Meet Matt Godfrey

Published on: 7th February 2023

On the days that Matt is not wearing his winemaking hat or offering his accredited expertise on wine-judging panels across the country, he looks forward to donning his fishing gear and trying his luck with a line. Or cooking up a feast and keeping busy running after three beautiful kids.

With an undeterred enthusiasm for his craft, Matt’s love of wine is evident. “As a winemaker, you are like a caretaker of the fruit. Taking the utmost care in crafting beautiful wines that respectfully showcase their sense of place.”

That place is now Xanadu wines, where he aims to contribute his flair and stellar skill set in helping the team continue to create stunning wines that showcase the outstanding quality of Xanadu and the Margaret River region.

Unbeknownst to Barossa-born and bred Matt, the pedigree and passion for winemaking ran through his veins, inherited from a father who has notched forty-five vintages to his belt. Matt’s journey into the world of wine had a few diversions before unexpectedly following in his father’s steel-capped footsteps. His love of the ocean and marine life steered him towards a degree in Aquaculture. After completing his studies, Matt signed up for the 2004 harvest at Wolf Blass Winery to fund his post-study travels. One vintage rolled into another, and the love of wine undoubtedly took hold.

Over the next ten years at Wolf Blass, the eager young cellar hand evolved into Assistant Winemaker and, inevitably, enrolled into Charles Sturt University and was awarded his Bachelor of Science in Wine Making. However, the call of WA’s rugged coastlines, beautiful beaches and the enticement of discovering a new world-class wine region— meant rekindling those postponed travel dreams and heading West to Margaret River in 2014. Matt quickly settled into the scenic southwest and a position at Devils Lair Winery. He remained an integral part of Devils Lair, eventually taking on the role of Senior Winemaker until recently joining the inner winema

MidWest Paddock to Plate

Published on: 31st January 2023

It is with excitement we announce Xanadu’s partnership with the 2023 + 2024 Shore Leave Festival!

Celebrating the natural abundance of culture, food and adventure in the unique Midwest region, Shore Leave will host a program of events between 27-30 April, with events including the bustling seafood market, Abrolhos Long Table Lunch, marine discovery tours, live local music and an amateur lobster cook off.

As a part of one of the festivals highlights, Xanadu will be the key wine sponsor for the iconic Midwest Paddock to Plate featuring Australian food icon Matt Moran and WA Good Food Guide, Georgia Moore as hosts. A chance for guests to get back to the land, the farm-based menu will be curated by Matt himself against our Margaret River wines. Think undulating paddocks, beautifully laid tables, Xanadu Reserve Chardonnay and Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, meat sizzling over an open flame and flavour packed sides plucked straight from the veggie patch. The Chefs reverence for food provenance will shine with a distinct menu evoking a magical sense of place. Yanget Farm, one of the oldest and most fertile farms in the region, will place guests right in the heart of the Midwest’s agricultural food bowl.

Xanadu’s partnership with the MidWest Paddock to Plate promises special-occasion magic for discerning diners who love to eat local.
XANADU WINES AVAILABLE AT THE MIDWEST PADDOCK TO PLATE
• Xanadu Circa 77 range
• Xanadu Vinework Sauvignon Blanc
• Xanadu Vinework Shiraz
• Xanadu Cabernet Sauvignon
• Xanadu Fortified Shiraz
• Xanadu Reserve Chardonnay

For more information and tickets, click here!

Sundays of Summer ~ at Xanadu

Published on: 24th November 2022

For the month of January, Xanadu will be hosting the inaugural Sundays of Summer, ground zero for the ultimate Sunday afternoon wine. Local entertainment, pre-bookable cheeseboards and a low-key, relaxed approach to wine! Entry is free of charge and our restaurant is open for bookings.

SUNDAYS OF SUMMER LINE UP:
– 1st – DJ Eric
– 8th – Chilali + Chief
– 15th – Emjay
– 22nd – Nathan Parsons

Be sure to pre-book your cheese plates through the link below!

PRE-BOOK YOUR CHEESEBOARDS NOW!

Xanadu Cracks 100 Trophies

Published on: 20th November 2020

We’re stoked to have won 5 trophies at last night’s Langton’s Margaret River Wine Show, cracking 100 trophies won since 2007!

2018 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon | not yet released | SHOP 2017
Langton’s Trophy for Wine of Show
Margaret River Wagyu Trophy for Red Wine of Show
City of Busselton Trophy for Best Cabernet Sauvignon

Langton’s Trophy for Wine of Provenance | SHOP new release 2019
Xanadu Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, 2012 & 2018

Vinline Mobile Bottling Trophy for Most Successful Exhibitor
Xanadu Wines

Congratulations to our winemaking and viticulture team – their hard work, passion and commitment is what has got us to this outstanding milestone.

Trophy Honour Roll

2007 XANADU VIOGNIER, 2007 MARGARET RIVER WINE SHOW – OPTIMUS ALIAS (BEST OTHER VARIETAL)
2007 XANADU CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 2009 NATIONAL WINE SHOW OF AUSTRALIA – BEST DRY RED TABLE WINE
2005 XANADU CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 2009 QANTAS WINE SHOW OF WA – BEST OLDER RED
2007 XANADU CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 2009 QANTAS WINE SHOW OF WA – BEST & MOST DISTINCTIVE REGIONAL CHARACTERISTICS (J.S. GLADSTONE TROPHY)
2007 XANADU CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 2009 QANTAS WINE SHOW OF WA – BEST CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2008 NEXT OF KIN CHARDONNAY, 2009 SYDNEY ROYAL WINE SHOW – BEST COMMERCIAL WHITE WINE
2009 RESERVE CHARDONNAY, 2010 INTERNATIONAL CHARDONNAY CHALLENGE – TOP INTERNATIONAL CHARDONNAY
2009 RESERVE CHARDONNAY, 2010 INTERNATIONAL CHARDONNAY CHALLENGE – CHAMPION WINE OF SHOW
2009 RESERVE CHARDONNAY, 2010 MARGARET RIVER WINE SHOW – BEST CHARDONNAY
2009 RESERVE CHARDONNAY, 2010 MARGARET RIVER WINE SHOW BEST – SINGLE VINEYARD ESTATE WINE
2009 RESERVE CHARDONNAY, 2010 MARGARET RIVER WINE SHOW – BEST WHITE WINE OF SHOW
2010 XANADU SAUVIGNON BLANC SEMILLON, 2010 PERTH ROYAL WINE SHOW – BEST DRY WHITE TABLE WINE
2007 NEXT OF KIN CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 2010 SYDNEY ROYAL WINE SHOW – BEST RED WINE OF SHOW WITH A WHOLESALE PRICE EXCL WET & GST NOT EXCEEDING $10 PER BOTTLE
2009 RESERVE CHARDONNAY, 2011 INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE – BEST MARGARET RIVER WINE
2010 NEXT OF KIN SHIRAZ, 2011 MARGARET RIVER WINE SHOW – BEST SHIRAZ
XANADU WINES, 2011 MARGARET RIVER WINE SHOW – BEST EXHIBITOR AWARD
2008 XANADU CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 2011 NATIONAL WINE SHOW OF AUSTRALIA – THE CABERNET SAUVIGNON TROPHY
2010 NEXT OF KIN SHIRAZ, 2011 NATIONAL WINE SHOW OF AUSTRALIA – BEST DRY RED, COMMERCIAL CLASSES
2007 XANADU CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 2011 QANTAS WINE SHOW OF WA – BEST OLDER RED WINE
2007 XANADU CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 2011 QANTAS WINE SHOW OF WA – BEST CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2007 XANADU CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 2011 QANTAS WINE SHOW OF WA – BEST RED WINE OF SHOW
2010 RESERVE CHARDONNAY, 2012 FIVE NATIONS WINE CHALLENGE – WHITE WINE OF THE SHOW
2010 RESERVE CHARDONNAY, 2012 FIVE NATIONS WINE CHALLENGE – BEST CHARDONNAY
2010 RESERVE CHARDONNAY, 2012 MARGARET RIVER WINE SHOW – BEST WHITE WINE OF THE SHOW
2010 RESERVE CHARDONNAY, 2012 MARGARET RIVER WINE SHOW – BEST CHARDONNAY
2011 RESERVE CHARDONNAY, 2012 MARGARET RIVER WINE SHOW – BEST SINGLE ESTATE VINEYARD
2012 XANADU WINES XANADU, 2012 MARGARET RIVER WINE SHOW – BEST EXHIBITOR AWARD
2012 NEXT OF KIN SAUVIGNON BLANC SEMILLON, 2012 ROYAL ADELAIDE WINE SHOW – THE BDO TROPHY – BEST DRY WHITE BLEND
2010 XANADU CHARDONNAY, 2013 JAMES HALLIDAY CHARDONNAY – CHALLENGE BEST CHARDONNAY IN MARGARET RIVER REGION, 97 POINTS
2011 STEVENS ROAD CHARDONNAY, 2013 MARGARET RIVER WINE SHOW – BEST SINGLE VINEYARD ESTATE WHITE
2013 DJL SAUVIGNON BLANC SEMILLON, 2013 MARGARET RIVER WINE SHOW – BEST BLEND OF SAUVIGNON BLANC & SEMILLON
XANADU WINES, 2013 MARGARET RIVER WINE SHOW – MOST SUCCESSFUL EXHIBITOR
2008 XANADU CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 2013 NATIONAL WINE SHOW OF AUSTRALIA – BEST MATURE DRY RED TROPHY
2010 XANADU CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 2013 NATIONAL WINE SHOW OF AUSTRALIA – THE CABERNET SAUVIGNON TROPHY
2010 XANADU CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 2013 NATIONAL WINE SHOW OF AUSTRALIA – BEST DRY RED TABLE WINE
2010 XANADU CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 2013 NATIONAL WINE SHOW OF AUSTRALIA – LEN EVANS MEMORIAL TROPHY – CHAMPION WINE OF SHOW
2010 XANADU CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 2013 ROYAL ADELAIDE WINE SHOW – BEST CABERNET SAUVIGNON OF SHOW
2012 RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 2014 MARGARET RIVER WINE SHOW – BEST SINGLE VINEYARD ESTATE RED WINE
2012 STEVENS ROAD CHARDONNAY, 2014 MARGARET RIVER WINE SHOW – BEST SINGLE VINEYARD ESTATE WHITE WINE
2011 DJL CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 2014 NATIONAL WINE SHOW OF AUSTRALIA THE CABERNET SAUVIGNON TROPHY
2012 STEVENS ROAD CHARDONNAY 2014 NATIONAL WINE SHOW OF AUSTRALIA – THE SINGLE VINEYARD DRY WHITE TROPHY
2012 STEVENS ROAD CHARDONNAY, 2015 MARGARET RIVER WINE SHOW – BEST EXHIBITION WINE
2013 XANADU CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 2015 NATIONAL WINE SHOW OF AUSTRALIA – THE CABERNET SAUVIGNON TROPHY
2012 XANADU CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 2015 SYDNEY ROYAL WINE SHOW – BEST CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2015 STEVENS ROAD CHARDONNAY, 2016 MARGARET RIVER WINE SHOW – BEST SINGLE VINEYARD WHITE
2014 XANADU CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 2016 NATIONAL WINE SHOW OF AUSTRALIA – THE CABERNET SAUVIGNON TROPHY
2016 DJL SAUVIGNON BLANC SEMILLON, 2016 PERTH ROYAL WINE SHOW – DAVID MULLEN WINE AGENCY TROPHY BEST SAUVIGNON BLANC SEMILLON
2013 RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 2016 ROYAL QUEENSLAND WINE SHOW – BEST MATURE RED OF SHOW
2015 XANADU CHARDONNAY, 2016 WINE SHOW OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA – BEST CHARDONNAY
2015 XANADU CHARDONNAY, 2016 WINE SHOW OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA – BEST WHITE WINE OF SHOW
XANADU WINES, 2016 WINE SHOW OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA – WINERY WITH THE HIGHEST AGGREGATE FOR TOP 3 POINTED WINES
2017 DJL SAUVIGNON BLANC SEMILLON, 2017 NATIONAL WINE SHOW OF AUSTRALIA – THE SAUVIGNON BLANC OR SAUVIGNON BLANC SEMILLON TROPHY
2015 RESERVE CHARDONNAY, 2017 NATIONAL WINE SHOW OF AUSTRALIA – THE SINGLE VINEYARD DRY WHITE TROPHY
2014 DJL CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 2017 NATIONAL WINE SHOW OF AUSTRALIA – THE CABERNET SAUVIGNON TROPHY
2015 RESERVE CHARDONNAY, 2017 ROYAL QUEENSLAND WINE SHOW – BEST CHARDONNAY OF SHOW
2015 RESERVE CHARDONNAY, 2017 ROYAL QUEENSLAND WINE SHOW – BEST YOUNG WHITE OF SHOW
2015 RESERVE CHARDONNAY, 2017 ROYAL QUEENSLAND WINE SHOW – BEST SINGLE VINEYARD WHITE OF SHOW
2015 RESERVE CHARDONNAY, 2017 ROYAL QUEENSLAND WINE SHOW – BEST WHITE OF SHOW
2015 RESERVE CHARDONNAY, 2017 ROYAL QUEENSLAND WINE SHOW – GRAND CHAMPION WINE OF SHOW
2015 RESERVE CHARDONNAY, 2017 SIX NATIONS WINE CHALLENGE – THE CHARDONNAY TROPHY
2015 RESERVE CHARDONNAY, 2017 SIX NATIONS WINE CHALLENGE – WHITE WINE OF SHOW TROPHY
2015 RESERVE CHARDONNAY, 2017 SIX NATIONS WINE CHALLENGE – WINE OF SHOW TROPHY
2016 DJL SAUVIGNON BLANC SEMILLON, 2017 SYDNEY ROYAL WINE SHOW – BEST WHITE BLEND
2016 XANADU CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 2018 MARGARET RIVER WINE SHOW – BEST CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2009, 12, 17 STEVENS ROAD CHARDONNAY, 2018 MARGARET RIVER WINE SHOW – WINE OF PROVENANCE
2017 STEVENS ROAD CHARDONNAY, 2018 MARGARET RIVER WINE SHOW – BEST SINGLE VINEYARD WHITE
2017 STEVENS ROAD CHARDONNAY, 2018 MARGARET RIVER WINE SHOW – INTERNATIONAL JUDGES TROPHY
2007, 10, 17 XANADU CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 2018 NATIONAL WINE SHOW OF AUSTRALIA – THE RED WINE OF PROVENANCE TROPHY
2016 STEVENS ROAD CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 2018 NATIONAL WINE SHOW OF AUSTRALIA – THE CABERNET SAUVIGNON TROPHY
2016 STEVENS ROAD CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 2018 NATIONAL WINE SHOW OF AUSTRALIA – THE SINGLE VINEYARD DRY RED TROPHY
2016 STEVENS ROAD CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 2018 NATIONAL WINE SHOW OF AUSTRALIA – THE RED WINE OF SHOW TROPHY
2018 DJL SAUVIGNON BLANC SEMILLON, 2018 PERTH ROYAL WINE SHOW – DAVID MULLEN WINE AGENCY TROPHY BEST SAUVIGNON BLANC SEMILLON
2018 DJL SAUVIGNON BLANC SEMILLON, 2018 PERTH ROYAL WINE SHOW – BEST DRY WHITE TABLE WINE (BLENDS)
2018 DJL SAUVIGNON BLANC SEMILLON, 2018 ROYAL ADELAIDE WINE SHOW – BEST DRY WHITE BLEND
2016 XANADU CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 2018 ROYAL MELBOURNE WINE SHOW – BEST CABERNET SAUVIGNON, MERLOT & ASSOCIATED VARIETIES
2016 XANADU CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 2018 ROYAL MELBOURNE WINE SHOW – THE JIMMY WATSON MEMORIAL TROPHY FOR BEST YOUNG RED WINE OF THE 2016 & 2017 VINTAGES
2014 XANADU CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 2018 WINE SHOW OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA – BEST OLDER RED WINE
2014 XANADU CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 2018 WINE SHOW OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA – BEST CABERNET SAUVIGNON
XANADU WINES, 2018 WINE SHOW OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA – HIGHEST AGGREGATE FOR 3 TOP POINTED WINES (SHARED WITH HOUGHTON)
2017 RESERVE CHARDONNAY, 2019 MARGARET RIVER WINE SHOW – BEST CHARDONNAY
2017 RESERVE CHARDONNAY, 2019 MARGARET RIVER WINE SHOW – BEST SINGLE VINEYARD WHITE
2017 RESERVE CHARDONNAY, 2019 MARGARET RIVER WINE SHOW – WHITE WINE OF SHOW
XANADU WINES, 2019 MARGARET RIVER WINE SHOW – MOST SUCCESSFUL EXHIBITOR
2017 DJL CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 2019 PERTH ROYAL WINE SHOW – BEST CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2017 XANADU CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 2019 ROYAL ADELAIDE WINE SHOW – BEST CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2017 XANADU CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 2019 ROYAL MELBOURNE WINE SHOW – BEST CABERNET SAUVIGNON, MERLOT & ASSOCIATED VARIETIES
2017 XANADU CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 2019 ROYAL QUEENSLAND WINE SHOW – BEST CABERNET, ASSOC. VARIETY OR BLEND TROPHY
2017 DJL CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 2019 WINE SHOW OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA – BEST CABERNET SAUVIGNON
2017 DJL CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 2019 WINE SHOW OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA – BEST RED WINE
2017 DJL CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 2019 WINE SHOW OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA – BEST WINE OF SHOW
2017 RESERVE CHARDONNAY, 2019 NATIONAL WINE SHOW OF AUSTRALIA – THE CHARDONNAY TROPHY
2017 RESERVE CHARDONNAY 2019, NATIONAL WINE SHOW OF AUSTRALIA THE SINGLE VINEYARD WHITE TROPHY
2017 RESERVE CHARDONNAY 2019 NATIONAL WINE SHOW OF AUSTRALIA – THE WHITE WINE OF SHOW TROPHY
2017 XANADU CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 2019 NATIONAL WINE SHOW OF AUSTRALIA – THE CABERNET SAUVIGNON TROPHY
XANADU WINES, 2020 PERTH ROYAL WINE SHOW – MOST SUCCESSFUL WA EXHIBITOR
2008, 12, 18 XANADU CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 2020 PERTH ROYAL WINE SHOW – WINE OF PROVENANCE
2018 XANADU CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 2020 JAMES HALLIDAY CABERNET CHALLENGE – TROPHY WINNER
2020 DJL ROSE 2020 ROYAL ADELAIDE WINE SHOW BEST ROSE IN SHOW.