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Wineries in Yallingup


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

Details

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

Description

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

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

Wine Tasting
Sample and learn about the wines at the Cellar Door. As there are so many wines to taste, we do charge a $6 tasting fee per person, which is deducted from any wine purchase and complimentary if dining in our restaurant.

Culinary Experiences
The Aravina Estate Restaurant offers fine-dining in an elegant, “Vogue-living” style setting, as reviewed by local critic Rob Broadfield from The West Australian. The menu focuses on local, sustainable produce, sourced from a growing collection of local farmers, as well as estate grown produce. The dishes are designed to pair with the Aravina Estate wines. Bookings are recommended, especially during holiday periods. For something more casual, unwind on the lawn and enjoy a Aravina grazing board or Pizza from our newly opened Pizza Bar. Visit on the weekends and enjoy live gigs on the lawn for the whole family to enjoy.

Unique Highlights
After indulging in stunning food and wine, discover the orchards, gardens and museums too. The Car Museum has an ever-changing range of European classics and Australian muscle cars on display.


The WA Surf Museum chronicles the local surf culture and history with an impressive collection of vintage surfboards and cool memorabilia to check out.

 

 

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
  • Cellar Door Open:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday
  • Breakfast Open:Saturday,Sunday
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Tuesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Facilities:Restaurant,Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • 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

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

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

Details

  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Established:1997
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • 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,Rosé
  • Open Days/times:10.30am-5pm Everyday
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

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

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

Details

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

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

Details

  • Cellar Door Open:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Established:1987
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • 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.

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

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

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,Brut,Rosé
  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Open Days/times:Cellar Door at Rivendell - Thursday to Monday 11am to 5pm

Details

  • Established:2001
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Cases Produced:25000
  • Vineyards:33.5 hectares
  • Winemaker:Kevin McKay, Todd Payne
  • Size & Year:Established 2001 - 2010,Medium (50,000-499,999 cases)
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday

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
Cellar Door located at Rivendell Winery Estate

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
  • Facilities:No Cellar Door
  • Size & Year:Boutique (1,000-4,999 cases),Established 1951 - 2000
  • Margaret River:Yallingup

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.

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

Details

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

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.

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

Details

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

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.

  • 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. 

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,Rosé,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.

Marri Wood Park

Based in Yallingup, this small winery produces a great selection of premium wines from their bio-dynamic vineyard.

  • Open Days/times:Mon to Sun, 12pm - 5pm
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

  • Brands:Marri Wood Park, Guinea Run and Reserve.
  • Established:1993
  • Vineyards:7 ha
  • Winemaker:Julian and Lisa Wright
  • Facilities:Cellar Door,Light Food
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
  • Margaret River:Yallingup

Description

Off the beaten track in Yallingup is one of the most charming and welcoming wineries in the region, Marri Wood Park. Established in 1993, the vineyard began practicing bio-dymanics in 2004. 

Wines:

The vineyard produces premium red, white and sparkling wines under three labels: Marri Wood Park, Guinea Run and Reserve.

Cellar Door:

By appointment only.

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 Variety:Merlot,Sauvignon Blanc,Syrah,Cabernet Merlot,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

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

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

Rivendell Winery Estate

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

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

Details

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

Description

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Details

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

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. 

Skigh Wines Pty Ltd

A young, exciting label ideal for the more adventurous drinker, produced by veteran winemaker Skigh McManus.

  • Wine Region:Margaret River
  • Wine Variety:Merlot Cabernet,Petit Verdot,Pinot Noir,Tempranillo,Cabernet Sauvignon,Chardonnay,Riesling,Shiraz,Rosé

Details

  • Margaret River:Karridale
  • Facilities:Cellar Door

Description

Between the top value CODA wines, wild and experimental Strange Brew series, and premium line labelled Abacus, Skigh's creations have immense depth and variety. Skigh’s intention is to create small batches of high quality wine. The minimal intervention techniques used reserve the quality and sense of terroir in Skigh Wines.

Skigh has a portfolio of 18 unique wines, expressing themselves how they want. These wines truly showcase the best of what the region has to offer, such as the Abacus Cabernet Sauvignon, with aromas of cocoa, chocolate and berry and French oak matured for 11 months. Whereas, white wine lovers may opt for the Strange Brew Amphora Fume Blanc, with a nose of green apple, clay, green capsicum, peach and papaya and great length on the palate.

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!

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

Details

  • Brands:Swings & Roundabouts
  • Cases Produced:15000
  • Established:2004
  • 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
  • Cellar Door Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays
  • Lunch Open:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Holidays

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

 

 

Wills Domain

Wills Domain sits atop 60 hectares of rolling hills in the north of the Margaret River region in the Gunyulgup Valley, Yallingup.

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

Details

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

Description

The vines are planted on sun-drenched northern and western facing slopes overlooking the Indian Ocean. With a maritime climate that is perfect for growing wine grapes, Wills Domain showcases fine, artisanal Margaret River wines with its two old vine vineyards – Yallingup Estate (Est 1985) & Wills Domain Estate (Est 1992).
Wills Domain in Western Australia’s world renown Margaret River wine region is home to the Haunold family, father to son vignerons since 1383.

In 2019/17/15/14 the restaurant received awards for Best Regional Restaurant & 2019 Best Regional Chef by the Western Australian Good Food Guide. Also this year the restaurant received a place in the top 15 list “Most Delicious Restaurants” in Australia according to “Delicious” magazine, and a coveted “Hall of Fame” position in John Lethlean’s “The Australian HOT 50”.The restaurant overlooks rolling vine-covered hills of Yallingup and the seasonal, fine dining menu has a focus on sustainable, wild harvested produce by Head Chef, Seth James.

Currently offering the Chef’s Tasting Menu and a Choice Menu.

Windance Estate

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

  • 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
  • Wine Region:Margaret River

Details

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

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

Details

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

Description

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

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

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

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

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

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

Wulura

Nestled within pristine Yallingup countryside, visit this quaint, meticulous vineyard and cellar door to discover award-winning wine and olive oil, made with a ‘quality without compromise’ policy.

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

Details

  • Brands:Wulura
  • Established:1998
  • Facilities:Cellar Door
  • Cellar Door Open:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Wednesday,Thursday
  • Margaret River:Yallingup
  • Size & Year:Established 1951 - 2000

Description

Established in 1998 with a variety of vine and olive tree plantings, Wulura employs a range of horticultural and oenological practices with a detailed approach to achieve optimum results. Vineyard manager Brad Harnett maintains the 88 hectares of vines on the property and has garnered a solid reputation for his handcrafted wines from purely estate-grown fruits. 

The name Wulura links two Aboriginal words - wulu (keep) and ra (forever), so Wulura means "to keep forever". 

The Wines

Wulura makes Chardonnay, Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Merlot. The rustic cellar door offers wine tastings from Wednesday to Sunday 10am - 5pm. 

A range of estate grown extra virgin olive oils are also available.

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