Sunshine and light breeze paired with wine and cheese? Yes please.
Autumn is fast becoming the new favourite season for many Western Australians. Its mix of mild weather, magical scenery and artisanal flavours unique to the season, creates the perfect time to venture out and explore our regions. And there’s no better way to do it than on one of Perth’s self-drive food and wine trails!
WA’s foodie scene has never been more exciting. Being one of the world’s most biologically diverse regions, we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to fresh, locally sourced produce and ingredients all year round.
What can you expect on a food and wine trail? Perth's trails are designed as self-paced adventures with the food and wine (or beer!) lover in mind. Expect to taste produce unique to the region such as locally crafted beer and cider, world-class wine from ancient grapevines, pastured meats, cheese, chocolate and more. Also expect to meet passionate local artisans, discover award-winning venues, explore vineyards, orchards and art galleries or take a behind the scenes tour with one of many local makers.
Bickley Valley Wine Trail
Picture this: rolling hills, gentle valleys, lush forests and a well-established wine scene, all just 35 minutes from Perth. Say hello to one of Perth’s best-kept secrets: Bickley Valley.
Discover ancient vineyards and charming, locally owned cellars with progressive winemaking, sweeping stone fruit orchards and award-winning restaurants with leafy views.
Highlights of this self-drive food and wine trail in the Perth Hills include the breathtaking landscape of endless orchards at Core Cider and meeting the makers of vibrant hand-crafted vinos at Hainault Vineyard & Cellar Door, Myattsfield Vineyards, The Packing Shed @ Lawnbrook and Tonon Vineyard & Winery.
Swan Valley Fresh Produce Trail
Dreaming of an inspiring foodie experience where you'll meet the local players behind the produce? Good news! It’s right on Perth’s doorstep. Adventure awaits on the Swan Valley's Fresh Produce Trail.
The Swan Valley is WA’s oldest wine-growing region. In autumn, the cooler weather marks the end of vintage for winemakers. So, while you’ll still be able to taste outstanding wines, expect to see pruned grapevines (vines need downtime too!) and leaves with pretty hues of rust and amber.
Ripe for the picking from the Swan Valley’s diverse food bowl during autumn are pumpkins, mangoes, avocados and pomegranates. Hint: buy locally grown offerings from the seasonal roadside stalls for the full farm-to-table experience.
In the Swan Valley, fresh produce growth is ruled by seasonal eating. After all, using fresh and abundant ingredients elevates flavour and well, makes total sense. That said, it’s still possible to sample all the seasons with year-round tastings of delicious local preserves, dried fruit, chocolate and nuts.
Toodyay Food and Picnic Trail
Embark on a self-driven journey along the Toodyay Food and Picnic Trail for VIP access to locally grown produce and some of WA’s most idyllic picnic spots.
Along the picturesque country trail, meet the creators of the fresh produce needed to fill the perfect picnic basket. Think locally grown dates, olive oil, wine, bread, meats and condiments.
The Toodyay Food and Picnic Trail can be experienced in half a day, a whole day or enjoyed over a few days. Soak up the country atmosphere at one of the many accommodation options from easy B&Bs and caravan parks to peaceful retreats and hotels.
Peel Craft Beer and Wine Trail
Heading south now to Peel. The Mandurah and Peel region is bustling with restaurants, bars and cafes filled with delicious local produce. There is truly something for everyone when it comes to food and wine in the Peel region. Discover the Peel Craft Beer and Wine Trail to unlock special access to some of our favourite spots.
The Peel region's oldest winery and vineyard is nestled between protected wetlands and the Peel Estate Wines grounds. The cellar door opened to the public in 1980 and boasts a charming, rustic mezzanine level that overlooks the winery. Find a shady tree and settle in for an afternoon picnic while sampling wines direct from the cellar door.
Surrounded by Jarrah forests and undulating land, Millbrook Winery is a small batch winery and acclaimed restaurant in the historic town of Jarrahdale. There’s no questioning why it was named Restaurant of the Year 2022 by Gourmet Traveller.
Beer lovers, we haven’t forgotten you! Discover handmade craft brews at Three Rivers Brewing Co, White Lakes Brewing and King Road Brewing Co. Wherever you land along the trail, trust that there will be great eats and drinks nearby.
If sitting back and relaxing is more your style, let one of the region’s best tour operators guide you on a memorable foodie adventure.
Expect the unexpected as you explore the Perth region on an action-packed, foodie adventure. Explore gin distilleries, quirky small-batch wineries and scrumptious foodie producers. Get exclusive access to one-on-one experiences with WA makers and behind the scenes opportunities with Hidden deTours.
Up Close and Local Tours are renowned for bold food, wine and produce experiences. But there’s more. On an Up Close and Local Tour, you’ll get to know the locals, hear their stories, and see first-hand why Perth’s craft food and beverage producers are so special and unique.
Explore the historic Bickley Valley and Swan Valley with d'Vine Wine Tours. Providing a service that showcases all these wine regions have to offer, d'Vine Wine Tours are informative, educational and lots of fun!
Follow our lead towards all things flavourful this Autumn. Discover Perth food and wine trails with Destination Perth.