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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
      2006 Chapman Grove RGV Cabernet Merlot

      2006 Chapman Grove RGV Cabernet Merlot

      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
      2015 Miles From Nowhere Cowaramup Vineyard Chardonnay

      2015 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 rating90
      Region: Margaret River
      2015 Deep Woods Margaret River Chardonnay

      2015 Deep Woods Margaret River Chardonnay

      Yet another example of ripping Margaret River Chardonnay at sub $20. On lees for between six to eight months, it has the weight you want from your MR Chardonnay, but still maintains fantastic freshness and vibrancy. White Blossom characteristi...

      Cracka rating90
      Region: Margaret River
      2014 Xanadu Next of Kin Margaret River Chardonnay

      2014 Xanadu Next of Kin Margaret River Chardonnay

      Margaret River is beautiful this time of year. It's not cold; the tourists have left and the water is still warm(ish). Perfect for a visit. Or, if you can't get there, maybe just an ideal excuse to be launching into one of Margaret River's bar...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Margaret River
      2012 Watershed Senses Margaret River Shiraz

      2012 Watershed Senses Margaret River Shiraz

      We all know Margaret River is Cabernet country but it also manages to turn out some damn drinkable Shiraz. This is a super tasty spicy style of Shiraz with plenty of oomph - a wine made for the dinner table and some tasty pork ribs.

      Cracka rating90
      Region: Margaret River
      2015 Miles from Nowhere Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

      2015 Miles from Nowhere Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

      Sometimes we all want to be miles from nowhere. No phones, no e-mail, no i-phone, perhaps just a hammock and a view and a glass of chilled wine. That sounds ideal to us and it’s the philosophy of this small Margaret River winery to step back from ...

      Cracka rating100
      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...

      Cracka rating0
      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
      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 Watson Family Vineyard Margaret River Cabernet Merlot

      2014 Watson Family Vineyard Margaret River Cabernet Merlot

      Who are the Watson family? Well, the Watson's are one of the founding families of Margaret River wine, with their Woodlands vineyard planted back in 1973 when Margaret River was just a bunch of sheep farms and surfers shacks. For a long ti...

      Cracka rating100
      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 ...

      Cracka rating0
      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
      2014 Watershed Shades Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

      2014 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
      2014 Howling Wolves Six Point Six Cabernato

      2014 Howling Wolves Six Point Six Cabernato

      If you want to hear a wolf howl go to this website and watch their epic intro, it’s all very tongue in cheek and meant to look like a B-grade horror movie. What’s not tongue in cheek is the quality. Their shocking pink Moscato is the ultimate part...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Margaret River
      2014 Cape Mentelle Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

      2014 Cape Mentelle Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

      This lovely sav sem blend from Cape Mentelle is an awesome little wine with plenty of food options to compliment it. It's citrusy and appley on the nose with touches of honeysuckle and stone fruits. The palate is silky and rounded - thanks to a to...

      Cracka rating90
      Region: Margaret River
      2014 Skuttlebutt Rose

      2014 Skuttlebutt Rose

      Skuttlebutt is a slang word that refers to idle gossip, innuendo or rumour. A few glasses of this hot pink wine and the rumours and gossip will be feverishly flowing! It’s got just what you look for in a Rosé, seductive colouring, berry aromas and...

      Cracka rating70
      Region: Margaret River
      2014 Watershed Shades Rose

      2014 Watershed Shades Rose

      Summer time or anytime is Rose time, especially when it comes from a cracking Margaret River producer. Tasty subtle fruit with a little smudge of sweetness - delicious!

      Cracka rating70
      Region: Margaret River
      2011 Fuddling Cup Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

      2011 Fuddling Cup Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

      There is not much better than the classic Western Australian Classic Dry White. This wine is fresh and juicy with layers of passionfruit flavour. The kind of wine that will be sweet with a buket of prawns!

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Margaret River