With 200 wine producers to explore, most of which are boutique, family-run businesses, Margaret River is unique in Australia. Let’s explore the wineries together.

Sunset across the vineyards at Vasse Felix

Vasse Felix planted the first vines here in 1967 and the region has grown into a modern-day classic. Thanks to its isolation, however, Margaret River wineries are mostly small, family-run operations focused on quality and sustainability.

With these conditions, the wineries of Margaret River continue to dominate the Australian wine landscape in terms of quality and ageability.

Margaret River Winery Facts
  • There are 200 wine producers in Margaret River.
  • 60% of wineries produce less than 4,000 cases yearly (that’s not much!)
  • Margaret River accounts for only 2% of all the wine in Australia.
  • 20% of the fine wine in Australia comes from Margaret River.
  • The majority of wineries are family-run and owned.
Selected Margaret River Wineries

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6 Wines

Passel Estate Verified Organization

A Place of Provenance, Discovery and Sanctuary Provenance relates to the physical location of this very small, family owned estate in the heart of Margaret River, the great earth in which the vines grow and the maturity of the vines themselves. Discovery is about the very small quantities produced and the unique tasting experiences on offer. Sanctuary relates to the natural bushland reserve on the property, comprising some of the oldest peppermint trees in the region (as well as jarrah, marri and grass trees). A family (or Passel) of endangered Western Ringtail Possums was relocated here following the 2011 Margaret River bushfires, and the owners continue to support and provide sanctuary to endangered native species within the estate. A portion of the proceeds from every booking for a guided tasting experience goes directly towards further conservation efforts at the estate.

Cabernet Sauvignon
White Blend

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1 Wines