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Wine & Viticulture

Viticulture production in the South West had an estimated value of $58.3 million in 2012, with 47,603 tonnes of grapes crushed.

The Margaret River wine region is well-known for its premium varieties, producing 75 per cent of the region's wine. However, wine is also produced in the Geographe (14 per cent), Pemberton (5 per cent) and Blackwood Valley (4 per cent) areas.

The region's vineyards produce both red and white variety of wines.

Wine tourism is popular in the South West, with many people taking up the opportunity to enjoy a glass of Semillon or Shiraz in the picturesque region that produced it.

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Food and wine in Australia's South West
West Australian wine regions

 

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Around 26% of Australia’s premium wines are carefully crafted in the wineries of the South West.

Around 26% of Australia’s premium wines are carefully crafted in the wineries of the South West, yet the region produces just 5% of the total volume of Australian wine.