Margaret River Wine

Margaret River is a wine region located in Western Australia. Because the majority of that state is too warm for viticulture, the area, also known as South West Australia, is where the wine regions are clustered due to its coastal climate influences. John Gladstone is credited for surveying Margaret River in the 1960s and recommending it as a potential high quality grape-growing region.

Cape Naturaliste, Cape Leeuwin, the Indian Ocean and Geographe Bay all contribute to the Mediterranean growing conditions that favor the more refined “European” style wines for which Margaret River is known. Unlike the big “fruit salads” produced in other parts of the country, Cabernets and Merlots are more akin to Bordeaux, Shiraz is earthy and gamey like that of the Rhone, Chardonnay is balanced and minerally, Chenin Blancs resemble those of the Loire Valley in dryness and the Sauvignon Blancs and Semillons take on a more grassy appeal.

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Varietals Produced in Margaret River View all

  • Sémillon

    History of the grape: Little is documented about the early years of this grape, which is surprising due to its distin...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

Popular Wineries in Margaret River View all

  • Barwick Estates

    Barwick Wines brings to you quality wines from three premium wine regions in the South West of We...

  • Cape Mentelle Vineyards

    Cape Mentelle, sister to Cloudy Bay, is one of the founding wineries of Margaret River. Soon afte...

  • Frog Choir Wines

    The winemaking philosophy at Frog Choir is simple - to achieve flavoursome wines that demonst...

  • Evans & Tate

    McWilliam's Wines is Australia's Most Awarded Winery, with six generations and more than 130 year...

  • Moss Brothers

    When Moss Brothers opened the cellar door to visitors in 1992, in came the wine lovers with their...

  • Voyager Estate

    Voyager Estate is located in the premium wine producing region of Margaret River, Western Austral...

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Margaret River on Snooth

  • Voyager Estate Shiraz Margaret River 2010

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    Wine review by BradoP


  • "Oh darn, I won't be in Singapore that day."But I ... Australia ... Australia (good wine down in Margaret River) or Sri Lanka or the Maldives or. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wine Talk By Malcolm Tham by 125836dmcker 125836 dmcker


  • Evans Tate & Breathing Space Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc 2012

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    Melon and citrus aromas are light but pleasant, with mostly honeydew, lemon and clementine leading the charge. Flavors are fresh and grassy, lemon lime and more melon flavors are driving with some herbal notes to follow, mostly bay leaf and a touch of basil. Acidity is not overwhelming but certainly present. Clean, nice wine. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Hi everyone, after another long bout of absence, back posting a couple of ... ... comparisons with Bordeaux or Margaret River. Intense black ruby colour, youthful lifted aromas of blackcurrants, mulberries and plum. A lovely easy-drinking fruity Merlot, good acidity and fine tannins. Medium-bodied, flavours of plum, blackcurrants with peppery ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic TarraWarra Estate, Yarra...


  • DM,found an incredibly good deal on shipping to Japan for Sirromet wines $20 flat rate per delivery!Sirromet is the largest Queensland winery. The fruit comes from the Granite Belt which is 800 to 1,000 metres above seal level. The winery is at Mount Cotton, between Brisbane and the Gold Coast.http://www.sirromet.com/www/1047/1001127/displayarti... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Quality online wine...


  • DMCKER,there are a couple of Steven Harvey's in Australia, however I ... ... ... et al,Mclaren Vale reds, Margaret River Cabernet/Merlot, Chardonnay and SSB, Great Southern, Riesling,Chardonnay,Pinot Noir, Tasmanian Sparkling, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Chardonnay So you better stay for several weeks! (Or come back several times over several years.... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • I am another Aussie and I think you may have drunk your Leeuwin too young, or ... to Perth and then down to Margaret River and Great Southern for a week, then fly to Adelaide and several day trips to the Barossa, Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale, and a 2 to 3 day trip to Coonawarra, then to Melbourne and day trips to the Yarra, Mornington Penin... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Australian Chardonnay - More...


  • I'm an Aussie and though I haven't tried the Art Series Chardy, like ... ... it. What vintage was it? Margaret River has had fantastic vintages for the last decade minus probably 2006.One of my favourite modern Australian styles is the Shaw & Smith M3 Chardonnay from Adelaide Hills. Even though it's in the same state as Barossa, it's a much co... Read More

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  • But so are so many Australian wines, whites in particular. Riesling, Semillon, ... ... and Cabs. They're Margaret River no? That's a cool-climate region as compared to Barossa Valley, and you'd expect decent Chardonnay, but now I feel like an idiot because I can't think off the top of any Australian Chardonnays that I've had recently, includi... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Australian Chardonnay - More...


  • Traditionally Sake or Beer, however I even wonder about Blanc de Blanc ... ... ... Clare Valley Riesling, Margaret River Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc blends, Chateau Tahbilk Marsanne, NZ Gewurztraminer, Riesling or Pinot Gris/Grigio, Mornington Peninsula Pinot Grigio, Granite Belt Verdelho, and the rarest of the lot "1893" from the now defunct Ri... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Matching challenge 3: what...


  • I really love Evans and Tate Reserv 2004. I live in Vancouver and cannot find it on store. Does somebody know where to find some bottle or how to get them from Australia?

    Comment by 348627Rich V 348627 Rich V


  • I am off to the Margaret River region for 3 days in April next year - can anyone recommend some wineries to visit or tours to go on???

    Comment by 301359KimRenee 301359 KimRenee


  • Hey Sam - looking forward to learning more. I'll make sure to post some notes soon

    Comment by 1Philip James 1 Philip James


  • Hello, My name is Sam Fisher, I would like to introduce myself as the new Curator for this group and the lovely region of Margaret River. With the extensive list of wines available in this area, I forsee plenty of visits to this group. I say, lets make it happen!!! I will in touch with more information soon. Thanks.

    Comment by 242045samfisher 242045 samfisher


  • White wines were never at the top of my favorites list. Then one day a few months ago, I ordered a case of Margaret River chardonnay from Cameron Hughes. That changed everything. I had never tasted a chardonnay as interesting as this one. First, the boquet is fantastic and is not floral. Then the tasting of this wine was so exciting because ther...

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