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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.

After Hours Wine

A tiny, family-run vineyard, with an idyllic micro-climate, making premium wines that have received over 300 wine show medals around Australia since 2010.

  • Open Days/times:10am to 4pm Daily.
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Sauvignon Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Shiraz

Details

  • Cases Produced:3000 cases
  • Established:2006
  • Vineyards:8.6 hectares
  • Winemaker:Phil Potter
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Margaret River:Carbunup
  • Brands:9 to 5 and After Hours Wine
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays

Description

After Hours Wine is a small family vineyard located on the Carbunup River flat, a site known for its fertile alluvial soils. The soils, combined with Margaret River’s Mediterranean climate, provide a great micro-climate for producing high-quality wines. The Matthews family purchased the established vineyard in late 2005 and the following year embarked on the huge, labour-intensive task to transform the vineyard by reworking all of the vines to reduce fruit yields and improve wine quality. All wines are grown, made and bottled at the property by Winemaker Phil Potter

The Wines
The vineyard grows all of Margaret River’s hero varieties. All their wines, particularly recent vintages of Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignons, have received many Gold Medals at wine shows around Australia. The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon was a ‘Top 50 Wine’ in the Wine Show of Western Australia, 2016.

Wine Tasting
Cellar Door tastings are available daily 10am to 4pm

Halliday Rating
4.5 Stars

Alicia Estate Winery

Indulge in traditional cuisine from Germany Switzerland and Austria, paired with wine and honey mead, at this family-owned and operated winery on the doorstep of the beautiful Julimar forest.

  • Open Days/times:Fri to Sun 10am to 8pm
  • Wine Variety:Chardonnay,Shiraz,Zinfandel
  • Wine Region:Central WA

Details

  • Brands:Alicia Estate
  • Established:2001
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door,Restaurant
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Lunch Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Dinner Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

Originally planted in 2001, the Alicia Estate Vineyard was established by Alicia and Jacob, a tenacious couple who brought their winemaking dreams from Europe. Jacob's father and grandfather were wine and spirit merchants in Silesia for decades, and Alicia's mother, born in France, possessed an extensive knowledge of French winemaking methods and cuisine. This family influence and passion for wine and good food planted the seed which grew to include a winery and popular restaurant that have been operating since 2010.

The Wines

All of Alicia Estate's wines are organically grown, and include varieties of Shiraz, Zinfandel, Chardonnay and their signature Black Knight Honey Mead. Produced from a Medieval recipe originating from Bernadine and Capuchin monasteries, the estate's Honey Mead is made from honey sourced from their own beehives.

Cellar Door

The cellar door at Alicia Estate is open Fridays 10am-3:30pm and weekends from 10am-4pm.

The Food

The restaurant serves an extensive a la carte menu of featuring 30+ dishes of traditional German, Swiss and Austrian recipes to complement the styles and varieties of wine produced on the estate. Open for lunch Friday to Sunday and public holidays.Originally planted in 2001, the Alicia Estate Vineyard was established by Alicia and Jacob, a tenacious couple who brought their winemaking dreams from Europe. Jacob's father and grandfather were wine and spirit merchants in Silesia for decades, and Alicia's mother, born in France, possessed an extensive knowledge of French winemaking methods and cuisine. This family influence and passion for wine and good food planted the seed which grew to include a winery and popular restaurant that have been operating since 2010.

 

Amato Vino

Discover highly original, intriguing small-batch, 'lo-fi' wines made from a mix of rare and classic varietals at this new-gen winemaker and urban cellar door in Margaret River town.

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

Details

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

Description

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

The Wines

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

Cellar Door

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

Halliday Rating

4 Stars

 

 

Amelia Park Wines

Named Gourmet Traveller WINE’s Star Cellar Door (2017), taste wow-factor internationally award-winning wines or a meal, including Sunday breakfast, at their French-bistro inspired restaurant.

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

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Established:2009
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Picnic Facilities
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Winemaker:Jeremy Gordon
  • Cases Produced:20 000
  • Vineyards:9.6 hectares
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010

Description

Named Gourmet Traveller WINE’s Star Cellar Door (2017), this relative new-comer estate has elevated itself into one of Margaret River’s prized wine destinations.

Amelia Park Wines began in 2009 led by coveted winemaker Jeremy Gordon, producing a hand-crafted wine range with grapes from Margaret River and Frankland River. Jeremy is well-known for his detailed approach and a highly celebrated tenure at Flametree Wines, during which time his Cabernet Merlot won Australia’s most coveted wine award, the Jimmy Watson Trophy.

The Wines

Amelia Park Wines range from highly-drinkable to collectable styles, with a focus on Margaret River’s signature varieties. Immense critical acclaim has been received since day one, including awards at the International Wine Challenge and Decanter Wine Awards for the Cabernet Sauvignons and Shiraz, in particular.

Wine Tasting

The architecturally designed cellar door makes a dramatic statement with its bold, decorative interiors and stunning views over the Wilyabrup Valley. Wine tastings are available daily or for more of a culinary experience, enjoy a wine flights paired with cheese and charcuterie in the ambient Cellar Door Barrel Room. Tours and private tastings can be booked in advance. 

The Food

A French-bistro inspired lunch menu is available daily at the Amelia Park Restaurant, where a wood fired oven and grill is centrepiece to much of the food. The cuisine is modern and seasonal with a focus toward locally-sourced produce. It is operated by local hospitality legends, the Gold Plate awarded Blair and Renee Allen who were previous owners of Dunsborough favourite, Piari & Co.

Unique Highlights

Visiting on a Sunday? Start your day a with pre-wine tasting breakfast at the Amelia Park Restaurant, open from 8.30am. Amelia Park also operates a Lodge in northern Margaret River, a stylish and family-friendly tavern offering drinks and simple cuisine.

Halliday Rating

5 Red Stars

 

Aravina Estate

Surrounded by stunning vineyards, rolling hills, bushland and manicured gardens, this beautiful estate offers creative tastings, a fine-dining restaurant, car gallery and WA’s first surfing museum.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Shiraz,Sparkling,Merlot,Semillon,Tempranillo,Malbec,Sauvignon Blanc
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: 10-5 everyday; Restaurant: 11:30-3:30 everyday.

Details

  • Facilities:Functions,Gallery,Restaurant,Cellar Door,Light Food,Kids Play Area
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Lunch Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Vineyards:26 hectares
  • Cases Produced:10000
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010

Description

Aravina Estate was established in 2010 by Perth businessman and sixth generation West Australian, Steve Tobin. Named one of Australia’s “Ten Best New Wineries” (2014) by James Halliday, Aravina Estate offers a mix of memorable experiences for the whole family. While adults enjoy the distinct, quality, regional wines, kids love the European-designed-playground and museums.

The Wines
The first vines were planted in 1986 on prime country in Yallingup and benefits from rich, free-draining lateritic soils, characteristic of the region. The wine-production incorporates some of the world's most innovative viticultural practices, including the use of natural pest reduction remedies and minimal application of sprays. Margaret River’s main wine varieties are all made here, along with Chenin Blanc and Tempranillo.

Wine Tasting
Sample and learn about the wines at the Cellar Door. As there are so many wines to taste, we do charge a $6 tasting fee per person, which is deducted from any wine purchase and complimentary if dining in our restaurant.

Culinary Experiences
The Aravina Estate Restaurant offers fine-dining in an elegant, “Vogue-living” style setting, as reviewed by local critic Rob Broadfield from The West Australian. The menu focuses on local, sustainable produce, sourced from a growing collection of local farmers, as well as estate grown produce. The dishes are designed to pair with the Aravina Estate wines. Bookings are recommended, especially during holiday periods. For something more casual, unwind on the lawn and enjoy a Aravina grazing board or Pizza from our newly opened Pizza Bar. Visit on the weekends and enjoy live gigs on the lawn for the whole family to enjoy.

Unique Highlights
After indulging in stunning food and wine, discover the orchards, gardens and museums too. The Car Museum has an ever-changing range of European classics and Australian muscle cars on display.


The WA Surf Museum chronicles the local surf culture and history with an impressive collection of vintage surfboards and cool memorabilia to check out.

 

 

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.

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

Details

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

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.

 

Bella Ridge Estate

A niche, family-owned winery handmaking original and interesting wines from their 1960s vines in the Swan Valley to great acclaim, following a chance encounter with James Halliday. No cellar door.

  • Open Days/times:No Cellar Door
  • Wine Region:Swan District
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Shiraz,Chenin Blanc,Grenache,Rose,Semillon,Shiraz,Tempranillo,Viognier,Mourvedre

Details

  • Cases Produced:3500 cases
  • Established:2003
  • Vineyards:8 hectares
  • Winemaker:Alon Arbel
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010

Description

Alon and Jodi Arbel purchased the property in 2003, building their winemaking facility in just three short months. Following a chance encounter, when James Halliday tasted their unnamed and unlabelled Shiraz, Bella Ridge Estate was born. (The winery needed a name to be printed for a national review in Halliday’s column in The Weekend Australian!)

The vines, planted in the 1960s, are almost entirely non-irrigated and crop levels are kept very low. Coupled with the vineyard's aspect on the foot hills of the Darling Range and the excellent gravelly loam soil, the result is grapes of excellent quality with highly concentrated fruit flavours.

The Wines

Focusing on warm climate varieties that are well suited to the region, the mostly hand-picked range includes Italian, Spanish and classic French styles made with a ‘non-commercial’ approach, where characterful wines are encouraged. Winemaking and bottling are completed within the estate. All wines can be purchased online.

 

Beulah Wines

A charming, family-owned and operated vineyard producing high quality, award-winning wines within the stunning Blackwood Valley Wine Region.

  • Wine Variety:Viognier,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz
  • Wine Region:Blackwood River Valley
  • Open Days/times:No cellar door

Details

  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Vineyards:9.5 hectares
  • Winemaker:Craig Nield, Jodi Nield and Richard Nield
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Brands:Beulah Wines
  • Cases Produced:Less than 999
  • Established:2007

Description

Located in Boyup Brook, Beulah Wines began operations in 2007 within a 10 hectare vineyard. Owned by Craig, Jodi and Richard Nield. The estate grown wines have received a number of awards at local and national wine shows.

Varieties at Beulah include Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Semillon Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz and are available by mail order from the winery.

Blind Corner

Discover traditional Margaret River varieties made with experimental winemaking that breaks away from the norm at this certified biodynamic and organic family-owned estate.

  • Open Days/times:10am to 4pm, Thursday to Saturday
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Pinot Gris,Rose,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz

Details

  • Brands:Blind Corner
  • Established:2005
  • Winemaker:Ben
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Organic (Certified)
  • Size & Year:Established 2001 - 2010
  • Cellar Door Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday
  • Margaret River:Yallingup

Description

In 2005 Naomi and Ben purchased their vineyard in Wilyabrup, Margaret River. They sold grapes to other winemakers whilst completing the organic certification process for their vineyard. At the same time, the pair enjoyed an epic three-year trip of wine tasting and surfing in Europe to discover the spectrum of old-world techniques through which wine can be made without additives.

Naomi and Ben returned to their vineyard in 2009 and Blind Corner began. The winery now owns two Margaret River vineyards, a winemaking facility and a bottling line, all of which are certified organic and biodynamic by Australian Certified Organic. 


The Wines

Fusing old world techniques and new world knowledge, Blind Corner create wines using only natural yeasts and minimal additives. The label is known for its endless experimentation with creative winemaking, for instance air-drying, skins ferments and carbonic maceration. This is done under their constant questioning of, ‘what would happen if we do this?’ Much of the range features Margaret River varieties made in highly original ways, like an early harvest Shiraz, air-dried Cabernet Sauvignon and a full-skins fermented Semillon Sauvignon Blanc blend.

Wine Tasting

Taste the wines at Blind Corner’s new cellar door, open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm. Contact the winery for details.

 

Blue Poles Vineyard

Two geologists scoured over 1000kms before planting their dream vineyard east of Margaret River, with a range including Cabernet Franc, Viognier, Shiraz and Italian varieties Fiano and Teroldego.

  • Open Days/times:No cellar door.
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Franc,Merlot,Shiraz,Viognier

Details

  • Brands:Blue Poles
  • Cases Produced:750 cases
  • Established:2001
  • Vineyards:6 hectares
  • Winemaker:Clive Otto - Fraser Gallop
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Facilities:Appointment Only
  • Margaret River:Treeton

Description

This winery takes its name from an iconic Australian painting, ‘Blue Poles: Number 11, 1952) by artist Jackson Pollock, who was known for paintings of grace, depth, wonder and awe. The Blue Poles painting was a watershed acquisition by the National Australian Gallery in the 1970s, representing a move toward from colonial ties to free thought and independence in Australia. Blue Poles vineyard aims to emulate these traits in its vineyard and wines.

The vineyard is a joint venture between two geologists, Mark Gifford and Tim Markwell, who committed to their business plan from a minesite donga in 2001. They inspected thousands of kilometres of land before settling on the property 15 kilometres east of the Margaret River township for its large pockets of iron-rich gravels over clay, slopes to the south-west and cool climate for the long ripening of fruit.

A total of 7 hectares have been planted at Blue Poles vineyard, with 6.3 hectares dedicated to Merlot, Shiraz Cabernet Franc and Viognier. The remainder is dedicated to small sections of various trial varieties.

The wine range includes a Cabernet Franc, Viognier, Shiraz and Italian varieties; Fiano and Teroldego. The flagship ‘Allouran’ is a Bordeaux-inspired blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc and represents the owners’ core belief that location, soil, climate, passion and history can achieve special wines.

Brygon Reserve

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

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

Details

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

Description

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

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

Wine Tasting

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

Bunkers Wines

Enjoy a classic, all occasions wine range created with a wide selection of styles that most palates will enjoy in honour of Margaret River’s favourite assets; wine and surf.

  • Open Days/times:No Cellar Door
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Chardonnay,Merlot,Pinot Gris,Rose,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Shiraz,Tempranillo

Details

  • Brands:Bunkers
  • Cases Produced:5500 cases
  • Established:2010
  • Vineyards:34 hectares
  • Winemaker:Brian Fletcher
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Margaret River:Yallingup

Description

Taking their name from Bunker Bay in the stunning Cape Naturaliste peninsula located at the north of the Margaret River wine region, Bunkers Wines forms part of Calneggia Family Vineyards. The all-occasions wines combine two of Margaret River’s most beloved attractions: surfing and wine.

A wide range of varieties are made to suit most palates including Chardonnay, Cabernet Merlot, Pinot Grigio, Rose, Savuginon Blanc Semillon, Shiraz and Tempranillo. There’s no cellar door, however specialised Bunkers 'Speed Tastings' can be arranged for groups of 40-60 people at workplaces or events around Perth.

Unique Highlights

Bunker Wine’s unique guided wine tour explores six beautiful bays and gnarly reefs along the Margaret River coast, accompanied with a creative wine tasting. Contact the winery for details.

 

Carpe Diem Vineyard

Taste handmade, hand-bottled Italian varietal wines at the winery-based tasting table with the Anderle family, who relocated from the Mediterranean in 2001 to pursue their dreams in Margaret River.

  • Open Days/times:Booking required.
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Dessert,Cabernet Sauvignon,Malbec,Merlot,Pinot Gris,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon,Shiraz,Vermentino

Details

  • Brands:Carpe Diem Vineyards
  • Cases Produced:2500
  • Established:2003
  • Vineyards:12 hectares
  • Winemaker:Gianfranco Anderle
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Appointment Only
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup

Description

Carpe Diem is the heart-warming winery of Gianfranco and Francesco Anderle, a delightful winemaking family who visited Margaret River in 2000, fell in love with the region and sold up their assets to chase their dreams with a 75 hectare property in Wilyabrup. Hence the name, Carpe Diem!

The Wines
Winemaker Gianfranco trained at the world’s oldest wine school in Europe, Conegliano in Northern Italy. He brings a strong European approach to his winemaking, every aspect of which he does in his custom-built winery, including hand-bottling his wines. Italian varieties are the focus such as pinot grigio, schiaffo, vermentino, nebiolo and decantato. 

Wine Tasting
Known for the beautiful Italian hospitality, Gianfranco and Francesca love meeting their guests and personally providing complimentary tastings of all the wines from their winery-based tasting table. Look out for a few small-batch special release wines are available exclusively at the cellar door from time to time.

Unique Highlights
Carpe Diem also makes a European style Olive Oil which sells out very quickly!

Castelli Estate

Established in 2007 and renowned for producing high-quality wines sourced from some of the very best Great Southern and Pemberton vineyards in Western Australia.

  • Wine Variety:Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Shiraz,Sparkling,Syrah,Tempranillo,Viognier,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Pinot Noir,Riesling,Rose,Sauvignon Blanc,Dessert
  • Open Days/times:Cellar Door: Wed to Mon 11am to 4pm; Restaurant: Wed to Mon 12 pm to 3:30pm lunch and Fri & Sat 6pm to 9:30pm dinner
  • Wine Region:Great Southern

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Sunday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Monday,Holidays
  • Lunch Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday
  • Dinner Open:Friday,Saturday
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Great Southern:Denmark
  • Brands:il Liris, Estate, Empirica, Blend, The Sum
  • Cases Produced:20,000 cases
  • Established:2007
  • Winemaker:Mike Garland
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Accommodation,Functions,Restaurant

Description

In 2004 Sam Castelli purchased land and a partially finished winery building on what is now the Castelli Estate, with the intention of using it as a family holiday home.  After finishing the winery building, Sam decided to continue what the previous owners had started and turned it into an operating winery after all. So began a bright and star-studded journey. 

Sam Castelli didn’t stop the construction at a winery. The estate now boasts a cellar door which is open Wednesday to Monday, 11am to 4 pm, and an authentic Italian restaurant which is open Wednesday to Monday 12 pm to 3:30 pm for lunch and  Fridays and Saturdays 6pm to 9:30pm for dinner.  And also the newly renovated accomodation just next to the restaurant, with five Deluxe king size en-suites and expansive views over Mt Lindsay, the vineyards, and the green rolling hills and Karri trees so typical of the Denmark countryside.

The Wines
The wines are made by local winemaker Mike Garland and are consistently awarded high scores from national wine press, and enjoy medals and trophies at wine shows around Australia.

Five ranges of wine are sourced exclusively from the Home Block vineyard in Denmark, and vineyards in Mt Barker, Pemberton, The Porongurups and Frankland River.

Wines available to try and purchase include riesling, sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, pinot noir, shiraz, cabernet, grenache, a sparkling and a dessert wine.  The winery also makes a selection of alternate varietal wines, including an orange chardonnay and an iced viognier.

Wine Tasting
Cellar door in Denmark on Mt Shadforth drive, or the newly built (2018) ‘urban cellar door’ in Myaree.

Unique Highlights
Winery, cellar door, restaurant and lodge on the property.

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

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.

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

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.

Fairlady Estate

Inspired by the Minnis family's range of vintage Datsun Fairladys, this quaint estate was established in 2009 and specialises in Cab Sav, Riesling and Shiraz. Telephone and email sales only.

  • Wine Region:Blackwood River Valley
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz

Details

  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Micro (1-999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Cases Produced:300-500 cases
  • Established:2009
  • Winemaker:D. Dowden

Description

Fig Tree Estate Winery

Taste traditionally-made, small-batch wines with the winemaker, paired with a delicious gourmet platter featuring figs from the property’s 100-year-old tree, alongside seasonal local produce.

  • Open Days/times:Thursday & Friday 11:30am - 4pm, Saturday & Sunday 11am - 4:30pm
  • Wine Region:Swan District
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Shiraz,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Merlot,Verdelho

Details

  • Established:2010
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Established 2001 - 2010
  • Cellar Door Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Lunch Open:Saturday,Sunday

Description

Proudly family owned and operated by the Jenkins family, the winery commenced with plantings of Verdelho, Shiraz and Grenache varieties in 2010. The estate grows and sources fruit locally, specialising in small lot, traditionally made wines that are handcrafted and full of unique character.

The Wines

Varieties include Sparkling Chenin Blanc, Verdelho, Chardonnay, Shiraz Grenache, Cabernet Shiraz, Merlot and Shiraz Liqueur. Swan Valley Apple Ciders are also produced.

Cellar Door

Enjoy a platter and a generous wine tasting at this small and intimate venue whilst having a chat with the estate's friendly winemaker at this cellar door, which opened in 2014. When the 100 year old fig tree is fruiting (February and March), tasting plates have a unique fig theme and flavour that is not to be missed! Open Thursday and Friday 11:30am - 4pm and weekends 11am - 4:30pm.

The Food

Fig Tree Estate Winery serves light lunches, woodfired pizzas and platters on weekends, featuring fresh cheeses, fruits and local produce from the area. Open Saturday and Sunday 11am - 4:30pm.

 

Flametree Wines

Winner of Australia’s most prestigious wine trophy, the Jimmy Watson Trophy, with the first red wine it ever made, Flametree offers a superb range at its relaxed kid and pet-friendly cellar door!

  • Wine Variety:Botrytis Semillon,Pinot Gris,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Shiraz,Dessert,Brut,Cabernet Malbec,Riesling,Rose,Sauvignon Blanc,Chenin Blanc,Sparkling
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:10am-5pm Everyday

Details

  • Winemaker:Cliff Royle, Julian Scott
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Facilities:Dogs Welcome,Cellar Door,Gallery
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Established:2007
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Cases Produced:20000

Description

Flametree Wines catapulted into Australia’s winemaking hall of fame in 2008 when its first ever red wine, a Cabernet Merlot, won the Jimmy Watson Trophy, Australia’s most-respected national wine prize. The following year it was a finalist for the same award. Substantial critical acclaim has followed.

The Estate was established by the Towner family in 2007 and was created with a vision to become a world-recognised winery committed to producing consistent, distinctive Margaret River wines. 

The Wines
The estate specialises in Chardonnay, Cabernet, Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, Shiraz, Rose, Sparkling and Dessert varieties. 

Wine Tasting
The exceptional wines are brought to life at its laid-back, architecturally-designed Estate. Think Hampton’s style meets relaxed Margaret River atmosphere, with a Cape Cod design building, enviable deck, open fireplace and manicured gardens.

The Cellar Door’s timber joinery, natural stone, American Walnut floors and shingle roofing create an atmosphere that is both welcoming and grandiose. Wine tastings are relaxed and unpretentious – geared solely around the pleasure of enjoying exceptional wines. Group bookings can be arranged in advance. 

The Food
Visitors can create their own custom gourmet platter of cheese, antipasto and charcuterie, from outstanding local producers like Cambray Cheese, the Venison Farm and the Margaret River Pantry. These are best enjoyed with a glass of wine, of course!

Unique Highlights
The Art Gallery hosts an annual program of exhibitions that showcase and support the local art community. Pets and children are welcome and will love the wide, spacious lawn area to play on. There is also a wheelchair accessible ramp at the front entrance.

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

Flor Marché

This successful, one-woman operation seeks to utilise natural, organic winemaking practices to produce an extensive range of regionally characteristic, small-batch wines.

  • Wine Variety:Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Grenache,Pinot Noir
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Established:2010
  • Size & Year:Established 2001 - 2010
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Gallery

Description

The winery is owned and operated by Elizabeth Reed, who first purchased one tonne of Riesling grapes from the Porongurup region in 2010. Flor Marchéwas hence born, with the idea to source small parcels of fruit from single vineyards across the southwest of Western Australia.

The estate’s approach to winemaking is based on the understanding that the most important characteristics of wine come directly from the vineyard, and as such, Flor Marché’s wines have been crafted to distinctly express the influences of soil, environment and climate of the traditionally south-west grape varieties. 

The Wines

The winery’s extensive range features Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache (sourced from 60 year old vines in the Swan Valley).

Cellar Door

Flor Marché currently operates a cellar door from the gallery area of the building; in an exciting new partnership with Wilyabrup Dreaming, a local pottery established in the 1990s. The charming cellar door perfectly reflects the long history of art and wine within the region and is open Thursday to Sunday from 10am to 4pm.  

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,Brut,Rose,Sparkling
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:Cellar Door at Rivendell - Thursday to Monday 11am to 5pm

Details

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

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

Freehand Wine

A family owned vineyard on the bank of Hay River, Mt Barker with 15 acres of olive trees producing estate grown olive oil.

  • Open Days/times:By appointment
  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Merlot,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon,Shiraz

Details

  • Cases Produced:1000 cases
  • Established:2007
  • Vineyards:7 hectares
  • Winemaker:Matt Eastwell
  • Facilities:Appointment Only
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Great Southern:Mount Barker
  • Brands:Freehand, Eastwell

Description

Eastwell Estate is located next to the Forest Hill vineyard on the banks of the Hay River, 15kms west of Mt Barker. The Eastwell family, parents Adrian and Margaret and their son Matt, also produce Extra Virgin Olive Oil from the property’s olive grove, planted with Italian varieties.

 

The Wines:

The original vineyard was planted in 1998 and the property purchased by the Eastwell family in 2006. Initially just selling the fruit to local winemakers, they soon decided to produce wines under the Eastwell Estate label. From 2008, all vineyard practices incorporate biodynamic preparations and organic practices, and the winemaking processes are as natural as possible.  There are no pesticides or herbicides used in the vineyards.  The 15 acres of vineyards are planted with semillon, sauvignon blanc, merlot, cabernet sauvignon and shiraz. 

 

Wine Tasting:

There is no cellar door available to taste the wines, however the wines and olive oil are available for purchase via their online shop.

 

Unique Highlights:

Natural wines, biodynamic process, Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

 

Grace Farm

An ecologically-focused winery following organic and carbon-neutral principles, the hand-crafted wines can be tasted on the deck of the farmhouse via bespoke private tastings with the viticulturist.

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

Details

  • Cases Produced:3000 case
  • Established:2006
  • Vineyards:8 hectares
  • Winemaker:Jonathon Mettam
  • Facilities:Appointment Only
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup

Description

Nestled in the Cowaramup Brook valley and the lee of the Leeuwin Ridge in the Margaret River sub region of Wilyabrup, Grace Farm is a small, family-owned vineyard that uses organic principles to produce premium handcrafted wines.

Owned by John and Elizabeth Mair, Grace Farm was planted in 2006 and the first vintage produced in 2010. Grace Farm was one of the first vineyards in the district to plant the vines into weed-matting, avoiding the use of herbicide sprays which often accompany vineyard establishment. The Mair family has a keen interest in the unique biodiversity values present on Grace Farm. Floristic and avian fauna surveys have been carried out and monitoring of populations is ongoing. 

The farmhouse was designed according to solar passive design principles and supports a roof-top solar array which feeds excess power back into the electricity grid, helping to reduce the property’s carbon footprint.

The Wines

The award-winning range includes a barrel-matured Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, Burgundian style Chardonnay and two quintessential Margaret River style Cabernets.

Wine Tastings

Private tastings can be booked. They are held on the deck of the farmhouse in the company of viticulturist Tim Quinlan and include the opportunity to sample all wines while enjoying views over the vineyard and valley. A tour of the vineyard may also be included. Winemaker Jonathan Mettam is often present for larger group bookings.

Halliday Rating

5 Black Stars

Grand Vin Estate

An established vineyard known for its exceptional fruit, with a more recent history making its own approachable Margaret River wines under a former winemaker of Wolf Blass’.

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

Details

  • Brands:Grand Vin
  • Established:2002
  • Vineyards:45.5 hectares
  • Winemaker:John Glaetzer
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Established 2001 - 2010
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup

Description

Grown on a 45.5 hectare vineyard in Cowaramup, Grand Vin Estate began its journey growing grapes for prominent nearby producers before debuting its own range 2010. The vineyard grows Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon.

Winemaker John Glaetzer oversees production and is known for his time at Wolf Blass Wines in the Barossa Valley. He is also known as one of Australia’s leading wine judges. A fruit-driven unoaked Sauvignon Blanc Semillon is made, along with a gentle, flavourful Cabernet Merlot.

While there is no cellar door, the wines can be purchased online.

Hawker Ridge Wines

Sitting atop of Hawker Ridge between the Porongurup and Stirling Ranges just north of Mount Barker, is this down-to-earth family vineyard producing award-winning, cool climate Shiraz and Riesling.

  • Wine Variety:Shiraz,Cabernet Sauvignon,Riesling
  • Open Days/times:Appointment Only
  • Wine Region:Great Southern

Details

  • Size & Year:Established 2001 - 2010,Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases)
  • Great Southern:Mount Barker
  • Winemaker:Mike Garland
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Appointment Only
  • Brands:Hawker Ridge
  • Established:2001

Description

Hawker Ridge Wines is situated just outside of the Kendenup township, 20km north of Mount Barker. The first vines were planted in 2001 and the first wines, Riesling and Shiraz, were made from the 2004 vintage . The vineyard sits atop a local high point, Hawker Ridge, on well-drained gravelly loam, an ideal location for growing cool climate wines.

By the 2006 vintage (third vintage), the wines began winning medals at serious wine shows, including the Qantas Mount Barker Wine Show and Sydney Royal Show.

The focus continues to be Great Southern regional specialties Riesling and Shiraz and the wines are all are available to order online or by appointment at the winery.

 

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