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Watershed Wines has been set up by a syndicate of investors, with no expense spared in establishing the substantial vineyard and striking cellar door, with a 200-seat cafe and restaurant. Situated towards the southern end of the Margaret River region, its neighbours include Voyager Estate and Leeuwin Estate. The vineyard development occurred in three stages (2001, '04 and '06), the last in Jindong, well to the north of stages one and two. The first stage of the winery was completed prior to the '03 vintage, with a capacity of 400 tonnes, increased the following year to 900 tonnes, then another expansion in '05 to 1200 tonnes. March '08 saw the crush capacity reach 1600 tonnes; wine storage facilities have increased in lockstep with crush capacity, lifted by a further 170 000 kilolitres. Exports to Germany, Indonesia, Fiji, Thailand, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Hong Kong and China.
Author: James Halliday
Less than 5km south of Margaret River townsite, as you enter through our manicured gardens, you are greeted by our Cellar Door, offering tastings of our three distinctive ranges; Shades, Senses & Awakening. Our stylish restaurant & cafe, offers breath taking views over our vineyard and dam, from the expansive windows and beautifull appointed deck. Our fully air-conditioned restaurant and cafe capture the essence of Margaret River with fresh local produce, complimented by our award winning premium wines. Watershed offers something for everyone from Cafe family dining, featuring a children's playground in a fully enclosed courtyard or fine dining in our Gold Plate Winning Restaurant.
Watershed's multiple Gold Medal and Trophy winning Cabernet from the Awakening Range, is our flagship wine, along with the Awakening Chardonnay. Offering also a large range of varieties including, slightly oaked Sauvignon Blanc & Viognier, Zinfandel and Sangiovese, Rose and our ever so popular Shades Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, just to mention a few.
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Restaurant - Wed to Sun 10am - 3pm (7-days during peak periods)
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