In 1999 a new and exciting wine region was named Geographe after the tall ship ‘Le Geographe’ which was the original vessel captained by French explorer Nicolas Baudin when he discovered the bay in 1801 with his colleague Jacques Hamelin.
This diverse region with Geographe Bay along it’s coastal strip covers the area from Harvey and Preston Beach in the north to Busselton in the south and inland to the rolling hills of the Darling Range. With over 1,200 hectares of established vines dating back to the 1970’s the area is a significant producer of grapes for the wine industry in Western Australia.
The consistent climate and good winter rainfall make the Geographe region extremely well suited to many different varieties of grapes and it is becoming increasingly well known for its outstanding success with wines made from semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz grapes.
Geographe produces generous fruit driven wines with a good degree of elegance. Seek out intimate cellar door venues run by generous owner operators and find out firsthand about the hand crafted wines you are sampling. Taste the difference of wines carefully made to capture the essence of the place in which the grapes were grown. the wines from Geographe are authentic reflections of the soil, and the Mediterranean
climate. Warm days and cool nights – perfect for capturing concentrated flavours in the wines.
Geographe has four distinct wine-producing districts, Harvey, Ferguson Valley, Donnybrook and Capel. These embody a range of soil types but it is the influence of the cooling afternoon sea breezes off the Geographe Bay that drives the wine style that is distinctively Geographe.
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