The Margaret River region is home to 20 percent of Australia’s premium wines, making Margaret River wineries a key destination for any visit to the area.
There are over 70 wineries which can make it hard to choose which to visit. We have split the wineries into helpful groups to make it simple to find what suits you.
Most Margaret River wineries are open to visitors and allow for wine tastings. Some locations offer a variety of amenities including restaurants and cafés, some are especially “family-friendly,” whilst others have earned the classification of “boutique.”
Here are some experiences you can expect from the various styles of Margaret River wineries:
Stand-alone: The grapes, vineyards and vintages are often enough of an attraction in themselves! Tour the vineyards, see the grapes ripening, taste some of the latest pressing.
Boutique wineries: If you want to taste a wine you can’t get anywhere else, try a boutique winery. They produce only a limited number of cases per year, and pride themselves on their attention to detail in producing highly specialised wines for discerning customers.
With restaurants: Taste the wine closest to where it was grown and produced, with food pairings chosen by expert chefs who know the local varietals best. Many of these establishments also boast award-winning restaurants that are famous in their own right, and some restaurants serve organic/biodynamic food.
With cafés: If you’d like to have a winery tour followed by a light lunch, or even a sit-down meal with multiple courses, look for a winery with a café. Menus range from sandwiches and barbecue to more elaborate meals, often paired with thoughtfully selected wines from the local vineyards.
Family-friendly:It can be hard to take kids to a winery – there’s nothing for them to drink! Fortunately, some establishments are especially family-friendly, with indoor and outdoor play areas and other activities designed for the young ones, while Mum and Dad can enjoy a glass or two (or more!) of the local offerings.
Find the best Margaret River wineries
If you want to Experience the Best of Margaret River wineries, let us be of service! We have selected the “Best” of each category of attractions – these businesses have been reviewed by a local expert.
- Bottles Direct: If you are looking for a reliable and easy way to send your Margaret River wine region shopping back home, then you need to look no further than Bottles Direct. They are the South West’s bottle shipping experts.
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