Wines of Western Australia
Fine Wine Regions of W.A.
“Isolated and breathtakingly beautiful, it is no surprise that Western Australia’s wine regions yield such captivating wines. From world-famous Margaret River, with its coveted cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay, and flagship blends of sauvignon blanc and semillon, to the Great Southern, which has fast gained serious clout for its pristine wines, there are so many regions and styles to explore.
While the Swan Valley is one of Australia’s oldest wine regions, the state’s other regions have achieved a great deal in a relatively short time. In 2017, Margaret River celebrated 50 years since its first vine plantings, yet it’s one of our most recognised and decorated regions. It also has about 150 wineries, all focusing on what the region does best.
Great Southern, a region of similar age, has a wealth of wines carrying the indelible stamp of the vast area, across everything from pinot noir and riesling to shiraz and more. Then there are other areas like Pemberton and Geographe, where producers are continuing to fine-tune their regional offering.”
[Excerpt from James Halliday’s www.winecompanion.com.au]