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Geographe is a compact region unified by its warm to hot and mostly maritime climate. In this region, what might in other more continental areas be considered excessively warm temperatures are modified by the prevailing south-west sea breezes coming off the Indian Ocean. Summers are dry but rainfall is generous during winter and relative humidity is quite high. The Harvey River meanders through the northern boundary on its way to the coast. Bunbury, 140 kilometres (87 miles) south of Perth is the region's commercial centre with Busselton at its south-western corner. The region is watered by several rivers, chiefly the Capel, Ferguson, Collie and Brunswick rivers which, during their descent from the Darling Ranges in the east over millions of years, have created fertile valleys on their way to the coast. While there are as yet no officially recognised subregions, there are three quite distinct areas. The first is the true coastal sector, stretching from the Harvey Shire just north of Bunbury to Read more »

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    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Merlot

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  • Sauvignon Blanc

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  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Chenin Blanc

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  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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