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The South-West of Western Australia

A brief history of Western Australian Wine:

Australia's largest state extends across the western third of the continent, although the winemaking regions are almost entirely situated in the cooler climate south-western tip of the state.

Western Australia produces less than 5% of the country's wine output, however in quality terms it is very much near the top.

The Great Southern Wine Region in Western Australia's South West is Australia's largest wine region a rectangle 200 kilometres from east to west and over 100 kilometers from north to south. It has five nominated subregions for wine, the Porongurups, Mount Barker, Albany, Denmark and Frankland River.

The vineyards spread throughout the area known for production of high quality vines have significant variations of terroir and climate dictated in part by the distance however the region is the coolest of Western Australia’s viticultural areas; with a similar maritime influenced Mediterranean climate to Margaret River although with slightly less rainfall. This diverse region is known for Riesling, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, and Malbec.


The international definition and recognition of this area as a distinct and unique wine growing area goes back to 1859, when original settler George Egerton-Warburton planted vines on his St Werburgh's property near Mount Barker and bottled his first vintage two years later.

However, the first real commercial foundations were laid in the late 1930's by horticulturalist Bill Jamieson. His extensive knowledge of the area's soils and climate was augmented by the research of Californian Professor Harold Olmo in 1955 during a government-sponsored trip to Western Australia.

Olmo spent eight months in Western Australia at the invitation of the Western Australian Vine Fruits Research Trust, whilst on leave from his post as Professor of Viticulture at the University of California.

When he published his report in 1956, one of the recommendations put forward was that Mount Barker and the Frankland area of Western Australia showed great promise for making table wines in the light traditional European style.

This was further backed up by Agricultural and viticultural scientist Dr John Gladstones in 1963, and endorsed by the Western Australian Grape Industry Committee (1964). A year later, Jamieson and Houghton's celebrated winemaker Jack Mann, went to Mount Barker and the first experimental cuttings were planted in 1965 at Forest Hill.

The Denmark Wine Region:

Denmark the coastal neighbor of Albany is one of the five subregions of Great Southern.

Denmark, within the Great Southern Region, is a wine region of importance with over twenty first class wineries producing award winning wines of distinction and diversity.

Denmark Wineries:
Wineries, Vineyards & Estates
of Denmark, WA
Regional Information

For more information about the Denmark Region, including the City of Albany and Surrounds, Walpole and the Walpole Wilderness area, or the southern forests, we recommend two other outstanding online resources:
a local's tourist guide to Denmark

covering Albany, Denmark & Walpole along the South Coast of Western Australia

Denmark, WA


Denmark Spas & Retreats

The Valley of the Giants

Maps of the Denmark Region including:

Denmark & The
Wilson Inlet Map

William Bay
National Park Map

Activities on the Coast

Whale Watching

Scenic Flight Tours


Visitor Comment:

"Aaaah Denmark, how do I love thee, let me count the ways, the ocean, the rocks, the velvety white sand, the tall trees the myriad stars, the silent dark river with it's reflection of moonlight, the little blue wrens, the light in the people, the hills, the miles and miles of empty coastline!... I am overwhelmed... ..."

~ KB upon visiting Denmark during the Denmark Markets, Jan 2010
Welcome to the Denmark Region Wine Guide - World Class Cool Climate Wines from the Denmark Wineries of Western Australia
Western Australia's Premier Cool Climate Wine Growing Region

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