Australian Wine

AUSTRALIA IS HOME TO A NUMBER OF THE OLDEST VINES WITHIN THE WORLD

Our wine regions turn out over one hundred totally different grape varieties. Today's wines specific the range of the folks that craft them and also the distinctive regional characteristics of their origins.

A history of Australian wines

The history of Australia wines begins with grape vines from Brazil and Cape of fine Hope, whom firstly arrived to Australia with the primary Fleet in 1788.  

Humidity and too much heat were a problem for initial plantings at Sydney Cove and they never flourished till James Busby became involved in viticulture. In 1831 he went to Europe and brings from the journey 362 varieties of grape vines were planted in the Botanical Gardens in Sydney.

a reproduction assortment was planted at his Hunter depression property and ensuant cuttings created their thanks to numerous components of authority, Victoria and Australian state. several of Australia’s previous vines will trace their history to the initial shako assortment.

The Hunter depression was the primary industrial region with Wyndham Estate being established in 1828. At Year 1850, Australia gets with industrial vineyards were established and productive in most country states. From constellation depression north of Sydney to the Barossa depression in Australian state and also the maritime slopes of the Mornington solid ground the first vignerons embraced the conditions of the Brobdingnagian Australian landscape.  

In the middle of 1850s was formally recorded the annual volume of wine export to the United Kingdom  — 6,200+ liters. 

Phylloxera affected some states within the late 1870’s and many active pockets stay however several areas in Australia are genus Phylloxera free and have terribly previous, ungrafted vines.

Production present days

Today, Australia produces simply four per cent of the world’s wine, however is that the fourth largest bourgeois by volume behind the normal wine-producing giants of European nation, France and European nation. 

Within the 12 months 2010, Australia exported 781,000,000 liters of wine, produced by 2,000+ manufacturers whom used 1,600,000 tonnes of grapes grown on vine-bearing area became slightly beneath 16,000 hectares.

From cosy family front room settings to grand architecturally-designed structures that stand out from vineyards, Australia offers an excellent breadth of remarkable still experiences to cater to each style. There are currently over 100 totally different varieties planted in Australia, the foremost vital of that are:

Adelaide hills
Adelaide Hills

Adelaide Hills

When Adelaide warms up in the summer there is always somewhere nearby to cool off:

Clare Valley
Central Clare Valley

Clare Valley

Riesling is even better entrenched in the prettily pastoral Clare Valley than in the Eden

Coonawarra
Coonawarra

Coonawarra

The story of Coonawarra is to u large extent the story of terra rossa. Indeed,

Eden Valley
Barossa Valley

Eden Valley

The Eden Valley is in the higher, prettier country than the Barossa Valley, Its vineyards,

Margaret River
Central Margaret River

Margaret River

Australia has few landscapes as green or forests as splendid as the soaring karri and

McLaren Vale
Currency Creek

McLaren Vale and Beyond

The Fleurieu Zone, named after the Fleurieu Peninsula, points southwest Irom Adelaide, through MeLareu Vale

Mornington Peninsula
Melbourne

Mornington Peninsula

Every other year the Mornington Peninsula, south of Melbourne, hosts an international Pinot Noir Celebration. For

Hunter Valley

New South Wales

New South Wales, Australian wine’s birthplace, has long since been overtaken by South Australia as

Tasmania
Tamar Valley

Tasmania

The continuing search for cooler Climates In Australia is lending to its southernmost, and sea-girt,

Melbourne
Beechworth

Victoria

In many ways, Victoria is the most interesting, the most dynamic, and certainly the most

Western Australia
Albany

Western Australia

West to east is the way this Atlas travels. “WA” is our landfall, not the

Yarra Valley
Yarra Valley

Yarra Valley

The Yarra Valley is on Melbourne’s doorstep and can offer its famous restaurants and wine