Burnside Organic Farm
Featuring one of the smallest vineyards and wineries in the Margaret River wine region, the winemaking at Burnside Organic Farm is done naturally with no added yeasts, chemicals, or other interventions. Run by Lara and Jamie McCall, Jamie manages the vineyard while Lara manages the wine making, so they are all over the biodynamic wine process while hand picking and making the wine on site. No artificial fertilizers, weed killers, pesticides or systemics are used, with geese and sheep used to graze and fertilize the soil naturally. Not only is Burnside Organic Farm an organic winery, but they also have stunning accommodation and tours around the farm to get you familiar with their environment. It is the perfect spot to stay when travelling through the Margaret River wine region along The Edge.
Stormflower is all about producing the best wine possible from their small block, all with fruit from their own vineyard. In 2016, the vineyard achieved full organic certification and all their wines from the 2016 vintage onwards are certified organic or made with certified organic grapes. Their minimalist cellar door boasts a relaxed vibe for guests to sit back, relax, and enjoy their wines and surroundings. The tasting table you’ll find in the cellar door is actually made from one of the Marri trees that blew down outside the cellar door during a storm back in 2013. Talk about keeping things natural! Be sure to explore the gardens and even pack a picnic to indulge in after your tastings, they’ll provide the picnic rug!
The team at Blind Corner have their organic and biodynamic wines down pat. Following along the lines of wanting their wines to reflect the land that they grew on and the weather that particular year, the hard work and dedication put into their wines speak for themselves. All wild ferments and minimal additives are used in the process, and they love to mess around with different techniques and monitoring their outcomes. An extra side project that’s been in the works at Blind Corner is bee keeping, with full hives residing happily among the vines. There is a wide variety of wines on offer and wine ‘parties’ to sign up for to enjoy their wines at home after your trip along The Edge, so be sure to check this one out!