Australians are known for producing the finest beers around the world. But those days are over, as from the past 10 years they have taken over the wine industry by storm. Forget spending hundreds on a bottle of wine from Italy and France- you’ll find the perfect wine in Australia and that too not very expensive.
The Australians produces more than a billion litres in a year and not only are they the innovators of the wine industry but also invented the screw-cap tops due to lack of the quality of cork. They produce Shiraz, Cabernet, Chardonnay, and approximately 130 other wine varieties. Australia is known for its varied geography and climate, is the reason for producing an extended range of wines in each of its states.
Below is the list of finest wine regions in Australia that you can’t afford to miss.
- Clare Valley
Close to Adelaide, Clare Valley is considered as one of the most exquisite of all Australia’s wine regions. However, it is one of the lesser-known areas; Clare produces the most delicate, rich and enchanting wines. It even presents the visitors with a picturesque view along with Aussie bush, pleasing vineyards and traditional stone architecture. You can make it even more enthralling by hopping on a bicycle and riding down the valley.
- Margaret River
The Margaret River region is a place of natural beauty with colourful landscapes and is a home to world-class wine producers. It is best known for its boutiques, craft breweries, and surrounding wineries. This region has built a reputation for fine wines with 215 boutique wine produces. Margaret River is famous for its exceptional blends of Cabernet and Sauvignon Blanc. The best time to visit this area is when the wildflowers are in full bloom which happens in the month of October and November.
- Hunter Valley
The country’s first mercantile vineyards which were established here in the 1830’s, Hunter Valley is Australia’s one of the oldest wine region and is located near Sydney. The region hosts many festivals such as the annual Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival. With scenery being fertile and lush, Hunter Valley is top known for its full-flavoured earthy Shiraz and Chardonnay that develops rich complexities with age.
- Yarra Valley
The Yarra Valley is known to a thriving wine growing industry because of its relatively cool climate which best suit for the production of high-quality Pinot Noir, aromatic Chardonnay, and sparkling wine. At present, the Yarra Valley boasts 300 vineyards and 160 Wineries. Along with the landscape scattered with picturesque wineries, it is also a great place to discover a wide range of rustic cellar doors.
The aboriginal word meaning for Coonawarra is “honeysuckle” which is located on the Limestone Coast bordering Victoria. Coonawarra which is a synonymous for its rust coloured “terra rossa” soil and is known for producing the finest Cabernet Sauvignon, full of plum and blackcurrant fruit.