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Cullen Wines & Restaurant

Monday - Sunday: 10:00am until 4:30pm
4323 Caves Rd, Wilyabrup WA 6280
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor seating (beer garden, alfresco)
  • Paid Tastings
  • Restaurant
  • Seated Tastings
  • Table service
  • Cellar Sales
    Cellar Sales
    Brewery & Winery that offers Cellar Sales.
  • Child Friendly
    Child Friendly
  • Dine In
    Dine In
  • Disabled Access
    Disabled Access
  • Dog Friendly
    Dog Friendly
  • Open for Business
    Open for Business
  • Seated Tastings
    Seated Tastings
  • Vegan Wines
    Vegan Wines

Quality, Integrity, Sustainability.

Grown in the ancient soils of Wilyabrup, Cullen wine comes from the heart of the land rather than the mind of the winemaker. The only biodynamic and carbon positive winery and restaurant in the region. You are welcomed to taste their wines at the Biodynamic Carbon Positive Wine Room.

A Brief History
Winemaking began on the Cullen property in Margaret River more than 40 years ago. Studies in the early 1960s showed that Margaret River had some very special qualities. The climate was particularly suited to growing Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. On the advice of eminent agronomist Dr John Gladstones, Dr Kevin and Diana Cullen planted a trial acre of vines at Wilyabrup in 1966. The encouraging results of this led to the planting of 18 acres of vines on their sheep and cattle farm in 1971. 

Winemaking 
While Kevin Cullen supervised vineyard and winery activities, Diana Cullen was the sole winemaker until 1986, when she was joined by daughter Vanya, who assumed prime responsibility in 1989. In 2000, Vanya became the first woman and first West Australian to be awarded the Qantas Australian Winemaker of the Year. Vanya has also been awarded the UK Drinks Magazine "Woman of the Year" 2008 and "Green Personality of the Year" 2011 for her efforts in sustainability. 

Biodynamics 
Since the Estate was planted, chemical intervention was minimal and the family's concern for the environment paramount. In 1998 the change to total organic viticulture was made. Diana and Vanya went intuitively towards healing the soil by putting back what had been taken out. As a result, the Cullen Vineyard gained A Grade Organic Certification in 2003, followed by A Grade Biodynamic Certification in 2004 (Vineyard) and 2008 (Winery) by the Biological Farmers Association of Australia. 

Awards 
In 2005, the iconic Diana Madeline Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot was elevated to the top Langton's classification category of "Exceptional", and in 2010 The Decanter World Wine Awards presented Cullen Wines the top prize for it's 2007 Kevin John Chardonnay. The most recent of accolades are for the 2016 Diana Madeline, with a score of 18 points from Jancis Robinson and 2016 Kevin John with 97 points from Huon Hooke and Ray Jordan. 

Cullen Dining 
The Cullen Restaurant overlooks the historic vineyard. The building's unique construction from granite and timber blends harmoniously with the surroundings and provides a relaxing place to enjoy a glass of wine, lunch or a coffee. In keeping with the organic/biodynamic philosophy in the vineyard, all food in the restaurant is prepared using fresh, biodynamic and organic produce and is sourced from the Estate's own garden and select local producers. 

Cullen Homestead 
Cullen Wines extend to you an invitation to stay in their Homestead. In all, it contains six bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large living area with a large stone fireplace. Visitors have the opportunity of wandering over to the Cullen Winery for a tasting or lunch. The Homestead also has the advantage of being located in the heart of the wine-growing subregion of Wilyabrup, only 15 minutes by road from the beach at Gracetown, Cowaramup Bay, the township of Cowaramup and is only 20 minutes from Margaret River town.

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Itinerary Inclusions

From Melbourne to Margaret River: 4 Day Getaway

  • 3 nights accommodation for two adults
  • Guided tour of Cape Naturaliste and Ngilgi Cave with Wadandi Cultural Custodian Josh Whiteland from Cape Cultural Tours
  • Lunch and behind the scenes tour at one of the region’s founding estates, Leeuwin or Voyager
  • Half or Full-Day Nature Tour with an operator of your choice
  • Farm-to-table lunch at Cullen Wine

Google Reviews

29
Mar
2019
Always enjoyed the wines and place. Had lunch too. Excellent wines.. enjoyed the Mosh SB. Had the Octopus starter changed as the soy sauce a little too over powering but superb later w bread. The lamb and fish was super. Latter moist and delicious.. 👏👏👏 YC Boey
01
Jun
2020
Set menu lunch was delicious and the wines are 👌 Matthew Mason
13
Jun
2020
Excellent set menu - the Wagyu beef in particular was delicious. Great wines and wonderful service. Sandra J
13
Jun
2020
George at cellar door is terrific. The growing and wine making speak for themselves. Fox Fotos
01
Mar
2020
The food here was yummy but a bit difficult if you have dietary restrictions. My partner and I are veggo and the options we had we’re not much cheaper than the meat options, definitely not as filling either. Tastey food but not as tastey as you’d expect for that price point. I was a bit underwhelmed. The wines were exxy too, but pretty good. My partner and I felt a bit judged by some of the wait staff - not sure if we were under dressed or if it was clear we on a budget and this changed their attitudes towards us? We were just not getting eye contact and when we asked questions about the menu, we got really vague unhelpful answers - very different to how we saw them treat other people there... Most of the other staff were great though. Beautiful location and ambience. You need a car to get here. Rebecca Bollen
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