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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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  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Syrah

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

  • 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...

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  • J. Moss

    J. Moss Wines is a small family wine business established in 2000 by James Moss and Janet Moss. ...

  • Olive Farm Wines

    With 75 years of winemaking experience in the Yurisich family, we were able to design our ‘dream’...

  • McHenry Hohnen Vintners

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

  • Cape Naturaliste Vineyard

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

  • Pennan Wines

    Pennan Wines of Margaret River Western Australia is a family owned and managed boutique vineyard....

  • Evans & Tate

    McWilliam's Wines is Australia's Most Awarded Winery, with six generations and more than 130 year...

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