It was only about a 30 minute drive from Margaret River township to Happs winery. Happs is a boutique winery in Dunsborough, Western Australia. This small winery with so much character is divine.
We visited Happs in mid September, and found this to be one of our favourite wineries of the region. The range of wines produced from their vineyard is due to the variety of grapes they grow. These wines include Chardonnay, Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Nebbiolo
There is quite a range of things to do, see and enjoy at Happs Cellar Door. Here you will also find an extensive pottery, gallery and gift shop where we purchased some wonderful handcrafted items. The Happs Pottery and Art Gallery showcases beautiful artwork from around the South West region from pottery, jewellery, wood products, art and sculpture.
We spent a very enjoyable time in the wine tasting room with Trevor who took us through some lovely wine tastings, taking his time to describe and compare each wine. All the wines were fantastic.
This charming tasting room has an adjoining provedore on one side and the pottery gallery on the other. In the provedore room you can “build-your-own” picnic or platter at the Happs Hampers counter. This counter is stocked full of local cheeses, olives, charcuterie, crackers, chocolate, dips and much more. You can enjoy your picnic on the lawn or at one of the café tables outside or you can take your goodies with you.
We chose to enjoy coffees outside at the little tables and chairs that were located on the veranda around the perimeter of the gardens. As much as I enjoyed the winery, the gallery and the tastings, my favourite by far was the exquisite and extensive gardens which are definitely tended to often with much love and care.
All the wineries in this region are very good, but I thought that Happs had the best selection for my taste, beautiful grounds and gardens.