XANADU

Margaret River, Western Australia

XANADU

Margaret River, Western Australia

 

 

 

Winemaker: Glenn Goodall
Year Established: 1977
Production: 70,000 Dozen
Vineyards: 109.5 ha

A change of ownership in 2005, which came with a focus on quality rather than quantity, has seen Xanadu emerge as one of the region’s best wineries.

Now owned by the Rathbone Wine Group [along with Yering Station and Mt Langhi Ghiran in Victoria], Xanadu benefits immensely from the services of outstanding winemaker Glenn Goodall – Ray Jordan’s ‘Winemaker of the Year’ in 2014.

Wine show results over the past 5 years plus strongly suggest that Xanadu is making some of the best wines in Australia, not just Margaret River.

Xanadu was first established in 1977 and was one of the early stars in the region. The wine quality produced now is something that Dr John Lagan would have loved to achieve. He would be extremely proud of the turnaround in both direction and quality at Xanadu over the past 15 years.

Xanadu produce wines across five tiers – Exmoor, DJL, Premium and the limited Stevens Road and Reserve range.

Xanadu appear to have a mortgage on the national Wine Show, Canberra trophy for Australia’s best Cabernet Sauvignon, winning this award consistently over the past 7 years while also currently holding the title for Australia’s Best Chardonnay. That’s not to mention the staggering 110 trophies and 304 gold medals accumulated since 2007 including the coveted Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy for their 2016 Xanadu Cabernet Sauvignon.

Across a range of price points Xanadu can claim to be making some of the best Cabernet Sauvignon in Australia.

It is wines of this quality that continue to drive the renaissance of the Xanadu brand in WA.