A cellar door with a difference, Wayfinder brings winery intimacy, service and produce-driven dishes to the heart of Dunsborough.

It’s a spoilt for choice scenario in the Margaret River region, and the team behind Wayfinder knew that entering the cellar door scene meant doing things differently. While most cellar doors are at the site of the production process, Wayfinder is smack bang in the middle of Dunsborough, offering up a polished cellar door experience and a dining style that gives winery fine diners a run for their money. Extensively renovated from its past life as a burger bar, the long, narrow space is refined and textured, with earthy tones and soft light yielding an ideal setting for immersive tastings of Wayfinder’s wines, including drops from their sister vineyard in Tasmania, Small Wonder.

Wayfinder leans on produce from their vineyard and market garden in Cowaramup, complimenting (shouldn’t this be complementing)? local seafood, meat, and small goods. Colombian-born Andres Felipe Montiel leads the kitchen in his first head chef role with dishes like a ceviche of delicately cured Amberjack from the north west served with a tangy leche de tigre sauce, or grass-fed lamb cutlets elevated with chermoula, creamy hummus, and bursts of pomegranate seeds. Montiel’s food is paired with friendly but earnest service from a front of house team who know the menu as well as the chefs.