Devil's Lair Wins Best Cabernet In Show

11 October 2021

Devil's Lair has been crowned among Australia's best producers of Cabernet at the prestigious Royal Adelaide Wine Show.

The Margaret River winery was awarded Best Cabernet In Show for its 2019 vintage Cabernet Sauvignon.

The Royal Adelaide Wine Show is universally known in wine circles as Australia's premier wine judging event. More than 2500 wines from 300 wineries were tested this year.

Perth Show Wine Win for Devil's Lair

Devil's Lair Scoops Perth Wine Show

4 September 2020

Devil’s Lair has strengthened its reputation as one of Australia’s finest Cabernet Sauvignon producers with a rare triple-crown win at the Royal Perth Wine Show.

The Margaret River winemaker took out three awards for its 2018 Devil’s Lair Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon at the show this month, winning Best Cabernet Sauvignon, Best Red Wine of Show and Best Western Australian Red Wine.

The Perth Royal Wine Awards are Western Australia’s premier wine competition, often credited with raising the State’s profile as a producer of quality wines to a global audience.

30 Vintages of Devil's Lair

1 September 2020

Established in 1981, Devil’s Lair has built a reputation for producing some of Australia’s finest examples of the varieties Margaret River does best - Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. A wine 50,000 years in the making, it is a combination of geology, geography and climate that allows Devil’s Lair to create wines with great clarity, powerful fruit flavours and elegant structure.

A special milestone of 30 years calls for pause, reflection, recognition and appreciation. To mark this special occasion, Senior Winemaker Ben Miller and long-standing viticulturist Simon Robertson (in 2020 he celebrated his 27th vintage at Devil’s lair) hosted an intimate retrospective tasting of ~30 chardonnays and 30 cabernets dating back to their very first vintages. Held on location at Devil’s lair Winery, in attendance were past and present winemakers and viticultural staff who have passionately contributed their skills and attention over the winery’s life span.  Notable guests included Stuart Pym, Janice McDonald, Oliver Crawford.

The day was a huge success and incredible opportunity to come together to celebrate the achievements, reflect on the winery’s vinous history and let’s not forget, taste some exceptional wine!

Dance With The Devil Makes Top 100 List

9 November 2019

Wine critic James Halliday has selected Devil's Lair in his annual list of Australia's Top 100 Wins.

One of Australia's most respected wine writers, James included our 2018 Dance With The Devil Chardonnay in his list of 20 wines under $25.

In his list for The Australian, James described the wine as "exceptional", and awarded a score of 95 points out of 100.

"It's length and balance are spot on, the pink grapefruit and white peach add another layer to dance with," he wrote.

You can learn more about our Dance With The Devil Chardonnay here.

Matt Godfrey dux of the 40th Advanced Wine Assessment Course

Tasting Talent Rewarded

1 October 2019

The Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) announced this week that Matt Godfrey, winemaker at Devil’s Lair in Margaret River, WA, was the dux of the 40th Advanced Wine Assessment Course.

As dux, Matt has accepted a place as an associate judge at the 2019 Royal Adelaide Wine Show, where judging is currently in progress.

After the dux announcement, Matt commented: "Participating in AWAC was a great opportunity to meet some fantastic people from many realms of the wine industry. Assessing and discussing wines alongside such a talented and diverse group was a great way to calibrate my skills and further my knowledge of wine.

"The high diversity of wines judged throughout AWAC is unique and a great challenge for anyone who gets the opportunity to participate. The AWAC gave me confidence in my consistency of wine assessment and the opportunity to learn from the panels of industry leaders."

The selection of the dux of each course is based on statistical scores, verbal skills and group interaction.