This is one of the great wine tourism regions of the world so narrowing down a list of five cellar doors is nearly impossible; there’s just too many amazing places to visit in a day. Here is a recommended mix of old and new, with Dr Thomas’ comments.
Windows Estate is somewhat the new kid on the block in Margaret River. It is producing stunning wines that are only available via its cellar door. That Chardonnay.
Hay Shed Hill
A must visit, especially if you’re new to wine. Friendly and educated staff, very approachable wines, a first-class restaurant and a cheese cabinet to die for.
The original and gold standard of the region. Chief Winemaker Virginia Willcock is making amazing wines and Head Chef Aaron Carr continues knocking the food out of the park. Indulge yourself.
Wind your way through the gravel tracks of Wilyabrup and find this hidden gem. It’s always a pleasure to see owner/operators manning the tasting bench and the wines won’t disappoint.
Capturing vineyards, forest and turquoise blue ocean in the one view is a challenging feat, but that’s what you get from Wise’s restaurant balcony. The wines are well worth a taste and the food is top notch.