When wineries are oddly resistant to trading seven days a week, their ambivalence can be somewhat seductive. This is your guide to accessing the inaccessible and gaining entry to three of the region’s more private and intimate cellar door experiences.
Moss Wood are one of Margaret River’s greatest wineries. They are considered one of the ‘founding four’ wineries in the region and Moss Wood Cabernet has been recognised over decades as one of Australia’s greatest. Their Chardonnay, Ribbon Vale Merlot and Cabernet and Elsa Sauvignon Blanc are also benchmarks. Value hunters look out for Moss Wood Semillon and Amy’s Cabernet blend.
But as Hugh Mugford, Assistant Winemaker tells me “At Moss Wood our visits are the privilege of our members and are by appointment only. Anyone can become a Moss Wood member by visiting our website and there is no charge to join.”
“Our visits are guided by knowledgeable and experienced personnel through the winery and you will be introduced to our history, philosophy, vineyards and wines,” Hugh says.
“You will taste wine from barrel and tank and visit the museum where you will view back vintages of Moss Wood wines.
Contact Moss Wood for appointments. An $80 per group visit fee is redeemable on any purchase made at the conclusion of the visit.