Margaret River - Paradise in All Seasons
The Margaret River Wine Region is one of the largest wine regions in Australia and stretches some 100km from north to south and about 27km wide in parts.
The region comprises the rolling hills of the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge, extending 90 kilometres north-south between Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin. To the west, the Indian Ocean provides a dramatic boundary of cliffs, world renowned surf and some of Australia’s most pristine beaches. It also boasts native karri, marri and jarrah forests and an abundance of natural cave formations.
Tours - Magical Sights, Epicurean Delights and Award Winning Wines
The Margaret River Wine Region is an epicurean's dream with locally grown olives, venison, award-winning cheeses, chocolate, organic fruit and vegetables plus an abundance of fish and seafood caught just offshore. These beautiful products are showcased by the celebrated chefs in award winning restaurants, either a casual vineyard lunch or a gourmet dinner, there is always something to tempt every palate. It is a wine region of superior growing conditions with a Mediterranean style climate. This means vineyards are not affected by extreme summer and winter temperatures. Humidity levels are ideal during the growing period and the combination of climate, soil and viticulture practices leads to consistently high quality fruit of intense flavour. Consequently annual vintage results continue to exceed expectations and reinforce its reputation of one of the premium wine producing regions of the world.
Our handcrafted tours give you the opportunity to savour all these delights.
Whales & Wine Tour - September to December - The essence of Margaret River experience
This seasonal tour in Margaret River wine and whale country is a unique experience. It is a tour to inspire all the senses.
You are invited to embrace the wonder of these magnificent creatures of the deep as they cruise past on their migratory path south. The magnificent Geographe Bay with its turquoise waters and stunning scenery creates an unforgettable backdrop for you to get up close to the humpbacks and blue whales on-board your comfortable, deluxe catamaran. The Whale Cruise gets you out to sighting locations quickly so you have more time to enjoy watching whales, with expert commentary, on your 2 hour cruise
After this magical experience we continue your sensory journey. Nothing improves an understanding and appreciation of wine more than visiting the place where it is made and the people who make it. Suddenly it is more than a bottle with a label. It is a landscape, a vineyard, and a sensory experience forever associated with the personality of the man or woman who made it. The Italians say that "a meal without wine is like a day without sunshine."
Wine and Vine Intensive Education Courses
Wine and Vine courses are for people with high standards who are motivated to close the "Wine Gap". Many enthusiasts of all levels wish they knew more about wine. Some are motivated to improve their knowledge, tasting skills or confidence rapidly. These courses aim to achieve this.
To create the best learning opportunities the Wine and Vine courses combine interactive presentations, vineyard and winery experiences, wine and food tastings, hands-on activities, fun-filled wine games and delicious wine-paired lunches and dinners prepared by chefs using local ingredients. This combination will ensure that the learning will stay with the participants for the rest of their lives.
Small classes of typically 8-10 people allow us to tailor-make the content to the individual needs and wishes of each participant, regardless of their level of experience
Bespoke courses at other times are available upon request according to the availability of the instructors.
For further information about the courses please click here.
Art, Wine and Food Private Charters and Tours
The Margaret River region is home to a diverse and vibrant arts and culture scene. Often inspired by the stunning natural environment, the area boasts an array of emerging and professional artists practicing a wide range of crafts from oil paintings to street performances. The rich, artistic life is demonstrated not just in galleries and theatres but also through festivals of art and music, and in the quaint stores of local artisans.
Margaret River Region Open Studios is an incorporated not-for-profit organisation, run by a board of volunteers and contracted personnel, whose aim is to promote a diverse range of arts for our members are all of whom are practising artists within the region.
They design, co-ordinate and promote an annual Open Art Studios Event to showcase the increasingly diverse and vibrant visual arts throughout the Margaret River Region. This event has become the biggest of its kind in Australia.
The 5th Open Studio event will be held over 16 days from April 28th – May 13th 2018.
To support this event we at Margaret River Unplugged Tours have created a tour than incorporates the very best of this artistic feast, combined with visits to wineries with fabulous wine and art, lunch at award winning restaurants with creative and beautiful food created by award winning chefs using locally sourced ingredients. An artistic joy for all the senses.
If you would like to join us on one of our tours or get a group of like minded friends together and create your own artistic adventure, please call Helena on 0484 608 354. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org