With an abundance of workshops on offer, make a weekend of it and unleash your creative side.

Treat yourself to an unforgettable experience, celebrate that special milestone with your nearest and dearest, or choose one as an inspirational gift for a loved one.

Here’s a wrap-up of Margaret River Region workshops and classes providing hands-on and informative ways to learn a new skill and have some fun.

Margaret River Printmaking
Through traditional and experimental practices, Margaret River Printmaking aims to expand the perimeters of printmaking.

Creative Pursuits

Margaret River Printmaking

Indulging your creative senses beside a warm fireplace and learning the art of printmaking is a genuine soul-fulfilling winter experience. Francesco (Frankie) Geronazzo studied fine arts in the printmaking epicentre – Bologna in Italy.

He’s skilled in all things from etching, lino printing, silk screening, and wood cuts but will start beginners off with mono-printing from a gelli plate, experimenting with colours and shapes naturally found in the Margaret River bushland.

The process is relaxing and fun – and leaving with some artwork you can frame up or turn into gift cards is a pretty satisfying outcome. Clearly an Italian with a love for the finer things, Frankie offers wine and snacks with the experience.

His passion for nature is shared through the elements and materials he uses in the lesson – and he can even show you how to produce pigments from tree bark, and create your own etching tools from sticks and rope. It’s an all-round comforting and inspirational experience. Course times vary so check the website to book in a class.

Clairault Wines Blending Masterclasses
Wine blending masterclass at Clairault Streicker Wines.

The Perfect Blend

Clairault Streicker

Looking for a fun and educational way to learn about wine? Become a winemaker for the day with an interactive wine blending experience at Clairault Streicker.

Their expert team will guide you through the wine blending process, helping you choose the right combination of flavours to match your taste. Measure, mix and taste the wines before bottling your new-found blend to take home.

Celebrating a special milestone? Extend your masterclass to include a 3-course lunch and paired wine tasting. The perfect excuse for a long lunch with vineyard views.

Yahava Koffeeworks

Coffee aficionados – let Yahava Koffeeworks take you on an incredible taste adventure. Sample coffees, chocolates and other delights from exotic lands and far away locations.

In a hands-on approach, you will learn to brew their current Specialty Estate through 3 different methods and understand how to taste it. Their expert team will help you discover a coffee you really love, then take home a batch of coffee you helped roast.

An hour and a half of gastronomic fun – perfect for a group of friends.

Giniversity

Master the art of blending spirits with a fun and interactive workshop at Giniversity, led by the experts at Margaret River Distilling Co.

Giniversity’s ethos is all about innovation – experimenting with exotic and native botanicals to craft unique recipes reminiscent of Australia’s South West.

Unleash your creativity by mixing and matching botanicals like a master distiller. You’ll learn the origins of gin, then create your own bespoke blend to bottle and take home. The masterclasses are popular so book in advance.

Vasse Virgin Perfumery Workshops
Master the art of perfumery at Vasse Virgin.

Hands On

Vasse Virgin

Learn how to create beautiful, natural perfumes at Vasse Virgin in Wilyabrup. For over 20 years Vasse Virgin has created chemical-free skin and body care products.

Receive hands on tuition from their highly trained staff on the art of natural perfumery. Craft your own signature fragrance using notes from pure essential oils.

Treat yourself or share this indulgent experience with a group of friends.

Yallingup Cheese

Cheese lovers rejoice. Get to these un-brie-lieveable workshops at Yallingup Cheese Company.

Artisan cheesemaker, Alana Langworthy runs the hands-on element hosting workshops on how to make Marinated Feta, Brie, Camembert and Mozzarella. Milk is sourced from local dairies to produce a range of small batch, hand crafted goat and organic cows milk cheeses.

The small classes allow plenty of time for questions and allows Alana to spend hands-on time with each participant. On the day you’ll learn how to make delicious artisan cheese and take home to enjoy. Nothing gets feta than this.

Jardin Estate Cheese School

Another option for the cheese-lovers amongst us is the workshops on offer at Jardin Estate Cheese School. Situated in Cowaramup, the heart of Margaret River Region dairy country, you will be treated to an in-depth cheese masterclass that includes how to make it at home and lots of different and delicious ways to serve it.

Cheeses range from Persian feta and delightfully oozy camembert, through to ricotta and even haloumi. After learning all the tips and tricks, you will sit down to a lunch featuring your cheese and other local produce. Classes are available most Saturdays, but fill up quickly!

One Table Farm

Tim and Cree at One Table Farm run a select range of workshops including paddock to plate farm food experiences through to sourdough classes for all levels of experience.

“We aim to teach about sourcing food, how it grows and how to cook it. In many ways, it is back to basics.”

Their courses are hands-on, interactive and fun, with participants finishing the session with new skills and an appreciation for using fresh, seasonal produce to not only create delicious meals but also reconnect to the source of our food. Check the website for upcoming course dates.

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