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Try botrytis for a sweet finish

May 24, 2021

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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Where to Eat in Margaret River

April 16, 2021

Where to eat in Margaret River

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What happened to Margaret River wine tours in 2020?

January 7, 2021

Here we are in the first week of 2021 and the team at Margaret River Tours has been operating in what is nothing less than a changed wine tasting landscape, thanks to the pandemic mayhem of 2020. We would like to say we have been up and running for a few months, but we think…

Why do winemakers use oak?

September 19, 2020

Why do winemakers use oak? An oaked wine (otherwise known as wooded wine) can be an acquired taste for some, but many people really enjoy the flavours imparted by an oak barrel from the outset. Oak barrel fermentation adds a range of flavours to wine including vanilla, cloves, butter, popcorn, toast, spice and char. Oak…

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Halliday’s 2019 reviews of our partners

November 22, 2018

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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Top choice in Margaret River

April 14, 2018

Click here to read the latest review by Destinationless Travel

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Rosé style in focus

February 7, 2018

With an upcoming Rosé festival being held at Rustico later this month, we thought it would be good to talk a bit about Rosé. What is it and how is it made? Rosé is not a variety of wine, but rather a style of wine. It is produced from red grape varieties and is usually…

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Lessilu Van Life reviews Margaret River Tours

January 14, 2018

Click on the story title to watch the video. Last year we were lucky enough to have social media influencer Lessilu join our tour. As she says, the Margaret River region is renowned for its wine and it’s not wise to drink and drive, so the obvious answer is to join a wine tour. Lessilu’s…

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Wine Ratings

January 13, 2018

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

January 4, 2018

  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…