Farm Produce

Avocados, grapes, honey and capers are the main crops at Burnside.  A small market garden is being established and this produce will also be available at the Margaret River Farmers’ Market from December 2017.

Avocado season is October – December.  During this time the McCall’s have a stall at The Margaret River Farmers’ Market, where avocados, honey, capers and wine is available for purchase.

The grapes are made into wine in the onsite winery using traditional and low intervention methods. Letting the wine express the terroir.

Guests who stay in the self-contained bungalows can pick from the McCall family vegetable garden.  Lara & Jamie are always happy to show bungalow guests what is season and how to pick and cook.

Farm Stay Experience

When you stay at Burnside you can experience;

  • Farm walks.
  • Farm animals including pigs, cows, geese and chickens.
  • Helping feed the animal animals each morning.
  • Meet Hunter our border collie dog.
  • Vegetable gardens.
  • Fruit trees.
  • Bee hives and honey.
  • Vineyard.
  • Tour the winery and learn how organic wine is made.
  • See kangaroos and native birds.
  • Purchase organic wine, honey and capers.

What are we picking now? Winter – August

Salad greens, tatsoi, kale, silverbeet, carrots, chives, garlic chives, rosemary, parsley, coriander.

Fruit – Citrus including; lemons, limes, oranges and mandarins.

Wine Sales by Appointment

If you would like to purchase Burnside Organic Farm wine please call or text first to organise a time with Lara & Jamie.  They are often outside working on the farm and don’t won’t to disappoint you. Text +61427572139

Burnside also has a unique private tasting area available for small groups who wish to taste, learn and tour an organic winery.  Please email for a price.

About Us

Prior to farming, along time ago, Jamie worked as a pearl diver and sailor before studying journalism.  After several years working in journalism Jamie turned his skills into a woodworking and started bespoke furniture business.  Lara previously worked as an Economist and Stockbroker.  As Jamie & Lara started a family their priorities changed and they decided to change direction and work together establishing Burnside Organic Farm. That was almost 20 years ago, in 1997.

They have three young adult sons.  One son, Dan is currently working on the farm on gap year before he attends University. The other sons are following study and careers but come back regularly to help with seasonal work, like pruning the vineyard.  At different times guests will be hosted by Max, Ned or Dan as they help. The original vineyard is called “Three Boys Vineyard” after Jamie and Lara’s sons.

Jamie and Lara enjoy doing volunteer work and being involved with community groups like the Margaret River Farmers’ Market, Bush Fire Brigade, teaching Permaculture at Fair Harvest and open days, to inspire people to grow food.

Jamie & Lara both work full time on the property managing the farm, making and selling wine and looking after guests staying in the bungalows.

The farm has been certified organic and biodynamic with Australian Certified Organic for over 15 years. Jamie and Lara are also members of Demeter Australia, for advice on biodynamic farming.

Jamie and Lara are self-sufficient in meat, eggs, vegetables, fruit, olive oil, honey and wine.  Lara makes cheese from milk from a neighbour’s diary. This did not happen overnight but continues to be a great journey, with years of planning, physical work and time commitment to reach self-suffciency.

When relaxing they like to do anything that involves the natural outside environment, food, wine, friends, community and fun; surfing, stand up paddling, diving, mountain bike riding, walking, cooking and preserving food.

They enjoy sharing their special farm in Margaret River and can help you plan your perfect holiday. Please don’t hesitate to email Jamie & Lara.

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