James Halliday’s Wine Companion Awards for 2019 have just been announced and, if you haven’t already got yourself a copy of the book for this year, the Margaret River region is representing big time!
Not only is the region home to Halliday’s Winemaker of the Year, Julian Langworthy (of Deep Woods and Fogarty Wine Group), it also hosts a number of other varietal and category winners that you need to put on your Margaret River region winery tour hit-list.
Remember, one of the best things about wine tasting – and it is an imperfect art, according to Mr Halliday – is discovering unknown gems all for yourself. So, while this is a guide to a weekend of wine tasting in this glorious region, it is far from an exhaustive list of the places you should visit. Vear off, get lost, take the wrong turn. You might just stumble upon something wonderful! And if you don’t, you’ll always have this weekend wine taster guide to return to.
Locals tip: Make sure to toss the coin over who will be appointed as driver before you start tasting the region’s superb selection of wines, or enquire about arranging a private taxi/driver service.