This quirky Australian winery is named after Xanadu, Kubla Khan’s legendary home on the Mongolian plateau. The estate was founded in 1977 by Irishman Dr John Lagan, a literary enthusiast who was inspired by the parallels between poet Samuel Coleridge’s enchanting depiction of the exotic city and his new adopted homeland of Margaret River. It’s not hard to see why, given the winery’s stunning location close to the coast and bathed by warm Mediterranean sunshine.
This is their classic Cabernet Sauvignon that beautifully showcases the beauty of the Margaret River terroir with fruit sourced from their 110 hectares of prime vineyards. Xanadu’s head winemaker Glenn Goodall adopts a light touch in the winery, believing that the natural quality of the grapes should be respected rather than simply ‘beating them into submission’.