Perth Tourist Attractions
Perth Wineries Overview
Western Australia is blessed with over 150 wineries. The vast majority of them are located in one of the four main regions, namely the Swan Valley, Margaret River, Coastal, and Great Southern. If you would like to see a list of wineries in a specific region click on the region name. Coastal, Great Southern, Margaret River, Pemberton, Perth Hills and the Swan Valley
Prepare to surrender your tastebuds to a tantalising line-up of crisp, dry Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc, fruity Verdelho and Chenin Blanc, full-bodied Shiraz and rich, golden Chardonnay, and thats just the beginning... More good news - with a good quality bottle of wine at very affordable prices, you dont need to spend a fortune learning to love Western Australian wines. You dont have to spend much time, either, as the wine country starts just a 30-minute drive from Perth in the beautiful Swan Valley.
Western Australias wine tradition is almost as old as the Swan River Colony itself. As soon as settlers moved into the Swan Valley they began planting grapevines, and the earliest known vineyard was established at Guildford in 1829. The vineyard still operates today, and its stone cellar is one of Australias oldest. Rich alluvial soil, a warm climate and proximity to the ocean all contribute to the distinctive character of the wines produced in this area. Many of the wineries are family-run, some still operated by descendants of the areas original winemakers.
Another historic wine-growing region, the Perth Hills wine area is situated in the Darling Range just 30 kilometres (19 miles) east of the city. The steep slopes and valley of the hills area, its soils and climate, and elevation above seas level all contribute to the characteristic flavours and bouquets of the wines produced here. Head for Mundaring and Kalamunda to sample these wines at the cellar door.
Southward bound, its an easy 45-minute drive to the Peel region, a must-stop spot for wine-buffs en route to