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Frankland River Wine Sub-Region - Wineries, Vineyards, Wine, Winery Tour Maps, Cellar Doors - Frankland, Rocky Gully, Kojonup - Great Southern Wine Region

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climate The Mount Barker Wine Region lies North of Albany and West of Porongurup in the Great Southern Wine Region and includes the area surrounding Mount Barker. The region lies at the heart of the Great Southern Region, about 350 km from Perth and 50km inland from the coast. The altitude of most of the vineyards is about 300 m above sea level. The climate is Mediterranean with lower levels of humidity and more sunshine than the coast. The climate of the region is very similar to that of the Medoc region of Bordeaux in France with very similar effective day degrees. In summer regular sea breezes from the Southern Ocean keep temperature down. Evening temperatures, even in summer can be below 10 degrees C. Mid-Winter temperatures generally range from 2 to 12 degrees and most rainfall occurs during winter. The cool climate is most suitable for medium bodied Cabernet Sauvignon and early ripening Shiraz. The Mount Barker Region also has a reputation as one of the best Riesling producing areas in Western Australia and the Chardonnay wines vary from lean to moderately flavoured styles. Most wineries and vineyards are established on gravelly loam soils called 'marri' , which have low fertility abut are well drained. Some of the wineries in the Cranbrook area include: Cape Estate, Deep Water Estate, Fox River Wines, Jeeleunup Gully Wines, Karrelea Estate, Landsdale Vineyard, Omrah Vineyards, Plantagenet, Poachers Ridge Vineyard, Towerhill Wines, Williams Rest.

The Great Southern Wine Region includes eleven districts : Albany ; Denmark ; Frankland River ; Cranbrook ; Mount Barker ; Porongurup ; Walpole ; Broomehill ; Borden ; Redmont ; Mount Barker West

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