Margaret River Wine Region By James Halliday

Discover the wineries of the Margaret River wine region of WA. Use our Margaret 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:
    33°57’S
  • Altitude:
    40 m
  • Heat degree days:
    1690
  • Growing season rainfall:
    200 mm
  • Mean January temp:
    20.4°C
  • Harvest:
    End February to mid-April
  • Chief viticultural hazard:
    Silvereye birds

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

Discover the Margaret River with James Halliday's Wine Atlas of Australia

Unlike the Great Southern region, Margaret River does have a nineteenth-century winemaking heritage, albeit on a small scale. The grandfather of the late Dr Kevin Cullen (founder of Cullen Wines) established a vineyard at Bunbury in 1890. Ephraim Clarke continued to grow and make wine until his death in 1921; the vineyard was ultimately swallowed up in Bunbury’s urban sprawl.

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