Saturday, March 27th, 2010 - AUGUSTA MARGARET RIVER TOURISM ASSOCIATION INC.
The Margaret River Wine Region’s status as an essential destination for gourmet foodie enthusiasts has been confirmed with yet another accolade.

The Australian Traveller Magazine today published its 100 Greatest Australian Gourmet Experiences with two Margaret River operators making the prestigious list.

Margaret River has long been renowned as a foodies mecca among the Western Australian ranks and the nation is finally standing up and taking notice. Only one other restaurant in Western Australia made the list, accentuating Margaret River’s reputation as the place to be for all things to tantalise the tastebuds!

Entering the list at number 78 was Margaret River Providore, described by Australian Traveller as “an irresistible combination of cellar door, pantry, organic café, orchard and olive grove.”

With the opportunity to stroll through market gardens, watch products being made in the kitchens and of course, sample wines, olive oils and fresh produce, Margaret River Providore is clearly more than a dining occasion! And to top it all off the visitor can even purchase some of their own gourmet delights.

Margaret River Providore is a superb culinary experience that provides visitors with a unique spin perfect for any foodies trail.

Cullen Wines Restaurant came in at 81 on the list and according to Australian Traveller “it doesn’t get more authentic, relaxed and unpretentious... a dining experience that is wholly in sync with its region.”

The restaurant at Cullen Wines in Margaret River offers exquisite meals that are prepared with fresh, biodynamic and organic produce – all sourced from the Cullen’s garden and select local producers. Even the vineyard is certified ‘A’ Grade Biodynamic with the Biological Farmers Association.

Vanya Cullen was thrilled with this latest accolade. “The Cullen Wines Restaurant reflects a sense of place and rests in sympathy with the Margaret River wine growing region. Executive Chef Matt Egan integrates the holistic biodynamic philosophy of the vineyard and winery with the restaurant experience” she said.

Acting CEO Jayme Hatcher from the Augusta Margaret River Tourism Association (AMRTA) is thrilled with what is another acknowledgement for the region. “This confirms that there is much more to Margaret River than famous wine, surfing and spectacular cave experiences,” she said.

“There is an increasingly diverse range of excellent quality local produce in the region from olive oil and soap products, to chocolate, cheese, fudge, nuts, cereals and market gardens. These two operators are a classic example of utlising this produce to outstanding effect,” said Ms Hatcher.

“Quality local produce perfectly complements the wine tourism experience on offer in Margaret River and I congratulate Margaret River Providore and Cullen Wines for their achievements.”

And just for the record, Tasmania’s Agrarian Kitchen was awarded the top nod.

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For more information on the quality culinary experiences and more on offer in the Margaret River
Wine Region visit www.margaretriver.com.

100 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River, Western Australia 6285
T: +61 8 9780 5911 F: +61 8 9757 3287
Cory Gale, Marketing Department, Augusta Margaret River Tourism Association
P: (08) 9780 5921
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