The Best Margaret River Wineries You Have To Visit

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The Best Margaret River Wineries You Have To Visit

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The best Margaret River wineries to visit while down south.
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If you’re reading this article, you have no doubt spent a lot of hours in the best wine bars in Perth, so as the wine connoisseur you are you’ll well aware that we have a bunch of exceptional, world-renowned wines right in our own backyard.

Whether you lean towards red or white, there’s one thing all can agree on- wine is an essential part of life, and among our jam-packed schedules a cheeky little getaway to Margaret River might be just what the doctor ordered.

After taking on some tough tasting research, we’re here to help you reach your full wine drinking potential with the very best Margaret River wineries you just can’t go past on your next South-West adventure.

Disclaimer: we are not responsible for your horrible hangover after visiting all of them.

1. Amelia Park Winery

Amelia Park Winery begins with a dimly lit entrance full of wine barrels opening into a small cellar that has kind of a futuristic spaceship feel to it with modern, sleek furnishing and a wall of windows looking straight out over the vast vineyard landscape.

It’s truly a breathtaking sight, and the world-class wine and warm service top it all off as a must-visit for any winery fan. Their on-site restaurant also serves up some of the best melt in your mouth lamb you’ll ever taste if you’re feeling a bit peckish.

The Best Margaret River Wineries You Have To Visit
Source: @ameliaparkwines

2. Snake + Herring

Don’t let the small, unassuming cellar door fool you – Snake + Herring are pumping out some of the best wine in the south west.

Founded in 2011 by wine industry junkies Redmond “Herring” Sweeny and Tony “Snake” Davis, they bottle their wines through hand-picking, natural fermentation and minimal additions for individual tastes that shine. We’re particularly fond of their reds, and you’ll never find us without a bottle of Dirty Boots or Cannonball stocked in our wine fridge.

The Best Margaret River Wineries You Have To Visit
Source: @snakeandherring

3. Voyager Estate

You can drink your wine guilt-free at Voyager Estate, organically farmed from their own Estate. They mainly focus on Chardonnay and Cab Sav, which are always of top quality and paying justice to the beautiful land they grow on.

They are also home to a wine room with award-winning tasting and a top-rated restaurant serving up the finest local produce under Head Chef Santi so you can indulge in a culinary journey.


4. Credaro

As the oldest family-run winery in the Margaret River Region, it’s safe to assume Credaro have been around long enough to really know their stuff.

Their drops pay homage to generations of winemaking practices, with all fruit coming from their five vineyards in the south-west. The historically charming cellar door is nestled among lush greenery with sweeping views over Wildwood Valley and an award-winning range of wines to taste on your visit.


5. Larry Cherubino Wines

Not even the snobbiest of wine snobs can turn their nose up at Cherubino’s bottles, or their impeccably classy cellar door for that matter.

Often hailed as the best of the best wine in the south-west, a wine tour through the region is not complete without a stop off here – just make sure you book in for a tasting so you don’t miss out. In the meantime, you can have a taste of Cherubino at their stunning city cellar in Subi.

The Best Margaret River Wineries You Have To Visit
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6. Vasse Felix

The term ‘respect your elders’ really comes into play at Margaret Rivers founding wine estate.

The cellar door has aged beautifully and oozes rustic charm combined with a dimly-lit modern edge as you walk through the door. Home to a restaurant, cellar door, art gallery, and historical museum down below showcasing their wine-making story there’s plenty to see and do here.

We’d recommend splurging and trying one of their insanely good vintage wines, all while you set up a provided picnic rug and sit out on the grass overlooking the vineyards for a truly relaxing afternoon.

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Vasse Felix – Photo: Jessica Cook

7. Woody Nook Wines

Lying in the heart of Margaret River you’ll find Woody Nook Wines, a small family-owned vineyard with a cozy forest cabin feel in amongst nature and premium wines that deserve our highest praises.

It may be small, but for what it lacks in size it makes up for in superb wine quality and highly praised food served fresh from its Nookery Cafe.


8. Stella Bella Wines

This little winery may resemble a cute old cottage from the outside but don’t be fooled, it’s pumping out some killer wines handmade and created by their small team with love.

Stella Bella Wines has earned its place on this list because of their unique Suckfizzle wine. A great name and an even greater taste sourced from a one-of-a-kind vineyard producing fruit with distinct and intriguing flavours.


9. Arimia Estate

Arimia has a guest house, dining space and cellar door spanning across a large space of land.

The estate has found its home in the heart of beautiful bushland and is the perfect spot any day of the week to just soak in the beautiful scenery with a few glasses. They have a strong focus on sustainability and you can extend your stay and book a night in their guest house with breathtaking ocean and vineyard views.

The Best Margaret River Wineries You Have To Visit
Source: @arimiamargaretriver

10. Cullen Wines

A pioneer of the Margaret Rivers wine region, Cullen Wines has spent years building its well-earned reputation. The beautiful granite and timber building will have you captured from the moment you step foot inside and the organic food and natural wines will make sure you stay.

What really makes it stand out from the rest is the fact their wines are grown on a certified biodynamic, carbon-neutral, and naturally powered estate with grapes harvested by hand so you can be sure you’re getting a quality product- two thumbs up from us!


11. Leeuwin Estate

Another member of the founding wineries, Leeuwin Estate has a simple elegance to it along with an iconic Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay that has earned its place as exceptional in the eyes of the prestigious Langton’s Classification of Australian wine.

Even amateur wine enthusiasts would have heard this name before, and it lives up to all the hype. This estate celebrates all things food, wine, art, and music featuring an award-winning restaurant, art gallery, and stunning cellar door.

The Best Margaret River Wineries You Have To Visit
Source: Leeuwin Estate

12. Cape Mentelle

Since 1970 Cape Mentelle has been providing some of the country’s most esteemed wines. This place is full of history and has consistently served as a benchmark for quality in the region.

The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is a strong winner with a powerful rush of cocoa powder and dark forest berry fruits. If you’re more of a white wine lover you’ll be pleased with their 2018 Chardonnay- it’s more of a full-bodied wine with candied fruit, crème brulee and butterscotch layered with some roasted nutiness that will warm the soul and the belly.


13. Aravina Estate

Aravina is the definition of a picture-perfect backdrop for a wedding with its white hues, sprawling gardens, and stretching verandah overlooking the picturesque lake setting. You’ll probably be planning your future engagement on its doorstep.

They’re home to award-winning wines and abeer taphouse with 5 beers on tap on offer including their own ‘8Waves Brewing Co.’

The Best Margaret River Wineries You Have To Visit
Source: @aravinaestate

14. Xanadu Wines

Constructed with rustic yet elegant timber and stone decor with natural light flowing in, Xanadu Wines is another must-see gem of the region. They have a passionate team dedicated to crafting outstanding wines that embody everything the region has to offer.

Their Xandu range has won them a heap of awards, with 4 out of 7 of their Australia’s Best Cabernet honours coming from this label.

  • Location: 316 Boodjidup Rd, Margaret River
  • Price: $$$
  • Website: xanaduwines.com

15. Jarvis Estate

Boutique vineyard and family home, Jarvis Estate offers an incredible range of both red and white wines- and you can guarantee they know what they’re doing considering owners Matt & Jackie literally live amongst the vines.

They offer free vineyard tours and tastings by appointment so there is no reason not to stop by. We’d recommend trying their Shiraz or Cabernet Franc, and making sure you give their adorable winery dog a little scratch under the chin on your way out.

The Best Margaret River Wineries You Have To Visit
Jarvis Estate – Photo: Jessica Cook

16. Deep Woods Estate

Hello Rosé lovers, I haven’t forgotten about you.

Deep Woods Estate is perched on a ridge overlooking a secluded valley of trees and is known for being the biggest producer of Rosé in Western Australia. The talented team behind the scenes combine traditional and modern winemaking techniques and are arguably some of Australia’s best and most consistent producers of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.

  • Location: 889 Commonage Rd, Yallingup
  • Price: $$$
  • Website: deepwoods.wine

17. Swings & Roundabouts

If you’ve ever visited this place in peak periods you’ll be well aware of how jam-packed it gets, and for good reason.

The space is urban and rustic with plenty of cozy corners, open fireplaces, and a huge grassed area featuring a long table with swings as chairs. The drinks are delicious, but the real winner here is their wood-fired pizza that will without a doubt wow you and have you coming back for more.

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Source: @swingsmargaretriver
  • Location: 2807 Caves Rd, Yallingup
  • Price: $$$
  • Website: swings.com.au

18. Juniper Estate

Juniper Estate sits among rolling hills and vineyards in the Wilyabrup area. Their garden is filled with vibrant flowers of every colour welcoming you into its cellar door open daily for tastings.

You can purchase a bottle or glass of your favourite and enjoy it by the wood-burning fire or at a picnic table on the lawns in the sunnier weather.


Feature Image: Cherubino | @joshball_images

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