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GREAT SOUTHERN

A region both enchantingly remote as well as colossal, the Great Southern designation represents an area stretching more than 150km east to west, and 100km north to south. Its subregions are highly distinguished in their own pedigree: Albany and Denmark fringing the dramatic Southern Ocean; Mount Barker inhabiting bucolic hinterland; Porongurup rising to WA’s highest peak; and Frankland River rooted in truly notable terrain. As such the wines here are extraordinarily diverse. Expect lush pinot noir to the south, ambrosial riesling at altitude, and sumptuous shiraz and grenache in the hinterlands. Cellar doors are often by appointment-only but are ever-worth the journey.  Julian Tompkin

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SINGLEFILE WINES

Star Cellar Door

1300 885 807
singlefilewines.com

The Great Southern is at once unfussy and refined, and none embodies that unique spirit more compellingly than Singlefile Wines. Named for the contented geese that freely roam this verdant property, Singlefile has consistently fashioned some of the region’s most exemplary wines. Established by the Snowden and Corbett families in 2007, the manifesto was focused on quality and provenance from the get-go – founded on a belief that the wines of the Great Southern belonged on discerning tables worldwide. Along with a formidable reputation in bottle, Singlefile has also crafted the finest cellar door in the region: a perennial favourite with any local or visitor and celebrated for its relaxed exterior underpinned by fastidious attention to detail. The cellar door, crafted of local stone and wood, is truly inviting with highly personable staff ever-keen to share their deep knowledge of the sub-regions and single vineyards celebrated by the label. 

TOP DROP: 2021 Singlefile Family Reserve Chardonnay, A$60

THE LAKE HOUSE DENMARK
BEST LARGE CELLAR DOOR

(08) 9848 2444
lakehousedenmark.com.au

CASTLE ROCK ESTATE
BEST SMALL CELLAR DOOR

(08) 9853 1035
castlerockestate.com.au

Forest Hill Winery (Pepper & Salt)
CELLAR DOOR WITH BEST FOOD

(08) 9848 3053
pepperandsalt.com.au

ALKOOMI WINES
BEST TASTING EXPERIENCE

(08) 9855 2229
alkoomiwines.com.au

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