Margaret River Wine Region

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Margaret River
Latitude 33˚57'S
Altitude 40m
Growing Season Rainfall 200mm
Mean January Temperature 20.4˚C
Harvest End February to mid April
Wineries 180
Website www.margaretriver.com
Principle Grape Varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc

About Margaret River

The striking coastal region of Margaret River is Western Australia’s leading wine and tourism destination. Celebrated for premium cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay and semillon sauvignon blanc blends, it punches well above its weight on the internati...

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The striking coastal region of Margaret River is Western Australia’s leading wine and tourism destination. Celebrated for premium cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay and semillon sauvignon blanc blends, it punches well above its weight on the international stage. The region is renowned for benchmark Australian chardonnay styles that are rich and complex with underlying acid drive. High quality cabernet sauvignon is dense and varietal with powerful structure and firm gravelly tannins. It is often paired with merlot to make a traditional regional style. Herbaceous aromatics and fresh lemongrass flavour are typical of vivacious SSB blends. Other varieties include shiraz and chenin blanc, which plays a part in the classic white blend. Names like Leeuwin Estate, Cullen, Moss Wood and Vasse Felix are synonymous with Margaret River.

The first significant vineyards were established in Margaret River in 1967 under the guidance of researcher Dr John Gladstones. The young and innovative region now boasts over 5,500 ha of vine. It is located 270km south of Perth, stretching for 90km along the coast between Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin. The Mediterranean climate is heavily influenced by the cooling maritime effect of the Indian and Southern Oceans. Margaret River can be divided into six main districts: Yallingup, Wilyabrup, Treeton, Carbunup, Wallcliffe and Karridale. The region sits on an undulating ridge of gravelly and sandy loams over granite and gneissic rock. The landscape is home to giant karri tree forests with jarrah, banksia, peppermint and yukka scattered amongst the natural scrub. An extensive network of underground caves lies beneath the soil.

The Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park features stunning coastal vistas, pristine sandy beaches and rocky headlands. World famous surfing breaks make the Margaret River Pro one of the most prestigious tournaments on the international circuit.

[Yallingup] – Place of Love, Aboriginal word

[Karri] – Eucalyptus, Aboriginal word

Watch Stuart MacGill uncork the Margaret River

Vintage Ratings

1996
8
GREAT
8
GREAT
1997
8
GREAT
6
GOOD
1998
7
VERY GOOD
7
VERY GOOD
1999
10
OUTSTANDING
8
GREAT
2000
9
EXCELLENT
8
GREAT
2001
8
GREAT
8
GREAT
2002
8
GREAT
8
GREAT
2003
8
GREAT
8
GREAT
2004
9
EXCELLENT
8
GREAT
2005
9
EXCELLENT
9
EXCELLENT
2006
7
VERY GOOD
9
EXCELLENT
2007
8
GREAT
8
GREAT
2008
9
EXCELLENT
9
EXCELLENT
2009
9
EXCELLENT
9
EXCELLENT
2010
9
EXCELLENT
8
GREAT
2011
9
EXCELLENT
8
GREAT
2012
N/A
No Data
N/A
No Data
2013
N/A
No Data
N/A
No Data
2014
N/A
No Data
N/A
No Data

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Wineries

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2012 Chalice Bridge The Estate Chardonnay

This subtly oaked wine from the Margaret river shows appealing white stone fruit and citrus on the nose, whilst the palate is vinrant and youthful ...

Winery: Chalice Bridge | Region: Margaret River| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
RRP: $19.99 | OUR PRICE : $14.99 (25% OFF)
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2012 Evans & Tate Gnangara Sauvignon Blanc

In typical Margaret River style, this is quite a grassy number that also shows smells of citrus and tropical fruit salad. The palate is dry, clean ...

Winery: Evans Tate | Region: Margaret River| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
RRP: $13.99 | OUR PRICE : $11.99
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2011 Cape Mentelle Shiraz

Classy labelling, classy packaging and a classy wine - all of the boxes are ticked here with this Cape Mentelle Shiraz, easily amongst the best Mar...

Winery: Cape Mentelle | Region: Margaret River| Cracka Rating: 5/5
RRP: $44.00 | OUR PRICE : $33.99
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2012 Happs Preservative Free Red

The Happs make quality wines out of the Margaret River region but have appealed to an even greater audience with this preservative free red blend. ...

Winery: Happs and Three Hills | Region: Margaret River| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $23.99 | OUR PRICE : $18.99
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2012 Amberley Estate Secret Lane Sauvignon Blanc

Amberley Wines have done it again with this highly quaffable, value sav blanc that ticks all the boxes. Lovely smells of tropical fruits, limes and...

Winery: Amberley Estate | Region: Margaret River| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $18.45 | OUR PRICE : $14.99
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2013 Skuttlebutt Rose

Skuttlebutt is a slang word that refers to idle gossip, innuendo or rumour. A few glasses of this hot pink wine and the rumours and gossip will be ...

Winery: Stella Bella | Region: Margaret River| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
RRP: $21.00 | OUR PRICE : $15.99
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2012 Killerby Chardonnay

Fruit and texture are the stars of the show with this sexy chardy out of Margaret River. It's a creamy, lush and citrusy style of wine that shows s...

Winery: Killerby Vineyards | Region: Margaret River| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $30.00 | OUR PRICE : $25.99
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2013 Robert Oatley Signature Series Margaret River Chardonnay

Usually, chardonnay from Margaret River is quite pricy, but not this one. It's an elegant, lightly-oaked style of wine exhibiting delicate stone fr...

Winery: Robert Oatley Vineyards | Region: Margaret River| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $22.95 | OUR PRICE : $19.99
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2011 Evans & Tate Gnangara Cabernet Merlot

Geez this is good value! Hailing from the Margs, it's an intensly fruited wine that shows plenty of red berries, dark plums and subtle choc-mint on...

Winery: Evans Tate | Region: Margaret River| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $13.99 | OUR PRICE : $11.99
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2010 Butler Crest Premium Range Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

Here we have a cheeky sav sem that has seen a touch of oak for an added bit of intrigue. There's plenty of tropical fruits and snow peas on the nos...

Winery: Butler Crest | Region: Margaret River| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $24.95 | OUR PRICE : $20.99
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2013 Forester Estate Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

This style works so well as a blend, that most winemakers in the Margaret River can see no reason not to forge the union between Semillon and Sauvi...

Winery: Forester Estate | Region: Margaret River| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
RRP: $22.00 | OUR PRICE : $19.99
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2009 Sandalford Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Now we are getting serious. This is full bodied, full flavoured and properly structured with firm tannins and no shortage of length. If anything th...

Winery: Sandalford | Region: Margaret River| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $43.50 | OUR PRICE : $33.99
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2012 Sandalford Estate Reserve Chardonnay

When we see a reserve release Chardonnay from Sandalford we get excited because we have a soft spot for Margaret River Chardonnay in all its guises...

Winery: Sandalford | Region: Margaret River| Cracka Rating: 5/5
RRP: $29.55 | OUR PRICE : $23.99
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2012 Brookland Valley Verse 1 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

Can the Sem Sauv phenomenon ever wain? We doubt it and while there are so many great blends of white coming out of the Margaret River who are we to...

Winery: Brookland Valley Vineyard | Region: Margaret River| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
RRP: $23.00 | OUR PRICE : $15.99 (30% OFF)
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2006 LaCache Sparkling Shiraz

Sparkling reds have had a bum wrap for a while, but this one is a game changer. It's deep and compact with some nice spicy plums and a lick of anis...

Winery: LaCache | Region: Margaret River| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $40.00 | OUR PRICE : $29.99 (25% OFF)
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2011 Wine by Brad Mantra Invocation Chardonnay

This earlier-drinking chardy is just the thing for that seafood BBQ you were planning this weekend. It's a lighter-bodied, lightly-oaked style that...

Winery: Wine by Brad | Region: Margaret River| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $24.95 | OUR PRICE : $19.99
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2006 Chapman Grove Margaret River Merlot

Some people give Merlot a very hard time, but not me – I love it for its soft, seductive style. This is a very stylish Merlot that is supple and se...

Winery: Chapman Grove | Region: Margaret River| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
RRP: $24.95 | OUR PRICE : $6.66 (73% OFF)
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2010 Killerby Merchant Trader Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

Drinkability and fruitiness is the theme with this lush style of cab merlot from the Margaret River. Lots of cassis, mintiness and soft spice aroma...

Winery: Killerby Vineyards | Region: Margaret River| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
RRP: $20.00 | OUR PRICE : $17.99
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2011 Thompson Estate Locum Chardonnay

This 'old school meets new school' chardy could be just want the doctor ordered with your Sunday roast chicken this weekend. Rich aromas of white s...

Winery: Thompson Estate | Region: Margaret River| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $24.95 | OUR PRICE : $22.00
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2012 Redgate Chardonnay

There’s a kind of predictable greatness to Margaret River Chardonnay. So much so, that we rarely see a dud bottle and want to share the excitement ...

Winery: Redgate | Region: Margaret River| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $32.95 | OUR PRICE : $24.50 (25% OFF)
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