Margaret River, located in the far south-west corner of Western Australia, is one of the most geographically isolated wine regions in the world. It has the most marked maritime climate of any region in Australia in terms of rainfall. 

The GI is 2,137 km2 in size and has a total of 5,725 hectares of vineyards. The main varieties grown in the region are Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Semillon, and Chardonnay. 

Margaret River Regional Snapshot 2020

Regional Snapshots are one-page profiles updated annually of individual Australian wine regions. They provide at-a-glance summary statistics on: climatic characteristics, viticulture data, winegrape production, and winegrape price and export sales data for wine, compared against the same statistics for the whole of Australia.

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Margaret River
Margaret River
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5,725ha
Total vineyard area
0-234m
Altitude
33° 96'S - 38° 29'S
Latitude
202mm
Growing season rainfall
20.9°c
Mean temperature (Jan)
Climate
  • Overall Margaret River climate is similar to Bordeaux in a dry year
  • Has the most marked maritime climate of any region in Australia in terms of rainfall
  • Low diurnal temperature range leads to very even heat accumulation
Soil
  • The ridge from Cape Naturaliste to Cape Leeuwin is predominantly gravelly loam on granite and gneiss
  • Overall water holding capacity is low

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