Hunter Valley - New South Wales
The Hunter Valley is a New South Wales wine region located a short 2 hour drive from Sydney. It is one of the first and oldest wine districts in Australia to have planted grapes for winemaking. Most known for its popular Semillon wine, in both the upper and lower hunter regions there are notable varieties of Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Verdelho harvested. Its close proximity to Sydney has made the Hunter Valley a tourist haven and a commercial hub for wine trade.
Mudgee - New South Wales
The Mudgee wine region is well known for its traditional 1850’s upbringing of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards. There are more than 40 wineries nestled amongst a diverse climate and natural splendour. The moderate slopes have naturally developed an effective drainage system that has helped Mudgee produce one of the strongest flavoured and full bodied Chardonnay’s in Australia. The region has also successfully experimented with Italian grape varieties, organic wines and alternative wine styles like Verdelho and Viognier.
Barossa Valley - South Australia
Barossa Valley is undeniably the most internationally recognised wine regions of Australia. From the city of Adelaide, it is located about 60km northeast with visually stunning hills with it’s European and German influences evident. Barossa Valley is guarding Australia’s oldest Shiraz Vineyards that produce elegant, rich and intense premium wines and some of the best known wine brands in the world like Penfold’s, Yalumba & Jacob’s Creek. Most renowned for its Shiraz, Barossa Valley Wine Varieties are diverse and include Grenache, Mourvedre Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, Chardonnay and Semillon.
Fleurieu & McLaren Vale - South Australia
The Fleurieu Peninsula is located an hour south of Adelaide an area that combines lush green hills, beautiful coastline and beaches, cliff tops and the historic Murray River. The wine region has been made famous for producing premium end boutique wines from the Southern Fleurieu, Langhorne Creek, Currency Creek and world refined McLaren Vale regions. A favourite Australian Wine region, McLaren Vale has over 60 wineries that produce some of the best Shiaz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay in the world. Wine is not the only agricultural product here, with farmer’s now growing fruit, vegetables, olives and almonds.
Coonawarra - South Australia
The Coonawarra Wine Region is located 370kms south east of Adelaide in the Limestone Coast. Coonawarra’s unique rich Terra Rossa soil named after the Italian words for red soil has made it synonymous for its classy Cabernet Sauvignon. It produces some of the finest and well-known wines for Wynns Coonawarra Estate and Jamiesons Run and various Shiraz wines.
Riverland - South Australia
The Riverland is Australia’s largest wine growing region with a quarter of all Australian wines produced here for local use and Australian wine exported overseas. The international appeal for Riverland wines has come from the ability of the region to offer consistency in volume and reliability to deliver full flavoured, fruity wines. The Murray River provides the means of irrigation which runs through the Riverland and helps to support the Vineyards in yielding high grape stocks. Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Merlot are the main grape varieties harvested in Riverland with an increase in varietal profiles like Voigner, Verdelho & many others.
Clare Valley - South Australia
The Clare Valley, recognised for its premier crispy Riesling, is located about 120km’s north of Adelaide. The Clare Valley range has such a large variation in soil ranging from limestone, sandy, terra rossa red soil, elevations and climate. There are around 50 wineries that have used these individual land merits and infused these powerful characteristics in a variety of grapes from the more popular Riesling to the Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Semillon. Each of these have a distinctive palate that oozes the regions prime grape conditions.
Yarra Valley - Victoria
The Yarra Valley is close to Melbourne with only an hour’s drive to the thriving wine growing region. The Yarra Valley is capable of producing a wide variety of wines due to having both cooler and warmer climates. This wine region has built a strong reputation for quality Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and a range of Sparkling Wines. Cabernet Sauvignon is also produced here and to a lesser level Shiraz and Sauvignon Blanc.
Margaret River - Western Australia
The Margaret River is the youngest of the Australian Wine regions but has grown to become one of the top wine producers with over 130 wineries. Mainly boutique wineries, they have magnificently created Premium wines which have received global recognition and awards. The region has both quality and quantity with over a dozen grape varieties both equally red and white such as Chardonnay, Semillon, Verdelho, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Merlot.