the wine region
After several years we are so enthusiastic about the quality wines emanating from this wonderfully diverse region.
Sporting Wines has some very close relationships with vineyards located in south Western Australia. With a Southern Ocean coastline of some 250 km the region stretches northwards 200km encompassing some of the most rugged and beautiful scenery in all of Australia
Boasting several national parks including the Porongurup and Stirling Range National Parks this part of Australia has a climate similar to that of the Mediterranean. With dry summers and wet winters along with a mean temperature range from 16°C to 29°C this provides the ideal growing conditions for grapes and in turn producing some high quality local wines.
The Great Southern region covers a huge area of Western Australia and is increasingly being seen as the engine room that is driving the State's progress.
Whilst plantings were made earlier it was effectively the mid 1960s that the wine industry commenced in Mount Barker. The area extends 100 miles north to south and 60 miles east to west.
The sub regions are notable for producing some stunning grape varieties:
- Denmark - Pinot Noir and Chardonnay
- Frankland River - Shiraz
- Mount Barker - Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon
- Porongurups - Riesling, sauvignon Blanc
- Albany - Chardonnay, Pinot Noir