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Geographe Alternative Wine Trail

2WD inSouth West

Blackwood River Valley, Bunbury Geographe & Collie, Great Southern, Margaret River Region, Southern Forests

  • Full day
  • 226 km

Less than two hours drive south of Perth, Geographe is one of Western Australia’s most captivating and diverse wine regions. It is home to majestic rolling hills and native bush hinterland in the East, together with some of WA’s best beaches, exciting towns like Harvey, Donnybrook, and the popular tourism destinations Bunbury and Busselton in the West.

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Trail Start

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270 Bagieau Road, West Harvey, 130km (1 hour 45minutes) south of Perth

Trail End

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Capel Vale Wines, 118 Mallokup Rd, Capel,200km (2.5hrs) south of Perth. 25mins from Bunbury.

Turn off the Forrest Highway, travel west across the ancient limestone, through the native bush, and arrive four minutes later at the Vineyard 28 Cellar Door. It is a warm and welcoming place, brimming with colour, vibrancy, passion and creativity. Experience the Italian grape varieties and wine styles that they are passionate about growing and making.

BYO Food welcome - Picnic and BBQ facilities available

Open Mon–Sun 10am–5pm
270 Bagieau Rd, West Harvey

(08) 9733 5605

In 1928 the Sorgiovanni family arrived from Italy and settled on the banks of the Harvey River. The next generation now tend 20-hectares of vineyards and their highly acclaimed wines are exported around the world. Harvey River Estate produce fruit driven wines which reflect the terroir of the Geographe region.

Open Mon–Sun 10am–4pm
Lot 20, Third St, Harvey

(08) 9729 2588

Green Door Wines, owned and operated operated by Ashley & Kath Keeffe, have a funky Cellar Door with a Spanish influence overlooking the Ferguson Valley.
Sit back with good company, European style wines and simple delicious grazing style platters for a great local wine experience.

Open Thurs–Sun 11pm–4:30pm
1112 Henty Rd, Ferguson

(08) 9728 0907

Two hours south of Perth, lies the Ferguson Valley a pristine piece of land that rises from the coast to form rolling hills, unique to this corner of the world. “We pick and crush every grape, we press every skin, we ferment every litre and we pack every bottle” Senior Winemaker, Kim Horton

Mon–Sun 11pm–5pm
Open most public holidays
178 Gardincourt Dr, Henty

(08) 9728 0055

St Aidan Wines and Restaurant lays in the heart of the picturesque Ferguson Valley astride the Ferguson river. Our boutique vineyard is family run with a ‘bud to bottle’ focus on quality. Delight your palate with our highly acclaimed wines, double that delight and dine in the restaurant and enjoy a seasonal menu infused with local flavours.

Open Mon, Tue, Thurs & Fri 11am–4pm
Sat, Sun & public holidays 11am–5pm
754 Ferguson Rd, Ferguson

(08) 9728 3007

Thomson Brook Wines is a small boutique family run winery. We have a range of handcrafted wines made from hand picked grapes from our vineyard. We have a variety of red & white wines from dry through to sweet, as well as liqueurs & ports. We are also RV friendly.

The cellar door is open every day from 10am till 6pm except Good Friday, Christmas Day and Anzac Day morning.
131 Thomson Road, Donnybrook WA 6239

(08) 9731 0590

Meander down a gravel road and rolling hills to find us at Smallwater Estate, a Restaurant and Cellar Door hidden in a beautiful setting with magnificent views over lakes and dams. Sit back and relax on the deck taking in the beauty of the panoramic vista of this pristine environment while enjoying our award winning wines. Tantalize your taste buds with our famous marron pie.

Open Fri - Sun 10am–4pm
Open public holidays
52 Tramline Rd, Newlands

(08) 9731 6036

Off the beaten track near Donnybrook you can leave the world behind in this secluded location between forest and the Capel River. Enjoy hand crafted wines and beers, gourmet pizzas and platters in an idealic and serene environment. Turning moments into memories, that will live on long after your visit.

Open Sat–Sun 11am – 5pm
Open most public holidays
575 Farley Rd, Donnybrook

(08) 9731 7141

Family owned and operated winery. Let our friendly staff guide you through our award winning wines. Match Restaurant will take you on a journey with each Match plate specifically matched to our wines. Each specially selected item will highlight a different character in the wine. Try our new wine flights!

Cellar door: Mon–Sun 10am–4:30pm
Restaurant: Thurs–Mon 12pm–2:30pm

118 Mallokup Rd, Capel

(08) 9727 1986
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The sub regions of Geographe are characterised by diverse micro climates as a result of elevated rolling hills, cool sheltered valleys and mild ocean breezes off the Geographe Bay. While the region produces exceptional Shiraz and Chardonnay, it is becoming increasingly associated with lesser-known Spanish and Italian varietals, such as Fiano, Arneis, Malbec, Tempranillo, Nebbiolo and Vermentino

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Expand your trip and enjoy great businesses nearby

Miami Bakehouse Myalup

Miami Bakehouse is famous for award winning pies, cakes and handmade food. Planning a road-trip to the South West and Margaret River region? Then a rest stop at one of their cafes is a must.

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Time / Duration

Full day


226km one way

What To Pack

Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.

Trail Start

270 Bagieau Road, West Harvey, 130km (1 hour 45minutes) south of Perth

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Trail End

Capel Vale Wines, 118 Mallokup Rd, Capel,200km (2.5hrs) south of Perth. 25mins from Bunbury.

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Facilities vary between the venues.
  • Car Park
  • Public Toilet
  • Shop
  • Visitor Information Centre

Best time of year

All year

Trail Access

Drive from Perth south 100km to start of trail.

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