Albany is a subregion of the Great Southern region in the south-western corner of Western Australia in Australia. The area is gaining a reputation for quality wine production to rival its more famous neighbour, Margaret River.

Getting there: Around 400 km south of Perth.

Climate: Maritime, strongly shaped and moderated by the Southern Ocean; the standard description is that it is Mediterranean, with moist, cool winters and warm, dry summers. Diurnal temperature range is minimal, and moderate humidity in summer assists ripening by reducing stress on the vines.

Soil types: Either lateritic gravelly, sandy loams or sandy loams derived directly from granite and gneissic rocks.


Certified organic: Oranje Tractor Wine.