Cellar Door Guide: Denmark, WA
Surrounded by ancient forests and pristine stretches of coastline, Denmark has been successfully growing cool climate wine varieties since 1965.
Part of the expansive Great Southern Region of Western Australia, Denmark has become a popular destination in its own right. Known for its laid-back lifestyle, spectacular scenery and vibrant cultural scene, Denmark is also home to 25 award-winning wineries to explore and enjoy.
Start planning your trip to Denmark with our cellar door guide to this wonderfully diverse and naturally beautiful region.
Located a quick 3.5kms from the centre of Denmark, Willoughby Park cellar door overlooks a stunning vineyard and is open every day, offering a fantastic selection of wines for tasting. The relaxed, friendly atmosphere offers guests the opportunity to choose a wine to accompany a meal or to enjoy later.
Alongside their highly regarded Kalgan River vineyard, Willoughby Park also works with professional wine growers in sub regions across Great Southern producing a wonderful range of premium cool climate wines. Expressions from the IronRock, Kalgan River and Willoughby Park ranges, as well as monthly specials and back vintages from the cellar, are all available for tasting and better still, to take home.
The on-site restaurant and brewery, Boston Brewing Co. serves hand-crafted beers, delicious meals, wood fired pizzas, fresh coffee and of course, fine wines.
678 South Coast Highway, Denmark
Open daily from 11am - 5pm
Visit the Willoughby Park website
Castelli Estate boasts a range of wines that have had unparalleled success since their introductory vintage in 2007. From entry level to premium wines, the entire range of Castelli wines have won countless awards, medals and trophies, including the coveted James Halliday ‘Five Star Winery’ and ‘Best by Region’ awards.
Experience wine tastings at the atmospheric cellar door inside the estate’s Tudor manor house, complete with an impressive stone fireplace. Surrounded by a towering ancient forest on Mount Shadforth with breath-taking views across the vineyards to Mount Lindsay and the Stirling Ranges, the vineyard is a haven for pleasure and relaxation. End your visit with a wholesome meal at the estate restaurant before enjoying a peaceful night’s rest at one of the on-site luxury accommodation suites.
390 Mount Shadforth Road, Denmark
Open Wednesday to Sunday from 12pm - 5pm
Visit the Castelli Vineyards Website
The historic Forest Hill Vineyard is planted alongside the Hay River, west of Mount Barker. It’s the oldest vineyard in the Great Southern region; originally a 1965 experimental planting of Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon by the Department of Agriculture. Today it is family owned and operated, and remains dry-grown, but has expanded over 50 years to include Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc, Malbec and Shiraz.
The winery and beautiful stone cellar door are located just outside Denmark. It’s a cool haven in summer, and a cosy retreat in winter, when the open fire beckons. You will be warmly welcomed and invited to taste wines from Forest Hill’s three ranges – easy drinking Highbury Fields, classic Estate wines, and the legendary premium Block range.
Forest Hill’s restaurant, Pepper and Salt, sits above the cellar door. It is renowned for stunning views and a menu that showcases delicious, locally-sourced produce.
1564 South Coast Highway, Denmark
Open Thursday to Sunday from 10.30am - 5pm (extended over holiday periods)
Visit the Forest Hill website
Harewood Estate represents the best of the Great Southern, with a range of wines to showcase the region’s unparalleled diversity. The Harewood range includes wines made from grapes sourced from its four vineyards throughout the region.
Since 2003, Harewood Estate has enjoyed an impressive run of show results and critical acclaim, including 33 Trophies and Halliday’s ‘Five Red Star’ rating for 14 consecutive editions. Driving into the estate, there’s a series of steep hills and valleys before you emerge onto the rolling slopes of the vineyard, enjoying views of the Southern Ocean. It’s a pristine place where long cool summer days and gravelly soils slowly ripen the grapes to produce wines of intense flavours.
Located on Denmark’s famous Scotsdale Tourist Drive, you can taste the full range of wines at the Harewood Estate cellar door, served by friendly and knowledgeable staff.
1570 Scotsdale Road, Denmark
Open Friday to Monday from 11 - 5pm (every day during school holidays)
Visit the Harewood Estate website
This James Halliday ‘Five Red Star’ winery and cellar door is located in the beautiful rolling hills of the Scotsdale Valley. The buildings sit at the base of the hill, with vistas of vines sweeping over a ridge and majestic Karri trees forming a spectacular backdrop. The cellar door complex includes the old farmhouse built in 1927, a restaurant and the contemporary wine sales area.
Enjoy tasting up to 20 different award-winning wines that make up the Rockcliffe range. From the easy drinking Quarram Rocks and Peaceful Bay wines, to the classic Third Reef and premium Single Site range.
Sample traditional Laotian food from South-East Asian chef Haikam at the on-site restaurant, Gin Lao. Finish with some artisan Italian-style gelato, made on the premises by Rockcliffe owner, Dr Steve Hall.
18 Hamilton Road, Denmark
Open daily from 11am - 5pm
Visit the Rockcliffe website
For more cellar door guides, visit our dedicated Wine Regions section.