For a slightly longer excursion (three days or more), try Margaret River's vineyards.
How to Get There: Rent a car. The drive from Perth’s airport takes about three hours.
What to Do: Margaret River isn’t just one
of the best wine regions in Australia. It’s one of the best in the world. Ask chef Eric Ripert
of New York’s Le Bernardin, who recently explored the area. “My big- gest discovery was how interesting the wines were, especially those from Aravina Estate vineyard,” he says. “The whites had a minerality unlike anywhere else.”
This appeared in the August/September 2015 issue.