Woody Nook Winery

Woody Nook Winery

One of the real gems of Margaret River both for its wines and ambience. There are a few changes at this little operation that point to some rather interesting developments, both with expansion and the planting of new grape varieties such as graciano and tempranillo. The wines have risen to great heights in recent years, with cabernet a particularly strong suit.

Peter Bailey and Jane Bailey
Neil Gallagher
100 Tonnes
Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Semillon, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc, Tempranillo, Merlot, Graciano, Chenin Blanc

506 Metricup Road, Wilyabrup
Monday – Sunday, 10am – 4.30pm
$22 – 135
9755 7547
Cellar Door, Retail, Wholesaler, Mail Order, Online

Woody Nook Single Vineyard chardonnay 2015 ($32)

A restrained and quite tight and taut young chardonnay, but one as you get into it that gradually releases some really attractive fruit characters. Aromas of light nutty grapefruit with a subtle toasty oak. The palate is crunchy and minerally with a lively mouthfeel. Held tight and precise with a zippy fine acidity. Nice wine in the short term.
SCORE 90/100 CELLAR 5 Years

Woody Nook Limited Release graciano 2014 ($26)

Here’s a Spanish variety I would love to see more of in Australia, especially when you see wines of this quality. A small amount of a more famous Spanish variety tempranillo has been added to add some texture. The result is a strong fruit-driven wine showing a delicious mix of sweet and sour cherry with a spicy and slightly savoury influence. Smooth and tactile.
SCORE 92/100 CELLAR 7 years

Woody Nook Killdog Creek tempranillo 2015 ($22)

You don’t even want to know how the name Killdog Creek came about, though the back label will tell you. But you will want to know about the wine. It’s a lovely smooth and generously supple wine made from this famous Spanish variety. Fruit raspberry and confectionery with a little deeper earthy savoury character. Supple tannins and fine acid support the fruitdriven palate, which is ideal for current drinking.
SCORE 90/100 CELLAR 4 years

Woody Nook Single Vineyard shiraz 2013 ($32)

So soft, generous and all-round cuddly. Such a good example of the generous fuller bodied style of some sections of Margaret River. Beautiful plummy fruit with a little licorice and spicy peppery characters. The palate is velvety and plush with a seamless merging of tannins and oak supporting the fruit through to an impressively long finish. Slightly savoury edge on the finish completes a very good wine with cellaring potential.
SCORE 93/100 CELLAR 8 years

Woody Nook Gallagher’s Choice cabernet sauvignon 2014 ($65)

This wine is now consistently among the finest Margaret River cabernets and this vintage is as good as any I have tasted. Exotic highly scented aroma of leafy minty blackcurrant notes on the nose. The palate is so deep and hugely concentrated with all that cabernet power, yet there is a high degree of finesse and refined elegance that creates an effortless yet immensely long finish. A beauty.
SCORE 97/100 CELLAR 20 years