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Western Australia - Wineries to visit?

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I'm visiting Western Australia for 2 weeks and would like to have recommendations for visiting wineries there and also local wines to pick up in stores. I'll be staying 45 minutes south of Perth and will be taking a trip down to the Magaret River area to stop in some wineries, other foodie places and do some hiking. There are a many, many wineries in WA and I'd like to narrow things down a bit before I go.

Thanks in advance for any advice.

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    1. re: zin1953

      Check out Michael Apstein's review in the Boston Globe from last year: http://www.winereviewonline.com/MA_WA..., and Elin McCoy's Bloomberg story from earlier this year: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pi...

      Rusty

    2. Thanks zin1953 and prrusty!

      1. I don't know if they have Western Australia or not - but I was just on foodietours.com and I know they have some day winery tours in Australia. I'm afraid my knowledge of Australia geography isn't vast. Hope this helps.

        1. I don't really know much about Australian geography. There are a couple of wines from the region that I have tried and liked enough to cellar. Chambers Rutherglen Tokay and Bueller were great and have good qpr. I usually prefer late harvest Australian wines, I haven't had much else that I liked personally.

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          1. re: Paul Weller

            Paul,
            take a look at this
            http://maps.google.com.au/maps?f=d&am...

            as you can see, you are only 2,263 miles off!!!

            1. re: kmh

              Yeah, I sort of figured that out after I posted. But, if you get over to that side of the country, that's what I would want to visit.

          2. Go to Cullen Estates. Taste and have lunch.