Happs

Western Australia | Margaret River

Our Review

One-time schoolteacher, potter and winemaker Erl Happ is the patriarch of a 3-generation family. More than anything, Erl has been a creator and experimenter: building the self-designed winery from mudbrick, concrete form and timber; and making the first crusher. In '94 he planted a new 30ha vineyard at Karridale to no less than 28 varieties, including some of the earliest plantings of tempranillo in Australia. The Three Hills label is made from varieties grown at this vineyard. Erl passed on his love of pottery to his son Myles, and Happs Pottery now has 4 potters, including Myles. Exports to the US, Denmark, the Netherlands, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Japan. -JAMES HALLIDAY

About

Established in 1978, Happs wines are crafted by adventurous innovators who constantly challenge the status quo to bring you the best tasting, engaging, quality wines. It believes that wine should be accessible and enjoyed by everyone. It wants to show that wine can be fun, easy to choose and understand. It imagines everyone enjoying ‘a moment’ through its wines from fun with friends, birthday celebrations, your first sip at the cellar door and family gatherings. Its portfolio boasts more than 39 different wines, which have wide appeal.

Specialities

Alternative Grenache, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Merlot, Sauvignon blanc, Semillon, Verdelho, Pinot Noir, Nebbiolo, Sangiovese, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Muscat.

Cellar Door

Information

Happs was the first winery in the region to introduce an outdoor, self-serve wine-tasting experience where you get to try a wine from its vast selection of 39 wines at a free wine tasting in a stunning, relaxing, family-friendly setting.

The cellar door also hosts an extensive pottery and gallery area, showcasing local artists, jewellers and potters. It also host artists in residence at varying times during the year so you can watch them in action and attend creative workshops.

The only days it is closed is on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Good Friday and from 10am-12pm on Anzac Day.The only days we are closed are Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Good Friday and from 10am-12pm on Anzac Day.

Hours

Open 10am - 5pm Daily

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Food

Information

Happs Hampers is a build-your-own-picnic offering, allowing customers to select from gourmet local products to enjoy with a glass or bottle of wine or take home with them. Cheeses, charcuterie, olives, dips, spreads, crackers and more.

Cuisine

Local cheeses, cold meats, olives, dips, chocolate and more

Hours

7 days 11am - 4pm

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Stockist Information

Distribution Information

Happs & Three Hills wines are distributed by
WA (north of Mandurah) Sue Croft at Distinctive Vintners: sue.croft@distinctivewines.com.au
Southwest WA by Sue Higgins: higgins5@bigpond.com
NSW: Sajib Bose at Estate Wines: sajib@estatewines.com
QLD: Mark Ellis at The Grape Connection: mark@thegrapeconnection.com
VIC: Gary Hyams at Bev Plus: gary@bevplus.com.au

International Sales Information

Export to: Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan, China, USA, Philippines, Singapore, Canada.

Stockist

Independent Liquor Retailers, Coles and Woolworths, Liquor Barons, Cellarbrations

Details

Rating
Winemaker Erl Happ, Mark Warren
Established 1978
Dozens 15 000
Vineyards (area) 35.2 ha
Viticulturist N/A
Opening Hours 7 days 10-5
Address 575 Commonage Road, Dunsborough, WA 6281
Telephone (08) 9755 3300
Website www.happs.com.au