Last week was a big one for the Australian wine industry. Distinguished Australian wine critic James Halliday announced the winners for the annual Halliday Wine Companion Awards, and Margaret River was once again a stand out wine region. Wilyabrup wineries Domaine Naturaliste took out the Best Value Winery award and Vanya Cullen from Cullen Wines went home with the title of Best Winemaker. Read on to discover what Halliday had to say about these exemplary Margaret River wineries and their passionate creators.
Look no further than the Perth Hills for wineries where dogs are more than welcome. La Fattoria, Fairbrossen Winery, Hainault Vineyard and more are lovers of their own dogs and will welcome yours with open arms as you sip on a glass of their fine vino. Scenic views, great wine and your pup – what more could you want?
Fancy a getaway to WA’s very own world class wine region but those judging eyes haunt you every time you leave the house? Refine your palate and explore the lush surrounds of the Margaret River region with the fur-kid in tow at these dog-friendly wineries.
Only a half-hour road trip from Perth, the Swan Valley is the ideal day trip location. We’ve used Scoop’s Favourite Feature to select a dreamy itinerary of things to do, a couple of wineries to check out and some delish foodie treats to refuel. So fire up the group chat and get your mates together for fun packed (relatively boozy) trip to Swan Valley.
With over 20 vineyards and wineries scattered through the undulating hills and picturesque countryside, wine tasting is a must in the Ferguson Valley. The rich low plains, gentle slopes and valleys combined with the plentiful annual rainfall- results in an ideal environment for the creation of delicious produce.
Porongurup is one of the five wine producing sub regions within the Great Southern. Despite its small size, the region offers a fantastic array of quality grapes and wines that continue to achieve great results at annual awards. Riesling is classed as the subregions elite variety; however, visitors should expect to taste exceptional quality shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and pinot noir wines with intense flavours.