Margaret River

Its jaw-dropping natural beauty and the quality of its wines have made Margaret River a world-class tourist destination. Its popularity has generated a host of well-patronised, classy cellar doors as well as sustaining significant numbers of the state’s finest restaurants.

Amelia Park

Star Winery

(08) 9755 6747
ameliaparkwines.com.au

This is the third year Amelia Park has won this prestigious award. Its cellar door makes such a bold statement of what is possible with a sense of style and the determination to entice wine lovers to visit. And there has been no slacking off in visitor numbers over the years.

The building is dramatic and captivates each time one visits. The cellar door has an abundance of natural light and wonderful views over the Wilyabrup Valley. The restaurant, under the direction of Blair and Renee Allen, continues to impress with an extensive, thoughtful, produce-based menu that delights. Certainly, it’s among the region’s finest.

That’s true also of winemaker, Jeremy Gordon, who continues to gather awards at home and abroad. A win in the James Halliday Chardonnay Challenge gave his whites credibility: his facility with cabernet sauvignon was already well-established. The Margaret River reds are highlights with some excellent shiraz from Frankland River. The budget-priced wines, too, are excellent. PETER FORRESTAL

OUTSTANDING WINE: 2015 Amelia Park Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, A$65  

Juniper Estate
BEST LARGE CELLAR DOOR

(08) 9755 9000
juniperestate.com.au

Victory Point
BEST SMALL CELLAR DOOR

0417 954 655
victorypointwines.com

Vasse Felix
CELLAR DOOR WITH BEST FOOD

(08) 9756 5000
vassefelix.com.au

Voyager Estate
BEST TASTING EXPERIENCE

(08) 9757 6354
voyagerestate.com.au

Evoi
Best Additional Experience (tours)

0437 905 100
evoiwines.com

Cape Lodge
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(08) 9755 6311
capelodge.com.au

Margarets in Town Apartments
our favourite places to stay

(08) 9757 2033
margaretsintown.com.au