Where others revel in casual dining, Voyager Estate is unashamedly refined, offering tasting menus complemented by their extensive cellar. Settle in.

There’s no such thing as a quick visit. That’s the sign that greets visitors to the manicured gardens of the hallowed Voyager Estate, a site which boasts the second biggest flagpole in the Southern Hemisphere, a monument which stands to the late Michael Wright, the visionary mining billionaire behind this immaculate wine estate.

But, there’s more — much more — to make one want to linger for a few hours over excellent wines and stunning food, from chef Santiago Fernandez and a floor crew with impressive food and wine knowledge (and equally impressive ways of imparting it without making the customer feel like a rube). Voyager makes some spectacular wines, so you will be not be disadvantaged by eating at an estate winery with only its titles to drink.

The Voyager team has made a brave call to offer dégustation-only upmarket options when the rest of the region is doing it casual, but to luxuriate in exquisite surrounds with a stool for your handbag and some fancy serviette twirling is an afternoon delight well worthy of the $100 four-course (matching wines extra) price tag.

Voyager offers only tasting menus, either four or seven courses, with optional extras on the shorter. On either, expect the likes of locally sourced marron, octopus or lamb used in picture perfect plates, imaginatively presented on high-end tableware.

The Voyager team has made a brave call to offer dégustation-only upmarket options when the rest of the region is doing it casual, but to luxuriate in exquisite surrounds with a stool for your handbag and some fancy serviette twirling is an afternoon delight well worthy of the $100 four-course (matching wines extra) price tag.

The menu changes often and each course is small, but noteworthy. Marron with kimchi dumpling and quail with Iberico ham and Jerusalem artichoke were standouts from our last visit. Expect the unexpected in left-field additions such as Job’s tears — a south East Asian tropical plant — nettle and ice plant.

Voyager Estate is truly one of the great culinary and wine experiences in WA.