FINAL DATES SUBJECT TO CONFIRMATION: Join us for the ultimate luxury wine escape to the 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 hotel, Cape Lodge, a member of Luxury Lodges Australia. 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…
Invitation-only wine experiences
Get up close and personal with some of the women behind the wines…
Blend your own wine…
All meals are inclusive of wine – nach…
Fabulous…and so much more.
Wine and food lovers rejoice! Join us on the ultimate wine escape to the Margaret River….with exclusive tastings, delicious surprises and fabulous dining.
With a focus on the incredible female winemakers of the region, we’ll take you behind closed doors and sip some of the best wine from some of the best women in wine!
Get ready for personal meet-and-greets and guided tastings at the cellar door or in the incredible restaurants such as Vasse Felix. And in between all that wine we’ve got some delightful dining and sightseeing happening too!
Start your wine experience with a gorgeous dinner in Perth before being whisked away the following morning to the Margaret River for 3 glorious days of deliciousness, starting with a tasting and mega lunch at Vasse Felix hosted by rockstar Chief Winemaker Virginia Willcock.
You will indulge the Art of Sparkling at Howard Park and delight your tastebuds at Voyager Estate; 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 to Cullen Wines, Arlewood and your very own private guided wine walking tour of the Margaret River – it does not get much better than this.
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 detailed itinerary and book in for some serious fun. There are 12 spaces only so don’t miss out! Jane Thomson, Founder and wine lover extraordinaire, from Fabulous Ladies Wine Society will be leading this tour from Perth so get on board!
Virgin & Qantas fly from all capital cities to Perth. Check their timetables and if you need any help just let us know.
Tour Price: AUD$tbc per person on a twin share basis. AUD$tbc per person on a single basis
Tour Starts: Perth
Tour Finishes: Perth Airport
Tour Dates: 29 October – 2 November 2022
- Fully escorted from Perth by fabulous lady of travel Andrea Powis & fabulous lady of wine Jane Thomson
- 1 night’s 5-star luxury accommodation, QT Perth
- 3 nights’ 5-star luxury accommodation, Cape Lodge Margaret River
- Breakfast daily
- All meals inclusive of wine (except breakfast….)
- Private guided evening walking tour of Margaret River including tastings and food
- Exclusive welcome wine dinner in Perth
- Private, hosted wine experiences, wining & dining as detailed in the itinerary.
- All winery fees & extras associated with wine entry
- Private transport throughout including airport transfer on departure
- All COVID safe practices throughout
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.
Day 1 – Saturday 23: Welcome to Perth and the start of your wine delight…
Make your way from the airport to your home tonight, The QT Hotel, where you will be met on arrival by your host.
Settle in, relax, maybe wander nearby and check out the city. Then get frocked up for your night of delightful wine and ‘Fabulous Ladies’ at a gorgeous welcome dinner, where you will enjoy a fab (and exclusive) start to your luxury getaway…
Overnight accommodation: QT Hotel
Meals included: Dinner
Day 2 – Sunday 24: to Margaret River we go – and wine adventures galore…
After breakfast this morning, you will join your fellow wine lovers and transfer to Margaret River. Be warned it is an early start this morning as it is quite a distance, but there will be a coffee and comfort break on the way through!
First stop is Vasse Felix where you will indulge in one of the most celebrated wine experiences in Australia!
Here you are going to explore the world of food and wine at Margaret River’s founding wine estate. You will go behind the scenes of winemaking, sharing unique historical insights into the region and all facets of wine production at Vasse Felix. Not only that, you will meet with Chief Winemaker Virginia Willcock as you explore the winery and red barrel hall, before joining her for a tasting of the Wine Collection. Then step into the world of food and wine matching, where you’ll gain insights into Margaret River’s local produce, and the philosophies that guide the Vasse Felix Chefs in their creation of dishes to match with the region’s wines. Enjoy the ultimate treat of a five course tasting menu, paired with wines. Finally select your choice of a bottle of Vasse Felix Premier wine to take away and share with your friends and family.
Then time to check in to Cape Lodge, relax and enjoy a little lie down (or lld for short) before heading out for a light dinner.
Back to the hotel for a great night’s sleep after a gorgeous day and to get ready for tomorrow!!
Overnight accommodation: Cape Lodge
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Wine Tastings as mentioned
Day 3 – Monday 25: fabulous sparkling, wines, gorgeous dining and so much more…
Today more shenanigans as you spend time indulging in the magic these incredible women-in-wine create.
Post breakfast depart for the ‘Art of Sparkling’ at Howard Estate, in their world famous Wine Chapel, one of the most exclusive addresses in WA.. This morning you will learn all about the delectable bubble. Showcasing Champagne and Méthode Traditionelle sparkling wine from the Howard Park, Marchand & Burch and Franck Bonville ranges, you will sample a wide range of award-winning wines, discovering the nuanced terroirs of their Great Southern and French vineyards. On completion of your sparkling wine tasting, enjoy a delicious charcuterie selection sourced from nearby farms. Sigh in happiness…
Next stop is Voyager Estate, where not only will you indulge in a tasting of their gorgeous organic wines, you will also enjoy a delicious 4 course lunch with matching wines. Voyager Estate is one of Australia’s most innovative producers of world-class Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon and by 2023 they will be Certified Organic. If you are a Chardonnay lover this one is going to knock your socks off!
It is then time for a quick change at the hotel before heading out for our guided walking tour in Margaret River town this evening. Sampling gin, local produce and more this will give you a different perspective into this part of the world!
To bed you go and tomorrow there is more…
Overnight accommodation: Cape Lodge
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Walking tour/Tastings
Day 4 – Tuesday 26: chocolate & wine, blend your own and so much more…..
First up it is time for us to head to Arlewood Estate for a morning of wine and chocolate – oh yes the day has started well.
This morning you will be enjoying a chocolate and wine pairing with a distinctive Italian edge. Rather than single blends Arlewood take a more Italian approach, blending varieties to produce wines with complexity and layers of flavour, with Nebbiolo. La Bratta is the name of the nearby mountain village in northern Italy where Garry’s mother was born, and where the first family vines were planted. La Bratta Rosso and La Bratta Bianco now represent a personal selection of the best red wine and best white wine barrels from the best vintages. Made in small numbers, not made to a formula, each La Bratta wine is a reflection of the Forest Grove vineyard and family. These are then matched to Temper Chocolate a local favourite, and one that will definitely tantalise your tastebuds.
It is then time to head to Cullen Wines, the only biodynamic and carbon positive winery in the region. Here it is time to see a different way of winemaking with biodynamic traditions being the driving force overarching every facet. It is a method of farming that treats the vineyard as a living system, which interacts with the environment to build a healthy living soil that helps to nourish the vines and general environment. You will experience this first hand and enjoy tasting the wines and a delicious platter lunch of local produce. Ask as many questions as you need to about this fascinating process.
Then to Clairault Streicker, where you will enjoy your last winery visit by blending your own! You will delve deeper into the world of winemaking with an interactive Wine Blending Experience. You will be guided through the wine blending process to help create your own estate-grown Margaret River wine. Learn the theory behind why wines are blended then measure, mix and taste a wine perfectly suited to you. Woohoo!
This evening after a lld at the hotel, get ready for our final dinner at Cape Lodge, where you will enjoy a delicious meal perfectly matched to Margaret River Wines, rounding out what has been a superb escape.
Overnight accommodation: Cape Lodge
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, Wine Tastings
Day 5 – Wednesday 27: time to go…..
After breakfast it is a reasonably early start back to Perth Airport to connect with flights. Thank you for coming away, it so very much appreciated and look forward to travelling again.
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.
Located in Western Australia and offering luxury accommodation in the Margaret River wine region, Cape Lodge is surrounded by its own vineyard and is likened to staying at a private country estate, yet with all the trappings and facilities of a world class private boutique hotel.
The lodge has 22 secluded rooms and a magnificent 5 bedroom private luxury Residence. The superb Cape Lodge Restaurant- long one of the great dining rooms in Western Australia offers classically prepared French-influenced country fare showcasing the best of Margaret River’s produce sourced from local farms, the kitchen garden and the freshest of seafood from nearby pristine oceans.