Today it's blustery and rainy in Perth and on Friday when I was in the Swan Valley the spring weather was not much different. Nevertheless a Swan Valley Winery Tour was a relaxing way to take in the sights of this area about a half hour drive from Perth and to enjoy our local wines, brewed beers and of course where there are wines and tourists there has to be chocolate. Yum!
There is much history in the settlement of the Swan Valley as well as in the development of the area for vineyards that makes for an interesting day visit. This photo is of the extensive grounds at Houghtons Wines were we enjoyed one of our many wine tastings and a delicious ploughman's lunch.