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Australia Barossa Goulborn Valley Coonawarra und Padthaway Greater Perth Central Western Australia Western Australia South Eastern Coastel South West Australia The Peninsulas Mount Lofty Ranges and Adelaide Mc Laren Vale Big Rivers Yarra Valley Hunter Valley Launceston Hobart Clare Valley Riverland

In the West (Federal state Western Australia)

1. GREATER PERTH
Australia’s smallest winegrowing area, Perth Hills and Surrounds, is situated east of Perth. The most important grape varieties are Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, in smaller vineyards, Semillon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Traminer, Shiraz and Rhine Riesling are being cultivated.
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2. CENTRAL WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Concerning quality, the wines from Western Australia, may not match with products from Southern Australia, New South Wales or Victoria. Though, their quality is of best repute, as the wines from the West are downright elegant and hot-blooded like nowhere else in Australia.
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3. SOUTH WEST AUSTRALIA
South-West Coastal Plain goes from the west of Perth, 150 km to the Southern Bunbury. On the fine-sandy soil, named after the Tuart rubber tree, primarily Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Rhine Riesling (Magaret River).
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4. WESTERN AUSTRALIA, SOUTH EAST COASTEL
The Lower Great Southern Region comprises an area of 150 by 150 kilometres. A rather cool climate reigns here., in which irrigation is urgently necessary. An outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon grows here with deep colour and strong structure. Also excellent: Rhine Riesling, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Malbec.
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In the East (Federal state South Australia)

5. THE PENINSULAS
In this region, south of Melbourne along the coast, very many little vineyards are situated. Fine qualities prosper here, mainly Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Rhine Riesling and Traminer.
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6. MOUNT LOFTY RANGES AND ADELAIDE
Adelaide Hills are situated south-east of Adelaide around the Mount Lofty Ranges. In cooler regions of 400 – 500m, fruity, full-bodied white wines and powerful red wines, are produced here. The vine varieties are Rhine Riesling, Chardonnay, Gewürztramine, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Pinot Noir.
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7. BAROSSA
Barossa Valley is situated 60 km northeast of Adelaide and is on the main cultivation areas. Best Rieslings, Chardonnays and Semillons as well as finest red wines from Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon come here into being.
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8. CLARE VALLEY
One of the oldest premium cultivation areas, approx. 200 km north of Adelaide. Good Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon grow here, but also the Shiraz, Chardonnay and Semillon are excellent.
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9. RIVERLAND
Traditionally famous for its dessert wines and brandy’s, this area, northeast of Adelaide, has developped into a significant producer for wine from the wood, due to the low rainfall.
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10. MC LAREN VALE
South of Adelaide and famous for exquisite Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. The closeness of the ocean and the moderate climate, are involved in the quality of these wines.
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11. COONAWARRA UND PADTHAWAY
Situated south of Adelaide, in direction to Melbourne, here on the famous “terra rossa“ (red terra), excellent Cabernet Sauvignon (Coonawarra) as well as in Pathaway, wonderful Chardonnay and Riesling wines are produced.
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In the South-East (Federal state New South Wales)

12. BIG RIVERS (RIVERINA)
The intensive irrigation in this region, which is characterised by a dry, hot climate, pays off: two-third of the entire wine production of the state New South Wales, originate from the area Murrumbidgee, also called Riverina. Mainly Sémillon and Shiraz are being cultivated.
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13. HUNTER VALLEY
Already since 1823, there is winegrowing here, 160 km north of Sydney. Principally, dry white wines (Semillon and Chardonnay) as well as middle heavy red wines (Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon) originate from here.
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In the South (Federal state Victoria)

14. GOULBORN VALLEY
About 120 km north of Melbourne, with moderate climate, outstanding dry red wines and elegant, juicy white wines grow here.
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15. YARRA VALLEY
Close to Melbourne, primly Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz or Pinot Noir are being produced here. But also Semillon white wines, full of character, as well as noble sweet Botrytis wines, belong to the assortment.
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16. LAUNCESTON (NORTH)
In Tasmania reins a cool, windy climate. In the North, at Launceston, sufficient rainfalls occur, which redundancies and irrigation. The character of the Tasmanian Chardonnays, Pinot Noirs and Cabernet Sauvignons, is most similar to its European relatives.
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17. HOBART (SOUTH)
The South of Tasmania is also exposed to cool temperatures and strong wind. Drought is added though. Here, at Hobart, the winegrowers do not go without irrigation. But on its sandy schist soils, grows a superb Riesling. Like in Northern Tasmania, also Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon is being cultivated.
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