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Hay Shed Hill Wines

One of the Margaret River region's most beloved vineyards, producing over 25 varieties of wine. Visit the cellar door to sample award-winning versions of Margaret River's famed Cabernet Sauvignon as well as Chardonnay, Chenin, Shiraz, and Marlborough varieties, to name a few.

For your next anniversary or special occasion, don't go past Hay Shed Hill's "museum release" wines and Spanish-style Shiraz Tempranillo. These wines sadly aren't available for tasting but are worth the extra price tag.

Hay Shed Hill is one of the few vineyards in the region to include a restaurant, having partnered with Rockingham's Rustico Tapas Bar. Group wine tours and solo visitors alike call in to the vineyard at lunch time to indulge in Spanish influenced tapas… after enjoying a free wine tasting at the cellar door, of course!

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Price

Free

Time Spent

30-120minutes

Fitness level: Easy

Hours

10am-5pm7 days

Look Around

Entrance to cellar doorEntrance to cellar door
Inside the cellar doorInside the cellar door
Wines available for purchaseWines available for purchase
Free wine tastingFree wine tasting
Kerrigan Berry - one of the wine brands availableKerrigan Berry - one of the wine brands available
Free wine tasting at Hay Shed Hill Wines
View of vineyard

Who Will Like Hay Shed Hill Wines

Food Connoisseur

Sample award-winning, locally produced wines at the cellar door, then dine on Spanish-style tapas like seafood, cheeses, chorizo, breads & dips, paella, and more at Rustico restaurant.

Road Tripper

Pull into this award-winning winery as part of your southwest WA road trip – just make sure you nominate a designated driver who won’t taste too many wines.

Insider Tips For Hay Shed Hill Wines

  • If you plan to visit for lunch, book a table in advance as the restaurant can fill up with wine tour groups.
  • Wine can be purchased at the cellar door or online. Online purchases attract a minimum purchase of 12 bottles.
  • Australia has strict, regularly enforced drink driving laws where drivers must have a blood alcohol level of 0.05 or below. Appoint a designated driver who won't drink too much wine to avoid hefty fines and endangering other drivers.
  • The restaurant has a child-friendly tapas menu including soft drinks.
  • Dogs are welcome in the outdoor seating area.

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Where Is It

511 Harmans Mill Road, Wilyabrup, Western Australia, 6280, Australia.

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How To Get There

Car

Free • Small parking lot onsite.

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What To Bring

Do:
  • Designated driver who won’t drink too much wine.
  • Photo ID if you look under 25.

Tech & Photography

Wifi

Public wifi access: None

Photography

Photography allowed: Yes

Tripod allowed: Yes

Selfie sticks allowed: Yes

Best time to shoot: Anytime

Tips: Ask staff if they mind being in photos before capturing them in your wine tasting shots. If they do mind, try to crop them out

Drones

Drones allowed: Not encouraged

Bags

Backpacks allowed: Yes

Secured bag lockers available: No

Food & Drink

Rustico at Hay Shed Hill - Spanish-style tapas restaurant with indoor seating and views over the vineyards.

Backstory

The first vines on this former WWI-era dairy farm were planted in 1973. The original homestead (farm house) is still in use albeit renovated to modern standards. The original wines were made and sold from a converted shed formerly used to store hay for dairy cows. Since then, the vineyard's ownership has changed hands several times, each owner continuing the tradition of labelling certain wines after the hay shed on the hill.

In 2016, Hay Shed Hill joined with the award-winning Rustico Tapas Bar in Rockingham in opening a new branch of the Tapas restaurant on the vineyard grounds, replacing the former Hay Shed Hill Cafe & Deli.

Etiquette

Do:
  • Drink responsibly and in moderation.
Don't:
  • Drive after drinking too much wine.
  • Allow dogs inside the building.

Scorecard

Best Parts:
  • Free tasting at cellar door.
  • Variety of wines to taste and purchase.
  • Child-friendly and dog-friendly venue. 
Could Be Better:
  • Expensive price for some exclusive wines.
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