Australia | Pemberton
The Pemberton wine region of Western Australia is fast gaining a reputation for the quality of its wine production. The region was first planted experimentally in 1977 before commercial vineyards followed in 1982. Chardonnay is the most widely planted variety and is the most successful across the entire region. At its best, it produces opulently flavoured and structured wines, with an almost creamy texture. These wines respond well to the generous use of high-quality French oak.
Pemberton is also know as "karri tree country". The tall, majestic trees abound, forest upon forest, in national parks, amid creeks and rivers, wetlands and waterfalls, and on hills and dales.