Margaret River WA was originally a chilled out surfie town, but has evolved into the ultimate smorgasbord of fine wine, good food and spectacular scenery — just a three-and-a-half hour drive south of Perth. No trip to Western Australia is complete without a pit stop at Margaret River.
There’s a fine supply of world-class wineries, boutique breweries, and restaurants overlooking sweeping vineyards and surf breaks.
The wine is definitely top notch – the region produces less than three per cent of Australian wine, but wait for it – nearly 30 per cent of the country’s premium wine.
And with nearly 100 plus wineries to choose from, you won’t be stuck for choice.
One of the best ways to experience the wine that Margaret River has to offer is on a tour. This video features a tour with the The Margaret River Discovery Company hosted by expert local guide Sean Blocksidge. Armed with a luxury 4WD plus a canoe he plots a journey that takes you behind the tourist facade, away from the masses to discover people and places you won’t find on your own.
The aim is to give the traveller the most memorable wine touring experience ever, and in the process, really experience the richness and diversity of this unique corner of the world. He calls it ‘the tour for people who dont do tours’.
Please note this video features the Margaret River Discovery Tour (Tues/Thurs/Fri). On alternate days Sean offers the Best of the Best Wine Tour (Mon/Wed/Sat). See our Margaret River Tours page for more great ideas.
Margaret River Discovery Tours
Sean Blocksidge is the owner operator of the Margaret River Discovery Company, an avid photographer, blogger and South West WA ambassador. In 2010 he won Western Australian Guide of the Year and his tours have been rated the #1 thing to do in Australia on the Tripadvisor website for the past two years.