AJAR.id – Hello Ajarian! Due to its climatic diversity, Australia produces a wide variety of wines in all corners of the country and is a popular region from which international wine lists are developed.
The information identified in relation to Australian wine is derived in part from http://www.wineaustralia.com/australia.
1. Hunter Valley
The Hunter Valley is located in New South Wales and is a hot climate region. Semillon is regarded as the great wine of the Hunter. That said, it is also famous for producing Chardonnay, Shiraz and Cabernet.
2. Barossa Valley
The Barossa Valley, located in South Australia, is one of the best wine-producing regions on the Australian mainland with a rapidly-growing international reputation. It is one of Australia's oldest wine regions and a producer of high quality wines.
Due to its hot climate Shiraz is a familiar variety of wine in the region. Other grape varieties grown in the Barossa include Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, Chardonnay, and Semillon.
3. Yarra Valley
The Yarra Valley is Victoria’s oldest wine region, has over 3,600 hectares under vine and crushes around 19,000 tonnes of grapes annually. As it is a cooler climate it produces primarily Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
4. Margaret River
Located approximately three hours drive south of Perth, the vibrant Margaret River region enjoys a growing reputation as one of the most popular destinations in Australia thanks to its exceptional range of restaurants, accommodation and tourist activities.
Initially regarded as a producer of powerful yet elegant Cabernet Sauvignon, the region has also forged a great reputation for its white wines, notably Chardonnay and Semillon Sauvignon Blanc blends. However, it is capable of producing all the classic varietal wines.
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