Join Us in Celebrating the Margaret River Wine Region.

Cheese at the Margaret River Gourmet EscapeThe Margaret River Gourmet Escape is the South West Western Australia’s finest food and wine festival. The spectacular three day culinary celebration will take place November 18 – 20, 2016. This fabulous event draws acclaimed chefs and fascinated foodies from across the globe, so there’s no telling who you might bump into or rub elbows with.

16,000 – 20,000 people are expected to attend this year, so book your stay at the best Margaret River lodge and chalets accommodation available, Forest Rise. Situated in the heart of the wine region, the award-winning Forest Rise is surrounded by restaurants and wineries, conveniently located near the festivities and local attractions. Our amenities include king size beds, spas, full kitchen facilities, wood fires, bikes, personal chefs, gourmet hampers, and massages. The ten chalets and lodge are nestled in picturesque scenery that includes a secluded forest, tranquil paddocks, and a lovely lake. This eco-accredited accommodation is the best the area has to offer.

Wow Your Culinary Senses!

Wine and CheeseAt the Gourmet Escape, you’ll meet the world’s most talented chefs and wine exerts as you sample the very best produce and gourmet products. Taste exquisite wine and dine on fine cuisine surrounded by breathtakingly beautiful Australian countryside. Learn tricks of the trade from guest speakers passionate about wine and the culinary arts. Some of the festival’s highlights include cooking demonstrations, knife skillery featuring Guy Grossi and Ben Knights, book signings by Nigella Lawson and and other culinary authors, wine tasting, a five-course meal prepared by renowned chefs, a Feast in the Forest where food is masterfully roasted over an open flame, and live music.


An Incredible Lineup

Take a look at this incredible lineup of the industry’s superstars scheduled to speak (listed in alphabetical order by their first names):

Aaron Carr, Adam Liaw, Ana Ros, Analiese Gregory, Andoni Luis Aduriz, Andrew McConnell, Angel Fernandez, Anthony Puharich, Ashley Palmer-Watts, Carlo Grossi, Dan Masters, Dany Angove, Darren Robertson, Dvid Thompson, Debra Meiburg MW, Dominique Crenn, Don Hancey, Frank Comorra, George Cooper, Guillaume Brahimi, Guy Grossi, Hadleigh Troy, Heath Townsend, Iain Robertson, Isaac McHale, Jack Stein, James Halliday AM, Janice Wong, Jed Gerrard, Joan Roca, Joe Czerwinski, Josh Whiteland, Kerrie McCallum, Lennox Hastie, Magdalena Roze, Mauro Colagreco, Mike McEnearney, Mitch Orr, Nelly Robinson, Nick Stock, Nigella Lawson, Ollie Gauld, Paul Iskov, Peter Gilmore, Rebecca Sullivan, Riccardo Camanini, Rick Stein, Ross Lusted, Scott Bridger, Scott Pickett, Seth James, Tony Conigliaro, Tony Howell, and Tyson Stelzer.

Don’t miss the 5th Annual Margaret River Gourmet Escape. Make your reservation while there’s still time. Your waistline might expand a little, but your taste buds will thank you!