4 Delicious Things to do in Margaret River in Winter 2023
Are you a foodie? Do your travel plans and holidays revolve around your stomach? We completely know how you feel which is why we have decided to share some of our most favourite delicious things to do in Margaret River in winter with you here on our blog today.
Margaret River is such a special place in the world. In fact, let’s just get straight to the point and say it’s bloody beautiful! It’s fantastic to visit all year round however we particularly love Margaret River in winter. During the winter months, you miss the peak season crowds and of course there are the warm log fires and delish bottles of red wine.
Alongside its beauty, it’s a haven of gourmet delight. Which is why it is no surprise that people from all around the country (and world) travel to ‘Margs’ to enjoy all the deliciousness on offer.
So let’s get stuck in, here are four ways to warm you and your taste buds up in Margaret River this winter:
Sip wines and stay at Fermoy Estate
Naturally, our list of the top things to do in Margaret River in winter would not be complete without some fantastic wine. Margaret River is one of Australia’s largest wine regions with over 200 vineyards and it produces more than 25% of Australia’s premium wine.
Fermoy Estate stakes claim to having the World’s Best Cabernet Sauvignon and our favourite thing to do at the cellar door has to be their Chardonnay flight. It is soooo good!
Fermoy Estate was established in 1985 and their cellar door is open from 11 am-5 pm daily. Plus they are dog friendly, which Harry, the JITG pooch absolutely adores.
And did we mention you can also stay on the grounds? Which means you have their fabulous wines right on your doorstep! The Fermoy Lodge has beds for up to 10 people.
The amazing bakeries and patisseries
You could nearly do a bakery/patisserie trail while in Margaret River, there are so many delectable options to choose from. A couple of our favourites are Maison Lassiaille and Claudio Bakehouse.
Maison Lassiaille is located on Harmans Mill Road, just around the corner from our tasting room (so yes, we have done our fair share of taste testing for you!). You can sit down for a coffee and bite to eat or pick up and take away. The range of petits fours, patisseries, macarons & chocolates is mouth-watering.
Claudio Bakehouse are croissant extraordinaires! Plus they offer freshly baked Pinsa Roman Focaccia filled on the spot. There are sweet and savoury patisserie options and the coffee will also ensure you cannot just visit Claudio’s once. It is a multiple-visit type of bakehouse, trust us 😉
The must-do degustation at Rustico
Have you heard about the degustation at Margaret River winery Hay Shed Hill’s restaurant Rustico? It is the perfect spot for winter dining with its cosy intimate atmosphere and copious amounts of yummy food.
Our top tip? Make sure you go on an empty stomach, as you’ll need all the stomach room possible to fit this 5-course degustation in. The full experience takes about 2.5 hours, so it’s the perfect spot on a cold and rainy day.
For more amazing restaurants, check out our favourite Margaret River restaurants blog post.
Warm up with spirits
The distillery is just minutes outside of the Margaret River township amongst the beautiful native peppermint trees. You can pop by for a tasting of their craft spirits at the cellar door or stay for an afternoon of good food and cocktails. Plus they even have a gin blending class!
We also can’t wait for West Winds Gin to open up in Cowaramup which is currently under construction (June 2022), so we will be keeping a close eye on when we can visit.
So these are four of our top picks for winter 2023 in Margaret River, what are your must-do’s this winter? Leave a comment below.