Australia’s largest State spans the western third of the continent, although the winemaking regions are almost entirely concentrated in the south-western portion of the State. These regions include the Swan Valley and Perth Hills region near the State capital Perth and, further south, the regions of Peel, Geographe, Blackwood Valley, Pemberton, Manjimup, Great Southern and Margaret River. If you feel the urge for a unique West Australian beer on your travels around this great state then check out our Microbreweries in WA.
Two decades ago, Margaret River was better known for the classic
surf break lying not far from the junction of river and sea but
entrepreneurs have driven the development of vineyards and wineries
that have overcome the State’s geographic isolation and carved
their mark not just within Australia but around the world. This
region has become known for zesty Sauvignon Blancs, superlative
Cabernet Sauvignons and bold Zinfandel. For more information visit
Wine & Brandy Corporation .
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Biodynamics is one of the hottest topics of conversation in the Australian wine community right now. The website, www.redwhiteandgreen.com.au has been created by Australian wine journalist Max Allen, to explain the practice and to provide independent, critical information about wines made using biodynamic methods.
Nineteen of Western Australia’s leading wineries have united under a new marketing campaign, titled Summer with The Locals, to encourage consumers to drink local. The move comes after the production of three outstanding vintages in as many years; a result of near perfect growing conditions, and with a quality to surpass Western Australia’s interstate and international counterparts.