“The first grapevine planting material arrived in Australia with white settlement in 1788.” according to the Department of Primary Industries, Queensland Horticulture Institute. The process of planting, harvesting and drinking of wines has never stopped from that time forward. A report released by Wine Australia, cites that “Australia in 2018 alone produced 1.29 tonnes of wine produced 852 million litres made its way overseas, whilst 496 million litres remained for the Australian consumer. This meant that 33 million glasses of Australian wine enjoyed worldwide everyday.” Amazing facts and figures!
So where are the biggest producers of wine in Australia today?
South Australia enjoys a warm climate. The region is known for: Chardonnay, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Shiraz
New South Wales also enjoying a warm climate, New South Wales, is known for: Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Shiraz and Viognier.
Victoria, with three different climate zones is a varied climate. Victoria is known for: Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Chardonnay, Cabernet, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Sangiovese, Pinot Gris, Nebbiolo & Fortified Wines
Smaller Wine Producers in Australia
Western Australia has a warmer climate. The region is known for: Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Riesling.
Tasmania is known for its cooler climate, it’s also known for: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling.
See my article: http://etiquipedia.blogspot.com/2020/08/australian-winery-etiquette-and-more.html
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