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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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

Popular Wineries in Margaret River View all

  • Greedy Sheep Premium Wines

    Greedy Sheep is a small producer of premium Margaret River wines. Our estate grown wine range cur...

  • Voyager Estate

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

  • Moss Brothers

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

  • Cape Mentelle Vineyards

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

  • Jarvis Estate

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

  • Barwick Estates

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

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Margaret River on Snooth

  • Margaret river Red Blends - cab/Merlot  unless otherwise stated [avoid 06 lot of stuck ferments]Cullen Diana MadelaineVoyager Estate [a cheaper version - Girt by Sea is ok]Moss Wood  - Straight CabVasse Felix - Straight Cab - the top one is Heystebury which is excellentPierro - bit inconsistentLeeuwin Estate - Straight Cab can be a bit dissappoi... Read More

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  • Notice I said Byron Bay 'south', that included down to Melbourne and ... ... include that.Sorry, by Margaret River blends I was intending to refer to their semillon/SB blend Read More

    Forum post in the topic Aussie Semillon by 125836dmcker 125836 dmcker

  • RCKRDon't know SilkmanWhich Tyrells? they have a few - admittedly they are ... cruise [by car] from Freo to Margaret Rive Read More

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  • AS per Dmker's suggestionI have started a discsussion on this topicHunter ... ... good examples of the wineMargaret River blends semillon with Sauvignon Blanc which is a very good wine but is different to straight semillon - interestingly this is similar to BordeauxAussie SemillonsHunterTyrells Vat 1Tyrells Steven Vineyard\Mount Pleasant Loved... Read More

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  • OTHER GOOD AUSSIE CHARDONNAY that I had in London, ... Chard 2014  Margaret RiverBINDI-Quartz Chard 2014  (more pricey than Xanadu)  Victoria  Read More

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  • GregDean is a good bloke and yes does make some good wineUnfortunately history ... our Bulk Wine regionWA has Margaret river which is Cabernet and CHardonnayVictoria has many small regions  - Yarra Valley, Mornington, Macedon Ranges, Beechworth, - these make excellent Pinot Noir and Chardonnay  with some example of cool climate Cabs and shiraz... Read More

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  • The top producers are very goodMargaret River  - bottom South West Corner of Western AustraliaLeeuwin Estate Art Series and PreludePierroVoyager EstateBeechworth  - Northern VictoriaGiaconda - generally regarded as our no1, and is certainly excellentMornington [Southeast of Melbounre and Yarra Valley [Northeast of Melbourne]\Lots of producers ha... Read More

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  • This is a quartet of pretty good Aussie Cabernets09 Penfolds Bin 707 - Multi ... ... Western WA and includes Margaret River fruit. Again a good example from the region and structurally less tannic than coonawarra but is textural and well balanced with good french oak treatment.  05 was excellent in that region and will age 15+ years comfortab... Read More

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  • 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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  • 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.

    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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