Discovering Your Own Backyard.

Wine Tour - Surfers Point, Margaret River - Canapes and Champagne before the movies.

Wine Tour – Surfers Point, Margaret River – Canapes and Champagne before the movies.

During the week we were very fortunate to be able to experience an indulgent winery tour that concluded with tickets to the outdoor movies and pizza and wine under the stars  (a  wonderful Christmas gift, thankyou A & J!) and a drive home in a jag! Fantastic! What a great experience. We had the best day – and night.

Despite living in this winery region for the past 5 or so years it is easy to become enmeshed in your own small life and to forget what is out there in the greater world, just waiting to be explored.   It was refreshing to be reminded of just what a beautiful spot Margaret River is and to visit the town as a tourist is mind opening -this region is truly spectacular and there are so many different “experiences” on offer.

The tour was booked through the Margaret River Visitors Centre; travel was by Go In Style Luxury Tours (a great way to see the sights, Allan and Peter have lots of local knowledge and are friendly and helpful). We began our tour with an insiders guide to wine making at the beautiful Watershed Premium Wines – thank you, we had an excellent time being escorted round the property, seeing where and how the wine is made and then a fantastic tasting session where we discussed the virtues of the wines and which foods best matched the particular style of wine we were tasting.  Our guide was so knowledgeable and friendly, you can really tell when someone loves their job! Watershed Cellar Door – great wines and magnificent buildings! I would love to come back again and have lunch on the deck overlooking the dam and the vineyards.

 

We then headed to the magnificent Voyager Estate Premium Winery, what magnificent gardens! Spectacular!  And I have heard their High Teas are excellent – but book ahead  if you want to avail yourself of this treat.

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Then back into the car and off to the beach (Surfers Point) for canapés and champagne.

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And then:

Movies , starters, wine and pizza at Cape Mentelle Winery – fabulous.

 

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What a great day and night!

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6 thoughts on “Discovering Your Own Backyard.

  1. Oh, Carol, it sounds as though you had a fantastic time! How fun! And I couldn’t agree more about how easy it is to get caught up in one’s own life so much that we don’t really think about about the great things going on right at home, so to speak. Glad you had the chance to enjoy your own backyard 🙂

  2. Sounds fantastic! You’re so right about taking your own surroundings for granted. Years ago I had a friend from New Zealand come to stay and I could hardly think of what to show her in Glasgow, to my shame. So I hit on the idea of doing one of the tourist bus trails – I think I enjoyed it more than she did! Now whenever anyone visits, the bus tour is a must, and every time it reminds me of what a great city Glasgow actually is!

    • It was fantastic – and now determined to go “exploring” again. When we first moved here we were out and about all the time – beaches, wineries, coffee…and will do so again! When we have visitors we usually play winery tour guides…

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