Wester Australia's Great Southern wine region is a very large region even by Australian standards, covering an area 150 kilometres from north to south and 100 kilometres from east to west.
The climate of the wine-producing area ranges from maritime to Mediterranean and produces outstanding cool climate, varietal styles of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with excellent Pinot Noir in selected areas.
Riesling, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc are the main white varieties produced. The sub-regions of Frankland River, Mount Barker and the Porongurup produce exceptional Rieslings.
Excellent Chardonnay is produced across the region. Sauvignon Blanc is produced in the Great Southern’s unique style which is more full-bodied than that produced in cooler growing areas.