The Great Southern Wine Region has five wine producing sub-regions are located within the Great Southern: Albany, Denmark, Frankland River, Mount Barker and the Porongurup.
The Mount Barker Wine sub-region was the first to be established in the Great Southern, and Plantagenet Wines was the first winery to open a cellar door in 1975.
Since then, both the Mount Barker and Porongurup sub-regions have become well known and recognised as some of the finest producers in Australia.
The Great Southern Wine Region is best known for the high quality of its cool climate varieties: Riesling, Chardonnay, Shiraz and Pinot Noir. Riesling is the white wine specialty here. Despite the current focus being on cool-climate styles the standard Australian favourites are also widely grown.
Producing around 37% of wine grapes grown in WA, the Great Southern is one of Australia’s largest wine regions. Whether you’re a wine novice or expert, our family operated cellar doors offer visitors a uniques experience which sets our region apart from the others!