Australia is the fourth largest exporter of wine in the world. Swan Valley, located east of the city of Perth, is one of the oldest wine producing regions. There are more than forty vineyards in the area, most of which are owned and run by the descendents of early settlers who set up these vineyards. Many of the vineyards are open to visitors for wine tastings. Swan Valley is also home to four micro-breweries, so fans of beer are also catered for in the area.