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Merlot Wine Variety Wineries in Yallingup

Wineries in Yallingup


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Aravina Estate

Surrounded by stunning vineyards, rolling hills, bushland and manicured gardens, Aravina Estate offers a mix of memorable experiences for the whole family.

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

Details

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

Description

This beautiful estate offers creative tastings, a fine-dining restaurant, casual dining Riviera Bar, Taphouse, car gallery and WA’s first surfing museum. The first vines were planted in 1986 on prime country in Yallingup and offers some of the regions' best varietals, such as Chenin Blanc, SBS, Chardonnay, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Malbec. The Aravina Estate Restaurant offers fine-dining in an elegant, "Vogue-living" style setting, 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 Pizza from our Pizza Bar or grab a icy cold beer from our 8 Waves Taphouse. Visit on the weekends and enjoy live gigs on the lawn for the whole family to enjoy. The WA Surf Museum chronicles the local surf culture and history with an impressive collection of vintage surfboards and cool memorabilia to check out. Our Car Gallery features a variety of sports and Australian Muscle cars.

Barnyard1978

A casual-classy restaurant, cellar door and honey shop with bold eco-architecture where you can watch their signature pastas being made while you taste and dine!

  • Open Days/times:10am to 4pm Thursday to Tuesday. Restaurant: 10am-4pm, Thursday to Tuesday.
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Franc,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Malbec,Merlot,Petit Verdot,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon,Sparkling

Details

  • Cases Produced:1250
  • Established:1978
  • Vineyards:4 hectares
  • Winemaker:Todd Payne
  • Facilities:Restaurant,Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Breakfast Open:Saturday,Sunday
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Tuesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Margaret River:Yallingup

Description

This farmstead meets bistro-style concept employs striking architecture to link nature, landscape and ecological sustainability, resulting in a relaxed, yet classy dining experience with down-to-earth Yallingup flair.

Culinary Experiences
Open for lunch, and also for breakfast on the weekends, enjoy shared plates of cheese and meats or a diverse selection of site-made pasta dishes. The Farm Shop and Cellar Door also offer wine and honey tastings and sell a selection of locally-made foods.

The Pasta
A vast range of pasta is made on site. Watch the pasta being made and buy some to enjoy at home! All pasta is made with top grade semolina flour and fresh eggs, laid by happy Margaret River chickens.

The Wine
Enjoy small-batch wines, handpicked by owners Raminta and Egidijus Rusilas and their family and friends. Wine styles include Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet blends.

Local Honey – 100% Raw & Real
Barnyard 1978 works with local independent beekeepers to deliver varietal honeys from around WA. The range is constantly evolving based on natural supplies. Typically, there are seven or more varieties available for free tastings including Marri, Karri, Red Bell, Wandoo, White Gum and  Blackbutt.

Tip! Leave a voicemail if your call goes unanswered, as the team turn their phones down during lunch service to keep the atmosphere serene for diners.

Cape Naturaliste Vineyard

A boutique winemaker focused on bio-dynamic philosophies, located in a 19th century coach house that was originally an inn for horse and cart travellers between Perth and Margaret River.

  • Wine Variety:Rosé,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Merlot,Muscat,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:10:30am - 5pm Everyday

Details

  • Established:1997
  • Cellar Door Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday
  • Cases Produced:5000
  • Vineyards:10.7 hectares
  • Winemaker:Bruce Dukes, Craig Brent-White
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Dogs Welcome
  • Margaret River:Yallingup

Description

The historic property was originally a primary stop for travellers journeying between Perth and Margaret River on horse and buggy, a trip taking about three days. Some years later it became a dairy property. During this time whalers who moored their ships in the sheltered waters of Smith’s Beach would visit to purchase vegetables grown in the valley’s alluvial soils.

In 1970 the surrounding land was discovered to be rich in mineral sands and was purchased by a mining company. Prior to operations beginning, the government declared the land a national park, prohibiting any mining. In 1980 the property was purchased by winemaker Craig Brent-White. Vines were planted in 1997. 

THE WINES
The valley's rich variety of soil types and coastal aspect give the wines character and depth. This is accentuated by the bio-dynamic philosophies the vineyard follows to take advantage of the property’s soils, maritime location and abundance of clean ocean air from the Roaring Forties. (Strong westerly winds found in the Southern Hemisphere.)

The vineyard is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. The red wines are made in a traditional style for age-ability. The wines have won many awards, with a highlight being the Torpedo Rocks Cabernet Merlot 2009 being named Best Red from a Single Vineyard at London’s International Wine & Spirits competition in 2011.

The Cellar Door is open daily.

 

Halliday Rating

4.5 Black Stars

Dawson Wines

Worldly winemaker Liz Dawson established this award-winning winery in 1999, with a focus on Shiraz, Chardonnay, Semillon and Cabernet varieties.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet,Merlot,Semillon,Chardonnay,Shiraz

Details

  • Brands:Dawson Wines
  • Established:1999
  • Vineyards:21 hectares
  • Winemaker:Liz Dawson
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door

Description

After travelling the world dabbling in winemaking, Liz Dawson has settled into her ‘slice of paradise’ in the Margaret River Region, and has been instrumental within Dawson Wines since it’s conception in 1999.

Deep Woods Estate

Deep Woods is without doubt one of the most scenic wineries in Margaret River, and also one of Australia’s most-awarded wineries, highly sought-after for its Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Rose.

  • Wine Variety:Semillon,Cabernet Malbec,Grenache,Malbec,Merlot,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Cabernet Shiraz,Rosé,Tempranillo,Shiraz,Verdelho,Cabernet Franc,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:Wed to Sun 11am to 5pm

Details

  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Small (5,000-49,999 cases)
  • Winemaker:Julian Langworthy
  • Cases Produced:30000
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Vineyards:14 hectares
  • Cellar Door Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Wednesday,Thursday
  • Established:1987
  • Facilities:Cellar Door

Description

Deep Woods Estate is one of Australia’s most highly-awarded wineries, and was awarded Australia’s most significant wine trophy, the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy for the Deep Woods Estate 2014 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. In 2017 it was also recognised by Ray Jordan in The West Australian Wine Guide as ‘Winery of the Year

Since 2005, Deep Woods has been part of the Fogarty Family’s Fogarty Wine Group, which also owns Evans & Tate in Margaret River, the iconic Lake's Folly vineyard in the Hunter Valley, Smithbrook in Pemberton and Millbrook Winery and Restaurant in the Perth Hills, Western Australia.

Located in the Yallingup Hills of northern Margaret River, close to the resort town of Dunsborough and the famed surf break at Yallingup, this stunning property is perched high on a ridge which unfolds into a picturesque secluded valley, bounded by stands of jarrah and marri trees; hence the name Deep Woods. The pristine environment also includes a large, natural spring.

The team at Deep Woods is passionately focused on producing quality wines from their management of the vineyard to fruit selection and winemaking techniques, and consistently produces award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Rosé and Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, primarily from estate-grown fruit.

Stop by to taste the wines any day of the week, perhaps bring a picnic to enjoy with a glass of wine and take in the beautiful vineyard vista. Groups tastings for six or more guests should be arranged in advance.

Glenmore Wines

Enjoy boutique, single-vineyard, varietal Margaret River wines grown by a fifth generation local farming family.

  • Wine Variety:Petit Verdot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Malbec,Merlot
  • Open Days/times:No cellar door.
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Brands:Glenmore, Amy's Vineyard
  • Cases Produced:1500 cases
  • Established:1990
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Vineyards:5 hectares
  • Winemaker:Ian Bell

Description

Renowned regional viticulturist Ian Bell planted the first Cabernet Sauvignon at this 5 hectare vineyard in 1990. He is proud to be a fifth generation Glenmore farmer; his family have been farmers in the Margaret River area since the early 1900s. The Indian Ocean is visible from the property, where the vines are north-facing, planted on well-drained, gravel-loam soils, and are hand-pruned, thinned and harvested for optimum fruit quality. 

The Wines

Glenmore produce Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. 

Kelly’s Vineyard & Della Fay Wines

District veteran Michael Kelly’s family label, making estate-grown traditional Margaret River wines, plus Vermentino, Nebbiolo, Extra Virgin Olive Oil from a prime vineyard on Caves Road in Yallingup.

  • Open Days/times:Appointment Only
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Merlot,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz

Details

  • Brands:Della Fay
  • Cases Produced:3000
  • Established:1999
  • Vineyards:8 hectares
  • Winemaker:Michael Kelly
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Margaret River:Yallingup

Description

Gaining his degree in wine science from Charles Sturt University before working at Domaine Louis Chapuis in Burgundy, followed by winemaking terms at Leeuwin Estate, Sandalford Estate and Fermoy, Michael Kelly began his family-operated label in Yallingup in 1999. The winery has received consecutive 5 star ratings from James Halliday since 2009, and was named one of his “Top Ten Best New Wineries of 2013”. 

The Wines

Varieties include an award-winning Shiraz grown in Donnybrook in the Geographe Wine Region, Margaret River’s flagship varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and estate-grown Vermentino and Nebbiolo. The Vermentino he imported directly from Italy and waited 10 years for three cuttings to become enough productive vines to make the first vintage of the wine.

Halliday Rating

5 Stars

Unique Highlights

The family also produce Extra Virgin Olive Oil from handpicked varieties of corrigiola, leccino and kalamata that have been carefully grown and nurtured since 1999. 

Mongrel Creek Vineyard

Enjoy quality wines at an affordable price from this boutique, family-owned vineyard named in honour of what they call “Mongrel Creek”, nearby their property on the outskirts of Dunsborough.

  • Open Days/times:10am to 5pm daily
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Franc,Chenin Blanc,Merlot,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon,Shiraz

Details

  • Brands:Mongrel Creek, Le Mongrel Champe
  • Cases Produced:1400
  • Established:1996
  • Vineyards:2.8 hectares
  • Winemaker:Tony Davis, Genevieve Stols
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Margaret River:Yallingup

Description

Mongrel Creek winery was established in 1996 by Larry and Shirley Schoppe. Their Sparkling, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Rose, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Merlot can be sampled from a quaint, timber tasting hut, open daily from 10:30am - 5pm. 

Peccavi Estate

Owner Jeremy Muller searched far and wide for the perfect site to grow wine after being introduced to White Burgundy by his father and now makes a tidy range of wines in Margaret River.

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

Details

  • Brands:Peccavi
  • Cases Produced:2500 cases
  • Established:1996
  • Vineyards:16 hectares
  • Winemaker:Bruce Dukes and Remi Guise
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door,Appointment Only
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Margaret River:Yallingup

Description

The Peccavi estate was established in 1996 by Jeremy Muller who searched the world for his perfect vineyard site, including going to the extreme of exploring ancient Roman vineyard sites in the UK. The vineyard is located in the ideal climate of Yallingup where Peccavi's uncompromising approach ensures the production of premium quality fruit from 16 hectares of thriving vineyards. Wines are made by a team of winemakers with impressive international accolades behind them.

The Wines

The 'Peccavi' range is produced from estate-grown fruit focusing on Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc Semillon. The 'No Regrets' range blends parcels of fruit from the region to produce Cabernet Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc Semillon in easy-drinking styles. Wines can be purchased online or at various stockists throughout Australia and internationally.

Halliday Rating

5 Stars

Simpson Estate

This family-owned vineyard sits on the rolling hills of Yallingup, just 4km from Margaret River’s pristine coast and specialises in making premium Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.

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

Details

  • Brands:Simpson Estate
  • Established:1988
  • Vineyards:4.5 hectares; 11 acres
  • Winemaker:Clive Otto
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Margaret River:Yallingup

Description

Owned and operated by Paul and Jenny Simpson, this charming 6.5 hectare vineyard is located in the rolling hills of Yallingup. They took over the established vineyard in 2006. The Simpsons have a long history within Australia's wine industry, with Paul's father Brian's involvement in the Hunter Valley region. 

The vineyard is located 100m above sea-level and operated with organic principles.

Simpson Estate wines are made by Clive Otto, a former Australian Winemaker of the Year who adapts an organic approach to accentuate the terroir, fruits and viticultural environment of this well-drained, north-facing vineyard. 

The Wines

Hand picked and hand-crafted with age-ability in mind, the estate specialises in 'Bordeaux-blend' Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Chardonnay and Cabernet Shiraz - all of which can be purchased online only. 

Swings & Roundabouts

Sit back, Relax & Unwind at Swings & Roundabouts newly renovated Cellar Door & Restaurant located on the iconic Caves Road. Enjoy some of the best views & open fires in Margaret River!

  • Wine Variety:Malbec,Merlot,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Shiraz,Fortified,Sparkling,Rosé,Cabernet,Cabernet Merlot,Chenin Blanc
  • Open Days/times:Cellar Door 10-5 pm Restaurant 11-4 pm
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Brands:Swings & Roundabouts
  • Cases Produced:15000
  • Established:2004
  • Lunch Open:Holidays,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Wheelchair Access:Ramps and walkways link the car park and all facilities, wheelchair-modified bathrooms available
  • Winemaker:Jodie Barton
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Dogs Welcome,Functions,Picnic Facilities,Restaurant

Description

Established in 2004 Swings & Roundabouts is based in the northern end of the Margaret River wine region. The cellar door & restaurant venue is situated on their vineyard located on the iconic Caves Road, Yallingup and has recently undergone a total renovation. The new space is industrial organic in style and now has a dedicated wine tasting bar, VIP tasting room, sunken fire pit area, huge feasting table set amongst majestic gumtrees & an expansive lawn area with arguably the best views in Margaret River! The atmosphere is friendly, laid back and above all, relaxed!

Open Daily 10-5pm Cellar Door, 11- 4pm Restaurant. 

Whole Family Friendly Including your Doggo's 

Check the website www.swings.com.au for seasonal extended opening hours, online bookings & wine specials.

 E: admin@swings.com.au / T: (08) 9756 6735 / @swinground

 

 

Windance Estate

Enjoy superb wines from one of Margaret River’s most awarded boutique producers at their relaxed, modern and child-friendly cellar door.

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

Details

  • Established:1998
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases)
  • Cases Produced:3500
  • Vineyards:7.25 hectares
  • Winemaker:Tyke Wheatley
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Cellar Door Open:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday

Description

Windance Estate is a family owned and operated vineyard established by Drew and Rosemary Brent-White in 1998. The relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere allows the wine to do the talking. There’s a modern tasting bar, children’s playroom and outdoor seating for spectacular views over the vineyard.

A focus on sustainable land management and environmentally friendly viticultural practices produces their quality range of sparkling, white, red and fortified wines.

Winner of more than 10 trophies and 40 gold medals, Windance is one of the most successful small producers in the region. Award highlights include “Best West Australian Red” at the Perth Royal Wine Show, “Wine of Show” and “Best Cabernet” at the Margaret River Wine Show, “Best White Blend” at the Boutique Wine Awards and “Best White Blend” at the Qantas Mt Barker Wine Show.

Being a small, family business, bookings are requested for tasting groups of 6 or more people.

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