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      Great Southern
      Latitude
      Altitude
      75 m
      Growing Season Rainfall
      303 mm
      Mean January Temperature
      19˚ C
      Harvest
      Mid-March to end April
      Wineries
      29
      Website
      Cracka Rating 0

      About Great Southern

      Great Southern is a vast wine region, stretching for 150km in from the coast at the southern tip of Western Australia. The landscape is scattered with regal stands of jarrah, karri and marri trees against the magnificent granite peaks of the Porongurup range. Great Southern incorporates five official sub-regions: Albany, Denmark, Frankland River, Mount Barker and Porongurup. As a whole, they produce a wide variety of wine styles. The region has earned an excellent reputation for premium riesling, chardonnay, shiraz and cabernet sauvignon. Delicate riesling with great longevity from Frankland River, Mount Barker and Porongurup is very highly regarded. Chardonnay is successful throughout, particularly in Albany and Denmark. Spicy shiraz, classic cabernet sauvignon and merlot are recognised for their fruit intensity and structure. Good examples of pinot noir from cooler sites and sauvignon blanc are also found. Situated almost 400km south of Perth, Great Southern is a large and important wine region. After early trials in the 1950s, viticulture took off in the 70s and 80s to reach over 3,200 ha under vine. The region now accounts for almost 40% of Western Australia’s total wine production. Each sub-region lays claim to a distinctive natural terroir that is reflected in the wine. On the coast, Denmark and Albany benefit from a cool maritime climate strongly influenced by the Southern Ocean. It becomes warmer and continental further inland towards Frankland River, Mount Barker and Porongurup in the north. As a whole, the district has relatively low rainfall. Soils vary through well drained gravelly and sandy loams formed from granite and gneissic rock to fertile red karri loams. The city of Albany was the first proclaimed European settlement in Western Australia. It has a long history as a whaling station port. The Old Gaol that is now a museum was built in 1851 as a centre for hiring convict labour. Raised 38m from the ground, the tree top walk in the Valley of the Giants is a popular tourist walkway above the canopy of the tingle tree forest.

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      2014 Mr Tipple Great Southern Riesling

      2014 Mr Tipple Great Southern Riesling

      Some say that he once made a trophy-winning wine using just a few bunches he bought from the supermarket, and that he crushes grapes just using his mind. All we know is that he is called Mr Tipple! Mr Tipple is our tame, Clare Valley based...

      Cracka rating90
      Region: Great Southern
      2014 Miles from Nowhere Cowaramup  Cabernet Sauvignon

      2014 Miles from Nowhere Cowaramup Cabernet Sauvignon

      Cowaramup - what a great name for a town. The locals of Cowaramup love playing up on this too, with plastic cows all over the place. Not only is it a cool little village, this is also a great place to grow grapes, with this Cabernet coming from Fr...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Great Southern
      2015 Kerrigan and Berry Great Southern Riesling

      2015 Kerrigan and Berry Great Southern Riesling

      This Riesling is made from the historic Langton vineyard in Mt Barker in WA's Great Southern. TASTING NOTES: The 2015 KERRIGAN + BERRY is a pale straw colour with lively, steely green tinges. The nose is a perfumed blend of limes, lemons and mo...

      Cracka rating0
      Region: Great Southern
      2013 Forest HIll Vineyards Block 1 Riesling

      2013 Forest HIll Vineyards Block 1 Riesling

      This racy rizza from a single block in Mount barker is a high-wire act that is yet to reach its full potential. Dry in style, it's a tightly-coiled number that shows heightened floral and citrus smells on the nose, along with hints of beeswax and ...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Great Southern
      2015 Harewood Estate Porongurup Riesling

      2015 Harewood Estate Porongurup Riesling

      The grapes for this wine were sourced from one of the original plantings of Riesling in the Porongurup ranges of Western Australia’s Great Southern wine region. Only the finest, more pristine, “free-run” juice was used in the production of this...

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      Region: Great Southern
      2014 Plantagenet Great Southern Chardonnay

      2014 Plantagenet Great Southern Chardonnay

      If there's one tricky thing about making wine in WA's Great Southern, it is how bloody far away from everywhere it is. Even Perth is a long, long drive, so it seems that we don't get to see wines and winemakers anywhere near enough. All the mo...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Great Southern
      2015 Plantagenet Great Southern Riesling

      2015 Plantagenet Great Southern Riesling

      Plantagenet are renowned specialists with riesling and this release is really humming. It’s full of grapefruit expression with some underlying minerals before a juicy palate that’s full of vital citrus and refreshing acids. It works wonderfully as...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Great Southern
      2013 Howard Park Scotsdale Shiraz

      2013 Howard Park Scotsdale Shiraz

      Proving why the region is called Great southern, there’s greatness in every sip of this regional Shiraz from WA powerhouse Howard Park. This is a single vineyard wine of great distinction that goes to show that sometimes the west is the best. It m...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Great Southern
      2013 Forest Hill Estate The Broker Shiraz

      2013 Forest Hill Estate The Broker Shiraz

      This carefully crafted Shiraz reflects a region of outstanding potential for this great Rhone variety. A medium bodied fleshy style, the wine displays white pepper and subtle spice on the palate enhanced by delicate toasty vanilla and perfumed Bur...

      Cracka rating0
      Region: Great Southern
      2015 West Cape Howe Old School Chardonnay

      2015 West Cape Howe Old School Chardonnay

      Colour: Light straw Aroma: Very attractive nose with gorgeous stone fruit aromas and attractive perfumed notes Palate: Good depth of clean peachy fruit characters and ripe nectarine flavours, complexed by a delicate toastiness and cashew nut...

      Cracka rating0
      Region: Great Southern
      2013 Harewood Estate Great Southern Shiraz

      2013 Harewood Estate Great Southern Shiraz

      Hailing from W.A, this plush, juicy little number will be just the thing for your Sunday roast lunch. Sweetly-fruited aromas of dark berries and plums rise from the galss, along with whiffs of cracked pepper, anise and chocolate. The palate is qui...

      Cracka rating70
      Region: Great Southern
      2015 West Cape Howe Cape to Cape Shiraz

      2015 West Cape Howe Cape to Cape Shiraz

      Only West Cape Howe have the know Howe to create wines of real distinction from the Great Southern region in W.A and Margaret River. Here we have a blend of Great Southern (55%) and Margaret River (45%), the cool climate expressed by lifted aromat...

      Cracka rating90
      Region: Great Southern
      2011 Howard Park Scotsdale Cabernet Sauvignon

      2011 Howard Park Scotsdale Cabernet Sauvignon

      2011 was an excellent vintage from the premium, southern grape growing regions of Western Australia. A warm and dry spring followed by a summer punctuated with perfectly timed rain events was otherwise low in humidity. The autumn harvest period ...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Great Southern
      2014 Frankland Estate Rocky Gully Riesling

      2014 Frankland Estate Rocky Gully Riesling

      Scents of green apples, lemons, limes and a sprinkle of dried herbs decorate the nose, whilst the palate is lip-smacking and very lime-like, with zippy, flinty acidity, a subtle talcy texture, and a vibrant, tidy, citrusy finish. Great value stuff...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Great Southern
      2012 Howard Park Leston Shiraz

      2012 Howard Park Leston Shiraz

      Margaret River can offer some of the most scintillating examples of Shiraz, as far as quality goes, the multi-award winning Howard Park can do no wrong in our eyes. This is named after winemaker Jeff Burch’s father and what a great tribute it is. ...

      Cracka rating90
      Region: Great Southern
      2012 Forest Hill Vineyard Estate Shiraz

      2012 Forest Hill Vineyard Estate Shiraz

      At the price, this is a knockout shiraz out of the vastly underrated Great Southern region of W.A. Medium-bodied in style, it shows scents of raspberries and blackberries on the nose, with a twist of white pepper, ground coffee and dark chocolate....

      Cracka rating100
      Region: Great Southern
      2013 Frankland Estate Rocky Gully Cabernets

      2013 Frankland Estate Rocky Gully Cabernets

      This is a great, easy drinking, medium-bodied red that will exceed your expectations at the price, especially of you have a glass with a juicy steak sandwich! Aromas of raspberries and red currants flood the nose and palate, along with subtle lick...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Great Southern
      2015 West Cape Howe Cape to Cape Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

      2015 West Cape Howe Cape to Cape Semillon Sauvignon Blanc

      God knows Howe they do it! Excuse the bad pun but West Cape Howe in the Great Southern region of W.A. continue to turn out quality wines that seriously over deliver. That’s why wine royalty James Halliday awarded this winery his maximum of five st...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: Great Southern