The Great Southern wine region lies along the Southern Ocean on Western Australia’s south coast. The pristine ocean and rugged coastline are only part of a spectacular natural environment that includes the ancient Stirling and Porongurup Ranges, magnificent forest, visiting whales and a multitude of wildflowers in season. Stretching 150 km (93 miles) north to south from Western Australia’s south coast and 100 km (62 miles) east to west, the largest wine-growing region in mainland Australia takes in five nominated sub-regions; Albany, Denmark, Frankland River, Mount Barker and Porongurup, all producing distinctive fine wines that benefit from cool climate viticulture in a clean, green environment.
The Great Southern wine region of Western Australia is synonymous with producing some of Australia's most outstanding produce, whether that be through its farms that produce the many fruits, vegetables, and meat that we find on our plates every day, or through the region's many renowned wine producers. The region accompanies the southern coastline from Walpole, along the coast past Denmark wineries and Albany wineries, to Bremer Bay in the East, then running north to Newdegate, and west to above Katanning. Although the region covers an area of nearly 40,000 square kilometres, the population is quite small - just 54,000 people call Great Southern home.
distinctive fine wines
Established in the 1960s as a contemporary winemaking region comprised of distinguished Denmark Wineries, Mt Barker Wineries, Albany Wineries and more, the Great Southern Wine Region is home to some of Western Australia's finest award-winning wine manufacturers. Geographically the Great Southern Wine region is the largest wine region in Australia producing internationally renowned wines thanks to its clean ocean air, cool climate and unique soils, resulting in unique and distinctive fine wines.
explore the region
A visit to our beautiful region will have your itinerary full - our towns have locally gained a reputation when it comes to hosting festivals and exhibitions such as the Albany Food & Wine Festival and the CinefestOz Albany Film Festival. You’ll find many tourist attractions and sandy white beaches including:
The National Anzac Centre, Albany Wind Farm, Torndirrup National Park, Greens Pool, Ellen Cove, West Cape Howe National Park, and many more.