Caves Road stretches between two capes – Naturaliste to the north and Leeuwin to the south. It runs parallel to the coast but not along it, which, I reckon, makes it better. By being a few kilometres off the coast, the Jarrah, Karris and Marris grow beside it, with wineries on either side. The wildflowers bloom from the shrubbery in spring – Marris tower like lumbering giants – their foliage throwing afternoon shade across the road.
Margaret River was a farming industry before the first vines were planted in 1969, and, if you go at the right speed, and you have the right mind set, all this is encompassed perfectly on the road. Cows grazing in open paddocks on one side, and on the other are wineries with names like Vasse Felix, Cullen Wines, Evans and Tate, and Moss Brothers. Voyager Estate and Leeuwin Estate are not far off the road. Not counting the wineries, there is also McHenry Hohnen, that has quality meat, Gabriel, that has quality chocolate, Olio Bello that has quality olive oil, and the Venison Farm that has quality….you know what. There is even an old yellow TigerMoth aeroplane in a hanger at Edwards winery. What more could you want?