Geographe

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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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2012 Capel Vale Pemberton Sauvignon Blanc

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 wines that show the true potential of site and fruit selection. This wine is all about Pemberton purit...

Cracka rating80
Region: Geographe
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
2013 Capel Vale Debut Merlot

2013 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 movie’s central character Miles openly berated the grape. Thankfully here we are a little more forgi...

Cracka rating80
Region: Geographe
2012 Capel Vale Debut Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

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 seafood feast. We loved the nose on this wine with its nose of cut grass, grapefruit and gooseberries. It...

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
2010 Harvey River Bridge Estate Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

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

Cracka rating80
Region: Geographe
2012 Capel Vale Debut Verdelho

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 like about this variety. It has a rich vein of tropical fruit that makes it ideal with Asian curries...

Cracka rating70
Region: Geographe
2011 Capel Vale Debut Cabernet Merlot

2011 Capel Vale Debut Cabernet Merlot

If there’s one place that can get the blend of Cabernet and Merlot right, it’s the cooler parts of W.A and here Capel Vale prove that given the right fruit and the right climate they can make wines that taste sublime. Ready to drink now, this Cabe...

Cracka rating70
Region: Geographe
2008 Mandalay Estate Mandalay Road Geographe Zinfandel

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 swim in it (might be a boozy swim though). Pick this wine if you like your reds full but generous, s...

Cracka rating80
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
2012 Capel Vale Pemberton Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

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 grapes and nurturing of the site selected. These fine wines show character and elegance and this Savvy bl...

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
2012 Capel Vale Debut Chardonnay

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 prefer wine without wood so here’s one that’s all about the fruit. Chardonnay from this part of the wo...

Cracka rating90
Region: Geographe
2011 Capel Vale Debut Verdelho

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 aromas. This wine has a full rounded and balanced mouth feel complemented by a sweet fruit character,...

Cracka rating70
Region: Geographe
2008 Mandalay Estate Mandalay Road Geographe Shiraz

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 and black fruit flavours (maybe even a little plum in there too) making for a wine that is generous...

Cracka rating80
Region: Geographe
2010 Harvey River Bridge Estate Shiraz

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

Cracka rating90
Region: Geographe
2006 Fuddling Cup Cabernet Sauvignon

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 forward style with elegant blackcurrant finishing long and fresh. Super value.

Cracka rating90
Region: Geographe
Mandalay Zin/Shiraz Dozen Case

Mandalay Zin/Shiraz Dozen Case

Zinfandel and Shiraz? Now here is a mixed dozen with a difference comprising 12 wines from the relatively unknown (but promising) Geographe region in WA. What makes these two interesting was just how chunky and fruit driven this pair is, like two ...

Cracka rating80
Region: Geographe
2012 Capel Vale Debut Pinot Noir

2012 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 drinking Pinot that’s light in body but heavy in flavour and that’s exactly what you get here. It’s loa...

Cracka rating80
Region: Geographe