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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • 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

  • 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...

  • Arimia Margaret River Winery

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

  • Devil's Lair

    The winery takes it name from the nearby Devil's Lair cave, hidden amongst the hills of Margaret ...

  • Moss Brothers

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

  • Greedy Sheep Premium Wines

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

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  • Jamshed should be drinking nicely 45 is ok price Healsville is part of Yarra ... standard and 17 years for a Margaret River SHiraz in a stretchTin Shed again good Barossa SHiraz but vintage important same as penfolds aboveDeBortoli - is it the Noble 1? if it is it is the best sticky we make in this country, compares well with Sauternes other t... Read More

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  • BTW, any comments on these: the wines, the vintages and the indicated ... ... ... JPYVasse Felix, Shiraz, Margaret River, 2000 $30/3,100 JPYTin Shed, Shiraz, Barossa Valley "Single Wire Vineyard" $45/5,000 JPYDePortoli, Semillion Botryis, NSW 2008 $40/5,000 JPYSilini Porriture Nobel, Hawkes Bay 2001  $25/3,000 J Read More

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  • Round 2 - 4 x AussiesExcellent Group of winesThe Cullen is from Margaret River in Western Australia - a biodynamic wine [not that i particularly have a view on these techniques] Cullen is a CS 87 Merlot 11 Malbec 1 CF 1 BlendObviously too young to be at itsbest but the fruit and tannin structure delivers an outstanding young wine which will age ... Read More

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  • ALL PROPERLY CELLARED California CollectionSpottswoode CS, Napa 2006  ... ... JPYVasse Felix, Shiraz, Margaret River, 2000 $30/3,100 JPYTin Shed, Shiraz, Barossa Valley "Single Wire Vineyard" $45/5,000 JPYDePortoli, Semillion Botryis, NSW 2008 $40/5,000 JPYSilini Porriture Nobel, Hawkes Bay 2001  $25/3,000 JPYTHE ENTIRE DOWN UNDER COLLECTION $... Read More

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  • Leeuwin Estate Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon Margret River 2012

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  • Leeuwin Estate Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon Margret River 2012

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  • Leeuwin Estate Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon Margret River 2012

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  • Getting ready for our Australian tasting tomorrow night, but 1st some recently ... ... "Art Series" Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon '12.  I've had their chards but never their cab - it comes highly hyped and well received.  So....Lastly, the Jim Barry The Cover Shot Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawara '10.  The oldest wine from Oz in my cellar, gr... Read More

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  • 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

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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???

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  • 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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