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Western Australia is the largest independent state and wine region within Australia, and the second largest in the world. It covers roughly 1000 square miles in any direction. Due to its size, it boasts quite the array of climate and topographical growing conditions.

Since a good portion of the state is very hot and humid, the regions tend to cluster around the south western areas where the weather is cooler and more temperate. Near the state capital Perth there is the Swan District, Perth Hills and Peel. Around the south coast it ranges from  Pemberton to Albany. And along the cool southern end of Geographe Bay (Margaret River and Geographe), with the inland Blackwood Valley.

The regions within Western Australia are:

    * Great Southern: the largest, best known for cool climate Riesling and Pinot Noir. It is further divided into the subregions Albany, Denmark, Frankland River, Mount Barker and Porungurup.
    * Manjimup: along the Blackwood River, the continental Read more »

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  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

Subregions of Western Australia

Popular Wineries in Western Australia View all

  • Cape Mentelle Vineyards

    Cape Mentelle, sister to Cloudy Bay, is one of the founding wineries of Margaret River. Soon afte...

  • Palandri Wines

    Palandri Winery , now in the capable hands of 3 Oceans Wine Company, is one of Australias younges...

  • Waters Edge Winery

    Situated on the edge of the Swan River at the entrance to the Swan Valley, Waters Edge Estate off...

  • Cape Naturaliste Vineyard

    To the south of Cape Naturaliste, in a picturesque valley behind Smith's Beach, nestles Cape Natu...

  • McHenry Hohnen Vintners

    Winemaking is handled by David, his daughter Freya and her partner, Ryan Walsh. The McH philosoph...

  • Chapman Grove Wines Pty Ltd

    Chapman Grove Wines is a small privately owned company dedicated to crafting Fine Wines from the ...

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  • Watershed Shiraz 2002

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    I was given this bottle of wine and have no idea where my benefactor got it ... the Margaret River area of Western Australia.I started it last night with my pasta supper.There is plenty of a cherry,blackberry and licorice style fruit with some spice or pepper on the finish.The tannins were soft and it was well structured although I have had sy... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


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  • Several bottles showed up today:3 from Australia - L - Best's Great Western Victoria Bin No 1 Shiraz 2015M - The John Duval Entity Barossa Shiraz 2015 (Love this guy.)R - Xanadu Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 (Ready to Drink?)The 2015 D.V. Catena Tinto Historrico Red Blend Bought after reading this - "Domingo Vicente Catena, father of Ni... Read More

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  • Stephen hasn't shown here in awhile, but would be curious about his perspective on these bottles: Stocked with the finest classics or the newest of new wave, a full cellar is a happy cellar. Great Southern Land- Australian Classics from a Trio of CellarsDespite having fallen out of fashion, Australia has more to offer the discerning drinker than... Read More

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  • Stephen, any comments on the Aussie wines and their prices towards the top of this list?  Clos du Rouge Gorge, young vines, in the Roussilon A Connoisseur's Cellar, Part 10 of 8: some fine bits towards the endWe might get another round, but after today there will be a break for at least a little while from this relentless assault of interesting ... Read More

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  • Round 2 - 4 x AussiesExcellent Group of winesThe Cullen is from Margaret River in Western Australia - a biodynamic wine [not that i particularly have a view on these techniques] Cullen is a CS 87 Merlot 11 Malbec 1 CF 1 BlendObviously too young to be at itsbest but the fruit and tannin structure delivers an outstanding young wine which will age ... Read More

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  • Leeuwin Estate Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon Margret River 2012

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    Wine review by DTR789WSD


  • Leeuwin Estate Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon Margret River 2012

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  • Leeuwin Estate Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon Margret River 2012

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  • Rain all the way from Hunter to Barossa over to Western Australia? Read More

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