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...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Syrah

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

  • 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...

  • Merlot

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

Popular Wineries in Margaret River View all

  • Moss Brothers

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

  • Barwick Estates

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

  • Frog Choir Wines

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

  • Leeuwin Estate

    After an extensive search in 1972 to identify the most suitable Australian area for the productio...

  • Jarvis Estate

    Nestled in the heart of the world-renowned Margaret River wine region in Western Australia, is Ja...

  • Arimia Margaret River Winery

    Arimia is a boutique winery located in the Margaret River Wine Region, built by the Spencer-Washb...

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Margaret River on Snooth

  • Well one photo showed up, which I assume you'd already posted, once I ... ... have since purchased land in Margaret River. Looks like they've been around for awhile (1840s!), have put effort into garnering several awards lately, and that James Halliday likes them, FWIW. They also seem to have a big wedding business at their picturesque Swan Va... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello wine drinkers by 125836dmcker 125836 dmcker


  • MJET - Here's a list of wines that are currently out there (out of ... ... "Amy's Blend" Margaret River Western Australia 2012 Cullen "Mangan Vineyard" Bordeaux Blend Margaret River Western Australia2011 Leeuwin "Art Series" Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River Western Australia***2013 Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon South Australia*/***2013 ... Read More

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  • A busy week, traveling every sweltering day within Greater Tokyo or to ... ... 2011 Wulura Wild 8 Estate of Margaret River Semillon Sauvignon Blanc. Probably in something like an 80/20 proportion. Possibly in the $10~20 range, depending on where you buy it.Not a bad call. Perhaps just a tad too much RS for me since I like beverages tarter than... Read More

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  • Hi, I am a big fan of Chacra and Noemia from the south and Colome in the north ... ... Valley, Yarra Valley and Margaret River - all cool climate regions making terroir driven, full flavored but balanced wines.Enjoy!&nbs Read More

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  • Evans & Tate Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River Redbrook 2010

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    Toasted almond and dark chocolate on the nose with bunches of dark fruit - blackberry and black cherry and bramble fruit. In the mouth its more red fruit focused with red currant and raspberry, vanilla and a touch of cranberry with a fair bit of tobacco and leather - good structure and a fine finish of cinnamon and oak. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Good chardonnay. Haven't visited them much this decade, and have to ... to see Margaret River's most recognized Chardonnay in such good form. This has all the power one associates with Leeuwin - with the 100% new oak being totally absorbed by the fruit - while the palate is textured, balanced and extremely long."WS94: "Amazingly focused, layere... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately? by 125836dmcker 125836 dmcker


  • Voyager Estate Shiraz Margaret River 2010

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    No written review

    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

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  • 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

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  • 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?

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  • 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.

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  • 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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