Cape Mentelle

Western Australia | Margaret River

Our Review

Part of the LVMH (Louis Vuitton Möet Hennessy) group. Cape Mentelle is firing on all cylinders, with the winemaking team fully capitalising on the extensive and largely mature vineyards, which obviate the need for contract-grown fruit. It is hard to say which of the wines is best; the ranking, such as it is, varies from year to year. That said, Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, Chardonnay, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon lead the portfolio. Exports to all major markets.

About

Cape Mentelle’s success was the result of a family’s labour of love and one man’s unfaltering belief that Australian wines belonged amongst the greatest of the world. Thanks to their determination and the award of prestigious wine trophies in the Estate’s early years, Cape Mentelle and its founder, David Hohnen, contributed significantly to putting Margaret River on the global map and establishing the region’s reputation in fine winemaking. Driven by a strong ethos of exploration, the team continues to strive to uncover new expressions of the terroir through clonal exploration and bespoke techniques.

Specialities

Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Shiraz and Sauvignon Blanc Semillon lead the portfolio

Cellar Door

Information

Venture behind the scenes on a guided tour to discover the explorative winemaking philosophy of Cape Mentelle, one of Margaret River's pioneering wine producers. While learning about the terroir of this world-class wine region, visitors can stand in the iconic 1970-planted Wallcliffe vineyard, one of the region's first commercial plantings. Guests can taste wines straight from the tank before enjoying a private tasting hosted in the barrel cellar, featuring six wines matched to a selection of delicious local produce. A guided interactive and educational experience that takes one through a flight of white and red wines both from an in depth tasting perspective and food pairing discovery.

Hours

Open 7 days 10am - 5pm.

Details are correct at time of writing

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Details

Cape Mentelle logo
Rating
Winemaker Coralie Lewis, Ben Cane
Established 1970
Dozens 80 000
Vineyards (area) 145 ha
Viticulturist N/A
Opening Hours 7 days 10-5
Address 331 Wallcliffe Road, Margaret River, WA 6285
Telephone (08) 9757 0888
Website www.capementelle.com.au