Cullen Wines, Cowaramup

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Cullen Wines is an Australian winery based in Wilyabrup, within the Margaret River wine region of Western Australia.HistoryTrial vines were planted on one acre of land by Diana and Kevin Cullen on their Wilyabrup property in 1966 after having read advice and received encouragement from Dr John Gladstones, who believed the Margaret River was ideal for planting vines due to a similarity he saw with the climate and soils of Bordeaux. The trials were promising, and 17 acres of vineyards were planted in 1971, with the business founded under the name "Willybrup Wines". The first grape vines planted were Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling and Gewürztraminer.Kevin Cullen was given the Western Australian "Citizen of the year" for "The Professions" in 1993, and was inducted as a Member of the Order of Australia in 1994 for "service to medicine" and service "to the wine industry". He died in 1994.Diana Cullen was inducted as a Member of the Order of Australia in 2000 for "service to the development of viticulture and the wine industry". She died in 2003.Vanya Cullen, the daughter of Diana and Kevin, took over the wine making role in 1989 after graduating from Roseworthy College with an Oenology degree in 1986, and is the current managing director and senior winemaker. Prior to undertaking the Oenology degree, in 1982 she graduated from the University of Western Australia with a degree in zoology.
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  • Just around the corner from Vasse Felix and Juniper Estate. Staff very knowledgeable with their wines and how they are made and process etc. Great explanations and friendly. Had restaurant onsite but ...  more »
  • The staff were knowledgable about their wines and definitely good ambassadors too. Generous with the wine tastings and provide honest comments when asked. Afraid to bore the children, staff was quick ...  more »
  • If you are visiting the Margaret River and the weather is looking good you must have lunch at Cullen. The setting outside is beautiful and if not too hot enjoy sitting outside on the balcony or grass ...  more »
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  • Super friendly and helpful. Fantastic wines too
  • Had lunch here, simply Amazing, recommend you have their dessert while u here ..
  • My favourite winery in Australia; oh the best wine too. I discovered Culllen 6 years ago and from that point on we ONLY drink Cullen in our house. Thank you to the wonderful Cullen family.
  • Amazing wines. Cute cellar door.
  • Beautiful restaurant, although there could be more seafood on the menu, like oysters and prawns. great service, delicious wines. A bit pricy though. They run private tours around their winery which are $50 pp. Not sure if it's worth it during summer time when you can't see any winemaking process.

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