Tucked away in the south west corner of Australia, south of Perth is the beautiful Margaret River region. Located in the valley of the eponymous Margaret River, it sits 9 kilometres inland from the Indian Ocean between Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin in Western Australia.
Once a small surfing town, Margaret River is now a world-renowned wine region. You can enjoy the region’s finest wines against a backdrop of incredible forest and ocean scenery. Indulge your tastebuds at the Margaret River wineries, home to fine wines that make up 20% of the Australian premium wine market. You'll find local arts and crafts, fresh produce, full-bodied wines and gourmet food.
There’s also plenty of natural beauty that surrounds. In Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park is Mammoth Cave, a limestone cave internationally recognised for its splendour and pristine condition. Here you’ll gain an amazing insight into the fascinating underground world.
Another must-see on any visit to the region is Busselton Jetty, the longest wooden jetty in the southern hemisphere, stretching out 1.8 kilometres to sea and home to arguably Australia's greatest artificial reef. From the Underwater Observatory, see the amazing sea life with more than 300 individual marine species and vibrantly-coloured corals.
Margaret River Wineries
Margaret River region has only been around for less than a century, but optimum growing conditions have enabled the Margaret River wine region to flourish and become one of the world's premier fine wine regions. It has been referred to as having a climate similar to Bordeaux in France and we know how good the wine is there!
The establishment began when Dr Tom Cullity, a Perth Cardiologist had a dream to make wine. After careful research he planted the first Margaret River vines on the eight acres of land that he had bought for a mere $75 an acre and named his property "Vasse Felix", a name the expanded vineyard still bears today.
Made up predominantly of boutique wineries, this region produces just 3% of total Australian grape production but accounts for over 20% of the Australian premium wine market. Highly regarded for its cabernet sauvignon and celebrated as one of the world’s most favourable areas for producing chardonnay – be sure to taste these specialties! Home to world-class wineries, breweries, some of the finest restaurants and divine cheese and chocolate factories, your senses will be in for a treat.
Choose from a variety of AAT Kings wine and food tours in Margaret River. Choose the most suitable trip for you – tours range from one day trips to a full experience of Western Australia of up to 13 days.