Winter Warmers in the Swan Valley

Just because the weather has cooled down, it doesn't mean your social calendar needs to. Winter in the Swan Valley is an ideal time for bushwalking, wine tasting and soaking up the scenery. We've rounded up the top spots in the Valley that are bringing the heat this winter.

Coffee and Brunch at Slate Cafe

Ever-popular with the locals, Slate Cafe has fast become a social hotspot in Bennett Springs, and the fun definitely doesn't stop in winter. There's a playground for the kids, a dog-friendly play area and ample seating inside and out. Whether you are after a coffee and cake or a hearty brunch (French toast and smashed avo grace the menu), Slate has you sorted.

12 Dulwich St, Bennett Springs

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Wining & Dining at Upper Reach Winery

There's nothing better than spending a wild and wintry day with a glass of Shiraz in hand. On the evening of August 26th, Upper Reach are hosting Broads French Bistro Dinner, featuring a sumptuous selection of meats, cheeses and classic French cuisine. There's 5 courses for only $70 per person, which sounds good in any language!

7 Memorial Ave, Baskerville

Tastings at Old Youngs Distillery

Guaranteed to warm you up, Old Youngs have become known around WA for their quality handcrafted spirits, including gin and specialty flavoured vodkas. The cellar door is open from 7 days 12pm – 5pm, so if you're after something a bit different for your next cocktail party, take home a bottle of coffee infused vodka, or the crowd pleaser, Pavlova vodka.

10581 West Swan Rd, Henley Brook

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Christmas In July at The Rose & Crown

On Saturday night July 22, the historic Rose & Crown hotel in Guildford is pulling out all the stops for a Christmas in July feast, featuring three courses, traditional Christmas delights and bon bons aplenty. Reserve your spot and join in on the festivities at this iconic venue.

105 Swan St, Guildford

Picnics at Mandoon Estate

When the winter sun peeks out from behind the clouds, take the family to Mandoon Estate for a perfect picnic with wine, cheese and perhaps a wood fired pizza or two. Another reason to visit in the cooler months; the surrounding gardens are extra lush and green this time of year. Our tip is to bring your scarves, boots and beanies and rug up with cosy blankets.

10 Harris Rd, Caversham

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