Western Australia’s Foodie Paradise- The Glorious Margaret River

4 Apr

Just a 3-4 hour drive out of Perth’s CBD and destinations such as the famous Cottisloe Beach in West Australia takes you to the heart of one of Australia’s finest wine regions- the Margaret River. Known for some of Australia’s finest wines such as Vasse Felix, Stella Bella, Madfish, and Voyager Estate, the Margaret River provides the ultimate foodie weekend for those up for 48 hours of tipsy wine guzzling, chocolate tasting, olive sampling and coffee sipping bliss.

Don’t miss:

- 34 Degrees South Organic Olive Farm for top quality olive oils and olive products
- Almond Praline, Rocky Road and the white chocolate sample tub at Margaret River Chocolate Factory
- Espresso any way you like it with Jahava coffee’s special aged coffee blend
- Lunch @ Vasse Felix Restaurant
- Twice baked goats cheese souffle and wine tasting @ Must Wine Bar
- An unrushed visit to the fabulous ‘Providore’ for specialty ingredients, lime, ginger and cinnamon marmalade, conserves, sauces, oils, baked goods and deliciously quaint vineyard dining experiences

Don’t bother:
- Margaret River Cheese Factory (WA can’t have it all.. cheese is just not their strong point)

olive oil

Providore's impressive olive oil selection for tasting

Providore

Providore's barrel aged red wine vinegar

Italian Sardines

Italian Sardines with roast tomato puree and aioli

Goats cheese tart

Goats Cheese Tart at Vasse Felix Restaurant

Must wine bar

The lovely hostess Rachel @ Must Wine Bar, Margaret River

Providore waitress

Rocky Road

White and Milk Rocky Road on display at the Margaret River Chocolate Factory

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5 Responses to “Western Australia’s Foodie Paradise- The Glorious Margaret River”

  1. Maureen July 19, 2011 at 2:44 pm #

    Agree with the cheese factory diss they got to up their game and unless ya tell me that the sardines where just caught not a fan of tins at restaurants , had em at Vasse not impressed !!

    • frenchforfoodies.com July 19, 2011 at 11:47 pm #

      Yes it makes no sense that they’re serving Italian sardines at Vasse Felix when some of the best produce comes from the region. Cheese factory- terrible. Especially now that I’m addicted to the real, French kind!

  2. Jimmy June 11, 2011 at 3:46 pm #

    Hey,

    I have heard good things about the 2009 vintage Vasse Felix Cab Merlot from Margaret River.

    http://www.wascene.com/food-drink/vasse-felix-cabernet-merlot-2009/

    Regards,
    James

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  4. Brent April 30, 2010 at 12:12 am #

    I must agree… Must Wine Bar is a must! A mecca for the serious wine connoisseur in all of us, Must tags itself as a ‘wine library’ and has the book to back such a claim. It boasts an A-Z of WA wineries and a healthy representation of the other wine regions of Australia. To my utter delight there is no Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc on the list, a decision born from the passion these guys have for WA wines and the people who produce them. Who needs kiwi wine anyway – try the 2005 Arlewood Semillon, Margaret River, a rich, full bodied wine retaining apealling citrus notes of lemon and a touch of orange peel. It goes hand in hand perfectly with the Pork assiette.

    Once lunch has settled book into Hanu Day Spa for some serious bodywork. For fans of deep tissue massage that is the ultimate satisfaction that only the marriage of pleasure and pain can deliver ask for Jamie (the big guy). He’s an ex brickie and has the hands to prove it. This was the most serious deep tissue massage I have ever experienced.

    At the end of a day of tasting, swilling, swimming and pampering retire to the peerless Losari Retreat http://www.losariretreat.com.au/ a collection of secluded, architectually designed villas set in the most tranquil of settings. Pick up some yummy Margaret River wine and produce on your way and you are set for the night cooking on the bbq and jauzzi deck. Take advantage of the western time difference in the morning to get up with the sun and stroll around the property you are sharing with kangaroos, rabbits and a horse ranch. Breathe in the fresh morning air, feel invigorated by the brisk dawn and take inspiration from Rachel to catch some stunning photography!

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