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Everybody knows that Australia has really unique flora and fauna. Climate and soil are also very interesting and diverse. More precisely, there is a large variety of climates and soil types all over the Australia. Therefore, it is no surprise that the wine from this great country comes in a wide range of flavors that people love and recognize. While Australia produces amazing white and red wines alike, it seems that Shiraz is the trademark wine of Australia. However, there are many more types of wine available. One of the most diverse wine area is the New South Wales. It consists of 14 wine regions, but here are the four most important ones.
Together with Perricoota, Canberra District is the home of the famous Shiraz. Besides Shiraz, this is where you can find some really good Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. There is a lot of draught in this area and vineyards need irrigation. The reason for this are the very hot summers and the type of soil. The soil does not really hold the water that well either. On the other hand, the winters can get very cold. Spring frosts are not unusual either. These extremes in the temperatures and the characteristic soil that is mildly acidic give special flavor to the wines of this region.Prescott Pym
While this is not the place where the posh wines are made, it is definitely the home to the everyday wines that people thoroughly enjoy. Almost three quarters of all wine produced in New South Wales comes from Riverina. Chardonnay and Botrytis Semillon are two most widely produced wine types here. The issue with draught is much easier to overcome in Riverina because it is the home of Lachlan, Murrumbidgee, Murray and Darling rivers. Riverina also boasts the unique competition named International Sweet Wine Challenge. If you search for wine online, you will learn that wines from this region have the best value for money ratio.Sacha Fernandez
While the lower Hunter Valley has warm and damp climate, the higher region is far drier. That difference results in a variety of fine wines. However, Semillon is the king of this area. It is hard to decide whether the Hunter Valley Semillon is better when young or after aging in a bottle. Young wine has distinctive fresh taste that some may associate with lemon. This makes it a perfect wine for the seafood meals. In time, the aroma becomes richer and it gets hints of vanilla and butter. No wonder Jancis Robinson said that this wine is “Australia’s unique gift to the world”.Chewy Chua
Even though the red wines make the 60% of all wine production of this area, the local champion in Orange is Sauvignon Blanc. Orange is a perfect district for wine production. Mount Canobolas is in this region and it gives two great gifts to the winegrowers of this region: basalt salts in the soil and steady rainfall from the skies. However, dry autumns are common and simply perfect for wine growing.Jason Wong
The most famous wine sorts in Australia are Shiraz and Chardonnay. Both of those wine types originated in New South Wales. Moreover, the first vineyards here were started around Sydney, which makes NSW the cradle of Australian wine production. The beautiful scenery, amazing cellars, gorgeous wines and great variety make New South Wales the perfect destination for all wine lovers. They will definitely be amazed by the glorious Australian wines and the hospitality of the excellent wine cellars that have been family businesses for decades.
Roxana is a Sydney based travel enthusiast with a passion for writing. She loves fashion and has an eye for anything visually appealing and aesthetical. She is all about the healthy lifestyle, loves to run with her husband and dogs and has fun cooking exotic meals for her family. You can find her articles on HighStyleLife and StyleByAsia.