There is an experience of wine in the Margaret River region that goes beyond tasting what is in the glass. As any winemaker will tell you, wine is much closer to being an organism than a liquid. Yeasts. Fermentation. Environmental impact. Winemaker input and interventions. It all goes into the bottle.
So it follows that a tour of the Margaret River wine region necessarily involves more than a few cellar door tastings. Intimacy is a prerequisite. Feeling the landscape. Knowing the people.
A drive of the Tom Cullity Trail allows exactly that: a slow and winding exploration of this gum tree-lined route holds a starburst of interpersonal potential. A family-run winery around every bend, where long driveways through bushland are an opportunity to slow the car and the pulse in anticipation of conversation, a great chardonnay and a seeking glance for a resident kangaroo or a passing flock of the rare Baudin’s black cockatoo.
The Margaret River region is a place where community is family and the town lives with its arms wide open. Explore this Trail and fall into the region’s embrace.