Western Australian’s love to head to the Swan Valley for winery tours; it’s a favourite pastime amongst Perth locals.
The Swan Valley region has a plethora of wineries to visit, with many offering award winning Western Australian Wines to taste and purchase from the cellar door.
A pleasant 25 minute drive from Perth to this beautiful, lush area is worth every second. Despite being one of WA’s major wine regions, The Swan Valley isn’t just about the wine. This popular tourist destination provides a relaxing landscape to explore and appreciate fresh country air, and plenty of food and entertainment options, as well as arts and crafts, shopping, historic attractions and wildlife encounters.
Swan Valley is one of Perth’s best day trip destinations.
“Perth’s Valley of Taste” has over 40 wineries. With no chance of visiting them all in one day, this short list of our favourite wine spots should help you design the perfect winery tour.
Western Australia’s most awarded boutique winery Mandoon Estate boasts a world class restaurant & cellar door, WA’s newest craft brewery and beautiful function centres. The kids are sure to love the outdoor playground while you sit back and enjoy a glass of wine.
Visit the restaurant for a world-class degustation menu incorporating local and seasonal produce, paired with award winning wines.
10 Harris Road
Caversham, WA 6055
One of the country’s oldest and largest family owned winemakers, Sandalford Winery, are recognised Australia wide for their outstanding wine portfolio and facilities. They are well known for producing exceptional wine that exceeds expectations for every price point.
3210 W Swan Rd
Caversham, WA 6055
With over 165 years of history in the Swan Valley, Oakover offers seven varietals of wine to suit your personal taste. Bring friends and family to enjoy the relaxed dining atmosphere. If you’re feeling more active, have a paddle on the free paddle boats on the lake or even a game of backyard cricket.
14 Yukich Close
Middle Swan, WA 6056
Wine isn’t the only delicacy offered in the Swan Valley; it’s also home to The Margaret River Chocolate Factory and Mondo Nougat & chocolate.
The Margaret River Chocolate Company
The Margaret River Chocolate Factory is the largest chocolate factory in WA. They offer free entry to the venue and even free chocolate tastings!
Once you’ve stocked up on free tastings and wandered through the shop, be sure to check out the chocolates being made through the looking window.
By now you should be starving for some more chocolate so it’s the perfect time to head to the café and order one of the delicious chocolate dishes. We recommend the chocolate fondue; it’s great for sharing and has plenty of goodies to dip into the chocolate.
Take a seat on the deck and soak up the sunshine while you overlook the grape vines of neighbouring vineyards.
Located just next door to the chocolate factory is its sister company Providore. If you’re on the hunt for some good preserves or jams then this is the place for you. They also sell a wide variety of flavoured liqueurs that go well with an indulgent, late night chocolate snack.
5123 West Swan Rd
West Swan, WA 6055
When you think you’ve almost had enough wine and chocolate then it’s time to visit Mondo Nougat. Mondo Nougat began in 1989 when one of six Romeo brothers migrated from Italy to Australia. After many years of operation, they finally opened their doors to the public in 2005.
Indulge in their famous nougat, homemade gelati biscotti and delicious cakes. A must-try is the Mondo Nougat Cheesecake, which combines the best of both worlds.
You can discover the traditions of Mondo Nougat from the special viewing area to watch how the product comes to life.
640 Great Northern Highway
Herne Hill, WA 6065
Oasis Supa Golf and Adventure Putt
Supa Golf is set in the beautiful landscape of the Swan Valley. This modified form of traditional golf uses larger clubs and balls made from a softer composite, making it a fun, recreational activity suitable for all ages. Allow around 1.5 hours to play 9 holes & 3 hours to play 18.
10250 West Swan Road
Henley Brook, WA 6055
Paintball Skirmish was established in 1992, the first paintball game legally registered in Western Australia. It spreads across 25 acres of natural bushland with various objects and trees scattered throughout the playing field. Games operate year round in all weather and is suitable for ages 12 and up.
We recommend doing this activity before wine tasting.