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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. 

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 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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Upcoming events

Cullen Wines Sundowners

16 January 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 16 January 2021 @ 7:00 pm

A celebration of the new year with Cullen Wines. Join in the festivities with sundowner events throughout January. Experience the sunset from the iconic Cullen verandah with great wine, food and live music. Held every Friday & Saturday from 2nd January until 22 January 2021......

Cullen Wines Sundowners

22 January 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 22 January 2021 @ 7:00 pm

A celebration of the new year with Cullen Wines. Join in the festivities with sundowner events throughout January. Experience the sunset from the iconic Cullen verandah with great wine, food and live music. Held every Friday & Saturday from 2nd January until 22 January 2021......

50 Years Celebration Sundowner @ Cullen Wines

23 January 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 23 January 2021 @ 7:00 pm

Cullen Wines celebrates 50 years in 2021. Join in the festivities to commemorate this special occasion. Celebration Sundowner, Saturday 23 January from 4pm – 7pm. Wine and canapes, live music with Cassandra Charlick and taste Cullen’s history with wine from the Cullen Museum. Bookings essential,......

Google Reviews

28
Sep
2020
Our favourite winery in the South West Region! Customer service is always great, staff are always polite, thoughtful and courteous. The grounds of the winery is lovely and charming. The food served at the restaurant is top notch! A big plus is that it’s dog friendly! The wines are really good and organic too. We always make sure to come here when in Margaret River. The HoneymoonLusters
13
Sep
2020
We had a lovely lunch here sitting outside. It is the most beautiful view, service was nice and the food was delicious. My partner had the waygu beef and I wish I had picked the same because it was amazing. Unfortunately my fish was overcooked and I didn’t enjoy it. If I was to nitpick I would also say the sorbet for dessert was a little icy. All in all we both enjoyed our meals and wines. Lena hakuna matata
30
Dec
2020
If I hadn’t already had 2 tasting menus with pairing I might of reviewed higher The wine pairing was ok but missed some sophistication with the food being sub par flavours worked but the main proteins were over cooked and not of high quality However the main attraction was the Kevin John and Diana Madeline 2018 - really really nice wine for Margaret River S C
20
Aug
2020
I thoroughly enjoyed the wine tasting . The staff member was very attentive, friendly and knowledgeable . I had booked via email for lunch after the tasting for my birthday but unfortunately that person hadn't actually put it in the system so it was a little bit awkward. The man at the counter was very apologetic and pleasant and found space for us. The food was nice but parts of it were quite bland bland if I am honest and needed more flavour. I would go back for their delicious Chardonnay any day! natalie crabbe
17
Oct
2020
$15 tastings plus another $10 to try the two premium wines. Refundable if you buy wine. Amazing beautiful gardens and property. Excellent restaurant. Peaceful place to have lunch and usually not too busy as it’s very expensive, weeding out the jobkeeper funded holiday bogans plaguing Margaret River at the current time. Scott
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