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Barossa Valley is an awesome wine region northeast of Adelaide, in South Australia. Some of Australia's most recognised red wines and significant brands come from the Barossa Valley. The area covers towns such as Tanunda, Angaston and Nuriootpa, and is host to a number of significant cellar doors and vineyards that helped establish the Australian Wine industry. Shiraz grapes are the predominant varietal.
The Coonawarra is a blue ribbon wine region set about an hour north of Mt.Gambier in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. It is known for producing some of the best Cabernet Sauvignon wines produced on its "terra rossa" soil.
Margaret River is the southern most wine region in Western Australia. Cabernet, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are the most famous varietals grown. The style is unique with a significant indian ocean maritime influence the key difference.
McLaren Vale wine region is only Only 45 minutes south of Adelaide in South Australia and is home to some Australia's big bold Cabernet and Shiraz wines. The Mediterranean climate continues to be the major factor in all wines and produce from the area. Shiraz, ultra-premium Grenache and Cabernet are the key varietals that work in this region
Considered to be one of Victoria's most important wine regions, the landscape is stunning with hilly, rolling green pastures and tranquil vineyards. This region is one of Australia's coolest wine growing regions and sits between Port Phillip Bay and the Bass Strait. The cool climate wines produced here are Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz.
New Zealand is a premier new-world wine country, producing award-winning wines. The cool climate wine growing regions, the grape varieties, soil structure and mini-climates in these geographical areas are varied, producing a broad spectrum of wines. The vineyards of New Zealand benefit from the moderating effect of the maritime climate (no vineyard is more than 120km, or 80 miles, from the ocean), long sunshine hours and nights cooled by sea breezes. Some of the wine grapes that this new world is best known for include: Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir as well as high prevalence of sustainable and organic wines.
The prestigious region of Heathcote is nestled between Bendigo to the west, Goulburn Valley to the east and the state border of New South Wales to the north. The world class wines produced here are award winning and the Heathcote Shiraz in particular are renowned for their unique character. Cabernet Sauvignon is also another prominent grape variety grown and produced here. Other grape varieties found here are Merlot, Nebbiolo, Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne.
The Yarra Valley was Victoria’s first wine growing region. Vines were first planted in 1838. Today it is recognised for its flexiblity in makes . The Yarra Valley is the market leader when it comes to Premium Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Given its proximity to the city of Melbourne it is also one of the closest wine regions to a major city. Day trips are more than accessible from the city and tourism plays a critical role with the wine loving community.