Producing more than 25 percent of Australia’s premium wine, Margaret River is one of the nation’s largest wine regions, with more than 200 vineyards. It’s also renowned as a world-class big-wave surfing destination, and draws many top-rated chefs with its incredible variety of fine produce.
Travelling from Perth by road, you can choose to drive the coast or country route to the Margaret River wine region. The quickest option, following the Forrest Highway, gets you to the cellar doors on scenic Caves Road in just over three hours. There’s also the option to arrive in style, taking a private helicopter or seaplane direct to select wine estates. Nominate a driver for the day, or join a guided tour of the cellar doors with a local wine expert.
Take a little time to meet the makers, and sample their unique community life in the vineyards. Then pair your chosen wine with a stunning view, artisanal local produce and good company to share your stories after a full day of adventure. Whatever your tastes, a premium local wine makes the perfect accompaniment to your Margaret River experience.
Regional wine specialities
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Sauvignon Blanc