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.