A growing number of wine estates, owners, winemakers and sommeliers are personally welcoming visitors into their vineyards (and in on their secrets) in a swathe of comprehensive, the-envy-of-your-friends experiences, which means discovering beyond the cellar door and only doing a handful of wineries, but really, really in depth…Like, personal host, seated tastings, behind the scenes tours and multi-course degustation, all-day-affair-style in depth.
Organic farm walks, shaking hands with the owners, hearing about their motivations and winemaking philosophies over a glass of wine kind of in depth. Not to mention overflowing bubbles, chocolates, nature walks, elaborate picnics, DIY wine blending, cheese platters…there is a lifetime’s worth of escapades and encounters.
Start thinking of cellar doors as Margaret River’s gateway into the wine world, while private experiences are your first-class ticket (for as little as 15 bucks).
Here’s our comprehensive guide to get you started.