Leeuwin Estate Winery, Margaret River, WA
With many world-class wineries and award-winning restaurants, Margaret River is one of Western Australia's most famous food and wine regions. Tour the cellar doors and taste local brews at the boutique breweries. Here you can eat fresh crayfish straight from the ocean or dine on the local organic beef and truffles. Visit the farmer's markets and try the artisan cheeses. Indulge in local handmade chocolates and delicious fudge. When you've finished your culinary journey, take time to explore Western Australia's Great South West. In a few hours you can go from wineries to stunning beaches with world-class surf breaks, snorkelling and diving or walk amongst ancient forests and caves.
With more than 120 wine producers in the region, Margaret River produces some of Australia's best cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, semillon, sauvignon blanc, merlot and shiraz wines. Start at the Margaret River Visitor Centre, which features interactive displays and information about wine. It's a great place to get a few tips from the locals to help plan your journey.