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Western Australia is home to some of the most beautiful vineyards and wineries in the country, and it is a popular destination for wine lovers from all over the world. Some of the reasons you may want to visit Western Australian wineries include the stunning scenery, the opportunity to sample some truly incredible wines, and the chance to learn about the winemaking process and the history of wine in the region. Additionally, many wineries offer tours, tastings, and other experiences that allow you to get up close and personal with the winemaking process and learn more about the culture and traditions of Western Australia. For more information on the great secrets that each region holds, be sure to check out the ‘Winery Articles’ section.

Western Australia has gained recognition for producing high-quality wines. The region is particularly known for its cool-climate varietals, such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in the south, and robust red wines like Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon in the Margaret River region. Wine enthusiasts can savor an array of award-winning wines and even participate in wine tastings and vineyard tours.

Western Australia has gained recognition for producing high-quality wines. The region is particularly known for its cool-climate varietals, such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in the south, and robust red wines like Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon in the Margaret River region. Wine enthusiasts can savor an array of award-winning wines and even participate in wine tastings and vineyard tours.

Western Australia’s wine regions offer a fantastic culinary experience. Many wineries have on-site restaurants and cafes that provide delectable food paired with their wines. You can enjoy gourmet meals featuring fresh, locally sourced ingredients, enhancing your overall wine-tasting experience. From small boutique cellar doors that are ideal for a lovely afternoon shiraz, to the opulent award-winning wineries that offer a great place to enjoy an à-la-carte dinner and a night in a luxurious chalet with your significant other, the options are endless at the wineries throughout Western Australia. All of these features and many more can be discovered by clicking into any of the below sub-regions, or enjoy a scroll through each region to discover more about those wineries closest to you.

Each winery profile includes their address and contact details, as well as the cellar door and/or opening times, whether they host weddings at their winery and other additional details.

GEOGRAPHE

Geographe, nestled in Western Australia, proudly stands as the region’s most diverse wine-producing area. This picturesque viticultural enclave boasts a remarkable tapestry of terroirs, microclimates, and grape varieties, making it a vinicultural gem. With a climatic spectrum spanning from maritime influences along the coast to warmer inland pockets, Geographe offers an ideal canvas for winemakers to experiment with a wide array of grape varieties. From the renowned Chardonnays and Sauvignon Blancs to distinctive Shiraz and Merlot, Geographe’s vineyards thrive, producing wines that showcase the region’s unique character. With this diversity, Geographe cements its status as a must-visit destination for wine enthusiasts seeking a rich and varied tasting experience.

GEOGRAPHE

SWAN VALLEY

The Swan Valley wine region boasts Western Australia’s oldest vines. First planted in 1829, it has been under vine ever since. Vineyards were established and developed by a close community of multi-generational and multi-cultural families. Over time, this has created a passionate group of independent, hands-on winemakers, with deep ties to the region.

Being a natural food bowl, only twenty-five minutes from Perth city, the Swan Valley has always been home to growers and producers. The original market gardens have been joined by breweries, distilleries, chocolate and cheese makers and other ventures. Collectively, you have a rich diversity of “makers”.

While traditions endure, new ideas and sustainable practices are embraced as the Swan Valley pioneers Mediterranean warm climate styles. This is history in the making: building on the deep knowledge of both the indigenous and immigrant forebears, whilst continuing to be “makers” who explore new paths to excite and delight wine lovers.

A vast spectrum of wine styles is produced in the Swan Valley. Very few other wine regions would be able to say that they are able to produce a range of wines from sparkling through to fortified styles in the one region.

The Swan Valley has a strong record of producing whites that are simple, fresh and crisp as young wines and then age for a remarkable period of time of up to twenty years, gaining intense toasty flavours. The most widely grown varieties are verdelho and chenin blanc.

Deb Tucker

Swan Valley Winemakers Association

SWAN VALLEY

Nikola Estate

Nikola Estate

Nikola Estate produces over 30 wines annually with 70 hectares under vine - is one of Australia's oldest wineries in located in Swan Valley.
Oakover Grounds

Oakover Grounds

Oakover Grounds is a true Swan Valley family winery that has its roots founded from four generations of the Yukich family, whose grandfather Nikola first planted grapevines on this parcel of land in 1929.
Torrent Wines

Torrent Wines

Indulge in the beautiful Italian style varietals from Torrent Wines on the vineyard’s stunning sevenhectare site. Head winemaker Rino D’Angelo has taken over his grandfather’s legacy and is carrying on the winemaking tradition along with the family’s beliefs in life, family, food and wine in honour of his grandfather’s vision.

MARGARET RIVER

Margaret River is one of the Earth’s most pristine, geographically secluded, coastal wine regions. This breathtaking destination of ancient landforms, lush forests and distinct Ironstone gravel soils enjoys a ‘textbook perfect’ climate for fine wines, with its consistent Mediterranean climate and intense maritime influence – here, the Indian and Southern Oceans meet.

Scarce and sought-after worldwide, Margaret River wines represent only two per cent of the Australian annual crush. The elegant and powerful cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay expressions are most noteworthy and can be grown with a ‘light touch’ approach, as the grapes typically ripen with superb balance, refinement and structure. Artisan and family-owned producers dominate, and their preference for handcrafted winemaking and respectful creativity shines through.

A world-renowned wine destination, the region’s 100 cellar doors, gourmet culinary experiences, stunning nature and spirited arts scene attracts over 1.5 million overnight visitors per year.

MARGARET RIVER

Ashbrook Estate

Ashbrook Estate

No journey to Margaret River is complete without visiting Ashbrook Estate, and driving down the karri-tree lined avenue through the beautiful Wilyabrup countryside to the cellar door, winery and vineyard.
Brookland Valley & Houghton Cellar Door

Brookland Valley & Houghton Cellar Door

Award winning Brookland Valley was established in 1984 by Malcolm and Dee Jones on twenty stunning hectares of land, where outstanding wines with unique characteristics considered benchmarks in the region have been produced ever since.
Cape Naturaliste

Cape Naturaliste

Situated in a picturesque valley near Smiths Beach, south of its namesake, Cape Naturaliste Vineyard is Australia’s most western vineyard. The valley here provides a variety of rich soil types, ideal for growing premium wine grapes.
Clairault Streicker

Clairault Streicker

Located off the iconic Caves Road, a visit to Clairault Streicker begins with a trip down the long winding driveway through the native forest and farmland.
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.
Evoi Wines

Evoi Wines

Evoi Wines began in 2007 with two barrels of chardonnay. Since its inception, the winery has gained a reputation as being one of the finest boutique wineries in the Margaret River region.
Fermoy

Fermoy

The Margaret River region is, in the opinion of Fermoy staff, one of the truly great wine regions in the world.
Firetail Wines

Firetail Wines

Established in 2002, Firetail Wines is a small winery estate, just a short distance from the Margaret River.
Jarvis Estate

Jarvis Estate

Located in the booming region of Bramley and the esteemed Margaret River region, Jarvis Estate is run by powerhouse duo Matt and Jackie Jarvis. Working hard to nurture and cultivate wines of the highest and richest quality, the pair proudly produce eight varieties of grapes throughout the year.
Juniper Estate

Juniper Estate

Juniper’s outlook combines its heritage, authenticity, and original thinking with a view to produce elegant and sophisticated wines that showcase the best that the region has to offer.
McHenry Hohen Cellar Door

McHenry Hohen Cellar Door

Founded back in 2004 in the historic and colourful town of Witchcliffe, a lot of time, passion and effort was put into making Mchenry Hohnen Cellar Door a truly special winery to be enjoyed by guests and wine lovers alike.
Mongrel Creek Vineyard

Mongrel Creek Vineyard

Mongrel Creek Vineyard is a hidden gem set amongst the bushlands on the outskirts of Dunsborough in the Margaret River region
Passel Estate

Passel Estate

Nestled in a picturesque bushland setting you will find Passel Estate, a beautiful vineyard in the heart of the Margaret River wine region
Voyager Estate

Voyager Estate

Established in 1978 by farmer and regional pioneer Michael Wright, Voyager Estate is one of the founding wine estates in Margaret River. Chief winemaker Tim Shand believes that there are just a handful of very special places that make wines that are not only distinctive but also world-class.
Willespie

Willespie

Established in 1976, Willespie is one of the original family-owned, working farm wineries in the Margaret River region. The vineyard was planted by ex schoolteachers, Kevin and Marian Squance and their children.
Windance Estate

Windance Estate

Windance Estate is a second-generation winery established by Drew and Rosemary Brent-White in 1998. Currently in the capable hands of their daughter, Billie, and son-in-law Tyke Wheatley, Windance Estate is a Demeter-certified bio-dynamic winery that takes a holistic, carbon-friendly approach to farming.
Woody Nook Wines

Woody Nook Wines

Small and welcoming, Woody Nook Wines and The Nookery Café are nestled amongst native bushland in the Margaret River wine region, about fifteen kilometres from the town centre.

MOUNT BARKER

Mount Barker is roughly around a three-and-a-half-hour drive from Perth, or thirty minutes north of Albany. The Mount Barker sub-region is one of the five sub-regions of the Great Southern Wine Region, which also includes the Porongurups, Frankland River, Denmark and Albany. It’s a great place to make camp and explore the five-wine producing sub-regions with its central location: effectively the heart of the region!

Mount Barker is not only the senior sub-region of the Great Southern but was the first to be declared in Australia. If this were not enough, it was also here that the first vines in the Great Southern region were planted. It is large-scale, gently undulating, largely open grazing country, with widely scattered vineyards separated by large distances, but there is a feeling of ‘oneness’ akin to that of a micro-terroir of France, a hundredth of the size of Mount Barker.

Mount Barker is generally regarded as the most important sub-regions of the Great Southern. Average ripening period sunshine hours at Mount Barker together with the whole season measure of sunshine hours are nearly identical with those of Bordeaux. Situated in the middle of Great Southern, with strong continental aspects
together with marri soils and lateritic gravely and sandy loams provided from the granite rock backdrop, the region is suited to several different varieties but specialises in riesling, shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and pinot noir.

MOUNT BARKER

Gilbert Wines

Gilbert Wines

Family run, owned and operated, Gilberts Wines’ historic estate’s first vines were planted at the vineyard in 1985. In 2014, the fourth generation of Gilberts returned to the family business with two of the founders’ three sons stepping into roles on the winery.
Plantagenet Wines

Plantagenet Wines

Since 1968, Plantagenet has always been family-owned, with current owners Tom and Jo Wisdom continuing to cultivate and nurture the first Great Southern vineyards of the region.
West Cape Howe Wines

West Cape Howe Wines

West Cape Howe Wines was founded in 1997, quickly becoming one of Western Australia’s favourite wine brands. Now at the picturesque ‘Langton’ property in the heart of the Mount Barker wine district, their vineyards consistently produce the highest quality fruit, resulting in award winning wines with balance, structure and flavour.

ALBANY

An important sub-region of the Great Southern, Albany is arguably Western Australia’s most southernly wine district directly on the South Coast with the cleanest wind derived from the Southern Ocean.

Albany is a world-registered winegrowing GI region and has been able to achieve this recognition by having a unique climate and growing environment for growing speciality grapes such as sauvignon blanc, chardonnay and lighter reds such as the cool climate red of pinot noir. Warmer sections of Albany also grow riesling and shiraz in pockets, and Albany’s climate has been noted as a very similar climate as the famous Burgundy region in France. Our season is defined by a mild and wet winter, mild damp spring conditions and now dry summers of moderate temperatures’ with only a few days above thirty degrees experienced over the summer periods. The famous “Albany Doctor” sea breeze arrives daily at 1pm, subsequently cooling down the vines and fruit zone which is extremely important as this slows the ripening period and thus increasing flavours and colour, all with a high humidity of around eight-five per cent in vineyards which also has a significant effect on end quality.

ALBANY

Bunn’s Vineyard

Bunn’s Vineyard

Bunn’s Vineyard, located in the cool climate region of the Great Southern in Western Australia near Albany, is where Richard and Irene Bunn began their wine journey in 1997.
Wignalls Wines

Wignalls Wines

A multi award-winning winery, Wignalls Wines’ biggest win was for its premium chardonnay, winning ‘Australia’s Best White Wine’ and ‘The Best New World Wine’ at the Japan International Wine Challenge, the third largest wine show in the world at the time.