Getting Married at Mandoon: Real Weddings

August is here and it means we are now well and truly into the depths of winter. Never fear though, there are PLENTY of things that winter is perfect for. Take a holiday from home, and after just a 30 minute journey by car you’ll be smack bang in the middle of The Swan Valley. The oldest wine region in Western Australia. That’s also where you’ll find us, here at Mandoon Estate.

1. Retreat for a winter staycation

Make hast if you fancy an overnight stay this winter. The Colony is Mandoon’s own luxe hotel, set amidst vineyards on the banks of the Swan River. Grab a good book, a bottle of red wine from our Cellar Door and get ready to curl up on the couch. Waking up to a lucious breakfast after an early morning stroll at The Colony will make it even more of a treat when you can enjoy your staycation. Snuggle down in a deluxe room with a private terrace overlooking our beautiful Estate. We've included unlimited free in house movies too - just in case you get sick of that book.Read more about what is on offer HERE.

2. Enjoy an event

We have a heap of events on offer here at Mandoon Estate, along with free music when the sun is shining out on The Llawn. Head on over to our event page HERE for the full low down. From Bottomless Brunches, thorugh to Father's Day breakfast, brewery tours and long lunches; it's all happenening. You have been worned though: GET IN QUICK! Plenty of our tickets have been selling out within hours.

Missed out on the truffle action earlier this season? You've got one last chance with our Truffle Dinner on the 30th August. These is a reason these little beauties are known as 'BLack Diamonds'.

3. It’s roast weather. And burger weather. And pizza weather

Add in a warming red wine or a hearty brew such as our Vanilla Stout and you are set to beat the winter chill. Our restaurants are open all weekend and our chefs have crafted some epic dishes with seasonal and local produce. Settle in by one of our fireplaces and tuck in to a wintery feast. The best bit? No-one has to worry about the washing up, you can just enjoy that blissful food coma. Our roasts are super popular at Homestead on weekends. Take your pick from Wagin free range chicken or Amelia Park lamb shoulder, but get in quick. These sell out once diners start seeing them coming out of the kitchen!

4. Up your wine knowledge

Want to learn the language of wine and knock your dates socks off next time the waiter comes around with the wine list? Get to know your Sav Blanc from your Semillon and your Cab Merlot from your Cab Sav. What about warm climate vs cool climate? Then there is the question of cellaring…why even bother? How long for? What to pair with dinner? Fish, chicken, lamb, veggies – there is a perfect drop for each. Pop into Mandoon’s Cellar Door and taste our range with our knowledgeable staff who will be more than happy to answer your hot wine topics. Even better? Settle in and enjoy a private winery tour at Mandoon. Taste wine straight from the barrel, chat with our winemakers and finish with a decadent 5 course degustation paired with Mandoon Estate wines. Click HERE for further info and to book.

5. Enjoy some art

We understand if you have missed the fact we have an art gallery here on site. When it’s busy and the sun is shining there is just so much to do and who wants to waste a minute indoors? A rainy day however, and it’s a different story. With a regularly changing selection of artworks and exhibitions, no two visits will be the same. One of Perth’s leading galleries, Linton and Kay Galleries specialise in contemporary painting, sculpture and Aboriginal art from emerging and established artists. The gallery is housed in the original Roe family homestead (circa 1905) overlooking the upper reaches of the Swan River, and exhibits a selection of Australian and international fine art.