STAY Recycled timber, rammed earth and stone and have been combined to create a luxurious retreat from which couples and families can explore the Margaret River region.
ORGANIC WINE by appointment. Taste, learn about organics, winemaking, see the process, purchase wine and meet the makers.
Located on a 15-hectare farm with vineyard, winery, avocado orchard and vegetable gardens, Burnside Organic Farm offers self-contained bungalows with a private patio overlooking the surrounding farmland. Ideal location just 10 minutes to town and 10 minutes to the coast.
Cool in summer and cosy in winter. The bungalows are solar passive and set apart in remnant bush providing peace and privacy for all guests. Children are welcome in the bungalows and can play in the bungalow garden or explore the bush. The hammock is a favourite place to relax. A large tree swing provides hours of fun and they are always happy to show how food is grown in their kitchen garden and orchard. Each bungalow features a fireplace and private BBQ facilities.
Guests are welcome to feed the animals on-site, which include chickens, pigs and geese. You can even pick fresh vegetables and herbs from the garden.
Burnside Organic Farm is also home to a small family winery. Lara & Jamie planted the grapes in 2001 and they handpick and make the wine onsite. Certified biodynamic with Demeter. Your guarantee the wine is organic from paddock to bottle.
Jamie & Lara chose the variety Zinfandel because of its’ luscious berry fruit characters. Keeping with the Italian theme, they also planted a white grape variety called Vermentino. The wine is pale in colour, medium-bodied and the palate is full of sumptuous zesty lemon, stone fruit, pear and earthy minerality. It is an excellent food wine. Both the Zinfandel & Vermentino have been dry grown from the start. The vines have to search deep for water, encouraging strong, deep roots. Many cuttings don’t survive the dry summer and replanting takes place in Spring.
The fruit is handpicked in early March. The Zinfandel is wild fermented in open vats. The Vermentino is whole bunch pressed and wild fermented in barrel. Grapes are picked when the moon is waxing when sugar levels are at their best. The Zinfandel must is basket pressed and placed in a combination of new and old French oak barrels. The wine goes through malolactic fermentation in barrel and is aged for 12 months. It is racked several times, minimal sulphur added and bottled with a screwcap closure.
Burnside Organic Farm Margaret River is just a 10-minute drive from Surfers Point and the Margaret River town centre. Gracetown Beach and Prevelly Beach are each a 20-minute drive away.