A bustling tourist area, the Swan Valley in Western Australia has a number of award-winning wineries, breweries, cider houses and more - many of which are family owned and run. These Western Australian venues offer superb alfresco and restaurant meals as well as cellar door tastings. A trip to the Swan Valley makes the ideal day trip. Swan Valley wineries are open for tasting all year round. Chat with our team at reception for their recommendations and a map.
Belgian white beer and German red beer are just two of the over 20 locally-made brews on offer in the region.
Small batches and a swift turnaround mean our four microbrew outlets are always on the go, making a changing array of beers in a wide range of styles. These vary according to the whim of the brewer, but always include pale and dark ales, Belgian wheat beer, stout and - a first for Western Australia - the Feral Brewing Company's porter, made from seasonal local produce.
In the award stakes too, Swan Valley beers are beginning to give our wines a run for their money. Our organic pilsner and old-fashioned porter have been voted the best in Australia - you'll find these and other top valley brews at a growing number of Perth outlets and throughout the valley.
And while our talented brewers pride themselves on keeping costs down by selling direct to the public and doing most of the work themselves, the main focus will always be on offering quality hand-made beers using the finest ingredients and traditional methods.
The Swan Valley in Western Australia is home to a number of artist studios, galleries and a selection of fine accommodation. The art galleries in the Swan Valley include Western Australia's largest private gallery.
Activities to be enjoyed in the Swan Valley include riverside horseback rides, train and tram rides at Whiteman Park, a round of golf at The Vines Resort's world-class golf course or close-up encounters with the koalas at the Caversham Wildlife Park.
For more information, visit www.swanvalley.com.au
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