Despite the fact that there is little historical evidence of its origin, Swings & Roundabouts is a phrase that has been around for decades. It explains how the joy in all of life contrasts - good and bad, happy and sad - all seem to even out in the end.
For us, Swings & Roundabouts encapsulates the eternal balancing act between the various aspects of grape and wine production. Winemaking is an art that keeps us on our toes, and we like it that way! At all ends of the winemaking spectrum, low and high, an equilibrium and balance can always be found. In other words, what we lose in the swings, we pick up in the roundabouts!
Our place: Margaret River, Australia's South West.
The Margaret River Region in Australia’s South West is one of the most geographically unique wine regions in the world. Although young in age compared to its international neighbours, the region has achieved tremendous international success for its Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay thanks to vines growing in some of the most ancient soils on Earth.
Our strong belief is in the northern Margaret River fruit that can deliver "Mediterranean" style wines that are great for drinking… with or without food. The moderating effects of the temperate maritime climate combined with unique soils and wet and cold winters provide ideal growing conditions for wine grapes that are both elegant and robust.
We are proud to operate two unique venues that are deeply intertwined in the Swings & Roundabouts story. These are our flagship Cellar Door and Restaurant on Caves Road in Yallingup, and our urban Cellar Door and Restaurant in Margaret River town. Both venues showcase our award winning, locally grown and sustainable wines for your enjoyment. You should expect a ‘feel good’ atmosphere at Swings & Roundabouts where you can truly unwind and experience life like a local, while enjoying all of the beauty the region has to offer.
The Margaret River region has set the ambitious goal of being the first region in the world to have all of its vineyards sustainably accredited and Swings & Roundabouts is proud to be on this journey with its peers. We care deeply about the environment, community and looking after this beautiful corner of the world and are proud to be adopting sustainable winemaking methods in our production.