Albany and the Great Southern Region are a literal hamper for lovers of great food and wine. Visitors can experience the fresh produce, seafood and local wines at our beautiful cafes and restaurants, as well as the weekend markets. Bring your appetite! You are in for a tasty treat.
Food - There is a reason that Albany's gourmet providers, organic food producers, farmers' markets and dining outlets are all claiming all the food awards' silverware. Produce so fresh you can count the minutes since it was harvested, devotion to sustainable agricultural methods, commitment to time-honoured cooking techniques passed on from generation to generation and a strictly seasonal approach to dining room menus. The list goes on and so does Albany's food and wine scene, brimming with produce so fresh it begs to be devoured......now! You won't be able to resist stacking boxes piled high while you wander the local vendors, cellar doors and gourmet outlets around Albany.
Wine - Producing internationally recognised wines of excellence comes naturally in Albany. So identify your designated driver and plan for a day of Albany's celebrated cellar doors. Albany is one of five sub-regions of the Great Southern wine region, the largest wine region in Australia. The Great Southern wine region spans Albany, Denmark, Porongorups, Mount Barker and Frankland River, with wineries nestled between stunning views and landscapes. Producing 37% of wine grapes in Western Australia, the region is cellar doors galore! Albany and the Great Southern is home to internationally acclaimed wineries with the region's wine makers held in the highest regard.
So whether it is steaming hot pastries at the Albany Boat Shed Markets, taking home Albany rock oysters, coffee and cake at a great local cafe, delicious marron straight from the dam, nibble platters and a glass of wine at one of our famous wineries, pie and beer at the local pub, dukkah and native bush foods, or a simple lunch by the beach at Middleton Beach or Emu Point...we have got you covered!