Experience a First-Rate Tasting Excursion in the Margaret River Region
Visiting Margaret River for the first time is like entering a sweet shop as a kid: There is no thought given about where to start, and the only thing that seems to ignite any form of decision-making is to try absolutely everything.
Welcome to Margaret River – The candy store on the western coast of Australia where many folks have discovered something they treasure for life.
To absorb the experience that is Margaret River, one must take a page from a local’s handbook. This is where Margies Big Day Out comes into the picture. Think innovative day tours filled with visits to boutique wineries, breweries, confectionaries, cheese factories, and balmy outdoor restaurants in a place so beautiful it hurts. The best part about Margaret River is walking along acres of sprawling vineyards, pristine white-sand beaches, and deep within lush forests, all in one day.
Named after one of the earliest settlers John Bussel’s step-cousin Margaret Whicher, this coastal paragon of scenic beauty does underrated tourism, unlike any other small town on the Australian map.
The region’s infamous Devil’s Lair Cave is recognised as one of the earliest sites of human occupation in the country where the Noongar people lived for about 48,000 years before British settlement.
Largely, Margaret River is known as a surfer’s hotspot and a wine lovers’ paradise. Surrounding the eccentric town of no more than 6,500 people are over 150 wineries fashioning the pride and joy of vintners who produce some of Australia’s finest varietals.
Sussing out the best wineries may be a problem when almost three percent of Australia’s grape production takes place in Margaret River. To make the most of absolutely everything at hand, Margies Day Out steps in to save the day. Ten years ago, they took the wine tour concept, threw it in a wanderlust blender, and added plenty of personalised key elements to bulk up their day tours.
Their itineraries draw quite the crowd: from large corporate groups to honeymooners, and of course, the young hipsters tracing the footsteps of their parents who first fell in love with Margaret River. Whether someone is a beer-swilling chappie or a wine-sipping lassie, there is something to accommodate everyone’s taste.
Apart from all the jam-packed excursions exploring the region’s riches, Russell Hogan, the proud owner of Margies Big Day Out, always has a few interesting facts up his sleeve:
- The Margaret River region produces extremely well thanks to the mild Mediterranean climate and high-quality varietals like Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Sermilion, which is simply put, some of the best-rated wines in the world.
- Some of the most prominent brands like After Hours Wines, Arlewood Wines, Black Brim Wines, Cullen Wines, Edwards Wines, Forester wines have come from this winery and take pride in spearheading different methods of producing world-class organic and biodynamic wines that use less oak.
- Each year, there is a traditional way to celebrate the end of the wine-growing season which includes the burning of vines. The large bonfires light up the night sky while the people of Margaret River savour the produce from years gone by and to welcome yet another bountiful season.
- Western Australia boasts over 12,500 km of coastline. This means visitors are never going to be stepping on anyone’s towel at the beach.
- The jetty at Busselton is the longest wooden jetty in the southern hemisphere, being 1.8 km of wooden glory.
With that all said, perhaps it’s time to make the journey to Margaret River where Russell Hogan, his team, and the people of this magical place welcome guests with socially-distant open arms.
For more information visit Margies Big Day Out | Beer & Wine Tours Margaret River WA website or call their team of experts on +61 416 180 493.