Western Australia makes up about one-third of Australia's landmass. Despite its massive size, it still puts out only about four percent of Australia's total wine production. The best spots for wine are in the south, touching along the coast where temperatures are cooler. Some of the most auspicious spots are found in the sub-appellation of Margaret River. The Margaret River region juts out like a pouty lip into the warm Indian Ocean at about the spot where it joins up with the cooler waters of the Southern Ocean. Chardonnay is a big winner here, where it typically exhibits rich, complex flavors. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot thrive in the moderate climate as well.
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