Margaret River Winery & Cellar Door
Howard Park's Margaret River cellar door and winery was completed in 2000. The modern building sits in the middle of the estate and is accessed by one of two winding entries both lined by Birch trees amidst the vineyard. The winery stands on top of a hill on the most elevated point of the Leston Vineyard and is flanked by tall marri and karri trees and commands impressive views over the vineyard and Wilyabrup valley.
Open 10am - 5pm, 7 days a week
Open 12pm - 5pm on Anzac Day
Closed on Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
PO Box 283
Cowaramup WA 6284
Phone: (618) 9756 5200
Fax: (618) 9756 5222
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Owner's Amy and Jeff's vision was to create a building with a modern expression that was built to grow old rather than be built 'olde. This idea is entirely consistent with the idea of wine vintage. The Howard Park winery and cellar door has been widely acclaimed for its award winning architecture incorporating feng shui principles with contemporary Australian design. The building is aligned 2.5 degrees off magnetic north and houses all functions under a large skillion roof. Visiting Howard Park, one is treated to a meandering driveway through the estate that prepares you mentally for a relaxed guided tasting.
The winery's tasting room is large and uncluttered with a generous ambience for tasting. The full range of Howard Park wines are available for tasting and visitors are encouraged to experience the entire family on which our reputation is built. The ceiling rising to some nine metres at its highest point and the main wall features a stunning commissioned piece by Western Australian artist, Andrew Carter entitled "Howard Park Trees".
The Margaret River winery has received acclaim for its architecture winning the commercial category award from the Royal Australian Institute of Architects in 2000, also judged among Australia's top 12 buildings, incorporating traditional feng shui principles with contemporary Australian design. The design and exact orientation of the winery was fine-tuned by the use of Feng shui under the direct supervision of Professor Cheng Jian Jun of the Department of Architecture in South China University of Technology, and lecturer at Guangzhou University, China. Professor Cheng is the author of several books, and has designed over 10 traditional Chinese Temples around China.
Feng Shui Considerations
The building is aligned 2.5 degrees off magnetic north and is positioned on the highest point of the property.
The size of the door has been designed to a specific measurement for good luck to flow through.
No sharp angles present in the winery.
Balance of materials (wood, concrete and stainless steel)
Maximum light - achieved by the large windows facing north from cellar door
An ancient Chinese instrument called the Loupan was used on the site to take all Earthly, Human and Heavenly elements into account in order to guide us in ways "Feng Shui"
Feng Shui concerns an appreciation of balance and awareness of the environment that is all conducive to good Chi, the flow of good spirit and good feeling