The only Australian wine region you can cruise to from the capital city

Western Australia's oldest wine region sits just 25 minutes’ drive from Perth, inviting you to discover local heritage, enjoy some quality family time, and feast on a rich fusion of award-winning wines, speciality liqueurs and gourmet delights, including olives, cheeses, preserves, nuts and chocolate.

Take the drive east from Perth to the capital’s oldest inland town, Guildford, and make your first stop at the Swan Valley Visitor Centre to pick up a free map of the Swan Valley Food and Wine Trail. This 32-kilometre loop takes in over 200 attractions. If you’d prefer to let someone else do the driving, join a scenic Swan River cruise from Perth's Barrack Street Jetty, go winery-hopping in a horse-drawn wagon or hire a chauffeured classic car.

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 crafted local wine makes the perfect accompaniment to your Swan Valley experience.

Regional specialities

  • Verdelho
  • Shiraz
  • Cabernet
  • Liqueur Verdelho
  • Liqueur Shiraz