Top 10 wineries to visit on a tour of Margaret River chosen by Maurice
Margaret River is one of the most beautiful destinations in Australia to go on an epic winery tour. The beautiful scenery, sunny weather and endless options of where to visit will make your getaway unforgettable. After years of taking our customers on tours to just about every combination of winery possible, we’ve put together a list of our top 10 must visit wineries in Margaret River.
In Wilyabrup, Vasse Felix is Margaret River’s founding wine estate, established in 1967. Their wines reflect the strength of the Maragret River climate, with Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay their standout wines. A family-owned vineyard, Vasse Felix is the perfect spot to spend a sunny afternoon perched beside the region’s oldest vineyard, with a delicious glass of wine in hand.
Recently fully organic certified, Voyager Estate has always been committed to sustainability. This means you can have a good dose of their wines on your tour without any of the guilt! Like Vasse Felix, their main wines are Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. In the wine room you can start with a wine flight, an award-winning tasting that we highly recommend having with one of their delicious share platters. You can also book in for a tour of the estate go get some behind the scenes insight into the running of the vineyard – you can even fill your wine glass straight from the barrel!
Located in the heart of Wilyabrup, Pierro makes what is considered by many to be the region’s best Chardonnay, if not one of the best in the world. Here you’ll get a simple, down to earth experience without all the fuss of other wineries. If you had to choose just one winery for your visit, it should be this one!
If you’re looking for something a little more down to earth, head to Arimia Estate in Yallingup. Another sustainably minded estate, this winery is located in a pretty bushland setting with the ocean within view. Everything at the restaurant is grown on site, and if you’d like to stay a little while, book a room in the guesthouse!
In Quindalup, Blind Corner is a smaller and lesser known, but amazing organic, natural winery. Here you’ll find orange wines and Petillant Naturel (pet nat), while getting a chance to explore their sustainable practices. You can check out the beehives, chicken, biodynamic vegie patch, skate ramp and on-site bottling line.
Named one of the best cellar doors in Australia by Gourmet Traveller, Amelia Park Wines in Wilyabrup is a must visit on your Margaret River winery tour! Not only is their fit out absolutely incredible, but the wines on offer are world class. Get ready for a modern yet rustic experience at Amelia Park.
Cherubino in Wilyabrup is open daily for seasonal wine tastings at the cellar door. If you’d like to stay in the region for a while, you can stay at their stunning guesthouses overlooking the Wilyabrup valley and minutes from nearby beaches.
Happs wines is a family-owned vineyard featuring a cellar door, pottery and art gallery. Here you’ll find the only self-serve outdoor cellar door experience, where you can taste more than 40 different wines from chardonnay and grenache to Happs’ infamous fuschia. The wine tastings are free for small groups and you can relax in the dog-friendly garden as long as you’d like.
Also in Wilyabrup Cullen is a pioneer of Margaret River’s wine industry, running a fully biodynamic, carbon neutral and naturally powered estate. Complementing this is the stunning granite and timber cellar door and restaurant. We recommend enjoying lunch underneath the peppermint trees while taking in the view of the vineyards.
Finally, you need to stop at one of the most breathtaking estates in the region. At Aravina estate in Yallingup, sprawling gardens full of pink and blue hydrangeas, manicured lawns, a gorgeous creek and beautiful lake surround the cellar door and restaurant. Spend the afternoon here enjoying delicious food and sipping award-winning wines.
There are so many amazing vineyards to visit in the Margaret River, and this list is only the beginning! If you want to plan the ultimate Margaret River winery tour, give us a call. We’ll take care of all the logistics so you can sit back, relax and enjoy yourself.