The Best Wine Regions Australia Has To Offer

18th April 2019

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Whether you’re a wine sommelier or a regular tourist who wants to drink wine, Australia should be in your list of places to visit. If you’re not sure where to go, Wine Regions Australia has a list of where to go and a guide for the best places to visit. Here are some of the places you should consider:

King Valley, Victoria

King Valley is between the Alpine National Park and Wangaratta. The region has residents of Italian descent, which is why the kind of wine you’ll mostly find there are of that variety, such as Prosecco, Pinot Grigio, and Nebbiolo.

King Valley is on the North East of Victoria, Australia. It has a changing climate because it’s a mountain range, where the valley is slightly warmer than on the upper slopes.

The region used to have a lot of tobacco farms until the 1970s when laws phased out the farms. When the farmers could no longer grow tobacco, they replaced it with vineyards and made wine. It’s now home to many generations of winemaking families who produce Italian varieties of wine

Yarra Valley

If you’re looking for the best sparkling wines in Australia, you’ll find them in Yarra Valley. This region is about an hour away from Melbourne. It has a temperate climate so many varieties of grapes can grow here, which are used for making Chardonnay, Shiraz, Pinot Noir, and Cabaret.

This region is smaller compared to many other wine regions in Australia, but it’s home to over 160 wineries with large companies, as well as small family-owned boutique wineries. With over 300 vineyards, it also presents a picturesque landscape that you’ll enjoy taking photos of.

Margaret River

If you’re looking for an award-winning Sauvignon Blanc, you’ll find it in Margaret River in Western Australia. Many winemaking families also reside in this part of the country. And even though the wine industry here started later than others, it’s still able to produce exquisite Chardonnay and delicious Semillon

Aside from the premium wine, you can try, you can also enjoy the beautiful scenery that Margaret River can offer. Full blooms of wildflowers will invite you in to walk along the trails. The best time to visit is sometime around October and November to make the most out of your trip.

Barossa Valley

If you’re looking for a wine region that’s easy to go to, you should try Barossa Valley in Southern Australia. You would only need to travel for 45 minutes from Adelaide to reach many wineries in that area.

Barossa Valley is one of the oldest wine regions in Australia, which is about 150 years old. If you’re looking for a dessert wine for your wedding, give this place a visit, and you’ll find numerous kinds of wine here, including Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. While you go wine tasting, you might even want to visit Eden Valley for a beautiful view of Barossa.

Hunter Valley

Hunter Valley is probably the oldest wine region in Australia and is home to big names in the wine industry, such as Tulloch Wines and Tyrrell’s Wines. You can reach the area through a two-hour drive from Sydney.

Hunter Valley is not just a place famous for its long-aging Semillon and full-flavored Shiraz and Chardonnay, but it’s also a renowned tourist spot. There is plenty to do in the region aside from wine tasting. You can also go bird watching and climbing, as well as visit spas and golf courses, and even walking through the beautiful landscape.

You’ll find that there are plenty of tourists that visit Hunter Valley, so head’s up for those who don’t like too many people. If you want, you can go on a hot air balloon to get a view of the region from up the clouds.

Tamar Valley

Tamar Valley produces world-renowned wines such as Pinot Noir, Riesling, and Chardonnay. The valley is in Tasmania, Australia, which is on the coast of the Tamar River. Only around 20 vineyards line the valley, but it’s also a tourist spot where you can do many activities, too.

Make sure to have a taste of the locally produced food there, because Tamar Valley is also an agricultural area. You can also explore different landscapes and go on river cruises on Tamar River.

Final Thoughts

You might have heard of the many horrors of the creatures lurking in Australia. There is plenty of weird stuff you’ll find on the Internet these days that it might scare you off to try and visit many countries in the world. But don’t let what you see online deter you from visiting the many wine regions where you’ll find many great tasting wines in Australia.

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