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Hamelin Bay Wines

Monday to Sunday 10.30am to 4.45pm
McDonald Rd, Karridale WA 6288
Turn into McDonald Road from Brockman Hwy and travel to end of the road.
  • Free Tastings
  • Licensed
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor seating (beer garden, alfresco)
  • Lunch
  • Cellar Sales
    Cellar Sales
    Brewery & Winery that offers Cellar Sales.
  • Dine In
    Dine In
  • Disabled Access
    Disabled Access
  • Dog Friendly
    Dog Friendly
  • Open for Business
    Open for Business
  • Seated Tastings
    Seated Tastings

Hamelin Bay Wines' cellar door and restaurant sits on a peaceful valley slope overlooking the vines, an idyllic lake and rolling hills surrounded by Marri forest. The award-winning wines reflect the essence of the sublime natural environment and the unique microclimate of the southern Margaret River wine-growing region.

Hamelin Bay Wines in the Margaret River wine region was established by the Drake-Brockman family in 1992.  The family-run vineyard near Karridale is now also home to a cellar door and restaurant.

Margaret River’s world-class wine region is located in the South West of Western Australia.  Surrounded by ocean, the area is blessed with a maritime climate; wet winters and mild, dry summers.  Fine wines, abundant local gourmet food, pristine beaches and majestic forests combine to make the region a favourite tourist destination. 

Ancestral ties with the area date back to the first European settlement.  Owner Richard Drake-Brockman is the great-grandson of Grace Bussell, whose family first settled in the Margaret River region in 1830.  Grace is famous for her courage as a 16 year old when in 1876, with Aboriginal stockman Sam Isaacs, she rescued the survivors of the ‘Georgette’ shipwreck at Redgate Beach.  Richard's great-grandfather Frederick Brockman, known for his exploration of the Kimberley, read about Grace’s feat in the newspaper and was so impressed he rode 300km on horseback to meet her!  This romantic tale ended happily when they married in 1882.  In a stroke of serendipity, Hamelin Bay's vineyard and winery are fittingly located at the intersection of the Brockman and Bussell Highways, which were named in honour of these two pioneering families. 

Dr John Gladstones, Margaret River’s founding father and Australia's leading viticultural research scientist, was approached by Richard to seek his opinion, prior to him acquiring the property.  Dr Gladstones said Karridale showed great potential given its cooler location and the availability of well-drained gravel soils.  He said he now preferred the southerly areas of Margaret River to the northerly Wilyabrup region having realised that the nearby Southern and Indian Oceans give the southern subregions such as Karridale a moderate maritime climate year-round.  As awareness of rising climatic temperatures grows, there is increasing recognition of the cooler southern Karridale sub-region of Margaret River. 

Hamelin Bay Wines unique Five Ashes vineyard is one of Margaret River’s most picturesque vineyards.  The moderate maritime climate and a north-facing ridge of prime gravelly loam soils are ideal for premium quality grape growing.  The exceptional wine produced reflects these superb natural attributes of the 26-hectare vineyard.  The Whites are positioned on a cool Easterly slope with soils varying from prized Forest Grove gravels to Karri loams, whilst the Reds are situated on a warmer North-facing slope beneath the cellar door on deep, dark gravel loams.  The Whites exude freshness and elegance, and the Reds have restrained power and depth, both with distinctive and intense characters specific to each particular variety, block and site.  From the very first vintage, Hamelin Bay Wines has won awards thanks to the outstanding terroir influenced by perfect gravel soils, select aspects, and cool moderate maritime microclimate.

Google Reviews

27
Feb
2020
Delicious wines, very generous tastings and a nice big platter to share. Watched the storm roll through over the beautiful scenery. The cellar door staff was friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable. Sheep in the background was gorgeous. Oh and we got to see a dog. Winning. Melissa Oxford
01
Dec
2019
Beautiful location on a small hill overlooking a small lake then the vineyard... They have really great, really fresh wines. It’s a bit hidden but def. worth the drive from the main road. The food was ok but couldn’t match the wines. The staff was super friendly... if anything is missing, it‘d be a little something for kids on the outside. Lorenz Fendes
31
Dec
2019
The setting, FABULOUS, The wines, very enjoyable, The food, Pulled Pork, Squid, Kids Fish & Chips, Chicken tenderloins. The salads (dressing soooo tasty),. Everything was just "spot on". Then there was the staff. Friendly, attentive, knowledgeable. Excellent. By far the best dining experience we have enjoyed, for such a long time. Thank you. The food was just do tasty and we'll and freshly cooked. Robert Hunter
04
Feb
2020
Outstanding service from the fabulously friendly Finn who was so knowledgeable & helpful. we loved our wine tasting experience with Finn so much we stayed for lunch. scrumptious salt & pepper squid was melt in your mouth, spicy chorizo & grilled haloumi with chipotle sauce so delicious! cannot recommend highly enough...fantastic service, stunning view, mouthwatering menu & dog friendly!! thanks for having us! CK B
01
Jan
2019
Fabulous wine that compliments the fine food. Highly recommend the Reserve Chardonnay with the calamari & Shitake mushroom tempura 🥂 This is the place to visit for a refreshing drop of vino & delicious food to go with the views🌴 Rick COOMBS
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