Connect to the generosity of the earth, and those who are dedicated to her
With borders open and the Jetstar flight from Melbourne direct to the Busselton / Margaret River Region, we are all excited to welcome our East Coast friends back to the beautiful south-west of WA.
Almost like a golden triangle of wine and spirits production, the humble area between Gracetown and Cowaramup, known as Wilyabrup, is where locals and visitors go to live like kings. The land is bountiful and giving. It’s the region’s powerhouse of vineyards, farming, working families and artisan production.
Once a land of milk (literally), there’s now honey and wine. The landscape is one of rolling fields, hay bales and lush vineyards bordered by virgin native bushland. Those who visit have no choice but to witness the seasons first-hand and are compelled to meet the makers, see the production and sample the fruits of land, labour and love. It’s like all roads lead to this special pilgrima.
Old secrets of winemaking, brewing, distilling and tempering are whispered here. Of course, days end at the coast, and in this case, it’s Gracetown’s Cowaramup Bay, where the sun sets into the water.
The Grove Distillery shares this trail with some of the best wine and artisan producers in the region. Drop in to the Distillery Door for a tasting of our single malt whisky, corn mash whiskeys or award winning premium rums. We also make a cracking espresso martini to pick you up after a day exploring the region.
Must visits on our trail include the Colony Concept with their Southern Forests Honey that we add to our corn mash whiskey to make the smoothest Kentucky style whiskey you’ll taste. Visit the team at Domaine Naturaliste to taste (and purchase!) some of the best value wines in the country. We love the Rebus! Pascale at Cellar Door welcomes everyone with a warm smile.
We are grateful to be amongst so many creative and talented producers. Book your flight direct from Melbourne and drive your own story in the Margaret River Region.
Find detailed maps and guides online at Driveyourstory.com