A unique opportunity for wine-lovers and gourmets who wish to discover great Australian wines and fine food. Our base in Margaret River could not be more ideally situated. It is in the heart of the vineyards, and within reach of over hundred wineries! We will organise for you an unforgettable holiday. Opening the doors to well known and bou- tique wineries, this is a chance to taste world-class wines and meet the wine makers. The tours are private and can be tailored to any length of stay. Stay at our manor near Marga- ret river township or, if you are seeking sophisticated seclusion, slumber at our luxury lodge amidst private vineyards.
The setting: Margaret River Wine Region in Western Australia
The spectacular Margaret River Wine Region welcomes travellers from around the world like no other destination in Australia. A comfortable three-hour drive south of Perth, it is an enticing combination of pristine natural wonders, premium wineries, fine restaurants, unique arts & crafts, dazzling beaches, and spectacular forests.
Blessed with a perfect Mediterranean maritime climate, the four seasons are gently defined in this relaxed and peaceful corner of the country.
From the tranquil waters of Geographe Bay in the north, down the ancient cave-carved Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge, through the picturesque vineyards and karri forest of the heartland, to the desolate beauty of Cape Leeuwin in the south, this is a place of splendid natural contrasts.
Here the southern seasons are gently defined, and nature radiates a deep vitality. The ocean forms the life rhythms of the land between the capes, its many moods governing everything from the perfect climate to the subtle nuances of another world-beating vintage.
Artists and crafts people find our spirit of place and convivial atmosphere inspirational, so Mar- garet River is a focal point for those who must create. The aesthetic urge also animates our winemakers and chefs, so a Margaret River odyssey is invariably a connoisseur's delight. About our wine tours
On last count, there were over 118 individual wine labels in Margaret River. It’s tempting to think of the wineries as the ones you’ve heard about (which must be good!) and the ones you haven’t (which might be good, but how would you know?)
Your Private Tours affords you the option of visiting the wineries you’ve heard about AND sug- gests some in the the second group - the lesser known boutique wineries that are just waiting for you to visit and taste their excellent wines. Winemakers in these smaller properties are very approachable and love to share the secrets of their success with an appreciative visitor.
We have an on-board database of virtually every Margaret River wine which we use to suggest an itinerary that will suit your wine preferences.
Add in some taste delights along the way, a nice lunch at a winery restaurant perhaps, a gallery or two and you have the perfect way to discover great food and wine in Margaret River.
The Manor (4 star) Rising majestically on 14 picturesque acres, our Manor, blending the grandeur and old world charm of a bygone era with contemporary style and elegance, is yours to dis- cover.
Only two minutes from the bustling Margaret River township and close to internationally acclaimed wineries, we offer 4.5 star accommodation in a significant heritage property.
The Loge (5 star) As you meander down the winding driveway of the intimate country estate you will discover why our Lodge has been voted in the Top 100 Hotels in the World. Located on its own vineyard, Cape Lodge tips the scales of the luxury hotel experience. Voted in Conde Nast Traveller's Gold List "World's Best 100 Hotels", World’s Top 20 Vineyard Hotels, Cape Lodge is a member of the prestigious "Small Luxury Hotels of the World". It's neighbours include the great wineries of Vasse Felix, Moss Wood, Pierro and Cullen.
Spread throughout 40 acres of forest, parkland, manicured gardens and lakes are 22 secluded rooms and suites, a magnificent Private Residence which sits very privately on its own 3 acres and the quaint two bedroom self contained Cottage.
The acclaimed Restaurant is reserved exclusively for guests and was voted number four in the World for Food by Conde Nast Traveller. The restaurant features a 14,000 bottle temperature controlled cellar stocked with premium back vintage Margaret River wines. Getting there:
Closest airport is Perth which is served by many international airlines. Follow the cost for three hours south of Perth, and you will find Margaret River. We recommend hiring a car, alternatively we can arrange for pick up to and from hotel.