Margaret River Gourmet Escape -- a foodie 'must'
Great news for foodies. Margaret River Gourmet Escape will be held from November 18 to 20. It will showcases the best of Western Australia and the Margaret River region through a world-class line-up of unique food and wine events.
Since the first significant planting of vines in 1967 (yes, as recent as that), the Margaret River wine region has grown to become regarded as potentially one of the great wine-producing regions of the world.
Although the region contributes only three per cent of Australia’s wine grapes it commands more than 20 per cent of the country's premium wine market.
Today there are more than 5,000 hectares under vine and 215 grape growers and wine producers in the region. and more than 70 Margaret River wineries open to visitors.
Margaret River and its premium wine region is the place for indulging many other passions. It’s is the only wine region in the world where you can hop from award-winning wineries and restaurants to stunning beaches, tall-timber forests, world-class surf breaks and ancient caves.
From Perth, it's an easy 3-hour-and-20-minute drive via coast or country. Budget travellers can catch the coach that departs daily.