It stands to reason that if you’re in the Great Southern Land, you need to visit the Great Southern Wine Region (well, it does to us). Big and bio diverse is the Great Southern experience (it’s the biggest [by land area] wine region in WA).
Generally, a cool climate producer but its sub-regions (Albany, Denmark, Frankland River, Mount Barker and Porongurup) range from cool to coastal to continental.
Commonly, you will amble across cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, pinot noir, riesling and shiraz. However, explore a little and you will also discover viognier, malbec, gewürztraminer and much more.
There are plenty of wineries with cellar doors to welcome you and you’re likely to find the winemakers ready to chat and passionate about their methods, experiments, fruit and history.
About four hours’ drive from Perth, this region was the centre of the re-emergence of the WA wine industry in the 1960s.