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Laurance of Margaret River

3518 Caves Road, Willyabrup, Western Australia 6282, Australia
08 9750 4000
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Willyabrup
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries
Owner description: "Laurance of Margaret River, your one stop Margaret River wine experience. Home of the famous "CHICK ON A STICK " Dianne Laurance had a vision to... more » Owner description: "Laurance of Margaret River, your one stop Margaret River wine experience. Home of the famous "CHICK ON A STICK " Dianne Laurance had a vision to create a Cellar with a difference. Laurance, with its rustic charm and European sophistication, offers visitors unique tastings in magnificent surroundings. The building has been constructed of prefabricated concrete and its unique finish gives the perception of age. Ironbark timbers sourced from the old Wooloomooloo Wharf in Sydney feature throughout the building. The Cellar is adorned with beautiful artworks and sculptures from around Australia. The grounds boast a 1,000 bush rose garden and two spectacular sculptures.The building has a large open fire, is air conditioned and is family friendly with a fabulous playground for the children.Tastings are offered by way of two choices of trays at a minimal cost. Patrons are encouraged to sit at a table with their trays and relax and enjoy the ambience of the magnificent surroundings and background music.Laurance produces the premium range "Laurance of Margaret River" which consists of 10 national and international award winning wines. The property itself has also been awarded numerous accolades.Casual, family friendly, affordable meals that focus on local produce is available daily.Tour groups are welcome and parking and turning circles have been provided for buses. « less
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Went for lunch was amazing had a wine tasting then ended up walking out with 6 bottles had few good deals so the wine was not to breaking the bank , the gardens have had a lot of hard work done to them keep up that green thumb

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LauranceWines, Owner at Laurance of Margaret River, responded to this review

So pleased to hear you had a lovely experience at Laurance Cellar. Chef Ben changed over to our new winter menu today so lots of tantalising yummy tummy warmers for the cold weather ahead. The gardens always bring me such peace and joy. Every month we have a splash of colour here and there from whatever is in season. When... More

Busselton, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Mother's Day....from start to finish, excellent, food amazing, service amazing, however would have loved a desert.......no criticism honest, went to Gabriel's for coffee and cake no hardship!!!! can't wait to go again xxxx

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LauranceWines, Owner at Laurance of Margaret River, responded to this review

Ann I am so pleased you had a wonderful Mothers Day at Laurance Cellar. Normally on Special Days like this we do have a free tea/coffee station and a dessert so I apologise this wasn't available. I made the decision the Cellar was a Cellar and I only wished to serve beautiful fresh local produce in a casual way and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Beautiful location, great wine and the host (Nikki) was up there with the most helpful and entertaining hosts we've ever had at a winery. Well worth a visit!

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LauranceWines, Owner at Laurance of Margaret River, responded to this review

Nicky left Laurance for a few months to travel and since her return she has been overly filled with energy and enthusiasm. She has been like a sponge to catch up on all the newly released vintages. Nicky enjoys what she does, loves the Laurance range of wines and this shines through. She makes a wine tasting enjoyable and not... More

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Having spent 5 days around Margaret River wine tasting, this winery was without doubt the stand out. The grounds, the wine tasting host (forgot her name but she was fantastic), and last but not least the wine. Our friends and I bought 12 bottles. With the Cab Sav being the outstanding taste. We are going back again tomorrow for the... More

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LauranceWines, Owner at Laurance of Margaret River, responded to this review

WOW thank you. Her name is Nicky and she is a gem. She knows our wines and loves them so for her it is an easy sell. My GM Stu Dickens told me 10 years ago he was going to make our Cabernet the best in Margaret River and he is well on the way to achieving his goal with... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

In an area where each winery seems impressive, this place is an absolute standout. It looks fabulous from the road. Its even more impressive once you enter the grounds. From their iconic "hick on a stick" sculpture, to the immaculate lawn areas and the manicured rose gardens, Laurance just oozes class. Even their restrooms are works of art. This was... More

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LauranceWines, Manager at Laurance of Margaret River, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for your lovely compliments about our venue. Dianne Laurance set out to create a winery that was opulent but inviting and she wanted toilets with WOW factor, so she has certainly achieved that! With regards to our wines, it is a fine line we walk as a wine producer... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

This was my first winery in Margaret River. The grounds were stunning. We went right when they opened so the staff was able to give us a lot of attention. We enjoyed the wine. This was the first place where I could actually taste the flavors they were describing. Nice, small playground for the kids to entertain themselves while you... More

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LauranceWines, Owner at Laurance of Margaret River, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review. Whenever we release a new vintage of our wines we have our wine maker Bruce Dukes and our GM/vineyard manager Stu Dickens educate all the Cellar staff on that particular wine. I find there is nothing worse than to ask an assistant about any product and get a shrug of the shoulders... More

Mandurah, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Great Venue , stunning gardens, good service, good food. Only issue could not get a coffee, strangely a ute parked near by served coffee from the back but left early. Met with Eastern States friends who were also delighted. Plonk was also good Fully recommend

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LauranceWines, Owner at Laurance of Margaret River, responded to this review

Des thank you for your review.. Sp pleased you loved our plonk!!!! Ha......this is important. The reason we don't have coffee at the Cellar is because we are a Cellar and I didn't want to smell coffee when you walked in. On our busy days over Xmas, Easter and long weekends we have a van come in and sell coffee... More

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

The grounds and rose garden are sensational and perfectly manicured!!!! The beauty is that the kids can run through the gardens and playground while we enjoyed a yummy lunch. Every spot was a photo opportunity! We will be back every time for sure!!

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LauranceWines, Owner at Laurance of Margaret River, responded to this review

Natalie thank you so much for your review. Being a family friendly place for all to enjoy was my priority from the very start. Nothing makes me happier than to see the kids having fun in the rose garden. We have one or two weddings most weekends in the warmer months so the garden is full of good and happy... More

Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Had lunch here with friends. Vego taste plate delicious, reasonably priced, limited wine selection, friendly, helpful service. Stunning gardens and outlook. Bean bags available for sitting on the huge expanse of immaculate lawn. Fantastic for kids to run around on too. Great atmosphere. We'll be back!

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LauranceWines, Owner at Laurance of Margaret River, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and taking the time to do so. Funny you mention the bean bags as we have some very funny photos of people seriously relaxing (asleep) in them sent to us. We actually have people ring up and book the bean bags for lunch and also ask for a particular tree to be sat under.... More

Wodonga, Victoria, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Wow, what a beautiful place, to be wined & dined. We were with friends who had been there before, so they were showing us around. MY husband and I are not huge wine drinkers at all, but do enjoy a glass or two. The girls that served us were very knowledge about all that was on offer & very relaxed... More

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LauranceWines, Owner at Laurance of Margaret River, responded to this review

So pleased you enjoyed your day at my Cellar and enjoyed the relaxed way we do our wine tastings. I like my staff to sell the "why" of the wine and not the what or the how. You know whether you like it or not so little stories about the wine make it more interesting and more memorable. The month... More

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