Thompson Estate - Margaret River, WA

…Best wineries of the region….

Five Stars

James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion 2013 Edition

After a long involvement with the pioneers of the Margaret River; shareholder in Pierro & Fire Gully vineyards, many years informal study of viticulture and wine making techniques in most of the world’s premium wine regions, Dr Peter Thompson established the family’s vineyard at Wilyabrup in 1994.

The Thompson Estate winemakers have been Australian leaders in their winemaking specialties of chardonnay (Mike Peterkin of Pierro), cabernet (Mark Messenger of Juniper Estate) and sparkling pinot chardonnay (Harold Osborne of Cloudy Bay and Pelorus). In early 2009 Thompson Estate completed its winery, just in time for vintage. Bob Cartwright, formerly Leeuwin Estate’s winemaker for 27 vintages now makes all the Thompson Estate wines.

Wine selection

'Locum' Semillon Sauvignon Blanc(screwcap)23.00
'Locum' Chardonnay(screwcap)23.00
'Locum' Cabernet Merlot(screwcap)23.00
Semillon Sauvignon Blanc(screwcap)26.00
Cabernet Sauvignon(screwcap)32.00


2011 Thompson Estate 'Locum' Sauv Blanc Sem - "…intense bouqet & pallet... ...outstanding value..." - 93 points - James Halliday - Wine Companion 3013

2011 Thompson Estate 'Locum' Chardonnay- "…palate has precision and length... ...perfectly pitched varietal fruit..." - 93 points; 5 glasses - James Halliday - Wine Companion 2013

2010 Thompson Estate 'Locum' Cabernet merlot - "…delicious example of this Margaret River style..." - 94 points - James Halliday - Wine Companion 2013

2010 Thompson Estate Semillon Sauvignon Blanc – "...elegant and complex..." - 94 points...5 glasses" – James Halliday – Wine companion 2012

2004 Thompson Estate Chardonnay "Rating 95… Huon Hooke & Ralph Kyte - Powell - the penguin good australian WINE GUIDE 2007

2005 Thompson Estate 'Andrea Reserve' Cabernet Merlot - "… the palate is polished, and vibrant with a great focus and terrific line; very long on the finish..." 94 points - James Halliday - Wine Companion 2009

2007 Thompson Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - "...ticks all the boxes for Margaret River Cabernet… fruit, oak and tannins totally in balance…long and satisfying." - 94points;5 glasses…- James Halliday - Wine Companion 2011