6 Sensational Wine-Trails in Western Australia
Updated: Mar 16, 2020
The region of Western Australia is known for its showcasing of world-class wines with about 150 wineries, all focusing on what each area does best. From the famous Margaret River to picturesque Swan Valley to the Great Southern, there is something for everybody’s tastebuds. Whether you’re in the mood for Chardonnay, Shiraz or Chenin Blanc, enter the cellar doors and explore the tastes of this thriving Western Australian region.
1. Swan Valley Wineries
Famously known as the hottest wine area in Australia, Swan Valley boasts the best vineyards, owing to its prime location adjacent to the Indian Ocean. The wineries possess vernacular expertise and are usually semi-rural in its infrastructure. Swan Valley is considered as one of the biggest wine producers of Australia. The significant grapes in this part of Western Australia are Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot Shiraz and Verdelho.
2. Margaret River Wineries
Located in the far south-west corner of Western Australia, the region is a popular wine destination located in a rugged natural setting. Alongside its impressive 155 wineries, Margaret River has a vibrant food scene with excellent restaurants, boutique breweries, art galleries and fresh produce. The six best vineyard regions to visit in the Margaret River area are Carbunup, Treeton, Karridale, Wallcliffe and Yallingup.
3. Frankland River Winery
Frankland River’s prized possession is its fertile soils, which give the Riesling and Shiraz wines its distinct taste of a fruity crisp dry finish. The mild Mediterranean climate surrounding the river valley further enhances their development. Look for Bordeaux varietals here as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec thrive in Frankland River’s rolling hills.
4. Albany Winery
Set in one of the most picturesque countrysides in Western Australia, Albany is home to Pawny Tort, Jingalla Wines and Oranje Tractor’s Sparkling Pinot Noir. In the mood for a day trip? Then make your way to Lark Street in Albany to soak up the local culture and enjoy a fun session of wine tasting. Take time out while you are in the Albany Region, head down to some of their 26 cellar offerings and taste their famous Riesling, Shiraz and Chardonnay.
5. Porongurup Winery
As one of the 34 international biodiversity hotspots, the 1.4 billion-year-old Porongurup Range is teeming with wild flora. The region is known for growing wine grape varieties such as Pinot Meuniere, Traminer and Riesling. Take a stroll in Porongurup National Park for incredible walks summiting the granite boulders of Castle Rock and the Granite Skywalk. Both provide incredible outlooks plus barbecue and picnic areas for post-hike rewards.
6. Denmark Winery
Western Australia’s Denmark is surrounded by stunning crystal blue waters, thick forestry and high calibre of cool-climate wineries. The postcard-perfect beaches of Denmark is one of the region’s highlights. You’ll be delighted with the range of cellar doors available for visits including family-run vineyards and boutique wineries. Explore the local flora and fauna en route to the National Parks or take a walk on one of the many beautiful bush trails in the area.
Calling all Wine lovers, it’s time to enjoy the diversity of the wine-trails throughout Western Australia’s wild south and explore six of the world’s most international premium wineries. Western Australia is a treasure trove of culture and nature and Sedunia Travel has the tour packages for you to see what it has to offer without taking away time to yourself. Either by coach or self-drive, see Western Australia your way.