The Margaret River region in South West Australia has so much to offer the traveler seeking it all: turquoise beaches, adventure, one of a kind landscapes, gourmet food, and delicious wine. You could spend weeks in the Margaret River area and never run out of things to do. The rugged untouched landscape along the coast will have you entranced within moments. The wildlife on the roadside will have you slowing down and paying attention to details in seconds. The vast range of fine foods and wines will have you nibbling the days away. The forests and caves will have you off on an adventure in a minute. I was surprised by all that Margaret River had to offer me…as a hyperactive traveler. I was relieved that it had it all; I didn’t have to choose just one activity. Not a day went by when I wasn’t out exploring the area and finding new and unique things to see and do.
You can’t visit Western Australia without visiting stunning Margaret River in South West Australia. Margaret River (277 kilometres south of Perth) is known for its astound Australian wine production and tourism. The Mediterranean weather is perfect for vineyards and wine production. Many visit Margaret River to escape the extreme summer heat and harsh winter temperatures. The beautiful green landscape has vines covering over 50 square kilometres and over 140 wineries in the area; the South West region is the perfect place for a tasting and sipping tour. Although wineries range in size, most are small intimate family run wineries with their own unique style and feel. Touring the one of kind wineries and expansive properties was a post card perfect view of Australia-a different experience for me in Australia.
The ever popular annual event World Wine and Food Expo in Atlantic Canada at the Moncton Coliseum Complex allowed me the opportunity to taste dozens of wines from all over the world. Popular wineries from Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Spain, France, Canada, United States, among others had representatives eager to speak to the happy guests in New Brunswick for their 23rd edition of Atlantic Canada’s largest wine event. Each year, more and more wines are added to the tasting tour. The one of a kind grand tasting event provides visitors the opportunity to purchase wines not normally available on the East Coast of Canada. New and up-and-coming wines are working their way into the market and with growing popularity, into liquor stores. The wine expo is the best opportunity to try endless varieties of red, white, rosé, Rosado, and sparkling wines. My taste buds were dancing for joy with unlimited selections of the world’s best Champaign to taste. If you don’t know what kind of wine you like, attending Moncton’s World Wine and Food Expo is the perfect place to sample boundless selections of wines while deciding on your favourites. Continue reading →