Follow in the footsteps of Margaret River’s Italian winemakers, in a 5-day experience hosted by seasoned experts on a private estate. Enjoy a daily signature breakfast and aperitive hour, Italian-inspired feasting, winemaking stories, behind-the-scenes tastings, and meet-the-maker sessions. Hosted by travel journalist Cassandra Charlick and tourism expert Stepan Libricky.

5D4N Cherubino Estate: From Italy With Love (Private Group Tour)

Day 1: Arrive in Margaret River
Check into the guest house at the Cherubino Estate. This will be your home away from home for the best part of the week, so settle in, unpack your bags and get acquainted with the beautiful lakeside view room that is yours for the duration of your stay.

The afternoon is yours to enjoy at leisure, perhaps take the time to explore the estate and take a stroll around the picturesque vineyards. Of course, it’s perfectly acceptable to simply put your feet up and pour a welcome negroni to kick off your Italian sojourn with!

Join your hosts and your fellow guests for a welcome aperitivo in the elegant and relaxed surrounds of the Cherubino Estate. After hellos, we’ll move next door to the dining room for an Italian four-course chef’s tasting menu by Earn Your Vino’s private chef, featuring some of the region’s seasonal and award-winning produce.

Fill your glasses as Cassandra kicks off our wine journey through some of Margaret River’s Italian varietals, before we journey further afield to the rolling hills of Italy. Be sure to take a moment to step outside and gaze up at the stars for some peaceful reflection.

Accommodation: Cherubino Estate or similar 

Day 2: Margaret River
Wake up to the tranquil surrounds of Cherubino’s vineyards and enjoy a slow start to the day with a relaxing breakfast crafted by our private chef. It wouldn’t be an Italian experience without plenty of freshly brewed coffee! This morning we’ll be travelling to the southernmost Margaret River sub-region of Karridale, to the McHenry Hohnen vineyards and winery. Not normally open to the public, you’ll enjoy a private guided tour of the biodynamic vineyards and the winery with McHenry Hohnen’s Head Winemaker Jacopo “Japo” Dalli Cani.

Hailing from Soave in northeastern Italy, Japo has honed his winemaking skills throughout other wine regions both in Europe and in the new world. After learning about the biodynamic practices that govern the vineyard management and experiencing the types of winemaking techniques that Japo uses to deliver McHenry Hohnen’s award-winning minimal intervention wines, it’s time for some Italian style pranzo (lunch).

Afterwards join McHenry Hohnen’s founder and director, Murray McHenry for an intimate meet-the-maker experience; a rustic Italian provincial long lunch in the barrel hall, with McHenry Hohnen paired wines. Mel Kokoti is our private chef for the week, having held an Australian Good Food Guide hat and a place in the WA top 50 restaurants for three years running.

After lunch, return to the Cherubino Estate, where you’ll have the afternoon at your disposal to enjoy the afternoon surrounded by vineyards.

Tonight we’ll be heading to northeast Italy, Japo’s homeland and where his winemaking journey began. Join us for a pre-dinner private tasting with the winemaker of the McHenry Hohnen portfolio, including rare releases, and a museum vertical of their single vineyard Chardonnay. For dinner it’s time to dress up and enjoy a four-course gala dinner with the winemaker; an Italian celebration featuring Veneto-inspired dishes and wine from the Soave region alongside Margaret River varietals.

Accommodation: Cherubino Estate or similar 

Day 3: Margaret River
After enjoying breakfast in the tranquil surrounds of the estate, it’s time to get ready for another day of Italian adventures. This morning, lace up an apron for a hands-on experience making homemade sausages with Rob Gherardi, the winemaker and co-owner of boutique winery Mr Barval. An Italian feast awaits after the morning’s activity: antipasti, homemade Italian sausages, and local cheese paired with Mr Barval wines. Rob Gherardi’s Italian heritage and experience winemaking in Italy is evident in the small-batch wines he crafts. The afternoon is yours to spend at leisure.

This evening, join Cassandra at the Cherubino Estate for a tasting of six Valtellina wines, and learn about this fascinating wine region in Northern Italy. Afterwards, relax your waistband as a rustic Valtellina-inspired three-course feast awaits, with regional specialities such as pizzoccheri (buckwheat pasta), porchetta and cured meats, all paired with Mr Barval wines.

Accommodation: Cherubino Estate or similar 

Day 4: Margaret River
After breakfast, lace up your hiking boots and get ready to see why Margaret River has drawn so many accoladed winemakers and culinary talents to live here. You’ll be in the expert hands of local hiking guide Diane James, who will share fresh insights to the landscape and flora and fauna of the region. Stop and breath in the fresh autumn air for a moment and take a moment to honour the Wadandi country beneath your feet.

You’ll have truly earned your vino—and your lunch—after the morning. Enjoy a campfire seafood Italian stew with crusty bread, along with a selection of wines from Cherubino Wines. Larry Cherubino is one of Western Australia’s most prominent Italian winemakers and produces a range of alternative varietals, as well as Linea Retta, an Italian collection of wines made in collaboration with La Spinetta’s Giorgio Rivetti. The final evening at the Cherubino Estate is a casual affair celebrating La Dolce Vita. Good food, great wine and fantastic company. Enjoy the last night living in vino paradiso.

Accommodation: Cherubino Estate or similar 

Day 5: Depart Margaret River
Relax with one last leisurely breakfast at the Cherubino Estate before check out. If you’d like to continue your stay in Margaret River we would be more than happy to suggest additional itinerary options to compliment your From Italy with Love experience.

Cherubino Estate or similar
Price per person
based on
double share
MYR 15,268



  • 4 nights’ luxury accommodation in one of Margaret River’s most private estates.
  • All meals and beverages included.
  • You’ll be looked after by Earn Your Vino’s award-winning private chef, Mel Kokoti.
  • A morning of sausage making in the winery of Mr Barval Wines with Rob Gherardi, creating a feast to match the boutique small-batch wines he crafts.
  • A morning amongst the biodynamic vineyards and in the winery with McHenry Hohnen’s Head Winemaker Jacopo “Japo” Dalli.
  • Cape To Cape coastal hike with a private guide before travelling to Northern Italy with Larry Cherubino Wines.
  • Evenings filled with decadent Italian feasts and a trip around Northern Italy, paired with private wine tastings from Margaret River’s Italian winemaker guests.
  • All transfers from arrival through until departure from Margaret River.


  • Travel dates: 1 May – 31 Dec 2023.
  • Supplement charge applies for Perth–Margaret River transfer and vice-versa.
  • Ground tour is based on private group of minimum 8 persons.
  • All vineyard, winery and outdoor activities are conducted in locations requiring full mobility and appropriate fitness level from each participant, with some 2–7 km hiking included.
  • Due to the nature of this experience and visitation to wineries, restaurants and tastings, the minimum age of guests must be 18 years of age.
  • A non-refundable deposit of 30% of tour fare is required to secure your place on the tour., with the balance to be paid no later than 60 working days prior to departure
  • Cancellation fees apply accordingly as follows and must be made in writing
    – 61 days or more prior to arrival: deposit is forfeited
    – 21 days prior to arrival: 60%
    – Less than 21 days: 100%


  • Selling price is quoted in Ringgit Malaysia at AUD1=MYR3.1 and subject to change based on prevailing BSR at time of payment.
  • Prices shown are valid at time of print and subject to change without prior notice.
  • Prices are not valid during fairs, events and peak periods. Other blackout dates and surcharges will be advised upon booking confirmation.
  • Confirmation of booking is subject to availability. Surcharge applies for higher category or alternatives and subject to client’s acceptance.
  • Any unutilised services included in the package are non-refundable, non-exchangeable and non-transferable.


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