Less than two hours drive down the Forrest Highway south of Perth is the gateway to the Geographe Wine Region of Western Australia and it is making a name for itself as a premium wine region with a difference.
The Geographe region was formally established as a wine region in 1999. It takes in the shires of Harvey, Collie, Dardanup, Donnybrook-Balingup, Bunbury, Capel and northern Busselton.
The region has become noted for wines produced with full fruit flavours rivalling some of the more established wine regions, including Margaret River.
There are now some 40 wineries producing under their own labels and many offer cellar door and food facilities.
There are only five large wineries within the region, the majority of wineries are small and family owned typical of the European wine regions.
The region gets its name from the French explorer ship Le Geographe which was captained by the explorer, cartographer, surveyor and naturalist Nicolas Baudin in the early 1800’s. He helped to chart parts of the Australian coast, including Geographe Bay, amongst other discoveries in the Indian and Pacific regions.
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