Burnside Organic Farm

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Burnside Organic Farm

From Cowaramup travel 3km south along Bussell Highway turn right into Burnside Rd and then travel 2.5km down Burnside Rd. Ignore the post box numbers just look out for the signs that say Burnside Bungalows. Turn left and come all the way down the drive to the main house. Please go to the "Office" and ring the doorbell. If coming from Margaret River it is easier to take Carters Rd, it is left off Bussell Hwy, travel 5km down Carters and turn right into Burnside Rd. The Farm is 2.5 km down the road on the right.
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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 Wines -by appointment. Taste, learn about organics, winemaking, see the process, purchase wine and meet the makers. Farm tours - small and authentic organic farm tour. Be inspired to grow your own food and keep chickens. See the market garden, caper bushes, avocados trees and learn how farm animals are part of the Permaculture systems.
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Located on a 15-hectare farm with vineyard, winery, avocado orchard and vegetable gardens, Burnside Organic Farm offers self-contained bungalows.  The bungalows are rustic and modern. All bungalows have large baths, wood fires and large verandahs for relaxing.

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.  

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.

ORGANIC WINE
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.

FARM TOURS
Tours are unavailable in Winter., in September tours recommence.

An authentic and personal agritourism experience. The McCall family welcome you to their highly productive farm Hosted by Jamie or Lara McCall, who have 23 years of experience in small scale organic farming. You will be inspired to grow your own food, learn about organic and biodynamic farming and taste quality wine and capers. Burnside Organic Farm’s vision for the future lies in encouraging others to produce their own food and in sharing ideas about resilience for future living.

Learn about Permaculture, regenerative farming and what it involves to be a certified biodynamic farm. The tour includes; The kitchen garden Commercial market garden. How animals are integrated into the farming systems,
Netted orchard
Capers
Avocados
Organic wine making process
Wine tasting
Caper tasting
Time for questions
Duration up to 2 hours 
Bigger groups by request.
Easy walk for all levels of fitness.
Children 3 -12 years $30 per child. 

Location

Burnside Organic Farm

287 Burnside Rd, Margaret River WA 6285

Reviews

Star 4.3 (5 Google reviews)
Janine Wood 11 July 2021

Lara and Jamie were lovely and very accommodating. Amazing and beautiful place so peaceful and relaxing. Wood fire, spa, comfortable bed and all the amenities you need for a relaxing getaway. Took our own food and drinks as we wanted to just stay and enjoy the accommodation. All the little touches w...

Clay Thomas 23 June 2021

Our stay at Lara and Jamie's little slice of rural oasis was everything we hoped. My wife and I stayed in a 1 bedroom bungalow with our 10 month old. Our stay was relaxing, peaceful and above all - fun. The woodfire in the living room was awesome, and the bed was soooo comfortable. Best sleep we hav...

Jay Bee 01 September 2020

The perfect spot for a quiet, relaxing getaway. We were left alone the entire time which suited us perfectly. The wood fire warmed the place relatively quickly, the views out each window were private and relaxing. The space just “feels” nice. There was a full kitchen and vegetables were avail...

Ashton Tan 18 December 2020

A quiet, back to nature accomodation with owners Lara and Jamie truely understanding our privacy but also being there for us to make the most out of our experience here. Our 3.5 years old enjoyed the morning farm walk with lots of animals to feed. There are loads to pick from the vegetable garden. I...