About The Region

Situated in the heart of the eponymous Margaret River, the southwest town of Margs is renowned worldwide for its thriving tourism and fusion between coastal and country living. Located about 3.5 hours south of Perth, the region owes much of its popularity to its pristine coastline, sprawling national parks and boutique vineyards, which brings more than 500,000 visitors to its doorstep each year.


The varied landscape of Margaret River is characterised by native trees, forests, and flowers, as well as the crisscrossed routes of small creeks and valleys. Several hundred caves also span this unique landscape, out of which only 6 are open to the public, and contain multi-chambers of prehistoric fossils and hidden depths to be explored. As well as this, Margaret River is also renowned for its fruitful timber and agriculture production.


As well as the iconic river to which it owes its name, the Margaret River region also possesses unspoiled views of the Indian Ocean, and a string of surf beaches that have all helped put Margs on the map. From the sandy shores of Redgate to the legendary breaks at Prevelly and Cowaramup, Margaret River is just as renowned for its waves as it is for its wines. 


Home to over 175 wineries producing varietals from Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, to Shiraz, Sémillon, Merlot and Verdelho, the Margaret River wine region extends some 100km from north to south and reflects a more Mediterranean-style of climate, that is ideal for growing grapes. Coupled with these cellar doors, there are a number of growing boutique breweries that deliver thirst-quenching ales, craft beer and malty stouts. 


Margaret River has become renowned for its fine dining experiences and eclectic flavours, ensuring that wherever there is wine, there will also be food. Local providores litter the countryside, celebrating the region’s fresh produce such as specialty cheeses and olive oils, fresh seafood and rich sweets.