Award winning wine tour in Margaret River

Best Wine Tour in Margaret River - Award winning tour

Margaret River Tours voted number one – Award Winning Wine Tour of Margaret River. The Tourism Council of Western Australia recently announced their exclusive selection of the Top 10 Margaret River Tours. Adam and the team at Margaret River Tours are proud to receive this prestigious award which has been bestowed on them. After more…

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Terroir – the soil and toil of Margaret River Wines

An example of an east facing sloped vineyard at the north end of the Dunsborough Fault Line in the Margaret River wine region

Terroir (pronounced Tare-Warh), and it’s influence on the flavour of wine is an easily misunderstood and somewhat mysterious word that refers to the uniquely identifiable tastes of a place. For example, wines made in the Margaret River wine region, particularly those made from a single variety, without blending, may display identifiable characteristics of the exact…

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The sweet finish with a strange beginning

Dessert wines are perfectly matched with cheese

In the Margaret River wine region, a popular style of wine that features botrytis is known as cane cut, named after the technique of cutting the fruiting canes and leaving them to hang while the sweetness and flavour of the berries concentrates. Cane cut wines can be made from many different varietals and is a labour of love for many winemakers. The resulting mini-sized bottles of joy are a delicious finale to special dinners or cheese platters and are likely to cellar very well. Securing a few of Margaret River’s ‘noble stickies’ is a great investment, either to drink now or save for a rainy day.

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Why do winemakers use oak?

An oaked (or wooded) wine may be an acquired taste, but is a highly prized flavour for many wine lovers. Oak barrel fermentation adds a range of flavours to wine including vanilla, cloves, butter, popcorn, toast, spice and char. Oak also provides complexity to a wine’s aroma and taste. The porous nature of oak allows…

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Halliday’s outstanding 2019 reviews of our partners

Vasse Felix visits are available for private charters

Margaret River Tours are very proud of our partnerships with some of the Margaret River Wine Region’s most popular wineries. The latest James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion 2019 has awarded many of our partners with glowing reviews for their top tier wines. The Halliday Wine Companion is widely regarded as the industry benchmark and his…

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Rosé style in focus

Rose is a pink drink for everyone

Rosé is not a variety of wine, but rather a style of wine. So what is a rosé style wine it and how is it made? Rosé is produced from red grape varieties and made in the same way as red wine, but with less grape skin contact. Rosé can be made in various ways,…

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Lessilu review of the top Margaret River wine tour

Small group tours are the perfect way to experience Margaret River's most awarded cellar doors

A few years ago we hosted social media influencer Lessilu on our tour. Lessilu’s review demonstrates what Margaret River Tours’ customers can expect when they join one of our fun and informative wine tours. A few things have changed, such as our itinerary here and there, like we now visit Temper Temper chocolatier in Cowaramup…

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Wine Ratings

World class wineries Margaret River wine tours

What does it mean when a cellar door salesperson says that the wine we are tasting is rated at 96 points? Over the years a number of systems have been tried and tested in an attempt to rate a wine in a way that will inform consumers about the quality of a wine. Ratings are…

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50 Years Young

history of Margaret River wine region

Farewell 2017 – the year we celebrated 50 years of commercial winemaking in Margaret River. As we await the ripening, picking and pressing of the 2018 vintage in the Margaret River Wine Region, I thought it might be of interest to reflect on the history of the region so far. In 2017 Vasse Felix celebrated…

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A ZigaZag Review For Margaret River Tours

Find out exactly what its like to join a Margaret River wine tour with Margaret River Tours by reading this blog post on ZigaZag written by Jo Castro. Learn about how it all began and what it means to Adam and the team to be sharing and promoting the region, offering their wealth of experience…

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Marrying wine with food, how to find the perfect match.

Marrying wine with food

Like most wine ‘rules’ the traditional wine and food pairings are only suggestions. Depending on your individual preferences, the weather and the time of day, you might experiment to find which wines you prefer to enjoy with which food. There is no reason to follow traditions, but If you’ve got an upcoming dinner party or…

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What’s the best time of year to taste Margaret River’s wine?

Wine Glasses Being Served From A Tray

Every season has its own special offering for anyone who wants to discover Margaret River’s premium and boutique wineries. Summer is the most popular time to visit Margaret River and there are plenty of reasons for that. With so many activities on offer and the whole region in full service mode, there is an abundance…

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My Margaret River Tour

A Big Day Out Day Of Discovery In Margaret River's Wine Region

Two friends and I went to Margaret River for a winter escape recently and after looking at our options for exploring the infamous local winery scene we decided to try a full day tour with Margaret River Tours. We were picked up from in front of our accommodation, by our guide, Kylie, exactly on time.…

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