Wine grapes

Western Australia’s wine regions are recognised as some of the best in the world.

The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia works closely with the state’s wine industry to support profitable and sustainable growth by developing new markets and varieties, improving grape and wine quality, vine selections and efficient production systems.

Production is based predominantly on cool climate viticulture and premium wine varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon.

Sales are mainly local and national while international markets are gaining importance. The industry exports about 12% of its wines to more than 60 countries, mainly China, UK, Hong Kong and USA.