Western Australia Wine Regions

WA Regions


  • Margaret River

    Warm maritime climate/Elevation about 90m
    Western Australia's best-known wine region excels in the production of premium quality wines. Many single varietal wines are made successfully here, but is with blends that it has really made its name. Think Cabernet Merlot for the reds and blends of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc for the whites.

    Primary Styles: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Chardonnay, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc.

    Important Wineries: Cape Mentelle, Cullen, Devil's Lair, Leeuwin Estate, Moss Wood, Pierro, Vasse Felix, Voyager Estate, Xanadu.
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  • Pemberton

    Cool climate/Elevation 170m
    Pemberton is a pioneering wine region with great potential, located in the southwest of Western Australia in the heart of karri forest country. The climate here is markedly cooler and slightly wetter than Margaret River. Chardonnay is particularly successful here, producing beautifully structured and textured wines.

    Primary Varieties: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir.

    Important Wineries: Picardy, Salitage.
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  • Great Southern

    Cool climate/Elevation 60–250m
    Great Southern covers a vast area in the south west of Western Australia. It incorporates the five sub-regions of Albany, Denmark, Porongurup, Mount Barker and Frankland River. Climates vary from maritime to continental and the primary grape varieties grown here are Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon, though many others are grown with success.

    Primary Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Riesling, Chardonnay.

    Important Wineries: Howard Park, Plantagenet, Alkoomi, Ferngrove, Forest Hill, Frankland Estate.
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