One of the questions that we are most frequently asked is,
“What is your favourite time of the year in Margaret River?”
If you have been out on one of our tours and asked this question you will already know my answer, which is rarely what people expect, but let me set the scene a little.
Last week I did a tour with a fantastic couple from Queensland, it was a bit of a drizzly day, quite windy and the first time that I have pulled out a jumper for months. So many ‘locals’ were apologising about the weather but our Queenslanders loved it….me too
While many people start hibernating or even travelling as the temperatures drop and the rain starts to fall, I get really excited.
Firstly the crowds have left Margaret River meaning that we have the wineries to ourselves again (I think it was about 90 minutes at Cape Naturaliste without another person), secondly I found the axe, chopped up some firewood and cranked up the fire, finally out came a stunning bottle of Red (thanks Mary) to be savoured in front of the crackling fire.
For me the best time to visit Margaret River is in late autumn and all the way through winter. Where else can you enjoy the cold, wet, windy months with open fireplaces, amazing red wine and delicious winter food (lamb shanks anyone!).
Add to that the fact that wine tasting is an indoor sport, so our range of Margaret River Wine Tours operate regardless of the forecast, although wineries with fireplaces & short walks from the car park see us a little more on the really cold rainy days.
Firewood is stacked, red wine is in danger & it is official, my favourite time of the year in Margaret River is NOW!