Dec 09, 2021
Pack your bags and get set to experience famed Western Australian wines direct from the cellar door to the dining table. Arrive in Perth for a 3 night sojourn inclusive of private car airport transfers to your selected hotel before setting off on a full day Swan Valley cruise and dedicated local winery tours.
Next up on your itinerary is a 3 night luxe expedition to the charming Margaret River region. Margaret’s (as the locals refer to it) is internationally renowned for its fantastic vino varietals, boutique breweries, outstanding chocolatiers and its magnetic natural beauty.
Discover Holidays have chosen sophisticated accommodation options and tailored daily activities that will appeal to astute wine lovers and curious travellers alike. As in, you don’t have to be a grape expert to enjoy sampling the dazzling array of Western Australian wines on offer throughout your stay. You see, even novice tipplers are sure to be entertained by our guided activities, gourmet dining experiences and the stunning scenery abound.
Swan Valley Day Cruise to Sandalford Estate
A full day of leisure and pleasure cruising through an award winning wine region sounds divine right! Board the boat in Perth and admire the dramatic city skyline as you peacefully cruise toward the upper regions of Swan Valley where a two course lunch at the esteemed Sandalford Estate awaits. Here at the restaurant (complete with its bustling open plan kitchen) presents a welcoming ambience and consistently serves up WA’s phenomenal seasonal produce. Sandalford executive chef Alan Spagnolo’s has expertly created sumptuous menu items such as hand-rolled pasta, wood-fired pizzas, Cape Grim beef dishes and fresh seafood appetisers to pair perfectly with their wines.
Après lunch enjoy an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the winery and a customised wine tasting. Guests receive exclusive discounts across all purchases at the Sandalford Estate cellar door and their delightful gift shop too. Hence, it might be worth upping your luggage allowance to stock up on a selection of wines. Given that the historic Sandalford Estate has been producing award-winning wines for over 180 years direct from their vineyards in both the Swan Valley and Margaret River you simply cannot go wrong collecting a shy bottle or a brazen dozen whilst here.
As you cruise back to the city be prepared to feast on decadent deserts and enjoy the all-inclusive wines on board. Overall, a Swan Valley day cruise is perfect for people seeking a premium yet carefree Western Australian wine experience. Bon appetite.
Welcome to Margaret River
Take part in an idyllic day trip throughout Margaret River and uncover the many food and wine gems on offer here. The travel saying ‘go where the locals go’ rings true in this region which is why guests of Discover Holidays can expect to indulge in all sorts of unique culinary experiences.
Day trip itinerary stops include; a morning java start at Yahava Koffeeworks, premium wine tastings at Brown Hills Estate, a vineyard and barrel room tour at McHenry Hohnen and a visit to the ever popular Fermoy Estate too. A gourmet lunch is hosted by the acclaimed Flutes Restaurant at Brookland Valley Estate and an afternoon interlude to sample fine local chocolates at Gabriel Chocolate Factory is always appreciated by cocoa connoisseurs.
What better way to experience the joys of Western Australia than by tasting your way through Margaret River? Whether you’re traveling with good friends, a lover or on a solo mission to explore the region, there’s no doubt you’ll have a fantastically delicious time in the west. Not only are guests on small tours granted the opportunity to learn about winemaking techniques in Margaret River, but they also get to learn about local community initiatives and the interesting ecology of the area.
Keep in mind that asides from the full day wine tour of Margaret River, your Discover Holidays package includes 3 days car hire while you’re here. That way you can set your own pace and venture off to see some the areas most celebrated sights. Local highlights include; Gracetown Bay, Jewel Cave, Yallingup Beach, the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, Boranup Forest, and all the natural attractions that line the 111 km scenic drive along Caves Road.
It doesn’t matter if it’s your 1st or 50th time visiting the outstanding wineries and boutique eateries of Western Australia because there’s always a superb wine to sip, an artisanal menu item to sample and a picture perfect moment calling around every corner. Which is why Discover Holidays invite you to experience the very best of WA - any time, any day.