Australian Wines of the Margaret River

Australian Wines of the Margaret River

29 products
    29 products
    Moss Wood Amy's Red Blend 2020
    Moss Wood
    €30,00
    Leeuwin Estate 'Art Series' Riesling 2021
    Leeuwin Estate
    €22,50
    Leeuwin Estate 'Siblings Shiraz' 2018
    Leeuwin Estate
    €23,00
    Vasse Felix Heytesbury Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
    Vasse Felix
    €80,00
    Xanadu Exmoor Sauvignon Blanc Semillion 2019
    Xanadu
    €12,50
    Xanadu Exmoor Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
    Xanadu
    €14,00
    Xanadu Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2021
    Xanadu
    €26,00
    McHenry Hohnen Marsanne Roussanne 2021
    McHenry Hohnen
    €23,00
    Moss Wood Ribbon Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
    Moss Wood
    €43,00
    Moss Wood Vineyards Semillion 2018
    Moss Wood
    €33,00
    Domaine Naturaliste Rachis Syrah 2018
    Domaine Naturaliste
    €22,00
    Xanadu Estate Chardonnay 2021
    Xanadu
    €24,50
    Xanadu Circa 77 Sauvignon Blanc Semillion 2022
    Xanadu
    €17,50
    Xanadu Circa 77 Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
    Xanadu
    €17,50
    Leeuwin Estate Art Series Shiraz 2019
    Leeuwin Estate
    €42,00
    Pierro 'LTC' Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2016
    Pierro
    €28,00
    Vasse Felix Sauvignon Blanc - Semillon 2018
    Vasse Felix
    €17,95
    Moss Wood Vineyards Chardonnay 2021
    Moss Wood
    €57,50

    The Jewel of Western Australia's Winemaking

    Welcome to Margaret River, a paradise for wine lovers and a gem in the crown of Western Australia’s winemaking regions. Known for its stunning landscapes, pristine beaches, and exceptional wines, Margaret River offers an unforgettable experience for visitors seeking the perfect blend of natural beauty and viticultural excellence.

    The Birth of a Wine Region

    Margaret River's journey into the world of winemaking began in the 1960s when pioneering viticulturists recognized the region's potential. The combination of its Mediterranean climate, unique terroir, and cooling sea breezes provided an ideal environment for growing high-quality grapes. Over the decades, Margaret River has evolved from a modest wine-producing area into one of the world’s most celebrated wine regions.

    Climate and Terroir: 

    One of the defining characteristics of Margaret River's success is its exceptional climate. The region enjoys a classic Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and mild, wet winters. This, coupled with the cooling influence of the Indian and Southern Oceans, creates a long growing season that allows grapes to ripen slowly and evenly, enhancing the complexity and depth of the wines.

    The terroir of Margaret River is equally diverse, featuring a range of soils from ancient granite and gravels to sandy loam. This diversity allows winemakers to cultivate a variety of grape types, each thriving in its specific microenvironment. The result is a rich tapestry of wines that capture the essence of their origin.

      

    The Grapes and the Wines

    Margaret River is renowned for its versatile array of grape varieties and the exceptional wines they produce. Among the most notable are:

    Cabernet Sauvignon

    Margaret River’s Cabernet Sauvignon is celebrated for its elegance, structure, and balance. Often compared to the finest Bordeaux, these wines showcase flavors of dark berries, cassis, and mint, with a distinctive minerality and fine tannins. The long, cool growing season allows the grapes to develop complex aromas and a refined palate, making these wines some of the best in the world.

    Chardonnay

    Chardonnay from Margaret River is recognized for its purity, intensity, and sophistication. The region's Chardonnays are often characterized by their bright acidity, citrus and stone fruit flavors, and subtle oak influence. Winemakers in Margaret River excel at producing both crisp, unoaked styles and more opulent, barrel-fermented versions, ensuring a Chardonnay for every palate.

    Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon

    The classic blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon is a hallmark of Margaret River. These wines are renowned for their vibrant acidity, zesty citrus and tropical fruit flavors, and a refreshing, clean finish. The blend can range from crisp and aromatic to rich and complex, often showing great potential for aging.

    Other Varieties

    While Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon blends dominate, Margaret River also produces excellent examples of Shiraz, Merlot, and other varietals. The region’s Shiraz is typically medium-bodied with peppery spice and dark fruit notes, while Merlot offers plush, velvety textures and ripe plum flavors.

    Iconic Wineries and Cellar Doors

    Vasse Felix: Established in 1967, Vasse Felix is Margaret River's founding winery. Visitors can enjoy guided tours, wine tastings, and gourmet dining at the acclaimed on-site restaurant.

    Leeuwin Estate: Famous for its Art Series wines and outdoor concerts, Leeuwin Estate offers a superb wine and food experience. The estate’s gallery features an impressive collection of contemporary Australian art.

    Cullen Wines: Known for its biodynamic practices, Cullen Wines produces some of the region’s most celebrated wines. The cellar door offers tastings, tours, and an organic restaurant.