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This month we have an action-packed member mingle planned as we invite MRBTA Members to mingle with our co-hosts Al Forno, Credaro Family Estate and YsEpicure at the industry launch of the brand new Busselton Visitor Centre on the Busselton Foreshore.
This is your chance to check out the new model for visitor servicing in the region as well as meet and mingle with our fabulous member co-hosts and special guests:
  • The Tourism WA Global Market Manager team will be there to meet and mingle with our valued members as well as the team from our regional tourism organisation,  Australia’s South West

  • Naomi Searle, Director of Community & Commercial Services from the City of Busselton will give us an updated brief on the progress  at Busselton Margaret River Regional Airport.



Al Forno, which means “from the oven,” is a quality dine-in, take-away and catering food outlet where hospitality is equally important to delicious, fresh, sustainable and locally sourced produce. Roasting and slow cooking techniques using an authentic French Molteni stove, ensure that dishes are full of flavour.

Head chef, Hans van Diest, who was trained in Europe, has created his own style of cooking over the years and has received many distinguished awards by highly rated food critics in the Netherlands. His love for traditional presentation, honest flavours and old school cooking techniques, has resulted in a broad menu, with dishes from all over Europe. Hans is joined by his wife and co-owner, Dagmar van Diest, taking care of everything else front of house.


The Credaro family first settled in Margaret River in 1922 as a pioneering family to the region, after migrating from Northern Italy. The Credaro Estate wines, identify the best parcels of fruit selected from their 7 vineyards owned and managed by the 3rd and 4th generation family across the Margaret River Region.

Enjoy the sweeping views over their Wildwood Valley Vineyard and taste the range of award winning wines at their Tuscan style cellar door on Caves Road.  The family’s next venture will be a brand new, purpose built brewery and function centre venue on the re-developed Busselton foreshore under the family brewing label Blue Mile Busselton Brewery.



Australia has some of the world’s leading food and beverage producers and manufacturers. Certainly, Margaret River Region’s fine food and fine wine makers are renowned for producing an ever-increasing range of flavours and delights.

Increasingly however it seems that the capacity of these businesses to thrive, and indeed survive are shrinking retail margins and the outrageous cost of distribution.

Launching on April 6 at the next Members Mingle, YsEpicure (pronounced Wise epicure) aims to work with vendors to address both of these issues.

In addition to offering a fresh approach to giving all manufacturers and producers direct access to their markets with good margins, and an increased average sale per customer, YsEpicure has also addressed distribution, with the aim of getting prices down and efficiency up. joining John Carlson and Kenley Gordon at the official launch of Ys

Join John Carlson and Kenley Gordon at the official launch of Ys at this month’s mingle!


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