Cullen Wines, Cowaramup

Categories: Wineries & Vineyards, Food & Drink
Inspirock Rating:
3.7/5 based on 30 reviews on the web
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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  • Been here in the region for 10 days now. Haven't tasted a bad wine yet. It's who you meet when you first walk in the Tasting area which makes a difference. Congratulations CLARE for a job well done , ...  read more »
  • Cullen's Wines is a lovely rustic winery situated among the picturesque wines. The cellar door staff are knowledgeable about the wines and are very friendly and helpful, great ambassadors for the wine...  read more »
  • The Cullens were amongst the earliest pioneers of the Margaret River wine region. Their wines are excellent. After some trial plantings in 1965, the first major planting was in 1971, which means the t...  read more »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Deliciously devine dessert and tasteful trout fish
  • Wouldn't rate the restaurant. Terrible service from the hostess and wait staff. Also didn't appreciate that another couple, who came in after we did and we're waiting for a table at the same time, were seated and we weren't. Also not impressed when a winery uses its James Halliday rating to inflate the price of its wines.
  • Good food, nice view, great service
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