Margaret River New Wave Wineries

Best of the New Wave Wineries


Josephine Perry had an early start with her first harvest at Cape Mentelle when she was only 14. Since then, she has worked both locally and in Europe, particularly Spain, which is where the Dormilona name came from. Meaning ‘lazy bones’, it captures her hands-off approach in the winery, with lo-fi but deeply thoughtful processes employed, including fermenting in amphora. Working with classic Margaret River varieties, Perry fashions lithe and elegant offerings of great energy and drive.

A: 687 Ellen Brook Rd, Cowaramup WA 6284
P: 0467 590 699
W: dormilona.com.au

L.A.S. Vino

Nic Peterkin is a about as close to Margaret River royalty as it comes, being the son of the pioneering Dr Mike Peterkin of Pierro fame. But Nic was never going to let his princely birthright drive his career. Indeed, rather than slip into the family groove, he founded L.A.S. (luck, art science) Vino, with its foundation in sourcing fruit from growers working sustainably and making wines with minimal intervention. The range includes the ‘Albino PNO’ a rosé made from pinot noir and chardonnay and ‘The Pirate Blend’, a Portuguese melange.

W: lasvino.com


Husband and wife winemaking team Julian and Alana Langworthy make wines both from their Sheoak Vineyard in Yallingup, as well as from other distinguished sites. Julian, as the Chief Winemaker of Deep Woods Estate, has won pretty much every accolade possible, including a Jimmy Watson Trophy. At Nocturne, the dial is turned down, with a focus on seriously refined and elegant expressions of the Margaret River classics, cabernet and chardonnay, as well as a delicate nebbiolo rosé.

A: 85 Sheoak Dr, Yallingup WA 6282
P: 0477 829 844
W: nocturnewines.com.au

South by South West

Liv Maiorana and Mijan Patterson founded South by South West in 2016, with the mission to celebrate the diversity of grapes and sites in Margaret River. To that end, they produce a dizzying and everchanging selection of cuvees, from small to micro in size, with many of their lines only filling 25 to 50 cases – vivid expression made with a lo-fi ethos.

A: 9A Coronation St, Margaret River WA 6285
W: southbysouthwest.com.au

Si Vintners

Sarah Morris and Iwo Jakimowicz founded Si Vintners in 2010 when they bought a mature (1978) vineyard in Rosa Glen. They were early players in redefining what was a very established, and some would say conservative, region. Biodynamic farming, no chemicals, minimal-intervention making and the familiar sitting side by side with the eccentric, including their ‘Baba Yaga’, a skin-contact sauvignon blanc co-fermented with a little cabernet sauvignon.

A: 779 Davis Rd, Rosa Glen WA 6285
P: (08) 9757 5114
W: sivintners.com

Tripe Iscariot

Remi Guise’s day job is as Senior Winemaker at Bruce Dukes’ excellent Domaine Naturaliste. Tripe Iscariot is his creative outlet, where his mantra is inspired by nose to tail eating (yes, that’s the tripe reference), making use of all that the vines give him to build texture, complexity and individuality both across varietal wines and some quiet eclectic blends.

W: tripeiscariot.com

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