Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot
These are frequently blended, sometimes released as straight varietal wines, and produced by the majority of the wineries in the region. The wines are reliable and pleasant; full flavoured, with chocolate, earthy and berry flavours.
Chardonnay does not disappoint and the best white wines from the Perth Hills region have been made from this variety. The style of these wines is generous, bursting with ripe melon and peach characters.
The winemakers of the Perth Hills share with their colleagues in many other Australian wine regions an enthusiasm for Shiraz which here, as in other warmer regions, is generously fruit driven.