Photo: Walk into Luxury

Max Brearley is a food writer based in the south west of Western Australia. His passion for a good yarn and great produce has led him to forage for native foods in the north west of WA, follow abalone from ocean to plate in the south west and dig for black truffles in the towering Southern Forests. Writing for The Australian, The Guardian, Halliday and Conde Nast Traveller the next farm gate or kitchen door exploit is never far away.

Max’s stories

Feature An In Depth Perspective Artisan Home, Meet Margaret River Township

Margaret River manages to retain a small town feel even though it’s gone from being relatively unknown to a name that people from London to Los Angeles know for wine, surf and a pristine environment that still inspires awe in me daily. Local Max Brearley dishes the inside knowledge on Margaret River Township.

Feature An In Depth Perspective Ocean to Vine: 50 Years of Surf Culture and Wine Making in Margaret River

Margaret River has cemented its reputation over the last 50 years as a wine region that is premium to the core; producing just 2% of Australia’s wine, but around 20% of its premium wine. But over the same period it's also established itself as one of the world's best and most spectacular surf destinations, and local Max Brearley meets the resident winemakers drawn by the lifestyle, the land and for many the ocean.

Feature An In Depth Perspective More than a Wine Region

Margaret River Region has many sides. “It’s not just a wine region,” I’m continually telling people when they assume I came here for the wine. Margaret River local Max Brearley, shares his lowdown on the diverse face of Margaret River beyond the vines.