After visiting some of the boutique wineries in the Margaret River region, we thought it only fair to experience one of the more substantial enterprises.
The word that springs to mind when I recall our visit to Voyager Estate is ‘immaculate’.
Established in 1978, the regimented vines were patiently awaiting their spring foliage.
At the end of the long driveway, we parked the car
and made our way along the perfectly paved paths edging manicured lawns.
The gardens and buildings were inspired by the Cape Dutch farmsteads of South Africa. The colourful plantings complemented the stark white buildings beautifully.
As we neared our objective, the flawless approach
was lined with some intricate examples of topiary.
We finally reached the Cellar Door
and entered the inner sanctum.
The hallway leading to the restaurant was pristine (as were the bathrooms).
Private tasting sessions are offered in ‘Michael’s Room’, named after the late mining magnate, Michael Wright, who bought the estate in 1991.
We settled for a few samples at the tasting counter and, of course, a purchase or two.