There are three Swan Valley distilleries in the wine region called the Swan Valley. The Swan Valley is within the bounds
of the Perth metropolitan area and in the wine region called Swan Districts. One distillery is certified organic. Why Organic brandy?
The Australian Geographical Indication "Swan Valley" was entered in the Register of Protected Names on 6 January 2003,
after the Western Australian state government proclaimed the area protected for viticulture and tourism with the Swan Valley planning Act 1995. This Act is currently under review and in 2020 the
new act will before the Western Australian state parliament.
Some of the Swan Valley distilleries, actually ferment grapes into wine to made spirit, the rest have different business models, where the base spirit is processed at contract facilities.
All have tasting rooms where you can taste a range of the swan valleys best spirits.
The Swan River at Baskerville was the landing site for Captain James Stirling and his group as he explored the Swan River in 1827
(named for the Black Swans that were plentiful upon it). Sadly there are none in the upper reaches
of the Swan river any more, due to introduced foxes and hunting. In 1829 Captain Stirling returned to form the colony with British settlers.
As progress was made the colonists found the rich fertile soils in the Swan Valley. In 1922 the Baskerville area between the Swan river and
Great Northern Highway was subdivided for viticulture.
To get to Swan Valley distilleries on Great Northern Highway take the 310 or the 311 bus from the Midland train station.
Midland train station is just 25 minutes from Perth central station. Remember there are not many buses on weekends so planning your journey is essential.
Taxi service or ride share is also available.
Please Google "transperth" for more information or look at this for the bus time table:- There are not alot of buses everyday.
Transperth Journey Planner
. Ride Share is also available or drive your car.
Car travel is the easiest method of transport to visit a Swan Valley distillery. The main entrance to the Swan Valley is the corner of Great Northern Highway and Reid Highway.
Once you reach this intersection, head north for about one
kilometre until you reach Great Northern Distillery. Turn right from Great Northern Highway. The last of the Great Northern Highway distilleries is Harris Organic
and SV Gin, another seven kilometres north of GNH distillers.