Something to Look Forward to in Margaret River for the Month of July

With the month of June now closed and the financial year over in Australia, we look forward to the month of July, red wine/ stout and warm fires, as we take a look at what is on this month in Margaret River. Maybe it is time for a well earned break??


colonial brewery margaret river

This month’s featured business is no other than Margaret River’s primed brewery – Colonial Brewing Co.

Nestled among vineyards, quaint farms and bordering the Bramley National Park, Colonial Brewing Co really is a little patch of paradise.The terroir of our beer is rugged and diverse, the landscape’s character is coastal and rural. Pristine beaches and walking trails are perfect for adventurers – the weather is mild with plenty of sunshine, and this suits us (and our customers) extremely well.


Colonial Brewery Co is known for friendly service, great food, sublime views and award winning ale, and visiting us is an experience that will be a memorable part of your travels around Western Australia or a fantastic day out. Families love it – with a large playground area, a box of footies and the odd slip’n’slide after a good downpour, kids can run around like kids should while their parents relax and enjoy the atmosphere.

If you wish to know more about Colonial Brewery, you can check out their website and contact details below:




Osmington Road
Margaret River
6285 WA

Opening Hours:

Monday – Sunday 11AM – 6PM
Friday 11AM – 10PM

Contact: +61 8 9758 8177


Our featured recipe for this month is courtesy from head chef of Brookwood Estate Aven Wachmer

Aven Wachmer’s YOGHURT MARINATED “Arkady”

Lamb Rump Recipe


For the Winter Veg
400g cauliflower
1 bunch of baby beetroot
60g flaked almonds (toasted)
200ml red wine vinegar
50g sugar
50 ml olive oil
tbs parsley (chopped)
1 lemon (zest)
1 bay leaf
2 cloves
1 star anise
Sea salt
Fresh ground pepper

For the Lamb Marinade
500g Farmhouse Arkady rump (cap off)
200g greek yoghurt
1 thyme sprig
1 rosemary sprig
2 cloves garlic
Sea salt
Fresh ground pepper

In a medium bowl add yoghurt, thyme, rosemary, garlic, salt and pepper. Mix ingredients and add lamb rump, cover with yoghurt and marinate for at least 3 hours (overnight ideal).
Preheat the oven to 200ºC.

In a small saucepan put beetroot, vinegar, sugar, spices, salt and pepper and cover beetroot with water. Then put on a medium heat for about an hour or until beets are tender. Once beets are ready, strain off 400ml of the liquid and allow the beets to cool. Put the liquid back in the saucepan and reduce to half the volume. Should make a nice sticky glaze. Peel the beet, cut in half and return them to the glaze.

Cut the cauliflower into 3cm florets and bring a saucepan of salted water to the boil. Add the cauliflower for 3 minutes or until al dente. Then strain and put on an oven tray, drizzle with remaining oil and set aside.

Remove lamb from marinade and pat dry with some kitchen towel. Put a medium fry pan on high heat. When the pan is hot add half the oil and sear the lamb on all sides. then place in the oven for 15 minutes or until cooked as desired. Rest the meat for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile put the cauliflower in the oven for five minutes or until slightly golden. Then put the cauliflower in a bowl and mix with parsley, almonds, lemon zest, salt and pepper.

To serve, slice the lamb rump, put the cauliflower on the base of the plate surrounded by the beetroot and place the sliced lamb on top.


Pinot Noir 2010 Reserve De La Cave2010 Pinot Noir Reserve de la Cave

Grape Varieties

100% Pinot Noir from Woodlands Vineyard

Wine Maker’s Note

On the nose, this wine shows classic Pinot Noir characters of lifted strawberry patch and red berry fruits. The classic varietal characters follow onto the palate. We particularly like the texture of this wine, with the excellent acidity and tannin running through the wine. The finish is cool and intense.


2South West Mudfest
2Koomal Dreaming Cultural Experiences
2, 16, & 30Dunsborough Central Markets
2, 16, & 30Vasse Markets
2, 16, & 30Busselton Community Garden Local Produce Market
2, 9, 16, 23, & 30Busselton Lions Club Saturday Morning Shed Sales
2, 9, 16, 23, & 30Farmers Market
2 to 20‘Inside an Artist’s Mind’ a Self Portrait Exhibition
2 to 31Art Exhibition – JANINE DADDO “GALLOP”
2, 9, 16, 23, & 30Kid’s Movies
3, 17, & 31Busselton Rotary Markets @ Signal Park
3Studio Bistro Long Table Lunch with Artists
3Sweet Sundays High Tea
4 to 6Kids School Holiday Workhops
5, 7, 12, & 14Megafauna Funshop
9, & 23Margaret River Lions Club Garage Sale @ Lions Shed Margaret River
9 to 10Domaine Naturaliste Winery Open Weekend
9Moorditj Brothers @ Settlers Tavern
10, & 24Busselton Foreshore Markets
13 to 14The Owl’s Apprentice
16Swap – Shuffle – Share
16New Afro band Soukouss Internationale play at Settlers Tavern
17New Afro band Soukouss Internationale play at Clancys Dunsborough
23Books By the Bay – Lovers of Literature Dinner & Reading
23HEAL South West Saturday Night Retreat – Soup + Sound

Note: To get more details on these events, check out the calendar page.

About Benji

I am married and live on a farm near Margaret River with my wife, daughter and son. I set up The Margaret River Guide to assist people coming to Margaret River Western Australia to easily find what they are looking for. I also wanted to allow people to find activities they did not know about and to be able to openly comment on/ review businesses.

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