Advice on WA Wineries to Visit

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Advice on WA Wineries to Visit

Postby Kiwi » Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:09 am

A couple of Kiwi friends of mine are going along to the Cricket World Cup game in Melbourne then heading off to Margaret River; all of which makes me rather jealous but them's the breaks. They are keen wine drinkers but not wine obsessives. I have been thinking of some wineries that I might suggest they visit, but are there any suggestions from the board please as we don't hear an awful lot about developments in Margaret River over her in NZ.

Cheers and thanks...Mark
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Re: Advice on WA Wineries to Visit

Postby michel » Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:08 am

vasse felix
great food and seriously good wines

cullen
same as above
esp if you are into local food and wine

Leeuwin
for the experience
I love the restaurant
they dont do the flight of chards anymore
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Re: Advice on WA Wineries to Visit

Postby Mark AS » Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:32 am

A few suggestions based on visiting last year:

Flametree - winemaker Cliff Royle was at Voyager previously and this fairly new venture is already hitting high notes. Good across a wide range of styles and price-points.

Woodlands - excellent across the range; great value at lower end and top notch at the top end.

Xanadu - quality has been on a sharp rise here lately!

Moss Wood - you would need to arrange a visit, worth it if you can.

Cullen - iconic winery so a must-visit really. Must confess I only find their top two wines really compelling, but hard to visit MR and not pop in here.

Wills Domain - great for lunch.

Arimia - another lunch suggetsion.

Others worth a visit:
Cape Mentelle
Howard Park (amazing range - could spend a whole day tasting there)
Deep Woods
Happs
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Re: Advice on WA Wineries to Visit

Postby Mark AS » Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:00 pm

And Windows Estate too. Little winery we visited sort of by accident, but good wines at reasonable price points.
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Re: Advice on WA Wineries to Visit

Postby Kiwi » Sun Mar 29, 2015 7:34 pm

Thanks guys,

I thought back and realised that my last visit to Margaret River must have been 2001 or 2002 (hard to believe that it has been that long) and nearly nine years since I moved back here from Melbourne so no wonder my knowledge has slipped a bit. I've passed on your recommendations thank you and suggestions like Flametree are nice Mark as it is good to mix up winery visits with some whose wines we do see here and others that we don't.

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