Western Australia, the largest state spans the western third of the Australian continent, with Perth being the most isolated capital city in the world (excluding Honolulu). For most Australians WA has always been associated with the mining boom and the natural resources of iron ore and other minerals that has helped this country prosper.
There is a cracking region only 30mins away from the centre of Perth, though most wine regions are more than a decent drive away in the southwest corner of the state,.
The wine industry in Western Australia only contributes around 5% of the country’s total output but in terms of quality wine its is up near the top percentile. On our visits, the winery cellar doors have generally been large spectacular setups with many top restaurants calling a WA cellar door home. If you have ever wanted an overall encompassing wine experience then this is the state for you. Expect to find many of the big players over in the west with wines such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Shiraz.
Be adventurous and head south and explore the wine regions as the wines, the cellar doors, the country side and the beaches are spectacular!