Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Margaret River March 2004 Randon Travel Note 5


A couple of years ago Michael & I had the pleasure of spending a week in Margaret River. We stayed at a friends beach house in Dunsborough which was fantastic, it was right on the beach so every morning when we woke up we literally stepped out the back door & onto the beach for a long walk & swim before heading off to the wineries. We usually visited 3 or 4 a day & some of our favourites were:

Vasse Felix, though I'm disapointed we didn’t get a chance to have lunch here as its supposed to be great. Their wines never dissapoint & I still re order now
Clairoult, where we had a magnificent lunch on the Al fresco deck
Voyager, though this is one of the larger wineries, the dutch style gardens are gorgeous & worth checking out
Flying Fish, which was quite a unique little winery
Leeuwin Estate, set in beautiful grounds
Wise, Had a superb lunch here with possibly the best views in the whole of the Margaret river - check out the view in the photo
Wildwood Winery in Yallingup - another beautiful boutique winery with a few good drops
Pierro, Caves Road, Willyabrup, another one where a few purchases were made

The day we did a mini bus tour so we could all enjoy the tasting we were always the last on the bus taking a lot longer than the others, we were trying it all & buying most of it too while the others seemed to be just in it for fun!

After a day at the wineries it was then relax time, so we would stock up on bbq supplies & some good local produce, cheese, etc
We would then fire up the barbie which as you can see from the photo was no easy task (it took Michael hours before the girls stepped in to help out) but a lot of fun, there is always something so comforting abt a fire! After eating we settled down to our books or a game ready for the next day to begin, cant think of a more perfect holiday myself, sun, beaches, great wine & food, what more could a gal ask for?
Also the scenery of the whole area was spectacular, from the ripe green grapefields to the sandy red roads & beaches it was quite a unique part of the world which I hope to visit again some day

1 comment:

Matt said...

Nice work Ange, Margaret River is always a great spot to go and you picked some great wineries.

A few on my list of places to go are Ashbrook Estate, Howard Park, Moss Wood, Pierro, Cullen, and Salitage (thats in Pemberton though). I'm sure most of them have websites if you feel like looking them up.

Sounds like its time for another visit :)

Cheers,
Matt