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Maddy Plummer
 
29 April 2022 | Maddy Plummer

Plan your visit as part of the Gracetown Cowaramup Harvest & Vines Trail

The Margaret River region can surprise unfamiliar visitiors with it's vast size and generous offerings. It's easy to get side-tracked with the beautiful places on offer, and that is why we suggest planning your visit with one of the local self-guide drive trails.

Whether you are driving from Perth to Margaret River, or flying straight into the Busselton Margaret River Airport, see more of what matters with these recommended routes so you can take it all in, in your own time. 

Our Location

Our venue is located in the heart of the Wilyabrup subregion, approximately 15 minutes drive south of Dunsborough, 30 minutes south-west of Busselton and 30 minutes north of Margaret River. 

There are five self-drive guide trails within the region, with our venue fitting into the Gracetown to Cowaramup: Harvest and Vines Trail.  

The Gracetown to Cowaramup: Harvest and Vines Trail

Connect to the generosity of the earth, and those who are dedicated to her. 

Almost like a golden triangle of winemaking, the humble area between Gracetown and Cowaramup, known as Wilyabrup, is where locals and visitors go to live like kings. The land is bountiful and giving. It’s the region’s powerhouse of vineyards, farming, working families and artisan production.  

Once a land of milk (literally), there’s now honey and wine. The landscape is one of rolling fields, hay bales and lush vineyards bordered by virgin native bushland. Those who visit have no choice but to witness the seasons first-hand and are compelled to meet the makers, see the production and sample the fruits of land, labour and love. It’s like all roads lead to this special pilgrimage.  

Old secrets of winemaking, brewing, distilling and tempering are whispered here. Of course, days end at the coast, and in this case, it’s Gracetown’s Cowaramup Bay, where the sun sets into the water.  

Plan your drive along the Gracetown to Cowaramup: Harvest and Vines Trail.

Visiting Us

There's something for everyone at our Cellar Door & Vineyard Kitchen. We have a few different tasting options, listed below, or stay and enjoy a leisurely lunch overlooking the vines, luscious greens and native bushland. The food is seasonal and modern, served in a casual style and made with ingredients sourced from producers local to the venue.
 

Wine Tasting Options:
 

Seated Tasting - take a seat and let our knowledgeable team guide you on your own wine journey. 
$10 per person for 6 wines, allow 30 minutes.

Sample Wine Flight - enjoy 30mL samples of 6 of our wines at your own pace, in a location suited to you. Spread out on our lawn, outside on the deck, or inside by the fireplace.
$15 per person for 6 wines, equates to 2 glasses of wine - plan your drive home safely.

Wine Blending Experience - for those who wish to step things up a notch, for the vino aficionado. A dedicated team member will sit down and guide you through the wine blending process, to help you blend your very own wine. Learn the theory behind why and how wines are blended, then measure, mix and taste a wine to your taste.
$85 per person, allow 90 minutes, take home a bottle of your blend

 

Places to stay

 

Cape Lodge

Located next door to us at Clairault Streicker is the epitome of luxury accommodation in Margaret River, Cape Lodge. It impresses with the appearance of a private country estate, but the trappings of a world-class boutique hotel. The rooms are centred around a picturesque lake and forest, surrounded by manicured grounds, pool, a waterside restaurant and vineyard. The fine dining restaurant is available to guests for inclusive private breakfast, and open to the public for dinners, special events and the signature Cape Lodge cooking school with renowned chef Tony Howell.

 

Eight Willows Retreat

The entry into Eight Willows Retreat is striking; a winding driveway that crosses a lake, surrounded by native bushland, with a scenic gazebo perched over the water. Here, 25 self-contained chalets are set on 75 acres of pristine nature, with each positioned for maximum privacy. The Retreat is located away from the hustle and bustle of towns for a secluded and relaxing stay. Choose from one or two bedroom chalets as well as one grand 10-person country residence.

Time Posted: 29/04/2022 at 5:55 PM Permalink to Plan your visit as part of the Gracetown Cowaramup Harvest & Vines Trail Permalink
Katie Masters
 
30 August 2016 | Katie Masters

2016 Margaret River Viticultural Excellence Award

The Margaret River Wine Industry Association is proud to announce Clairault | Streicker Wine Estates as its 2016 Viticulture Excellence partner which will again feature a travel bursary as the award this year.

Stuart Watson, President of the Margaret River Wine Association said today  “As an Association we believe quite simply that good vines make the finest wines; you cannot have one without the other.  It is to this end that we created and uphold the opportunity to highlight excellence in viticultural practices within the region.  The award allows us to recognise the importance of quality fruit in maintaining and enhancing Margaret River’s hard won international reputation.”

 An independent judging panel is appointed to assess all applications which are based on written submissions, site inspections and fruit gradings.  Previous panel’s feedback is that they have found it quite difficult to choose a winner, given the high level of vineyard management and practice in the Margaret River region. 

All previous winners of the award have chosen to travel internationally be that Europe, North America and New Zealand.  Upon their return they share their learned knowledge with Margaret River colleagues in keeping with the objective of the award to improve viticultural practice throughout the region.

“Given the clear and unambiguous link between vineyard management, viticultural practice and fine wine production Clairault | Streicker seized the opportunity to become involved in partnering with Association in its Viticultural Excellence Award. John Streicker fell in love with Margaret River in 2001 and has continued his pursuit of making ultra-premium wine, from what he believes to be the best wine region in Australia. We are very proud to sponsor this award which assists in the development of our wine region, its people and their skills that will benefit the region for years to come.”, said Angela Gosden, Clairault Streicker’s General Manager.

“On behalf of the Association I readily acknowledge that in committing to the Viticultural Excellence award Clairault | Streicker would be ineligible to enter. This was typical of the altruistic approach of its owner John Streicker who strongly believes in encouraging and striving for excellence.”, said Mr Watson.  

The winner and a guest will also have the honour of attending the Clairault | Streicker Anniversary Dinner in February 2017. This black tie event celebrates Clairault's 40-year history since the first planting in 1976, and Streicker’s initial establishment in Yallingup in 2002. 

Applications for the 2016 Clairault | Streicker Margaret River Viticultural Excellence Award can be found at the Association’s website www.margaretriverwine.info.

ENDS – Dated 31st August 2016

For further information, please contact Margaret River Wine Association CEO Nick Power on 0400 516 555 or Angela Gosden, Clairault Streicker General Manager on 9755 6225.

Time Posted: 30/08/2016 at 7:03 PM Permalink to 2016 Margaret River Viticultural Excellence Award Permalink