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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

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

 

 

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. 

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:Chenin Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Rose,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Shiraz Cabernet,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

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

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.)

 

Calneggia Family Vineyards

The Calneggia Family Vineyard produces an extensive range of fruit-driven wines with an uncompromised commitment to quality.

  • Open Days/times:Mon to Fri 8:30am to 5pm
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Chardonnay Semillon,Pinot Gris,Rose,Sauvignon Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Shiraz Cabernet,Sparkling,Tempranillo,Prosecco

Details

  • Lunch Open:Friday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday
  • Brands:Rosabrook, Bunkers, Calneggia, Bramble Lane, Brian Fletcher Signature Wine
  • Established:2000
  • Winemaker:Brian Fletcher
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Breakfast Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday

Description

The Calneggia family have owned vineyards in the Margaret River region for over twenty five years.

Cape Bouvard Winery and Brewery

Spend a day at Lake Clifton’s best value, family-friendly winery, brewery and bistro, just 20 minutes from Mandurah, set beside spectacular forest and home to WA’s fascinating, ancient Thrombolites.

  • Wine Region:Peel
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Merlot,Merlot Blend,Port,Rose,Shiraz,Sparkling,Dessert
  • Open Days/times:7 days, 10am to 5pm

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Tuesday,Monday
  • Lunch Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Tuesday,Wednesday
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Facilities:BBQ Facilities,Restaurant,Cellar Door,Kids Play Area

Description

Cape Bouvard Winery & Brewery is the only winery in the Mandurah shire. A destination the family will love, make a day of tasting delicious boutique wines and beers, indulging on a local seafood and discovering host of unique natural attractions at the property including the Thrombolites; the world’s first life form.

The name of the winery comes from WA’s early history. When French sailors discovered Western Australia in 1801, they named the area "Cape of Bouvard" after French astronomer Alexis Bouvard. The name lives on at Cape Bouvard Winery & Brewery.

The Wines & Wine Tasting

White varieties include Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Verdelho, Chardonnay and a Classic White, and reds include Merlot, Grenache, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. The wines are available for tasting at the cellar door and winery and brewery tours can also be arranged in advance.

The Food

With a motto that good quality food shouldn’t cost the earth, Cape Bouvard serves up modern Australian, café and relaxed restaurant style food featuring local produce wherever possible. Their alfresco overlooks the picturesque vineyards, forest and lawn while the signature indoor log fire is perfect for winter. Open for lunch Tuesday-Sunday.

Unique Highlights

Lake Clifton is home to unique Thrombolites (living rocks), and this is one of only two places in Western Australia that are home to the world's first life form. There is a special look out platform to fully appreciate these fascinating structures. The winery is also bordered by the Yalgorup National Park, home to a plethora of tuart and peppermint woodlands.

Kids are welcome. Pack a frisbee, cricket or bocce set to make the most of the expansive lawns.

 

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 Region:Great Southern
  • Wine Variety:Dessert,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Pinot Noir,Riesling,Rose,Sauvignon Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Shiraz,Sparkling,Syrah,Tempranillo,Viognier
  • 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

Details

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

Clairault Streicker Wines

Taste the influence of site in the region at this esteemed four-vineyard estate, which fuses its humble roots and gallant future with diverse, biologically-farmed wines and modern share-plate dining.

  • Wine Variety:Chenin Blanc,Petit Verdot,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Sparkling,Rose,Pinot Noir,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Riesling,Shiraz,Dessert
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Light Food,Restaurant,Functions,Wheelchair Access,Dogs Welcome
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Vineyards:200 hectares
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Cases Produced:19 000
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

First planted in 1976, Clairault Streicker has grown from a modest 4-hectare vineyard to a 200-hectare estate, incorporating four premium vineyards throughout Margaret River. The estate maintains an exceptional track record for its wines, which are grown following natural, biological farming principles.

Clairault Steicker combines two unique Margaret River wine stories. Streicker Wines began with a Yallingup vineyard in 2002, acquired by US native John Streicker who was so taken with the local lifestyle, sustainable viticulture ethos and world-class wines when visiting in 2001 that he decided to pursue his wine dreams in Margaret River. In 2012, historic estate Clairault Wines became part of the Streicker portfolio. Major enhancements have been made to all vineyard management to continually improve fruit and wine quality.

The Wines
The wine range celebrates the diversity of Margaret River’s hero varieties when grown in different areas of the wine appellation, with highlights including a single vineyard Cabernet made from 40 year old Wilyabrup vines and a cool-climate looking Syrah from Wallcliffe. It is a pure and unique journey through terroir in Margaret River. Look out for a few niche varieties in the mix too.

Wine Tasting
Follow a scenic driveway off Caves Road through farm land and native forest to the contemporary cellar door. A relaxing environment to discover the premium wines, it also offers a selection of house made produce available for sale. Private tours and tastings can be arranged in advance. Open 10am-5pm daily.

The Food
The Clairault Streicker Café serves up a selection of modern Australian share-plates for lunch daily. The menu showcases excellent produce, served simply, ideal for those who enjoy less formal dining. For the ultimate indulgence, spend an afternoon with the 5 course long lunch. A gorgeous stone fire-place makes for cosy dining in winter, while in summer, a picnic blanket in the gardens makes for a blissful lunch setting.

Unique Highlights
In addition to wine grapes, the Clairault Streicker Estate Yallingup vineyard grows Protea flowers and table grapes.

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

Domaine Naturaliste

Established in 2014, Domaine Naturaliste is the brand of highly-awarded winemaker Bruce Dukes. Hallidays Best Value Winery 2020 now with a Cellar Door located in Wilyabrup open daily.

  • Wine Variety:Chardonnay,Sauvignon Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Shiraz,Syrah,Malbec,Cabernet Franc,Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:10am - 5pm daily

Details

  • Lunch Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Cases Produced:15000
  • Winemaker:Bruce Dukes
  • Established:2012
  • Size & Year:Established 2011 - 2019,Small (5,000-49,999 cases)
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Light Food,Picnic Facilities,Wheelchair Access
  • Brands:Domaine Naturaliste
  • Vineyards:21 hectares 20 year old vines in Wilyabrup
  • Wheelchair Access:Wheelchair access at rear of Cellar Door Building
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays

Description

Bruce Dukes is a long-time local winemaker with a great reputation. For many years he led the winemaking team at Pierro in Margaret River, and says a lengthy stint at Niebaum-Coppola in the Napa Valley gave him great confidence in his philosophies. An Agronomist, Bruce approaches winemaking from an agricultural point of view, focussing immensely on soil health and sustainable farming, which he believes reaps the best rewards for the wine and the environment.

The Wines
Domaine Naturaliste makes three ranges of wine from classic Margaret River varietals to showcase his artisanal approach. The range names are the Discovery Series, Direction Series and Flagship Series. His Artus Chardonnay and Morus Cabernet Sauvignon were major winners at the 2018 International Wine Challenge in London, each receiving the trophies for Best Margaret River Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Wine Tasting
Domaine Naturaliste now has it's own estate in Wilyabrup with a 21 Ha vineyard and a picturesque Cellar Door (formerly Knee Deep Wines). Open from 10am - 5pm daily, visitors can relax in the vineyard setting with seated wine flights of Domaine Naturaliste wines accompanied by charcuterie or cheese.  

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

Eagle Bay Brewing Co

Enjoy a range of white and red staple wines from Margaret River’s multi-talented specialists at Eagle Bay Brewing Co.

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

Details

  • Established:2010
  • Winemaker:Nick d’Espeissi
  • Facilities:Restaurant
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Vineyards:15 acre
  • Brands:Eagle Bay Brewing Co & Eagle Bay Vineyard

Description

Predominantly known for its organic and handcrafted beer, Eagle Bay Brewing Co is also well-versed in the world of winemaking. The estate’s vines were planted almost 30 years ago and now host a 15-acre plot of vines. As the vineyard does not produce enough fruit to cater for an independent winery, the fruit is taken to highly-skilled, passionate winemakers to create their own range of Eagle Bay Vineyard wines. Visitors can taste a mix of white and red staple wines at the restaurant, or wines can be purchased online or from the brewery itself. 

Edgecombe Brothers Winery

A delightful, multi-generational family winery making classic Swan Valley wines, also famous for its farm-fresh vineyard breakfasts, gourmet burger nights and good, old-fashioned hospitality.

  • Open Days/times:10am - 4pm Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm Sat & Sun.
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Chardonnay,Muscat,Semillon,Shiraz
  • Wine Region:Swan District

Details

  • Winemaker:Alfred Edgecombe
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Restaurant
  • Lunch Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday
  • Dinner Open:Friday
  • Breakfast Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

Purchased in 1925 by brothers Don and Frank Edgecombe who immigrated from the UK, this family-owned and operated business does things the old-fashioned way, serving fresh produce and fine table wines at their rustic cellar door and cafe restaurant with warm hospitality.

The Wine

Sparkling through to table wines, dessert wines and fortified wines are made, embodying the Swan Valley’s style of zesty, fruit-driven whites and warm, spicy reds. Varieties include Chenin Blanc, Semillon, Muscat, old-vine Shiraz and Muscadelle.

Cellar Door

Edgecombe Brothers Winery’s rustic cellar door is ably managed by Alfred Edgecombe, who welcomes all for a chat and a wine tasting, open daily.

The Food

The family-friendly café is open for breakfast and lunch, and particularly famous for its weekend brunch, made with scrumptious farm-fresh produce served with a relaxed winery atmosphere on the lawn or under the pergolas overlooking the vineyards. Open Monday to Thursday 10am - 4pm, Friday 10am - 5pm and weekends 9am - 5pm. Weekend bookings recommended.

Unique Highlights

Visit the family-friendly Friday night burger kitchen, serving gourmet, homemade burgers and popular kids foods throughout the year. Open Friday nights 5 - 9pm.

 

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

Details

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

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.

Hamelin Bay

A picturesque vineyard with a remarkable family history and multi award-winning wines, also serving deluxe and generous lunches and dinners daily at its stunning restaurant, near Augusta.

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

Details

  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Vineyards:23.5 hectares
  • Facilities:Dogs Welcome,Kids Play Area,Light Food,Cellar Door
  • Margaret River:Karridale
  • Cases Produced:10 000
  • Lunch Open:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday
  • Cellar Door Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday
  • Established:1993

Description

Hamelin Bay Wines was established by the Drake-Brockman family in 1992. The family-run vineyard features a restaurant and cellar door and is built upon a unique family history in the region.

A Serendipitous Tale
Owner Richard Drake-Brockman is the great grandson of regional pioneer Grace Bussell, whose family first settled in the Margaret River region in 1830. Grace is famous for her courage as a 16-year-old when, with aboriginal stockman Sam Isaacs, she rescued the survivors of the ‘Georgette’ shipwreck at Redgate Beach. Her husband, Frederick Brockman is known for his exploration of the Kimberley. He read about Grace’s feat in the newspaper and was so impressed, he rode 300km on horseback to meet her. This romantic tale ended happily when they married in 1882.

In a stroke of serendipity, Hamelin Bay’s vineyard and winery is located at the intersection of the Brockman and Bussell Highways, which were named in honour of these two pioneering families.

The Wines
The unique Five Ashes vineyard is one of Margaret River’s most picturesque vineyards. The moderate maritime climate and a north facing ridge of prime gravely loam soils are ideal for premium quality grape growing.  The white wines exude freshness and elegance, and the red wines have restrained power and depth. Since first vintage in 1996, Hamelin Bay has been awarded more than 10 major wine show trophies and numerous gold, silver and bronze medals.

Wine Tasting
The cellar door sits on a peaceful valley slope overlooking the vines, an idyllic lake and rolling hills surrounded by Marri forest. Follow a magnificent granite entry through to the contemporary tasting space daily, from 10am to 4.45pm for wine tasting.

The Food
The Restaurant is offers sweeping views over the Five Ashes vineyard and the Rushy Creek valley below, with a background of tall Marri and Karri trees. Open for lunch and dinner the menus incorporate fresh, local seasonal ingredients in a laid-back and generous country style. Save room from for the house-made ice-cream sandwiches, which take a local twist on a classic Australian favourite treat.

Halliday Rating
5 Stars

Hay Shed Hill

Enjoy 25+ wines & the south-west’s greatest selection of European cheese at the charming, cellar door of this Margaret River pioneer, and then indulge in amazing Spanish tapas at Rustico restaurant.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Chardonnay,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Cabernet Franc,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Botrytis Riesling,Cabernet Sauvignon,Muscat,Petit Verdot,Riesling,Sangiovese,Dessert,Rose,Sparkling

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Functions,Gallery,Restaurant,Dogs Welcome
  • Breakfast Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Cases Produced:24 000
  • Vineyards:18.55
  • Winemaker:Michael Kerrigan
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Hay Shed Hill is one of a small and prestigious group of pioneer vineyards that have established Margaret River's reputation as a world-class wine producing region. Located in the heart of the Wilyabrup Valley, the premier sub-region of Margaret River, the winery produces single vineyard wines that express the character of this outstanding site. 

Respected winemaker Michael Kerrigan has been at the helm since 2006 and his approach has seen this quiet-achieving pioneer rise to new ranks of critical acclaim. The name Hay Shed Hill was given to the estate in the 1980s, named after the hay shed that remains on the historic World War II group settlement property.

Wine Tasting
One of Margaret River’s more extensive ranges, over 30 wines can be tasted in the Cellar Door daily including Margaret River’s regional classics; Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc Semillon blends, plus some surprises like Tempranillo and Malbec.

The Food
Popular Spanish restaurant, Rustico operates its south-west site from Hay Shed Hill, serving up award-winning tapas, share plates and Mediterranean fare from 11am-5pm daily. The generously priced 6 course tapas degustation with optional wine pairing is the most popular choice for diners. (And with good reason!)

Unique Highlights
Locals may think of Hay Shed Hill for its deli, serving epic pizzas and the region’s largest selection of European cheese. These are available daily too.

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

Hidden River Estate

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

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

Details

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

Description

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

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

The Wines

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

The Food

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

Open Wednesday to Sunday from 10am - 4pm. 

 

Ironwood Estate Wines

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

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

Details

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

Description

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

The Wines

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

The Food

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

Halliday Rating

4.5 Stars

 

Jane Brook Estate Wines

Enjoy wines perfected over 40 years by the Atkinson family from the Swan Valley and Margaret River region, best enjoyed alongside our Mediterranean lunch baskets filled with handmade delicacies.

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

Details

  • Lunch Open:Wednesday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday
  • Cases Produced:20 000
  • Established:1972
  • Vineyards:18.2
  • Winemaker:Mark Baird
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday
  • Facilities:Picnic Facilities,Restaurant,Cellar Door,Functions

Description

The Atkinson family has a passion for creating beautiful high-quality wines and over 40 years have planted, picked, pruned, plunged and perfected their skills to the point of perfection. They are equally passionate about the land that produces the grapes that make the wine and reduce their impact on the environment with energy saving, recycling and sustainability practices.

THE FOOD

The Jane Brook Pantry and Cellar offers a unique dining experience including delicious Mediterranean style shared picnic baskets, which can be enjoyed at the table. Much of the fresh produce is grown on site and includes terrine, pate, house-baked sourdough, cheese and home-made condiments. You can dine on the deck, under the vines or bring a rug and stroll over to the lawn for a picnic. Afterwards, treat yourself to a delicious dessert and freshly-brewed coffee from local roaster BOLT, or even a beer.

THE WINE

Jane Brook offers a wide range of premium varietal wines. The sparking range includes a white, pink and Blanc de Blanc. The whites include a Plain Jane Classic White, the Sauvignon Blanc, the Sauvignon Blanc- Semillion and the Chardonnay. There is only one Rose but a number of red varieties including a classic red, Shiraz, the Back Block Shiraz, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and lastly the Atkinson family reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. Fortifieds include Brandy, Liqueur Muscat, Liqueur Topaque, Liqueur Verdelho, and a single white fortified.

SWAN VALLEY VINEYARD

The iconic Back Block Shiraz is made from grapes hand-picked from the 70 year old vines in the home vineyard.

MARGARET RIVER

The cooler more moderate climate of Margaret River produces crisp, zesty and fresh Sauvignon Blanc and delicate, full-flavoured Chardonnay, where were planted over 10 years ago in the Shovelgate Vineyard. Red grapes include Cabernet Sauvignon, a true Margaret River varietal which is firm & generous yet delicate & finely structured, and Malbec, touted by many as the next emerging variety in Australia

Jane Brook is open 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm and offer a wide range of premium varietal wines.
 

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

Details

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

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

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,Chardonnay,Classic Dry White,Grenache,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon,Shiraz,Verdelho,Sparkling,Rose,Merlot
  • 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:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Established:2008
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Gallery,Restaurant,Accommodation,Functions,Kids Play Area
  • Dinner Open:Friday,Saturday
  • Lunch Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Winemaker:Ryan Sudano (Senior Winemaker)
  • Size & Year:Established 2001 - 2010,Small (5,000-49,999 cases)
  • Cases Produced:10000 cases
  • Breakfast Open:Saturday,Sunday

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

Nikola Estate

Located on the stunning banks of the Swan River, Nikola Estate formerly 'Houghtons' is one of Australia’s oldest, most iconic estates, with vineyard plantings dating back to 1930.

  • Wine Variety:Chardonnay,Shiraz,Sparkling,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon,Vermentino
  • Wine Region:Swan District
  • Open Days/times:5 days 11am-4pm

Details

  • Established:1929
  • Facilities:Functions,Cellar Door,Restaurant,Wheelchair Access
  • Cellar Door Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Brands:Nikola
  • Cases Produced:4000
  • Size & Year:Established 1901 - 1950
  • Lunch Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

Nikola Estate is the new name of the former 'Houghton' winery site, which when purchased by the Yukich family ,help them to realise a long-held dream of returning the grounds and winery of Swan Location 11 to WA hands.

With the christening of the historic winery and grounds in tribute to their grandfather, Nikola, the Yukich family continues it's passion and dedication for elegant premium wines and delicious foods.

The Wines

Crafted by Australia's second oldest winery, our wines have a heritage of passion and exceptional quality. We endeavour to highlight the best of each variety  where the final wine is superior to it's component parts.

The fruit is sourced locally and from every major premium wine region in Western Australia and reflects the places in which they were grown.This is our objective as the Nikola wine portfolio expands.

Wine Tastings

The light and airy cellar door is surrounded by lush gardens,stately pines and blooming Jacaranda Trees when in season. We offer wine tastings Wednesday to Sunday  from 11am-4pm. Wine is available for purchase, take-home or delivery Australia wide and internationally.

In addition we have 2 extra large function spaces for tour groups, however advance bookings are required.

Unique Highlights

An onsite museum showcases historical winemaking items . You can also see the place where a legendary local bushranger, ‘Moondyne Joe’ was captured in 1869. An extra special time to visit is between November to January for a photo with the property’s magnificent Jacaranda trees, which blossom with beautiful purple flowers over this time.

 

 

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

Details

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

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,Cabernet,Cabernet Franc,Cabernet Sauvignon,Cabernet Shiraz,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Chenin Verdelho,Classic Dry White,Gewurztraminer,Grenache,Grenache Shiraz,Malbec,Merlot,Method Traditionale,Muscat,Petit Verdot,Pinot Gris,Port,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Semillon,Shiraz,Shiraz Cabernet,Sparkling Rose,Sparkling Shiraz,Tempranillo,Verdelho,Viognier,Sparkling,Fortified,Rose,Dessert
  • 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
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Vineyards:24 acre
  • 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.

Plantagenet Wines

Taste exemplary Mount Barker wines at the classic mud brick cellar door and café of this regional hero estate and WA winemaking pioneer, located 30 minutes from Albany.

  • Wine Variety:Fortified,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Pinot Noir,Riesling,Rose,Sauvignon Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Brut,Cabernet Merlot,Sparkling,Fume Blanc,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Tempranillo,Shiraz
  • Wine Region:Great Southern

Details

  • Great Southern:Mount Barker
  • Cases Produced:25000
  • Vineyards:130 hectares
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday
  • Established:1968
  • Lunch Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday
  • Facilities:Restaurant,Cellar Door

Description

A regional pioneer, Plantagenet Wines was planted with Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz vines in 1968 by founder Tony Smith. The first wines were made in 1974 and showed great potential, encouraging Tony to convert a local apple packing shed into a winery and keep making what are now regarded amongst Australia’s most respected examples of Cabernet and Shiraz. Subsequent vineyards were planted, and fruit now comes from five estate-owned properties around the Mount Barker area.

Western Australia’s oldest family business Lionel Samson & Son acquired Plantagenet in 1999 and the estate continues to grow from strength to strength, with an international reputation for its Rieslings, Chardonnays, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Wine Tasting

The mudbrick and timber cellar door, surrounded by stunning garden and historic vines make a beautiful setting in which to explore the Plantagenet wine range. Wines can be tasted daily between 10.30am – 4pm.

The Food

Alongside the cellar door is ‘The Shed’, Plantagenet’s café, serving lunch daily. The menu is a unique blend of contemporary and casual, with hearty dishes that pair with the wines. Dining can be enjoyed from the alfresco deck, or beside the fireplace in winter.

Halliday Rating

5 Red Stars

 

 

 

RiverBank Estate Winery

Situated on the banks of the Swan, delight in the stunning natural setting and manicured lawns, multi award-winning wines and superb a la carte restaurant, winner of several gold-plate awards.

  • Open Days/times:10am - 4pm daily
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Franc,Sangiovese,Semillon,Shiraz,Tempranillo,Verdelho,Vermentino,Zinfandel,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Grenache,Malbec,Petit Verdot,Pinot Noir

Details

  • Established:1992
  • Vineyards:27 acres
  • Cellar Door Open:Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
  • Breakfast Open:Sunday
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000

Description

First planted on the fertile banks of the Swan River in 1988, the vineyard of this stunning property has grown to encompass nearly thirty acres of mature, low yielding vines, producing exceptional fruit that is lovingly handcrafted into premium, regional, varietal wines, vinified and bottled on-site.

CELLAR DOOR

The Cellar Door, open 10am - 4pm daily, should be your first stop, offering a large range of reds, whites and rosé wines for tasting. In total, 17 varieties of grapes are grown at Riverbank Estate, including 5 white varieties; Verdelho, Chenin Blanc, Semillon, Chardonnay and Vermentino; and 12 red varities including; Tempranillo, Malbec, Grenache, Zinfandel, Sangiovese, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Nero D’Avola and Mataro.

RESTAURANT

Take the time to enjoy a superb lunch at the restaurant, winner of several gold plate awards. Architecturally designed and rustic in style with wide verandahs and large expanses of manicured lawns provide plenty of space to slow down and unwind while taking in the beautiful vineyard and stunning surrounds. The menu changes regularly to incorporate the best seasonal foods and where possible, local, organically grown produce.

WEDDINGS / EVENTS

Riverbank holds a range of public events, all listed on their website.

The estate is also popular for weddings and events, with a dedicated coordinator able to arrange stunning events at the restaurant, on the lawns or even a marquee for hire, all of which enjoy 180 degree, panoramic views towards the Swan River and the historical landmark of Woodbridge House.

Tastings are available daily between 10am and 4pm. 
Our Restaurant is open between 11:30am and 3pm, and is also open on Sundays for breakfast from 7:30am to 10:30am. 

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,Dessert,Fortified,Sparkling,Botrytis Semillon,Merlot Blend,Chardonnay,Classic Dry White,Merlot,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Shiraz,Shiraz Cabernet,Verdelho,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
  • Cellar Door Open:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday
  • Cases Produced:60000 cases
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Size & Year:Medium (50,000-499,999 cases),Established 1800 - 1850
  • Vineyards:4000 acres

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

Sittella Winery & Restaurant

Voted best Swan Valley Cellar Door in 2018, enjoy the stunning restaurant, cellar door and award-winning wines with grapes sourced from Margaret River, Franklyn River and Swan District.

  • Wine Variety:Grenache,Malbec,Rose,Grenache Shiraz,Petit Verdot,Sparkling Rose,Sparkling Shiraz,Cabernet Malbec,Muscat,Pinot Gris,Pinot Noir,Sauvignon Blanc,Tempranillo,Verdelho,Fortified,Sparkling,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Port,Shiraz,Dessert
  • Wine Region:Swan District
  • Open Days/times:Cellar Door: Tue - Sun 10am to 4pm, Restaurant: Tue – Sun 9.30am to 4pm

Details

  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Sunday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
  • Lunch Open:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Cases Produced:8000 cases
  • Vineyards:10 hectares
  • Facilities:Restaurant,Cellar Door,Functions

Description

Nestled among the vines on a gently winding road near the upper reaches of the Swan River lies one of the jewels of the historic Swan Valley.

Founded by Simon and Maaike Berns in 1998 and named after a small Australian bird which abounds in the nearby tree-lined Swan River, Sittella Winery is one of the newest wineries in the Swan Valley.

Sittella’s Swan Valley vineyard thrives on the fertile soils and Mediterranean climate of hot dry summers and mild wet winters, producing a range of rich, full flavoured wines. Simon and Maaike Berns have been successful in producing high quality traditional wine styles using Verdelho, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Tempanillo and Petit Verdot, and now source grapes from other vineyards in the Swan Valley, their own Margaret River property and and Franklyn River in the Great Southern.  Over the past five years, production has increased dramatically with a crush of over 100 tonnes.

Maaike is responsible for the imaginative architecture of the restaurant, incorporating the essence of modern Italy into this wonderful earth-rendered winery.

The winery and Restaurant is open from 11:00am to 4:00pm Tuesdays – Sundays and public holidays.

SWAN VALLEY

The Sittella Vineyard is located on a stretch of fertile land 20 km north-east of Perth. In this upper river district, with the Darling Ranges to the east and the Indian Ocean to the west, the warm Mediterranean style climate provides steady winter rainfall and hot, dry summers which produce grapes of wonderful flavour, richness, balance and style. The water supply is a trickle system using bore water. Verdelho, Chardonnay, Shiraz, vines grow over a 5 hectare allotment on rich alluvial sandy loam soils (3 hectares under vine). Recent plantings also include Tempranillo, and Petit Verdot.

MARGARET RIVER ESTATE

Located at Willyabrup, 260 kms south west of Perth. The region’s temperate southern climate has been likened to Bordeaux with its generous winter rainfall, freedom from spring frosts and subdued summer temperatures – the ideal growing conditions for international wine styles. With 2.5 hectares of undulating land and soils are amongst the best in the area. Comprised of red brown loam with some gravel that ensures good natural drainage. Varieties include Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc and more recently Malbec to develop a classic red Blend.

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