Leeuwin Estate

Western Australia | Margaret River

James' Review

This outstanding winery and vineyard is owned by the Horgan family, founded by Denis and Tricia, who continue their involvement, with son Justin Horgan and daughter Simone Furlong joint chief executives. The Art Series Chardonnay is, in my opinion, Australia's finest example based on the wines of the last 30 vintages. The move to screwcap brought a large smile to the faces of those who understand just how superbly the wine ages. The large estate plantings, coupled with strategic purchases of grapes from other growers, provide the base for high quality Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz; the hugely successful, quick-selling Art Series Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc; and lower priced Prelude and Siblings wines. Exports to all major markets.

About

Family owned, Leeuwin Estate, one of the five founding wineries of the now famous Margaret River district of Western Australia, is under the direction of two generations who work with a team of highly skilled winemakers to consistently produce wines ranking alongside the world’s finest. In 1972, legendary Napa Valley winemaker, Robert Mondavi, identified the future site of the Leeuwin vineyard as being ideal for the production of premium wine and provided early mentorship to Denis and Tricia Horgan in the transformation of their cattle farm into Leeuwin Estate. Enjoying its first commercial vintage in 1979, Leeuwin was thrust into the international spotlight when Decanter Magazine gave its highest recommendation to the 1981 “Art Series” Chardonnay. The international accolades have continued and Leeuwin now exports to 30 markets. Celebrating the combination of fine wine, food, art and music, Leeuwin features an award winning restaurant, cellardoor and art gallery. The Estate is renowned for staging spectacular events and welcoming visitors from around the world.

Specialities

Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc

Cellar Door

Information

Leeuwin Estate offers behind the scenes experiences that provide visitors with valuable insight into the history of the Estate, the unique collection of contemporary artworks featured on the ‘Art Series’ labels & the philosophy behind our winemaking. Celebrating the art of fine wine & food, Leeuwin Estate also offers guests a selection of unique food & wine matching experiences.

Hours

Sun: 10:00am till 5:00pm
Mon: 10:00am till 5:00pm
Tue: 10:00am till 5:00pm
Wed: 10:00am till 5:00pm
Thu: 10:00am till 5:00pm
Fri: 10:00am till 5:00pm
Sat: 10:00am till 5:00pm

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details

Food

Information

The Leeuwin Restaurant maintains the food philosophy of combining exceptional seasonal West Australian produce, focusing on flavour, texture and aromas, with current and museum release Leeuwin Estate wines. With sweeping verandahs, the restaurant overlooks a meadow surrounded by a forest of majestic karri trees.

Hours

Sun: 10:00am till 5:00pm
Mon: 10:00am till 5:00pm
Tue: 10:00am till 5:00pm
Wed: 10:00am till 5:00pm
Thu: 10:00am till 5:00pm
Fri: 10:00am till 5:00pm
Sat: 10:00am till 5:00pm

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details

Stockist Information

Distribution Information

https://leeuwinestate.com.au/distributors/

International Sales Information

Leeuwin Estate exports to 30 international markets. For further information, please visit www.leeuwinestate.com.au/distributors/

Details

Rating
Winemaker Tim Lovett, Phil Hutchison
Established 1973
Dozens 50 000
Vineyards (area) 121 ha
Opening Hours 7 days 10-5
Address Stevens Road, Margaret River, WA 6285
Telephone (08) 9759 0000
Website www.leeuwinestate.com.au