Although a fairly recent entrant in the wine-making industry, Western Australia has already caught the attention of connoisseurs from all over the world. The Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon are especially popular.
A Brief History
It was 1967 when Dr. Tom Cullity planted vines at Vasse Felix. The first Cabernet Sauvignon from the region came out 5 years later. Margaret River has made full use of the climate and geography of this place to establish a vineyard that can compete with more famous names. Aside from the varieties as mentioned earlier, Semillon Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz are also significant components of local exports.
Art on Display
Visitors to the vineyard can go on a tour of the Leeuwin Estate. A guide will lead the group across the facilities including a stop at the art gallery. The place is open to the public on a daily basis and entrance is free. The featured works include paintings of Australian artists Sidney Nolan and Jon Olsen. Many were previously used on wine labels.
Wine Tasting Straight from the Barrel
Down at the Voyager Estate, the tour includes wine tasting of drinks obtained straight from the barrel. It’s a fitting end to a tour of the country’s biggest underground barrel cellar. The beautiful gardens and buildings are also a feast for the eyes.
Feng Shui-approved Architecture
Go to Howard Park and immerse yourself in a modern building that has been guided by the principles of ancient Chinese Feng Shui. The result is a harmonious balance that has turned the heads of multiple award-giving bodies. Their Riesling is sure to strike you as a lucky find.
A Hearty Lunch
Move on to the Childs family’s Knee Deep winery if you want to satisfy your cravings. Their ultra-modern restaurant is always open for lunch. Locals often gather here to savour their unique take on Australian favourites. Don’t forget the wines that bear the children’s names.
A Place for the Whole Family
Steve Tobin set out to create memorable experiences with the Aravina Estate and that is exactly what visitors will get. Everyone in the family should be able to find items of interest from the kid’s playground to the vintage cars to the rose gardens. Sample their wine while you have your meal at the veranda.
A Toast to the Women of the Region
Cullen Wines has a proud tradition of having strong remarkable women. The late Diane Cullen used to manage the winery and eventually became a chief winemaker. Now her daughter, Vanya Cullen, has taken on the mantle. Give them a visit and sample their creations.