MARGARET RIVER ON TOUR
Thursday, 22 August 2019
6 – 9.30pm
Grand Hyatt Singapore
Discover Asia Pacific’s top vacation destination at this year’s Margaret River On Tour showcase at Grand Hyatt Singapore on 22 August.
Voted ‘Best in Asia Pacific’ by Lonely Planet this year, the famed Margaret River region offers a picture-perfect coastline, an idyllic countryside, seasonal gourmet cuisines, and some of Australia’s best wines just five-hours by plane from Singapore and a three-hour drive from Perth airport.
Explore Margaret River here in Singapore at this one-night-only event. Travel through the region with unlimited tastings of over 80 different wines paired with complimentary canapés by acclaimed Margaret River chef Evan Hayter of Arimia Winery Restaurant and Grand Hyatt Singapore.
New this year is a photo exhibition by award-winning Margaret River photographer Russell Ord, a series of “Wine Stories” and other short films in the CinefestOZ Cinema, and a music presentation by Josh “Koomal” Whiteland, a Wadandi custodian whose ancestors walked the ancient land of the Margaret River region for more than 50,000 years.
Meet these Margaret River winemakers, gourmet producers and experience experts and find out for yourself what makes the region special.
3 oceans wine company, Arimia Estate and Restaurant, Cape Mentelle Vineyards, CinefestOZ Film Festival, Driftwood Estate, Eagle Bay Brewing Co, Flametree Wines, Forest Rise Chalets & Lodge, Fraser Gallop Estate, Howard Park Wines, Koomal Dreaming, L.A.S. Vino, Margaret River Distilling Company, McHenry Hohnen Vintners, Pierro Margaret River Vineyards, Redgate Wines, Russell Ord Photography, Vasse Felix, Voyager Estate, Whicher Ridge Wines, Woody Nook Wines, Woodlands Wine, Xanadu Wines and more.
Indulge in the Luxury Escapes VIP lounge where you can enjoy the signature LE experience, including complimentary massages, glasses of bubbly and take-home gifts, plus an exclusive opportunity to win a five-night Margaret River escape.
Join us at Margaret River On Tour for your taste of Australia’s South West! Tickets are priced at $75 (+ booking fees) and include all wine tastings, complimentary canapes, entertainment and a Plumm wine glass to taste from and take home (valued at $25).
Arimia Estate is an organically certified, mixed-farming property in the Wilyabrup sub-region of Margaret River. Our critically acclaimed restaurant and cellar door operate entirely off-grid and showcase produce grown on the estate, including pork, lamb, trout, marron, honey, and fruit and vegetables from our extensive kitchen garden. Chef Evan Hayter provides a true paddock to plate experience, producing dishes of originality and authenticity, with a focus on zero waste and sustainability, and served alongside our award-winning wines.
Established in 1970, Cape Mentelle is one of the founding wineries of Margaret River and helped build the region's reputation through consecutive wins of Australia’s most prestigious wine trophy, with our iconic Cabernet Sauvignon. Part of the LVMH group since 1990, Cape Mentelle remains a benchmark of the region's fine wine. Our 'ethos of exploration' to reveal the exceptional in Margaret River’s maritime terroir is still the inspiration into our 50th year. The winery takes its name from the nearby cape, west of our vineyards, named by the French ‘Baudin expedition' of 1801 in honour of the Parisian Mentelle brothers.
Driftwood Estate is a boutique winery set in the stunning Wilyabrup sub-region of Margaret River, Western Australia. Established by Tom and Helen Galopoulos in 1989 on what had previously been a country retreat, the winery immediately received acclaim when its first wine, a Semillon produced in 1993, won a special commendation in a British competition. In 2009, leading Australian wine writer James Halliday rated Driftwood Estate as one of the best wineries in the Margaret River region. This result has continued into the 2018 Wine Companion, where Driftwood Estate has again been rated a 5 Star Winery.
We are a family owned and operated microbrewery and restaurant, located on our sixty-six year old farm by the sea in Eagle Bay. We love fresh batches of beer and all of our brews are handcrafted using only four ingredients; rainwater, malt, yeast and hops, with a whole lot of Eagle Bay sunshine to power our brew house. We do not add preservatives or additives or any nasty stuff to our beers. As a West Australian brewery we are proud of our roots and our approach to thoughtfully creating well-made beers with drink-ability.
Flametree is an established Margaret River producer that gained early acclaim winning the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy for its first ever cabernet merlot. In recent years Flametree has forged a well-earned reputation as one of the region’s top chardonnay producers, under the direction of renowned winemaker Cliff Royle. With more than twenty Margaret River vintages under his belt, Cliff has championed Margaret River sub-regions, sourcing fruit from locales that deliver consistently when it comes to specific varieties and flavour profiles. This has resulted in wines that reflect the very best of Margaret River; wines of great intensity, perfume and structure.
Escape to Seclusion There are few places on earth where you can truly escape from anxiety, stress and the pressures of life Centrally located in the heart of the Margaret River wine region our 240-acre private estate with ten luxurious chalets and an exclusive lodge is one of these rare havens. Find the peace and quiet to re-discover each other and life’s most rewarding pleasures. Our chalets are privately positioned amongst the magnificently unspoilt rural forest. Explore the region, laze by the lake or just delight in the rare pleasure of being able to do nothing at all. Rest, Relax, Reconnect.
Fraser Gallop Estate is set upon 165 acres of undulating land in Wilyabrup, in the Margaret River region. Although Fraser Gallop is 6km from the coast, its location at the highest point in the Wilyabrup sub-region means that it is affected by many an ocean breeze. All vines are dry-grown. The dominant variety is Cabernet Sauvignon (17 acres), supplemented by other red Bordeaux varieties and 17 acres of Chardonnay. Our philosophy is to allow the fruit to speak for itself. We strive to create wines that show balance, finesse and have the structure and pedigree to thrive with careful cellaring.
Proudly owned & operated by the Burch family, Howard Park has been prolific within its 30-year history, encompassing two generations, two wine regions & four vineyards. Howard Park’s story started in 1986 with a winemaker, a shed & the ambition to craft wine with decades-long cellaring potential. Small beginnings grew into a multi-regional endeavour, with carefully tended vineyards in the pristine Great Southern & Margaret River wine regions of Western Australia. Howard Park’s continuing focus is to champion the intricacies of this ‘tale of two terroirs’, building a lineage of wines & celebrating their history vintage after vintage.
“Koomal” is the traditional name of Wadandi man Josh Whiteland. Passionate, learned and spiritually aware, Josh has a personal commitment to sharing his knowledge of his culture. It is for this reason he created ‘Koomal Dreaming’. Based in the heart of the Margaret River Region, ‘Koomal Dreaming’ provides an opportunity for visitors to experience authentic Aboriginal cultural activities, learn about the traditional lifestyles of the local people, taste native foods, hear the dreaming stories and ancient sounds of the didgeridoo deep inside Ngilgi Cave. Koomal Dreaming prides itself on delivering authentic cultural experiences that engage customers and create awareness.
The aim is to make absolutely delicious, delectable and desirable drops and to discover new flavours in the world of wine. Our mantra is minimal intervention and where possible we aim to work with growers using sustainable vineyard methods.
Just as Pierro personifies life's intricacies and passions, Pierro wine is a wonderfully complex balance of sensual and fascinating elements. In a world where mediocrity can become a pervasive norm, the wines of Pierro are a shining exception. We make no secret that care, attention to detail and quality are our primary objectives. We hope we have paid our dues through many years of perseverance and struggle to produce wine that incorporates land and culture. Our aim is to be at the cutting edge of wine as agriculture, art and responsible land use.
Pullman Bunker Bay Resort is a luxurious 5-star retreat is nestled on the white sands and tranquil waters Bunker Bay. Just three hours’ drive from Perth, the resort spans 35 acres of native gardens that meet the shoreline. Contemporary, self-contained studio, 1, 2 and 3-bedroom villas offer indulgent bathrooms with deep bath tubs and floor to ceiling windows that showcase native garden or lake vistas. Enjoy world class facilities including heated infinity-edge pool, day spa, tennis courts, gym and mouth-watering ocean-view dining. Local attractions abound with superb wineries just moments away, alongside magnificent natural attractions, seasonal whale-watching and wildflower tours.
We are a family owned vineyard and winery situated seven kilometres south of the Margaret River township. Redgate Wines was established in 1977 by Bill Ullinger who purchased the land, cleared it and planted the first 20 acres of vines. Since then, Redgate has grown into a 55 acre vineyard with its own winery, cellar door and enviable reputation for producing boutique wines of premium quality. Varieties grown include Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Shiraz.
Established in 1967 by regional pioneer Dr Tom Cullity, Vasse Felix is Margaret River’s founding wine estate. Pristine isolation, twin oceans and ancient soils make Margaret River a wine paradise - the ideal environment for growing world-class Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, as well as Shiraz and Sauvignon Blanc / Semillon blends. Vasse Felix wines are grown in Vasse Felix’s four vineyards situated throughout Margaret River, then vinified with minimal intervention and bottled within the Estate’s modern winery. Vasse Felix wines are recognised benchmarks in Margaret River and Australia, and the Estate is one of the country’s draw-card winery destinations.
Voyager Estate is a small, second-generation, family-owned estate that invites guests to delve into the world of wine. Go behind the scenes on the Estate Tour, explore the nuances of wine with a private tasting or enjoy a wine flight and cheeseboard in the Wine Room. For the full vineyard-to-table experience, add the indulgent wine-paired degustation lunch. Learn more about Voyager's ambition to be one of Australia’s most innovative producers of world-class Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. Currently in organic transition, their aim is to produce elegant wines that do justice to Margaret River, one of the world’s greatest wine regions.
Take the road less travelled and discover a hidden gem in the Margaret River Region. Whicher Ridge is owned by Neil and Cathy Howard, a vigneron and winemaker couple. They have a ‘hands-on’ approach to growing their grapes and making their wines, and a ‘tread lightly on the earth’ philosophy with their sustainable farming practices. They craft small batch, single vineyard wines which are full of varietal and terroir specific flavours, in styles that pair well with food. The Wine Sensory Garden is a must visit destination and is the centrepiece of the inspiring wine tasting experience at Whicher Ridge.
Woody Nook Wines is a boutique single vineyard winery located in the Wilyabrup sub-region of Margaret River. International trophy winning Cabernet Sauvignon heads up the range of traditional varieties, Shiraz, chardonnay et al. More recent plantings include the spanish varietals Tempranillo and Graciano.
Founded in 1977, Xanadu is a true pioneer of the Margaret River region, with a rich history of creating expressive regional wines characterised by elegance, concentration and style. True to its poetic namesake, Xanadu is located in an idyllic setting in the heart of Margaret River, surrounded by magnificent coastline. A passionate team and a quest for uncompromising quality has seen Xanadu become one of Margaret River’s most successful show winners, amassing 81 major wine trophies since 2007, including most recently Australia’s most prestigious wine accolade – the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy for the 2016 Xanadu Cabernet Sauvignon.