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Great Southern Wine Region - Wineries, Vineyards, Wine, Winery Tour Maps, Cellar Doors - Albany, Denmark, Frankland River, Mount Barker, Porongurup, Walpole

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climate The Great Southern Wine Region is the largest wine region in Western Australian. It consists of a rectangle that extends 150 km from south to north and 100 km from west to east. It includes the major subregions of Albany, Denmark and Porongurup, Mt Barker and Franklin River, all of which have their own distinctive terroir. The landscape of the region is dominated huge stands of eucalypt hardwood forests - Jarrah Karri, Marri. The climate varies as you move inland from the coast. It ranges from strongly maritime-influenced areas along the coastal fringe to moderately continental areas inland. Elevation, slope, aspect and site features also vary widely. Albany's climate is temperate with an average temperature in summer of about 22.5 degrees C and in winter temperature of 18 degrees C. Most of the rain falls during Winter. Vineyard plantings began in the 1950s and 1960s. Trial plantings were made by the Department of Agriculture at Forest Hill in 1965. Vineyard plantings grew in the 70's and really developed in the 80's.Wignalls was one of the first wineries in the area, with plantings in 1982. Local towns in the area include the major townships of Albany, Denmark, Frankland River, Cranbrook, Mount Barker, Porongurup, Walpole, Broome Hill, Borden, Redmont, Mount Barker West.

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

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