Vasse Felix is the original, and oldest, of the Margaret River wineries. However, it isn't just the wine which should propel you to meander up the long, tree-lined drive to the main building to spend an afternoon enjoying the fruit of Founder Tom Cullity's labor. What Cullity has put together is a place where award-winning wine can be savored amongst the company of a beautifully curated modern statue collection, a revolving art gallery and a restaurant helmed by Aaron Carr that is also, unsurprisingly, award-winning.
The natural beauty of Western Australia is never far away due to the main building's open floor plan and the materials which the estate is built with make it a pleasing nod to the environment in which it's situated.
When you dine at the restaurant, leave enough room for dessert, the cheese plate was my favorite and expertly paired with their sweet Cane Cut Semillon.
Of all the wineries I visited in Margaret River, this was my favorite. Maybe there really is something to being first!