There's an incredible 180 wineries packed into the Margaret River winemaking region alone -- with 3000 spread across Australia.
The five top wineries you've never heard of
That’s obviously a lot, so it’s easy for the big names to dominate wine discussion.
Penfolds, Orlando and the like are giants of the industry, but there is a long tail of lesser-known wineries producing distinctive wines for smaller, but no-less appreciative, groups of consumers.
While enjoying a recent purchase on a sweltering balcony overlooking the Swan River in Perth, I compiled my list of five of the best lesser known wineries in Australia.
Here are a few that come to mind.