Starting 1.5 hours south of Perth and stretching from the stunning coastline to the majestic rolling hills and native bush hinterland of Ferguson Valley, Geographe is one of WA’s most captivating and diverse wine regions.
Home to more than 20 boutique, mostly family-owned wineries, the region is characterised by diverse micro climates as a result of elevated rolling hills, cool sheltered valleys and mild ocean breezes off Geographe Bay.
Filled with boutique wineries established by passionate local artisans, Geographe vignerons have utilised the expertise and plantings of the most prestigious global wine regions to handcraft wines that are fast gaining popularity, recognition and national accolades.
While the region produces exceptional Shiraz, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, it is becoming increasingly known for some alternative, lesser-known Spanish and Italian varietals such as Tempranillo and Nebbiolo.
While there are no official sub-regions of Geographe, there are three quite distinct areas to visit.
The coastal area stretches past Bunbury all the way down to Busselton, with the lush, peaceful Capel River and the town of Capel at its centre. It is a place where you can enjoy the slow-pace and conveniences of coastal towns, enjoy the dawn and dusk gatherings of hundreds of kangaroos and swim with the resident bottlenose dolphins. Wholly maritime-influenced by the warm Indian Ocean, its climate is similar to that of the northern part of the Margaret River, although richer alluvial soils around Capel lead to exceptionally vigorous vine growth.
Further inland you can enjoy the regions that extend from the rural towns of Harvey and Donnybrook, cut off from the influences of the Indian Ocean by the Darling and Whicher ranges, with considerable diurnal temperature fluctuations.
Finally, there is the Ferguson Valley is the stunning hidden-jewel of the southwest, reminiscent of the rolling hills of England. Sparsely populated, it is home to more than 10 wineries and a population of more than 7000 gnomes, all to be found at Gnomesville. Early success with sauvignon blanc, shiraz, merlot and cabernet sauvignon led to rapid expansion in plantings within this area. The largest venture is Willow Bridge, with a 100-hectare vineyard and 2000-tonne capacity winery.
Check out the listings below for Geographe wineries, wines, tours, cellar doors and more.
Nestled amongst the glorious rolling hills of Donnybrook, is the
hidden gem of Coughlan Estate - home to some of the oldest vines
in the region.
The wines of Harvey River Estate are brilliant, bright and shining examples of the Geographe Wine Region.
A boutique family vineyard and winery in Ferguson Valley with Indian Ocean views crafting award-winning, 100% estate-made, bright, fruit-driven white and rich, full-bodied red wines.
Sitting on the deck at the cellar door, with a glass of Talisman’s much loved Zinfandel on the armrest of a deck chair. The vista, a steep hillside of undisturbed bushland hanging over the dam edge.
WA pioneers of Italian grape varieties offering personal guided tasting experiences for wine enthusiasts.
Experience a hidden jewel of the breathtaking Ferguson Valley at this 5 Star Halliday rated winery and cellar door, producing vibrant, estate-grown wines, just 20 minutes inland from Bunbury.
We produce small batch limited release wines of exceptional quality grown on our family owned and run estate in the Geographe wine region of Western Australia.
A farming property owned by the Gibbs family in Ferguson Valley since 1883 which began its wine journey in 1998 with the aim to capture the best of the valley, in a bottle.
Enjoy exclusive Mediterranean wines at a boutique winery in the Preston Valley of the Geographe Wine Region, with only 1000-1200 cases produced yearly.
Located in country town Donnybrook, 40km South East of Bunbury, Barreca’s is family owned and operated, offering varieties of Shiraz, Barbera, Malbec, Zinfandel and Sangiovese.
Capel Vale is a pioneer within Western Australia and amongst the first to be established with vines planted in 1974. Capel Vale Cellar Door & Match Restaurant open 7 days.
Located in the picturesque Ferguson Valley, Crooked Brook Wines is a boutique winery offering varietals of Shiraz, Chardonnay, Grenache Shiraz Mataro and Grenache Mataro.
Pop in for lunch at this Gold Plate award-winning winery and cafe, known for its quality wines, delectable stone-baked pizzas and locally-made cheeses, served with a laidback, country atmosphere.
A passionate, family-owned winery crafting small-batch Rose, Chardonnay, Tempranillo and Shiraz from their vineyard in Harvey, part of WA’s Geographe Region.
Unique wine tasting experience and grazing platters overlooking the amazing views of the Ferguson Valley!
A little piece of paradise in the Ferguson Valley, voted as one of “The 10 best new wineries” in Australia and winner of the Gold plate Award for the best Restaurant in a Winery in Regional WA.
Join the Hillier family at this estate producing a range of sumptuous wines, beers, ciders and a tasty tapas, best enjoyed on the estate's cosy verandah!
James Halliday’s 2018 Dark Horse, and 5 Star winery growing single-vineyard wines at a stunning property lined with Peppermint Trees upon the gentle hillside slopes of the Ferguson Valley.
Interesting wines made from grapes grown on the property. Low yields and hand tended grapes makes for quality. Small, family run vineyard hand tended and planted in 1998.
Set amid the rolling hills of Glen Mervyn in the scenic Preston Valley, majestic, centuries old Blackbutt trees flank the entrance to this husband and wife run winery and cellar door.
Wines for the adventurous! David and Anne Mazza grow Spanish and Portuguese wine grape varieties near Donnybrook and make premium small-batch wines.
Enjoy a slice of farming history and the flagship sparkling Shiraz at the Moojelup farm vineyard located 8km north of Harvey at the foothills of the Darling Scarp.
Gourmet Traveller’s Best Small Cellar Door, Geographe (2014 and 2016) making hand crafted boutique wines, craft beers, delicious grazing plates and pizzas at their cellar door west of Donnybrook
Visit one of Geographe region’s most awarded boutique wineries, featuring a quaint restaurant serving fresh, estate-grown marron and local produce to complement their distinct premium wines.
A delightful boutique Vineyard beside the Ferguson River with, child-friendly lawns, a rammed-earth Cellar Door Restaurant and Events Centre with a 'bud to bottle' focus to produce award-winning wines
Enjoy casual, friendly and informative tastings of a range of Geographe Wine Region’s most awarded estate-grown wines with owner Kim, in a rustic cellar door surrounded by Jarrah and Karri trees.
Experience the charm of this apple-turned-grape growing region at this small family owned and operated winery in the picturesque Preston Valley, making sweet and dry table wines and port.