Sasha, her husband Ben and their young family are the lucky custodians of 240 acres of rich and fertile soil in Karridale, a patch of land that’s been home to Ben’s family for five generations.
The award-winning Glenarty Road restaurant / cellar door / wine bar is housed in the original 1950’s farmhouse. It’s a building perfectly balanced between rustic and refined, with handcrafted marri tables milled right there on the farm next to beautiful ceramic plates and elegant glassware. There aren’t many places where you can slip off your shoes and walk over the grass to give one of their piglets a belly rub between courses.
The food is completely centred around the seasons with the farm, orchards, vines and gardens all harvested and thoughtfully plated. Sit outside, and you may even spot one of the chefs duck out from the kitchen into the garden to gather up some extra herbs for your lunch.
With the couple’s passion for not only implementing but also sharing their knowledge of regenerative practices, Glenarty Road offers Foraging Experiences that take you behind the scenes on a roving feast to sample wines at the source (bookings essential), and a Farm Collective subscription offering to help keep the wholesome vibes going once you are home.
We had a yarn with Sasha and were quick to scribble down her local tips to enjoy the best of the Margaret River Region.