With a climate comparable to that of France’s famous Bordeaux wine region, Manjimup is well placed to produce a range of wines well suited to cooler climes.
It is one of the smallest wine regions in the state and since the 1980s has developed a reputation as a premier producer of sauvignon blanc, chardonnay and merlot, however many other varieties show great potential. Manjimup is a gourmand’s heaven and boasts an amazing year-round calendar of festivals and events with a culinary focus. Home to some of the most fertile and productive soil in Australia, as well as good rainfall, the region is known for its variety of top-quality natural produce. Foodies from around the world flock to the region to sample luxurious black truffles at the annual Truffle Kerfuffle in June and ripe red cherries at the Cherry Harmony Festival in December. Those in the know join the locals at the Manjimup Farmers Market on the first and third Saturday of every month. Expect to sample an array of fresh, provincial, seasonal produce cultivated by local farmers – everything from avocados, plums and kiwifruit to broccoli, potatoes and the region’s internationally famous Pink Lady apple is on offer, along with delectable preserves, oils and mouthwatering desserts.