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Swan District Wine Region - Wineries, Vineyards, Wine, Winery Tour Maps, Cellar Doors - Sunset Coast, Gingin, Muchea, Bassendean, Guildford, Yanchep, Perth

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climate The Swan District Region is an extensive area north of Perth, much of it on the floodplain of the Swan River. It runs from Perth north west to the town of Wannamal and along the coast just south of Guilderton. Most of the wineries are found around the towns of Gingin and Yanchep. Other towns in the area include: Joondalup, Yanchep, Wanneroo, Scarborough Beach, Gingin, Bindoon, Muchea, Muchea, Chittering, Bullsbrook, Guildford, Bassendean, Inner Perth. There are many wineries and vineyards are in a narrow band along the Avon River just north of Midland (see Avon Valley) and the head of the Swan River around Guildford (see Swan Valley Region). The Swan District Region produces outstanding Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay and Verdelho and great Rose, just perfect for a hot summer`s day. The first vineyards at Olive Farm were planted as early as 1829 by Thomas Waters, and a year later he excavated the wine cellar that is still used at the winery. Today the Swan District is home to West Australia`s largest winery, Houghton Wines. The Swan District has a hot Mediterranean climate. Mean January temperatures are 24. degrees C (75.5 degrees F). Rainfall during the growing season is low at 167 mm (6.5 inches). There are 1791 total sunshine hours during the growing season, and heat degree days is 1832. The Gingin/Moondah Brook area is a little cooler, and sea breezes offer relief during summer. The region consists of a flat alluvial plain with the backdrop of the Darling Range and bisected by the Swan River and its many tributaries. The Moondah Brook and Gingin areas lie on gentle slopes in the north of the region.

The Swan District Wine Region includes five districts : Sunset Coast ; Gingin ; Muchea ; Bassendean ; Inner Perth
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