Famed for its award-winning wineries and fine food, the Swan Valley region has everything Perth’s South West has to offer, without the three-hour road trip. Located only 30 minutes out of Perth’s CBD, it’s the perfect place to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon. Don’t forget to swing past the Margaret River Chocolate Factory on your way home for some free chocolate tastings!
Slate Café is the Swan Valley’s newest addition, offering something you won’t find anywhere else in Perth. The large outdoor area at the back of the café has a playground for the little humans as well as our furry friends, making it the perfect place to lay down a picnic rug, sit back and relax. But first, let’s talk about the food. With a former Nobu chef taking the wheel, you can expect modern-Australian dishes, with an Asian influence – think chilli prawn omelettes and beef pho. And if matcha lattes aren’t your thing, Five Senses provide the beans, making for a good morning brew.
12 Dulwich Street, Bennett Springs
Mandoon Estate is the Valley’s newest winery, set amongst the vineyards on the banks of the Swan River. If you’re not in it for the award-winning wines, check out the large range of handcrafter beers and ciders produced by Homestead Brewery. Soak it all up with a feed from the outdoor deli and bar, or check out the restored homestead that has been converted into a gallery. It’s the perfect environment to relax and enjoy a few pick-me-ups.
10 Harris Road, Caversham
Nestled amongst the old vines, The Feral Brewing Co has marked its territory in the Swan Valley for years now. After opening its doors in the early 2000’s, when Australia’s independent brewing scene was in its infancy, it has become a popular watering hole for those that enjoy a finely crafted beer. First driven by a deep respect for traditional brewing methods, the team behind the name set out to brew ambitious beer brimming with character and complexity. It now hosts seasonal culinary events throughout the year, making it the perfect location to curl up on a rug with a picnic basket and a few cold brews.
152 Haddrill Road, Perth
This place may seem very familiar (if you’ve been to your fair share of wine tours, that is). The Sandalford Winery is the oldest and largest privately owned winery in Western Australia. It’s vineyard boasts over 300 hectares, making it an ideal location to taste and enjoy a variety of wines on offer. And if the hunger is starting to kick in, take a peak at the restaurant menu, the Angus beef fillet is said to be quite impressive.
3210 W Swan Road, Caversham
With quality German-style dining and premium hand-crafted beer, the Duckstein Brewery is the perfect place for the parched and famished. Grab a drink from the outdoor bar and take a seat on one of the long tables outside near the cooling spritzers. Whatever you do, we recommend you go here hungry, because the bratwurst hotdogs here are notorious for their size. And if you’re feeling thirsty, try the tasting plate that includes 5 samples of beer. After all, they were awarded the Best Brewery in WA.
Lot 9720 West Swan Road, Henley Brook