If you’re reading this, collecting inspiration for your next trip, you’ve likely already enjoyed the fine wine, hospitality and art collections of the region’s best known wineries. Vasse Felix, Cullen Wine, Voyager Estate et al offer incredible experiences, but curious wine lovers are rewarded for taking the quiet back roads, searching for the secret cellar doors of the Margaret River Region.
Naturally, wine tastings changed as the region re-opened following COVID-19 closures; it’s a good idea to book ahead, especially if you’re visiting as a group, and expect to pay a small fee which is usually refundable against a bottle purchase. Some wineries had such positive feedback about seated tastings, paired with cheese platters, that they’ve continued offering it. Add a cheese and charcuterie platter to a seated wine tasting, and it feels a lot like a degustation.
Here are thirteen splendid secret cellar doors, and there’s plenty more to find for yourself. If you love these recommendations, ask them for their favourites, and pick up a map from the Busselton, Dunsborough or Margaret River visitor centres.