The development of Frankland River for wine production marked the beginning of the Great Southern wine region.
Altitude ranges from 200-300 metres and it is the most northerly of the Great Southern sub-regions and the furthest inland, producing great climactic conditions for growing medium-bodied Shiraz.
The highly productive fine gravelly marri loam soils are derived from granite or gneiss outcrops, typically rich, red in colour and uniform in depth. The climate is Mediterranean with dominant winter spring rainfall. A unique feature is a sea breeze, which finds its way inland and cools the late afternoon temperature creating a long slow ripening season.
Frankland River has become renowned as a premier Shiraz growing region in Western Australia in recent years. It is often recognized for its distinctive spicy black pepper character, which has become its trademark. Singlefile makes its single vineyard Frankland River shiraz from the highly regarded Riversdale vineyard. Back to Regional Philosophy