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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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      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 wi...

      Cracka rating90
      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
      2014 Boys Block Shiraz

      2014 Boys Block Shiraz

      Ripe cherries, blackberries and spice combine with vanilla aromas to make this bold Shiraz. Well-balanced with earthy tones and lingering fruit on the tongue, this is a great wine.

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Margaret River
      2015 Miles from Nowhere Cowaramup Shiraz

      2015 Miles from Nowhere Cowaramup Shiraz

      The challenge these days is finding a red that has plenty of flavour, yet isn't going to cost a bomb. Something sophisticated and savoury, yet still comes in at a good price. Something like this Miles from Nowhere Cowaramup Shiraz. Actually, t...

      Cracka rating90
      Region: Margaret River
      2015 Mystery Multi Award Winning MR Chardonnay

      2015 Mystery Multi Award Winning MR Chardonnay

      What we can let slip about this Mystery Chardonnay is that it comes from a well-known winery with a big Margaret River presence. In fact, the famous winemaker in charge of this Chardy has a long history of making some of West Australia's most famo...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Margaret River
      2015 Miles From Nowhere Cabernet Merlot

      2015 Miles From Nowhere Cabernet Merlot

      Eight gold medals. EIGHT! That's a shedload of shiny stuff no matter which way you look at it - and this wine has all eight on the mantlepiece! Just check out this brag sheet: Top gold medal & 95 points - 2016 Royal QLD Wine Show Top gold...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Margaret River
      2013 Mystery 96 Point Margaret River Cabernet

      2013 Mystery 96 Point Margaret River Cabernet

      These delectably structured gems from Australia’s far West are the finest red wines we produce in Australia. The balance between sweet intense fruit, savoury leafiness, lively acid, fine grained tannin and the use of only the highest quality Frenc...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Margaret River
      2015 Miles from Nowhere Cowaramup  Cabernet Sauvignon

      2015 Miles from Nowhere Cowaramup 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 rating100
      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
      Miles From Nowhere Margaret River Mix Pack

      Miles From Nowhere Margaret River Mix Pack

      Produced by ex-Evans & Tate chairman Franklin (Frank) Tate and his winemaker Rory Clifton-Parks, these wines all come from Frank's vineyard at Cowaramup (AKA Cowtown to the locals), not far from the original E & T plots. We've bundled up a fin...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Margaret River
      2015 Hay Shed Hill Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

      2015 Hay Shed Hill Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

      Drinking wine is part of the Australian lifestyle, it brings us closer together, allows us to form bonds and sometimes talk nonsense. Cracka are no nonsense when it comes to finding quality wines from quality vineyards like the Pitchfork range fro...

      Cracka rating70
      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 Cullen Diana Madeline Cabernet Blend

      2014 Cullen Diana Madeline Cabernet Blend

      Cullen continues to be one of the very best producers in the Margaret River region producing stellar wines using biodynamic practices. You’ll find amazing fruit and terroir expression in all their wines and this Cabernet blend is a lovely renditio...

      Cracka rating100
      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
      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 Cullen Mangan Malbec Petit Verdot Merlot

      2016 Cullen Mangan Malbec Petit Verdot Merlot

      Cullen need no introduction. They have been making excellent biodynamic wines for years, and this one is a rather different blend at the more affordable end of their range. Smells of blueberries, plums and potpourri waft out of the glass, whilst t...

      Cracka rating90
      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
      2016 Sandalford Estate Reserve Chardonnay

      2016 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. This is top-notch stuff, eschewing outdated Chardonnay practices for less alcohol, less oak and an...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Margaret River
      2016 Sandalford Estate Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

      2016 Sandalford Estate Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

      It takes a winery with conviction to make a reserve Sauvignon Semillon but Sandalford certainly have the credentials when it comes to crafting aromatic whites with top quality Margaret River fruit. As you’d expect, a powerhouse of gooseberry and h...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Margaret River
      2015 Cullen Mangan Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

      2015 Cullen Mangan Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

      This has got to be Cullen's most popular white wine, and it's most affordable! Produced from biodynamically-grown grapes, scents of lemons, limes and honeydew melons jump out of the glass, along with a delicate touch of nuttiness. The palate is li...

      Cracka rating90
      Region: Margaret River