A couple of weeks ago Grant and I took a welcome break to the south-west and Voyager Estate for a few days. The south-west is an area of Western Australia that I have grown to love over the years, largely because of its landscape and food and wine that is ever evolving and yet still so familiar no matter the time of year.
I’m incredibly fortunate because I travel to the south west including Margaret River and Yallingup a few times each year as a wedding photographer but visiting in winter is one of my favourite things to do. There is nothing better than sitting by a wood fire while we sip on some wine or enjoying an amazing meal at a winery. We were incredibly luck on our trip with blue skies for the entire stay.
After an amazing truffle infused lunch one day (because of course, it is truffle season!) we drove to Voyager Estate that I wanted to visit for a while having heard so much about its amazing gardens and their equally incredible wines and restaurant. It has been such a long time since I’ve photographed for myself and the moment I stepped from the car I was itching to get exploring. It really is exceptional how well the grounds are designed to showcase the main building and the seasonal gardens (including a to-die-for vegetable garden!). I’m looking forward to returning when the roses are in bloom and the sun is shining in summer which I am sure will be a completely different experience.