27 Yallingup (Part 2)... wine and chocolate

When you need a break from the sunshine, waves, sand and salt, the next best thing to do in Yallingup is explore some of the wineries along Caves Rd. Although it's easy to while away a whole three weeks just visiting wineries, we spent an afternoon visiting our two favourites.


-The most popular sign in the region.... winery in 400m! -
Saracen Estates is divinely beautiful. I forgot to do the wine tasting in favour of soaking up the ambience, marveling at the vines and appreciating the stunning architecture of the cellar door and restaurant. 


Laurance was a favourite of ours from a couple of years ago. It's hard to remember you're in the Margaret River region with the Mediterranean landscaping. The thing I like most is being able to take a range of wines for tasting while drifting around the rose arbour, or sitting on the lawn. 


I always visit the Margaret River Chocolate Company. I seem to have a weakness for (almost) all things chocolate and can spend ages wandering around the aisles with the free chocolate buttons melting in my hands as I decide what to buy. 


Yallingup summer days really are blissfully relaxing and indulgent. The real world seems so far away and it's always hard to adjust back to normal life when you return. Each time, the prospect of a sea change is more and more tempting... 

From Perth, with love xox

27 comments:

Eve.H said...

I also like exploring the wine districts. We also have one here in south Moravia (it´s a part of the Czech republic) and we do have some excellent wines. And chocolate, that´s my worst addiction so I understand completely.
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Anonymous said...

Lovely photos! I always enjoy Laurance winery and the Margaret River Chocolate Company too! (You may not have heard that the Margaret River Chocolate Company will be opening a store in Murray Street, CBD very soon...)
Cat

Sam said...

Aw wow, I've never been to a wine estate, (maybe because I don't drink) but we have tons of them in the Cape. Is Yallingup also a famed wine region? It looks so beautiful, would love to just walk around the vineyards and admire the bounties of nature. Chocolate company sounds like a whole lot of yummy fun!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Looks just lovely there! I love going to wine country. Makes me want to plan a trip :)

rolala said...

What an amazing place to get away to and just relax and enjoy the pleasures of life!

Heather said...

I could just feel summer in those photos. Simply stunning!

Heather @ Find That Warm Fuzzy Feeling

Sheri said...

It looks amazing there, I am picturing myself tasting wine and wandering around the grounds in a pretty sun dress! hehe...!

EverythingPrettyGirls said...

You had me at wine and chocolate :)

I love all of your photos- they are gorgeous.

xo everything-pretty.com

Anna said...

Akwardley I've never been to either of those wineries and I try to get to Marg River wineries as often as I can - they look amazing though and you are so right with saying how Mediterranean some of them feel! The bf Morgs adores Yallingyup, this has reminded me we really must get there sooner rather than later this year.

Anna xo

http://lifesshinyprettythings.blogspot.com/

Anna said...

p.s the Margaret River chocolate factory rocks my world ;) x

Jamie said...

Great pictures. Looks amazing.

Heather said...

Love the new header & favicon! I've been trying to change my blogger favicon but I'm losing the battle.

Annie said...

Oh how it reminds me of home! My parents have a vineyard and this is what we do in summer too. Hope everything is getting better on the home front :) x

said...

Oh what a lovely place you've been! I love chocolate, wine, and beach, so i would love be in a place like Yallingup, for sure!

Tks for visit me and i hope to see your great comments and opinion on my blog!

x x

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

Chardonnay and Chocolate! I am in love. The details are architecture are amazing. Thank you so much for your comments on my blog post. You made me SMILE. I am loving your blog. I just subscribed and can't wait to read more. :D

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Style, She Wrote said...

A gorgeous estate filled with wine AND chocolate?! Sign me up! xo style, she wrote

Kamela said...

I really love your new blog banner..and i've been a freak for chocolate lately! So i wish I was there!

Antee Gurung said...

love all the pics...esp the chardonnay pointing one!!! looks so organically beautiful

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Mandy@OrangeAutumn said...

I love all of the pictures, they're gorgeous!! It looks like a beautiful place.

hello, Friday said...

oh wow! I want to be there right now. xoxo
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Dancing Branflake said...

This place looks like a dream and I don't even drink alcohol. Wow!

Dancing Branflake said...

Oh goodness! I want to go there and I don't even drink wine. Looks amazing!

Baby Meg said...

Omg all of your pictures are so amazing! I could seriously look at them for hours. They definitely are motivating me to get out there and learn to take better pictures.

Maria said...

Oh my goodness, this looks truly beautiful! And the added bonus of the chocolate is spectacular. I'm so ready for summer now...

Maria xx
www.cheekypinktulip.blogspot.com

Punctuation Mark said...

i'm dying to do one of these tours one day... love it!

Spencer said...

A friend of mine went to the Margaret River Chocolate Factory and said it was awesome!

Kristina said...

I am going on holidays to Perth and the Margarete River region in summer! Cant wait, especially looking at all your pretty pictures! I moved from Switzerland to Melbourne last year and I am loving my life in Australia! New York is also not bad though :)

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