The Australian Wine Regions

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Australia is known for its great wineries – more than 2400 wineries in 65 wine regions around the country. The production started in New South Wales, in the 1820’s and is one of the oldest in the world, with more than 100 different grape varieties. The most common grapes cultivated in Australia are: Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

Unsurprisingly, Australian wineries have become an interesting tourism destination, so we have selected some of Australia’s best wine regions which offer exceptional visitor experiences:


TOP AUSTRALIA WINE REGIONS


SOUTH AUSTRALIA

As the biggest wine production state, South Australia is home to some of Australia’s most famous regions, and also to some of the oldest vines in the world: Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, McLaren Vale, Eden Valley, Adelaide Hills and Coonawarra.

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Barossa Valley

As the biggest wine production state, South Australia is home to some of Australia’s most famous regions, and also to some of the oldest vines in the world: Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, McLaren Vale, Eden Valley, Adelaide Hills and Coonawarra.



VICTORIA

As a major wine-producing state, Victoria comprises interesting wine regions including Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula, Geelong, Macedon Ranges, King and Alpine Valleys.

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Yarra Valley

As a major wine-producing state, Victoria comprises interesting wine regions including Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula, Geelong, Macedon Ranges, King and Alpine Valleys.




NEW SOUTH WALES

Regional NSW is home to 14 amazing wine regions that produce both cool and warm climate wines. From the famous Hunter Valley to new cool climate regions such as Orange, Tumbarumba and the Southern Highlands, the regions of New South Wales produce wines that are appealing to different tastes.

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Hunter Valley

The Hunter Valley is known for its Chardonnay, Shiraz and Semillon. About two hours driving from Sydney, it is the most visited wine region, attracting big concerts and artists such Rolling Stones and Red Hot Chilli Peppers.





WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Most WA wine regions are located in the southwest and southern regions of the state. The most famous one is Margaret River, but other gems such as Geographe, Great Southern, Pemberton, Manjimup and Blackwood Valley are worth a visit.

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Margaret River

Geographically isolated, Margaret River is located in the Southwest corner of Western Australia, offering a combination of great food and wine. Renowned for its Cabernet Sauvignon production, Margaret River is also famous for its Chardonnay and Semillon Sauvignon Blanc blends.

Published on by Daniele L.