Clairault

Clairault is located in the Margaret River wine region, approximately 30 kilometres north of the Margaret River township and three hours south of Perth. The vineyard sits 120 metres above sea level on one of the highest points of the Cape Peninsula, and is named after nearby Cape Clairault, a prominent local landmark to the south of the popular surfing beach at Yallingup.

The 232 Hectare (573 acres) Clairault vineyard is one of the oldest in the Margaret River region, its first vines having been planted in 1976. These mature vines cover 30 acres, with a further 35 acres planted in the spring of 2000. These additional plantings are predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, with some Shiraz, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.

Bill and Ena Martin purchased Clairault in June 1999 and, along with sons Conor and Brian, manage the business. The family significantly developed the property, with changes including increasing wine production and creating one of the regions most talked about restaurants.

Clairault's winemaking philosophy is "To create balanced, perfectly structured wines that truly reflect the unique qualities of the vineyard and its fruit". This is evident through both their wine ranges:

Whether for the wine, delightful food or simply the wonderful ambience, Clairault is a must-visit winery.