Located in the South West corner of Australia’s largest state, WA and just 275kms South of Perth - a pleasant 3 hour drive, ‘Margs,’ as it is affectionately known, is a small country town of around 8000 inhabitants and is considered ‘The Jewel in the Crown’ of Western Australia.
The character of Margaret River is one defined by a rugged, surf rich coast, gentle valleys, meandering small creeks and rivers, native forests, limestone caves, a menagerie of wildlife & flora and an eclectic bunch of pioneering locals.
Hemmed in by water on three sides, our climate is considered ‘Mediterranean Maritime’ and one that is unique to Australian Wine regions. Comparable with Bordeaux in France during a dry season, but with the added benefit of the sea, Margaret River’s temperatures are buffered by the Indian and Southern Oceans with the Leeuwin current influencing mild, wet winters and warm, dry summers. Frosts are rare - humidity levels during the growing period are ideal. The region sees an average rainfall of 1190mm per year. Temperatures in Winters from 6’C. Summers 23’ – 36C.’
This is serious Wine country, globally recognised as a true home of fine Wine…from one of the most isolated Wine regions in the world. In just fifty years, since 1967, the region and its dedicated Winemakers have built an International reputation in producing award winning Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. Situated on a pristine yet rugged coast, along a 100km strip from spectacular Cape Naturaliste south to Cape Leeuwin, the maritime – influenced ‘terroir’ of the region and local wineries, produce almost 25% of Australia’s premium Wine!