GREAT Southern farmers should benefit from the launch of the Great Southern Food and Wine map at Albany.
Apart from the extension vineyards of the Frankland, Mt Barker, Denmark and Albany districts the map shows the Great Southern produces an abundant supply of choice foods.
These foods are to be found on tables of leading restaurants, in gourmet food shops across WA and on the export markets, and the map is a guide to their source.
It was launched on Wednesday by ABC radio station 6AL manager John Cecil at a function in the Mt Romance Sandalwood factory dining room.
About 100 wine and food producers heard Mr Cecil say the map project started with the Great Southern Development Corporation approaching the Great Southern Wine Producers Association (GSWPA).
The Great Southern Marketing Association was formed as a result of this contact, and it was backed by the Department of Agriculture. As a result, the idea for the map was developed.
Later, the Road Safety Council and Great Southern Public Health Services backed the development of the map, seeing it as a way of promoting responsible safe driving and alcohol consumption.