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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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
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
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
2012 Deep Woods Cabernet Merlot

2012 Deep Woods Cabernet Merlot

Appearance: Deep ruby red with vivid purple hues. Nose: The wine exhibits ripe cassis, red plums and salted liquorice aromas. High notes of cedary oak and bay leaf add further complexity and frame the underlying graphite like minerality. Palate...

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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

This Sauvignon Blanc has had 50% barrel fermentation in French oak, with the balance fermented in tank.  The nose displays lifted citrus, grassy and passionfruit aromas complimented by mineral and nutty characters. On the palate this wine exh...

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Region: Margaret River
2012 Deep Woods Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

2012 Deep Woods Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Deep Woods are on a roll. This Margaret River producer is really in the groove of late, picking up a whole swag of wine show bling and wooing people around the nation. A full bodied, structured, cellarworthy Cabernet this is just a classic wi...

Cracka rating100
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
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
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
2013 Happs Preservative Free White

2013 Happs Preservative Free White

The Happs have been making quality wines in the Margaret River regions since the 70s and this wine appeals to those who are susceptible to sulphur dioxide, the principle preservative used in the production of table wine. Many people react adversel...

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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
2013 Robert Oatley Signature Series Margaret River Chardonnay

2013 Robert Oatley Signature Series Margaret River Chardonnay

Usually, chardonnay from Margaret River is quite pricy, but not this one. It's an elegant, lightly-oaked style of wine exhibiting delicate stone fruits and citrusy bursts. The palate is fresh, crisp, bright and lemony with a dry finish. It rates v...

Cracka rating80
Region: Margaret River
2010 KarriBindi Margaret River Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

2010 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 Sandalford Element Merlot

2013 Sandalford Element Merlot

What are the essential elements for a good wine? Value, drinkability and satisfaction? You’ll get all that and more with the elements range from Sandalford. This generous and seductive Merlot shows the classic plum aromas of the variety and offers...

Cracka rating70
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 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
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
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 Howling Wolves Cabernet Sauvignon

2012 Howling Wolves Cabernet Sauvignon

Howling Wolves could be the name of some B grade horror movie and if you check out the irreverent website of this Margaret River winery it’s pays homage to the horror genre including wolf scratch marks across the front of the wine label. Thankfull...

Cracka rating80
Region: Margaret River