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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Make a wine purchase through our website in the month of February to go in the draw to win a Cellar Club Half a Dozen membership for the year. There is no minimum spend and tis competition is open to all customers, including existing Cellar Club members.
Our Cellar Club is how we connect, engage and reward our loyal customers. We ship your wine selectiont o your door every March, July and November. The Half A Dozen features six fantastic every day drinking wines from our Clairault Margaret River range. Winner will be drawn Wednesday 9 March, 2022. Click here for full Terms & Conditions.
We are thrilled to share Erin Larkin's recent review of our 2019 Streicker Ironstone Block Chenin Blanc which was featured as a Best Value Wine in the Feb/Mar edition of the Halliday Wine Companion Magazine.
Receiving a massive 96/100 and these tasting notes...
"Green mango, apple skins, brine, lanolin and apricots. All classic chenin things. There is also cap gun, flint, garden mint and elderflower. On the palate the phenolics really create a plump, pillowy shape in the mouth. This is moving towards Saumur in style, I would be hard pressed to pick it as an Aussie. The phenolics are absolutely countersunk into the fruit in a very sleek way, the spices are flinty and savoury, but in no way cloud the purity of the fruit. A wonderful, nuanced wine. Very long.“ - Erin Larkin
A special result for a special variety of ours from the Ironstone Vineyard in Wilyabrup. Next time you are choosing a drop, why not make it a chenin blanc. Enjoy!