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
187
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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2010 Sandalford Estate Reserve Shiraz

2010 Sandalford Estate Reserve Shiraz

Sandalford own one of the oldest Vineyard plots in the Margaret River, planted in 1970 and this is where all the fruit for the premium range is drawn from. Still regarded as one of the best vintages in the region on record so expect to be blown aw...

Cracka rating90
Region: Margaret River
2011 Cullen Mangan Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

2011 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
2010 Cape Mentelle Wallcliffe Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

2010 Cape Mentelle Wallcliffe Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

Here we have a sav sem blend with cellaring potential, but it is drinking very nicely now. Aromas of lemon citrus, florals, smoky hints and creamy vanillan decorate the nose, whilst the palate is multi-layered with citrus and gooseberry flavours, ...

Cracka rating100
Region: Margaret River
2009 Sandalford Prendiville Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

2009 Sandalford Prendiville Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Of the Sandalford range, the Prendiville sits on the top tier offering up the most noble expression of Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon. Sure, it’s not cheap, but you don’t go and buy a Porsche expecting to pay for a mini! From a stellar vintage ...

Cracka rating100
Region: Margaret River
2009 Sandalford Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

2009 Sandalford Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Now we are getting serious. This is full bodied, full flavoured and properly structured with firm tannins and no shortage of length. If anything this needs some more time in the bottle for it is built for the very long haul. Lamb rack and a decent...

Cracka rating80
Region: Margaret River
2010 Sandalford Prendiville Reserve Chardonnay

2010 Sandalford Prendiville Reserve Chardonnay

Old school with a touch of new school is the theme with this full-flavoured chardy from Sandalford. Aromas of ripe peaches, grapefruits, toasted cashews and some matchstick 'funk' decorate the nose, whilst the palate is rich, rounded and toasty sa...

Cracka rating90
Region: Margaret River
2009 Sandalford Prendiville Reserve Shiraz

2009 Sandalford Prendiville Reserve Shiraz

This is a stonkingly good shiraz from an outstanding vintage that is bound to kick on for a goodly number of years. Enticing aromas of red and dark fruits, toasted cedar and earthy spices waft out of the glass, whilst the palate is fuller-bodied a...

Cracka rating90
Region: Margaret River
2010 Redgate Sauvignon Blanc Reserve

2010 Redgate Sauvignon Blanc Reserve

Lightly-oaked savvy blancs are all the rage these days, and this one hails from the Margaret River. Aromas of citrus, gooseberries and subtle tropicals float out of the glass, along with a sniff of custard. The palate is light, crunchy and rounded...

Cracka rating90
Region: Margaret River
2011 KarriBindi Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc

2011 KarriBindi Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc

At KarriBindi we prefer our Sauvignon Blanc fresh and crisp to highlight this variety’s natural affinity to the Karridale region. We allow the quality of the fruit to speak for itself. Intensely fresh with delicate aromas of passionfruit, white...

Cracka rating80
Region: Margaret River
2012 Cullen Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

2012 Cullen Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

As usual, this blend contains a greater volume of Sauvignon Blanc than Semillon, which reflects the outstanding qualities of the fruit produced by the former variety on the Cullen Vineyard, while recognising that it can still be enhanced by the co...

Cracka rating90
Region: Margaret River
2011 Wine by Brad Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

2011 Wine by Brad Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

The first thing you’ll notice about the Wine By Brad labels is the arresting pop art graphics, the next thing you’ll notice is the ridiculously good quality of WA wine in the bottle. This is a fun and fresh an example of the Margaret Rivers most f...

Cracka rating80
Region: Margaret River
2011 Thompson Estate Locum Chardonnay

2011 Thompson Estate Locum Chardonnay

This 'old school meets new school' chardy could be just want the doctor ordered with your Sunday roast chicken this weekend. Rich aromas of white stones fruits, nuttiness and lemons leap out of the glass, whilst the palate is lush and creamy textu...

Cracka rating80
Region: Margaret River
2007 Umamu Estate Cabernet Merlot

2007 Umamu Estate Cabernet Merlot

Here's a cracker of a cab merlot blend out of the Margaret River that is at a good price for the quality of the contents of the bottle. It's quite typically Margaret River, with smells of blackcurrant, violets, toasted vanilla and choc-mint on the...

Cracka rating70
Region: Margaret River
2012 Deep Woods Estate Sauvignon Blanc

2012 Deep Woods Estate Sauvignon Blanc

They're crafty winemakers over there at Deep Woods, crafty enough to realise that a little winemaker work goes a long way with Sauvignon Blanc. Hence why this wine has been 'worked' just a little, given a little barrel maturation and some lees age...

Cracka rating70
Region: Margaret River
2010 Redgate OFS Semillon

2010 Redgate OFS Semillon

What does OFS stand for? Is it code for ‘Open, fill, and Sink?’ Well no, but you may want to sink a glass when you try the quality. It’s actually an acronym for ‘Our Finest Selection,’ and it captures the best fruit available to Redgate winery whe...

Cracka rating90
Region: Margaret River
2006 KarriBindi Margaret River Shiraz

2006 KarriBindi Margaret River Shiraz

Our Shiraz grapes are from mature vines growing on a north facing slope of karri loam and gravel soils. Our viticulturist and winemaker together select the best areas of fruit for the KarriBindi Shiraz. This Shiraz has been aged in a mixture of Fr...

Cracka rating80
Region: Margaret River
2011 Fraser Gallop Estate Parterre Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

2011 Fraser Gallop Estate Parterre Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

No, it's not a party, rather Parterre is a latin word meaning ‘on the earth’ which is similar to the word ‘terroir’ in French. The Parterre wines at Fraser Gallop are the estates premium examples, with this wine an oaked version of the normal SSB ...

Cracka rating90
Region: Margaret River
2009 Higher Plane Cabernet Sauvignon

2009 Higher Plane Cabernet Sauvignon

High density planting with resulting lower yield per vine enables our Cabernet vines to ripen evenly and avoid problems with lack of phenolic ripeness, i.e. the flavours are ready by the time the sugars are high. The wine is made to be medium b...

Cracka rating0
Region: Margaret River
2012 Ashbrook Estate Semillon

2012 Ashbrook Estate Semillon

This wine exhibits excellent fruit aromas with grassy notes before a palate that balances sweetness with a refreshing, crisp finish. A contender for fresh seafood, this wine is drinking well in its youth but will age superbly.

Cracka rating80
Region: Margaret River
2011 Cullen Diana Madeline Cabernet Blend

2011 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