The Borden Wine Region includes the area in the Great Southern Wine Region, north-east of Mt Barker and East of Cranbrook, near the towns of Borden, Gnowangerup, Tambellup, and Katanning. Borden is a small rural service centre, located about 120 km north of Albany and 400 km south of Perth and is one of the gateways to the Stirling Range National Park. Borden has an annual rainfall of 350 mm and the surrounding countryside is very attractive. Borden is a good place to stay and use as a base for exploring the magnificent Stirling Range National Park and wine tours in the Borden Region and the other region an the Great Southern Wine Region south of Perth. A great time to visit is during spring when the wildflowers are blooming. The Stirling Range National Park is notable for its huge variety
of wildflowers and its rich diversity and abundance of native fauna.
There are about 1000 species of wildflowers in the Borden area and more than
180 species of birds. A great place to stay is at the delightful
Stirling Range Retreat which offers caravan, self contained and
camping accommodation just outside the Stirling Range National Park.
You can enjoy ecotourism, wildlife and wildflower tours, wilderness
bushwalking and the fresh mountain air all year round.
A major attraction is the five story full size Dutch Windmill
('The Lily`), with its sail length of 24.6 meters and 22 Ton cap. T
he Lily Windmill, currently used as a restaurant and wine cellar,
will eventually be a fully operational windmill, producing flour for bakers,
shops and individuals.
The Great Southern Wine Region includes eleven districts : Albany ; Denmark ; Frankland River ; Cranbrook ; Mount Barker ; Porongurup ; Walpole ; Broome Hill ; Borden ; Redmont ; Mount Barker West