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Cape Lodge - Ultimate 5 Day Exploration
Cape Lodge - Ultimate 5 Day Exploration
A private, in-depth discovery in the world of food and wine at world-renowned wineries, whilst staying in a five star luxury lodge. You'll also experience the region's raw beauty on Day 5, with a coastal walk along the Cape to Cape track. This experience is designed for a minimum of four people.
Day One: COMO The Treasury, Perth
Your private chauffeur will be waiting at the airport to take you to your luxurious hotel for the evening, COMO The Treasury, voted #2 Best Hotel in the World by Conde Nast Traveller’s Readers Choice Award 2016. Evening at leisure.
Day Two: Transfer and Voyager Estate
Transfer from Perth to Margaret River in your private car or plane.
Your Margaret River experience begins at Voyager Estate, consistently acknowledged by highly acclaimed critics with its flawless Cape Dutch architecture and stunning gardens, to the spectacular Wine Room and award-winning restaurant.
Be welcomed to the Estate with a private tasting focusing on Margaret River’s signature wine, Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot. You will be taken through the current release vintages as well as cellared wines and Voyager Estate’s pinnacle of winemaking, the Tom Price range, rarely opened for tasting. The tasting also includes limited release single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons from the Old Block and North Block, two outstanding vineyards that showcase specific characteristics of their soils
- a must for those who love Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot and want to learn more about this blend.
Lunch will then be served, taking you on a sensory journey that reveals the Estate’s story through six carefully matched wine and food courses... with a few surprises along the way. Each of the six dishes in the Discovery Menu represents part of the story of Voyager Estates grapes from the vines beginnings through to the celebration that comes with enjoying finished wine.
Your home for the next three nights will be Cape Lodge, a Luxury Lodge of Australia where you will enjoy dinner and breakfast daily.
Day Three: Vasse Felix
Explore the world of food and wine at Margaret River’s founding wine estate, Vasse Felix, established in 1967.
Walking through the region’s oldest vines, you’ll gain unique historical insights into winemaking in Margaret River and wine production at Vasse Felix, followed by a tasting of the Vasse Felix wine collection. Then step into the world of food and wine matching, where you’ll gain insights into Margaret River’s local produce, and the philosophies that guide the Vasse Felix Chefs in their creation of dishes to match with the region’s wines. Enjoy the ultimate treat of the 5 course tasting menu, with matching wines. Finally select your choice of Vasse Felix Premier wine to take away and share with your friends and family.
Following your dining experience, join winemakers from Vasse Felix, Voyager Estate and Leeuwin Estate for a master class featuring two of Margaret River’s leading wines of Cabernet sauvignon, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc Semillon blends.
Finish your day with a selection of gourmet bites served in the Estate’s contemporary Wine Lounge, overlooking the region’s oldest vineyard and the picturesque Wilyabrup Brook.
Day Four: Leeuwin Estate
Be immersed in the best in food and wine at one of the founding wineries of the Margaret River Region – Leeuwin Estate.
You will enjoy a tutored viewing of the unique collection of contemporary Australian artworks that feature on the labels of Leeuwin’s premium Art Series range of wines. The viewing will be accompanied by a glass of Leeuwin Estate Brut and a chef’s selection of ne canapés.
After enjoying the Art Gallery, your host will introduce you to the philosophies of winemaking at Leeuwin Estate, incorporating a behind the scene tour of the winery, before you will be invited to take part on hands-on red wine blending session, the ‘Discovery of Winemaking’. During this session you have the opportunity to blend your own Margaret River red wine under the watchful eye of Leeuwin's winemaking team. Your personal wine blend will be bottled and presented to you at the end of the day.
After concluding the blending session, a seated tutored wine tasting of the Art Series wines, each accompanied by perfectly matched seasonal food, will be awaiting you on the alfresco verandah. Your lunch of a la carte main course and dessert will be on offer at the restaurant.
Your Ultimate Exploration of Margaret River will conclude with a joint dinner presented to you by the culinary teams from each winery in a collaborative way. This ultimate ‘ nale’ will showcase the diversity of the produce of the Margaret River region and the varied philosophies each culinary team exhibits. To accompany this tantalizing extravaganza, selection of wines from Leeuwin Estate, Vasse Felix and Voyager Estate will be available.
Day Five: Cape-to-Cape
A private guide will collect you to take you on a coastal journey to experience the raw beauty and nature of the Margaret River region, walking a section of the world-renowned Cape-to-Cape track, finishing with a light lunch at a beachside cafe before your private return transfer to Perth.
- Travel by Private Chauffeur $5190 per person (based on the minimum 4 people required for this package)
- Travel by Private Plane $5990 per person (based on the minimum 4 people required for this package)
Terms & Conditions:
Bookings are essential and subject to availability at time of booking. As alcohol is served all guests must be over the age of 18 years. Larger groups can be accommodated, POA. All cancellations beyond 14 days prior to the experience, the total amount will be refunded less a 10% administra- tion fee. For cancellations within 14 days all monies will be forfeited. Please note all cancellations must be received in writing. Optional 20 minute scenic helicopter ight from Voyager Estate, taking in the magni cent scenic coastline of the Indian Ocean is available October through April at an additional cost of $500, please enquire. Note: transfers to and from Perth Airport not included in the Private Plane package. Please advise any dietary requirements at time of booking. Guests should call 48 hours prior to arrival to re-confirm their experience.