Perth is home to some of the best wineries in Australia, most of which are situated in The Swan Valley – a 20 minute trip from the city. Two of the states largest wineries can be found here, along with a large number of small, family owned and operated establishments. As well as wine, there are also a number of superb restaurants, breweries and the chocolate factory.
Some recommended wineries are:
- Houghton Wines – Home of the famous White Burgundy, Houghton’s is one of the more well known wineries in the Swan Valley.
- Lamont Winery, Restaurant and Gallery – Combining fine wine, an a la carte restaurant and a gallery showcasing some of Western Australia’s more interesting artworks.
- Lilac Hill Estate – One of Western Australia’s oldest wineries, Lilac Hill prides itself on its premium quality wines, including dry and fruity whites, and dry table reds.
- Sandalford Wines – Travel by boat for lunch and tastings at Sandalford wines. Visit the Emporium Gift Shop or stroll through the beautiful grounds.
A trip to the Swan Valley would not be complete without visitng some of the magnificent galleries or the Swan Valley Cheese Company.