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Margaret River

The combination of stunning scenery, memorable wines, first-rate restaurants and unforgettable cellar doors help the region maintain its position as a world-class tourism destination. In deciding where to visit this time, consider a blend of established superstars with experiences that may be less well-known but are guaranteed to be conversation-starters on your return home.

Vasse Felix

Star Winery

(08) 9756 5000
vassefelix.com.au

Vasse Felix, Margaret River’s founding winery, was established by Dr Tom Cullity in 1967 and has been under the stewardship of the Holmes à Court family since 1987.

Its portfolio of wines includes one of the region’s finest reds, the 2016 Vasse Felix Tom Cullity Cabernet Malbec and one of its finest whites, the 2018 Vasse Felix Heytesbury Chardonnay.

Its restaurant under chef, Brendan Pratt, remains one of the state’s best. Since the original winery was converted to the Art Gallery in 1999, the large open space has showcased regular exhibitions from the Holmes à Court Collection.

There are a diverse range of tours available that take you behind the scenes or even onto the nearby coastline. As well as this, there are a range of wine experiences to ensure that the memories will linger. PETER FORRESTAL

OUTSTANDING WINE: 2016 Vasse Felix Tom Cullity Cabernet Malbec, A$180

Leeuwin Estate
BEST LARGE CELLAR DOOR

(08) 9759 0000
leeuwinestate.com.au

Arlewood Estate
BEST SMALL CELLAR DOOR

(08) 9757 6676
arlewood.com.au

Glenarty Road
CELLAR DOOR WITH BEST FOOD

0475 085 305
glenartyroad.com.au

Passel Estate
BEST TASTING EXPERIENCE

(08) 9717 6241
passelestate.com

Evoi
Best Additional Experience (tours & TASTINGS)

0437 905 100
evoiwines.com