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Wine Lover's Guide to Perth

By Viator, April 2018

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Picturesque Perth, capital of Australia's largest state, Western Australia, is a magnet for people seeking the good life – brilliant coastline, ocean-fresh seafood and a renowned wine scene.

Wine enthusiasts in search of a gourmet break can happily spend days exploring the various wineries of the region, most of which are conveniently located in the southwestern tip of the state.

There are three main wine regions close to Perth – Swan Valley, Margaret River and the Great Southern. The Swan Valley is Western Australia's historical centre for wine production, but these days it's Margaret River and the Great Southern regions that are drawing the major crowds. 

The Swan Valley is hot, hot, hot – in fact, the hottest wine region in Australia, with an early grape harvest (in January). It produces grape varieties such as Verdelho, Chenin Blanc, and Chardonnay. You can get a thorough grip on the area with a wining, dining day cruise from Perth like our Swan Valley Wine Cruise, or you could have dinner with a difference with our sunset Swan Valley Cruise and Vineyard Dinner.

The Margaret River wine region is utterly delightful to tour, with a breezy, almost Mediterranean climate thanks to the proximity of the Indian Ocean. Here the main grape varieties cultivated include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sémillion, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay. Get right under the (grape)skin of this region with a 2-Day Margaret River Wine Experience Tour – because regions like this shouldn't be rushed.

You're going to need some serious time if you want to truly explore the Great Southern region – it's Australia's largest at 200 km (124 mi) wide and 100 km (62 mi) high, but it's broken into five sub-regions - the Porongurups, Mount Barker, Albany, Denmark and Frankland River – so maybe just tackle one at a time. With a similar, slightly drier climate to Margaret River, this enormous, diverse region produces excellent Riesling, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, and Malbec.

Now picture yourself – a glass of straw-gold chardonnay in one hand, perhaps a small wedge of gourmet cheese from the cellar door in the other, as the sun sets and a breeze skims off the ocean… really, what are you waiting for?

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Swan Valley Wine Gourmet Wine Cruise from Perth, Perth, null
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Swan Valley Wine Gourmet Wine Cruise from Perth

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 224 Reviews

Take in the charming views of the upper reaches of the Swan River and Perth's surrounding city on this Swan Valley Wine Cruise from Perth. Enjoy morning and ...  Read more

Location: Perth, Australia
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $66.83
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Margaret River, Caves, Wine and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse Tour from Perth, Perth, Lunch Cruises
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Margaret River, Caves, Wine and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse Tour from Perth

4 star rating: Recommended 113 Reviews

Discover the natural beauty and charm of the south west on this full day tour of Margaret River including the Busselton Jetty and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. ...  Read more

Location: Perth, Australia
Duration: 13 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $136.02
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Ultimate Swan Valley Food and Wine Day Trip from Perth, Perth, Wine Tasting & Winery Tours
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Ultimate Swan Valley Food and Wine Day Trip from Perth

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 18 Reviews

This day trip to the Swan Valley from Perth showcases the wines, food, and other treats of regional Western Australia, not to mention the picturesque vineyards ...  Read more

Location: Perth, Australia
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $83.04
Swan Valley River Cruise and Wine Tasting Day Trip from Perth, Perth, Day Trips
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Swan Valley River Cruise and Wine Tasting Day Trip from Perth

4.5 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

Indulge yourself as you enjoy a leisurely river cruise from Perth to the celebrated Swan Valley, before taking a guided tour of Western Australia's oldest wine ...  Read more

Location: Perth, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $118.63
Swan Valley Tour from Perth: Wine, Beer and Chocolate Tastings, Perth, Wine Tasting & Winery Tours
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Swan Valley Tour from Perth: Wine, Beer and Chocolate Tastings

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 71 Reviews

Explore the Swan Valley on a full-day or half-day trip from Perth and indulge your love of fine wine and food. Visit several wineries and enjoy tastings of ...  Read more

Location: Perth, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $55.36
2-Day Margaret River Wine Experience from Perth, Perth, Wine Tasting & Winery Tours
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2-Day Margaret River Wine Experience from Perth

The Margaret River Wine Region offers a superb blend of indulgent experiences and stunning nature. This tour will suit all wine enthusiasts, offering an ...  Read more

Location: Perth, Australia
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $525.12
2-Day Margaret River Wine Tour for Food Lovers from Perth, Perth, Overnight Tours
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2-Day Margaret River Wine Tour for Food Lovers from Perth

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

The Margaret River Wine Region offers a superb blend of indulgent experiences and stunning nature. This tour will suit all wine enthusiasts, offering an ...  Read more

Location: Perth, Australia
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $552.01
Swan Valley Wine Full Day Tour, Perth, Overnight Tours
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Swan Valley Wine Full Day Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Enjoy a day in the Swan Valley starting the tour with coffee tasting at Yahava Koffeeworks, then sampling first class wines at 4 wineries, a delicious ...  Read more

Location: Perth, Australia
Duration: 6.5 to 7 hrs

From USD $83.04
Swan Valley Winery Experience - Full Day Coach Tour, Perth, Wine Tasting & Winery Tours
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Swan Valley Winery Experience - Full Day Coach Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Discover Swan Valley’s wonderfully unique and world class vineyards all packaged together with an exceptional tour guide giving you interesting and ...  Read more

Location: Perth, Australia
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $86.99
Margaret River one day winery explorer tour, Perth, Wine Tasting & Winery Tours
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Margaret River one day winery explorer tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Margaret river and the Margaret River region is arguably one of the most pristine and beautiful coastlines of Western Australia. The South West is home to ...  Read more

Location: Perth, Australia
Duration: 0645 to 1800 hrs

From USD $264.93

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