Margaret River

Margaret River is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful wine regions in Australia, featuring a stunning coastline dotted with sandy beaches and surf breaks, lush forests, fascinating bejewelled caves, and a food and wine culture second to none.

Originally home to dairy farmers and surfers, in under 50 years, the region has developed an international reputation for its top quality wines, in particular cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay and semillon/sauvignon blanc blends.

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LOCATION
Altitude 0-234m
33° 96’S

RAINFALL
Average 202mm
(Oct – Apr)

TEMPERATURE
Average 20.9°
(Oct – Apr)

HARVEST
Feb-Late Apr

SOIL TYPE
Deep, well-drained gravelly loams

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Margaret River

Margaret River is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful wine regions in Australia, offering a stunning coastline dotted with sandy beaches and surf breaks as well as lush forests, fascinating bejewelled caves and a food and wine culture second to none.

Originally home to dairy farmers and surfers, in under 50 years, the region has developed an international reputation for its top quality wines, in particular cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay and semillon/sauvignon blanc blends

These varieties are commonly associated with Bordeaux with both regions sharing almost identical growing conditions in terms of growing season, warmth, rainfall, and maritime climate.

Around120 cellar doors dot the region, offering a range of experiences for foodies, families, and wine buffs. Around 50 wineries cater for children, with playgrounds, treehouses, outdoor games, drawing materials and great kids’ menus. Some even allow the family pooch.

Government agronomist Dr John Gladstones first realised Margaret River’s potential for viticulture, writing in 1965: “Being virtually frost-free, and having a much lower ripening period, cloudiness, rainfall and hail risk than Manjimup and Mt Barker, it has distinct advantages over both those areas, and indeed over all other Australian vine districts with comparable temperature summations.” His report led Dr Tom Cullity to establish Vasse Felix in 1967, the first vineyard and winery in Margaret River, and he was followed quickly by others, notably Cullen Wines, Leeuwin Estate, Cape Mentelle and Moss Wood.

For ideas on what to do and where to stay, go to www.margaretriver.com