Great Southern Wine Region By James Halliday

Discover the wineries of the Great Southern wine region of WA. Use our Great Southern 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.

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Discover the wines and wineries of the Great Southern wine region of Western Australia

Discover the Great Southern wine region of Western Australia with James Halliday's Wine Atlas of Australia

Even by the standards of Australia, Great Southern is a large region: a rectangle 150 kilometres from north to south, and 100 kilometres from east to west. It embraces climates which range from strongly maritime- influenced to moderately continental, and an ever-changing topography: there are the immense eucalypts of the south coast near Denmark and Albany which surround tiny vineyards like Tingle-Wood (taking its name from the Tingle Forest from which it was hewn), the striking round boulders and sweeping vistas of Porongurup, the harder blackboy country of Alkoomi (near Frankland), and the softer rolling hills of Mount Barker, where habitation seems to have somehow softened the remote savagery of many of the other subregions.

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