Viticulture has been practised intermittently in the picturesque Perth Hills for more than a century. The first vineyard was planted in Darlington in the 1880s, followed by a second in Glen Forrest in 1896. The earliest of the present day wineries in the region date back to the mid 1970s.
The Perth Hills came of age in April 1999, when given official status as a gazetted wine growing region, though by this stage it had already gained a reputation in Western Australia as a producer of fine quality wines. Today it boasts a number of very successful wine producers who have won awards and trophies at Australian and international wine shows.