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Discover the wineries of the Perth Hills wine region of WA. Use our Perth Hills 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.
Discover the wine and wineries of the Perth Hills wine region of Western Australia
Discover Perth Hills with James Halliday's Wine Atlas of Australia
Viticulture has been practised intermittently in the picturesque Perth Hills for over a century, but on a generally tiny scale. The first known winery was built in the 1880s, and continued production until it was burnt down in 1945. Thus while Despeissis was able to report in 1902 that grapes grown in the Mundaringa-Chidlow subregion ripened two to three weeks later than in the Swan Valley, the longest-established of the present-day wineries (Hainault) dates back to only 1980, and until the latter part of the 1990s none of the wineries crushed more than 50 tonnes a year. That has changed with the arrival of first Millbrook Winery and even more emphatically with the opening of Western Range Wines.
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