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Located just 2 hours south of Perth, the Geographe Wine Region, is fast earning a reputation as one of Western Australia's most exciting new wine regions.    Spanning from Harvey in the North to Busselton in the South and out to Donnybrook in the East, the region hugs the Geographe Bay with the cooling afternoon sea breezes being a hallmark of a long stable growing season.

Whilst one of Australia's most geographically diverse regions, a common theme resonates across the region of smaller vineyards and wineries owned and operated by the families you meet at the cellar doors, Wine Shows and Exhibitions.  The people behind the wine labels of Geographe are passionate and proud of their Region and what it produces and also where Geographe wines are placed in the Australian and world wine scene.

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The thriving town of Harvey, which is situated on the Harvey River, enjoys a unique Italian heritage. This cosmopolitan influence has resulted in a vibrant community...
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Just 15 minutes from the regional centre, Bunbury,  the Ferguson Valley region offers a  landscape of rolling hills, streams, pastures, vineyards and forests...
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Set in a backdrop of seasonal displays such as spectacular spring blossoms, splendid displays of wildflowers, lush native forests & extraordinary autumn...
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Located on the shores of Geographe Bay and ranging from the pristine beaches to the edge of the Darling Scarp it has a blend of rural countryside, rolling hills and wide open spaces...
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  • One week until entries close for the 2014 ANZ Geographe Wine Show - they close Friday 29th August.
    Get your entries in - especially all you WA wineries producing Alternative Varieties. This year we are very pleased to have Jane Faulkner, Winematters, and well known as Chief of Judges for Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show heading up our judging panel. She brings a wealth of judging experience to us here in the west.



    Geographe Wine Show
    www.geographewineshow.com
    The Geographe Wine Show offers Western Australian producers of alternative variety wines the opportunity to showcase their wines in two dedicated Alternative Variety classes.
  • Congratulations to 52 Stones


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    No Moss on these 52stonesFerguson Valley, Perth, WA, 15th August, 2014 – Local new kids on the block 52stones Winery have shocked judges and taken the wine world by storm and by surprise by taking out the Trophy for Best Chardonnay in Australia and New Zealand with their 2013 Premium Chardonnay at the Boutique Wine Awards in Sydney recently.52stones, a boutique winery located in Ferguson Valley in the Geographe wine region only launched in November 2013, so when they took out the coveted Max Lake Memorial Chardonnay Trophy at the prestigious Boutique Wine Awards 2 weeks ago in Sydney, everyone was scrambling for a taste! Seasoned wine writer for the Sydney Morning Herald, judge and educator Huon Hooke was completely dumbfounded but completely delighted. Judge Toni Paterson wrote in her notes “A strong class displaying the great diversity that exists within the chardonnay category. The best wines had depth, delicacy, and sensitively handled oak. The trophy wine was a clear standout – a delicious wine with pristine fruit, subtle lees influence, quality oak and a long gentle finish.” The panel of three judges scored this chardonnay 56.5 out of a possible 60 points.Having already won 2 gold medals for the 2013 Premium Chardonnay at the Queensland Royal Wine Show and The Cowra Wine Show this year, and a silver and 2 bronze medals for the 2012 Chardonnay ‘Mwah’, big things are definitely on the grape vine for this family run vineyard that we’re proud to call local. About 52stonesOwned by Darryn Rigg, a slightly eccentric and passionate wine lover known by the locals as ‘Rigga’.He is very much a hands on owner and producer and operates holistically. 52stones is in a beautiful hidden valley in the Ferguson Hills 300m above sea level. The vineyard is south facing and has a unique microclimate with cool celestial breezes cooling the property at night and deep loam soils making the vineyard a no watering site. The wines are made with a very hands off approach, allowing the fruit and seasonal variance to be defined in the final product. The wine maker is the multi award winning Peter Stanlake who is a true genius and is ever in the pursuit of the perfect drop. Go to www.52stones.com.au for information and to purchase or contact Mich on wine@52stones.com.au or 1800527866

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2014 Vintage Report for Geographe Wine Region

Weather Seasonal weather conditions have been very conducive to consistent yield and high quality.  In summary early winter was dry but by late July to early spring conditions were average to wet which set up good soil moisture conditions.  Spring conditions were also good with cool wet conditions ending in mid October.  Mean minimum and… read more

2013 Geographe Wine Show Results

  140 guests gathered for a Gala Dinner on the 3rd October 2013 at the Lord Forrest in Bunbury to celebrate the diversity and quality of wine being produced in the Geographe Wine Region. The 2012 Geographe Wine Show had over 130 entries..   This was the third year that the Alternative Red and White… read more

Geographe Wineries Develop Quality Tourism Experiences to Rival any other Region

Geographe Wineries Develop Quality Tourism Experiences to Rival any other Region

On 26 July 2013, the Minister Assisting for Tourism, Senator the Hon Don Farrell, announced that 89 successful applicants disbursed nationally, would be offered $8.5 million under the 2013 round of T-QUAL Grants, including two Geographe regional wine producers: St Aidan Wines in Ferguson and Barton Jones Wines in Donnybrook Western Australia. The Geographe wine… read more

Meet the people behind Willow Bridge Estate

Meet Jeff Dewar owner of Willow Bridge Estate.  Willow Bridge Estate has rapidly earned a reputation as one of Australia’s most next generation of wineries, with international accolades, and a very down to earth approach to making outstanding wines.

Meet the Winemaker at Vineyard 28 – Geographe, Western Australia

Meet Mark Cumbers, vigneron, winemaker and owner of Vineyard 28, located in North west Harvey within the Geographe Wine Region. Mark describes his approach to winemaking with Italian varietals along with some of the unique attributes of the Geographe Region.

Meet the Winemaker at Vineyard 28 – Geographe, Western Australia

Meet Mark Cumbers, vigneron, winemaker and owner of Vineyard 28, located in North west Harvey within the Geographe Wine Region. Mark describes his approach to winemaking with Italian varietals along with some of the unique attributes of the Geographe Region.

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The geographe Wine Industry association is proudly sponsored by:

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AHA Viticulture
Boyanup Cellars
Machinery West – Donnybrook
RSM Bird Cameron
WFI
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Dardanup General Store
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