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Aravina Estate

Surrounded by stunning vineyards, rolling hills, bushland and manicured gardens, this beautiful estate offers creative tastings, a fine-dining restaurant, car gallery and WA’s first surfing museum.

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

Details

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

Description

Aravina Estate was established in 2010 by Perth businessman and sixth generation West Australian, Steve Tobin. Named one of Australia’s “Ten Best New Wineries” (2014) by James Halliday, Aravina Estate offers a mix of memorable experiences for the whole family. While adults enjoy the distinct, quality, regional wines, kids love the European-designed-playground and museums.

The Wines
The first vines were planted in 1986 on prime country in Yallingup and benefits from rich, free-draining lateritic soils, characteristic of the region. The wine-production incorporates some of the world's most innovative viticultural practices, including the use of natural pest reduction remedies and minimal application of sprays. Margaret River’s main wine varieties are all made here, along with Chenin Blanc and Tempranillo.

Wine Tasting
Sample and learn about the wines at the Cellar Door or gain a more intimate appreciation by booking a Wine Flight in the private wine tasting room. For something extra special, indulge Aravina Estate’s Wine Flight + Five wine and degustation dining experience.

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. 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 or enjoy an espresso from Aravina’s new café.

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.

Halliday Rating
5 Black Stars

 

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.

Brash Vineyard

Discover multi-award winning, single vineyard, regional wines grown on the undulating terrain of the Yallingup Hills in Margaret River.

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

Details

  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Brands:Brash
  • Cases Produced:1000 cases
  • Established:2000
  • Vineyards:18.35 hectares
  • Winemaker:Bruce Dukes

Description

Established in 2000, the Brash Vineyard comprises 18 hectares of vines surrounded by pristine jarrah and marri forest, set on hilly terrain in Yallingup, in the north of the Margaret River wine region.

The majority of fruit is grown for other wineries, while a small portion is made under the Brash Vineyard label. The wines are made by respected local winemaker Bruce Dukes, and just 250 cases of each of its four wines are made each vintage.

Margaret River varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay are the focus. Wines can be purchased from retailers in the South-West and Perth.

 

Cape Lodge

Sitting on its own secluded vineyard in the heart of the Margaret River Wine Country is one of Australia’s finest boutique small luxury hotels.

  • Wine Variety:Shiraz,Sauvignon Blanc
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Brands:Cape Lodge
  • Cases Produced:1000
  • Established:1998
  • Vineyards:3 hectares
  • Winemaker:Liz Dawson
  • Facilities:Accommodation,Restaurant

Description

Surrounded by stunning forest, lake and parkland scenery Cape Lodge is only minutes away from pristine beaches, coastline and the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean and neighbours the great Margaret River wine estates of Mosswood, Vasse Felix, Cullen and Pierro.

Described as one of Australia’s finest new generation gourmet establishments the multi award winning gourmet restaurant was ranked in the Top Ten in the World for Food and has recently opened a Gourmet Retreat and Cooking School.

A member of the prestigious Luxury Lodges of Australia Collection the hotel features 22 luxury rooms and suites, the executive five bedroom Private Residence, an all weather tennis court and a beautiful free form swimming pool.

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

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Established:1997
  • 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

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

Credaro Family Estate

A Tuscan-style estate and cellar door, owned and operated by one of Margaret River’s pioneering families, who came to the region from Northern Italy in 1922, bringing their wine traditions with them.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Shiraz,Sparkling,Fortified,Rose
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:10.30am-5pm Everyday

Details

  • Established:1993
  • Cellar Door Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Cases Produced:20000
  • Vineyards:8 hectares
  • Winemaker:Trent Kelly
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 1901 - 1950

Description

The Credaro Family have been making wine for their family since settling in Margaret River in the 1920s. Commercial operations began in the 1980s and these days the family manages 140 hectares of vines over seven vineyards throughout Margaret River.

The Credaro Family Estate Fragola (an Italian red variety) is a special wine, rich with family history. Cesar Credaro was the first generation of the family to reside in the Margaret River area in the 1920s. With the help of the family, he took some Fragola cuttings from a small vineyard in Yallingup where he worked and planted an acre at Carbunup, from which the family would make a parcel of wine every year for family and friends. The Fragola has evolved from site to site with each generation of the family, but a wine is made each year out of tradition!

The Wines
Credaro’s winemaking approach involves selecting the fruit best parcels from their vineyards to make the best regional wines each vintage. The grapes planted are Margaret River’s leading varieties; Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz and Merlot. Two special plots of Fragola and Gewurtztraminer are also planted. Credaro Family Wines make all of their wines onsite in their winery in Northern Margaret River.

The Tuscan-style Cellar Door is located 10 minutes from Dunsborough and takes in spectacular views of the Wildwood Valley, ideal for a picnic lunch on the Estate’s expansive, manicured lawn.


Halliday Rating
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

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

Details

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

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.

Dormilona Wines

A small-batch, natural winemaker at the forefront of Margaret River’s new generation of producers, and finalist Australian ‘Young Gun of Wine’ (2014) making unique organic wines with ancient methods.

  • Open Days/times:By appointment - School hours only
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc

Details

  • Brands:Dormilona
  • Winemaker:Josephine Perry
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Facilities:Appointment Only

Description

One of the originals of Margaret River’s new-generation small-batch, hand-made winemakers. Created by Josephine Perry, Dormilona wines (meaning lazy-bones in Spanish) are crafted from small batches of naturally farmed fruit purchased from quality certified organic and biodynamic vineyards around Margaret River.

The label was a finalist as Australia’s Young Gun Winemaker of the Year in 2014.

The wines are made in ancient styles with no additives, fining and very little intervention. This approach aims to fully express the vineyard’s character to make tasty wines that are alternative in fashion and style.

The range focuses on Margaret River’s signature varieties with a few Spanish surprises and a series made in terracotta amphora pots called, ‘Clayface.’

Available online and via selected Australian retailers. Tasting appointments can be made directly with Dormilona.

Empire Estate

Located within the Empire Retreat and Spa, these wines of distinction are exclusive to visitors and guests of the renowned spa retreat and luxurious accommodation.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Chardonnay,Classic Dry White
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Vineyards:12 acres
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Facilities:Accommodation,Cellar Door
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Cellar Door Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday
  • Established:1997

Description

Empire Spa Retreat provides is renowned for its luxurious accommodation and rejuvenating spa treatments.

Established in 1997, the Estate is nestled amongst tranquil pastures and undisturbed bushland with 12 acres dedicated to vine. Located on the most fertile part of the property, the sandy loam soil has a strong limestone sub-base producing top quality wines.

The Empire philosophy is synonymous with style and this extends to their wines. High-quality fruit production is prioritised over yield, resulting in highly-drinkable, full-flavoured, award-winning wines.

Forester Estate

Surrounded by huge Eucalypt trees, Forester Estate is a new-generation, family-owned and operated winery producing award-winning wines in a Northern Margaret River style.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Classic Dry White,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Sparkling
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:Appointment only

Details

  • Established:2001
  • Facilities:Appointment Only
  • Winemaker:Kevin McKay, Todd Payne
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Cases Produced:25000
  • Vineyards:33.5 hectares

Description

Built in 2002, Forester Estate focuses on making wines that showcase northern Margaret River’s wine style, leaning towards lighter, fruitier white wines and finely structured, elegant reds.

The vineyard was planted in 1995 and acquired by owners Kevin and Jenny McKay in 2001. The wines are made from estate-grown fruit and a selection of small “gems” of fruit sourced from the hills and valleys of nearby vineyards.

Magnificent Eucalypt trees surround the Estate, reminiscent of a thriving forestry trade, the primary industry of the region from the 1850s. The Estate still has a saw pit that was used by the original pioneers to mill timber, which was then transported by ox and cart to Yallingup-Siding, the nearby railway station. This timber, especially the hardwood Mahogany (Jarrah), was exported around the world. Even today, many streets of London lie on the Jarrah trees milled from the forests of Margaret River.

The name Forester Estate is derived from this history.

Wine Experiences
By Appointment only.

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

Glenmore Wines

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

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

Details

  • Brands:Glenmore, Amy's Vineyard
  • Cases Produced:1500 cases
  • Established:1990
  • Vineyards:5 hectares
  • Winemaker:Ian Bell
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000

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. 

Goon Tycoons

Discover the breakaway label of three industry legends, making edgy small-batch wines (with seriously award-winning winemaking), at their co-op cellar door at Abbey Vale Wines near Yallingup.

  • Wine Variety:Tempranillo,Fiano,Chardonnay,Grenache,Riesling,Rose,Shiraz
  • Open Days/times:Wednesday to Sunday 10am - 5pm
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Wednesday
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Established:2016
  • Winemaker:Julian Langworthy
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Established 2011 - 2019

Description

Launched in October 2016, the 'goon tycoons' are three mates with the impeccable wine-world pedigree and a dream to tinker and make playful wines from small parcels of fruit goodness they find in the vineyards in Margaret River and nearby regions during their “real jobs”. The team comprises 2019 Wine Companion Winemaker of the Year Julian Langworthy (of Deep Woods), John Fogarty as Viticulturist and Mark Fogarty in Finance. As the gents say, Goon Tycoons is their chance “to get rich, or get drunk trying.” 

The Wines

The range comprises small batch creations made with natural ideals but technical clout for ultimate drinkability. There are a couple of Rieslings and various Shiraz styles, a well-publicised Rose, Chardonnays, Grenache blends and more. 

Cellar Door

Wines can be tasted and purchased at the Tycoons' cellar door at Abbey Vale Winery in Yallingup, open Wednesday to Sunday 10am - 5pm. The cellar door is shared with Yallingup Cheese Company and Wulura Olive Oil.

House of Cards

100% single organic vineyard winery, where every wine is handcrafted to the finest detail.

  • Wine Variety:Cabernet,Cabernet Malbec,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Port,Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Sparkling,Fortified,Rose
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:10am-5pm Everyday

Details

  • Facilities:Picnic Facilities,Cellar Door,Gallery,Dogs Welcome
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Cases Produced:5000
  • Cellar Door Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday
  • Established:2011
  • Vineyards:12 hectares
  • Winemaker:Travis Wray
  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases)

Description

The name House of Cards is inspired by the gamble winemakers and growers take every vintage, forced to play the hand they are dealt by Mother Nature. Owners Travis and Elizabeth Wray are personally involved in every aspect of operations, from tending the vines to making wine, bottling, marketing and sales.

The Wines
The fruit that goes into House of Cards wine all comes from a single vineyard planted in 1997 on Caves Road at the Northern end of the Margaret River Wine Region, enabling the unique terroir to be reflected in each vintage. To get the best 'hand' possible, organic and biodynamic principles are used to improve soil health and vine nutrition. The vineyard is dry grown and cropped at low levels to increase concentration of fruit flavours. The rest is up to Mother Nature.

Wine Tasting
Vistors can taste the entire wine range at House of Card’s gorgeous Cellar Door.

Unique Highlights
Check out a selection of art and jewellery by local and Australian artists. Guests can also enoy dining at the on-site restaurant Chows Table.

Halliday Rating
5 Black Stars

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.

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

Details

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

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. 

Marq Wines

A cellar door experience curio winos will love - an exciting line-up of alternative variety Margaret River wines like Gamay, Fiano and more with the winemaker, just 10 minutes from Dunsborough.

  • Open Days/times:10am - 5pm Fri, Sat, Sun & Public Holiday Mondays
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Franc,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Malbec,Rose,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz,Tempranillo,Vermentino

Details

  • Brands:Marq Wines
  • Cases Produced:2500 cases
  • Established:2011
  • Vineyards:1.5 hectares
  • Winemaker:Mark Warren
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 2011 - 2019
  • Cellar Door Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Margaret River:Yallingup

Description

Marq Wines was created by esteemed Margaret River winemaker and wine lecturer, Mark Warren. The label explores the region’s capacity to grow unconventional grape varieties from fruit grown in the Wilyabrup, Yallingup and Karridale areas of Margaret River. The food friendly wines reflect the fine, intriguing styles the winemaker loves to drink most. The varieties under the label include Vermentino, Fiano, Gamay Tempranillo and more.

Cellar Door

Enjoy the special opportunity to taste wines with winemaker Mark or his partner Danielle, one of which is always ready and waiting at the Cellar Door to share their unique set of wines. In addition to tastings, wines are available by the glass, served alongside cheese and charcuterie platters. Located just 10 minutes from Dunsborough, the cellar door is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and public holiday Mondays.

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 Wines

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.

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

Details

  • Brands:Peccavi
  • Cases Produced:2500 cases
  • Established:1996
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Vineyards:16 hectaes
  • Winemaker:Brian Fletcher
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door

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 viticulturist Colin Bell’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, Shiraz 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 Western Australia. 

Halliday Rating

5 Stars

Rivendell Winery Estate

Rivendell features amazing gardens, a playground for kids, a restaurant and cellar door. The property is ideal for weddings with villas available for rent and a tennis court for patrons staying there

  • Wine Variety:Brut,Cabernet,Cuvee Brut,Merlot Blend,Semillon,Durif,Sparkling,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Rose,Sauvignon Blanc,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz
  • Open Days/times:Cellar 11am-5pm Thursday to Monday. Restaurant: Thursday to Monday from 8:30am
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

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

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.

The Food
Situated adjacent to the Cellar Door, the Rivendell Restaurant specialises in Australian cuisine providing a fresh and flavoursome culinary experience with old-world English garden views. The Restaurant has been a popular attraction for both locals and tourists to Margaret River for over 30 years.

The Wines
The Rivendell cellar door features premium wines from their neighbouring property Forester Estate.

The Gallery

The restaurant and cellar door features multiple art pieces by local WA artists. Art classes are held by Heidi Em one of WAs renovned local artists. Refer to the website for further information and updates on current art available for viewing and sale.

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

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

Known locally for its lively atmosphere and delicious wines, rustic woodfired pizza, upbeat music, open fires, cosy corners and a huge lawn that offers some of the best views in Margaret River.

  • Wine Variety:Shiraz,Sparkling,Tempranillo,Cabernet Merlot,Chardonnay,Chenin Blanc,Malbec,Rose,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
  • Open Days/times:10am - 5pm Everyday
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Size & Year:Small (5,000-49,999 cases),Established 2001 - 2010
  • Facilities:Dogs Welcome,Cellar Door,Restaurant
  • Winemaker:Brian Fletcher
  • Lunch Open:Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
  • Cases Produced:20000
  • Established:2004
  • Vineyards:5 hectares
  • Cellar Door Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Dinner Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays

Description

The name Swings & Roundabouts celebrates the creative and skilled balancing act performed by nature and their winemakers to develop the individuality and quality in the bottle. What you lose on the swings, you pick up on the roundabouts.

No-one knows where the expression originally came from, but there does seem to be a consistent meaning across the many corners of the world. Think coins falling out of your pockets, then finding a couple of notes in the sand. Maybe it does all work out evenly in the end?

The Wines
Swings & Roundabouts has a strong belief in the “Mediterranean” style of northern Margaret River fruit that makes the wines great for drinking, with or without food. Skilled winemaking and carefully selected fruit delivers consistent value-for-money, premium wines. It's classic Margaret River - fresh, creative, friendly and loads of backyard fun!

Yallingup Cellar Door
The Yallingup Cellar Door is a comfortable, versatile space, filled with upbeat music, open fires, cosy corners and a huge lawn with some of the best views in Margaret River. Enjoy a casual menu, shared plates, woodfired pizza, epic desserts and kid-friendly options. There’s also a serious coffee machine!

Swings Taphouse
Located in Margaret River town, Taphouse is the local’s Local. Swings & Roundabouts wines on tap, guest wines from other local heroes and simple, rustic food loaded with delicious flavours. Open daily, 12pm – late.

Halliday Rating
4.5 Black Stars

Wills Domain

Enjoy the serenity, highly awarded wine range and cool, modern Asian cuisine of this Margaret River pioneer’s Tuscan-inspired cellar door, just minutes from Dunsborough.

  • Open Days/times:Cellar door: 10am to 5pm daily. Restaurant 12pm to 3pm daily.
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Rose,Semillon,Semillon Sauvignon Blanc,Shiraz

Details

  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000,Small (5,000-49,999 cases)
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Established:1985
  • Facilities:Organic,Restaurant,Cellar Door
  • Brands:Wills Domain
  • Cases Produced:12500 cases

Description

Wills Domain owners the Haunold family come from in impressive winemaking pedigree dating back to 1383 in Europe. Their Margaret River chapter began in 2001, off vines planted in 1985 at the Wills Domain Vineyard, located in the Gunyulgup Valley in Yallingup in the northern end of the Margaret River wine region. 

Viticulture is headed by Ernie Lepidi and winemaking by Bruce Dukes, both who have been with Wills Domaine since day one. The award-winning range focuses on the varieties proven to grow best in Margaret River. 

Cellar Door

The modern, industrial meets chic cellar door is filled with natural light and incredible views over vine-covered hills and valleys with glimpses of the Indian Ocean. Complimentary wine tastings of the wine range are available, as are a selection of casual grazing plates; cheese platters or charcuterie boards. Bookings are recommended for groups larger than 10 people. Open daily, 10am – 5pm.

The Restaurant

2 Chef Hats & WA Good Food Guide Regional Restaurant of the Year (2016, 2017)

One of Western Australia’s most highly-awarded, the Wills Domain Restaurant offers an a la carte and shared dining menu. The dishes draw inspiration from the garden, paddock and ocean, showcasing the best of local produce. The Tasting Menu, curated by head chef Seth James is a popular dining choice too. Open for lunch daily, 12pm – 3pm. 

Halliday Rating

5 Red Stars

 

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

Details

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

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.

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

Details

  • Winemaker:Chris Davies
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Facilities:Kids Play Area,Functions,Cellar Door,Gallery
  • Cases Produced:2500
  • Vineyards:6.3 hectares
  • Cellar Door Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays,Monday,Tuesday
  • Established:1996

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 only organic fertilisers are used.

Cellar Door tastings are available daily. 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

Woodside Valley Estate

Combining elements of tradition and innovation, this 5-Star Halliday winery in Margaret River makes a collection of regional wines.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:No Cellar Door

Details

  • Winemaker:Kevin McKay, Todd Payne
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Brands:Baudin, Bissy, Bonnefoy, Le Bas
  • Cases Produced:1800 cases
  • Established:1998
  • Vineyards:20 hectares

Description

Established in 1998 by a collection of investors headed by Chairman Peter Woods, the original Woodside Valley estate underwent a major transformation from rocky hillside block to spacious vineyard and was subsequently recognised as the Most Outstanding New Vineyard in 2003 by the Wine Industry of Australia. The estate is now owned by a Hong Kong based group and is a major exporter. 

The Wines

Unique in style, each wine of the estate's Baudin Collection is named in honour of members of the French expedition. Cabernet Merlot, Shiraz, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are made.

Halliday Rating

5 Stars           

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