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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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  • 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...

  • Syrah

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

  • Merlot

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

  • Chardonnay

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

Subregions of Western Australia

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  • Cape Mentelle Vineyards

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

  • Eagle Vale Estate Pty Ltd

    Driven by a passion, influenced by a dream, Margaret River became the perfect location for the dr...

  • Maiolo Wines & Vineyard

    The Maiolo family have been involved in the Margaret River region since the 1950's. The first pla...

  • Swings & Roundabouts

    Swings & Roundabouts is based in the Margaret River region, the cellar door and home vineyard is ...

  • Plantagenet Wines Pty Ltd

    Plantagenet takes its name not only from its home, but also from its heritage. In 1968 in a st...

  • Evans & Tate

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

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  • Moss Wood Amy's 2011

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    Wine review by BradoP


  • Leeuwin Estate Shiraz Margaret River Art Series 2005

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    Wine review by knalselder


  • Hi Ed, I'm guessing you mean the Seppelt tawny port produced by Seppeltsfield which is the winery from the Barossa Valley South Australia. While often regarded as the same entity, which is true from a business perspective, I do not due to their forked origins. Seppeltsfield was founded in 1851, while The Best Western winery was founded in 1865.T... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Couple of Aussie sparklings


  • Plantagenet Omrah Sauvignon Blanc 2011

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    ~AUD$16. This ones got a bit of age on it, although youre very unlikely to pick it out. The current vintage is 2012. Very pale yellow tinge, fruit comes largely from the Rosetta and Hayview vineyards around Mt Barker, with 15% from the International Hill vineyards in the Frankland River region. These vines are irrigated, so given the dry growing... Read More

    Wine review by Terence Pang


  • Edwards Margaret River Bce Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

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    Wine review by BradoP


  • Woodlands Margaret River "Margaret" 2010

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    Wine review by BradoP


  • Edwards Margaret River Shiraz 2008

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  • Emark - they take the cocoa beans and ferment or "ripen" them and the grind them really slowly for a long long time. They eventually liquify into a thick mass. Then you have what one might call "baking" chocolate.Cocoa butter is in high demand for make-up, so producers take the fat out and then replace it with some cheap fat like palm kernel oil... Read More

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  • Leeuwin Estate Siblings Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2011

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    Wine review by knalselder


  • I'm not sure how much Australian sparkling wine gets sold in the USA. Wouldn't blame you if your second choice was prosecco or cava, right after champagne. But many Australian wine makers have spent time working vintage in both Champagne and in Italy, so rest assured we're certainly no slack in terms of the technical skill to make sparkling wine... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Couple of Aussie sparklings


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