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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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      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
      2013 Wongaburra Margaret River Semillon

      2013 Wongaburra Margaret River Semillon

      This zippy little Semillon for the Margaret River has lifted tropical fruits on the nose with hints of citrus and gooseberry. The palate is fresh with tropical and lemon citrus fruit flavours balanced by a crisp refreshing acidity and good lasting...

      Cracka rating70
      Region: Margaret River
      2008 Mystery Margaret River Museum Release Cabernet Merlot

      2008 Mystery Margaret River Museum Release Cabernet Merlot

      It's not often that we get aged wine here at Cracka, with most of the vino that passes through the doors here at Cracka fitting into the 'brand-spanking new' category. But not today! Today, we've raided the cellar of a five-star rated boutique Mar...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Margaret River
      2012 Cape Mentelle Wilyabrup Margaret River Cabernet Blend

      2012 Cape Mentelle Wilyabrup Margaret River Cabernet Blend

      From the WA comes this medium-bodied red blend that has a lot of love to give over the next decade or so. Ripe blackcurrants, choc-mint, crushed leaves and violet florals lift out of the glass to tempt the senses, whilst the palate is compact and ...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Margaret River
      2015 Karri Grove Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

      2015 Karri Grove Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

      While everyone still seems to be drinking Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, Australia actually have a much more delicious version on our doorstep - the classic Margaret River Semillon Sauvignon Blanc blend. The great joy of this wine style is the b...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Margaret River
      2015 Xanadu Margaret River Chardonnay

      2015 Xanadu Margaret River Chardonnay

      This awesome little Chardy from Xanadu is amazing value! A multitude of white peach, lemon citrus, florals and buttered toast aromas flow out of the glass, whilst the palate is elegant and creamy with more stone fruit, cashew and citrusy flavours,...

      Cracka rating90
      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
      2014 Vasse Felix Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon

      2014 Vasse Felix Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon

      Vasse Felix are one of the most reliable wineries in the country, and this excellent Cab Sauv shows us why. It's typically Cab Sauv on the nose with smells of blackcurrant, tobacco, dried herbs and classic Margaret River choc-mint, whilst the pala...

      Cracka rating90
      Region: Margaret River
      2015 Howard Park Sauvignon Blanc

      2015 Howard Park Sauvignon Blanc

      The 2015 Howard Park Sauvignon Blanc isn't just any old Aussie Sauv. From one of the best wineries in WA, this is an energetic cavalcade of mouth watering tropical fruit, lime, and zesty capsaicin. Using organic and biodynamic farming practice...

      Cracka rating90
      Region: Margaret River
      2012 Higher Plane 'The Messenger'

      2012 Higher Plane 'The Messenger'

      Specialising in super high-quality Chardonnay and Cabernet, Higher Plane hail from the Forest Grove sub-region of the Margaret River. Their meticulous attention to detail begins right in the vineyard (they painstakingly tested over 100 sites befor...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Margaret River
      2012 Killerby Premium Margaret River Fume Sauvignon Blanc

      2012 Killerby Premium Margaret River Fume Sauvignon Blanc

      Made from premium fruit in the Margaret River, this Fume-style Savvy blend has intense tropical aromas of passionfruit, kiwi fruit and citrus along with hints of delicate herbal notes. To get the best out of this wine, chill it and then serve with...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Margaret River
      2014 Flametree SRS Wilyabrup Cabernet Sauvignon

      2014 Flametree SRS Wilyabrup Cabernet Sauvignon

      The Wilyabrup sub-region in Margaret River makes some of the best wines in the country - and this 2014 Flametree SRS Wilyabrup Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the absolute best. The SRS (Sub-Regional Series) range celebrates great vineyards, with ...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Margaret River
      2015 Hay Shed Hill Chardonnay

      2015 Hay Shed Hill Chardonnay

      The Hay Shed Hill brand is synomonous with premium Margaret River wine and this Margaret River Chardonnay pushes all the right buttons. Forget what you know about blousy and fat Chardonnays of yesteryear, this is all about restraint and shows how ...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Margaret River
      2016 Vasse Felix Classic Dry White

      2016 Vasse Felix Classic Dry White

      Vasse Felix is one of the most famous wineries in the Margaret River having been the first in the region. They have never lost sight of their original aim to produce distinctive and unique wines that are expressive of their surroundings. So what d...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Margaret River
      2015 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Riesling

      2015 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Riesling

      It’s rare to find a Riesling from the Margaret River, even rarer to find one that’s as celebrated as the Leeuwin Art Series. Not only do you get a hand painted label by John Olsen, you also get the promise of aromatic goodness. It has all the hall...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Margaret River
      2013 Howard Park Flint Rock Shiraz

      2013 Howard Park Flint Rock Shiraz

      A beautiful Shiraz, from a great maker, in a superb year. So many boxes ticked here that it begs belief, with the sort of long finish to ensure it will live well for a decade from now without even trying.

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Margaret River
      2014 Hay Shed Hill Cabernet Sauvignon

      2014 Hay Shed Hill Cabernet Sauvignon

      Some partnerships just seem to work, like Torvill and Dean or Starsky and Hutch, Margaret River and Cabernet prove to be a special marriage of region and variety. This Cabernet jumps out of the glass with varietal aromas of cassis, chocolate and m...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Margaret River
      2013 Xanadu MR Cabernet Sauvignon

      2013 Xanadu MR Cabernet Sauvignon

      There're no two ways about it - this is a super wine. Like a superstar, but in liquid form, a super wine is so damn good that you can't help but say 'now that is bloody tasty' after you try it. Or at least that's how we felt after trying it! Sourc...

      Cracka rating90
      Region: Margaret River
      2015 Moss Wood Amy's Cabernet Blend

      2015 Moss Wood Amy's Cabernet Blend

      When we see it’s a Moss Wood, we know that we really should stock up because this legendary WA producer is responsible for some of the Margaret River’s most collectable reds. The Amy’s is a blend of Cabernet, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot, it sh...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Margaret River
      2016 Watershed Shades Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

      2016 Watershed Shades Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

      I am loving this for all its grassy, intense fruit flavour, finishing long and strong. Made to match with a bucket of prawns.

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Margaret River