Discover and explore the fine wine regions of Western Australia in this wine tasting and cooking series featuring wine writer Erin Larkin and Fervor Native Food Chef Paul Iskov
Swan Valley is WA's oldest wine region and is just a short half hours drive from Perth CBD. It's a veritable feast for the senses, with local heritage, family-run vineyards, historic pubs, antique strips, art galleries, down-to-earth charm and family fun – not to mention gourmet delights. Visit one of the 40 cellar doors in the region to sample the wine the Swan Valley has to offer.
Just 30 minutes from Perth CBD, Perth Hills features picturesque rolling hills and valleys alongside locally produced botique wine and great food. Discover over 20 cellar doors owned and operated by progressive winemakers in the region, including the award winning wines of Myattsfield.
Peel is an emerging wine region with over 200 hectares of wine grapes. The region, located south and south east of Perth, is centred around the rapidly growing regional centres of Mandurah and Rockingham and stretches as far north as Byford and as far south as Preston Beach on the coast and east to Wandering; and includes the towns of Pinjarra, Waroona, Dwellingup, Boddington and Bannister.
Approximately 1.5 hours from Perth, Geographe is one of Western Australia's most captivating and diverse wine regions. Home to more than 20 boutique, mostly family-owned wineries, the region is characterised by diverse micro climates as a result of elevated rolling hills, cool sheltered valleys and mild ocean breezes off Geographe Bay.
With over 50 vineyards, covering an area of more than 450 hectares, the picturesque Blackwood Valley Wine Region is located between the Margaret River and the Great Southern Wine Regions in the southwest of Western Australia. The first vineyards in the region were established in 1976 and the area is now home to a number of award-winning wine producers and grape growers who supply some of Australia’s finest restaurants.
Margaret River Part 1
Margaret River is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful wine regions in Australia, featuring a stunning coastline dotted with sandy beaches and surf breaks, lush forests, fascinating bejewelled caves, and a food and wine culture second to none. Originally home to dairy farmers and surfers, in under 50 years, the region has developed an international reputation for its top quality wines, in particular cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay and semillon/sauvignon blanc blends.
Margaret River Part 2
Explore the stunning Gracetown view in the Margaret River Region as Erin and Paul sample the local produce and wines from the region.
With its ancient, towering karri forests, rolling farmland and cool viticultural climate, this beautiful wine region is renowned for its widely planted Pinot Noir and increasingly recognised for its Sparkling wine styles as well as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Verdelho. Paired with the region’s fabulous fare and unique outdoor activities, a trip to the Southern Forests wine region is a unique gastronomic adventure.
The Great Southern is an immense wine region featuring more than 40 cellar doors are dotted throughout Albany, Denmark, Frankland River, Mt Barker and Porongorup. Climates range from strongly maritime influenced to moderately continental, and this, combined with an ever-changing topography, aids in the production of a wide variety of high quality grapes. The region however is especially renowned for riesling and shiraz.
Wines of Western Australia
This content was filmed and produced in partnership with Wines of Western Australia. For more information on the wine regions featured, visit winewa.asn.au.