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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,Light Food,Restaurant,Cellar Door,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.

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

Details

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

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.

 

 

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.

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

Details

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

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.

 

Listing image by: Ryder Evans

Cape Grace Wines

A quaint producer, handcrafting single-vineyard wines from an authentic ‘tin shed in the forest’ winery where you can taste with the delightful owners in a rustic ‘be part of the action’ setting.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Cabernet Shiraz,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Shiraz,Dessert,Cabernet Franc,Sparkling,Petit Verdot,Rosé,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:7 days 10am-5pm

Details

  • Established:1996
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Gallery,Dogs Welcome,Kids Play Area
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Vineyards:6.25
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Brands:Cape Grace Wines
  • Winemaker:Mark Messenger & Dylan Arvidson
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Cases Produced:2000 cases

Description

Planted in 1996, Cape Grace is a proud ‘little winery’ in Margaret River owned by Robert & Karri-Davies, whose family has been part of the local community since 1875. The hand-crafted, single-vineyard wines are grown in their organically-managed property in Wilybrup, a site surrounded by natural forest.

The Wines
All of Margaret River’s signature varieties are made, along with a Chenin and a sparkling Chenin. All wines are made using traditional processes and the highly-awarded reds are hand plunged and basket-pressed.

Wine Tasting
One of the region’s quaint and rustic wineries, with a tin-shed-in-the-forest setting. Karen and Robert are behind the cellar door counter more often than not, providing the opportunity to ‘meet the maker’ and learn the ins and outs of being a small winemaker in Margaret River. During vintage (February – April) visitors may see some fermenting action in the winery and in spring (September – October) there’s also stunning wildflowers.

Unique Highlights
The wine storage area you enter through IS the right entrance! Look out for Robert’s photographs and paraphernalia on display including Robert’s private collection of Australian parrots in a natural bush setting. We are dog friendly and have a childens play area.

Halliday Rating
5 Stars

Cape Mentelle

One of Margaret River’s pioneers and most critically acclaimed wineries with the original rammed-earth cellar doors plus photo gallery, free petanque courts, kid’s area and picnic facilities.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Shiraz,Zinfandel,Cabernet,Cabernet Franc,Merlot,Petit Verdot,Semillon,Rosé
  • Open Days/times:10am-4:30pm Everyday

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Kids Play Area
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Cases Produced:80000
  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe
  • Vineyards:150 hectares

Description

One of Margaret River’s founding five estates, Cape Mentelle was established in 1970 by regional pioneer David Hohnen and his brothers Mark and Giles. In 1983 Cape Mentelle won Australia’s most coveted wine award, the Jimmy Watson Memorial Award for its Cabernet Sauvignon and cemented its position as a premium producer when it won it again the following year. This was huge, not just for Cape Mentell, but also for the youthful Margaret River wine region.

Today Cape Mentelle forms part of the LVMH group (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy) and its wines remain some of the region’s most critically acclaimed. James Halliday says they are, “knocking on the door of the Winery of the Year Award.” Environmental sustainability is a key driver within the vineyards and winery and Cape Mentelle was WA’s first member into Australian wine sustainability program, Entwined. To achieve this certification the vineyard utilises the most natural viticulture techniques.

The Wines
The critically-acclaimed wine range is focused around Margaret River’s signature varieties Cabernet Sauvignon (and blends), Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc Semillon and Chardonnay. An historic Zinfandel is made too, from vines planted in 1974 which were brought out directly from California to the Cape Mentelle Vineyard.

Wine Tasting
The cellar door is one of the region’s original to be made with rammed earth. Located just five minutes towards the coast from Margaret River town, guests can enjoy tasting experiences starting from $10. A Behind the Scenes Tour and Behind the Scenes Tour with Food and Wine Pairing Experience run on weekdays, offering the unique opportunity to explore behind the winery walls of one of the region’s most famous estates. Open daily 10am – 5pm.

Unique Highlights
Nostalgia enthusiasts will love the photo collection lining the barrel hall behind the cellar door. It features images remembering the early days of establishing Cape Mentelle and the Margaret River wine region. The whole family can enjoy picnic facilities, dedicated activities areas for children and estate’s petanque courts. Similar to bocce, this game originated in 1907 in Provence, Southern France. The courts are free to use, boules can be borrowed from the cellar door.

Since 1982 Cape Mentelle has hosted the region’s most renowned Cabernet event. The Cape Mentelle International Cabernet Tasting is a blind tasting that features a selection of Cabernets from the world’s finest cabernet producing regions; Bordeaux, Napa Valley, Tuscany and Margaret River. Tickets sell quickly to industry and media, but every year a few lucky members of the public can come along to this amazing event too. Visit Cape Mentelle’s website for details.

Halliday Rating

2017 Cape Mentelle Chardonnay (97 Points)

2016 Cape Mentelle Two Vineyards Shiraz (97 Points)

2017 Cape Mentelle Zinfandel (95 Points)

Carilley Estate

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

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

Details

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

Description

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

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

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

Cullen Wines

A Margaret River icon, known internationally for its exceptional wines, incl. world’s best chardonnay, leading biodynamic viticulture, homely cellar door & restaurant serving local organic produce.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Petit Verdot,Sauvignon Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Cabernet Franc,Malbec,Merlot,Semillon
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: daily 10am to 4:30pm, Restaurant: Fri to Tue 10am to 4pm

Details

  • Facilities:Functions,Kids Play Area,Restaurant,Cellar Door,Dogs Welcome,Organic (Certified)
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Lunch Open:Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Friday
  • Cases Produced:20 000
  • Vineyards:49 hectares
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Cullen Wines was established by Diana and Kevin Cullen who began experimenting with viticulture in 1966 following various research reports that suggested Margaret River’s climate was similar to that of Bordeaux. Encouraging results led the pair to plant 18 acres of vines on their sheep and cattle farm in 1971 to establish Cullen Wines. Daughter Vanya became chief winemaker in 1989 and has earnt a reputation as one of Australia’s most awarded winemakers.

In 2005, the iconic Diana Madeline Cabernet Merlot was awarded the top Langton’s Classification category of ‘Exceptional’, one of a handful of Australia’s best wines to hold this status. The Kevin John Chardonnay 2007 was awarded the World’s Best Chardonnay at the 2010 Decanter World Wine Awards. Both wines have received a host of international awards, judged against the world’s best wines.

The Wines

The wines are estate-grown from Cullen Wines’ two A Grade Biodynamic (BFA) certified vineyards in Wilyabrup, Margaret River. The philosophy is to search for the best quality expression of the vineyard in the wine. Quality is paramount, and every winemaking step reflects Cullen Wines’ approach to do whatever it takes to make the most outstanding wines. Cabernet Sauvignon (and blends) and Chardonnay are the focus.

Wine Tasting

Cullen Wine’s harmonious stone and timber cellar door is open daily 10.30am to 4pm and offers complimentary tastings of current release wines. A selection of museum vintages can be purchased by the glass from the cellar door’s enomatic wine machine. Enthusiasts will love Cullen Wines tour, which teaches the principles of biodynamics in the vineyards and includes a visit to the historic vines and winery followed by a private wine tasting.

The Food

The award-winning Cullen restaurant overlooks their historic vineyard making a relaxing place for a glass of wine, lunch or a coffee. The menu incorporates only fresh, biodynamic and organic produce sourced from Cullen’s restaurant garden and selected local producers. For an extra treat, try Cullen’s Food & Wine experience, a five-course feast paired with wines.

Unique Highlights

The Cullen Wines homestead is set in peaceful vineyard surroundings for a rejuvenating getaway that supports the winery’s philosophy of living in harmony with nature. It was built in 1976 and is conveniently located within a short walking distance of the Cullen Wines’ tasting room and restaurant. Cullen Wines’ Biodynamic Spiral Garden is a unique self-guided tour experience that brings to life the fascinating biodynamic process employed throughout operations at Cullen.

Halliday Rating

5 Red Stars

Driftwood Estate Margaret River

Draped on picturesque slopes a stones-throw from the ocean, Driftwood Estate has been creating flavourful wines of character and distinction for 30 years.

  • Open Days/times:Daily, 10.30am to 5pm.
  • Wine Variety:Merlot Cabernet,Method Traditionale,Petit Verdot,Pinot Gris,Tawny,Sauvignon Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Semillon,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz Cabernet,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Shiraz,Fortified,Cabernet,Cabernet Malbec,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Shiraz,Classic Dry White,Malbec,Merlot Blend,Sparkling,Rosé
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Brands:Driftwood Estate
  • Cases Produced:15,000
  • Established:1989
  • Vineyards:100 acres
  • Winemaker:Kane Grove
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Gallery,Dogs Welcome,Kids Play Area,Wheelchair Access
  • Cellar Door Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Located just 3 hours south of Perth in the renowned Margaret River wine region, the Driftwood Estate Cellar Door & Winery offers the opportunity to taste award winning wines as well as olive oil made from olives grown on the Estate. Enjoy views of undulating vines in summer and cosy log fires in winter, visit our amphitheatre, browse our beautiful art gallery or purchase some of our quality merchandise.

With beginnings of small batch, hand-crafted wines and a familiar icon etched in the Margaret River Wine Region landscape, Driftwood is a 5 Star rated winery with highly accoladed wines and more to come for all to enjoy in the future.


Driftwood Estate is a boutique winery set in the stunning Wilyabrup sub-region of Margaret River, Western Australia. Established by Tom and Helen Galopoulos in 1989 on what had previously been a country retreat, the winery immediately received acclaim when its first wine, a Semillon produced in 1993, won a special commendation in a British competition.

In 2009, leading Australian wine writer James Halliday rated Driftwood Estate as one of the best wineries in the Margaret River region. This result has continued into the 2018 Wine Companion, where Driftwood Estate has again been rated a 5 Star Winery. The vine resources are exceptional, having had years of nurturing to ensure they produce premium fruit showcasing the Wilyabrup sub-region beautifully.

The winemaking philosophy behind the Driftwood wines is one of simplicity – quality wines are made in the vineyard. While winemaking can have a positive input, having premium quality fruit is essential. This is why Driftwood Estate is so fortunate to be located in one of the greatest viticultural areas in the world, sourcing super premium fruit year in year out. With premium quality fruit, our wine making philosophy is all about protecting and expressing the qualities found in the grapes, so that the wine lover can enjoy the pure, varietal and regional flavours from the Wilyabrup sub-region of Margaret River.


The wines are produced under four labels, Single Site, Artifacts, The Collection, and Oceania.

Our Single Site range of Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon showcases the best of Driftwood Estate. Over the years, our vineyards have grown in maturity and pedigree, and we have produced Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon from the 2016 vintage to reflect this, with releases occurring soon.

Artifacts are the more complex styles, demonstrating the intense characters old vine fruit can develop, and once in the winery, utilising oak influence and subtle winemaking techniques resulting in wines of strength, elegance, and integrity that will drink beautifully young whilst also reward careful cellaring.

The Collection range showcases fruit driven, regionally renowned wines that are designed to be enjoyed in their youth – vibrant blends and crisp, clean wines for everyday drinking.

The Oceania range is predominately a cellar door and online range, offering a Rosé, a White Blend, a Sparkling and a Tawny.

The beautiful branding takes Driftwood back to its beginnings, with small batch, hand-crafted wines showing how age and experience in the wine world can lead to memorable Collections and stunning Artifacts for people to enjoy now and into the future.
 

 

Ferguson Falls Wines & Cafe

Pop in for lunch at this Gold Plate award-winning winery and cafe, known for its quality wines, delectable stone-baked pizzas and locally-made cheeses, served with a laidback, country atmosphere.

  • Wine Region:Geographe
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Shiraz,Tempranillo,Merlot,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Verdelho
  • Open Days/times:Fri to Sun, 10am to 4pm

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Restaurant,Wheelchair Access,Functions,Kids Play Area
  • Geographe:Ferguson Valley
  • Vineyards:3.5 hectares
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Micro (1-999 cases)
  • Cases Produced:600
  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday,Friday
  • Lunch Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday

Description

Located 20 minutes east of Bunbury within the lush Ferguson Valley, this estate was one of the first vineyards to be planted in the region. Established by the Giumelli Family in 1983, the property's rich soils are home to the 3 hectare vineyard in which the family has planted award-winning vines.

The Wines

Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot, Verdello and Tempranillo varieties are all grown at Ferguson Falls Wines and used to make their single variety lines and in blends to produce their famous Primavera Rosso (Chilled Red), the Autunno Bianco (semi sweet white) and their Shiraz Tempranillo named The Mostyn.  Supported by locally produced Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon grapes to produce their SBS wine.  Home to some of the oldest Cabernet Sauvignon vines in the Ferguson Valley with the first cuttings planted in 1983.

Cellar Door

Generous samples of the estate's wines are available at the cellar door, Friday through Sunday from 10am - 4pm. Alternative times for tastings can be arranged by appointment.

The Food

Ferguson Falls Estate’s delicious stone-baked American and Italian style gourmet pizzas received the Gold Plate Award in 2017. There’s also a range of cheeses, created from the farm’s dairy milk available to enjoy as well as desserts and Gesha coffee. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am - 4pm.

 

Firetail Wines | Roje Estates

Set in rolling hills, surrounded by jarrah and marri trees, with magical sunrises and vocal birdlife, enjoy a cup of tea and taste with the owners of this lovely, boutique family vineyard.

  • Wine Variety:Botrytis Semillon,Cabernet Sauvignon,Merlot,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Sparkling,Rosé,Dessert,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Semillon
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:11am - 5pm Everyday

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Established:1983
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Kids Play Area
  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe
  • Cases Produced:1200
  • Vineyards:5.3 hectares
  • Winemaker:Bruce Dukes, Peter Stanlake

Description

A family owned winery established by Rob Glass and Jessica Worrall which connects their professional backgrounds and passion for wine. They began with a small vineyard in Geographe in 2000, expanding when they found their ‘dream vineyard’ in Margaret River two years later. Surrounded by rolling hills, the site’s sandy loam soils are great for growing Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon.

The Wines
Firetail produces premium varietal wines from estate-grown grapes in Margaret River and Geographe. The vines receive the fastidious attention of the vineyard workers throughout the year with the team working hard to at produce the best quality, intense and flavoured grapes. The range includes a sparkling, still red and white wines and a dessert wine.

Wine Tasting
The Cellar Door architecture combines jarrah and the oak from barrels for a stylish, handcrafted feel. Meet the owners, taste the wines and perhaps stay for a coffee or tea. Open 11am to 5pm daily.

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

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

Details

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

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

Happs Wines and Commonage Pottery

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 Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Botrytis Semillon,Cabernet,Cabernet Franc,Chenin Blanc,Graciano,Malbec,Marsanne,Merlot,Method Traditionale,Petit Verdot,Sangiovese,Sauvignon Blanc,Syrah,Tempranillo,Tinta Cao,Touriga,Viognier,Cabernet Sauvignon,Gamay,Moscato,Nebbiolo,Fortified,Grenache,Sparkling Rose,Sparkling,Rosé,Dessert,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Cabernet Merlot,Chardonnay,Muscat,Pinot Noir,Semillon,Shiraz,Verdelho
  • Open Days/times:10am - 5pm Everyday

Details

  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Small (5,000-49,999 cases)
  • Cases Produced:14000
  • Facilities:Dogs Welcome,Gallery,Picnic Facilities,Kids Play Area,Cellar Door
  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday
  • Vineyards:35.2 hectares
  • Margaret River:Yallingup

Description

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
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.

Wine Tasting
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.

Culinary Experiences
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'.

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,Tawny,Riesling,Shiraz,Pinot Noir,Sauvignon Blanc
  • Open Days/times:Wed to Sun 10am to 4pm
  • Wine Region:Pemberton

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. 

 

Howard Park Wines

Proudly family-owned, Howard Park is the home of sparkling wine in West Australia & a champion of the cool climate Great Southern & world-renowned Margaret River wine regions.

  • Wine Variety:Rosé,Brut,Cabernet,Cabernet Shiraz,Method Traditionale,Muscat,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Sparkling Rose,Fortified,Dessert,Shiraz,Sparkling,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Pinot Noir,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:7 days 10am-5pm

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Established:1986
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Functions,Wheelchair Access,Kids Play Area,Picnic Facilities
  • Size & Year:Medium (50,000-499,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Brands:Howard Park Wines
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes. Disabled parking, no stairs, wheelchair-friendly walkways, disabled wheelchair-friendly bathrooms
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Winemaker:Janice McDonald, Mark Bailey

Description

Since 1986 Howard Park has handcrafted wines of provenance and elegance.

The Howard Park cellar door is a must-see destination in Margaret River, as one of the foremost architectural buildings in the region. The visitor experience is the culmination of one family’s vision, two generations, two wine regions and four vineyards.

Howard Park is the biggest producer of sparkling wines in West Australia, and the only winery in Margaret River to make Champagne-method in-house.

The winery was commended for its architecture by the Royal Australian Institute of Architects in 2000, and judged among the nation’s top 12 buildings by The Sydney Morning Herald. It incorporates traditional Feng shui principles with a contemporary Australian aesthetic.

Calling two wine regions home – Margaret River and Great Southern – has allowed Howard Park to emerge as an Australian leader in crafting Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir and methode traditionelle sparkling wines.

This breadth of wine and commitment to pursuing the highest quality fruit makes Howard Park one of the most memorable tasting experiences in Margaret River. Visits are unique & comprehensive in their multi-regional approach.

Set on 138 hectares of vines and native bushland, less than 5 minutes from the town of Cowaramup, the property is a spectacular place to witness the changing of the seasons. The meandering driveway reveals the striking winery building, nestled among native Marri & Jarrah trees.

The Cellar Door itself is surrounded by spacious lawn areas, where guests are invited join one of many annual events, or bring a picnic, borrow a blanket, a bocce set and enjoy a glass of wine under the sun.

MadFish Wines

MadFish Wines is named after a remote beach in West Australia, where legend tells of colliding tides causing schools of fish to leap out of water in confusion and chaos.

  • Open Days/times:Open daily 10am to 5pm
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Brut,Cabernet,Cabernet Merlot,Classic Dry White,Malbec,Merlot Blend,Method Traditionale,Petit Verdot,Pinot Gris,Sauvignon Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Prosecco,Riesling,Shiraz,Dessert,Sparkling,Rosé

Details

  • Brands:MadFish Wines
  • Established:1992
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes. Disabled parking, no stairs, wheelchair access, disabled bathrooms, wheelchair-friendly bathrooms
  • Winemaker:Janice McDonald
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Kids Play Area,Picnic Facilities
  • Size & Year:Medium (50,000-499,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup

Description

The prehistoric landscape and raw, wild coastline of South West WA has been the inspiration behind MadFish since it was first created in 1992. With grapes sourced from throughout the Margaret River and Great Southern wine regions, we try to capture these precious landscapes in a bottle, with their prehistoric soils, battered ocean cliffs, foaming surf and calm turquoise beaches.

The elements that define the MadFish range – wild, coastal and pure – are also what immerse visitors at our home, the Margaret River region.

Less than 5 minutes’ drive from world famous beaches and surf spots in the heart of Margaret River wine country, our vineyard and cellar door allow you to experience the nature, surroundings and laid-back lifestyle that inspired MadFish.

The MadFish range includes an ever-evolving line-up of small batch alternative varieties, made in experimental styles and available only at cellar door.

We always have fizz on pour, like the MadFish Vera’s Sparkling Cuvée and Prosecco, both made by us with specialist equipment in-house.

Set on 138 hectares of native bushland less than 5 minutes from the town of Cowaramup, the property is a spectacular place to witness the changing of the seasons. The winding tree-lined driveway passes a traditional old settler cottage and the famous Willyabrup Creek on its way to the cellar door.

The cellar door is surrounded by spacious lawn areas, where you can bring a picnic, borrow a bocce set and enjoy a glass or bottle of wine under the sun. In winter, cosy up inside on the couches with a wine by the fire. The building itself is a must-see example of award-winning architecture, built according to Feng Shui principles.

Our contemporary, cool climate wine styles are noted for their pure, fresh and clean characteristics, where the flavour of the fruit is the primary character.

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:Sparkling,Rosé,Merlot,Cabernet Merlot,Shiraz,Verdelho,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Classic Dry White,Grenache,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon
  • 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

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

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

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,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Malbec,Muscat,Petit Verdot,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Rosé,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Tempranillo,Vermentino,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Classic Dry White,Merlot,Verdelho,Viognier,Cabernet
  • 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

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

Description

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

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

Redgate Wines

Enjoy homely tastings, panoramic surrounds and possibly the region’s only fortified Shiraz at the multi-award-winning pioneer winery and cellar door giving a whole new meaning to the name ‘Redgate’.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Dessert,Cabernet Sauvignon,Sauvignon Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Semillon,Shiraz,Chardonnay,Rosé,Sparkling,Cabernet Franc
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Mon to Sun 10am to 4:30pm

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Picnic Facilities,Kids Play Area,Dogs Welcome
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe
  • Cases Produced:6000 cases
  • Vineyards:18 ha
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Brands:RedGate

Description

The story behind the name of this Margaret River pioneer dates back 100 years. It’s alleged that prior to the vines, the site was a dairy farm, whose ‘prominent red gate’ was known locally as the place to buy (illegal) home-distilled spirits. Incidentally, the property is nearby to Redgate Beach, so founder Bill Ullinger thought the name to be fitting on all fronts!

The vineyard was established in 1977, with 20 acres of vines planted. Over time, the family owned estate has grown into a 55 acre vineyard, operating its own winery, cellar door and maintaining an enviable reputation for its boutique, premium wines.

The Wines
Since the early vintages of the 1980s, Redgate’s handcrafted wines have received countless awards. In addition to its regional Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnays, Redgate makes Rose, Sparkling and a series of three luscious dessert wines, including a rare fortified Shiraz named in honour of founder, Bill.

Wine Tasting
Wines can be tasted at the homestead-like cellar door is open daily from 10am to 4.30pm. It’s a family-friendly place, perfect to bring a picnic and enjoy the panoramic surroundings.

Halliday Rating
5 Black Stars

Rivendell Winery Estate

Rivendell is an exclusive venue for private functions, weddings and corporate events. Contact us to see what we can do to host your next function.

  • Wine Variety:Sparkling,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Rosé,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Semillon,Durif,Shiraz Cabernet,Brut,Cabernet,Cuvee Brut,Merlot Blend
  • Open Days/times:Cellar Door open Thursday to Sunday 11am-4pm by appointment
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Vineyards:1.5 hectares
  • Winemaker:Rivendell Estate and Forester Estate
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Thursday
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Established:1987
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Dogs Welcome,Accommodation,Gallery,Functions,Kids Play Area,Wheelchair Access
  • Brands:Forester Estate Wines
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes - a ramp leads to the cellar and function centre

Description

Owned and operated by the Gruenthal family, Rivendell Winery is the perfect country escape. Established in 1985, the estate features acres of glorious manicured gardens, lawns and vineyards, providing a magical haven for one of the region’s oldest Cabernet vineyards.

Function centre
Rivendell is an exclusive venue for private functions, weddings and corporate events. Contact us to see what we can do to host your next function.

The Wines
The Rivendell cellar door is open Thursday to Sunday by appointment and features wines from the neighbouring Forester Estate as well as the new and growing range of Rivendell Estate wines. The cellar door features art by the talented Lindy Cullen and a small range of merchandise for sale from Cush'n'Co and Antipotea.

Stay a Little Longer… 
The Rivendell villas feature a range of options from three bedroom rammed earth chalets to modern four bedroom brick houses. The property can accommodate over 60 patrons and as such is perfect for a wedding held at the beautiful cottage gardens.Visit the Rivendell website for further information at www.rivendellwinery.com.au

Smallwater Estate

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

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

Details

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

Description

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

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

The Wines

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

Cellar Door

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

The Venue

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

 

St. Aidan Wines

A delightful boutique Vineyard beside the Ferguson River with, child-friendly lawns, a rammed-earth Cellar Door Restaurant and Events Centre with a 'bud to bottle' focus to produce award-winning wines

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Muscat,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Sparkling,Semillon,Cabernet,Cabernet Merlot,Tempranillo,Fortified
  • Wine Region:Geographe
  • Open Days/times:Mon - Fri 11am to 4pm, Weekends 11am to 5pm

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Wednesday
  • Established:1996
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Kids Play Area,BBQ Facilities,Picnic Facilities,Restaurant,Light Food,Functions,Wheelchair Access
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Tuesday,Wednesday
  • Geographe:Ferguson Valley
  • Vineyards:2.6 hectares
  • Winemaker:Mark Messenger
  • Cases Produced:1500
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes

Description

The 10 hectare property was purchased in 1991 by Phil and Mary Smith, who wished to partake in horticulture from a base nearby Bunbury where Phil works as an anaesthetist. The property was planted with citrus trees and table grapes, before they made the exciting progression to wine grapes on the estate in 1997. Subsequent plantings ensued . With focus on extraction and blending to craft the perfect wine, with minimal impact the team at Saint Aidan aim to create 'Art in a Bottle'. 

Home grown varietals include Chardonnay, Cabernet, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat, Malbec and Tempranillo.

Cellar Door

Nestled between the Sauvignon and Semillon vines and the Ferguson River is the rammed earth Cellar Door Restaurant. The building was sympathetically designed to blend in with the surroundings and reflect the design of the neighbouring Church from where the estate takes its name. Saint Aidan's award-winning wines can be sampled Monday to Friday 11am - 4pm, and weekends 11am - 5pm. A large range of homemade preserves like ‘Grandmas Tomato Relish’ are also available to purchase, as is a range of artwork from regional artists.

The Food

The Cellar Door Restaurant Menu focuses on the best seasonal offerings, using local ingredients wherever possible for soups, mains and sumptious desserts. The recently refurbished space can seat up to 60 guests in climate controlled comfort.

There are also picnic and gas barbecue facilities under the Peppermint trees at the estate, on the banks of the Ferguson River with plenty of space and family cricket games are welcomed!

St Aidan Wines also hosts a variety of Events throughout the year from their Summer Film on the Ferguson Outdoor Cinema to the iconic Annual Tempranillo Tasting Day in August.

The 150 seat Function Centre adjacent to the Cellar Door is an ideal Venue for Weddings, Corporate or other Special Events.

The Berry Farm

Margaret River’s most creative range of fruit-based wines, offering tastings of over 40 gourmet products at the cottage-style cellar door with family-friendly café and two kid’s adventure playgrounds.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Mon to Sun 10am to 4:30pm, cafe: Mon to Sun 10am to 4pm
  • Wine Variety:Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Sparkling,Dessert

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe
  • Facilities:Kids Play Area,Cellar Door,Restaurant,Dogs Welcome
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Established:1986

Description

Since 1986, The Berry Farm’s vast range of fruit-based sparkling, still, fortified, dessert wine and liquors has been delighting Margaret River visitors from near and far. The Cellar Door and Café are housed in an original settler’s group home, built circa 1925. Surrounded by stunning cottage gardens, berry trees and native birds, this is the perfect place to discover flavoursome wine styles you never imagined possible, while the kids have a blast on the property’s two adventure playgrounds.

The Wines
Known for creating something a little different in the region, The Berry Farm creates wines of all styles, forms and flavours from fruits other than just the humble grape. There are sparkling wines made from strawberries, fortified and dessert wines made from berry pressings, a range of ciders and more. All products are made onsite.

Wine Tasting
Everyone is invited to taste over forty wines and gourmet products including The Berry Farm’s homemade jams, preserves, sauces and syrups, which are as popular as the wines. A children’s corner is ideal to entertain the kids. Open daily 10am – 4pm.

The Food
Surrounded by elegant, rose-filled flower gardens, the well-loved café serves up tasty, country fare daily for morning tea and lunch. Sweet-tooths will love the fresh-baked scones, boysenberry pies and cakes. Savoury lovers can’t go past the beef and red wine pie or classic toasties. Bookings are highly recommended. Lunch available 11.30am to 3pm daily.

Unique Highlights
In the warmer summer months, keep a look out for the garden’s ripe raspberries, strawberries, currants, blueberries, mulberries and gooseberries that can be picked and enjoyed. Farm-fresh avocados can also be purchased at the Cellar Door when in season. Kids will love the playgrounds, dogs (on leashes) are welcome too.

West Cape Howe Wines

With the benefit of old vines and temperate growing conditions, West Cape Howe consistently produces premium quality wines with distinctive regional characteristics - wines that people love to drink.

  • Open Days/times:7 days
  • Wine Region:Great Southern
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Malbec,Pinot Noir,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Tempranillo,Cabernet Sauvignon,Cabernet Malbec,Other White,Other Red,Chardonnay,Riesling,Shiraz,Sparkling,Rosé

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door,BBQ Facilities,Dogs Welcome,Kids Play Area,Light Food,Picnic Facilities
  • Cellar Door Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday
  • Great Southern:Mount Barker
  • Winemaker:Gavin Berry, Andrew Vesey and Caitlin Gazey
  • Types & Styles:Estate Grown,Family Run,Single Vineyard

Description

 

 

 

Windows Estate

Discover some of Margaret River’s most interesting artisan, single vineyard wines, made with ancient methods and minimal intervention, including a rare basket-pressed series.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Franc,Malbec,Petit Verdot,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Sparkling,Merlot Blend,Semillon,Syrah,Viognier,Cabernet,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Method Traditionale,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:10am - 5pm Everyday

Details

  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes, ramp from car park into Cellar Door
  • Facilities:Light Food,Organic (Certified),Dogs Welcome,Picnic Facilities,Wheelchair Access,Kids Play Area,Cellar Door,Functions
  • Cases Produced:2500
  • Vineyards:6.3 hectares
  • Winemaker:Chris Davies
  • Established:1996
  • Cellar Door Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday
  • Margaret River:Yallingup

Description

Chris, Jo, Lucas and Violette Davies are a young West Australian family and the grape growers and artisan wine producers at Windows Estate.

All Windows Estate vines are cared for meticulously and dry block grown to ensure maximum concentration of flavours. Chris, a passionate viticulturist, completes every vineyard operation single-handedly. Apart from the very day the grapes are harvested, no one else is ever allowed to touch his vines!

In the winery, the preference is toward ancient, hand-processing methods with minimal use of machinery. As one of few remaining wineries still using a manual basket press, Window’s Estate Basket Pressed Cabernet Merlot, Basket Pressed Cabernet Sauvignon and Basket Pressed Shiraz are special propositions in Margaret River.

Sustainability is a key focus and over 60% of the Estate is reserved as natural bushland. Minimal intervention is employed in grape growing and winemaking processes and as a certified organic vineyard only organic fertilisers are used.

Cellar Door tastings are available daily. We also make our own pickles on site at our picklery, using locally grown produce. These can also be tasted and purchased at our cellar door. Cheese platters can be purchased to enjoy at the Estate. Being a small, family business, bookings are requested for tasting groups of 6 or more people.

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

Woody Nook Wines

Surrounded by native forest just a few kilometres from the Indian Ocean, uncover highly-awarded boutique wines at one of Margaret River’s most the laid-back cellar doors and family-friendly cafés.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chenin Blanc,Merlot,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Tawny,Chardonnay,Fortified,Rosé,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Tempranillo,Sparkling,Method Traditionale
  • Open Days/times:7 days 10am-4.30pm

Details

  • Facilities:Functions,Cellar Door,Gallery,Restaurant,Light Food,Kids Play Area,Dogs Welcome
  • Established:1982
  • Cellar Door Open:Friday,Sunday,Tuesday,Thursday,Saturday,Monday,Wednesday,Holidays
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Cases Produced:7500 cases
  • Vineyards:14.23 Hectares
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Woody Nook prides itself on boutique winemaking that is laid back but highly awarded. In the past decade the wines have won more than 200 awards including 3 trophies and a bucketful of medals.

It all began in 1978 when original owners Jeff and Wynn Gallagher purchased a Margaret River property that was home to a saw mill with the intention of planting vines. The first cuttings were planted in 1982 and the first Woody Nook wines made in 1987 in a winery built solely from the native materials growing on the property. In 2000 Peter and Jane Bailey became owners.

The Wines

The range includes sweet to dry table wines made from Margaret River’s signature varieties alongside a few surprises including a Graciano, Tempranillo, Chenin Blanc and a Port.

Cellar Door

Woody Nook’s friendly cellar door offers complimentary wine tastings from 10am to 5pm daily. An onsite gift shop stocks a range of souvenirs and there is also the unique opportunity to “adopt a vine.”

The Food

Oozing with rustic, cozy charm, The Nookery Café seats up to 120 people and is set against an impressive backdrop of jarrah and marri forest with indoor and outdoor dining options to suit all seasons. The menu is classic and hearty and there are great options for kids, who will also love the playground and lawn area. Open for breakfast and lunch daily from 8.30am.

Unique Highlights

The owner’s former residence on the property is now available as a holiday rental, complete with breathtaking vineyard views and breakfast at the Nookery Café.

Halliday Rating

5 Black Stars

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