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Area under vines: 2310 ha (5775 acres)

The Great Southern vine growing region including Albany, Denmark, Frankland, Mount Barker and the Porongurup Foothills is West Australia’s coolest for vine growing. Soils are in general of a higher quality but the region receives far less rainfall than the Margaret River region.

Ripening month and mean temperatures in the established Mount Barker vineyards are marginally lower than in the Medoc and clearly lower than in the lower warmer Bordeaux appellations such as Pomerol and Saint Emilion. Average ripening period sunshine hours at Mount Barker together with the whole season ratio of sunshine hours to site adjusted effective day degrees are almost identical with those of Bordeaux. Mount Barker has been used as a central point for the Great Southern Region to provide comparisons.

The climatic figures for the lower Great Southern region agree well with medium bodied Bordeaux style red varieties and with the slightly earlier maturing Shiraz.


We acknowledge and thank Dr John Gladstones for permission to use extracts from "Viticulture and Environment" - John Gladstones 1992, in regional viticultural comments.

Great Southern
Pemberton
Manjimup
Margaret River
Blackwood Valley
Geographe
Peel
Perth Hills
Swan District
Featured Great Southern Wines
Wignalls Shiraz 2012
The aromas of Asian spices, white pepper are followed by intense flavours of blackberry, raspberry and cinnamon notes with a lovely fresh fruit character. Aged in 80% French oak and the remainder in American oak, this medium bodied Shiraz has a powerful palate feel with silky fruit tannins on a long firm finish. [MORE]
Wignalls Pinot Noir 2012
Produced by one of the pioneers of this variety in West Australia this wine displays lovely intensity of dark cherries, black plums and strawberries with complex earthy aromas and hints of cinnamon. The palate shows consistent earthy, gamey characters with wild truffles and mushroom tones. Underlying caramel and chocolate characters are also evident. There is a lovely array of flavours and fine balance of tannins. [MORE]
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