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Discover WA’s Lesser-Known Wine Regions

Already made your way around Margaret River? Set your sights on Western Australia’s up-and-coming wine country, from the scenic Swan Valley to the historic Perth Hills. Whether you want to discover centuries-old vineyards on the fringes of the city or explore a wealth of wineries further down the coast, our guide to the state’s little-known wine regions has got you covered.

Can you hear the state’s cellar doors calling? Pick up a luxury car hire in Perth and see Western Australia in style.

Blackwood Valley

Blackwood Valley Western Australia

Heralded as one of Western Australia’s most picturesque wine regions, this pocket-sized destination isn’t just a pretty face, punching well above its weight when it comes to Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. Often overlooked in favour of the state’s larger producers, this miniature collection of vineyards and vines has more than enough to keep visitors busy, with cellar doors, bush walks and antique shops aplenty.

Great Southern

Great Southern Western Australia

The largest wine region in all of Australia, this five-in-one collection of micro-climates provides visitors with the ultimate taste of the state’s viticulture with nearly 50 wineries and vineyards in a 100-kilometre radius. Similar to Margaret River in both environment and soil, this expansive wine country produces tipples just as impressive as its more famed counterpart, with venues like Castle Rock Estate and La Violetta Wines topping the list of must-visit cellar doors.

Perth Hills

Perth Hills Western Australia

No time to explore the seemingly endless expanse of the Great Southern? Grab a car rental in Perth’s CBD and you’ll be in the heart of this historic wine region in no time. Only 45-minutes south-east of the city, the scenic Perth Hills combine rustic country charm with convenient urban access, making it easy to escape the hustle and bustle on your own schedule.


Manjimup Western Australia

A quintessential destination for wine aficionados and foodies alike, this far southern gem combines vineyards, forests and farmlands to become an unparalleled powerhouse of local food and drink. As well known for its fresh produce as it is for fine wine, the four-hour journey to Manjimup continually proves to be worth the trek, with everything from rare black truffles to Pinot Noir available in ample supply.

Swan Valley

Swan Valley Western Australia

Looking to make the most of a long layover? Pick up a car hire at Perth Airport and explore the Swan Valley as soon as you touch down. Located less than 10 minutes from the tarmac, this historic terroir is the oldest of its kind in Western Australia, laying claim to centuries-old vines and long established wineries, from Jane Brook Estate to the award-winning Houghton Wines.

Ready to uncover Western Australia’s lesser-known wine regions? Whether you stick close to the city limits on a tour of the Perth Hills or embark on a cross-state adventure to the Great Southern, the state’s best kept secrets are only a car hire away.



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