The sheer size of the Margaret River Region can mean that sampling the gourmet produce and acclaimed wines requires multiple days and careful planning. But for those on a whirlwind visit, or who don’t know where to start, a trip to Origins Market is a chance to taste a selection of the region’s finest all under one roof.
Sip your way around the market, with wineries, cideries and distilleries offering free tastings. It’s a chance to be guided through the flavours of the region by the experts themselves, who are eager to share their stories and renowned products. You may find a new favourite, and be inspired to visit their cellar door during your travels further afield in the region.
Then when tummies start rumbling, there are plenty of eatery options to keep hunger at bay. The whole family will love an authentic woodfired pizza, hot out of the oven and made traditionally using 72 hour fermented naturally risen pizza bases. Kids can then burn off some steam at the playground and working beehive, where they can learn all about the bees who live in the colony.
Of course, it’s not just food and wine on offer. Local artisans also call the space home and can be observed carefully constructing their unique wares. Traditional Scandinavian rugs are woven into existence before your eyes, using recycled textiles diverted from landfill to create a bespoke and sustainable piece that will last for generations to come. Delicate jewellery inspired by the south west is handmade with love, with custom anklets and chains available. Watch as whales and other sea creatures come to life from just a mound of clay, before being painted in vibrant colours. The creativity in the air is palpable, and the regular workshops on offer are an ideal way to embrace this and spend an afternoon crafting or learning a new skill.