The Great Southern wine region is the largest in Australia by land mass, measuring 150km from N to S and 100km from E to W.
The region boasts an amazing, diverse topography, featuring lush forest reserves, idyllic pastures, picturesque agriculture lands, pristine beaches and majestic cliffs standing tall against the fearsome Southern Ocean.
There are over 70 wine producers, from small family-run businesses to world-class estates producing award-winning cool climate table wines.
The region's potential was identified in 1955, a full decade before Margaret River. Now, more than 60 years on and 40 years since its first commercial bottling, Great Southern is finally stepping into global limelight.
Coolest Wine Region in
35 degrees South
50 - 300 metres altitude
18-19 degrees Celsius
Increases towards inland
280-350 mm rainfall
Growing season Oct Apr
Increases towards the South
March to early May
Soil either lateritic gravelly and sandy loams, or sandy loams derived from granite bedrock
Great Southern Experiences
One of the world's most extraordinarily diverse ecosystem. Porongurup National Park holds more than 100 species of birds and 750 varieties of plants.
Spectacular coastlines, rock pools, majestic cliffs and beautiful beaches await exploration. Greens Pool, The Gap, and Ocean Beach stand out along the 200km coastline.
Home to a population of 6,500 people, Denmark is the charming, unforgettable getaway from a monotonous urban city life. Visit Mrs Jones Cafe to experience the quintessential Great Southern hospitality.
41,000 men and women of the Australia and New Zealand Corps departed from Albany for the First World War. The ANZAC Heritage Centre honors their heroic sacrifices.