Why do winemakers use oak? Wine Barrel Room at Leeuwin Estate

Bespoke by oak

September 19, 2019

While an oaked wine (otherwise known as wooded wine) can be a bit of an acquired taste, when employed to perfection, most people will at least appreciate, if not enjoy, the diverse flavours that are imparted by an oak barrel. So why do winemakers use oak as opposed to stainless-steel or concrete tanks? Oak adds…

Eating out in Margaret River

Where to Eat in Margaret River

May 16, 2019

We highly recommend that our patrons eat something substantial before tasting wine. Having a hearty breakfast before a Margaret River Tours Full Day Gourmet Wine and Dine Tour or lunch before our Half Day Gourmet Wine Tour is the best start to your day. In addition to Margaret River’s world-class wineries, our region also boasts…

Recently awarded as the Best New World Winery, Vasse Felix is a highlight of our Full Day Gourmet Wine and Dine Tour

Halliday’s 2019 reviews of our partners

November 22, 2018

Margaret River Tours are very proud of our partnerships with some of the Margaret River Wine Region’s most popular wineries. The latest James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion 2019 has awarded many of our partners with glowing reviews for their top tier wines. The Halliday Wine Companion is widely regarded as the industry benchmark and his…

Wine Glasses Being Served From A Tray At Watershed Premium Wines Lunch Included On Full Day Wine Tour in Margaret River

Top choice in Margaret River

April 14, 2018

Click on the story title or image to read the latest review by Destinationless Travel https://destinationlesstravel.com/2018/03/05/things-to-do-in-margaret-river/

Rose is a pink drink for everyone

Rosé style in focus

February 7, 2018

With an upcoming Rosé festival being held at Rustico later this month, we thought it would be good to talk a bit about Rosé. What is it and how is it made? Rosé is not a variety of wine, but rather a style of wine. It is produced from red grape varieties and is usually…

Delicious menu options including vegetarian lunch

Lessilu Van Life reviews Margaret River Tours

January 14, 2018

Click on the story title to watch the video. Last year we were lucky enough to have social media influencer Lessilu join our tour. As she says, the Margaret River region is renowned for its wine and its not wise to drink and drive, so the obvious answer is to join a wine tour. Lessilu’s…

wine ratings

Wine Ratings

January 13, 2018

What does it mean when a cellar door salesperson says that the wine we are tasting is rated at 96 points? Over the years a number of systems have been tried and tested in an attempt to rate a wine in a way that will inform consumers about the quality of a wine. Ratings are…

history of Margaret River wine region

50 Years Young

January 4, 2018

  Farewell 2017 – the year we celebrated 50 years of commercial winemaking in Margaret River.   As we await the ripening, picking and pressing of the 2018 vintage in the Margaret River Wine Region, I thought it might be of interest to reflect on the history of the region so far. In 2017 Vasse…

All standard tours with Margaret River Tours enjoy a complementary vineyard platter served onboard the bus

A ZigaZag Review For Margaret River Tours

December 2, 2017

Find out exactly what its like to join a Margaret River wine tour with Margaret River Tours by reading this blog post on ZigaZag written by Jo Castro. Learn about how it all began and what it means to Adam and the team to be sharing and promoting the region, offering their wealth of experience…

Chef with a blow torch searing the top of a piece of salmon at the Watershed restaurant on a Margaret River Wine Tour

Marrying wine with food. How do I know what works and what doesn’t?

November 14, 2017

Like most wine ‘rules’ the traditional wine and food pairings are only suggestions. Depending on your individual preferences, the weather and the time of day, you might experiment by taking a journey of discovery to find which wines you prefer to enjoy with your favourite food. There is actually no right or wrong when it…