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      Margaret River
      Latitude
      Altitude
      40m
      Growing Season Rainfall
      200mm
      Mean January Temperature
      20.4˚C
      Harvest
      End February to mid April
      Wineries
      108
      Website
      Cracka Rating 0

      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 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

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      2006 Chapman Grove RGV Cabernet Merlot

      2006 Chapman Grove RGV Cabernet Merlot

      Ron Fraser from Chapman Grove is a great bloke. Used to own a wine store then he went over to the dark side of winemaking. And he does a fine job too with his Atticus wines some of Margaret River's best. This is his bargain range - the RGV - a ver...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Margaret River
      2014 Cracka Barrel Margaret River Shiraz

      2014 Cracka Barrel Margaret River Shiraz

      The Cracka Barrel Story At Cracka we are always on the lookout for those little unexpected gems. And as we have grown, more and more of these little parcels come our way. Usually only crafted in small volumes we have always offered our very best ...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Margaret River
      2016 Miles From Nowhere Chardonnay

      2016 Miles From Nowhere Chardonnay

      Would you like to be miles from nowhere drinking a quality Chardonnay? That’s what the makers of this wine had in mind when they crafted the best quality Margaret River fruit and made this thoroughly modern rendition of Australia’s favourite white...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Margaret River
      2015 Miles from Nowhere Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

      2015 Miles from Nowhere Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

      Sometimes we all want to be miles from nowhere. No phones, no e-mail, no i-phone, perhaps just a hammock and a view and a glass of chilled wine. That sounds ideal to us and it’s the philosophy of this small Margaret River winery to step back from ...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Margaret River
      2014 Mystery Margaret River Cabernet Merlot

      2014 Mystery Margaret River Cabernet Merlot

      Sourced from one of the names that put Margaret River on the map, this Cabernet and Merlot blend hits the mark with Margaret River regionality showing mulberry and plum, blackcurrant and cedar with a lick of integrated oak.

      Cracka rating90
      Region: Margaret River
      2008 Umamu Estate Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

      2008 Umamu Estate Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

      The secret here is all about some clever oak ageing, with 30% of this wine matured in oak barrels. What that does is flesh out this Margaret River Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, transforming it from a slightly homogenous fresh dry white wine into somet...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Margaret River
      2016 Miles From Nowhere Cowaramup Vineyard Chardonnay

      2016 Miles From Nowhere Cowaramup Vineyard Chardonnay

      This wine has a cult following here at Cracka, with many a fan won over the years thanks to the combo of bright peachy Chardonnay fruit and classic Margaret River acidity. Now, the new '16 vintage has lobbed, and we are as excited as a budgie ...

      Cracka rating0
      Region: Margaret River
      2016 Miles from Nowhere Cowaramup Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

      2016 Miles from Nowhere Cowaramup Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

      Bright and absolutely bursting with flavour, this is the sort of wine you want to drink in the sunshine. Given that this single vineyard super savvy blend comes from 'Cowtown' probably best that you also drink this with a thai beef salad? Would wo...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Margaret River
      2015 Miles from Nowhere Rose

      2015 Miles from Nowhere Rose

      Made by Margaret River royalty, Frankin Tate of Evans & Tate fame, this is a delicate, savoury style of Rose. Fresh and vibrant it's hard to say no to a second glass of this little beauty.

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Margaret River
      2014 Watson Family Vineyard Margaret River Cabernet Merlot

      2014 Watson Family Vineyard Margaret River Cabernet Merlot

      Who are the Watson family? Well, the Watson's are one of the founding families of Margaret River wine, with their Woodlands vineyard planted back in 1973 when Margaret River was just a bunch of sheep farms and surfers shacks. For a long ti...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Margaret River
      2014 Xanadu NOK Margaret River Chardonnay

      2014 Xanadu NOK Margaret River Chardonnay

      Margaret River is beautiful this time of year. It's not cold; the tourists have left and the water is still warm(ish). Perfect for a visit. Or, if you can't get there, maybe just an ideal excuse to be launching into one of Margaret River's bargai...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Margaret River
      2013 Amelia Park Margaret River Chardonnay

      2013 Amelia Park Margaret River Chardonnay

      VINEYARDS: We have sourced two vineyards for our Chardonnay in the Wilyabrup sub-region. Two clones are used, being The P58 and Gin Gin clones. These sites are selected for their ability to produce ripe flavours at low baume with great acid balanc...

      Cracka rating0
      Region: Margaret River
      2013 Deep Woods Estate Ebony Cabernet Shiraz

      2013 Deep Woods Estate Ebony Cabernet Shiraz

      'Ebony and Ivory live together in perfect harmony'. Ah Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney. What a duo! Would love to see more duets from them. And covers too - they would so kill it at karaoke. Anyway, this 2013 Deep Woods Ebony Cabernet Shiraz is...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Margaret River
      2013 Flametree Margaret River Shiraz

      2013 Flametree Margaret River Shiraz

      Flametree can do no wrong. They first landed in the wine industry with a bang, famously scooping up the Jimmy Watson trophy with their first ever red wine. With ex-Voyager Chief Winemaker Cliff Royle at the helm, and fruit from some of the...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Margaret River
      2012 Dunsborough Hills Shiraz

      2012 Dunsborough Hills Shiraz

      There’s something about Margaret according to locals who are smitten with the surf, the landscape and the wine. Shiraz from the west never really gets the wrap it deserves, as it gets dwarfed by the noble Cabernet Sauvignon grape. This is made wit...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Margaret River
      2014 Watershed Shades Rose

      2014 Watershed Shades Rose

      Summer time or anytime is Rose time, especially when it comes from a cracking Margaret River producer. Tasty subtle fruit with a little smudge of sweetness - delicious!

      Cracka rating70
      Region: Margaret River
      2013 KarriBindi Margaret River Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

      2013 KarriBindi Margaret River Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

      Drawn from the cooler southern bits of Margaret River, this quite classical white blend marries up all the good bits about Margaret River Semillon Sauvignon Blanc - herbaceous and aromatic Sauv Blanc and richer Semillon - to make a wine that is, T...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Margaret River
      2013 Watershed Shades Merlot

      2013 Watershed Shades Merlot

      Magical Merlot with a soft, seductive body. Lashings of dark fruit and even a little bit of Margaret River style thrown into the equation. Looking for something without the kick of Shiraz or Cabernet, then this Merlot is your man.

      Cracka rating70
      Region: Margaret River
      2015 Fraser Gallop Estate Chardonnay

      2015 Fraser Gallop Estate Chardonnay

      There's very little oak in this wine and displays aromas of apples, pears and citrusy grapefruit on the nose. The palate is svelte, lip smacking and zesty with a fresh, dry finish and a crunchy texture. Freshly shucked oysters would be the go with...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Margaret River
      2014 Pierro Semillon Sauvignon Blanc LTC

      2014 Pierro Semillon Sauvignon Blanc LTC

      LTC stands for 'Les trois cuvee' referring to the blend of 3 varieties - sem, sav and chardy. This one doesn't claim to have any chardonnay, but it could be there! This is a bright and zippy number with oodles of citrus and tropicals on the nose, ...

      Cracka rating90
      Region: Margaret River