Geographe Wine Region

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Geographe
Latitude 33˚18'S
Altitude 5-70m
Growing Season Rainfall 185-220mm
Mean January Temperature 22˚C
Harvest Early February to mid March
Wineries 23
Website www.geographebay.com
Principle Grape Varieties Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay

About Geographe

The stunning Geographe wine region stretches along the West Australian coast, 120km south of Perth. It is a small region, extending inland from the crescent shaped Geographe Bay to meet the Darling Range. The region is well known for producing pre...

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The stunning Geographe wine region stretches along the West Australian coast, 120km south of Perth. It is a small region, extending inland from the crescent shaped Geographe Bay to meet the Darling Range. The region is well known for producing premium wine styles. Shiraz is widely planted and shows distinctive minty notes, while cabernet sauvignon is elegant with fine, powdery tannins. Cabernet merlot blends are also found. Whites include chardonnay that comes in a range of style, as well as tangy semillon and sauvignon blanc.

The Geographe region can be divided into four main grape growing districts: Harvey, Ferguson Valley, Donnybrook and Capel. Between them, there is a total of over 1,200 ha under vine. The terroir of each district varies with soil profile and exposure to the coast. The western flank of the region is known as tuart country after deep, sandy soil and underlying limestone that stretch along the coast. It is also home to towering tuart forests and karri eucalyptus trees. Further inland, the terrain tends towards richer soils, gravelly and sandy loams. Some alluvial deposits also lie on the banks of the Harvey, Capel, Collie, Ferguson and Brunswick rivers. The region benefits from a warm, Mediterranean climate with a strong maritime influence. A cool breeze from the Indian Ocean rolls in over Geographe Bay in the afternoons.

The Geographe region incorporates the townships of Bunbury in the centre and Busselton to the south. It is named after Le Geographe, the ship of French explorer Nicholas Baudin. Baudin set out from Le Havre in 1800 to chart Australia’s southern coast. It was to be his last great expedition.

Geographe bay is a shallow body of water, sheltered by Cape Naturaliste. The 2km long Busselton Jetty is the longest jetty in the southern hemisphere.

Vintage Ratings

2000
8
GREAT
9
EXCELLENT
2001
6
GOOD
9
EXCELLENT
2002
7
VERY GOOD
9
EXCELLENT
2003
8
GREAT
8
GREAT
2004
9
EXCELLENT
9
EXCELLENT
2005
7
VERY GOOD
8
GREAT
2006
6
GOOD
8
GREAT
2007
8
GREAT
9
EXCELLENT
2008
8
GREAT
7
VERY GOOD
2009
8
GREAT
8
GREAT
2010
9
EXCELLENT
8
GREAT
2011
9
EXCELLENT
8
GREAT
2012
N/A
No Data
N/A
No Data
2013
N/A
No Data
N/A
No Data
2014
N/A
No Data
N/A
No Data

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2008 Mandalay Estate Mandalay Road Geographe Shiraz

Geographe is better known as part of the WA fruit bowl - ground zero for cherries, plums in particular. Fittingly this is a lovely mouthful of blue...

Winery: Mandalay Estate | Region: Geographe| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2011 Capel Vale Debut Verdelho

This wine shows aromas of tropical fruits such as mango, apricot and guava and the palate has intense lemon and lime flavours to balance the rich a...

Winery: Capel Vale | Region: Geographe| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
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2010 Capel Vale Debut Shiraz

If ever there was a wine to make an impressive debut, it’s this varietal Shiraz from WA that is designed to be drunk young. This gold-medal winning...

Winery: Capel Vale | Region: Geographe| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2006 Fuddling Cup Cabernet Sauvignon

This wine has a load of medals from around the world and even the odd trophy under its belt which is all very well deserved. It is a subtle fruit f...

Winery: Fuddling Cup | Region: Geographe| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
RRP: $24.00 | OUR PRICE : $14.99 (37% OFF)
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2012 Capel Vale Pemberton Sauvignon Blanc

What could be more regional for WA than a Sauvignon Blanc? The regional collection from Capel Vale ticks all the boxes when it comes to crafting wi...

Winery: Capel Vale | Region: Geographe| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2012 Capel Vale Debut Merlot

Poor poor Merlot, still shaking off its tarnished image thanks to the movie Sideways. It was said that Merlot sales suffered in the U.S. after the ...

Winery: Capel Vale | Region: Geographe| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
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NV Capel Vale Debut Sparkling Brut

Here’s a cracking sparkling that should make a debut at your next soiree, it’s a bubbly that won’t break the budget and will keep the crowds enter...

Winery: Capel Vale | Region: Geographe| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2010 Harvey River Bridge Estate Shiraz

My (serious) friends regularly play wine options games, where a quizmaster (who knows the wine) asks a series of questions to the others (who don’t...

Winery: Harvey River Bridge Estate | Region: Geographe| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
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2011 Capel Vale Debut Pinot Noir

What a debut from Capel Vale, these wines have been designed to be drunk while young and show a varietal freshness about them. We love an early dri...

Winery: Capel Vale | Region: Geographe| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2013 Harvey River Bridge Estate Sauvignon Blanc

My friend Katarina only drinks one wine – New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. I’m always trying to broaden her palate, but whenever I put a glass of any o...

Winery: Harvey River Bridge Estate | Region: Geographe| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2011 Harvey River Bridge Estate Merlot

Everyone knows someone who drinks white wines only. Sadly, I know a few, but it doesn’t stop me from trying to lure them over to the dark side. I’v...

Winery: Harvey River Bridge Estate | Region: Geographe| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2011 Capel Vale Whispering Hill Shiraz

This single vineyard wine from Western Australia is something to shout about rather than whisper. It's a concentrated number with vivid red and bla...

Winery: Capel Vale | Region: Geographe| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2010 Harvey River Bridge Estate Unwooded Chardonnay

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Winery: Harvey River Bridge Estate | Region: Geographe| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2010 Harvey River Bridge Estate Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

There are some wines that effortlessly suit an occasion and other wines that can perfectly sum up a season. The Harvey River Bridge Estate Semillon...

Winery: Harvey River Bridge Estate | Region: Geographe| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2008 Mandalay Estate Mandalay Road Geographe Zinfandel

Luscious. That's the best way to describe this Zinfandel, a massive berry pie of a wine draped in so much luxurious fruit that you could almost swi...

Winery: Mandalay Estate | Region: Geographe| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2012 Capel Vale Debut Verdelho

The quality of Verdelho is getting better and better and we’d love to serve this to anyone who leans towards Sauvignon Blanc as there’s so much to ...

Winery: Capel Vale | Region: Geographe| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
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2012 Capel Vale Debut Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

It’s the signature white blend of WA and the good people at Capel Vale have created a fresh, scintillating white that would enhance your next seafo...

Winery: Capel Vale | Region: Geographe| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
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2011 Capel Vale The Scholar Cabernet Sauvignon

The Sheldrake duck on the label is as famous as the Capel Vale name, and this cab sav offering is their flagship wine. From an excellent year, it s...

Winery: Capel Vale | Region: Geographe| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
RRP: $69.99 | OUR PRICE : $56.99
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2012 Capel Vale Debut Chardonnay

Making their Debut on the Cracka roll of honour are these wines from Capel Vale in the south west of WA. There’s a fair few of you out there who pr...

Winery: Capel Vale | Region: Geographe| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
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2012 Capel Vale Pemberton Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

For thirty years, Capel Vale has been refining their style. Their regional wines are styled around expressing the true varietal nature of the grape...

Winery: Capel Vale | Region: Geographe| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
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