Margaret River

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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 Margaret River Cabernet Merlot

2006 Chapman Grove Margaret River Cabernet Merlot

Drawn from the cool 2006 vintage, this lovely bottle-aged Cabernet shows all of that classic leafiness of Cabernet coupled with some fine tannins. Rich yet savoury, this shows the savoury medium bodied flavours that just cry out for a big T-bone ...

Cracka rating80
Region: Margaret River
2007 Umamu Estate Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

2007 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
2011 Chapman Grove Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

2011 Chapman Grove Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

Have you met Ron Fraser from Chapman Grove - great fellow and dab hand in the winery too. This little number is your classic Margaret River white blend with Semillon providing the power while Sauvignon Blanc gives the wine a touch of finesse. A pr...

Cracka rating70
Region: Margaret River
2013 Cormack and Co. Margaret River Cabernet Merlot

2013 Cormack and Co. Margaret River Cabernet Merlot

Cormack & Co is a label from the dastardy duo of wine, Corey Ryan and Nicholas 'Crampo' Crampton, who are better known for their range of value smashing imported wine (we sell many of them). This Cabernet comes from Karridale in the cool southern ...

Cracka rating90
Region: Margaret River
2008 Chapman Grove RGV Dry Red

2008 Chapman Grove RGV Dry Red

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
2013 Miles from Nowhere Cowaramup Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

2013 Miles from Nowhere Cowaramup Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Cowaramup - what a great name for a town. The locals of Cowaramup love playing up on this too, with plastic cows all over the place. Not only is it a cool little village, this is also a great place to grow grapes, with this Cabernet coming from Fr...

Cracka rating90
Region: Margaret River
2013 Mystery ICONIC Margaret River Chardonnay

2013 Mystery ICONIC Margaret River Chardonnay

It would be fair to call this an icon - it's one renowned Margaret River Chardonnay. A renowned Margaret River Chardonnay, often cited as one of the regions best, and in absolute top form here. After tasting this you'll be impressed - much like on...

Cracka rating100
Region: Margaret River
2007 Eagle Vale Whispering Lake Shiraz

2007 Eagle Vale Whispering Lake Shiraz

From a ripping vintage in Margaret River, this is soft but super spicy, a little pepper and meaty delight with fine tannins and a nice background character of dark olives. Really quite sophisticated wine, in a nice place right now.

Cracka rating80
Region: Margaret River
2014 Miles from Nowhere Cowaramup Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

2014 Miles from Nowhere Cowaramup Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

Miles from Nowhere? Hardly. Cowaramup is a beautiful little town making some seriously good wines - just like this one! A typically crisp, typically refreshing, typically delicious white wine that couples snappy Sauv Blanc and juicy Semillon toget...

Cracka rating90
Region: Margaret River
2013 Evans & Tate Breathing Space Cabernet Sauvignon

2013 Evans & Tate Breathing Space Cabernet Sauvignon

Margaret River can make truly beautiful and inspirational wines. Cabernet Sauvignon certainly stands out as one variety most suitable to this region and Evans & Tate is one of Australia’s finest exponents. This wine is dark fruited and powerful, s...

Cracka rating100
Region: Margaret River
2013 Watershed Senses Sauvignon Blanc

2013 Watershed Senses Sauvignon Blanc

A clever wine this, with a barrel fermented texture and some crisp fresh fruit. Great combo and works so well here!

Cracka rating100
Region: Margaret River
2012 Flametree S.R.S Wilyabrup Cabernet Sauvignon

2012 Flametree S.R.S Wilyabrup Cabernet Sauvignon

This is the third S.R.S. Cabernet Sauvignon released from Flametree Wines. This is a classic Wilyabrup Cabernet Sauvignon produced from a fantastic Margaret River vintage. It shows all the perfume and structure that make Wilyabrup Cabernet Sauvign...

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Region: Margaret River
2013 Killerby Chardonnay

2013 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 spiced stone fruit, yellow citrus and dairy on the nose, whlst the palate is full-fruited, buttery an...

Cracka rating80
Region: Margaret River
2009 KarriBindi Margaret River Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

2009 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 rating70
Region: Margaret River
2012 Howard Park Miamup Cabernet Sauvignon

2012 Howard Park Miamup Cabernet Sauvignon

Appearance: Deep ruby red. Nose: Youthful and classic cabernet aromas of sweet mint, poached red fruits, savoury herbs and a touch of mocha and toasted oak. Palate: A sweet core of wild berry and soft plum fruits bridled by fine, gravelly f...

Cracka rating100
Region: Margaret River
2011 Amelia Park Wines Margaret River Cabernet Merlot

2011 Amelia Park Wines Margaret River Cabernet Merlot

The blending of Cabernet and Merlot has long been practiced in Bordeaux,but in Australian terms it could be the trump card of the Margaret River. This fine red from Amelia Park Shows how to get the blend in perfect harmony; Cabernet for structure,...

Cracka rating90
Region: Margaret River
2014 Juniper Estate Juniper Crossing Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

2014 Juniper Estate Juniper Crossing Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

It's curious that Semillon has been forgotten in the recent mad rush for Sauvignon Blanc. It's so odd that two varieties that can work so well together be ignored as a couple purely due to fashion. Anyways, suffice to say that we are big fans o...

Cracka rating80
Region: Margaret River
2012 Pierro Margaret River Chardonnay

2012 Pierro Margaret River Chardonnay

As if turning out a world-class chardy wasn't enough, this one had a champion racehorse named after it! Pierro have been at the forefront of Aussie chardonnay for years, and this 2011 offering is yet another cracker. Beguiling aromas of stone frui...

Cracka rating100
Region: Margaret River
2012 Vasse Felix Filius Cabernet Merlot

2012 Vasse Felix Filius Cabernet Merlot

An ideal introduction to Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon, this distinct regional blend incorporates soft and generous Merlot and a small portion of Malbec, to compliment and temper the concentrated fruit and structured tannins of the Cabernet. T...

Cracka rating80
Region: Margaret River
2011 Millbrook Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec

2011 Millbrook Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec

Sourced from the renowned Abbey Vale vineyard this medium bodied and fragrant Margaret River Cabernet is built for the long haul - destined to be elegant and delicate forever more.

Cracka rating90
Region: Margaret River