Aravina Estate was established in 2010 by Perth businessman and sixth generation West Australian, Steve Tobin and his wife Hayley Munro-Tobin.

Aravina Estate is located on Thornton Road, Yallingup in the northern corner of the premium wine-growing region of Margaret River in Western Australia close to the town of Dunsborough and the famed surf at Yallingup. The property was established in 1986 under the original name Amberley Estate.

Nestled amongst the picturesque setting of expansive vineyards across the rolling hills, natural bushland and manicured gardens, Aravina Estate is one of Margaret River's finest wine producers in the region.

Aravina Estate consists of 180 acres (73 hectares) of which 64 acres (26 hectares) are under vine with plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Tempranillo, Malbec, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay.

With a passion for wine-making, artistic and architectural design and enjoyment of the simple pleasures of life, the Tobins' vision for Aravina Estate is the creation of a wonderful dining experience for families, couples and children and enhancing it with the production of distinctive wines of exceptional quality that best represent the region.

Aside from the stunning food and exceptional wines, the orchards, kitchen garden, WA Surf Gallery and sports car gallery are just a few of the many attractions at the Estate.

Our Vineyard


Aravina Estate consists of 180 acres (73 hectares) of which 69 acres (29.6 hectares) are under vine including; Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Shiraz with subsequent plantings of Tempranillo and Malbec in 2013 and a further hectare of French Shiraz clone 470 planted in 2015. The Tempranillo vineyard is a polyclonal planting which comprises of five of the most revered Spanish clones selected from the Pais and Toro regions. 1 hectare of grenache and .25 hectares of Touriga Nacional were planted in 2019.

Approximately 75% of the plantings are cane pruned with the remainder spur pruned. The combination of the gentle slopes on the property, the free draining gravelly loam soils and plentiful water supply combine to produce ultra-premium quality fruit.

Vine spacing on the old vineyards is 1.8 metres with row widths of 3.5 metres. The new plantings have vine spacing of 1.6 metres and row widths of 3 metres.

Most of the vineyard is structured around VSP (vertical shoot positioned) trellis. An area of the old Cabernet Sauvignon block is grown on a Lyre trellis system providing an open canopy system which results in optimal bunch exposure and air circulation.

2018 heralded an exciting milestone for the estate with the completion of a state of the art wine making facility. Aravina's wines are now fully estate grown and their entire journey from vine to bottle is completed on site. The winery includes climatically controlled barrel storage, premium small batch processing, new technology berry sorting equipment and a state of the art laboratory that enable us to produce award winning wines for ourselves and our select contract customers. Contract wine making services are available, please contact the estate direct with enquiries.

About - Aravina  Estate
About - Aravina  Estate
About - Aravina  Estate
About - Aravina  Estate
About - Aravina  Estate

We are regular holiday visitors of Aravina, & come for a big lunch every school holidays & every long weekend. We came to lunch with a group on Saturday, & what a fabulous meal! The place was full, there was great music & the staff were fantastic. All our meals were beautifully presented & delicious. I can’t wait to get back to Aravina.

- Nina F

Everything was so wonderful and a big shout and thank you to Tom the manager who really made sure we were accommodated. We cannot fault the level of their food, each dish was so delicious and that Pasta with the crab was out of this world.

We can never fault this vineyard, their staff are so lovely and the food WAS AMAZING. See you all again for the next birthday!!

- Alison T

Beautiful gardens and a water outlook lead to the Aravina Cellar Door, Surf Gallery and the Vineyard restaurant. The restaurant is quite large and has table seating alfresco and indoors and is disability suitable. All tables have magic views of the dam and gardens.

The Restaurant Menu is comprehensive with choices for people who only want something light for lunch, to full a la carte selections. The service was friendly, attentive and we enjoyed a chat , learning about the Winery and the area. A lovely and memorable luncheon at a delightful venue.

- Bryce S

Central to Steve and Hayley Tobin’s vision for Aravina Estate has been the desire to create a uniquely memorable experience for everyone in the family when visiting Aravina Estate.

Manicured Gardens


The manicured gardens at Aravina Estate are both stunning and secluded.

On arrival to the Estate, the expansive vineyard can be seen through the sweeping Claret Ash trees and manicured lawns. Visitors are met with a sea of pink and blue hydrangeas as they cross the bridge to the Cellar Door and Restaurant. The striking flowers are coupled with the intricate creek system of cascading waterfalls and a tree fern canopy.

As you walk throughout the gardens there is a fragrant and colourful range of roses, hydrangeas and camellias plus several sections of the garden dedicated to native plants. The expansive lake is offset by bushland and contemporary garden styling that creates the idyllic restaurant setting.

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Manicured Gardens- Aravina  Estate
Manicured Gardens- Aravina  Estate
Manicured Gardens- Aravina  Estate
The Kitchen Garden- Aravina  Estate
The Kitchen Garden- Aravina  Estate

The Kitchen Garden


The Aravina kitchen and horticulture teams have worked together to design the kitchen garden and determine what produce is appropriate for Aravina Estate’s site conditions, wind shelter, optimal sunlight, airflow and irrigation.

They use entirely organic methods to ensure the quality of the kitchen garden produce. The Horticultural team select specific in-season varieties of herbs and vegetables for use in the Aravina Estate kitchen with the added prospect of on-selling excess produce to the public in the near future.

An apple and pear orchard was planted in early 2015. The fruit from the orchard will be incorporated into the chef's seasonal creations along with the lemons and limes from the extensive citrus trees planted around the Estate.

The 'A' Team

Steve & Hayley Tobin

Aravina Estate Team

Steve & Hayley Tobin
Owners

Steve Tobin was born in the wheatbelt town of Katanning and was educated at UWA and Curtin University with degrees in Geophysics, Finance and Economics. Following a career as a Geophysicist in oil and gas exploration which took him to Iran, China, SE Asia, NZ, USA and Canada with his company Terrex Seismic, Steve studied Viticulture and then later purchased Aravina Estate in 2010. Hayley grew up in Launceston, Tasmania before studying Human Resources at La Trobe University in Melbourne and forging a career within the resources sector in Perth, WA. From its inception, the Tobin family’s vision for Aravina Estate was to create: "a unique premium food and wine destination in the Southwest of WA that would showcase the finest wine and produce that the Region has to offer." To this end, the focus at Aravina has been to invest heavily in new vineyard infrastructure, introduce improved management practices and plant new grape varieties particularly suited to the maritime climate and rich loamy soils of the northern Margaret River region. Following the belief that "great wine is made in the vineyard", this investment has led to the creation of a range of traditional and emerging red and white premium wines.

Ryan Aggiss

Aravina Estate Team

Ryan Aggiss
Chief Winemaker

Ryan is responsible for all aspects of vineyard management (with consultant viticulturist Ryan Gibbs) and wine production at Aravina Estate. Formerly the site winemaker at Accolade Wine’s Houghton Winery in Nannup, Ryan has produced a large number of premium prize winning and popular wines across the suite of labels owned by Accolade including Houghtons and Brookland Valley. He has worked in Margaret River, Clare Valley, McLaren Vale and Sonoma Valley California and is a regular judge at Western Australian wine shows.

In 2009 Ryan was awarded the Wine Society Australian and New Zealand “Young Winemaker of the Year Award” whilst working at Margaret River’s Flying Fish Cove. He holds a BSc. (Oenology) from Charles Sturt University.

Ben Day

Aravina Estate Team

Ben Day
Executive Chef

Named as one of the best Chef’s in the South West by Rob Broadfield, Ben’s passion for local, sustainable produce really blossomed under his extensive tutelage both locally and abroad in the UK.

Western Australia has always been home to Ben and he has been lucky enough to work at iconic establishments such as Vans and IL Lido in Cottesloe and Porthminster in St Ives. A dedicated husband and father to two little girls, life is all about the local produce and the sustainability of this wonderful part of the world.

Ben was appointed Sous Chef at Vasse Felix, where he spent three years learning from their food philosophy and from there went on to being at the helm of Knee Deep.

He believes getting out of the kitchen and on to the farms to chat with local growers and suppliers is integral to designing a seasonal menu that showcases the amazing region in which we live. He is very excited to be leading the Kitchen team at Aravina Estate which is responsible for the a la carte and wedding menus. In 2015 he was part of the launch of the new produce line Aravina Cucina.

Aravina is doubling the size of the Kitchen Garden by planting many new herbs and vegetables as well as adding to the apple and pear orchard with lemons and limes which will feature on the menu.

Ashlee Carter

Aravina Estate Team

Ashlee Carter
Wedding Coordinator

Ashlee is Aravina Estate's Wedding Coordinator. Her role is to assist and guide the Bride and Groom through the entire planning process to deliver exceptional, memorable and outstanding weddings in our sophisticated and elegant events room and magical gardens.

Ashlee is a 5th generation local and adores living in the South West. With a passion for food, Ashlee is a professional chef and started working in our Estate restaurant Aravina in 2013, but her passion for wedding and event management soon took over and Ashlee became the Aravina wedding supervisor.
Ashlee has extensive experience in wedding and event planning and has been assisting couples create their dream day at Aravina Estate for over 3 years.

Sharney Skelton

Aravina Estate Team

Sharney Skelton
Horticulture Manager

Sharney and her expert team of horticulture and landscaping specialists have created and maintained some of the most outstanding aspects of Aravina Estate’s gardens for the last 10 years. From the creation of our wedding ceremony arbor, winding pathways and streams, the boardwalk connecting all the car parks, the events room dreamy manicured private gardens and the entrance to the kitchen garden using repurposed bricks and elements from the old Amberley Estate. Sharney and her team from Organics Horticulture services have created many of the region’s best and most abundant landscaped gardens and have been pivotal in maintaining the beautiful surroundings at Aravina.

Tom Tebbatt

Aravina Estate Team

Tom Tebbatt
Restaurant Manager

After completing university in 2014, Tom moved to Cornwall to pursue a lifelong dream to surf and work alongside some amazing produce. It was here he found a passion for hospitality and was employed by the Rick Stein group, a fantastic company with many exciting moments and challenges. Working alongside some top chefs, Tom managed to forge his skills in restaurant management and exceptional customer service. In 2016 he was awarded the 'Star of the Future' award which was very humbling in a company of over 800 staff. Following a holiday to Western Australia in 2015, Tom made the permanent move to Margaret River with partner Jen and they couldn't be happier.

"Aravina is an amazing winery with exceptional food and I really love every moment whether its sharing knowledge of the vineyard with guests on the cellar door or making sure people have a lunch they will never forget." - Tom

Penny Wallace

Penny Wallace

Penny has worked at Aravina Estate for 3 years and is a key member of ‘Team Aravina’. Penny manages all of our wine dispatch and campaigns ensuring all of you receive your wines in a timely manner. Penny also helps our large tour group guests assisting them wine tastings and you will often see Penny at our cellar door or Riviera/Pizza Bar.