Happs Wines

575 Commonage Road, Dunsborough   (08) 9755 3300

Established in 1978, Happs is a Margaret River wine pioneer, offering the region’s largest selection of wines (30+ varieties) and an inviting, rustic mud-brick cellar door and pottery gallery.

In Brief
  • Vineyards: 35.2 hectares
  • Facilities: Kids Play Area, Cellar Door, Gallery
  • Grape Variety: Grenache, Rose, Sparkling, Sparkling Rose, Cabernet Merlot, Chardonnay, Muscat, Pinot Noir, Semillon, Shiraz, Verdelho, Pinot Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
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In Detail

Happs Wines that has delighted visitors from near and far at their warm and rustic cellar door for over 35 years. Their aim to provide a wine for every palate is reflected in their extensive portfolio and willingness to break convention in terms of the size of their range and number of wine varieties within it.

The Wines
Happs Wines produces more than thirty grape varieties, all made from estate-grown fruit at two Margaret River vineyards. The northern Dunsborough vineyard enjoys a warmer growing season of rich and ripe qualities, while the southern ‘Three Hills’ property brings cooler-climate elegance and finesse. The wine range includes sweet, dry, preservative free, fortified, rare varietal, verjuice and more.

Wine Tasting
The rustic cellar door was built in the 1970s and is constructed of handmade mud-bricks. Look closely to see builders’ finger marks on the walls, capturing, “the essence of old school Margaret River". It's not flashy, minimalistic or modern, just warm and inviting. The surroundings feel homely and the cellar door staff offer a friendly, educated approach to explain the extensive portfolio of wines.

Culinary Experiences
Grab a basket and select from a range of gourmet cheese, meats, pickled vegetables and preserves from more than 15 local producers, pair with some Happs Wine and indulge! Picnic on the lawn, at the outside tables, or inside if it’s a rainy day.

Happs Pottery Gallery
Happs Pottery began in Vasse in the early 1970s. The current workshop and gallery located onsite was built in 1978. The gallery showcases beautiful creations and often host artists at work; enabling visitors to view the art in creation. A wide range of handicrafts and jewellery from local artisans is also available.

Family Owned & Operated Since 1978
Back in the 1970s two young teachers named Erl and Ros Happ were inspired by the notion that world-class wines might be produced in the Margaret River region. At the time, new grape varieties were becoming more readily available in WA and this encouraged the couple to not only plant the usual cultivars that became a mark of the region but to experiment with unusual selections that presented more risk. This pioneering spirit has paid off. Since 1978, Happs Wines has become a hallmark of combining science and art to create unique wines of distinctive quality, with loyal following.

Halliday Rating
5 Red Stars

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