Did you know that Australia is the fourth largest exporter of wine around the world. Well, I did not know that till I did some "research" on the wine industry.
Australia’s wine regions are mainly in the southern, cooler parts of the country, with vineyards located in South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, and Western Australia. The wine industry is also a significant contributor to the Australian economy through production, employment, export and tourism.
Since Margaret River is one of the Australia's well known wine producing region, it would be a shame (at least for me, it would be) not to visit some of the wineries and sample their wines. The predominant grape varieties that are cultivated in this region include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sémillion, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay.
This wine region is made up predominately of boutique size wine producers ranging from the smallest crushing 3.5 tonne per year to the largest around 7000 tonne. The attraction for some of the wineries is not just the wines they produce but also their Gardens, Bed and Breakfast accommodations and Restaurants that overlook the vineyards or the gardens.
Voyager Estate is one such winery with a restaurant that has a spacious elegant place, with high timber ceilings and old fashion hanging chandeliers, featuring the best of the regions local produce with wines that compliment the food being served.
This is the winery with the huge flagpole, proudly flying the Australian flag at the entrance to the foot path that leads to the estate main building.
More photos of flowers in the region.
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