With rich harvests on both land and sea, and a remarkable variety of dining venues, the Peel Region is a food-lover’s wonderland. And here, even the surroundings are delicious.
Delight in a gourmet tasting plate at a lush vineyard. Enjoy a casual, family meal of golden fish and chips in the sunshine. Grab an alfresco brunch at a foreshore café in Mandurah. Have a laugh with friends over a traditional pub lunch. Experience a five-star seafood dinner in an award-winning waterside restaurant. Savour grilled fish from a beach barbeque at sunset.
Mild winters, hot, dry summers and fresh sea-breezes help create the distinct character of the Peel region’s wines. You’ll find stunning whites and reds, including Shiraz, Cabernet, Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Verdelho, Merlot and fortified. There are also surprising fruit wines, and excellent locally brewed beers and ciders.
Boutique wineries, from Serpentine and Jarrahdale in the north to Waroona and Lake Clifton in the south, offer restaurants, cafés and cellar door tastings and sales. The Peel Region also offers many opportunities to catch your own fresh seafood, gather succulent produce direct from the farms and gardens, and create your own culinary inventions.
Wineries & Breweries
There are so many memorable outings here for fans of the grape and the hops. Here are just a few examples.
Sip award-winning whites at lakeside at Millbrook Winery in Jarrahdale, only 40 minutes north of Mandurah, while you enjoy an exquisite lunch overlooking stunning farmland and the Jarrahdale forest.
Share a bottle of wine with some nibbles or cook a barbecue in the picnic grounds at Peel Estate.
Vineyard 28 has something for everyone, the cellar door is brimming with colour and vibrancy, warmth and passion, creativity and wine, quilts and art all combine here.
A beautiful, well-kept secret on the outskirts of the Peel Region is Tangelfoot Winery in Wandering. Enjoy light lunch at the café and family time in the extensive grounds. A range of hand-crafted boutique wines is available for tastings and sales. Open on weekends from 10am – 5pm.
At Cape Bouvard Winery & Brewery you can sit by the log fire and have a meal accompanied by a glass of wine or a craft beer brewed on site.
The Wine Tree in Dwellingup invites you to bring your own picnic to Dwellingup and sample their fresh fruit wines and ciders.
If you want to experience it all, consider taking a wine tour with Mandurah Wine Tours & Charters around the Peel Region.
Three Rivers Brewing Company in Mandurah is a must for every beer lover. Here you can taste a range of award-winning beers made from only the finest ingredients and all conforming to the strict German beer purity law – the “Reinheitsgebot”. Three Rivers Brewing Company uses only water, malt, hops and yeast in our beers. No additives, no preservatives. The brewery is a production-only brewery so there is no onsite consumption other than for tastings. But they can sell retail direct to the public from the cellar door in bottles and mini-kegs.
Whatever kind of dining you enjoy, you’ll find it here – along with some you probably never knew existed. For instance, you can enjoy a five-course meal in a vintage dining car as it meanders through the night forest aboard the Etmilyn Diner Restaurant Train.
Mandurah is a hub of fine dining in the region, with a wide variety of high quality options at Dolphin Quay marina, The Boardwalk and the Eastern Foreshore. The City also offers many breezy coffee shops and a dazzling array of local seafood.
Located on the banks of the Murray River, the Ravenswood Hotel is renowned for its idyllic setting, live entertainment, great food and friendly atmosphere. Offering a truly unique experience for visitors anytime of year, the Ravenswood Hotel is only a 50 minute drive from Perth (turn left at Pinjarra Road freeway exit). From humble beginnings as a wheat farm in 1838, the Ravenswood Hotel is now a historic slice of Australiana.
With its generous use of Jarrah panelling, open fires during winter, quiet location, large gardens and long verandas, the Quindanning Hotel & Pub is one of the cosiest places for lunch and ideal for a weekend or mid-week winter getaway.
The Peel Region is rich in fresh produce and delectable hand-crafted foods. You can treat yourself to artisan chocolates and cakes created on site at Decadent C’s in Barragup, only a 15 minute drive from Mandurah.
The region is dotted with award-winning bakeries, where you’ll find the freshest pies and baked goods to make your mouth water. A visit to Pinjarra Bakery & Patisserie is a must!
The Peel Region is rich in fresh produce and delectable hand-crafted foods. Go exploring through the area's locally grown produce at the farmers' markets in Mandurah or one of the many weekend markets throughout the region. Find markets in Mandurah and the region.
For more inspiration, adventures, tour or accommodation bookings, head to www.visitpeel.com.au