The Great Southern region is known for its fine, cool climate wines. Riesling and Shiraz are the cornerstones of an environment that produces a wide range of distinctive wines from classic and emerging varietals.

Wineries in Frankland River

Cool nights and warm days provide a true Mediterranean climate in Frankland River. Although inland, a moderating sea breeze often finds its way into the region. The ironstone based gravels and duplex sandy loam lie over clay sub soils derived from granite and gneiss outcrops. These have weathered over time to create the undulating rolling hills that define the region.

Ferngrove Winery

Alkoomi Wines

Frankland Estate

Wineries in Mount Barker

Just 50 kilometres from the Southern Ocean, Mount Barker’s Mediterranean climate displays strong continental aspects. It is the coolest of the subregions, with high daily temperature fluctuations and occasional frosts. Mount Barker soils are marri with lateritic gravelly and sandy loams derived from granite protrusions.

Arcadia Wines

Chatsfield Wines

Galafrey Wines

Gilbert Wines

Hawkers Ridge Wines

Plantagenet Wines

Poacher’s Ridge

West Cape Howe

3 Drops Wines

Wineries in Porongurup

The Porongurup boasts a special climatic feature – a nocturnal thermal zone created by warm air rising above the denser cold air sliding down the hillsides of the range and settling on the valley floor. This ‘air drainage’ produces ideal conditions for ripening. The Porongurup’s spectacular geomorphic granite range creates a range of soil types with karri loams the most productive.

Ironwood Estate Wines

Duke’s Vinyard

Castle Rock Estate

Zarephath Wines

Millinup Estate Wines

Abbey Creek Vineyard

Mt Trio Vinyard