What's On In November?
Melbourne Cup, foodie feasting and outdoor adventures.
Hold on tight, the silly season has officially commenced. With Xmas inching closer, school term coming to an end before we know it, and an events calendar that is off the charts; the hardest part is fitting all the fun in.
Whether you get your kicks from wining and dining or in a race of the fittest, you’ll be able to get your fill here. Plus, who would have thought just a few months ago that we’d be having the chance to get frocked up for Melbourne Cup? If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s time to celebrate the wins, no matter how small.
Stretch and sip in the picturesque grounds of Flametree Wines
Sip and Stretch at Flametree Wines | 1 November
Hands up who has taken a yoga class to try and relax? Hands up who enjoys a glass of quality vino to relax? Hands up who finds sunshiny Sunday mornings on the lawn relaxing? The wise folk at Flametree Wines have decided to combine all three for the ultimate zentastic time on the first Sunday of every month with Sip and Stretch at Flametree Wines. BYO mat and water bottle, the bubbles afterwards are on the house.
Melbourne Cup in the Margaret River Region | 3 November
Margaret River Region
Well, it’s been a bit of a ride to get there, but the 2020 Melbourne Cup is going ahead and there are plenty of celebrations to choose from! Get your frock and fascinator at the ready and take your pick from winery vibes at Swings and Roundabouts, or more of a paddock to plate experience at The Tiller Farm. Caves House Hotel will be looking out for the best dressed and the best hat, while those sticking to the town of Margaret River can choose from Settlers Tavern or The Margaret River District Club. Beachside bubbles can be enjoyed at The Goose Beach Bar and Kitchen, along with a long table shared canapés style lunch.
Tour of Margaret River | 6 – 8 November
Margaret River Region
The largest staged road cycling race for teams in Australia, Tour of Margaret River is a uniquely organised race, whereby amateurs can compete along the pros and tactics are as important as fitness. Set amongst some of the most beautiful countryside in the state, this is a road cycling race that dreams are made of.
Marri Wood X Tiller Collaboration Dinner | 7 November
Marri Wood Park and Tiller Dining are a match made in heaven: wine that is biodynamic and chemical free, paired with sustainably farmed produce and low waste cooking. Enjoy a four course dinner matched with wines and learn more about the food and wine philosophies from these two perfectly aligned producers.
Challenge yourself at the inaugural Eagle Bay Epic Adventure Race
Eagle Bay Epic Adventure Race | 7 – 8 November
The newest challenge of the fittest in the South West, Eagle Bay Epic Adventure Race is a two day outdoor adventure including mountain biking, trail running, ocean swimming and kayaking. Starting and finishing at Eagle Bay Brewery, it’s open to solos or teams, so there is no excuse not to give it a go and really earn that beer.
Tadpole Creek Margaret River Open Garden | 14 November
Spring is the season for ‘Open Gardens’, and Tadpole Creek is one of the most inspiration you’ll find in Margaret River. It’s the ideal day out for green thumbs, with three hectares of property to explore; along with bocce, live music and a gardening talk by PB Foreman.
A Brunch Obsession with Idee Fixe at Vasse Felix | 15 November
Vasse Felix’s newest addition to the portfolio is the perfect way to start the day if you are included to enjoy a glass of sparling with your eggs bennie. Kicking off A Brunch Obsession, toast to the arrival of the winery’s new sparkling wine: Idée Fixe Premier Brut. The Sunday Blanc de Blancs brunch will be complete with a share style menu from chef Brendan Platt, reimagining favourites and treasures from the sea.
WAGFG Southern Weekender | 19-22 November
Margaret River Region
Sample some of the best culinary talent in the state during WAGFG Southern Weekender. The 4-day foodie event kicks off with an opening party at Wise Winery. Soak up the ocean vistas while sipping on gin cocktails, wine and beer matched with canapes and a dj to dance into the night.
Saturday events include the launch of Cape Lodge’s new Wine Lounge with an afternoon of bubbles and bites on their lakeside deck with a fresh seafood BBQ from Executive Chef Tony Howell. If you want to keep it casual, head to the River for the Rose All Day Courtyard Party. DJ Kate B on the decks, while some of the South-West’s best producers pour rose tastings all afternoon matched with canapes. Saturday evening you can dance the night away at Wills Domain’s Spring Fling. The drinks will be flowing, cocktails, and spectacular food from award-winning chef Seth James. Vineyard views under the stars.
Looking for a long, long lunch? Then head to Sunday Lunch in the Paddock with Chef George Cooper and Pemberton’s Below & Above Wines at Tiller Farm. This true celebration of south-west spring produce will be held on the grass with views across the paddocks.
WAGFG Southern Weekender, a 4-day foodie event celebrating some of the best culinary talent in the state.
The Shared Table | 20 November
A celebration of community, this is one long table that is bound to be filled with wonderful food, wonderful wine and wonderful people. The Shared Table at Arimia is an event focused on gratitude for the good things in life and a connection between people and place. You’ll have three of WA’s hottest chefs at the pass: Melissa Palinkas (Young George and Ethos Deli), Guy Jeffreys (Millbrook and Bunkers Beach House) and Evan Hayter (Arimia); along with cracking wines paired from Las Vino and Arimia. All lovingly wrapped up your host for the night, food editor and writer Max Veenhuyzen.
Deep Woods Estate ‘Seafood X Chardonnay’ Long Table Lunch | 20 November
There’s only one thing better than a combo of seafood and chardonnay, and that’s seafood and chardonnay in a beach-side setting with Halliday’s 2019 Winemaker of the Year. Head on down to Bunkers Beach House for a very special ‘Seafood x Chardonnay’ collaboration between Executive Chef Guy Jeffreys and Head Chef Jason van Druten, along with Deep Woods Estate’s Chief Winemaker, Julian Langworthy. A long table lunch of seasonally caught seafood paired with a line-up of some of the region’s best Chardonnay? Yes please.
Mr Barval Opening Night | 20 November
A highlight of the annual calendar for wine and art lovers, the reopening of Mr Barval’s cellar door is always highly anticipated. As one of the region’s most beloved small batch, family run wineries, the vino here is so popular that each vintage sells out. Along with releasing the new vintage wines; there is plenty of local produce, live music and art; this event marks the beginning of a truly unique art exhibition, bringing together artists from the remote indigenous community of Kalumburu.
Augusta Presents: Jessie Gordon with Special Guests Doxy and Zac Webb | 28 November
An event that jazz lovers won’t want to miss, be sure to book your ticket early for Augusta Presents: Jessie Gordon with special guests Doxy and Zac Webb. Settle in on the lawn under the full moon and enjoy the scintillating sounds of Perth songstress Jessie Gordon, along with local six piece band Doxy. Wadandi Cultural Custodian Iszaac Webb from the Undalup Association will provide a welcome to Saltwater Country, before the toe tapping tunes begin.
Seafood x Chardonnay at Bunker’s Beach House with Deep Woods Estate.
For a comprehensive list of what’s on this month, check out our events guide.
Eagle Bay Brewing Co7 days a week from 11 am to 5 pm.Great For: Cellar Sales,Child Friendly,Dine In,Fireplace,Outdoor Playground,Seated Tastings
236 Eagle Bay Rd, Naturaliste WA 6281
Flametree WinesMonday - Sunday: 10:00 AM until 5:00 PMGreat For: Cellar Sales,Child Friendly,Dog Friendly,Fireplace,Grazing Platters & Hampers,Picnic Spot,Seated Tastings
7 Chain Ave, Dunsborough WA 6281
393 Yelverton N Rd, Yallingup Siding WA 6282
Caves House Hotel - Restaurant, Bar & EventsMonday - Sunday: 7:00 AM until 10:30 PMGreat For: Dine In,Fireplace,Rainy Day,Sunny Day
18 Yallingup Beach Rd, Yallingup WA 6282
The Goose Beach Bar + KitchenMonday - Sunday: 7:00 AM until 9:00 PMGreat For: Child Friendly,Dine In,WiFi
Geographe Bay Rd, Busselton WA 6280
Marri Wood ParkMonday - Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday - Sunday: 11:00 AM until 4:00 PMGreat For: Cellar Sales
28 Whittle Rd, Yallingup WA 6282
Vasse FelixMonday - Sunday: 10:00 AM until 5:00 PMGreat For: Dine In,Rainy Day,Seated Tastings
4357 Caves Rd, Wilyabrup WA 6280
Wise WineMonday - Sunday: 9:00 AM until 5:00 PMGreat For: Cellar Sales,Scenic Spot
237 Eagle Bay Rd, Eagle Bay WA 6281
Bunkers Beach HouseMonday - Friday Lunches 11:30am - 3:30pm
Saturdays & Sundays 8:30 - 11:00am Breakfast / 12noon - 3:00pm LunchesGreat For: Dog Friendly
Farm Break Ln, Naturaliste WA 6281
4.7 From $565
Cape LodgeGreat For: WiFi
3341 Caves Rd, Yallingup WA 6282
3.9 From $110
Augusta Hotel MotelReception Monday - Sunday 7.30 am - 6.00 pmGreat For: Disabled Access,Fireplace
53 Blackwood Ave, Augusta WA 6290
Wills DomainMonday - Sunday: 10:00 AM until 5:00 PMGreat For: Child Friendly,Dine In,Disabled Access,Outdoor Playground
17 Brash Rd, Yallingup WA 6282
4.2 From $169
Margaret River Resort & The RiverMonday - Saturday: 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM until 4:00 PMGreat For: Disabled Access
40 Wallcliffe Rd, Margaret River WA 6285
Swings & RoundaboutsMonday - Sunday: 10:00 AM until 5:00 PMGreat For: Cellar Sales,Child Friendly,Dine In,Dog Friendly,Fireplace,Outdoor Playground,Seated Tastings,Takeaway
2807 Caves Rd, Yallingup WA 6282
Settlers TavernMonday: 11:00 AM until 11:00 PM
Tuesday - Thursday: 12:00 until 11:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM until 1:00 AM
Saturday: 11:00 AM until 12:00 AM
Sunday: 11:00 AM until 11:00 PMGreat For: Child Friendly,Dine In,Fireplace,WiFi
114 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River WA 6285
4.1 From $130
Arimia EstateThursday to Monday, 10am to 5pmGreat For: Cellar Sales,Dine In,Disabled Access
242 Quininup Rd, Wilyabrup WA 6280
Mr Barval Fine Wines7 days, 11am -5pmGreat For: Cellar Sales
7087 Caves Rd, Margaret River WA 6286