Frankland River Wine Region By James Halliday

Discover the wineries of the Frankland River wine region of WA. Use our Frankland River region guide and map to help you plan your next winery visit and to learn more about this region. This content is taken from James Halliday’s Wine Atlas of Australia, which is available to buy in the Wine Companion bookshop.

Fast Facts

  • Latitude:
    34°39’S
  • Altitude:
    200–300 m
  • Heat degree days:
    1441
  • Growing season rainfall:
    310 mm
  • Mean January temp:
    19°C
  • Harvest:
    Mid-March to mid-April
  • Chief viticultural hazard:
    Drought; birds

Discover the wines and wineries of the Frankland River wine region of Western Australia

Discover the Frankland river wine region with James Halliday's Wine atlas of Australia

The first vineyard in the Frankland River region was planted in 1968 on a property owned by the wealthy Roche family of Perth. Originally called Westfield, it is now owned by Houghton and known as Netley Brook Vineyard (a locality name). It is a major and important vineyard, giving Houghton some ultra-premium grapes. Then, in 1971, Merv and Judy Lange began the development of the now highly rated and substantial Alkoomi Vineyard and Winery.

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