Your first decision comes after you’ve parked the car: Cellar Door and Tasting Room to the left, Cottage Cafe to the right. Both options feature delicious things. The Berry Farm is one of those places best visited when you’re at least a little hungry.
At the Cellar Door, over 40 gourmet products can be tasted each day, from the Berry Farm’s range of jams, preserves, sauces, pickles, chutneys, dressings and vinegars. For the grown-ups, there are ciders, sparkling wines, fortified wines and liqueurs, all of which include berry varieties. If you’re lucky to be there at the right time of year, you might get to buy a bag of fresh avocados, grown in the orchard right next to the building.
At the Cottage Cafe, which was once a settlers’ home, we grabbed a table at the timber verandah and tucked into scones with jam and cream and shared a hot boysenberry pie with crisp yet crumbly shortcrust pastry.
It’s a family-friendly venue, with an outdoor playground and grassy areas for kids to run about and work off excess energy (possibly pent-up from the drive to Margaret River), and a children’s corner with toys and a blackboard located in the Cellar Door. Dogs are welcome at the Berry Farm too. There’s plenty of free parking.
It’s like being in an Enid Blyton story: little birds dart about in the picturesque cottage garden, and if you sit outside with your lunch or sweet treats for tea you may catch a cheeky blue wren trying to sneak a taste off your plate. In this idyllic Western Australian storybook, the chook yard’s got chickens (scratching), geese (patrolling), a beautiful peacock and an inquisitive emu named Edwina.
We were shown around by the Berry Farm’s Marketing Manager Emma and enjoyed morning tea compliments of the Berry Farm.
The Berry Farm is 16+ km southeast of Margaret River.
43 Bessell Road
Rosa Glen WA 6285
Telephone: (08) 9757 5054
Open 7 Days
Cellar Door 10am to 4.30pm
Cottage Cafe 10am to 4pm (Lunch 11.30am to 3pm)
Disabled parking and wheelchair access
Closed on Good Friday, 24, 25 and 26 December and New Year’s Day.
Bookings are essential on weekends and holidays.
Berry Farm products can be bought in-store, online and in the Perth metropolitan area at The Herdsman in Churchlands.
About this trip and this series – Margaret River 2014
We visited the Margaret River region in the south west of Western Australia for four days in May as guests of the Augusta Margaret River Tourism Association and were hosted by restaurants and businesses in the region.
We drove to the region and used a Margaret River Region Map to guide us to the stops on our itinerary.
The full list of blog posts from this trip is below, in reading order:
- Discovery Menu, Voyager Estate, Margaret River
- Bettenay’s – Margaret River Nougat Company
- Dining in Margaret River town
- Lake Cave, Margaret River
- Brookwood Estate
- Margaret River Chocolate Company and Providore
- Margaret River Farmers Market
- The Berry Farm, Rosa Glen – this post
- Two days in Yallingup, Part 1
- Goanna Gallery Cafe, Dunsborough
- Two days in Yallingup, Part 2 – Aravina Estate
For more information about visiting the Margaret River region including how to get there, visit margaretriver.com