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Brewery

Bootleg Brewery

One of the Margaret River region's first craft breweries and a beloved locale to enjoy a pint in the warm sunshine. Sample a tasting paddle of Bootleg's beers or ciders, then learn how the tasty drops are made on a brewery tour. Next, make the most of the onsite restaurant and family-friendly atmosphere by enjoying a hearty lunch in the lakefront landscaped gardens.

Since Margaret River is primarily known for its wine, not beer, Bootleg claims to be an "oasis of beer in a desert of wine". Don't worry wine drinkers, you can still try a selection of local wines on the premises… then get back to the award-winning beer!

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Price

Free

Time Spent

45-120minutes

Fitness level: Very easy

Hours

11am-7pm7 days

Look Around

Front entranceFront entrance
Outdoor seating area with lake views Outdoor seating area with lake views
Semi-enclosed seating areaSemi-enclosed seating area
Around the brewery
One of the locally made cidersOne of the locally made ciders
Tasting platter with products from the surrounding regionTasting platter with products from the surrounding region
Food and drink

Who Will Like Bootleg Brewery

Food Connoisseur

Order a tasting paddle to sample Bootleg’s range of craft beers or ciders, all brewed on-site. Pair your drink with a burger or pizza from the restaurant to enjoy in the outdoor dining area.

Fun Expert

Enjoy a pint of your favorite brew, perhaps the humorously named Raging Bull, while your kids play on the large outdoor playground.

Insider Tips For Bootleg Brewery

  • Visit on weekends for live bands and other entertainment.
  • Brewery tours and restaurant bookings must be reserved in advance either by phone or online.
  • Selected brews are available for take-home purchase in 4-packs or cartons.
  • Avoid being fined for drink driving and appoint a designated driver. Drivers must have a blood alcohol limit of 0.05 or less in Australia.
  • Picnickers are welcome. Visitors can bring their own lunch or purchase food from the onsite restaurant.
  • Well behaved dogs are allowed in the outdoor area only.

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Where Is It

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37 Wildberry Road, Wilyabrup, Western Australia, 6280, Australia.

How To Get There

Car

Free • Large gravel carpark with separate parking for tour busses.

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What To Bring

Do:
  • An epic thirst to try all the beer varieties. to try all the beer varieties.
  • Picnic blanket, basket, and food to enjoy by the lake.
  • Sun protection including hat, sunblock, and sunglasses if sitting outside.
  • Small sporting activities like balls to enjoy with the family.
Don't:
  • Beer, wine, or other alcohol from outside the premises.

Tech & Photography

Wifi

Public wifi access: None

Photography

Photography allowed: Yes

Tripod allowed: Yes

Selfie sticks allowed: Yes

Best time to shoot: Anytime

Tips: Ask permission before taking photos that include staff or other visitors. If they mind, try to crop them out.

Drones

Drones allowed: Yes (subject to national/regional rules)

Bags

Backpacks allowed: Yes

Secured bag lockers available: No

Food & Drink

Bootleg Brewery Restaurant - Classic pub food like burgers, pizzas, and salads.

Backstory

Going against Margaret River's famous 20th century vineyard trend, beer enthusiast Tom Reynolds started Bootleg Brewery in 1994. The brewery is located on 30 hectares of land, surrounded by vineyards in the picturesque Willyabrup Valley.

Reynolds thought the brewery would be a good hobby for his retirement, but his success surprised him and encouraged other micro-breweries to open the region, each with its own specialized beers, ciders and ales. The Margaret River region now has the largest concentration of craft breweries in Australia.

Etiquette

Do:
  • Book restaurant tables and brewery tours in advance.
  • Keep children and pets under control.
Don't:
  • Act drunk and disorderly.
  • Leave rubbish or a mess behind you.
  • Drive if you suspect your blood alcohol level is over 0.05.

Scorecard

Best Parts:
  • Variety of beer, cider, and wines to sample.
  • Brewery tours to learn how beer and cider are made.
  • Ability to purchase award-winning beers to take home.
  • Family-friendly and dog-friendly atmosphere including a playground.
  • Live entertainment on weekends.
  • Landscaped outdoor area to enjoy a drink in the sunshine.
Could Be Better:
  • More frequently run brewery tours so more people can participate.
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