Central Otago is New Zealand’s most glamorous wine region. It’s the playground of the rich and famous who flock there to enjoy spectacular scenery, winter skiing and delicious pinot noir.
If ever a wine region punched above its weight, it’s the Canberra District. With less than 500 hectares of vines, it has 34 wine producers and a tiny but disproportionately important share of the national wine production.
For a good 70 years, Coonawarra has been regarded as Australia’s leading region for cabernet sauvignon and one of its best for red wine generally.
Wairarapa is on the south-eastern tip of the North Island and embraces the three subregions of Masterton, Gladstone and Martinborough.
Welcome to the Barossa Valley, Australia’s most famous wine region. It’s an area that’s still strongly influenced by the Lutheran settlers who arrived from Silesia in Germany around the middle of the 19th century.
The Barossa Valley is said to be the most recognised wine region name in Australia.
It is Sauvignon Blanc Day on Friday 7th May, nicely coinciding with The Real Review LIVE tasting of eight top Marlborough wines.
Marlborough is the engine room that drives the New Zealand wine industry. With around two-thirds of the national vineyard area, it is easily the country’s largest wine region.
Iain Seabrook reflects on the early days of vineyards and wine in the Mornington Peninsula.
The Mornington Peninsula is a privileged piece of Australia’s viticultural landscape. Expensive real estate, it was historically the playground of Melbourne’s wealthy—their cool-climate and water-side playground.