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Heading North from Augusta, you reach Margaret River.
A very popular past time in this region is calling into a winery or two as there are so many there, everywhere you look another sign tempts to you go and try a different vineyard's wine.
They are such beautiful places, often with a gorgeous well-tended garden and restaurant or even an art gallery. Their cellar doors are open for a tasting session, you just turn up and you are able to taste what they have on offer for free. The half inch of each wine tried soon starts to mount up to make a glass! They are hoping to make a sale or a restaurant reservation, of course.
We visited the following.
Hidden River - delicious food served in their restaurant.
Xanadou - a much larger and more established vineyard with an excellent restaurant
|A totally delicious chocolate fudge cake, reinvented|
Of course we couldn't resist the chocolate shops either! Breaking our journey for a hot chocolate at the Denmark Chocolate Company, we also enjoyed their beautiful garden. After a few free samples, the hot milk arrived with our selected strength of chocolate buttons, ready to be stirred in. Yum!
The Margaret River Chocolate Company was full of exciting goodies as well as chocolate quokkas which I have never seen before. Free samples of the different chocolate and a window onto the production area where they were adding fillings to the chocolates made for a great visit.
There is so much to see and do in this region, I've just given you a small taster!