Western Australia | Margaret River

Our Review

One-time schoolteacher, potter and winemaker Erl Happ is the patriarch of a 3-generation family. More than anything, Erl has been a creator and experimenter: building the self-designed winery from mudbrick, concrete form and timber; and making the first crusher. In '94 he planted a new 30ha vineyard at Karridale to no less than 28 varieties, including some of the earliest plantings of tempranillo in Australia. The Three Hills label is made from varieties grown at this vineyard. Erl passed on his love of pottery to his son Myles, and Happs Pottery now has 4 potters, including Myles. Exports to the US, Denmark, the Netherlands, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Japan. -JAMES HALLIDAY


Alternative Grenache, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Merlot, Sauvignon blanc, Semillon, Verdelho, Pinot Noir, Nebbiolo, Sangiovese, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Muscat.

Cellar Door


Happs was the first winery in the region to introduce an outdoor, self-serve wine-tasting experience where you get to try a wine from its vast selection of 39 wines at a free wine tasting in a stunning, relaxing, family-friendly setting.

The cellar door also hosts an extensive pottery and gallery area, showcasing local artists, jewellers and potters. It also host artists in residence at varying times during the year so you can watch them in action and attend creative workshops.

The only days it is closed is on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Good Friday and from 10am-12pm on Anzac Day.The only days we are closed are Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Good Friday and from 10am-12pm on Anzac Day.


Open 10am - 5pm Daily

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details

Stockist Information

Distribution Information

Happs & Three Hills wines are distributed by
WA (north of Mandurah) Sue Croft at Distinctive Vintners: sue.croft@distinctivewines.com.au
Southwest WA by Sue Higgins: higgins5@bigpond.com
NSW: Sajib Bose at Estate Wines: sajib@estatewines.com
QLD: Mark Ellis at The Grape Connection: mark@thegrapeconnection.com
VIC: Gary Hyams at Bev Plus: gary@bevplus.com.au

International Sales Information

Export to: Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan, China, USA, Philippines, Singapore, Canada.


Independent Liquor Retailers, Coles and Woolworths, Liquor Barons, Cellarbrations


Winemaker Erl Happ, Mark Warren
Region Margaret River
Address 575 Commonage Road, Dunsborough, WA 6281
Established 1978
Dozens 15 000
Vineyards (area) 35.2 ha
Opening Hours 7 days 10-5
Telephone (08) 9755 3300
Website www.happs.com.au