Margaret River, Hilltops

Margaret River is the name of a river, town and key wine region. It is one of the younger viticultural regions in Australia, quickly gaining popularity for its world-class wine. Located 280km South of Perth in Western Australia, the first plantings were only made in 1967. The region has grown rapidly and is recognised as one of the great wine-producing regions of the world, with over 200 wineries in operation. Made up of predominantly boutique producers, with a number of big player wineries also, the region makes up only 3% of the Australian wine production, but commands over 20% of the premium wine market. The wineries in the region are vibrant, innovative and progressive in their approach to viticulture.

The Mediterranean style climate provides superior maritime growing conditions, with vines not affected by extreme summer and winter temperatures. The region is well known for producing outstanding red wines; Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and to a lesser extent Shiraz, Tempranillo and Malbec. Both straight varietals and famous Bordeaux blends can be outstanding.

In the white wines, Chardonnays of great depth and character, and fresh Semillon Sauvignon Blanc blends are the main varietals the region is famous for. Lesser quantities of Viognier, Riesling and Muscat are also produced.
Located two hours from Canberra, the Hilltops region is regarded as cool-climate, with many vineyards sitting at an altitude of around 450 metres. The region has a continental climate, with relatively cool and wet winters. The summer months bring hot, dry days and cooler nights that complement the ripening season.

First planted with vines in the 1860s by Croatian immigrants following the gold rush, the Hilltops region began to come into its own in the 1980s and is now regarded as one of the most exciting cool-climate regions in Australia, producing particularly good Shiraz and Cabernet.
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  1. Miles From Nowhere Cabernet Merlot 2019
    WINNER; Gold Medal, International Wine Awards 2020 Gold Medal, Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2020 Gold Medal, San Francisco International Wine Competition 2020 Gold Medal, Women's Wine & Spirits Awards 2021 This is a dazzling Cabernet Merlot. Lifted aromas of blackcurrant, mulberry, minty cassis and spice. ... Learn More
  2. Miles From Nowhere Sauvignon Blanc 2020
    WINNER; Top Gold & Trophy for Best Sauvignon Blanc Class 05 (Riverina Wine Awards 2020) Gold Medal (Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2020) Gold Medal (International Wine Awards 2020) Gold Medal (China Wine and Spirits Awards 2020) Tropical fruit aromas with hints of melon and lime. There ... Learn More
  3. Miles From Nowhere Rose 2019
    WINNER; Top Gold and Trophy for Best Rose of Show, 2019 Royal Perth Wine Show. Gold Medal, Royal Adelaide Wine Show Redcurrant and strawberry leap from the glass, but there is a mineral drive to the palate that is delicious. Hint ... Learn More
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  4. Miles From Nowhere Sauvignon Blanc 2019
    WINNER; Trophy for Best Sauvignon Blanc, 2019 Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show. Tropical fruit aromas with hints of melon and lime. There are some delicate floral notes too. Ripe tropical fruits dominate the palate which is crisp and dry with ... Learn More
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  5. Miles From Nowhere Cabernet Merlot 2018
    WINNER; TOP GOLD, 2019 Royal Adelaide Wine Show. GOLD, 2019 Perth Royal Wine Show. TROPHY - Best Red Blend - National Wine Show of Australia 2019 This is a dazzling Cabernet Merlot. Lifted aromas of blackcurrant, mulberry, minty cassis and spice. Cedary oak ... Learn More
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  6. MILES FROM NOWHERE ROSE 2020
    While this 2020 has only just been released, the 2019 was the winner of the Top Gold and Trophy for Best Rose of Show at the 2019 Royal Perth Wine Show, as well as winning a Gold Medal at the Royal Adelaide Wine ... Learn More
  7. Deep Woods Ivory Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2019
    This wine is comprised of Semillon from the northern part of the region where it achieved full ripeness, and Sauvignon Blanc, from the very south of Margaret River where the most exuberant fruit was found. The 2019 vintage featured a growing ... Learn More
  8. Moss Wood Amy's Cabernet Blend 2018 (375Ml)
    The 'Super Second' wine from this world-class producer. A Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Lifted dark fruit aromas of mulberries and blackcurrants, backed by some spicy, white pepper notes from the Malbec and musk-like perfumes ... Learn More
  9. Windowrie The Mill Cabernet Merlot 2017
    The Mill is the core range of cool-climate Central NSW producer Windowrie. This range of wines has been hand-crafted to highlight the various characteristics found in particular varieties from around the region. These wines are fresh, vibrant and fruit driven. ... Learn More
  10. Gallows Wine Co The Bommy Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
    The site climate is strongly influenced by Geographe Bay, 5km to the north, and facilitates the production of wines with a large spectrum of flavours and characteristics. ... Learn More
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  11. Pedestal Sauvignon Blanc 2020
    Passionfruit, lime zest and cut grass with a lively acidity and long finish. ... Learn More
  12. Pedestal Margaret River Chardonnay 2019
    Pedestal wines are from Margaret River fruit and this vintage with fruit from the sub-region of Karridale, by the highly skilled Larry Cherubino (Winery Of The Year 2011 – James Halliday, Producer Of The Year 2011 – Matt Skinner’s Wine Guide). The Pedestal ... Learn More
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    James Halliday's Wine Companion
  13. Secret Deal Aged Release Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
    Gold Medal – 2020 Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition Gold Medal – 2019 Australian Small Winemakers Show Gold Medal – 2020 China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value Gold Medal – 2020 Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards Gold Medal (94 points / 5 stars) – Wine Showcase Gold Medal – 2019 Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge ... Learn More
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    Leo Daly
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    Sam Kim
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    Huon Hooke
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    Max Crus
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  14. Cullen Dancing In The Sun Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2018
    54% Semillon, 43% Sauvignon Blanc and 3% Verdelho. Fragrant combination of tropical notes with honeydew melon, papaya and some citrus. Fruit driven with green apple, passion fruit and touches of stone fruit. Finishing dry with plenty of citrus notes. ... Learn More
  15. Vasse Felix 'Filius' Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
    The great structural elements of fine Margaret River Cabernet are embraced with the dark fruit of Malbec to make a very Vasse Felix style. After 12 months maturation in barrique where traditional oxidative handling helps to soften and round the tannin ... Learn More
  16. Cullen Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2018 (375Ml)
    This wine was produced on a certified Biodynamic, Carbon Neutral and naturally powered estate. Vineyard: 100% Cullen Vineyard. Varieties: 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot. Oak: 100% matured in French oak for an average of 17 months, 22% of which were new. Aromas of dark fruits complemented ... Learn More
  17. Blind Corner Chenin Blanc 2020
    Blind Corner are the first to have their entire winery and bottling line completely certified Organic & Biodynmaic. Hailed by Stellar Magazine's Mike Bennie as "legendary juice", this Chenin Blanc delivers a soft-tasting wine with a hint of citrus to bring ... Learn More
  18. Blind Corner Chenin Blanc 2019
    Blind Corner are the first to have their entire winery, band bottling line completely certified Organic & Biodynmaic. Hailed by Stellar Magazine's Mike Bennie as "legendary juice", this Chenin Blanc delivers a soft-tasting wine with a hint of citrus to bring ... Learn More
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  19. Domaine Naturaliste Floris Chardonnay 2020
    "Floris is a modern and engaging expression of our local clone into wine. This style is a co-evolution of Modern Australian food and wine culture, which has great emphasis on balance, freshness and hedonistic pleasure. The sustainably farmed vineyard is ... Learn More
  20. Cherubino The Yard Pinot Gris 2020
    The Channybearup vineyard is the place where we break ground in single vineyard wines. The magic of wine is its ability to express provenance,. This is why, for us, making wines means growing grapes. The fruit was harvested at night ... Learn More
  21. Domaine Naturaliste Floris Chardonnay 2019
    "Floris is a modern and engaging expression of our local clone into wine. This style is a co-evolution of Modern Australian food and wine culture, which has great emphasis on balance, freshness and hedonistic pleasure. The sustainably farmed vineyard is ... Learn More
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  22. Domaine Naturaliste Floris Chardonnay 2018
    "Floris is a modern and engaging expression of our local clone into wine. This style is a co-evolution of Modern Australian food and wine culture, which has great emphasis on balance, freshness and hedonistic pleasure. The sustainably farmed vineyard is ... Learn More
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  23. BLUE POLES 'ALLOURAN' MERLOT CABERNET FRANC 2015
    A Bordeaux style blend of 74% Merlot and 26% Cabernet Franc. Lifted perfumed nose of cassis, plums and hints of spicy oak. Deep fruit flavours of plums with hints of berry. Notes of tobacco leaf, fine tanins and succulent acidity. Incredibly well ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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  24. Leeuwin Estate 'Prelude' Chardonnay 2019
    Baby brother to the “Art Series” Chardonnay which tends to take centre stage, but this Prelude is a cracker as a wine with finesse and balance modestly carrying all the hallmarks of the variety and the region. ... Learn More
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    James Halliday's Wine Companion
  25. Lenton Brae 'Campanology' Chardonnay 2019
    A lovely nose of lemon, white nectarine and white flowers. A gentle nuttiness and well balanced oak adds complexity. On the palate there is a plush honeydew melon & white peach core, framed by oak and a bright refreshing acid structure. ... Learn More
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    Mark Faber
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  26. Leeuwin Estate 'Prelude' Chardonnay 2018
    Baby brother to the “Art Series” Chardonnay which tends to take centre stage, but this Prelude is a cracker as a wine with finesse and balance modestly carrying all the hallmarks of the variety and the region. ... Learn More
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    James Halliday's Wine Companion
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  27. Leeuwin Estate 'Prelude' Chardonnay 2017
    Baby brother to the “Art Series” Chardonnay which tends to take centre stage, but this Prelude is a cracker as a wine with finesse and balance modestly carrying all the hallmarks of the variety and the region. ... Learn More
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    Campbell Mattinson
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    Ray Jordan
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  28. Wise Wine Leaf Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
    **95 Points Halliday** Gold in James Halliday Australian Cebernet Challenge Cabernet Sauvignon fruit was sourced from a Wilyabrup vineyard at the warmer, northern end of the Margaret River appellation. The harvested fruit was then sorted and crushed into open vats for ... Learn More
  29. Cullen Mangan Vineyard Red Moon 2018
    A pioneer of Margaret River wine, Cullen always produce long-lived wines of highly individual style from their mature estate vineyards. The 2018 Cullen Mangan Vineyard Red Moon is a blend of 57% Malbec, 37% Petit Verdot and 6% Merlot, which delivers a vibrant, aromatic ... Learn More
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    Mike Bennie
  30. Corymbia Chenin Blanc 2019
    Rob and his father, former Australian Test Cricketer Tony “Rocket” Mann, planted the Chenin Blanc vines together on their family property more than 25 years ago. The grapes were harvested by hand over 2 days and whole bunch pressed prior to natural ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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    Mike Bennie
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  31. Moss Wood Ribbon Vale Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2018
    A lifted and zesty aroma combination of leaf, gooseberry and citrus of Sauvignon Blanc, combining with a nice addition of lemon sherbet and fig from the Semillon. There are also some nice bread dough-like notes underneath, a product of the ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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    James Suckling
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    Tyson Stelzer
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  32. Moss Wood Semillon 2018
    An absolutely classic Semillon combination of green apples and figs but with the added complexity of stewed pears and cinnamon. As always, there’s a touch of earthiness suggesting barrel aging but this is definitely not the case. In the ... Learn More
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    Huon Hooke
  33. Thompson Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
    Jane and Peter Thompson purchased the Thompson Estate property in 1994, and the first plantings of chardonnay and pinot were in 1997, followed by the cabernet plantings in 1998. Deep crimson red with a slight purple edge. A complex display of rich chocolate, ... Learn More
  34. Dormilona House Pet Nat 2020
    Notes from winemaker Jo Perry, winner of the 2016 Young Gun Winemaker of the Year; Jo Perry has been tinkering with the Pet Nat wine style for a few years now. House Pet is her latest dalliance into the ancient world ... Learn More
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  35. Moss Wood Amy's Cabernet Blend 2018
    A Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Lifted dark fruit aromas of mulberries and blackcurrants, backed by some spicy, white pepper notes from the Malbec and musk-like perfumes from the Petit Verdot; complex cedar and tarry ... Learn More
  36. Dormilona Organic Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
    Notes from winemaker Jo Perry, winner of the 2016 Young Gun Winemaker of the Year; 100% good old Cabernet Sauvignon from our little dry grown organic block in Yallingup. Hand-picked, foot stomped, wild fermented in opens & post maceration for a three months. ... Learn More
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    Mark Faber
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  37. Moss Wood Amy'S Cabernet Blend 2017
    A Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Lifted dark fruit aromas of mulberries and blackcurrants, backed by some spicy, white pepper notes from the Malbec and musk-like perfumes from the Petit Verdot; complex cedar and tarry ... Learn More
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  38. Cullen Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2018
    This wine was produced on a certified Biodynamic, Carbon Neutral and naturally powered estate. Vineyard: 100% Cullen Vineyard. Varieties: 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot. Oak: 100% matured in French oak for an average of 17 months, 22% of which were new. Aromas of dark fruits complemented ... Learn More
  39. Cullen Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2017
    This wine was produced on a certified Biodynamic, Carbon Neutral and naturally powered estate. Vineyard: 100% Cullen Vineyard. Varieties: 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot. Oak: 100% matured in French oak for an average of 17 months, 22% of which were new. Aromas of dark fruits complemented ... Learn More
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  40. BLUE POLES ‘RESERVE’ CABERNET FRANC 2016
    A savoury nose of bay leaf, leather, redcurrant and boysenberry, dried herbs and baking spices. Such purity to the fruit (good viticulture and class winemaking). Tannin profile is superb, and feels open-weave, and freshness kept in check with such wonderfully ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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