Cape Lodge - Margaret River

Stu and I have just returned from a trip to the Margaret River region in Western Australia. The region is renown for its fresh produce and wine production. I'm so glad we went this time of the year because the vineyards all looked spectacular and lush and the grapes were still on the vines, just about getting ready for harvesting and making into tasty wines.
We stayed in the gorgeous Cape Lodge where the rooms were spacious and light and we dined at the Cape Lodge restaurant which features some of the most sensational meals we've ever had, made using only the best local produce. Both the lodge and the restaurant lived up to all the hype that surrounds it. A couple of mornings I woke up early for a morning stroll around the estate and explored its private vines, rose garden and lake and came across some native animals and birds on site.There were so many vineyards and restaurants in the region and so little time. We literally did nothing else but eat and drink. I swear, my jeans felt much tighter on the way home. The plan was to visit the lesser known, family owned boutique vineyards that produced wines not available in Sydney. We did stop at a couple of galleries between cellar doors and also visited an olive farm (for more food tasting) along the way. The Margaret River is so unbelievably beautiful, both Stu and I would have loved to stay longer, much much longer. But alas, we're home and suffering a case of post holiday blues. Boo.

25 Responses to Cape Lodge - Margaret River

nancy said...

wow! this place looks so beautiful! I've not been to Western Australia before... I feel I'm missing out.

ねこちゃん said...

I can't wait to visit Australia someday!! The pictures look fabulous =)

Soph. said...

Looks beautiful. You've inspired me :)
x

honey my heart said...

look at those grapes! margaret river looks like such a nice place to take in scenery and eat.

♥ CheChe said...

australia is quite beautiful. Glad you shared these pictures. it looks amazing :)/

♥CheChe

Becca - (extra)ordinary wonders said...

Looks amazing! Australia is definitely on my list of places to visit someday- and the idea of having a vacation filled with food and wine sounds perfect.

Daria said...

looks so wonderful! made me want to go travel


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rolala said...

Margaret River looks gorgeous! It must've been hard to leave.

Katherine McAdoo said...

beautiful. all the food looks so good.

i would love to visit austrailia one day - it's one of the few places my husband actually wants to go to!

Shoko said...

Swoon-worthy.

Alena: Oh, Its Just Perfect! said...

And I'm jealous :) What a wonderful trip and that food looks divine!

Sunny & Star said...

It looks lovely there. I would love to visit Australia.

Missy said...

Oh wow that looks just lovely!

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Vintage Sweetheart said...

I live in Perth and I've never been to Margaret River! One Day!

psychelyn said...

that's a wonderful getaway. it looks so serene. i can imagine sitting by the lake for hours, listen to nature and the silence of the water. lovely post indeed!

Maria- CityLaundry said...

these pictures look wonderful! i wish i could visit!

xx

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green tea and red nails said...

oh my goodness! this looks amazing... and all that gorgeous food! wowee! i might have to add this to my list of places to visit!

kel x

Deidre said...

It looks FANTASTIC. I haven't been to the Margaret River but I've heard amazing things and this post certainly adds to them.

akiko hiramatsu said...

Hi, Trishie!
Your travel is very very really beautiful!!!!!!
I can't drink wine, but
my boyfriend likes wine!
We want to go there.

akiko in Tokyo
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Jessa Belle said...

I do not blame the two of you! I would have wanted to stay forever! It is beautiful and how cute were they? So glad to hear you had such a beautiful trip!

Love & Lollies... Jessa

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Hope Adela Pasztor said...

Those berries look so delicious! =)

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Nicole said...

Hi Trishie. Thank you for your comment. Margaret River is beautiful. It's my husbands home town and we love it there.

Cape Lodge is very fancy and special! So it's no doubt you've got some holiday blues.

x

Bree said...

Such a romantic place! I hope to visit a vineyard soon. The food you ate all look so good and they're fresh too! <3

P.S. 'The Vow' is a definite must-see.

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eat my shorts said...

It looks fabulous - I've always wanted to go there. One day!

Carole said...

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