Gourmet Traveller has searched far and wide to bring you a list of the best cellar doors around the country. Check out the winners from WA below, featuring cellar doors from the regions of Swan Valley, Margaret River, Great Southern and Geographe.

Swan Valley

STAR CELLAR DOOR:

MANDOON ESTATE

This exceptional winery was built upon land in Caversham bought by the Erceg family in 2008. The cellar door opened in 2009, and since then, Senior Winemaker Ryan Sudano has focused on producing a boutique range of premium wines from well-preserved low-yielding single vineyard sites. (http://mandoonestate.com.au/about-us).

BEST LARGE CELLAR DOOR
Houghton
(08) 9274 9540

BEST SMALL CELLAR DOOR
Faber Vineyard
(08) 9296 0209

CELLAR DOOR WITH BEST FOOD
Fillaudeau’s Café Restaurant At Pinelli
(08) 9377 7733

BEST TASTING EXPERIENCE
Upper Reach
(08) 9296 0078

BEST ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE (WINERY TOURS, WINEMAKER FOR DAY EXPERIENCE)
Sandalford – Swan Valley Cellar Door
(08) 9374 9343

Margaret River

STAR CELLAR DOOR:

LEEUWIN ESTATE

Leeuwin Estate opened as one of Margaret River’s pioneer wineries in 1974, and has since played a leadership role in the region. Stunning cellar door aside, the winery is also highly regarded for its annual concerts, set in a picture perfect location. Their wines have been seen as some of the best since the beginning, with the Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon being major front runners in not only the region, but the nation as well.

BEST LARGE CELLAR DOOR
Xanadu
(08) 9758 9500

BEST SMALL CELLAR DOOR
Windows Estate
(08) 9756 6655

CELLAR DOOR WITH BEST FOOD
Vasse Felix
(08) 9756 5000

BEST TASTING EXPERIENCE
Cape Mentelle
(08) 9757 0812

BEST ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCES (RESTAURANT, BIODYNAMIC SPIRAL GARDEN)
Cullen
(08) 9755 5277

Great Southern

STAR CELLAR DOOR:

SINGLEFILE WINES

This family run vineyard is owned by retired geologists Phil and Viv Snowden, and run by son-in-law Patrick Corbett, and daughter Pam. They focus on making the region’s best blend varieties in semillon sauvignon blanc, riesling, chardonnay, pinot noir and shiraz. Singlefile has consistently been a top pick for the wine lovers.

BEST LARGE CELLAR DOOR
Castelli Estate
(08) 9848 3174

BEST SMALL CELLAR DOOR
Poacher’s Ridge
(08) 9857 6066

CELLAR DOOR WITH BEST FOOD
Pepper & Salt Restaurant At Forest Hill Vineyard
(08) 9848 3053

BEST TASTING EXPERIENCE
West Cape Howe
(08) 9892 1444

 

GEOGRAPHE

STAR CELLAR DOOR:

WILLOW BRIDGE ESTATE

Willow Bridge Estate was established almost 20 years ago, and they now have 60 hectares of vines planted, producing sauvignon blanc semillon, chardonnay, tempranillo and shiraz. The cellar door is placed perfectly to view the coast and highlight the beauty of the area.

BEST LARGE CELLAR DOOR
Capel Vale
(08) 9727 1986

BEST SMALL CELLAR DOOR
Oakway Estate
(08) 9731 7141

CELLAR DOOR WITH BEST FOOD
St. Aidan
(08) 9728 3007