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      Geographe
      Latitude
      Altitude
      5-70m
      Growing Season Rainfall
      185-220mm
      Mean January Temperature
      22˚C
      Harvest
      Early February to mid March
      Wineries
      6
      Website
      Cracka Rating 0

      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 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.

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      2010 Harvey River Bridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

      2010 Harvey River Bridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

      Harvey Bridge winemaker Stuart Pierce earned his stripes making sweet white wines in France’s Sauternes region and tangy dry Rieslings in the Clare Valley. That’s why it’s a pleasant surprise to see him win the prestigious Jimmy Watson Trophy for ...

      Cracka rating90
      Region: Geographe
      NV Capel Vale Debut Sparkling Brut

      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 entertained with its effervescent character. A lively nose of citrus and stonefruit and gentle berry note...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Geographe
      2012 Aravina Estate Shiraz

      2012 Aravina Estate Shiraz

      Here we have an easy drinking, totally smashable shiraz out of the Margaret River that would be the bomb with some lamb burgers. Raspberries, cranberries, blackberries and pepper spices waft out of the the glass, then the more medium-bodied palate...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Geographe
      2012 Castelli Estate Empirica Tempranillo

      2012 Castelli Estate Empirica Tempranillo

      From the outset we wanted this wine was to highlight the bright berry fruit aromas and showcase the lovely savoury tannins of the variety. For this reason there is minimal influence of new oak flavour and tannin, the use of 2 & 3 yr old barriques ...

      Cracka rating0
      Region: Geographe
      2010 Harvey River Bridge Estate Unwooded Chardonnay

      2010 Harvey River Bridge Estate Unwooded Chardonnay

      I have a builder mate who is totally devoid of social skills. He talks about nothing other than what happens on his building site, but his company is tolerated by our circle of friends because his building experience is often comes in very handy. ...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Geographe
      2014 Harvey River Bridge Estate Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

      2014 Harvey River Bridge Estate Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

      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 Sauvignon Blanc does both, as this wine is the perfect casual summer white that is ideal for barbie...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Geographe
      2012 Harvey River Bridge Estate Shiraz

      2012 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) with the aim of identifying the wine. It sounds elitist, but it’s a great way to learn about wine....

      Cracka rating90
      Region: Geographe
      2011 Harvey River Bridge Estate Merlot

      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’ve tried lots of tricks like blindfolding them, serving lighter reds in teacups and even serving a gl...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Geographe
      2013 Harvey River Bridge Estate Sauvignon Blanc

      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 other wine in her hand she normally gives it one sniff and if it doesn’t have the pungent nose of Kiw...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Geographe