Fabulous Ladies Luxury Wine Escape: Margaret River

2 Nov 2024

7 Nov 2024
Limited Space

Join us for the ultimate luxury wine escape to Margaret River, kicking off with a divine overnight stay in Perth.  Indulge in delicious dining,  exclusive wine tastings, delicious surprises and fabulous luxury with accommodation at the QT Perth (oh that rooftop bar) and boutique country resort,  Smiths Beach, a member of Small Luxury Hotels. You will start your escape with a dinner hosted by the very gorgeous Jane Thomson, Founder The Fabulous Ladies Wine Society, where you will get all the goss on what makes these wines and this wine region so delectable…


Exclusive wine experiences

Privately hosted dining & tastings…

All meals are inclusive of wine…

Luxury plus…

Fabulous…and so much more.

Wine and food lovers rejoice! Join us on the ultimate wine escape to Perth and Margaret River….with exclusive tastings, delicious surprises and fabulous dining.

Start with a night in Perth at the QT, where you will get to know your fellow wine lovers, and learn about local wines during your welcome dinner, hosted by Jane Thomson OAM.

Then, get ready for personal meet-and-greets and guided tastings at the cellar door or in the incredible restaurants such as Vasse Felix and Voyager Estate to name just a couple.  And in between those incredible experiences we’ve got some delightful dining and a little sightseeing too!

Start your wine experience with a gorgeous dinner in Perth before being whisked away the following morning to Margaret River for 4 glorious days of deliciousness,  starting with a visit and dinner in Margaret River town to get you in the mood!

You will indulge your tastebuds at some of the big hitters in this gorgeous region and blend your own at Clairult Striecker (bet you didn’t know how good at this you are) and experience so much more during hosted visits and beautiful dining.

If you want to arrive early – then do so as we can organise you extra nights in Perth or perhaps you would prefer an extension in Margaret River, if you would like to linger longer…

Checkout the itinerary and book in for some serious fun.  There are 12 spaces only so don’t miss out!  Jane Thomson OAM, Founder of The Fabulous Ladies Wine Society will be leading this tour from Perth so get on board!


Virgin & Qantas fly from all capital cities to Perth.  Checkout their timetables and if you need any help just let us know.

Tour Price: AUD$4895 per person on a twin share basis.  Single AUD$5990 per person

Tour Starts: Perth QT Hotel

Tour Finishes: Perth Airport

Tour Dates: 02 – 07 November 2024


  • Fully escorted from Perth by Jane Thomson OAM
  • 1 night’s 5-star luxury accommodation, QT Perth
  • 4 nights’ 5-star luxury accommodation, Smiths Beach Resort
  • Breakfast daily
  • All meals inclusive of wine (except breakfast….)
  • All meals included as per the itinerary
  • Exclusive welcome wine dinner in Perth
  • Private, hosted wine experiences, wining & dining
  • All winery fees & extras associated with wine entry
  • Private transport throughout including airport transfer on departure


Airfares and departure taxes; transfers unless stated in the itinerary; items of a personal nature; phone calls; passport and visas; laundry or tips. Personal transport; excess baggage; security and government taxes; travel insurance. Meals not specifically mentioned in the itinerary; additional beverages (unless specifically described). Optional excursions or activities that may be offered but are not included in the tour price. Spa treatments and any items not specified. Any changes you choose to make during your holiday.



Make your way from the airport to your home for tonight,  The QT Hotel, where you will be met on arrival by your host with the most, Jane Thomson.

Settle in, relax, maybe wander nearby and check out the city.  Then get frocked up for your night of delightful dining at your gorgeous welcome dinner including some delicious wines.  Here  you will enjoy a fab start to your luxury  getaway as well as an intro to the region your are about to explore…

Overnight accommodation: QT Hotel
Meals included: Dinner


After breakfast this morning, you will join your fellow wine lovers and transfer to Margaret River.  Enjoy a relaxed start to the day, then checkout and away you go.

There will be a stop to enjoy a coffee at The Crooked Carrot (a local institution) before arriving at your hotel.

On the way you’ll stop in at Margaret River Town where you will have time to explore, take in the town and begin to immerse yourself into the region.

Then time to enjoy the luxury of Smiths Beach Resort, your home for the next 4 nights.  Check-in, relax and enjoy getting to know your way around.

Sunset bubbly on the beach followed by a relaxed dinner at Lamonts.

Overnight accommodation: Smiths Beach Resort
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner


Let the wines begin! After a leisurely breakfast at the resort, and maybe a morning walk on the beach, we are whisking you off for a (nearly) full day at Margaret River’s original winery, and one of the most renowned, Vasse Felix. Chief winemaker Virginia Wilcock is considered one of the best winemakers in the world and she has been with Vasse Felix for the last two decades.

The day begins with a tour of the Vasse Felix estate tour, followed by a private guided tasting in their famous art gallery!  This will really give you the chance to appreciate the quality of these incredible wines. The wonderful Virginia is hoping to join us for this as she did last year. You’ll then be treated to an exquisite lunch (with matched wines) at the highly acclaimed Vasse Felix restaurant where we’ll wile away the afternoon together over some of the regions best food – and more wine!

We’ll pop into a smaller woman-led winery for on our way back to Smith’s to end our glorious day. Dinner at Lamont’s again tonight ensures we don’t need to move too far this evening!

Overnight accommodation: Smiths Beach Resort
Meals included: Breakfast, 3 Lunches, Wine tastings, 2 Dinners


Have you ever wondered what it’s like to blend your own wine? This morning after breakfast, the amazing team at Clairault-Streicker, led by Australian Women in Wine Cellar Door Person of the Year winner Ulrika Larsson, are going to be opening their cellar door just for us (it’s normally closed on Tuesdays). We’ll have the whole place to ourselves to be led through our very own, very fabulous and incredibly educational wine blending session. Ulrika and her team will guide you through the process, and then you make your very own bottle of wine that you’ll be naming and taking away with you at the end of the morning!

With your wine bottle all safely sealed with a cork, we’ll then be taking you to Cullen Wines where Vanya Cullen will herself be hosting us for a glorious tasting and lunch in her cellar door restaurant with matched wines she’s chosen. Vanya is an amazing hostess and is full of stories of her family’s history, estate and biodynamic winemaking philosophy. You’ll get a really in-depth understanding of how and why Cullen is a world leader, as well as a  Margaret River icon, and why Vanya Cullen is such a revered and award winning winemaker.

Then it’s back to our gorgeous beach apartments for a relax, some more beach time and a light supper in-house.

Overnight Accommodation:  Smiths Beach Resort

Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


A beautiful relaxed morning, and another day filled with sublime wine and food! Wednesday we have a full day at the incredible Voyager Estate. Not only are the vineyards here stunning, but the gardens and buildings are like something out of a fairy tale. Beginning with a private, guided tour of the vineyards and estate, we’ll then progress to a guided tasting so you can learn about the wine styles and production methods. We’ll then a enjoy a long lunch in their glorious restaurant, with the amazing Alexandra Burt (Voyager’s owner) joining us!

Later that day, for our grand finale in Margaret River, we head to the gorgeous Passel Estate for a private, after hours reception hosted by owner Wendy Stimpson, with a masterclass tasting and light platters to finish the day. Wendy’s wines are just sublime and there’s a wonderful conservation story behind her whole brand that she’ll share with us herself.

By the time today comes to a close, your understanding and appreciation of the spectacular wines produced in this region, the women who create them and what they have achieved will leave you with memories for a lifetime and a thirst to learn more.

Overnight Accommodation:  Smiths Beach Resort

Meals Included:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner



Sadly all good things must come to an end.  An early breakfast, checkout and then time to depart for Perth Airport.  Thank you for coming away with us and see you again soon!

Meals Included:  Breakfast



Go west. Good fortune. Watch the sun ease into the golden ocean, and remember a night at QT Perth means waking to another 365 brand new days. Morning loves this place. Glinting industrial luxe by the Swan River. Perfection City. Every detail shining. You are well rested and ready, bathed in potential and black marble. And when the prospecting is done, come back to us. We’ll slide a newly minted cocktail across our rooftop bar and find you a table at the award-winning restaurant Santini Grill. Come lie right back on the edge of the extraordinary at QT Perth.


Situated in the heart of the Margaret River wine region, Smiths Beach Resort is the finest luxury accommodation Yallingup has to offer. Pure heaven for beach lovers, Smiths Beach Resort is perfectly positioned on the pristine sands of Smiths Beach overlooking the sparkling Indian Ocean. Nestled between Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin on the stunning Cape to Cape walking track, this architectural award-winning resort provides an ideal retreat on a pristine beach that is lovingly tended and preserved.

Smiths Beach Resort offers understated luxury at it’s finest: elegant bathrooms and toiletries along with expansive living areas and full sized kitchens for the ultimate in entertaining. The majority of our accommodation offers large open plan living areas, with Jetmaster fireplaces and stunning views from your entertainer’s balcony.

The resort provides guests the amenities of a hotel combined with the conveniences of home…

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