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Although vintage is always a hectic time of year in Margaret River,
the South West hotspot has also been busy over the summer.
Keep an eye peeled for these changes if visiting over autumn.
Whether or not the chaos and sleep pattern-
interruptions of vintage will be completely
finished by the time of the Margaret River Wine
Region Festival (April 8 -- 11), nobody knows.
But what we do know for certain is that both
locals and visitors are going to be painting the
town red. It starts Thursday with a fiesta through
the streets of town before heading to Xanadu
Wines for more frivolities and a wine auction
on Friday. Over the weekend, Leeuwin Estate's
amphitheatre is the place to be -- Saturday's
vintage festival is a celebration of all things
artisan while rockers Daryl Braithwaite and
former INXS lead singer Jon Stevens (above) are
headlining Sunday's concert.
Tickets through Ticketmaster.
Visit margaretriverfestival.com for festival
details or call 1300 765 518.
Since opening after
Christmas, the new Wills
Domain restaurant has
played host to a steady
stream of diners keen
to sample chef Stephen
Paul s flavoursome cook-
ing. While the winery s
platters still command a
loyal following, Stephen s
comfort summer food
such as pork belly
and Abrolhos scallops and an asparagus and
Tellegio risotto are giving the fan s favourites a
run for their money in the popularity stakes.
And speaking of steaks, Wills Domain is the
only eatery in the world where you can enjoy
Kayanaba dry-aged Angus beef, a grass-fed beef
reared on a sixth-generation farm in
Corner Abbey Farm and Brash roads, Yallingup,
(08) 9755 2327.
Sick of answering SOS phone calls and SMS
messages from caffiends unable to find their
old store, Margaret River coffee roasters par
excellence Yahava Koffeeworks have moved
to a new high-vis location on the corner of
Rosa Brook Road and Bussell Highway (08
9757 2900), about a kilometre south of the
township. In the space that used to house
Doust Nursery Cafe, the team at Yahava have
resumed their mission to bring the world of
coffee to the South West by way of organi-
cally roasted beans, expertly-made coffee,
tasty snacks and education. And before coffee
fanatics start checking tyre pressure and oil in
preparation for a road trip, you should know
that Yahava has also opened in the Swan Valley.
4752 West Swan Road, (08) 9250 8599.
Both venues are open daily from 9am to 5pm
(coffee tasting available until 4.30pm).
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