Some of WA's finest dining is to be found in Margaret River, with quality chefs attracted by the opportunities, the produce, and the lifestyle. Many of the better wineries have restaurants, several of them superb, but most are open only for lunch. Besides the wineries listed below, you should consider Driftwood Estate, Brookland Valley Vineyard (Flutes Restaurant), Amberley Estate, Wise Vineyard, Lamont's Margaret River, and Rivendell Wines. Leeuwin Estate's restaurant, Stevens Road, Margaret River (tel. 08/9430 4099), also has terrific food. It's cozy in winter, and in summer its deck overlooking lawns is just the spot for lunch; it's open Saturday night.

If Wine Is Not Your Tipple -- If you need a "cleansing ale" after your wine-tasting, head for Bootleg Brewery, Pusey Road, Wilyabrup (tel. 08/9755 6300), for a range of amber fluids, all brewed on the premises. Complementing the beers is a menu with dishes such as Bootleg Stockman's Pie and a Brewers Platter. Main courses cost around A$20 to A$30, and the lakefront setting -- with a playground -- is a relaxing spot for lunch after a tough morning on the tourist trail. It's open daily 11am to 6pm, with lunch served from noon. Make a reservation on weekends and holidays.

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