Surrounded by the sea on three sides, the Margaret River region enjoys a strong ‘maritime climate’. The region has the most noticeable Mediterranean climate in Australia, in relation to rainfall.
Additionally, the low seasonal temperature range results in an unusually even accrual of warmth. In temperature terms, the overall climate is similar to that of the French Bordeaux regions of Pomerol and St. Emillion, in a dry vintage, so it’s no wonder the quality of its Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay is so good.
The essential maritime influence is almost perfectly balanced with the prevailing geography providing a degree of protection from winds blowing in from the ocean. The soil is predominantly gravelly or gritty sandy loam that has formed directly from the underlying granite and ancient bedrock - hallowed ground for the premium vines that flourish here.