Regional Statistics

Map coordinates 33°57’S.

Altitude 40 metres (131 feet).

Heat degree days, October-April 1690 (cut off at 19°C (66.2°F) but otherwise not adjusted).

Growing season rainfall, October-April 200 millimetres (7.9inches).

 

Mean January temperature 20.4°C (68.7°F).

Relative humidity, October-April, 3 pm Average 59%.

Harvest February-mid April.

 

There are approximately 215 grape growers and wine producers in the Margaret River GI.

Hectares under vine

2012 5,017
2010 4,895
2008 5,360
2007 5,340
2006 4,908
2005 4,582
2004 4,255
2003 4,094
2002 3,728
1990 1,000  (Estimated)

2012 Most Widely Harvested Varieties by Tonnes Crushed

Cabernet Sauvignon 6,460
Shiraz 4,244
Merlot 2,610
Sauvignon Blanc 7,449
Semillon 6,404
Chardonnay 5,569

Tonnage Data

Year Tonnes Red White
2012 35,813 tonnes 41% 59%
2010 31,370 tonnes 40% 60%
2008 36,601 tonnes 48% 52%
2007 33,825 tonnes 39% 61%
2006 28,637 tonnes 44% 56%
2005 30,630 tonnes 51% 49%
2004 35,101 tonnes 54% 46%
2003 26,178 tonnes 57% 43%
2002 25,751 tonnes 59% 41%
1999 13,041 tonnes 38% 62%

 

Note:  Statistics have been collected from a variety of sources including Australia Bureau of Statistics, Wine Australia Corporation, Association’s own records and other wine industry bodies.  Data for 2009 and 2011 are not available for the Margaret River GI as it was only collected from the South West Australia Zone as a whole.

Margaret River GI