A FEAST FOR ALL
Nature’s pantry awaits you in the South West. With hundreds of vineyards, orchards, farms and groves, the region is a one-stop shop for all things gourmet. Make the most out of your South West trip by visiting world-renowned wineries, breweries and distilleries, trawling farmers markets and gathering fresh fruit, vegetables and produce.
Looking for an eight-course degustation, complete with matching South West wines? How about a decadent picnic, with equally pleasing scenery to match? Or what about a classic pub lunch, designed to warm the heart and feed the belly? There are plenty of places to eat and drink in the South West. With a plethora of dining venues and options – varying from a cafe-style brunch or a la carte lunch, to a degustation or gourmet shared platter – there’s a food option for even the most discerning eaters. Gourmet food goes hand in hand with world-class wine, and many of the region’s wineries have restaurants on site. It’s here you’ll find innovative chefs using in-season ingredients sourced from local farmers and producers to create unforgettable cuisine.
No holiday is complete without a satisfied tummy. Lucky for you, the South West has more than enough to tantalise the tastebuds. There’s plenty for big and small – from
chocolate and fudge, to candy and ice cream – and most places offering free tastings. You can even pick your own fruit at farmstays and orchards in the region. Look out for kid friendly wineries and breweries, which often have playgrounds or play corners for children (and tasty tipples for Mum and Dad).
The South West is one of the premium wine producing regions in Australia, with a Mediterranean climate and close proximity to the ocean creating near-perfect grape growing conditions for winemakers. There’s five distinct winemaking areas in the South West, meaning no matter where you plan to go, there’s a top drop just waiting to be discovered. Click here to learn more.
Wine and Dine
In the South West, gourmet food goes hand in hand with world-class wine. Many wineries have restaurants on site, where you'll find the region's best chefs creating unforgettable cuisine using seasonal ingredients sourced from local farmers and producers.
Breweries, Cideries and Distilleries
Calling all beer-, cider- and spirits-inclined! Award-winning brews and world-class spirits can be found at numerous breweries and distilleries across the South West, ensuring a tasty tipple to suit anyone’s palate. Go for the beer, gin or whisky; stay for a satisfying meal and live music by local artists. Beer enthusiasts will enjoy the many craft breweries situated across the South West, where you'll find plenty of unique brews on offer. Want to try them all? Order a tasting paddle to test each beverage. Or, try apples in a can with a fresh cider. The key to a perfect cider is the star ingredient - apples. And you can't get a better star ingredient than the crisp, sweet fruit produced in the heart of the South West, AKA apple growing country. Need convincing? Grab a drink at one of the many cideries in the region and tell us what you think.
Family tip: Look out for kid-friendly wineries and breweries, which often have playgrounds or play corners for children (and tasty tipples for Mum and Dad).
South West Provisions
You’ll find plenty of tasty delights such as cheese, avocados, honey, olives, olive oils, marron, chocolate, fudge and so much more in cellar doors and shops across the South West. It’s easy to go on a foodie road trip – for fresh seasonal produce visit one of the region’s many farmers markets or head to a farm that offers pick-your-own experiences; and don’t forget to stop at farmgate stalls to pick up freshly picked fruit and vegetables.
The South West has a great selection of local seafood. Think freshly shucked oysters, native fish and sweet crustaceans from unspoilt ocean waters, and freshwater delights such as trout, perch and marron (freshwater crayfish). Dine at one of the region's many fine restaurants and wineries to experience these morsels, or grab a classic serve of fish and chips to enjoy by the beach. Check out what's in season with these water-to-plate adventures.
Western Australia is blessed with a huge range of memorable food and drink experiences. The WA Food and Wine Trails provide you with a sample of what is available across the state.
Here's a selection of South West Trails that you can download and use on your next trip:
Discover some of the South West's many food and drink offerings.