Your Margaret River Region has been lauded as Australia’s top food and wine destination, taking out the ‘Outstanding Region in Australia’ category in the 2015 delicious. Produce Awards.
Although known predominantly for its world-class wine, the Margaret River Region is fast growing a reputation as one of Australia’s hottest foodie destinations, with a focus on fresh, local produce and a down to earth, ‘farm-to-fork’ mentality which is widely embraced by local chefs and producers.
Now in their tenth year, the delicious. Produce Awards highlight independent producers from over 3,000 entries, thanks to the dedication of readers who nominate their local heroes, and the insight of its panel of renowned national chef judges including Maggie Beer, Matt Moran and Guillaume Brahimi.
The Outstanding Region in Australia is awarded each year to a destination that offers an outstanding and holistic Australian food and wine experience, with something on offer for everyone, whatever their budget.
According to the delicious. team, the judges felt that the Margaret River Region had worked successfully to combine, showcase and make accessible authentic experiences that appealed to a wide group of people.
The delicious. team affirmed that “with an amazing Farmers’ Market, award-winning produce, food and wine experiences from the casual through to fine-dining, world-class accommodation and an internationally renowned annual food festival, the Margaret River Region was a deserving winner this year.”
Margaret River’s Burnside Organic Farm who were medallists in the ‘From the Earth – Primary’ category, as well as a number of other local producers from the region who were finalists in the awards: Greenman Produce for both its pickled garlic and its honey, Leeuwin Grass Fed Beef, and the Farm House Margaret River for its Arkady lamb.
For the full list of winners head to delicious.com.au.
Taste the finalists’ produce
The finalists’ produce is available to taste and purchase at the Margaret River Farmers Markets, which runs every Saturday from 8-12am.
Plan Your Stay
Around the time of major events, accommodation can be limited and it is advisable to pre-book online or with one of the friendly visitor centre staff. Search below or get in touch via [email protected] / (08) 9780 5911.