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To headline this year’s Margaret River Gourmet Escape


Wine & Gourmet Events

Festival fun for foodies


Wine & Gourmet Events

Festival fun for foodies


Wine & Gourmet Events

Festival fun for foodies


Bliss Out

Making unforgettable memories at the Gourmet Escape


When you hear that some of the world’s finest chefs, culinary experts and winos amass together with their local counterparts to host the Gourmet Escape you won’t need another reason to go.

But then when we tell you about the premium produce they’ll be using, the exceptional wines they’ll be matching and that you’ll be on the receiving end of the most delicious and innovative cuisine, you’ll be waiting for the release of the tickets with baited breath.

But if you can’t wait ‘til the Gourmet Escape, get a taste of the produce they’ll be sourcing at the farmers’ markets.

If beer is your thing, the chilled-out South West Craft Beer Festival showcases distinctive beers from traditional pale ales and pilsners to preservative and additive free brews together with brave inventive styles.

Annual Gourmet Events

Search our events calendar for the latest details on each event.

South West Craft Beer Festival, February

Beer buffs love this annual event celebrating all things craft beer. Live music & local eats are on the menu, but the real story here is the small batch, locally brewed beers.

Annual Knotting Hill Marron Feast, June

Marron is the largest freshwater crayfish in Western Australia and is endemic to the South West. Feast on this delicious local delicacy matched with local wine at Knotting Hill Vineyard’s annual event.

Cabin Fever, July

Put a hold on hibernation for winter, and enjoy as much quality wine, seam-splitting comfort food, fireside brews and general good times as your body can handle as more than 25 unique events take place throughout the Margaret River region.

Oktoberfest, October

Everyone’s favourite reason to dress up and drink beer, Oktoberfest brings a month of all things German and beer related – think hearty schnitzels, rollicking live music and big steins of your favourite ale.

Margaret River Gourmet Escape, November

A must-do event on any self-respecting foodie’s radar, Gourmet Escape brings celebrity chefs and food connoisseurs from around the globe to go a little food and wine crazy in one of the country’s greatest foodbowls.

Your Margaret River Region markets, weekly

From farm fresh produce and rejuvenating smoothies to pastries, jams and chocolate, there will always be something to excite your palate on a visit to the markets of the region.

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Choose from hotels, resorts, farmstays, guesthouses and self-contained apartments for the perfect place to stay.

Whale Watching

Don’t miss the opportunity to watch as 35,000 whales migrate past our coastline from June – December each year.


With over 95 cellar doors are open for tastings, start planning which ones you’ll visit with our Margaret River wineries list.


Contact Your Margaret River Region experts 7 days per week. Email or call (08) 9780 5911.