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Venues for Beer & Wine Tours

Get the best possible experience with a private transfer for comfortable, stress-free travel from vineyard to vineyard.

 

DEGUSTATION LUNCHES

Rustico @ HayShed Hill:

http://www.rusticohayshedhill.com.au/

A regional favourite and foodies’ heaven! Paired with the stunning venue at Hay Shed Hill wines, the relaxed atmosphere and world-class service is why Rusticois rated on Trip Advisor as the Number 1 restaurant to visit in the Margaret River wine region.

It is no surprise the tapas tasting degustation matched with premium Hay Shed Hill wines is the most popular way to dine; with ten different dishes it really is the best value degustation in the southwest. Indulge by starting lunch with Freshly Shucked Australian oysters, Chorizo or a jug of Sangria…. Yum, and allow 2.5 hours when dining so you can enjoy the full Rustico experience.

 

WINERY TAPAS LUNCHES

Fishbone:

https://www.fishbonewines.com.au/

Take a seat on the terrace and enjoy a glass of Fishbone wine accompanied by an array of unique Japanese-inspired dishes

Fishbone opened in December 2015; being a father to four daughters, Kevin Sorgionvanni wanted to create a welcoming destination with a fresh menu that suited shared dining.

“I wanted to create a place where people can enjoy our wines in a relaxed environment, and I wanted to offer something that Margaret River hadn’t seen before.”

The restaurant is now known for its Japanese-inspired menu and raw dessert treats. Seating up to 100 people and overlooking the farm’s paddocks, complete with Kevin’s beloved cattle, all with a north-easterly aspect that keeps the terrace sunny in winter and protected in summer.

 

FAMILY-FRIENDLY WINERIES + FOOD

Swings & Roundabouts:

https://www.swings.com.au/yallingup-winery-restaurant

A comfortable, versatile space filled with upbeat music, open fires, cosy corners, a huge lawn, a playground, and arguably the best views in Margaret River. Their Mediterranean-style wines are reflective of the Northern Margaret River and best enjoyed with friends and family. The food is designed to match, simple, rustic, loaded with delicious flavours and perfect to share. Known for the region’s finest wineries and restaurants, a trip down south isn’t complete without a visit to Swings & Roundabouts.

 

Aravina Estate:

https://aravinaestate.com/

Formally Amberley Estate & nestled amongst the picturesque setting of expansive vineyards across rolling hills, natural bushland and manicured gardens, Aravina Estate is one of Margaret River’s finest wine producers in the region. The Tobins’ vision for Aravina Estate since 2010 is creating a wonderful dining experience for families, couples and children and enhancing it by producing distinctive wines of exceptional quality that best represent the region.

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

 

BOUTIQUE WINERIES

Marri Wood Park:

https://marriwoodpark.com.au/

Demeter-certified biodynamic vineyard. Established in 1992 is a stone’s throw from Smiths Beach.

Our biodynamic philosophy utilises sustainable, chemical-free practices. Applying the timing and movement of celestial objects to predicate pruning, live animal fertilising, and picking complemented our natural and introduced bio-diversity as an ecologically beneficial approach to farming.

Sixteen acres and ten-thousand vines comprising cabernet sauvignon, sauvignon blanc, Chenin blanc, Semillon and terroir of sandy, gravelly loam on limestone bedrock. No irrigation is made possible by the dewy, cooling breeze which rolls off the Southern Indian Ocean in conjunction with gentle north-facing slopes, undulating topography and well-established roots of our 28-year-old vines.

The result is hardy vines that produce high-quality, robust and delicious grapes. The berries are hand-picked and sorted and then fermented in various fermenters (including clay amphoras, and French and Austrian oak barrels) to produce the highest quality wine exemplifying the Margaret River region’s fine viticultural qualities.

 

ICONIC WINERIES

Vasse Felix:

https://www.vassefelix.com.au/

Established in 1967 by regional pioneer Dr Tom Cullity, Vasse Felix is Margaret River’s founding wine estate.

Our wines reflect the strengths of Margaret River, focusing on Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, as well as Shiraz and Sauvignon Blanc / Semillon blends. They are grown in our four Margaret River vineyards, then vinified and bottled within our modern winery, situated at our Home Vineyard overlooking the Wilyabrup Brook.

Many things make Vasse Felix the special place it is: the incredible environment and climate of Margaret River, our family ownership, our treasured heritage, and our priceless vineyards. But above all, it’s the dedication of our entire team to continue Dr Cullity’s original aim for Vasse Felix: “to make the best possible wine”.

 

BREWERIES

Wildhop:

https://www.wildhopbeer.com.au/

Wild Hop is a small, family-owned and operated brewery built on the family’s property in the Yallingup Hills. We don’t have grand plans to take over the world – we’re just here, in this beautiful corner of the world, having a good time and doing what we love!!

Kid-friendly, dog-friendly and beer-geek friendly, we wanted to create an exciting place to visit with a rotating tap list and menu, meaning there is always something new to try.

We installed a beast of a wood-fired rotisserie oven as the centrepiece of our kitchen and built the menu around the concept of seasonal, ever-changing dishes using fresh, local produce.

Our menu is designed to be shared “family style”… Maybe try our whole rotisserie chicken (free-range chickens that are brined for 48 hours with aromatics from our farm; and then slowly spun over the coals), paired with a seasonal salad and loaded duck-fat potatoes. Or a 500g Margaret River Wagu steak, cooked perfectly and sliced to share, teamed with char-grilled broccolini and bang-bang Korean cauliflower. We aim to always have one seafood dish on the menu and several vegetarian options that can be eaten with or without a wood-fired protein. We can easily accommodate a range of dietary requirements.

 

Beerfarm:

https://www.beerfarm.com.au/

At Beerfarm, we’re committed to reducing our footprint every step of the way. We run an ever-growing array of solar panels across our brewery’s rooftops to minimise our energy use and have a thorough wastewater plan in place to reduce our water consumption during the beer-making process while managing our wastewater post-brew.

We make beers for all occasions, from smashable lagers your mum and dad would drink to complex IPAs and sours packed full of rescued fruit supporting Aussie farmers. If beer is not your jam, we also make a cider packed with fresh Manjimup apples. We are an ambitious bunch on a mission to bring Beerfarm to as many lips as possible whilst having a bloody good time along the way!

 

Black Brewing:

https://blackbrewingco.com.au/

Stunning venue, delicious food & tasty beers.. now joined by Dune Distilling with a range of Gins & Vodkas. Their beers tell a refreshing tale of time and place, inspired by the Margaret River region, the Indian Ocean and Western Australia’s incredible produce and people.

Our aim is to develop and discover new brews all the time, and a sunny day of tastings at our Caves Road brewery and restaurant could lead to many places.

We’re as thirsty for new experiences as we are for new flavours and new friends. Just be curious and ready to crack a cold one, and we’ll get along just fine.

 

Cheeky Monkey:

https://cheekymonkey.com.au/

All of us at Cheeky Monkey invite you to join us for wonder and excitement – experiences for both young and old! Drink the complete range of seasonal and core releases straight from our taps – or why not take them home for later enjoyment during carefree hours? Eat at our award-winning restaurant and bar while kids play free on the amazing playground! Enjoy the panoramic views overlooking the picturesque lake and vineyard. Experience weddings and events unlike anything you could ever dream possible*.

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