Margaret River Wine 50 Years

Join us in celebrating the first 50 years of commercial wine making in the modern era of Margaret River!

Save the date for these fantastic celebratory events.

Cape Mentelle Barrel Hall

Anniversary Wine Label Art Exhibition
15th October – 28th October. Open daily 10am – 5pm
Cape Mentelle Winery Barrel Hall, 331 Wallcliffe Road, Margaret River

The marriage of fine art and fine wine has long been celebrated and in collaboration with the Margaret River Wine Association, Margaret River region’s finest artists have put together an outstanding exhibition of artworks to commemorate Margaret River Wine – 50 Years in the Making. Sixteen established and award winning artists have been busy creating original artworks of which one artwork will be chosen at the exhibition opening for the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon 50th Anniversary Wine label.

These collectable artworks are available for sale at the Anniversary Wine Label Art Exhibition over the 2 week period. The exception is the winning artwork by Mary-Lynne Stratton, which will be auctioned at the Margaret River Grand Wine Auction & Dinner (held Saturday 18th November at Eight Willows Retreat) together with the 50th Anniversary Cabernet Sauvignon featuring the artwork on the label.

Vasse Felix Margaret RiverMargaret River Fifty Years in the Making Tasting & Lunch
Thursday 16th November, 9.30am – 4pm
Vasse Felix Art Gallery & Restaurant
$600 per person | Email

Masterclass styled tastings set in the iconic surroundings of the region’s founding winery, carefully curated to tell the unique story of the region and the key varietals. Wines spanning the five decades of wine production, covering both established pioneers and up and coming brands. The most comprehensive review of Margaret River Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon to date.


Margaret River 50th Anniversary DinnerMargaret River Grand Cabernet Auction & Dinner
Saturday 18th November,6.30pm

Eight Willows Retreat, 266 Metricup Road Wilyabrup
$250 per person | Tickets here

The Margaret River Grand Cabernet Auction and Dinner is a celebration of 50 years of regional collaboration.

Five lots of a 2017 Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon Anniversary wine will be auctioned En Primeur during a Grand Dinner comprising of a 5-course degustation.

The five-course Grand Dinner menu highlights regional ingredients and will be crafted by top local chefs including Tony Howell, Dany Angove, Aaron Carr, Evan Hayter and Blair Allen. Ten Gold Medal winning wines from the Langton’s Margaret River Wine Show will be matched to the menu.

The 2017 Margaret River Anniversary Wine will be blended from the best parcels of the participating wineries before being aged in barrel.  When bottled in 18-months the wine be packaged with a label prepared by leading Margaret River artist, Mary-Lynne Stratton.

Participating wineries are Vasse Felix | Juniper Estate | Cape Mentelle | Hay Shed Hill | Leeuwin Estate | Voyager Estate | Lenton Brae Wines | Brookland Valley | Deep Woods Estate | Devils Lair | Heydon Estate | Xanadu Wines | Flametree Wines | Redgate Wines | Happs Wines | Rosily Vineyard | Stormflower Vineyard | Fraser Gallop Estate | Amelia Park Wines | Evans & Tate | McHenry Hohnen | Snake + Herring | Thompson Estate | Oates Ends | Ringbolt | Howard Park Wines | Watershed Premium Wines | Cloudburst | Credaro Wines | Miles from Nowhere | Victory Point | Calneggia Family Vineyards | Swings & Roundabouts


Margaret River 50th Anniversary Community Fair50th Anniversary Community Wine Fair
Sunday 10th December 2017, 11am – 6pm
Pioneer Park, Cowarramup

The Community Wine Fair will be a fun event celebrating and showcasing Margaret River Wine. A thank you from the wine industry to the local community the event will consist of stalls from a large selection of wine producers, a range of food trucks & pop-up food producers as well as live music and entertainment. Informal and fun masterclasses will also to be held on the day.

Stalls will include After Hours Wine, Aravina Estate, Arimia, Arthur Wines, Beneath The Kite, Brash Vineyard, Brookland Valley, Capel Vale Wines, Clairault | Streicker, Clown Fish & Cowaramup Wines, Deep Woods Estate, Devils Lair, Dormilona, Flametree Wines, Flying Fish Cove, Fraser Gallop Estate, Howard Park Wines, KarriBindi, Lenton Brae Winery, Morlet of Margaret River, Moss Wood, Oates Ends, Robert Oatley Vineyards, Saracen Estates, Stella Bella Wines, the alchemists, Thompson Estate, Vasse Felix, Voyager Estate, Willespie, Windows Estate, Woodlands Wines, Woody Nook Wines, Xanadu Wines and Yallingup Cheese and Goon Tycoons…and plenty more!

To find out more about these events and when tickets will be on sale sign-up using the Do you Love Margaret River Wine? form below.