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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 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
      2014 Cracka Barrel Margaret River Shiraz

      2014 Cracka Barrel Margaret River Shiraz

      The Cracka Barrel Story At Cracka we are always on the lookout for those little unexpected gems. And as we have grown, more and more of these little parcels come our way. Usually only crafted in small volumes we have always offered our very best ...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Margaret River
      2008 Umamu Estate Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

      2008 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
      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 ...

      Cracka rating0
      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
      2012 Xanadu DJL Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon

      2012 Xanadu DJL Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon

      VARIETAL Cabernet Sauvignon (90%) Malbec (4%) Petit Verdot (4%) Cabernet Franc (2%) VINTAGE 2012 SIZE 750 mL REGION Margaret River GROWING CONDITIONS A mild spring and relatively dry growing season provided good flowering and excellent fruit...

      Cracka rating0
      Region: Margaret River
      2015 Miles from Nowhere Rose

      2015 Miles from Nowhere Rose

      Made by Margaret River royalty, Frankin Tate of Evans & Tate fame, this is a delicate, savoury style of Rose. Fresh and vibrant it's hard to say no to a second glass of this little beauty.

      Cracka rating80
      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
      2014 Xanadu Margaret River Chardonnay

      2014 Xanadu Margaret River Chardonnay

      This awesome little chardy from Xanadu is amazing value! A multitude of white peach, lemon citrus, florals and buttered toast aromas flow out of the glass, whilst the palate is elegant and creamy with more stone fruit, cashew and citrusy flavours,...

      Cracka rating90
      Region: Margaret River
      2013 Xanadu Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon

      2013 Xanadu Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon

      In the Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon rules supreme as the grape of choice for many winemakers, whether as a straight varietal or blended. The philosophy at Xanadu is simple, take good care of the fruit, pick when ripe, then coax it into the bo...

      Cracka rating90
      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
      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
      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
      2013 Xanadu DJL Margaret River Shiraz

      2013 Xanadu DJL Margaret River Shiraz

      COLOR Deep red with garnet hues. NOSE Dark berry fruits and fragrant floral notes spiced with hints of graphite, liquorice and subtle toasty oak influences. PALATE A full-bodied, yet restrained Shiraz offering ample depth with plenty of ...

      Cracka rating0
      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
      2013 KarriBindi Margaret River Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

      2013 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 Watershed Shades Merlot

      2013 Watershed Shades Merlot

      Magical Merlot with a soft, seductive body. Lashings of dark fruit and even a little bit of Margaret River style thrown into the equation. Looking for something without the kick of Shiraz or Cabernet, then this Merlot is your man.

      Cracka rating70
      Region: Margaret River
      2015 Fraser Gallop Estate Chardonnay

      2015 Fraser Gallop Estate Chardonnay

      There's very little oak in this wine and displays aromas of apples, pears and citrusy grapefruit on the nose. The palate is svelte, lip smacking and zesty with a fresh, dry finish and a crunchy texture. Freshly shucked oysters would be the go with...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Margaret River