About the Blackwood Valley Wine Region

The Blackwood Valley Wine Region is a beautiful area of historic townships set amidst the stunning natural surrounds of the south-west hinterland. This is regarded as paradise for food, wine and nature lovers.  

The quaint towns of Balingup, Nannup, Bridgetown and Boyup Brook are set amongst the Tuscan-like rolling hills that rise between the beautiful and enchanting Blackwood River.

The first vineyards in the region were established in 1976 and the area is now home to a number of award-winning wine producers and grape growers who supply some of Australia’s finest restaurants. A number of cellar doors in the region are open to the public.

Soils & Climate

The climate of the region is Mediterranean, suitable for Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, as well as key red wine grape varieties being Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon.

The climate is characterised by moderate temperatures, with rainfall predominant in the winter months and dry and warm summer days. Fruit intensity is highlighted by cool nights, and coupled with the elevation of the region giving Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon cool climate characters which is a growing strength in Australian wine styles.

The region varies in elevation, from 100 metres in the west to 340 metres in the east. The annual rainfall range is from 600 to 900 millimetres.

The soil in the area is heavily dictated by the topography. A series of smaller valleys run throughout the region. The deep gravel soils found on sites provides fruit intensity and flavour and is ideally suitable for vineyards.

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