The Gourmet Escape was popular enough last year to net over 16,000 visitors. This makes the event one of the biggest food festivals in the world, a testament to the guests invited and the cuisine featured. The festival may have lasted only three days but excellent Margaret River winery restaurants like The Berry Farm’s Cottage Cafe are there for tourists year-round.
What makes Margaret River so special? Well, first of all, there’s the wine. Wineries dot the area and some of them only sell their vintage to visitors or exclusive distributors. If you’re looking for the perfect pairing of your wine with your dish, you can go on a tour around the many wineries that open their doors to the public.