South By South West

A boutique Winery and Cellar Door in Margaret River
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Wine Tasting at South By South West

South by South West, an artisan winemaker based in the Margaret River region of Western Australia, has rapidly gained recognition for its small-batch, artisanal wines, earning accolades such as the 2022 Halliday Wine Companion Awards - Dark Horse Winery and the 2019 Young Gun of Wine People's Choice Award. Founded by Mijan Patterson and Livia Maiorana, South by South West is a testament to a passion for wine, adventure, and creativity. The winery focuses on minimal intervention winemaking, showcasing the unique terroir of the south west through wines that are balanced, honest, and reflective of their origins. Sourcing fruit from their own organically farmed Wallcliffe vineyard and a network of pioneering growers, the winery emphasises the story behind each wine, crafting each batch to express its unique personality and the rich diversity of the Margaret River region.

The philosophy at South by South West extends beyond traditional winemaking, embodying the spirit of a contemporary négociant by working with a variety of grapes and styles, from pinot grigio and chenin blanc to nebbiolo and sangiovese. This approach allows for an ever-changing lineup of wines that highlight the charm and complexity of the region. Patterson and Maiorana's journey, from their global wine safari to the establishment of the winery, is driven by a desire to produce wines that tell a story, capturing the essence of their travels and the landscapes of the south west. Their mission is simple: to create wines they love to drink and share, reflecting the creativity and potential of small-batch winemaking.

Visit South By South West in Margaret River

The South by South West Cellar Door, located in the serene setting of Witchcliffe, offers visitors a curated wine tasting experience amidst the rural beauty of the Margaret River region. Open for tastings, the cellar door welcomes guests to explore a selection of current release wines in a rustic yet inviting atmosphere. With a commitment to hospitality, the winery recommends bookings to ensure a personalised experience, though walk-ins are accommodated as space allows. The setting is pet-friendly, allowing visitors to enjoy their tasting on a covered patio with their four-legged friends. A tasting fee is applied, which is waived for Wine Club members, underscoring the winery's dedication to providing an accessible and enjoyable tasting experience for all wine enthusiasts.

You can expect the following from a tasting at South By South West:

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Booking ahead is recommended for all tasting experiences at South by South West to guarantee a spot at their charming cellar door. This policy ensures that each visitor can fully engage with the winery's offerings, enjoying a leisurely tasting of their artisanal wines in the tranquil surroundings of Witchcliffe. With a focus on showcasing the diversity and excellence of the Margaret River region through minimal intervention winemaking, South by South West invites wine lovers to explore their distinctive range in an intimate and welcoming environment. Whether new to the world of wine or a seasoned connoisseur, guests are sure to find something to delight and inspire in every glass.

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