The Pemberton Region
Pemberton is one of Australia's newer wine regions, located in the South West of Western Australia. The first grapes were planted in 1977, with commercial plantings expanding throughout the 1980s.
Pemberton is an excellent region for viticulture because of its combination of southern latitude and high altitude, which create a relatively cool climate. This provides the grapes with a sustained ripening period.
Pemberton's loamy, gravel soils and cool climate have proven it to be one of the best regions in Australia for the growing of pinot noir and chardonnay. The region is also well suited to the production of refined cool climate wines from a range of varieties.