Vines are grown in almost every part of Australia but wines are only produced in the cooler southern parts. Australia can be roughly split into seven large regions.

Western Australia

The only good wine area of Western Australia lies far to the south of Perth, just inland from the southwestern coastal strip.

Margaret River

Margaret river is an extremely interesting area that is less well-known outside Australia, but this is likely to change. The climate is strongly influenced by the ocean.

 The soil is mainly a mixture of gravel and gravelbearing loam and sand on underlying granite. Margaret River is mainly known for its good Cabernet Sauvignon, but other grapes do well here too.