Touriga Wine Variety Wineries in Western Australia
Wineries in Western Australia
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Established in 1978, Happs is a Margaret River wine pioneer, offering the region’s largest selection of wines in complex of mud-brick buildings including a working pottery in a garden setting.
- Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Chardonnay,Muscat,Pinot Noir,Semillon,Shiraz,Verdelho,Touriga,Viognier,Cabernet Sauvignon,Gamay,Moscato,Nebbiolo,Fortified,Method Traditionale,Petit Verdot,Sangiovese,Sauvignon Blanc,Syrah,Tempranillo,Tinta Cao,Cabernet,Cabernet Franc,Chenin Blanc,Graciano,Malbec,Marsanne,Merlot,Botrytis Semillon,Sparkling,Rosé,Dessert,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Grenache,Sparkling Rose
- Wine Region:Margaret River
- Open Days/times:10am - 5pm Everyday
- Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Small (5,000-49,999 cases)
- Cases Produced:14000
- Facilities:Dogs Welcome,Kids Play Area,Cellar Door,Gallery,Picnic Facilities
- Vineyards:35.2 hectares
- Margaret River:Yallingup
- Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
Happs has welcomed visitors to their rustic cellar door for over 35 years. There is a wine for every palate including those allergic to preservatives. Many visitors review us on Trip Advisor. The 4.5 star rating puts the winery in the top 10% globally.
The wines are produced entirely in house from estate-grown fruit from the Quindalup and the larger Karridale vineyard known as Three Hills. The Three Hills property is associated with later ripening, fuller flavour, elegance and finesse. The wine range includes sweet, dry, preservative free, fortified, and sparkling wines.
The rustic cellar door was built in the 1970s and is constructed of handmade mud-bricks. Look closely to see builders’ finger marks on the walls, capturing, “the essence of old school Margaret River". It's warm and inviting. Cellar door staff offer a friendly, educated approach to explain the extensive portfolio of wines.
Take a basket and select from a range of gourmet cheese, meats, pickled vegetables and preserves from more than 15 local producers, pair with some Happs Wine and indulge! Picnic on the lawn, at the outside tables, or inside if it’s a rainy day.
The Commonage Pottery
Happs Pottery began in Vasse in the early 1970s. The current workshop and gallery was built in 1978. See artists at work in the act of creation. A wide range of handicrafts and jewellery from local artisans is available.
Family Owned & Operated Since 1978
Back in the 1970s local high school teachers Erl and Ros Happ, responded to the notion that world class wines could be produced locally. In the words of the Frank Sinatra song 'I did it my way'.
5 Red Stars
In the Swan Valley, about 10km from Midland. An international affair - run by Danes Claus and Lisbet Petersen, who use South African yeasts and Hungarian oak to produce their wines.
- Wine Region:Swan District
- Wine Variety:Sparkling,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Tinta Cao,Touriga,Merlot,Muscat,Pinot Noir,Semillon,Shiraz
- Open Days/times:Weekends and public holidays 10am-5pm
- Facilities:Functions,Restaurant,Cellar Door
- Cellar Door Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday
- Vineyards:4.5 hectares
- Lunch Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday
- Cases Produced:5000
- Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1901 - 1950
Henley Park Wines was established by the Yujnovich family in 1935, and purchased by Hans Buchart Petersen ù a former Danish politician and vice-consul to WA ù in 1986. Claus, Hans' son, and wife Lisbet have since become principals, moving from Denmark and producing a range of wines ù Chenin Blanc, Semillon, Muscat, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Cabernet and Merlot. About 2000 cases of mainly Shiraz are exported to the Petersen's homeland each year with a Tawny Port, made from Portugese grape varieties, also produced annually. Cafe-style meals are available Friday to Sunday.
Take a fresh look at Margaret River's wine region with LS Merchants, who are exploring alternative and underrated wine varieties and pushing them into exciting new territory.
- Open Days/times:No Cellar Door
- Wine Region:Margaret River
- Wine Variety:Pinot Gris,Pinot Noir,Rosé,Syrah,Touriga,Vermentino
- Winemaker:Dylan Arvidson
- Size & Year:Established 2011 - 2019
Established in 2015 in in Margaret River, LS Merchants is owned by Dylan Arvidson and his wife, Taryn.
Working with wine regions throughout WA, LS Merchants’ wines are made with minimal intervention, wild fermentation where possible and a lot of experimentation; the former to express the varietal characters, the latter to push the boundaries of conventional winemaking and produce interesting and enticing styles.
Varieties include: Vermentino, Verdot Pinot, Syrah and a Red Blend.
Production is very small, usually consisting of one or two barrels so please get in contact to see what LS Merchants are currently offering and where you can find it!
Vino Volta is the wine child of Garth Cliff and Kristen McGann. Calling on a collective 40 years of experience. Small batch, Single Vineyard and Blends. Contemporary, Experimental and Natural.
- Open Days/times:Appointment Only
- Wine Region:Swan District
- Wine Variety:Chenin Blanc,Grenache,Tempranillo,Touriga,Fortified
- Brands:Vino Volta
- Cases Produced:1000
- Vineyards:3 hectares contracted, more developing
- Winemaker:Garth Cliff and Kristen McGann
- Facilities:Appointment Only
- Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 2011 - 2019
Vino Volta makes tasty, quaffable medium bodied wines. We like to experiment. We like to play.
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. We are rallying the star varieties - Chenin Blanc and Grenache - of the Swan Valley / Swan District.
We explore grape varieties that should be suited to Swan Valley and our warming climate. We would love to be able to source from within the district and hope to in the long term. For now, we need to source from other regions within Western Australia.
Small batch, showcasing single vineyards but equally happy to blend. Some varieties and some vineyards need a little help from their friends. Whatever works to make the most expressive wines.
Keep experimenting, keep learning and hopefully come up with something new or just so old that nobody remembers what it is…
Let other winemakers, vineyards and wine regions do what they are good at and buy / swap our wines for theirs. Let’s stop making everything everywhere and stick to what we are good at.