The South West
Starting just 1.5 hours south of Perth, here you can experience towering old growth forests, walk for kilometres along white sandy beaches and taste world famous wine and award winning beer. Australia's South West combines unique natural experiences with gourmet delights.
Australia's South West has an abundance of fresh produce and one of the region's great pleasures is buying freshly picked fruit, vegetables or berries direct from the farm. Other local delicacies include boutique beers, fresh farmed marron and trout, decadent chocolates, delicious cheeses, crisp ciders and Australia's first mainland truffles.
The region's rich harvest has lured a number of award-winning chefs to Australia's South West, which means visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out. Dine in intimate top-class restaurants, cosy cafes, fine dining wineries enjoy relaxed and tranquil outdoor settings, or stop at one of the many breweries offering fun and family friendly dining to really relax.
The Margaret River Region is truly one of the great holiday destinations of the world. Blessed with a perfect Mediterranean maritime climate, the four seasons are gently defined in the soulful corner of Western Australia.
There's perhaps no better destination in Australia to kick back and unwind surrounded by nature, relaxed craft breweries, beautiful vineyards and glorious coastline, including some of WA's best surf and beaches. Lucky visitors can lose themselves in the ultimate get-away, completely refreshing body and soul.
Head Brewer: Michael Brooks
Type: Brewery Restaurant
Where: Pusey Rd, Wilyabrup, Margaret River
Phone (08) 9755 6300
Bootleg Brewery opened its doors 1994 after the amazing transformation of a 73-acre block of land in Wilyabrup. Bootleg beer has developed greatly over the years, now producing 6 different brews as well as a seventh seasonal beer. Housing a brewery, bar, restaurant, and gallery Bootleg Brewery attracts many tourists and locals alike who are drawn to relaxed atmosphere, delicious lunches and high-quality, and tasty, boutique beers. The combination of these elements creates a great afternoon out, drinking a beer in the West Australian sun.
Bootleg Brewery is open 7 days a week (except for major public holidays) from 11am with the kitchen open from 12:00PM.
Head Brewer: Danial Wind
Brewery and Cafe
Where: 40 Hemsley Road, Yallingup
Phone: (08) 9755 2848
Specialise in all natural, unfiltered brews as well as producing flavoured wine-based drinks. The setting is relaxed and rustic, providing a casual ìpub-in-the-paddockî atmosphere. It is a place where couples, families and groups can gather to enjoy our rural location.
You can make the most of their BBQ facilities, BYO picnic hamper or make a selection from our snack menu. Trading from Sunday to Thursday 10am - 5pm and on Friday and Saturday 10am - 6pm.
Cheeky Monkey Brewery
Lot 100 Caves Road Margaret River
Tel: (08) 9227 0055
Set to open its doors in September 2011, Cheeky Monkey Brewery will provide a state of the art, sophisticated venue. Offering top-notch wining and dining, the creature comforts do not have to be left behind to enjoy the stunning, picturesque landscape characteristic of the south west. With stunning beaches, majestic forests, spectacular caves and a cosmopolitan lifestyle Margaret River will please even the most discerning visitors.
Head Brewer: Mal Secourable
Where: Osmington Road, Margaret River
Tel: (08) 9758 8177
Nestled amongst vineyards, quaint farms and bordering the Bramley National Park, Colonial Brewing Co is now a must see destination known for its friendly service, great food, sublime views and award winning Ale. With a large playground area parents can relax and enjoy the live entertainment on weekends. Tasty bites are served from 11am to 4pm daily. We welcome you to what is becoming known as one of Australia’s most exciting breweries located in the heart of the iconic Margaret River region.
Head Brewer: Jeremy Goode
Type: Brewery Restaurant
Lot 3 North Treeton Road, Cowaramup, Margaret River
Tel: (08) 9755 5822,
Cowaramup Brewing Company is a family owned microbrewery situated in the world renowned Margaret River Region of Western Australia. The Brewery opened in 2006 and currently brews four beers, available on tap as well as seasonal and specialty brews.
Nine varieties of hops are grown on site and used to produce the beers. Cowaramup Brewing Company is currently working with Moonhaven soaps and lotions to develop a hop soap and anti inflammatory hop ointment.
The brewery is open from 10am to 6pm daily with food complementing the beer styles available in the restaurant. The venue is family friendly with a bouncy castle for the kids.
Head Brewer: Shannon Grigg
Type: Brewery, Restaurant, Winery
3517 Caves Rd, Wilyabrup, Margaret River
Tel: (08) 9757 6500
The beautiful surrounds of Saracen Estates on Caves Rd., Wilyabrup (Margaret River) plays host to the new Duckstein Brewery. On display in the restaurant is our new 1000L brewery which produces a range of German-style beers. Families are well catered for; with friendly staff, a kids playground and at-table activities
Head Brewer: Nicholas d'Espeissis
Eagle Bay Brewing
236 Eagle Bay Road, Eagle Bay
(08) 9755 3554
Eagle Bay Brewing Co is the LATEST addition to the handcraft beer fraternity in the Margaret River Wine region. We are located on Eagle Bay Rd, a five minute drive from Dunsborough. Eagle Bay Brewing Co is a family run microbrewery, restaurant and vineyard. We are passionate about handcrafted beers, wine making and local produce. Our style is relaxed with a vibrant atmosphere, friendly staff, delicious food, great wines and freshly brewed beer available all day every day. Our opening hours are from 11am to 7pm All day grazing available. Bookings reccomended for lunch.
Head Brewer: James
The Grove Brewery
213 Carter Road Wilyabrup
(08) 9755 7458
Established in 1995, The Grove Vineyard, Liqueur Factory, Distillery, Nano Brewery ,Cafe and Accommodation are ideally located in the heart of the Margaret River Wine growing region. Wine, Dine and Stay. Producing wine that only the Margaret River region is praised for, the property is also planted with 4 acres of Olive trees.
Head Brewer: Rob Gough
Margaret River Ale Co. (Available Exclusivly at Settlers Tavern)
114 Bussell Highway Margaret River
The heart of Margaret River and the local known as the 'Tav' - an utterly unpretentious place where great country hospitality greets you and generous meals await you. Rub elbows with a wide mix of world-class winemakers, winery crew, locals and their families and travellers from every continent and the musically minded alike!
Head Brewer: Bill Annear
Type: Brewpub, Restaurant
737 Bussell Highway, Busselton
Tel: (08) 9755 8300
Occy's Micro Brewery has been operating for 6 years. It occupies the original horse shed at the rear of heritage listed, Newtown House. Hand crafted ales & lagers on tap. No preservatives or artificial colours.
Also offering a selection of white & red wines, cider & a something different menu, which includes - wine & beer concoctions for the fun at heart, mocktails, soft drinks & juices.
Meals, snacks & coffee available from Newtown House kiosk, which is situated at the end of Occy's large beer garden.
The Blackwood Region
On the same latitude as Margaret River, but further inland, the Blackwood Valley Wine Region has cooler winters and slightly warmer summers. Since settlement in the late 1800s the region's income has been derived from wool, cereal crops, mixed farming, timber and horticulture. Today, its beers, ciders, wines and gourmet produce are valuable additions to the region's economy.
Blackwood Valley Brewing Co.
Head Brewer: Mark Hollett
Brewery, Restaurant, Cidery
Where: 43 Gifford Road, Bridgetown
Phone: (08) 9761 2204
A visit to The Cidery allows you to escape from your busy lifestyle and find refuge in their tranquil setting. Relax in their bars, rich in natural timbers and memorabilia from Bridgetownís apple orcharding heritage, while enjoying their unique drinks including their championship winning Porter and wholesome country food.
Bunbury and Surrounds
Bunbury located just 2 hours from Perth is all about having a great time and spoiling your tastebuds with delectable flavours that are distinctively South West.
Packaging Brewery with Tastings
Where: 3236 Old Coast Road, Lake Clifton
Phone: (08) 9734 4784
Located in tranquil bush setting alongside the world heritage listed Lake Clifton, Brew 42 Brewery is the perfect place to sit back, relax and sample our fine handcrafted beer. Our focus is on traditional Irish & English style ales. All our beers are made from the highest quality malts, hops and yeast.
Our Restaurant has recently gained the services of a new chef and our menu features local marron as well traditional pub meals with weekly specials being available. We also have our own wood fired pizza oven which we fire up on the weekend after 5.30pm. Our delicious pizzas are made fresh.
Mash Brewing Co. Bunbury
11 Bonnefoi Place, Bunbury
Tel: (08) 9721 6111
Situated on the beautiful Bunbury Waterfront Mash Bunbury is the perfect place for great food and craft beer. Relax and enjoy the sunset from our alfresco area or enjoy a cosy stout inside on those cold winter days.
Moody Cow Brewery
Head Brewer: Grant McClintock
791 Ferguson Rd, Ferguson Valley
Tel: 0408 987507
Whether you are just looking for a range of superb handcrafted beers, a quality meal at a fair price, or live music on Sunday call in to Moody Cow located on Ferguson Rd.
Grant and Karen McClintock beers are handcrafted on the premises using the finest of ingredients. They use only malt, hops, yeast and Ferguson Valley water to create 6 different mouth watering beers. They don't filter any of our beers and believe in largering them for as long as necessary before putting them on tap for consumption.
Open Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun from 11am
Head Brewer: Andrew Harris
Type: Brewey, Restaurant & Distillery on site.
West Break Road, Myalup
Tel: 1 300 792 106
Enjoy the fine beers brewed onsite with such classics as the 'Pilsner, Wheat, Bitter and Porter' all whilst taking in the views of the beer garden and recreation lawn, just relax and let them do the cooking for you with wonderful cafe style meals for the whole family to enjoy. Watch and let the kids play on the great adventure playground as they enjoy our great range of 'Simmos' icecreams. Commenced distilling on the premises in 2008 Geographe Distillery produces a range of 'Artisan' style spirits and liqueurs using local produce and hands-on 'small-batch' distilling methods.
Open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays from 11am, Public closing time 5pm (flexible)
Head Brewer: Paul Bevin
Brewery and Cafe
562 Pile Road, Ferguson Valley
Tel: (08) 9728 0737
The Wild Bull Brewery has been established for 3 years and is located in the spectacular Ferguson Valley area of the South West of Western Australia.
The brewery is surrounded by a natural bush setting with picturesque views overlooking the vineyards and farmland of the Ferguson area and backing onto beautiful Wellington National Park.
The Wild Bull Brewery features traditionally handcrafted beers brewed from a variety of malt and hops. This process is reflected in our beers which are full bodied and deep coloured in appearance but easy drinking – perfect for that weekend discovery. All our beers are preservative and additive free.
Open each Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays and are able to cater for group bookings and special functions.
Mandurah and Surrounds
Mandurah is one of the most vibrant regional cities in Western Australia. Once a small fishing village that boomed during holiday periods, it now has a thriving population of nearly 67,000. Covering an area of 173.5km2, Mandurah follows the coast from its northern extremity at Madora to the Ramsar-listed wetland Lake Clifton and Yalgorup National Park 50km to the south.
Head Brewer: Peter McAppion
Cape Bouvard Winery & Brewery
Corner Mt John and Clifton Downs Roads(185 Clifton Downs Road) Mandurah
(08) 9739 1360
Cape Bouvard® Winery & Brewery. Located in the beautiful Mandurah region of Western Australia, right next to the Thrombolite formations of spectacular Lake Clifton.
When French sailors discovered Western Australia in 1801, they named the area "Cape of Bouvard" after French astronomer Alexis Bouvard. Years later, wine makers discovered that French grape varieties thrive at Cape of Bouvard. The name lives on at Cape Bouvard® Winery & Brewery. Come and visit us today and discover our large selection of wines, boutique beers and restaurant food!