A message to all the Valentine’s Day sceptics out there; I challenge you not to ‘opt out’ until you’ve tried celebrating in Your Margaret River Region! You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more simple and relaxed backdrop for enjoying the most romantic feast day of the year.
Mother Nature will be pulling out all the stops to set the scene; with quiet beaches, tranquil forests and awesome west coast sunsets over the Indian Ocean.
While Nature feeds the soul, our region’s beautiful wineries and restaurants will feed the stomach – which as we know, is the way to the heart! Expect fresh produce, unpretentious flavours, fantastic wine and gorgeous surroundings, all served up in a laid back atmosphere that’s become a signature trait of this corner of Australia’s South West.
Take a look at the best of the Valentine’s bunch below.
Abbey Beach Resort, Busselton
At the Abbey Beach Resort Atrium Restaurant Valentine’s Buffet Dinner, each couple will receive a complimentary glass of sparkling wine on arrival, full buffet with multiple choices for entrees, mains, and dessert and each table will receive a chocolate plate to enjoy with coffee at the end of their meal.
595 Bussell Highway, Busselton, Western Australia 6280.
Saturday 13th February 2016. First seating at 6:30pm, last seating at 8:30pm.
Adults $55pp, Children (2 – 12 years) $20pp.
Booking is essential. Call (08) 9755 4600.
Cullen Wines, Wilyabrup
For Lunch, enjoy the a la carte menu along with a complimentary glass of 2015 Rose of Wilyabrup. For Valentine’s Dinner the restaurant is open 6pm – 8:30pm offering set course menu options including a glass of 2015 Rose of Wilyabrup.
4323 Caves Road, Wilyabrup, Western Australia, 6280
Sunday 14 February. Lunch from 12noon – 3pm, dinner from 6pm – 8.30pm.
$75 for three course set menu & $60 for two course set menu.
Bookings are essential on 9755 5656 or email or online with Dimmi.
Fishbone Wines, Wilyabrup
Enjoy a unique lunch designed for two at Fishbone Wines Cellar Door and Japanese Restaurant. The “Dip in two” platter for twosomes features the best eats from the Japanese kitchen for $60. Then there’s “French Champagne for the lovers” which comes direct from Champagne, France for $12 per glass or $55 per bottle. If you’re looking for something to take home the “I’m hooked on you” his and hers twin pack of any Fishbone blue label wines is $30.
Cnr Harmans Mill Road & Tom Cullity Drive (Opposite the Margaret River Chocolate Factory) Wilyabrup, Western Australia.
Sunday 14 February. Open 10:00am – 5:00pm (Lunch bookings available).
$60 for platter for 2.
To book your table for lunch, call our team at Fishbone Wines on 08 9755 6726, or just stop on by with your loved one.
Valentine’s Weekend Special Tour, by Harvest Tours
Embark on a gastronomic journey visiting remarkable boutique and five star wineries. The day includes a 3 course lunch with wine tasting at Aravina Estate, and couples will also receive a bottle of House of Cards “Queen of Diamonds Sparkling”.
Various locations visited.
Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 February. 10.30am – 5pm.
Katch-Up Seafood Grill & More, Margaret River
Indulge at Margaret River township’s only specialty seafood restaurant. The chef has prepared a delicious 5 course Valentine’s set menu, complete with matching wine for each course.
2/151 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River, Western Australia 6285.
Sunday 14 February. 12noon – 9.30 pm.
Please call for further information.
To book call (08) 9757 3232.
Sampson & Bowen, Wilyabrup
The team at Sampson & Bowen have their hearts set on hosting the most romantic Valentine’s event in the region. Bring a cushion and your favourite person/people to enjoy live music from the very talented Salt Tree, oyster shucking and an outdoor movie screening of Love Actually. Award winning wine, French champagne, craft beer, gourmet barbecue and even gourmet picnic hampers (limited numbers) are available for purchase.
3517 Caves Rd, Wilyabrup.
Saturday 13 February. Music from 5pm – 7.30pm. Movie screening starts 7.30pm.
$18pp (+online booking fee). Strictly no BYO.
Book event tickets online and your gourmet picnic via email.
The Studio Bistro, Yallingup
The Studio Gallery & Bistro is a unique destination in Yallingup that combines the experience of great food and inspirational art all in one beautiful bush setting. Valentine’s Day guests for 2016 will be treated to fresh oysters, shucked live on stage by Head Chef Malcolm Chow.
7 Marrinup Drive, Yallingup Western Australia 6282.
Sunday 14 February. Please call to confirm lunch times.
Please call for further information.
To book call (08) 9756 6164.
Woody Nook Wines, Wilyabrup
The Nookery Café at Woody Nook Wines is serving a special three course set price lunch, which includes a glass of ‘Anniversary’ blanc de blanc sparkling wine. We’ve had a look at the menu and the strawberry and mango duck breast followed by a chocolate panna cotta dessert has us drooling.
506 Metricup Road, Wilyabrup, Western Australia 6280.
Sunday 14 February. 11:30am – 3pm.
To book, call (08) 9755 7030.
Not from dining on all that great food – we mean ‘the question‘!
Then make sure you take a look at our story about inventive spots to propose in Your Margaret Rive Region. Did you know that skydive proposals are actually a thing?!