Rise & Shine
Here are 9 wineries where you can sleep over, and wake amongst the vines producing your favourite drop.
Sleeping over at your favourite winery is one of the best ways to experience the Margaret River Region. The peace and tranquillity is second to none, plus with many of these options there’s no need to worry about organising transport after a long lunch or tasting at the cellar door – simply meander over to your abode and settle in for the evening, preferably with a bottle of something made from the fruit surrounding you.
Here are nine amazing wineries that offer that seriously special experience of waking up surrounded by vines.
‘The Lodge’ is an airy, light filled sanctuary set on one of the oldest vineyards in the Margaret River Region. The home itself is stylishly appointed, with beds for up to 10 people, and all the comforts you’d expect from a luxury stay. An incredible expanse of vines makes up the ‘backyard’, which can be appreciated from one of the many large windows overlooking the estate. At sunset, take in the picturesque vineyard with a drop of premium Fermoy wine.
This beautifully rustic homestead was constructed in 1976, by the vineyard’s founders, Diana and Kevin Cullen. The Homestead is made up of a main house and a studio, and was built using local timber and granite rock. All around the Homestead is natural bushland and vineyards, not to mention a tennis court for a leisurely swing. When you’re done, head across the road to Cullen Wines for a magnificent lunch, laden with organic and biodynamic produce.
Bettenay’s is a boutique winery, with 25 acres of vines stretched across the estate. They’re famous for their French-style nougat and liqueurs, which are created on-site and absolutely delicious. Families and groups can stay in either of Bettenay’s charming chalets, one with views of the lake, and the other set amidst the olive grove. Then there’s the adult’s only Lakeside Spa Apartment for a romantic weekend away. Guests can also enjoy a wonderful gourmet picnic by the lake, starring the tasty produce Bettenay’s is renowned for.
Tucked away on 15 hectares of organic farmland, both bungalows are set in the peace and privacy of stunning natural bushland. Bungalows are solar passive, and crafted with recycled timber, stone and rammed earth. Each special spot has a luxuriously large bath and a cosy wood fire. Plus, a private verandah, perfect for sampling their renowned Zinfandel. Guests can also book a farm tour to discover more about how biodynamic wine is created.
These eco-luxury pods meld modern industrial design with self-sustainable philosophy. Each pod has been carefully developed for a minimal carbon footprint, while embracing materials that blend seamlessly with the natural landscape they call home. They’re bold, luxurious and each pod delivers sweeping vineyard views – the perfect sustainable getaway for eco-loving travellers. Plus, iconic Smith’s Beach is a stone’s throw away.
Rivendell’s holiday villas really are something to behold. Each of the nine luxury residences offers its own magnificent view of the countryside – whether it’s the serene lake and natural bushland, or rolling vines. There’s a tennis court and gorgeous cottage gardens, as well as the vineyard’s legendary cellar door. Guests can also purchase delicious coffee, beer and gourmet picnic fare.
This boutique hotel is the perfect spot for your next romantic getaway. Set on 40 acres of breathtaking parkland and vines, guests can choose between glistening lake views or gorgeous country gardens. Each room is light, airy and modern, with high ceilings and stylish furnishings that feel luxurious and charming all at once. There’s also an epic five-bedroom residence, overlooking the lake, which can be booked for families or large groups.
Nestled in a jarrah forest about halfway between Busselton and Margaret River are three charming timber chalets. Each chalet is perfectly private and completely self-contained. The vineyard itself is in full swing, supplying grapes to Haywood Wine Company and Devil’s Lair. Guests can enjoy their own two-person spa and barbeque, and are treated to a complementary bottle of wine when they arrive.
Chris Davies began farming the land at Windows Estate when he was just 19 years old. Today, guests clamour to stay at his ‘Petit Eco Cabin’, tucked away in native bushland overlooking his certified organic vineyard and farm. The cabin itself was built with timber milled by Davies’ father, and embraces all facets of sustainable design. It’s peaceful and private, with a beautiful vintage outdoor bath and bespoke furnishings.
Looking for more accommodation inspiration?
Fermoy EstateMonday - Sunday: 11:00 AM until 5:00 PMGreat For: Child Friendly,Disabled Access,Dog Friendly,Picnic Spot
838 Metricup Rd, Wilyabrup WA 6280
Cullen Wines HomesteadMonday - Sunday: 10:00 AM until 4:30 PMGreat For: Dog Friendly
4323 Caves Rd, Wilyabrup WA 6280
Burnside Organic FarmBy appointmnetGreat For: Child Friendly,Nature & Wildlife Spotting
287 Burnside Rd, Margaret River WA 6285
Bettenays Lakeside Spa Apartment & Vineyard VillasMonday - Sunday: 9:30 AM until 5:00 PMGreat For: Fireplace
248 Tom Cullity Dr, Cowaramup WA 6284
Rivendell Winery EstateOpen Friday to Sunday 11am - 5pmGreat For: Cellar Sales,Child Friendly,Dog Friendly,Seated Tastings
1172 Wildwood Rd, Yallingup WA 6282
4.8 From $365
Barn HivesOpen 24 HoursGreat For: Fireplace,Nature & Wildlife Spotting,WiFi
12 Canal Rocks Rd, Yallingup WA 6282
4.8 From $1375
Cape LodgeGreat For: WiFi
3341 Caves Rd, Yallingup WA 6282
Island Brook Estate & ChaletsMonday - Sunday: 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM
7388 Bussell Hwy, Yelverton WA 6280
Windows Estate10am to 5pm daily. Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.Great For: Cellar Sales,Child Friendly,Dog Friendly,Fireplace,Grazing Platters & Hampers,Indoor Play Area,Outdoor Playground,Picnic Spot,Seated Tastings
4 Quininup Rd, Yallingup WA 6282