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Ash’s Top 3 Margaret River Wineries – Cape Naturaliste Vineyard {WA}

By May 30, 2014 Foodie At Home, Perth

If you are ever in the Margaret River region and want to find somewhere with delicious wine, generous tastings and puppies – this is the place for you!

My first introduction to this winery was a bottle of 2006 Shiraz at the restaurant at the bunker Bay resort. We loved it so much we went there the very next day and bought a case. We have been some of their best customers ever since.

Cape Naturaliste is the first winery as you travel down Caves Road from Dunsborough down to Margaret River. On arrival you will usually be greeted by one or both of the extremely friendly and adorable dogs: Monty the Jack Russell or Max the rescue dog.

Cape Naturalist |Margaret River | The Macadames

The staff are always super friendly and helpful and as I mentioned above, extremely generous with their tastings.

Ashley Wright | Cape Naturalist |Margaret River | The Macadames

Enjoying the tasting experience! Like my make -up? I had my wedding trial that day!

This is another winery where I would be happy to walk away with any bottle they have to offer but I am always impressed with their yearly shiraz release.

Bar | Cape Naturalist |Margaret River | The Macadames

Some of the wine on offer for tasting

Cape Naturalise have three ranges on offer: the Cape Naturaliste collection (although this is their standard range they are all good wines), their Torpedo Rocks collection (which is a little more expensive than the standard), and their Reserve Collection (recommended for cellaring and special occasions).

We have some Torpedo Rocks and Reserve bottles cellaring at the moment (and cannot wait to open them).

While generally always buying more Shiraz each visit, we also stock up on their 2011 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc ($18) – but usually on special at the cellar door). The other stand out is their Monty’s Fine Old Muscat-Aged 8 Years ($35), which is a perfect after dinner drink with dessert.

Dog asleep | Cape Naturalist |Margaret River | The Macadames

Monty asleep- the Muscat is named after her.

Cape Naturalist Wine Tasting |Margaret River | The Macadames

The cellar door.

Cape Naturalist Vineyard |Margaret River | The Macadames

The stunning view over the Cape Naturaliste vineyard.

Cape Naturaliste, Flametree Vineyard and Windows Estate round out my list of top 3 wineries in Margaret River.

I’d love to hear your favourites?

Ash – The Macadames. xx

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  • Reply Eileen June 7, 2014 at 11:59 am

    Love the Shiraz from here. Will have to stock up in October.

    • Reply Anisa June 7, 2014 at 10:20 pm

      Mmmmmm I miss Shiraz! I must stock up in October too :)

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