Introducing Megan Smythe from Passel Estate, she has worked in the Cellar Door for just over five years.

Megan moved to Margaret River from Perth because of her love for the stunningly beautiful region. Working in the wine industry seemed inevitable as she already had a love for wine and a thirst to learn more about such an interesting industry.

We chatted with Megan and asked her to share a few things with us.

What is your favourite varietal and why?

Chardonnay, I love the versatility of the grape. Having a lovely glass of Chardonnay at the end of the day or pairing it with my favourite foods is just bliss.

What is your favourite food & wine pairing?

Well obviously it has to be Chardonnay! I really enjoy an aged Chardonnay and I am currently drinking a 2017 Passel Estate Museum Chardonnay, this pairs beautifully with a lovely roast chicken with fresh herbs.

Where is a hidden gem in the region to visit?

Ellenbrook Road, I love driving along this road from Cowaramup in all seasons. Seeing the dairy cows grazing after milking, the lambing season in action, beautiful tall trees providing an important fauna corridor and rows of vines all the way down to Ellenbrook House, which has a lovely walk trail and a pristine beach.

What’s your top tip for visitors to the region?

Planning ahead and pre-booking to avoid disappointment and missing out on your wish list of things to do.

Your thoughts on what makes our region so special.

The stunning coastline, the beautiful forests, the strong cultural influence, the people and their passion for wine and enjoying life!

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