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Domaine Naturaliste
Domaine Naturaliste
Domaine Naturaliste
Domaine Naturaliste

 

 

“With an intuitive flair based on decades of experience, Bruce strikes a tender balance between taste, fragrance and texture.”

Domaine Naturaliste
Domaine Naturaliste

Domaine Naturaliste

Domaine Naturaliste

After nearly three decades working closely with producers in Margaret River and the south west of WA, renowned winemaker Bruce Dukes launched his own brand, Domaine Naturaliste in 2012. Crediting his time spent studying agricultural science with shaping his values and practices, Bruce approaches winemaking with the passion of an agronomist. Beginning with a deep understanding of soils and sustainable farming, Bruce believes that a holistic approach reaps the greatest rewards, both for the wine and the environment. With an intuitive flair based on decades of experience, Bruce strikes a tender balance between taste, fragrance and texture.

In 2018, Bruce purchased a vineyard located in the heart of the acclaimed Wilyabrup area of Margaret River, now the home of the Domaine Naturaliste cellar door. With a maritime climate characterized by cool wet winters and long gentle summers, the location makes for a pristine environment for growing wine, particularly chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon.

It is no doubt that this passion for agriculture and true artistry in the process of winemaking make for the exceptional wine experience you will receive at Domaine Naturaliste. You will find the picturesque cellar door nestled between the vines, offering and a relaxed wine-tasting experience for all who visit.

Aside from the focus chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon varieties, Domaine Naturaliste also produces sauvignon blanc, syrah, cabernet franc and a grenache rosé.

Domaine Naturaliste has received consistent domestic and international acclaim, including a Best of Show Trophy at the 2023 Decanter World Wine Awards in London for the 2020 Rebus Cabernet and the 2024 Halliday Wine Companion Sauvignon Blanc Varietal Award for the 2021 Sauvage Sauvignon Blanc. In addition, Erin Larkin from the Wine Advocate, awarded 96+ Parker Points for both the 2021 Artus and 2021 Purus Chardonnays.

To try these award-winning wines for yourself, visit the cellar door to experience Domaine Naturaliste’s signature offering of a seated wine flight, where the expert staff will guide you through six wines from their luxury ranges. Bar tastings are also available as well as delicious charcuterie and cheese boards made to order. Bookings are recommended. Be sure to visit the website to check out the special events held at the winery, including long-table lunches and fun seasonal gatherings plus online and Wine Club sales.

 

Tasting Notes

2021 Artus Chardonnay
⇐ 2021 Artus Chardonnay

Flavours of fresh nectarines and candied pecan nuts are supported by aromas of poached pears and marzipan in this provocative, complex and textural wine. Expect flavour development, low tannins and bright levels of natural acidity in this artistic chardonnay.

2018 Morus Cabernet  Sauvignon
⇐ 2018 Morus Cabernet Sauvignon

Named after the Morus Australis, the species name for the mulberry tree, this cuvee reflects the mulberry character, a unique part of the terroir expression of Margaret River cabernet. Discover velvety tannins and other fruit expressions such as violet and cassis.

2021 Rebus Cabernet  Sauvignon
⇐ 2021 Rebus Cabernet Sauvignon

An intricate tapestry of glazed cherries, violets and graphite, woven into a palate laden with notes of red currants, cacao nibs and plum skin. Expect bristling tannins on the entry and a tensile core of licorice, blackberries and slate.

2022 Floris Chardonnay
⇐ 2022 Floris Chardonnay

A modern and engaging chardonnay with an emphasis on balance, freshness and hedonistic pleasure. Floris exhibits delicate textures and floral notes reminiscent of white jasmine flowers. Expect to find white grapefruit, nectarine and subtle oak.

VISITOR’S GUIDE

Getting There
160 Johnson Road,
Wilyabrup

Contact Details
Tel: (08) 9755 6776
Email: info@domainenaturaliste.com.au
Website: www.domainenaturaliste.com.au

Cellar Door
Open daily from 10am to 5pm

Restaurant
No

Weddings & Functions
Yes, 60 people maximum

Accommodation
No

Additional Features
Charcuterie and cheese boards made to order from 11am to 3:30pm daily, plus a small amount of handmade local produce. Visit the website for special events