle-fermented “methode traditionelle” sparkling.

  • Open Days/times:7 days 11am-5.30pm
  • Wine Region:Swan District
  • Wine Variety:Fortified,Sparkling,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Rose,Merlot,Sangiovese,Semillon,Shiraz,Verdelho

Details

  • Facilities:Functions,Appointment Only,Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases)
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Vineyards:10 hectares
  • Established:1956
  • Cases Produced:50 - 75 tonnes annually, 4500 cases
  • Winemaker:Pete Garbin

Description

The family-owned wineries of the Swan Valley often include a fascinating history and personal flavour, and Garbin is no exception. Winemaker Peter Garbin (son of founder Duje Garbin), wife Katrina and sons Joel and Adam have a philosophy of hands-on premium winemaking coupled with personal service.

Their wines include award-winning premium boutique red and white wines as well as rich, traditional fortified styles for which the Swan Valley is well renowned, some of which are only available at the cellar door. Their speciality is bottle-fermented “methode traditionelle” sparkling styles made from chardonnay and, more unusually, semillon, chenin blanc, shiraz and merlot. The fruit is sourced from estate vineyards in Gingin and the Swan Valley and grown with low chemical inputs and no pesticides.

The cellar door is low key, charming and spacious with a lovely outside area for warmer days and open 11am to 5:30pm 7 days a week.

HISTORY

Duje Garbin, founder of Garbin Estate, learnt his winemaking craft in between fishing on a small island in the Adriatic Sea. It was basic stuff, but ideally suited to the family needs. As a migrant to Western Australia in 1937, he saved his money and purchased a property at Millendon in the Swan Valley, then Middle Swan in 1956. The Garbin business was built up on bulk wine, some 2000-3000 gallons a year, delivered around the suburbs or purchased by customers visiting the property. Upon retiring Duje’s son, Peter, took over Garbin Estate Wines (GEW). Over the last 20 years, GEW has undergone a massive transition including a new cellar door and processing area, upgraded major plant and equipment and established a vineyard in Gingin, 90 minutes from Perth CBD.
 

Glenarty Road

A boutique farm and vineyard making progressive, natural wines that can be enjoyed alongside amazing seasonal farm-grown fruits, nuts, vegetables and lamb in their character-full, timber shed.

  • Wine Variety:Port,Rose,Sauvignon Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Shiraz,Fortified,Dessert,Fume Blanc
  • Open Days/times:10am to 5pm, Thursday to Monday. Tuesday/Wednesday by appointment.
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Lunch Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Thursday
  • Margaret River:Karridale
  • Facilities:Dogs Welcome,Restaurant,Cellar Door
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Vineyards:26 acres
  • Winemaker:Sasha Foley

Description

Owners Sasha and Ben McDonald refer to the southern Karridale sub-region as the ‘cooler sister’ to the rest of the Margaret River cape. Their winery brings this cool to life in both the style of its wines and the estate vibe. Ben is the fifth generation on the McDonald family farm. He single-handedly planted the 6-acre vineyard when aged 19 and has continued to evolve his family farm since. In addition to vines, the property has over 270 fruit trees, several vegetable gardens and a few thousand sheep.

The property follows sustainable farming practices to encourage a healthy eco-system, with all elements coexisting to improve the overall heartbeat of the farm. Sheep graze among the vines for six months after harvest to control the weeds and add nutrients into the cycle. Bug pressure is taken care of by guinea fowls and chickens.

The Wines
The wines are handmade with an intuitive, hands-off approach and every parcel of fruit is managed individually through the winemaking process. Natural yeasts are used for authentic, characterful wines. Often their trusty old basket press is used, making for a true artisanal feel. Alongside Margaret River signature varieties, check out the intriguing Fumé Blanc, Rosé and Vintage Port.

Wine Tasting
The pair converted their grandfather’s timber shed into a tasting room which is open daily from 10am – 5pm Thursday to Monday to taste their wines. Tuesday and Wednesday tastings by appointment.

The Food
A range of tasting plates, bursting with tasty interpretations of the farm’s fresh-picked seasonal produce, incredible grass-fed lamb and whatever seafood has been caught off the shores of Augusta by their sea mates. Vegetarian and dietary options are catered for.

Unique Highlights
Get the true farm experience with a progressive tasting through the vines, macadamias and hop garden to gain a local’s understanding of what a ‘ground to glass’ philosophy truly entails. The tour is extra special from January to April during harvest. Bookings recommended, begins 10:30am daily.

Halliday Rating
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