Murray Darling Wine Region

The Murray Darling wine region boasts year round sunshine which in turn allows for the production of wines with ripe fruit flavours and softness. The region measures from the South Australian border, east to Balranald in NSW and winds itself along the Murray River. It comprises both sides of the Murray and parts of the areas surrounding the Murrumbidgee and Darling Rivers. The main growing areas include those around Mildura, Red Cliffs and Eust
The climate is considered continental as it has a low rainfall and is hot and dry. This climate has helped make the Murray Darling become one of Australia's premier wine regions as it produces bulk table wines and fortifieds. There is a large variety of grapes grown in the region which are harvested late January to mid March. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon have emerged as the premier wines of this region however it also produces fortified varieties such as Colombard, Muscat Gordo Blanco and Semillon. Murray Darling Wineries & Vineyards and New South Wales Accommodation.

Perricoota Wine Region

The Perricoota wine region lies on the New South Wales / Victoria border. It may be NSW's smallest wine region but it produces a wide range of wine styles. The epicentre of the region is the town of Moama which becomes a hive of activity around late February to early April with harvesting. Perricoota Wineries & Vineyards and New South Wales Accommodation.

Riverina Wine Region

Riverina is New South Wales largest wine region producing the bulk of the state's grape harvest. As of such it is mostly known for its bulk wines, however, a few wineries have recently emerged to become some of Australia's premier boutique producers. The region runs west to Broken Hill, south-east to Albury and north-east to Parkes taking in the fruitful areas of Leeton and Griffith. To Indigenous Australians this area is known as Wiradjuri country. Murrin Bridge Vineyard is located in Wiradjuri country and is the first indigenous wine label produced in Australia.

Harvest begins in the Riverina in late February and continues through to April. The most popular grapes grown in the area are Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Gewürztraminer, Marsanne, Semillon and Verdelho and, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, and Shiraz. Riverina Wineries & Vineyards and New South Wales Accommodation.

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