The Best Wineries to Visit in Margaret River 2024 (Locals Guide)

Being a Perth local myself and my partner often head down to the Margaret River region to get away for the weekend and to spend some time relaxing and checking out some of the amazing wineries that Margs has to offer.

Xanadu Winery in Margaret River Western Australia
Xanadu Winery Margaret River

With over 200 wineries in the area, one of the questions often asked, is what are the best wineries to visit?  Well, lucky for you we’ve spent hours and hours driving around the region to come up with what we feel is a list of worthwhile wineries to visit within the Margaret River region.

Of course, these are just our opinions based on personal experience, hence no doubt there may be some that we’ve missed so please let us know in the comments of any additional wineries that should make the list.

Xanadu (Cellar door & Restaurant)

Xanandu winery margaret River western australia
Inside Xanadu’s Resturant

Definitely one of the more elegant and glamorous wineries in the region is Xanadu.  Not only offering a beautiful range of wines, Xandau also has an award-winning restaurant with a range of delicious meals to choose from.  

If you’re looking for some nice wines paired with some fine dining, Xanadu is for you.

316 Boodjidup Rd, Margaret River WA 6285

More info: https://xanaduwines.com/

Lentedal Winery & Wood Fired Pizza Cafe

Lentedal Winery and Wood Fired Pizza
Lentadel Winery and Wood Fired Pizza Cafe

To be honest, Lentadel was not what I was expecting.  After visiting Flametree we thought we would stop in to check it out and I was so glad we did!

Different from most wineries in the region, Lentadal is unique in its own special way.  

From the moment you pull up and as you approach the cellar door you get a laid-back country, barnyard-type feel that has so much character on display.

From the resident dog that welcomes you, to the chickens and turkeys roaming free, to the sailboat parked out the front…Lentadel has it all!  Oh, and to top it off they have a great selection of wines too!

This one is definitely one we plan to visit next time we’re down there.  Oh, and for those that have kids this one’s for you as kids will have a ball here wandering around checking out all the animals.

571 Vasse-Yallingup Siding Rd, Marybrook WA 6280

More info: http://www.lentedalwine.com.au/

Knotting Hill Estate

knotting hill estate winery margaret river western australia
Amazing views on offer from Knotting Hill Winery

Apart from a nice selection of wines, Knotting Hill’s biggest draw card has to be its amazing location and picturesque views over the lake.  

Perched on the edge of a lake surrounded by vineyards, Knotting Hill provides the ideal location to sit back, relax and enjoy some fine wines whilst soaking up the sun and appreciating the beautiful surroundings.

In addition, the lake is also stocked with large silver perch and marron, which can be seen from the deck area.

247 Carter Rd, Wilyabrup WA 6280

More info: https://www.knottinghill.com.au/

Flametree Wines

Flametree Wines Margaret River
Wine tasting area within Flametree’s cellar door

Although this one is located more in between Busselton and Dunsborough, if you’re driving down from Perth and heading to the Margaret River region via the Busselton coast road, then I’d recommend dropping into Flametree.  

Apart from a nice range of reds and whites to choose from, this classy cellar door provides a nice environment and a beautiful fireplace where you can kick back, relax and start your winery tour.

7 Chain Ave, Dunsborough WA 6281

more info: https://www.flametreewines.com/

Redgate Wines

Redgate winery Margaret River WA

Located more towards the southern end of the Margaret River region is a nice little winery called Red Gate.  Although the cellar door is on a smaller scale with minimal views, we were really impressed with the wines on over, especially the reds!  

Hence, if you’re looking for a place just south of Margaret River town and you don’t mind your reds, then Red Gate is one for you.

659 Boodjidup Rd, Margaret River WA 6285

More info: http://www.redgatewines.com.au/

Mr Barvel Fine Wines

Mr Barvel Fine Wines margaret river western australia

Located down past Margaret River is the picturesque Mr Barvel.  As you approach the cellar door at Mr Barvel you’ll soon realise why this one made the list.  

Wine tasting at mr barvel winery

With a beautifully decorated building with amazing views down toward a lake, Mr Barvel is a perfect spot to pull up and enjoy a selection of beautiful wines.

Depending on the weather, you can choose to sit outside in the sun, under the pergola area or inside near the fire.

For us, the sun was shining on a beautiful winter’s morning so we enjoyed the outside area.  Oh and if you’re there in winter, be sure to check out their mulled wines👌

7087 Caves Rd, Margaret River WA 6286

More info: https://mrbarval.com/

Larry Cherubino Wines

Larry Cherubino Wines

Located on caves road, Cherubino is one of the well-known cellar doors in the region with a history of producing a range of popular wines.  

Apart from the wines on offer, the cellar door is world-class providing such a delightful experience.

More info: https://www.larrycherubino.com/Cellar-Doors/Margaret-River-Cellar-Door

Edwards Wines

Plane in building at Edwards Wines Margaret River
Plane inside building at Edwards Wines, Margaret River WA

If not for the wines, then the swanky atmosphere of the cellar door makes Edwards Wines worth a visit.  As you walk through the massive barn doors of the Cellar Door you’ll see a magnificent old yellow plane positioned at the front of the cellar door.

After looking around you’ll quickly understand the meaning of the plane and how it is symbolic in regards to the history of Edwards Wines.

If you venture down past the plane you’ll be greeted by a nicely setup cellar door with some very friendly staff ready to serve you.

687 Ellen Brook Rd, Cowaramup WA 6284

More info: https://www.edwardswines.com.au/ 

Aravina Estate

Aravina Estate Winery Margaret River

This is one that is very well known in the Margaret River Region and after visiting I can see why.  Apart from the great wines on offer, Aravina has it all, including a large spacious restaurant with beautifully landscaped grounds making it suitable for all ages to visit. 

In addition, they have a museum-type set up within the main building which is home to old sports cars and local surfing memorabilia.

61 Thornton Rd, Yallingup Siding WA 6282

More info: https://aravinaestate.com/

Rivendell Winery Estate

Rivendell Winery Estate
Rivendell Winery entrance

Rivendell was the last winery on our list to check out and I’m glad we did.  With a beautiful cellar door amongst picturesque landscapes, friendly staff, nice wines and gourmet graze boards on offer be sure you add Riverdell to your list.

1172 Wildwood Rd, Yallingup WA 6282

More info: https://rivendellwinery.com.au/

What to take with you

Right…ready to hit up the wineries? Well before you do, here are some things you may like to pack in the back of your car:)

1. Map of the Margaret River Region

Margaret River Region Winery Map
Map of Margaret River Region

When we head down to check out the wineries we also like to print off the latest Margaret River Region map that has a full list of all the wineries and restaurants in the area.  We then use a highlight pen to mark the different wineries we like to visit.  Going through this process helps us map out our day, either driving from south to north or vice versa.

2. A picnic blanket

A number of wineries have some picturesque areas where you’re allowed to put down a picnic blanket and enjoy some of their wines, hence always best to have a blanket in the back of the car should you find a nice place that is ideal for a picnic.

3. A couple of spare glasses

Sometimes after a day out checking the local wineries, we like to head to the coast and watch the sunset at locations such as Canal Rocks, Injidup Natural Spa, Sugarloaf Rock, Moses Rock, or some of the coast beaches such as Injidup or Smiths Beach.  With this in mind, we always carry a couple of spare glasses should we want to pull up, watch the sunset and enjoy a glass of wine purchased during the day.

4. A small esky

Most of the wineries also offer cheeses, chocolates and other foods for purchase within their cellar doors.  With this in mind, we always like to carry a small esky with some ice so if we do purchase anything we can keep it cold throughout the day.

Prefer not to drive?

South west winery tour

If you prefer not to drive then there are a number of awesome wine tours you can go on.  Here are a couple that are worth checking out.

Final thoughts

I hope you found this article helpful and if you have any questions, feel free to post them in the comments below.  

Also, please revisit this page as no doubt we’ll continue to add to this list as we come across new wineries that are worth a mention – cheers all!

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