Our Story

Darriwill Farm Warrnambool is the go-to place for both locals and holidaymakers in search of good food and wine, great local products and one of south west Victoria’s best ranges of quality giftwares.

 

Committed to Quality

Since 2011, Lisa Pitkethly has been meticulously turning her Liebig Street shop and café in the heart of Warrnambool’s reinvigorated city centre into a sanctuary for those in search of something extra special.

Her commitment to exceptional products and customer service stems from a lifetime working the food and retail sector. From working alongside her grandfather and father in the family bakery through to working as a home and kitchenware buyer for the former Warrnambool Co-op department store, Lisa has gained valuable experience and insights into delivering the best for her customers.

Lisa and our friendly staff delight in helping customers create individualised hampers; pick out the perfect gift; or discover the best of local wines and produce.

Our range reflects the rich and diverse nature of artisan producers from around our wider region including from the Otways, Great Ocean Road, Grampians, Bellarine Peninsula and all the way west to the famous Coonawarra vineyards.

 

Stay Awhile

Make sure you also stop by our café which is a favourite for coffee, house-made cakes and light lunches.

Open six days a week, the café also offers a range of take-away options and a corporate lunchtime catering service perfect for making the right impression at your next business meeting or event.

 

Share with others

If you want your friends and family to also enjoy the Darriwill Farm Warrnambool experience or you can’t get to our store, our food and gift hamper range can also be delivered to your door.

Free delivery is available in the Warrnambool area. Go to our hamper store for more details including delivery charges for other places in Australia.

 

Pete and Judy, and the Ozone mural

Your trip to Darriwill Farm Warrnambool isn’t complete without viewing the eye-catching mural just outside our Ozone car park entrance at the rear of the store.

The mural was created during the Warrnambool CBD renewal project in 2017-18. Lisa’s righthand man and husband (also chief coffee taster) Eric set about to open the back of the store with a new glass breezeway and barnyard sliding door. To make this new entrance part the store, Warrnambool artist Ella Webb was commissioned to create a beautiful representation of all we love about our products and region.

Just before unveiling the mural, a couple of our favourite customers, Pete and Judy, were invited to a special preview. Judy asked: ‘where are the birds?’ referring two little birds who would daily pop into the store. We knew Judy was right and we got Ella back to paint a wreath with two birds affectionately known as Pete and Jude.

Sadly, just weeks later Judy passed away. However, Pete continues to regularly visit the store, each time coming through the back door and telling his family the story of the two birds.

Darriwill Farm Warrnambool owner Lisa Pitkethly