The Margaret River Region has many great little wineries to check out. Here are three to try who do things a little differently.
Windows Estate routinely gain stratospheric wines scores from Halliday and Ray Jordan and also run an award-winning cellar door. But behind the accolades Windows Estate is a young family (Chris and Jo Davies) farming organically.
“Our lifestyle is very much based around leaving a small footprint,” Jo tells me. She feels organic winemaking flows through to the quality in the glass “one of the comments that we hear most is how clean and pure our wines are.”
Windows Estate wines are distinctive with lots of detail and complexity. Jo attributes their quality to Chris’s meticulous work in the vineyard. “There are no shortcuts,” she says.
Many of their wines sell out quickly. While their racy Chardonnays have gained a lot of attention the quality of the wines across Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin, Semillon and the classic Bordeaux red varietals is jaw droppingly impressive.
Singles and couples can get off the grid and stay at The Petit Eco Cabin. Made from the fallen trees on the family farm, the cabin captures views of the trees, vines and night skies.
Picnic baskets, Organic Farm & Vineyard Tours and Cheese & Wine Tastings are some of the options for visitors to Windows Estate.