Margaret River is a world-class wine region in Western Australia, named after the river. The region produces 3% of total production and 20% of premium wines of Australia.
Vasse Felix was the first vineyard established in the Margaret River region in 1967, named after French sailor Thomas Vasse. The transformation of the wine industry in the late 1980s and early 1990s benefited the region economically. Since 1996 the area has been one of the fastest growing economic area in Australia. The wines are exported worldwide and some varieties have achieved considerable fame: the Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay, for example, is one of the finest of this variety.
Margaret River has a Mediterranean climate with dry, warm summers and cool
Boutique wineries has important role in this area and offers unique wines.