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.
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.
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.
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,
Organic wine making process
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.