Wineries in Swan Valley
WA's wonderful Meditteranean type climate and its soil composition are two important factors that led to the establishment and proliferation of numerous vineyards and award-winning wineries all over the state.
Wineries can be found as far north as the Chapman Valley which is on WA's Coral Coast, to Albany in WA's South West. A very wide variety of wine is made in WA such as Chardonnay, Merlot, Shiraz, Verdelho, Cabernet, Rose, Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Burgundy, Pinot Noir, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Viognier and fortified wines such as ports and liquers. Each has its own special characteristics and every winemaker will also strive to imprint his winery's individuality onto each wine thus rendering every single blend truly unique. You'll also find that the same type of wine will vary from harvest to harvest as factors such as the weather will change from year to year. WA's grapegrowers and winemakers have a deep passion and strong commmitment to their craft and take great pride in their work. This can be seen in the international recognition and prizes that WA's wines have won at many major events.LOCAL TIP: Many wineries offer tours and tastings that are very informative and of course, most enjoyable. Kanpei! Salute!