It’s got to be perfect. We all know the Fairground Attraction song and those famous lyrics, and if Vasse Felix Estate in Western Australia’s Margaret River region had its own theme song – this would be it.
Founded in 1967 by Dr Tom Cullity, Vasse Felix’s beautiful scenery and ideal wine-making conditions are no fluke, as the 8-acre vineyard site in Wilyabrup was chosen specifically with his vision “to make the best possible wine.”
The attention to detail doesn’t end there, with all elements of winemaking from vine to bottle controlled within the Estate. Fruit is harvested, fermented and matured in small, separate parcels before each barrel is graded and trial blended. If the blends pass the test, and only then, are they allocated to final wines for public release in the varieties wine enthusiast know and love today.
Famous both locally and internationally for their Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz, Vasse Felix Estate has something for everyone. Whether you possess a finely-tuned pallet or you’re new to the scene, this beautiful winery offers experiences that will take you behind the scenes of winemaking and leave you wanting more.
Learn about the history of the estate and region on Vasse Felix’s Original Tour. With private wine tastings paired with a selection of gourmet bites, this experience is perfect for those who want to keep it simple, and at only $55 per person you don’t have to break the bank to enjoy a great day at Margaret River’s founding wine estate.
Take an extensive tour down the annals of wine-making history and gain exclusive access to ‘The Vault’ on The Cellar Experience. Home to the most historic museum wine collection in Margaret River, the Vault sets the perfect scene for a special tasting of the region’s leading varieties – Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. Enjoyed with house-cured charcuterie, this cellar wine-tasting is a must for lovers of traditional blends, topped off with a three-course set menu upstairs in the Vasse Felix restaurant and more.
Meet the winemaker behind the famous blends and enjoy the perfect wine matching experience with the Epicurean Tour. As you’re taken on a guided tour through the winery and red barrel hall, it is impossible not to take in the rich tradition that Vasse Felix prides itself on. With tastings of the Wine Collection followed by a carefully prepared menu by the estate’s chef, this experience presents itself as the ultimate treat of five course dining and perfectly paired wines. Take away with you a bottle of Vasse Felix Premier wine to remember this world-class Margaret River experience.
Best time to visit
Margaret River is beautiful year-round. Summer offers the chance to enjoy the region’s pristine beaches while winter is ideal for a cozy retreat with a glass of wine beside a fireplace.
Margaret River is about 3 hours’ drive south of Perth. Easy to reach by car, simply head south via the Kwinana Freeway and Forrest Highway and continue straight onto Bussell Highway.
For information on transfer options click here.
Address: Caves Road (Cnr Tom Cullity Drive), Cowaramup WA 6284