Margaret River Wine

 
Margaret River wine is a major attraction that draws scores of tourists to the South West corner of WA each year. This popular and vibrant premium wine producing region stretches more than 100 kilometres from south to north, consists of the undulating hills of Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge, between Cape Leeuwin and Cape Naturaliste, and borders the Southern and Indian Oceans. Margaret River wine has won both national and international acclaim, which reflect the dedication of local winemakers to world-class quality.

Growing Conditions: Margaret River wine region benefits from excellent wine growing conditions with a marked Mediterranean climate. This ensures that local vineyards aren’t influenced by extreme winter and summer temperatures. Levels of humidity are perfect during the growing season and the superb combination of climate, viticultural practices and soil leads to top quality fruit with intense flavour. Therefore, yearly vintage results consistently exceed expectations and underpin the South West’s reputation of a world-class wine producing region.

Wine producers: At the moment, there are around 5,500 ha under vine and more than 120 winemakers in the region. The South West is made up mostly of boutique size winemakers, though winery operations vary from the largest crushing 7000 tonne per annum to the smallest around 3.5 tonne.

Popular Varieties: The South West is a magical region for Chardonnay, producing strongly intense wines with excellent elegance and length. Though they take a bit longer than their Australian counterparts to mature, they are widely accepted as being Australia’s best. The area is perhaps more popular for its Cabernet Sauvignon as well as Cabernet blends, which are arguably the best in the country and known for their amazing depth of fruit flavour as well as incredible performance and length when it comes to cellaring. Other Margaret River wine varieties that have gained popularity in recent times include Shiraz, Sauvignon Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc.

Margaret River Regional Wine Centre: If you want to see the finest collection of top quality wines from around the South West, Margaret River Regional Wine Centre is the place to head to. It doesn’t matter what type of wine you prefer, you are sure to find it here.

Whether it is because of the soil, the maritime climate, or maybe the clones of the wine varieties selected, but whatever it is, those who visit this part of WA are sure to love Margaret River wine and will find themselves in a true viticultural heaven.

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