Our final day in Margaret River was spent in the vicinity of the town so it was a twenty minute drive north to Stormflower vineyard where owner David Martin hosted the tasting outside in their beautiful vineyard garden. It was an idyllic spot, the sun was shining and David gave us a great insight into the background of the estate and his winemaking philosophy – the estate has been fully organic certified since 2016.
From Stormflower, it was half an hour south to the very impressive Voyager estate. Created to look like a 17th century Cape Dutch farmhouse, the property has the most wonderfully elegant gardens and a truly impressive tasting room and restaurant with high ceilings and superb décor.
After a quick tasting of five wines we headed into lunch. This was a remarkable journey of seven courses and seven wines where the standard of cooking and presentation was utterly superb. Voyager ranks as one of the best places to eat in the region and it was clear to see why.
Course after course was imaginative, delicate, flavoursome and artistically presented. The service was friendly and unobtrusive and fours hours idled their way along in a glorious afternoon of fine wine and food.
Voyager was designed to be our grand finale but we all felt that we should meet up for a glass of wine at Pizzicata – a super little Italian restaurant close by, later that evening. Despite our huge lunch, it was no surprise to me that we managed to knock back bruschetta, antipasti, pizza, crostini, beers and more wine! A lovely casual end to a great tour of this part of Western Australia.
Time to detox and prepare for Adelaide…..