Gundagai Wine Region

Gundagai is one of Australia's newest wine regions and lies between Canberra and Wagga Wagga. The Snowy Mountains are the backdrop in the regions south-east and running west through the region is the Murrumbidgee River. Tumut and Gundagai are the regions main wine producing towns.

The main varieties grown in the region are Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Shiraz. Semillon has emerged as the regions most distinctive wine. Harvest time begins in late February and continues through to mid March.

The Gundagai wine region holds the Dog on the Tuckerbox festival every year and is the perfect stopover between Sydney and Melbourne. Gundagai Wineries & Vineyards and New South Wales Accommodation.

Hilltops Wine Region

The Hilltops region is part of the Murray-Darling Basin and centres on the town of Young. The region has cool climate conditions with snow in winter and most rainfall occurring from mid spring to mid autumn. These cool and dry conditions create complex and elegant wines.

In the 1860s, Nichole Jaspprizza a Croatian immigrant, planted the first vines as a means to supply alcohol to the diggers on the goldfields. Since then the Hilltops region has remained one of Australia's most stirring viticultural regions.

There is a large variety of grapes growing here including Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Zinfandel. Young is famous for its cherries so there is no wonder that cherry liquor is produced here. Harvest time begins late March and runs to late April. Hilltops Wineries & Vineyards and New South Wales Accommodation.

Tumbarumba Wine Region

The Tumbarumba region is planted in the foothills of the Australian Alps. The vines are grown in fertile soils at elevations ranging between 500 and 800 metres. The alpine climate makes Tumbarumba ideal for the production of premium sparkling wine and top end table wine .

Harvest time is later in this region due to the cool climate, beginning in late March and continuing through to mid April. A variety of premium wines are grown here Cabernet Shiraz, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc. In February the region has a food and wine festival called Tumbafest. Tumbarumba Wineries & Vineyards and New South Wales Accommodation.

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