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
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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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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
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
2010 Chapman Grove Dreaming Dog Classic Red

2010 Chapman Grove Dreaming Dog Classic Red

Chapman Grove is one of our favourite Margaret River producers with their wines all showing loads of Margaret River's renowned fruit power. This Cabernet blend has layers of ripe blackcurrant fruits in a powerful, full bodied package. Supple tanni...

Cracka rating80
Region: Margaret River
2006 Chapman Grove RGV Dry Red

2006 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
2011 Xabregas Mount Barker Shiraz

2011 Xabregas Mount Barker Shiraz

Spicy and rich, this shows all that is good about Mount Barker Shiraz. You want pepper and meaty savouriness? This wine has it. You want plenty of plummy rich fruit? This wine has it too. An absolute boxticker.

Cracka rating90
Region: Margaret River
2013 Watershed Senses Sauvignon Blanc

2013 Watershed Senses Sauvignon Blanc

Year in year out this wine is one of the better Sauvies going around, 50% barrel, 50% Stainless, 100% delicious. Scents of apples, lemon zest, herbs and florals waft out of the glass, whilst the palate is fresh and frisky with tropical flavours...

Cracka rating100
Region: Margaret River
2012 Hay Shed Hill Cabernet Sauvignon

2012 Hay Shed Hill Cabernet Sauvignon

Some partnerships just seem to work, like Torvill and Dean or Starskey 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 ...

Cracka rating100
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
2014 Miles from Nowhere Cowaramup Vineyard Chardonnay

2014 Miles from Nowhere Cowaramup Vineyard Chardonnay

Cowaramup is not really miles from nowhere, in fact it’s only a couple of minutes drive north of the main township of Margaret River. This wine has received some serious love in winery, French oak adds a little vanilla spice and some battonage add...

Cracka rating80
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 Amelia Park Trellis Cabernet Merlot

2012 Amelia Park Trellis Cabernet Merlot

The wines embody the essence of the region, they are fruit driven approachable blends made to be enjoyed everyday. Displays fragrant notes of currants and violet, a soft elegant palate of cherries, plums and subtle tannins.

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Region: Margaret River
2012 Amelia Park Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

2012 Amelia Park Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

This wine displays attractive ripe blackcurrant fruit with lifted herbal and minty notes, supported by underlying cigar box and chocolate characters. The palate has great intensity and length with luscious red berry fruits, black olive and smooth ...

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Region: Margaret River
2014 Cape Mentelle Georgiana Sauvignon Blanc

2014 Cape Mentelle Georgiana Sauvignon Blanc

Yet another value wine from Cape Mentelle in the form of this bonny little savvy. Scents of apples, lemon zest, herbs and florals waft out of the glass, whilst the palate is fresh and frisky with tropical flavours, zippy acidity, and a dry, lip sm...

Cracka rating80
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
2013 Cape Mentelle Marmaduke Shiraz

2013 Cape Mentelle Marmaduke Shiraz

Marmaduke is named after marmalade, the lovely fruit based spread that works great on toast. Actually, this wine is named after Marmaduke Terry, one of the first settlers of the Margaret River region who farmed at Wallcliffe on the banks of Margar...

Cracka rating80
Region: Margaret River
2014 Edwards Wines Tiger's Tale Cabernet Merlot

2014 Edwards Wines Tiger's Tale Cabernet Merlot

In the pantheon of Margaret River wines one red blend rules supreme and that’s the Cabernet Merlot. One of the new wineries on the block is Edward’s wines who are emulating the classics albeit in their own way. This see’s the addition of a splash ...

Cracka rating80
Region: Margaret River
2013 Robert Oatley Signature Series Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon

2013 Robert Oatley Signature Series Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon

The Margaret River and cab sav go together like 'Vegimite' on toast, and here is one that is a great introduction to the style that won’t cost a bomb. It's full-bodied, yet elegant in style showing black-berried fruits with touch of herbaceousness...

Cracka rating70
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
2008 KarriBindi Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc

2008 KarriBindi Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc

At KarriBindi we prefer an uncomplicated style of Sauvignon Blanc which highlights this variety’s natural affinity to the Karridale region. We let the quality of the fruit speak for itself. Elegant Sauvignon; amplified by the synergy of the K...

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Region: Margaret River