Day four, we drove approximately 265km from Fremantle to Margaret River – it took us approximately 4 hours including a coffee break. I was on the front seat navigating – tough job, I don’t even know my way around Singapore. But I am an excellent map reader and the roads were relatively straight forward so we are all good.
We took a coffee break at a small town half way into our trip. It was what we all needed, a cup of hot latte and the toilet. Little niece was really happy to be able to stretch her feet too.
Before we checked in for our farm stay, we planned lunch at the Duckstein Brewery.
Whether you are planning to visit their original brewery in Western Australia’s Swan Valley or their new brewery in Margaret River, you can be assured that you will enjoy quality German-style dining and premium hand-crafted beer set in the most pleasant surroundings.
The Duckstein Brewery was one of the pioneers of craft brewing in Western Australia’s popular Swan Valley where it continues to offer a traditional German dining experience and live music on weekends.
The beautiful surrounds of Saracen Estates on Caves Road, Wilyabrup (Margaret River) plays host to the Duckstein Brewery. On display in the restaurant is a 1000L brewery which produces a range of German-style beers. Families are well catered for; with friendly staff, a kids playground and at-table activities. In 2010 the Duckstein Brewery was awarded the ‘Best Boutique Brewery’ in WA at the AHA Awards.
The surroundings were indeed very impressive and child friendly. They even have a playing corner at the shop – very thoughtful.
We ordered Beer Batter Fish & Chips featuring Duckstein’s own Pilsner-battered fish, served with a garden salad, pommes frittes and house tartare sauce, Duckstein Wurst Trio consisting of a Bratwurst, Weisswurst and Nuernberger wurst, all served with sauerkraut, creamy mash potato and german mustard. We also had a bowl of Mash and Onion Soup.
A pint of cold beer to go along with the food sounds fantastic doesn’t it?
We had Duckstein Hefeweiss which revitalizes one of the world’s finest beer styles. This pale, spicy fruity refreshing wheat beer is served unfiltered to maximize the flavour profile. Lightly hopped in order promote its soft bread flavour, which is lifted from the malted wheat and the sweet bubblegum flavour yeast notes make this beer like a refreshing days drink. Hints of clove, vanilla and banana can be picked up by the astute drinker.
The lush surroundings of the estate – absolutely breathtaking views.
I like the food but what captured my heart was the serene surroundings and relaxing atmosphere. It’s a quiet place to dine with family, friends or your other half. Time literally stood still. There is outdoor and indoor dining to choose from – after a meal, have a drink or take a scroll along the lake.
Remember to make a reservation in advance if you are planning to visit the Duckstein Brewery.
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