Leeuwin Estate

The Margaret River region was first and foremost known for cattle grazing and Leeuwin Estate like many of the wineries in the district was once a cattle farm. It was the famous American wine maker Robert Mondavi who visited the region and wanted to buy the land and turn it into a vineyard. The owners not wanting to start all over again instead worked together with Mondavi as chief wine consultant. Leeuwin now is famous for attracting great artists for their concert series and producing world class wines.
The Art series Chardonnay is regarded as not only one of Australia’s best but also one of the best Chardonnay’s in the world by the international wine community. And guess what? We got to dink it. Leeuwin is also one of the few wineries to produce a Riesling as Margaret River is usually to warm, but there is a small pocket on the property that stays cool enough to produce an elegant wine.
The cellar door has a good range of wines to try with expert knowledge from staff. An art gallery sits underneath the tasting room and a restaurant lays adjacent which overlooks the natural amphitheater where the famous concerts are held.
While the rest of the group finished the tasting we had a quick squiz at the menu that just read beautifully. We booked immediately for lunch the next day and were not disappointed. The restaurant service was spot on and the food was excellent with the starter of Shark Bay crab souffle was to die for. For mains we tried grilled split Blue Ridge Marron with chilli jam, kaffir lime butter because Marron, (a type of freshwater crayfish but smaller than its saltwater counterpart) is something we do not get in the eastern states.

Open hours

Day of Week Cellar Door Restaurant
Monday 10am – 4.30pm 10am – 4.30pm
Tuesday 10am – 4.30pm 10am – 4.30pm
Wednesday 10am – 4.30pm 10am – 4.30pm
Thursday 10am – 4.30pm 10am – 4.30pm
Friday 10am – 4.30pm 10am – 4.30pm
Saturday 10am – 4.30pm 10am – 4.30pm
Sunday 10am – 4.30pm 10am – 4.30pm

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Leeuwin Estate

Stevens Rd, Margaret River WA

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