Swan Valley Winery Restaurants: For When You Get Peckish

by Dylan Wells


The rich historical region of Swan Valley is just a short 30-minute drive from Perth’s city centre. 

The region is characterised by its small farms and vineyards that deliver a unique rural experience on the edge of Perth’s outer suburbs. 

It is the oldest growing wine region in Western Australia — the first vines were planted way back in the 1830s after British colonists settled in 1829 and began growing crops and raising livestock. 

Swan Valley has been a small yet very important region in WA for 190 years. Today, it’s home to a number of award-winning wineries that embrace both traditional and modern winemaking techniques. 

The region is also famous for its quality winery restaurants that prioritise the use of local seasonal produce to create unique, memorable menus. 

This is your guide to Swan Valley winery restaurants — every bite is worth the trip.

Swan Valley Wineries with Restaurants 

A good-quality wine is a joy all on its own, but no one can deny that every glass is made better by a well-considered dish. 

That’s why we’ve collated a list of the best Swan Valley wineries with restaurants. Whether you’re after a hearty meal or a light lunch, with this selection, you’ll have no trouble finding something to satisfy your cravings. 

Looking for something substantial to soak up that glass (or four)? These are our top five picks for winery restaurants offering a la carte and set menu services. 

Mandoon Estate

Mandoon Estate’s history is as rich and unique as its food and wine offerings. 

The winery and restaurant that exist today were established in 2010, with the current owners working to preserve the historical heritage of the property while showcasing the potential of the Swan Valley as a wine region. 

Today, Mandoon Estate focuses on producing a boutique range of quality wines from low-yielding, single-vineyard sites. 

Feeling hungry at Mandoon Estate? You have three dining experiences to choose from! 

The Wild Swan Restaurant delivers a contemporary, luxury dining experience, so sit back and enjoy while overlooking the manicured gardens and Llawn. Indulge in the a la carte and tasting menus, which feature modern Australian dishes designed to match Mandoon’s award-winning wines and beers. 

For a more relaxed vibe, the Homestead Brewery is your go-to. You can choose a table indoors during the cooler months, or take a seat on the shaded deck overlooking the vines when the sun’s shining. The menu features bold flavours and dishes to complement the brews, with tapas, burgers, pizzas and hearty mains on offer. Visit for breakfast, lunch or dinner any day of the week.

On a casual afternoon, settle in while the kids play and grab a table or picnic rug on the Lawn. Here, you can enjoy a gourmet picnic! It’s a strictly no BYO establishment, but that won’t be a problem — the picnic menu includes pizzas, spit roast meats, cheeses, salads, and snacks, as well as options for the kiddos.

When it comes to quality food, Mandoon Estate takes the lead. They make everything from scratch! 

Mandoon Estate certainly has its fans — it was Western Australia’s Most Awarded Boutique Winery from 2012 to 2017. 

Website: Here
Address: 10 Harris Rd, Caversham WA 6055


4 Google Reviews from 611 reviews

4.5 Trip Advisor from 1,014 reviews

RiverBank Estate Winery 

The RiverBank Estate Winery opened its doors in 1988, while its restaurant came to be in 1999. 

The stunning natural views are something to behold; the establishment is situated on the river bank of the Swan River and features a manicured lawn overlooking the vineyards. 

RiverBank’s vineyards stretch across 30 acres and are made up of 18 different types of wine grapes growing on low-yielding vines. The wine varieties include Verdelho, Semillon, Chardonnay, Malbec, Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Pinot Noir.

After exploring the vineyard and lawn, head into the restaurant to dine on local produce and home-grown wines while overlooking the Swan River. 

The restaurant boasts an incredible Mediterranean and Italian-inspired a la carte menu, which is open for lunch from Wednesday to Sunday. And for your little ones, RiverBank has a dedicated kids menu. 

If there’s a group of you, you won’t go hungry — there’s a large group menu available, too. All menus incorporate seasonal and local produce. 

With RiverBank Estate, the proof is in the long list of awards. The 2021 Halliday Wine Companion awarded the estate a 5-star rating and placed it in the Top Ten for the Dark Horse Wineries. RiverBank was also awarded Gourmet Traveller WINE’s Best Additional Experience 2020, and Best Small Cellar Door in Swan Valley in 2019. 

Website: Here
Address: 126 Hamersley Rd, Caversham WA 6055


4.4 Google Review from 377 reviews

4 Trip Advisor from 395 reviews

Sandalford Winery

Sandalford Winery’s genesis was in 1840 when European settlers took over the Swan Valley region.

Today, Sandalford creates a collection of Prendiville, Estate Reserve, Margaret River Range, and Element award-winning wines from its two fertile vineyards.

The team use advanced and progressive viticultural practices from grape to glass. 

Sandalford’s quality wines are rivalled only by their delicious meals, available at the Sandalford Bar and Restaurant

The peaceful, leady space allows you to take in the vineyard views while enjoying a scrumptious menu of modern Australian and contemporary European cuisine. 

From hand-rolled pasta and wood-fired pizza to artisanal products, you’re sure to leave Sandalford with a full (and very happy) belly. 

The team behind your plate are all about supporting local businesses, and sourcing their fresh produce from suppliers in the region. For you, this means a fresher meal thanks to quicker transport times.

Pop in from Monday to Sunday to feast on an a la carte or set menu. 

Website: Here
Address: 3210 W Swan Rd, Caversham WA 6055


4.3 Google Review from 375 reviews

4 Trip Advisor from 307 reviews

The Abbey at Chesters 

In 1883, a Mr Sidney Chester purchased 200 acres of land and built two homes upon that land. 

The second home was built on a hill of sand some 250 metres away from where the Abbey at Chesters, as we know it, stands today. 

The Chesters restaurant building, which is now named The Abbey, was born in 1890 as a fruit drying shed. It was later expanded to double its size and converted to a stable, and it stayed that way until 1998.

In 2002 the current owner revamped the shed with a concrete floor and converted the space into a restaurant. The tables and counter in the restaurant were even made from the stable stall wall boards to pay homage to the building’s history.

The restaurant is relaxed, warm, and inviting, with both indoor and alfresco dining. Browse the extensive breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus, chocked full of fresh seasonal produce. 

It goes without saying that you’ll also be adding an award-winning glass of wine to each course! 

Website: Here
Address: 8691 W Swan Rd, Henley Brook WA 6055


4.1 Google Review from 309 reviews

Lancaster Wines 

Lancaster Wines boasts some of the oldest vines in the Swan Valley, and produces its own wines on-premises.

Varieties include Chardonnay, Rosé, Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Merlot, and Reserve Shiraz. Take a seat up at the bar of Lancaster’s outdoor tasting shed and indulge in their premium wines and a selection of local cheeses.

Alternatively, build your own grazing platter to enjoy in the vineyard! Enjoy crafting your own board from a combination of fresh cheese, olives, pate and dips. 

Website: Here
Address: 5228 W Swan Rd, West Swan WA 6055


4.2 Google Review from 163 reviews

4 Trip Advisor from 129 reviews

Swan Valley Winery Restaurants 

These Swan Valley winery restaurants are guaranteed to delight your senses, especially those taste buds. Grab some mates and head out for a day full of good food, great wine, and breathtaking views. 

Looking for more inspo? Take a look at our list of must-visit Swan Valley wineries