The European settlement of Peel dates back to 1829, the year “Swan River Colony” was founded and Thomas Peel brought three ships of migrants from England for the Peel Settlement Scheme. The first vineyard was established near Pinjarra in 1857. The first commercial shiraz vineyard was started by Will Nairn at Peel Estate in 1974. Shiraz remains the flagship variety of the region. MORE

Altitude 0-592m
32° 31’S

Average 177mm
(Oct – Apr)

Average 23.4°
(Oct – Apr)

Mid Feb – Mid March

Limestone sandsto ancient granite and gravel

Peel Wine Guide

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Vineyards were first established in Peel in the 1850’s by Italian immigrants, but real growth began in the 1970’s, with the establishment of Peel Estate.

Today, the Peel is an emerging wine region with over 200 hectares of wine grapes. The region, located south and south east of Perth, is centred around the rapidly growing regional centres of Mandurah and Rockingham and stretches as far north as Byford and as far south as Preston Beach on the coast and east to Wandering; and includes the towns of Pinjarra, Waroona, Dwellingup, Boddington and Bannister.

The region stretches from the Indian Ocean to the Darling Range and beyond the Darling Plateau. Most producers of the Peel Region are located within less than an hours’ drive from the Perth CBD, making it a popular day-trip destination.

Apart from the stunning wines produced in the region, the river and coast yield an abundant supply of seafood, in particular the famous blue swimmer crabs of Mandurah. For crab lovers, the Mandurah Crabfest every March is an event not to be missed!