Wine Tasting in Perth: 13 Places You Have to Try
Australia is wine country. This continent-spanning country has eight different climatic zones, ranging from tropical rainforest to arid desert. Within that incredible variety, there is a lot of scope for growing wine.
Australia is home to several different wine regions, all of them in the more temperate south of the country. And the coastal city of Perth is located right in the wine-producing region of Western Australia.
As a result, you would probably expect Perth to be a great place to enjoy a wine tasting or wine tour. And you'd be absolutely right. This city is absolutely packed with boutique wineries, trendy wine bars, and restaurants offering award-winning wines paired with exquisite food. It's not hard to spend a fantastic day or more exploring the world of Western Australia wine production both in the city and just outside it.
Drop off your bags at a Bounce luggage storage in Perth, and you'll be in the perfect position to enjoy wine tastings and wine tours throughout the city and beyond. Not only is a Perth wine tasting one of the best things to do in the city at night, but it's also a great way to experience part of the culture of the city. And, of course, drink some great wine.
Swan Valley Wine Tours
Without question, one of the best ways to experience wine tasting in Perth is with a wine tour of the Swan Valley. This is the only Australian wine region you can cruise to from Perth, and voyaging along the Swan River by boat is part of the incredible experience of a Swan Valley wine tour.
The Swan Valley is only 30 minutes from Perth, making it the perfect day trip. But there's more than enough to explore in this world-renowned wine region to make it worth staying for a night or two.
There are over 200 different wineries in the Swan Valley, so you're absolutely spoiled for choice when it comes to wine tastings. And with such a concentration of wineries, you're guaranteed to find one that suits your taste perfectly.
Whether you're looking for big bold reds, crisp refreshing whites, or something a little bit different, you'll find it all in the Swan Valley. And with so many different wines to try, you might just find a new favorite tipple.
But it's not all about the wine. The Swan Valley is also home to some of the best food in Perth. With fresh produce straight from the valley, you can enjoy gourmet dishes paired with your wine tastings.
Here are some of the best Swan Valley wineries to include on your tour:
If you're looking for a truly unique wine tasting experience, then head to Sandalford Estate on the edge of Swan Valley. This beautiful estate is home to a working winery, as well as a stunning 18th-century manor house.
Sandalford Estate offers several different wine tasting experiences, so you can choose the one that best suits your needs and preferences. Choose from a traditional tasting in the Cellar Door, a food and wine pairing in the restaurant, or a more intimate private tasting in the Manor House.
No matter what type of wine tasting experience you're looking for, you're sure to find it at Sandalford Estate.
3210 W Swan Rd, Caversham
Super close to Sandalford Estate, you'll find this lovely winery, also in Swan Valley. They've been in business for more than four decades and handcraft their wine. In addition to the delicious wine here, the winery has a gourmet Italian restaurant set among the vines. This is the perfect place to do a wine tour and then settle in for a tasty lunch. The casual vibes here are perfect if you are traveling with kids. They just won't appreciate the wine!
30 Bennett St, Caversham
Lancaster Wines is one of the best places for wine tasting in Western Australia's Swan Valley. This family-owned winery produces some of the finest wines in the region, and they offer a variety of different wine tastings so you can find the perfect one for you.
Choose from a traditional wine tasting, a food and wine pairing, or a private tasting with the winemakers themselves. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, try their blind tasting challenge.
5228 W Swan Rd, West Swan
Ugly Duckling Wines
Ugly Duckling Wines is a unique place for wine tasting in Western Australia. This family-owned winery produces some of the finest organic wines in the region, and they offer a variety of different wine tastings to accommodate everyone in your group.
Sample their selection of expertly crafted wines, which are anything but ugly, and you'll be enjoying some of the best bottles Western Australia has to offer.
7790 W Swan Rd, West Swan
Wine Tasting in Perth CBD
If you're looking for a more urban wine tasting experience, then head to the Perth Central Business District (CBD). This vibrant city center is home to some fantastic bars and restaurants that are perfect for enjoying a glass or two of your favorite vino.
Wines of While
One of the best places for wine tasting in Perth CBD with a truly local feel is Wines of While. The establishment functions as a wine bar and wine store dedicated to organic wines made by hand. They also source all their food ingredients from farms they visit that grow everything without chemicals.
This wine bar is small and cozy, with knowledgeable staff to guide you if you're new to the world of organic wine.
458 William St, Perth
Shadow Wine Bar
This stylish bar that's inside the Alex Hotel has an extensive wine list featuring local and European wine. With so much choice, you're sure to find something you love.
And if you can't make up your mind, then try one of the tasting platters. These allow you to sample several different wines, perfect for finding a new favorite. The staff is also more than willing to guide you to that perfect glass or bottle.
214 William St, Perth
There are also several great restaurants in Perth CBD that offer superb wine lists. Head to Lalla Rookh for some fantastic Italian food paired with beautiful Australian wines. they also serve craft beer if you get tired of wine and function as a wine store. No matter what your taste, you're sure to find the perfect wine tasting experience in Perth CBD.
77 St Georges Terrace, Perth
Bickley Valley Wine Tours
Just a short drive from Perth, you'll find the stunning Bickley Valley. As part of the Perth Hills wine region, this beautiful wine region is home to some of the best views in Western Australia. And, of course, it's also home to some fantastic wineries.
One of the best things about Bickley Valley wine tours is that they can be tailored to your exact needs and preferences. So whether you're looking for a leisurely day out or a more action-packed adventure, you'll find the perfect tour for you. You can also choose a smaller wine tour in this region that will guarantee to keep you away from the crowds.
Some of the best wineries in Bickley Valley include Plume Estate Vineyard, Hainault Vineyard, and Brookside Vineyard.
Plume Estate Vineyard - 91 Glenisla Rd, Bickley
Hainault Vineyard - 255 Walnut Rd, Bickley
Brookside Vineyard - 5 Loaring Rd, Bickley
The Margaret River winds its way through fantastic wine country, and you'll find tons of incredible wineries here. Enjoy magnificent views of Busselton Jetty, Geographe Bay, and Canal Rocks while you explore this part of Western Australia wine country. For something a little different, visit Shelter Brewing Co, a brewery and cider house that has been at the forefront of the resurgence in craft beer in the area. Or, if you want to stick to wine, try out one of the many fantastic wineries in the area, such as Vasse Felix, Wills Domain, or Leeuwin Estate.
There's so much to see and do in Margaret River, and it's definitely one of the best places for wine tasting in Western Australia.
Vasse Felix - 4357 Caves Rd, Wilyabrup
Wills Domain - 17 Brash Rd, Yallingup
Leeuwin Estate - Stevens Rd, Margaret River
If you're looking for a more relaxed wine tasting experience, then head to Pemberton. This quaint little town is located in the heart of the Karri forest, and it's the perfect place to enjoy a leisurely day out sipping on some of the best wines in Western Australia.
Some of the best wineries in Pemberton include Plantagenet Wines and Nannup Ridge Estate.
Pemberton is a great place to relax and enjoy some of the best wines Western Australia has to offer.
Plantagenet Wines - Lot 45 Albany Hwy, Mount Barker
Nannup Ridge Estate - 150 Perks Rd, Nannup
Urban Wine Walk
If you want to taste the best of the Western Australia wine region while still staying in the city, this entertaining wine tour is a great option. One of the best wine tours in Perth, the Urban Wine Walk takes you to some of the best bars and restaurants in the city, where you can sample a variety of different wines.
The tour starts in the Perth CBD, and then makes its way to Northbridge, Leederville, Mount Lawley, and Subiaco. Along the way, you'll visit some of Perth's best wine bars and restaurants, as well as a few hidden gems.
At each stop, you'll get to sample four different wines, so by the end of the tour, you're sure to have found a new favorite. This is a great option if you want to learn more about wine while still having a lot of fun.
Bushtucker River And Wine Tours
For something completely out of the ordinary — and truly Australian — try this adventurous day tour. Set out on the Margaret River in a canoe with a knowledgeable tour guide and sample the great Australian tradition of bushtucker, or wild food. You'll get to sample crocodile, emu, Kangaroo, and native fruits. You'll also get to try great local wine from one of the region's many wineries. This is the perfect way to both enjoy wine country and experience the wilder side of Australia on a guided tour, and something you simply can't do anywhere else in the world.
There's no question that you'll find plenty to do in Perth. As well as sampling the local products of boutique wineries and heading out on interesting wine tours, there are lots of attractions you simply have to see in this city. Check out our guide on three days in Perth so that you're up to speed on all there is to do.
Of course, for confirmed wine fans, there's almost too much to do here. The range of wine tours available in and around Perth means you'll never run out of ways to keep yourself entertained here. And even if you're not the biggest wine fan, chances are that the drinks you discover on the local tours will soon convert you into a dedicated oenophile.
Drop off your bags at a Bounce luggage storage in Perth and try one of the best wine tours in the region. Whether you want to explore the Swan Valley wine region, visit the best wine bars in the city, or head out on the Margaret River to enjoy the wilderness, there's something here for you.