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Cullen Wines & Restaurant

Monday - Sunday: 10:00 AM until 4:30 PM
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
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  • Child Friendly
    Child Friendly
  • Dine In
    Dine In
  • Disabled Access
    Disabled Access
  • Dog Friendly
    Dog Friendly
  • 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. 

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. 

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. 

In 2019, Vanya was named the ‘Australian Women in Wine’ Winemaker of the Year, and was also awarded the ACO (Australian Certified Organics) Chairman’s Award for her contribution towards organics in Australia. The 2020 Halliday Wine Companion named the iconic 2017 Diana Madeline best wine in the Cabernet and Family category, and Vanya was named as the 2020 Halliday’s Wine Companion Winemaker of the Year. In the real review’s top wineries list for 2020, Huon Hooke named Cullen as number 1 winery to visit in Australia.

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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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
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  • Farm-to-table lunch at Cullen Wine

Upcoming events

Cullen Wines - 2021 Cullen Award For Excellence Dinner

5 June 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 5 June 2021 @ 10:30 pm

Vanya Cullen, the Cullen Family and the Team at Cullen Wines extend a warm welcome to join us for a celebratory dinner on Saturday 5th June where we’ll announce the winner of the 4th annual Cullen Awards for Excellence. This award honours the contribution made......

Google Reviews

We stopped by Cullen during a recent trip to Margaret River region. We were staying at Cape Lodge and decided to visit some local wineries. One of the real highlights was Cullen’s. We were greeted by and attended to by Marco. He provided one of the best wine tasting experiences yet. Very knowledgable about the wines and the winery and its history. The wines we tasted were very good. Marco suggested we consider the premium tasting package, which we did, and were not disappointed. Ended up purchasing some bottles and the cost of the tasting was deducted. I highly recommended a stop by Cullen if you are in the area, and ask for Marco. Terry Stinson
Super lovely lunch. Thanks. Wines are truely lovely and really well matched to the delicious food. Don’t know why you would give this place 1 stars like some, that seems ridiculous. Fred Smith
Beautiful lunch and wines shared with friends in a beautiful setting. A tried and tested treasure in our South West. Tracey Roberts
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