The Collie Wine District in the Geographe Wine District, south-east of Perth includes wineries near the township of Collie, Bruswick, Mumballup and Donnybrook. The rural service town and tourist centre of Collie lies in a valley formed by the Darling Ranges, on the Collie River and is located 200 km south of Perth. The region has much to offer visitors with its superb natural attractions, rich coal mining and timber heritage, diverse agricultural industries, aquaculture and tourism opportunities. Most of the Shire is National Forest, National Par, Conservation Park, State Forest, offering picturesque bushwalks and scenic drives through beautiful stands of Jarrah, Sheoak, Marri and Blackbutt forests. Collie's diverse range of waterways offer a wide range of water-based recreational activities,
from a peaceful canoe or kayak paddle at Minninup Pool, to white water rafting on the rapids below the Wellington Dam wall.
Bush camping, fishing, swimming, water-skiing, and catching the small freshwater crayfish (the marron) are
some of the activities available to visitors to the Collie River Valley. Accommodation in the district ranges
from hotels, motels, guesthouses and farmstays. Collie is proud of its mining heritage and visitors can visit the Replica
Underground Coal Mine, situated next to the Collie Visitor Centre.
Harvey River Estate, WA Third Street, Harvey, WA, 6220
Harvey River Estate is set on the banks of the Harvey River and is also home to the iconic “Big Orange”. The cellar door is open daily for wine tastings and sales from 10am to 4pm. Harvey River Estate is a family owned winery located in the acclaimed Geographe wine region of south-west Western Australia. The family have a long and significant history in the south-west's agricultural industry with the original farm dating back to the early 1900s when the current owner's father emigrated from Italy and planted citrus a large citrus orchard. Over the following years the farm grew and the business diversified to also include sheep and cattle. Of course, like many of Italian migrants, the family made their own wines. From humble beginnings, the second generation evolved the winery business from vineyards into wine production under the Harvey River Estate label in 1999. The first commercial vintage was produced in 2000 and the business went on to be awarded the Jimmy Watson award for its 2009 Joseph River Cabernet.
Mandalay Estate, WA 254 Mandalay Road, Glen Mervyn, WA, 6239
Set amid the rolling hills of Glen Mervyn in the scenic Preston Valley, majestic, centuries old Blackbutt trees flank the entrance to this husband and wife run winery and cellar door. Bernice and Tony O’Connell planted their first vines in 1997 on the site of an old blue gum plantation on a farm that had been in the same family since the 1890s. All wine is made from the estate’s 4.2 hectare vineyard and includes Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Durif, Chardonnay, Riesling, Moscato, Port and Muscat Liqueur. The family philosophy is hands on in the vineyard and minimal intervention in the winemaking. which allows the fruit to express itself in the bottle. Mandalay Estate has won a number of awards over the years including a four-star rating by James Halliday in the 2014 wine companion and Best Cabernet Sauvignon in the 2017 Geographe wine show. The cellar door is open 7 days a week 11am to 5pm.