Virtuoso Life Australia Special Edition – May 2017 - 10
A Perfect Blend
Savor Australia's wine country,
one region at a time.
The Margaret River Gourmet Escape
brings food and wine to the beach.
Happy anniversary, Margaret River. Fifty years ago, the first grapevines
were planted in this Western Australia region. Today, it is home to more
than 120 vintners producing some of the country's best chardonnay,
cabernet sauvignon, sémillon, sauvignon blanc, merlot, and shiraz. Plus -
and this is no small thing - in the same day you can go from wineries to
beaches with outstanding surf breaks, snorkeling, and diving, or walk
among ancient forests and caves.
Don't-miss wineries: Leeuwin Estate, Xanadu Wines, Vasse
Felix (the region's founding estate), and Voyager Estate.
Signature event: The four-day Margaret River Gourmet
Escape in November attracts leading international and
Australian chefs and winemakers. (Also, look for special anniversary events throughout 2017.)
Pair with: Fresh marron straight from the ocean, local
organic beef, and truffles.
Access: Margaret River is 168 miles south of Perth.
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