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Thursday, 18 February 2016

Travelling with my overseas visitors - Margaret River - wines (II)

I had to take my parents to one of my favourite wineries near Margaret River.
It's called Laurence wines
Located about 34km from Margaret River, at 3518 Caves Road, Laurence wines occupies an area of 100ha.

At the entrance to the estate there's a lake with a 14 mt high blue pole atop which is a 3 Metre high gold lady. "Free as a bird" represents freedom and opportunities that Australia gives us all.  A bit kitsch maybe, but impressive!

Free as a Bird with the winery in the background
Another view of the statue and garden

Another work of art nearby is of a tree with a single red apple.
Tree with red apple

The great late wildlife expert Steve Irwin is also commemorated with this bronze bird bath with cockatoos.








Indoors, the walls are covered with works of art from various Australian artists, including Aboriginal artworks.




















The entry foyer and another beautiful painting












Being Christmas time there was a Christmas tree made with their beautiful bottles of wines. Above the tree you can see their wine glass chandelier, which I find "a must"!

Wine bottle Christmas tree, and wine glass Chandelier.
Does anyone need to go to the toilet  No? Oh well let's just go so we can take some pictures!!
Again, the toilets are amazing, full of works of art, beautiful mirrors, lotions and potions and very clean!

The ladies room
The beautifully landscaped gardens are a delight - with a 1000 rose bush garden, manicured lawns and rows and rows of vines, a playground for the kids and plenty of play space.


Rose garden







Rows and rows of vines
The restaurant serves light meals which you can enjoy indoors or outdoors overlooking the lakes and gardens. They also organize events and the gardens are popular for wedding functions.

The outdoor area







Another outdoor eating area
A kangaroo made of corrugated steel
The winery was started by Dianne Laurence in 2006 and they produce 9 wines, packaged in beautifully decorated bottles. Both wines and bottles have won awards.

We bought some wine, but I can't say if it's better or worse than others as I'm not much of a wine drinker, but I have to say I loved their bottles, the clear ones look good as water bottles!
The very striking wine bottles with roses
In this aerial view of the estate you can see the road between the two lakes leading up to the winery. In the circle is the rose garden, vines in front of the winery.
Aerial view of the winery (photo from the net) - Statue in middle of lake

There are dozens of other wineries side by side on Caves Road, but I seem to take all my visitors to this one!  Maybe I should get a commission for spreading the word!!

Next: Other towns near Margaret River.

16 comments:

  1. You should get commission Sami :) I had a super lunch there a few years ago, loved revisiting with you here.

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    1. I think so too. Glad you enjoyed revisiting Laurences Grace.

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  2. What a beautiful place to visit, it looks very luxury but realy inviting.

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    1. I agree with you Marianne. Luxurious but cosy at the same time.

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  3. This truly is an amazing place! I particularly enjoyed the bird bath! So many other photos to showcase this wonderful setting.

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    1. Thanks for visiting Kate. The bird bath is very cute, glad you enjoyed the photos.

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  4. Beautiful place and pictures !

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  5. Wow! I just can´t decide which piece I like most, they´re really all wonderful! The tango looks very strong (so sad I hve two left feet and no sense for tact!).
    Ingo´s Dad loves wine from the bottle to the right, the small, round one. Here it´s called Franken, I guess.

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    1. I love that tango picture,and I wish I could dance it too.

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  6. I'm just amazed to see that much open unfrozen water. :-)

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    1. Luckily never gets cold enough to freeze water.

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  7. Dearest Sami,
    You certainly would be entitled to some commission as you tell your story so passionately and so convincing with your beautiful photos! Nobody could do it better.
    LOVE that idea of the wine glass chandelier. Also the Christmas tree is very special and the entire set up is such that you want to STAY put and indulge in life at a quiet pace.
    Those bottles are darling as well, yeah for me because I love angels and roses, not a wine drinker either...
    Hugs and happy that you sent off your Parents with so many fond memories.
    Mariette

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    1. Thank you Mariette for your lovely comments.

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  8. What a nice beautiful place! The owners must really like art because it's everywhere, even on their own bottles. Loved the Christmas tree as well!
    Yes, you should definitely get a commission ;)

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    1. I loved the Christmas tree too. I wonder how long I would need to collect bottles to make a tree like that.

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