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Semillon Wine Variety Wineries in Wilyabrup

Wineries in Wilyabrup


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Ashbrook Estate

Meet one of Margaret River’s quiet achievers and three-generation wine families at their mud-brick cellar door surrounded by picturesque Jarrah and Marri forest in the heart of Wilyabrup wine country.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Chardonnay,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Riesling,Semillon,Shiraz,Verdelho
  • Open Days/times:Daily 10am to 5pm

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Wheelchair Access
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Cases Produced:12000 - 14000 cases
  • Vineyards:17 hectares
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Wheelchair Access:Yes
  • Winemaker:Catherine Edwards, Brian Devitt
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

A long-time quiet achiever in Margaret River, the highly-awarded Ashbrook Estate began in 1979 and has been owned by three generations of the Devitt family. Located in the heart of Wilyabrup, it remains a boutique operation with a strong focus on handmade, single-vineyard premium wines. All fruit is grown, made, bottled and packaged at within the estate for ultimate quality control.

The Wines

The focused range reflects Margaret River’s regional heroes; Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc, along with a Riesling and a Verdelho. The estate began entering wine shows in 1999 and that year won the SGIO Winemakers Awards. A string of accolades and critical acclaim has followed.

Wine Tasting

A journey through picturesque farmland and healthy natural forest reveals Ashbrook Estate’s colonial style, mud-brick cellar door, which is open for tastings daily.

 

Brookland Valley Estate

Enjoy the regional wines of James Halliday’s Australian Winery of the Year (2009) at the cellar door and French-inspired fare at Flutes Restaurant, in idyllic surrounds beside the Wilyabrup Brook.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Sauvignon Blanc,Sparkling,Merlot,Semillon
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: 11am to 4pm

Details

  • Facilities:Functions,Restaurant,Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup

Description

Since 1984, Brookland Valley has been one of Margaret River’s most awarded wineries, reaching new levels of success when it was named ‘Winery of the Year’ by James Halliday’s Wine Companion in 2009.

Situated in a picturesque valley beside Wilyabrup Brook, Brookland Valley’s idyllic site is less than 2km from the Indian ocean and features a north-east facing, wind shielded microclimate which is planted to close-set, spur-pruned vines.

The Wines
Brookland Valley’s benchmark wine range focuses on classic grape varieties sourced entirely from Margaret River. Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay are the focus, made in a minimal intervention winemaking style, making the terroir the focus throughout the portfolio of Reserve, Estate, Verse 1 and Small Batch labels.

Wine Tastings
With breathtaking views of the Wilyabrup Brook, the cellar door offers the full range of Brookland Valley wines for tasting and sale. It is also home to a fine gallery of wine and food related gifts and accessories, including a selection of fine glassware. 

The Food
Set in the natural surrounds of Brookland Valley Vineyard, Flutes Restaurant has earnt a reputation as one of the region's favourite premium, yet relaxed dining experiences. Executive Chef Francois Morvan brings an exotic mix of his French training plus a reverence for local seasonal produce to create an ever-changing menu.
Open 7 days a week from 11am for Morning Tea and 12pm for Lunch.?

Halliday Rating
Halliday 5 Red Star

Carpe Diem Vineyard

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

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

Details

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

Description

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

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

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

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

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,Dogs Welcome,Organic (Certified),Restaurant,Cellar Door
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Cellar Door Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Tuesday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • 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.

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

Details

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

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.
 

 

Fermoy Estate

Fermoy Estate is a premium winery nestled in the beautiful region of Wilyabrup, in Margaret River, Western Australia.

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

Details

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

Description

Visitors are warmly welcomed at Fermoy’s beautiful Cellar Door on Metricup Road in Margaret River by friendly and knowledgeable Cellar Door staff.  Taste the extensive range of wines on offer or bring a picnic to enjoy under the trees on the front lawn. If you have a group, why not book in for one of our private tastings with a visit around the winery and enjoy a real Fermoy experience with us.

Fermoy is one of the original established vineyards of the Margaret River region, but continually seeks to incorporate new ideas and technology. This reflects Fermoy’s ongoing quest to bring you the very best wines, while ensuring that everything we do is environmentally sustainable.

Through careful fruit selection and the skill of our wine making team, Fermoy is able to craft distinctive table wines full of unique flavours and characters.

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.

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

Details

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

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.

Harmans Estate

A dynamic team of winemakers crafting distinct single vineyard wines and liqueurs along with Australia’s first Pisco and the world’s rarest Chardonnay-based Gin, for tasting daily at the cellar door.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Sparkling,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Grenache Shiraz,Merlot,Tempranillo,Pinot Noir,Semillon,Fortified,Dessert,Sauvignon Blanc,Verdelho,Zinfandel
  • Open Days/times:Mon - Sat: 10:30am-5pm

Details

  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Cellar Door Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday
  • Vineyards:2 hectares
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Margaret River:Wallcliffe
  • Cases Produced:40000
  • Established:1999

Description

The Harmans Estate team scour the region for unique parcels of fruit to make single vineyard wines that display a strong sense of place. Established in 1999 the family-owned small-batch winery is one of the only producers in Margaret River that process, produce, bottle and label wines all on site to control all aspects of quality.

The Wines
In addition to Margaret River’s classic varieties, look out for a unique Shiraz Tempranillo and Sparkling Pink Pinot Noir. The Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc Liqueurs are some of the only of their kind in Margaret River and the wine-based spirits are seriously unique too.

Wine Tasting
The entire wine, liqueur and spirits collection is available for tasting daily at the cellar door between 10am – 5pm.

Unique Highlights
The Harmans Estate winemakers love a creative challenge and set out to make Australia’s first Pisco. The range includes three noteworthy flavours. The Gin Gin Gin is crafted from barrel-fermented Gin Gin clone chardonnay (a mysterious clone that found its way to the Margaret River region and now dominates). This truly unique gin is triple distilled and infused with Certified Organic botanicals. Perhaps the rarest Gin in the world, with only 128 bottles made.

Heydon Estate

An ultra-boutique producer known for its wines of provenance that can be tasted with the charismatic owners at their authentic cellar door, home to some impressive cricket memorabilia!

  • Open Days/times:10:30am to 5pm, Friday to Monday
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Petit Verdot,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon,Shiraz

Details

  • Cases Produced:1800
  • Established:1988
  • Vineyards:10 hectares
  • Winemaker:Mark Messenger
  • Facilities:Dogs Welcome,Picnic Facilities,Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup

Description

This ultra-boutique, single-vineyard winery was established in 1995 by George and Mary Heydon. The vineyard, comprising Chardonnay, Semillon, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot was planted on idyllic land in Wilyabrup in 1988 and is managed primarily with biodynamic, organic and traditional viticulture principles.

The Wines
The boutique winery makes just 2,000 dozen wines each vintage, focused on Margaret River’s hero varieties. The emphasis is on expressing their wine’s single estate origin and employs minimal intervention winemaking techniques. The highly-regarded wine collection is made by long-term Margaret River winemaker Mark Messenger, also known for his work at Juniper Estate, and historically at Cape Mentelle. Among numerous major accolades, Heydon Estate received the Wine of Provenance Award at the Margaret River Wine Show in 2017 for its Cabernet Sauvignon.

Wine Tasting
Hands-on and enthusiastic owner, Irish-born Mary Heydon personally hosts guests at the authentic and welcoming cellar door, located just 15 minutes north of Margaret River town.  Complimentary tastings are available daily from 10.30am – 5pm. Bring your own picnic to make the most of the stunning vineyard views with a bottle of Heydon Estate wine.

Unique Highlights
The Heydon’s are avid cricket fans and an impressive selection of cricket memorabilia can be viewed at the cellar door.

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

Killerby Wines

A centrally-located new-concept cellar door on a well-loved heritage winery, Australia’s longest tasting bar, a great range of gourmet produce and an awesome kid’s playground.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Pinot Noir,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon,Shiraz,Fortified,Cabernet Merlot
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: Daily 10am to 5pm
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Cellar Door Open:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday
  • Winemaker:Marco Pinares, Marelize Russouw
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Brands:Killerby
  • Established:1973

Description

The heritage of Killerby lives with original founder Dr Benjamin Barry Killerby who in 1973 planted one of the first vineyard in WA’s Geographe wine region with cuttings from his friends, Dr Bill Pannell (Moss Wood) and Dr Tom Cullity (Vasse Felix).

In 2008 the wine business was purchased by Ferngrove who continue to make excellent Margaret River wines under the Killerby label from their state-of-the-art winery in Frankland River, which can be tasted from the contemporary Margaret River Cellar Store.

The Wines

Killerby maintains its small winery essence with most of its winemaking techniques and philosophies remaining the same since it was first established. The wine is made using small batch techniques; high quality French oak barrels and meticulous attention to detail. The wines are made from select parcels of fruit from some of the best vineyard sites in Margaret River. 

Wine Tasting

Situated adjacent to the Cheeky Monkey Cidery, Brewery and Restaurant, the cellar door was designed leading interior architects to make wine tasting less intimidating. The cellar door has perhaps Australia’s longest tasting bench with a purpose-built cheese and meat larder. Killerby Cellar Store is open daily from 10am to 5pm for cellar door sales, wine tastings, coffee, food and wine.

Unique Highlights

A vast selection of gourmet produce is available including pasta, local and imported cheese, local coffee, jams, vinegars, truffle products, chocolate and more. An outdoor play area makes it a great place for kids.

Larry Cherubino Wines

Halliday’s wine maker of the year (XXXX) and Australian Winery of the Year & Best Value Winery (2011, 2017), making site-driven wines from six speciality vineyards, with modern cellar door.

  • Wine Variety:Botrytis Riesling,Cabernet,Cabernet Malbec,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Gewurztraminer,Grenache,Grenache Shiraz,Malbec,Merlot,Merlot Blend,Merlot Cabernet,Pinot Chardonnay,Pinot Gris,Pinot Noir,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Semillon,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Shiraz Cabernet,Syrah,Sparkling,Rosé,Dessert
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:Cellar door (winter): Tue to Sat 11am to 6pm, Sun & Mon 11am to 5pm; (summer) Daily 10am to 6pm

Details

  • Established:2005
  • Facilities:Appointment Only,Functions,Gallery,Picnic Facilities
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Cases Produced:8000
  • Vineyards:120
  • Winemaker:Larry Cherubino, Andrew Siddell, Matt Buchan

Description

In response to COVID-19, Larry Cherubino Wines are providing free delivery for all online orders in March and April 2020. For every online order they are giving a $49 voucher to put towards your next one.

One of WA’s most awarded winemakers, Larry Cherubino Wines makes an expressive range from a collection of estate-owned vineyards in Margaret River, Pemberton and the Great Southern (Frankland River, Mount Barker and Porongurup areas). The label began in Frankland River in 2004 when Larry and wife, Edwina purchased an historic property called Riversdale. The inaugural 2005 vintage wines were made in the family’s spare room! These days they are made in a well-equipped winery in Margaret River.

Larry Cherubino Wines was named James Halliday’s Australian Winery of the Year in 2011, and also Australia’s Best-Value Winery by Halliday in 2017. Winemaker Larry Cherubino has a string of Winemaker of the Year nominations with leading Australian and UK wine media.

The Wines
Following the belief that great wines are made in the vineyard, Larry Cherubino Wines are made from six specialty vineyards in Western Australia’s leading south-west wine regions. The wines are estate-grown and the vineyards follow a mix of principles from the schools of organics and traditional farming with the aim to encourage the vines to exist in a healthy ecosystem, for plant health. The range has a characterful selection of site-driven examples of Riesling and Chardonnay, alongside alternative varieties including Fiano and Pinot Blanc. Classic Cabernet and Shiraz are made too.

Wine Tasting
Enjoy a seasonal range of wines for tasting at all times alongside a selection of cellar door exclusives. An enomatic machine holds a curated range of rare back vintage wines which can be enjoyed as educational (and highly enjoyable) flights. Private tastings in the board room or barrel room can be booked in advance for groups. Antipasti and dinners are available by special arrangement.

If you want a good laugh, ask Larry about the dog in the bedroom incident. It all happened to a mate of his apparently!!

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars
 

Moss Wood

Planted in 1969 with its first vintage in 1973, Moss Wood is an important, founding estate of the Margaret River region, recognised widely for its celebrated and critically acclaimed wines.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Merlot,Semillon,Botrytis Semillon,Cabernet,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Dessert,Chardonnay,Pinot Noir,Cabernet Merlot
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:By appointment

Details

  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Facilities:Appointment Only
  • Winemaker:Clare and Keith Mugford
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cases Produced:12 000 cases
  • Vineyards:18.14

Description

Moss Wood was established as a specialist, high-quality vineyard and winery. This was its raison d’être and continues to provide the motivation for its existence.

Clare & Keith Mugford, have been tending the vineyard and making wine at Moss Wood since 1984 and 1979, respectively. They believe that all decisions made in the vineyard and winery underpin the quality of the wine.

The Moss Wood and Mugford names are synonymous with uncompromising quality.

Wine Tasting

Moss Wood welcome members for tastings and private visits by appointment only. There is a small charge for the visit which is redeemable against any wine purchased. Appointments can be made via the Moss Wood web site.

Halliday Rating

5 Stars

Rosily Vineyard

A certified organic winery and highly awarded quiet achiever, recognised as WA’s ‘Most Outstanding New Winery’ in its debut and continues to go from strength to strength.

  • Open Days/times:11am to 5pm Saturdays or by appointment
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Franc,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Merlot,Petit Verdot,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon,Shiraz

Details

  • Cases Produced:5500 cases
  • Established:1994
  • Vineyards:32 hectares
  • Winemaker:Mick Scott
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Dogs Welcome
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Saturday,Holidays
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup

Description

Rosily Vineyard is a boutique single vineyard winery making a certified organic range of all Margaret River’s regional hero varieties. All wines are estate grown and made. Often referred to as a quiet achiever in Margaret River, Rosily Vineyard was awarded ‘Most Outstanding New Winery’ by the West Australian wine industry in 2003 and has received a cabinet-full of trophies and medals since.

Wine Tasting

One of the most authentic tasting experiences in Margaret River that may be better referred to as a “winery door” than a “cellar door,” Rosily welcomes visitors on weekends and during the Summer holidays to its tasting space, located within their working winery.

Unique Highlights

In 2017 the winery debuted its first sulphite-free wine, a Semillon Sauvignon Blanc blend.

Snake And Herring

Visit the Margaret River cellar door to taste a treasure map of exciting wines made from vineyard gems throughout WA’s South-West, then to Dunsborough to feast at their esteemed new restaurant, Yarri.

  • Open Days/times:11am to 5pm daily (11am to 4pm May - September)
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Franc,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Grenache,Merlot,Petit Verdot,Pinot Noir,Riesling,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon,Shiraz,Tempranillo,Mourvedre,Rosé,Cabernet Merlot,Gewurztraminer,Pinot Gris,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Syrah

Details

  • Cases Produced:7000 cases
  • Established:2010
  • Winemaker:Tony Davis
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Dogs Welcome
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases)
  • Cellar Door Open:Wednesday,Monday,Tuesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup

Description

Snake & Herring views Western Australia’s South-West wine regions like a treasure map with vineyard jewels scattered throughout. With this philosophy founders Redmond “Herring” Sweeny and Tony “Snake” Davis road trip around, finding remarkable and interesting grapes to make their award-winning wines.

The Wines

Snake & Herring is known for its exciting and eclectic wine range that loves celebrating overlooked styles and regions. The delicious and memorable hand-picked wines focus on natural fermentation and minimal additions to be unique and site-expressive. There is a kaleidoscope of styles including various Great Southern Rieslings, Pinot Noirs and a Grenache Rose, and a mix of Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, Chardonnay and Cabernet blends. 

Cellar Door

A simple, laidback, unpretentious space to enjoy some remarkable wine, the cellar door is located on Caves Road, about 15 minutes’ drive north of Margaret River town. Wine tastings are available daily from 11am to 5pm. (11am to 4pm during Winter.)

The Food

Snake & Herring’s Yarri Restaurant has fast-become a hotspot dining in the south-west dining. It is located in Dunsborough and headed by one of WA’s most highly awarded chefs, Aaron Carr. The menu features only local produce and is inspired by the six seasons of the Noongar people and country, with all ingredients sourced sustainably and thoughtfully.

Halliday Rating

5 Red Stars

Thompson Estate Vineyard

A 5 Star James Halliday winery known for its prizeworthy regional wines, focused on Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Cabernet Franc,Malbec,Pinot Noir,Semillon,Shiraz,Sparkling
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:7 days 10:30am – 4:30pm

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday
  • Established:1994
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Cases Produced:10 000
  • Vineyards:28.63
  • Winemaker:Bob Cartwright, Paul Dixon
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Thompson Estate is a small winery with a big reputation for its excellent Cabernet Sauvignons and Chardonnays, as recognised with its 5 Red Star Halliday Rating.

Vineyard planting began in 1997 and after a few years making the wines at specialist facilities in Margaret River, a state-of-the-art winery was built at Thompson Estate. The highly awarded range has received a large number of wine show medals and consistent critical acclaim as some of the region’s most esteemed wines.

The Wines

There are three wine ranges: The Specialist, made from the best Cabernet and Chardonnay grown within the estate vineyard; an Estate range representing Margaret River hero varieties; and the Four Chambers range which celebrates the joy of making wine with creativity at its core.

Halliday Rating

5 Stars

Vasse Felix

Margaret River’s founding wine estate and winner of the international 2017 New World Winery of the Year Award. Offering an exceptional wine collection, wine lounge, restaurant, art gallery and museum.

  • Wine Variety:Semillon,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Syrah,Cabernet Merlot,Chardonnay,Classic Dry White,Sparkling,Malbec,Sauvignon Blanc,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Shiraz,Dessert,Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Open Days/times:7 days 10am-5pm
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Facilities:Light Food,Functions,Cellar Door,Gallery,Restaurant
  • Cases Produced:150 000 cases
  • Vineyards:260 hectares
  • Winemaker:Virginia Willcock
  • Size & Year:Medium (50,000-499,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Lunch Open:Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Cellar Door Open:Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
  • Established:1967

Description

Established in 1967 by regional pioneer Dr Tom Cullity, Vasse Felix is Margaret River's founding wine estate.

One of the great wine regions of the world, Margaret River enjoys a truly unique environment and climate which makes it a paradise for winemakers and wine lovers alike.  From the first plantings right up to the modern day, Vasse Felix has always strived to explore and express the very best of the Margaret River region and to share it globally.   

Owned by the Holmes a Court family since 1987, Vasse Felix has carefully expanded its vineyards over the decades to include four distinct and exceptional sites around the Margaret River region.  Each vineyard is matched to the best possible varieties and clones, and farmed sustainably using traditional and organic practices. 

In 2017 Vasse Felix was awarded the international title of ‘New World Winery of the Year’ by US Wine Enthusiast Magazine, one of six Australian wineries to ever win this title.

The Wines

Vasse Felix's wines reflect the varietal strengths of Margaret River, with a focus on Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, as well as Shiraz and Sauvignon Blanc / Semillon blends.  All wines are vinified with minimal intervention and bottled within the Estate’s modern winery, situated at their Home Vineyard overlooking the Wilyabrup Brook. The Vasse Felix winemaking philosophy is founded on the beliefs that great wines are made in the vineyard, must be authentic expressions of their place, and are the work of a great team of passionate people.

Wine Tasting

The Vasse Felix Cellar Door - also located at the Home Vineyard - is renowned and offers a range of experiences. Enjoy a classic over the counter wine tasting or self-paced seated option, alternatively linger in the chic wine lounge over a glass of wine or wine flight with charcuterie. A range of historic vintages are available by the glass also. No trip to Margaret River is complete without a visit, tour or tasting at the Vasse Felix Cellar Door. Open 10am-5pm daily. 

For a more bespoke experience, book a behind the scenes, epicurean tour or fill a day with Vasse Felix’s Cape to Vine tour, operated in collaboration with local guide Cape to Cape Explorer Tours.

The Food

A national benchmark winery restaurant, Vasse Felix Chef Brendan Pratt creates modern cuisine with a strong focus on local, seasonal produce and a clever balance of artistry and simplicity to complement the Wine Collection. While bookings are recommended, a few walk-in seats can be snapped up at the chef’s table. Open for lunch daily 12pm - 3pm.

Unique Highlights

Aside from visiting the region’s oldest vines, explore the wow-factor museum space - The Vault, chronicling the history of Vasse Felix and Margaret River in the early days and housing Margaret River's oldest red wine - the 1972 Vasse Felix Cabernet Sauvignon. A seasonal program of exhibitions from Australia’s largest private art collection is shown at the Vasse Felix gallery.

Halliday Rating

5 Red Stars

Willespie

A second generation, family-owned, regional pioneer whose timber and stone cellar door, stunning views of the Wilyabrup Valley and classical Margaret River ambience are a real treat for the senses.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Sparkling,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Merlot,Tawny,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Verdelho,Merlot Blend,Merlot Cabernet,Semillon,Rosé,Cabernet Franc,Cabernet Merlot

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Vineyards:17.5 hectares
  • Winemaker:Nathan Schultz
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Facilities:Dogs Welcome,Cellar Door,Gallery,BBQ Facilities,Picnic Facilities
  • Wheelchair Access:yes
  • Margaret River:Wilyabrup
  • Cases Produced:3000

Description

In 1976 school teachers Kevin and Marian Squance planted a tiny vineyard with Verdehlo, Semillon, Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon. Over forty years on, and with two vineyards, 25 hectares of vines and a new generation of the family running the show, this quaint little winery has become one of Margaret River’s most prestigious, boutique producers.

The Willespie vineyard sites were selected for their French-like qualities; particularly their layered, well-draining gravel soils which are perfect for premium viticulture. The name Willespie, blends the region Wilyabrup and the French word espérer meaning ‘to hope’.

The Wines

The varietal wines are made with modern viticultural practices and minimal winemaking intervention. In addition to their ‘Old School Chardonnay and Semillon’, the range includes all the regional classics; Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet and Shiraz. Sweeter palates will love trying the rare Verdelho.

Cellar Door

Nestled amongst the picturesque setting of expansive vineyards, rolling hills and natural bushland, the cellar door is built from stone and timber sourced from the property. Wine tastings are available 10.30am to 5pm daily, except Wednesdays.

Halliday Rating

4 Stars

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