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.
Hawke’s Bay is the country’s second-largest wine region after Marlborough. It can be divided into five subregions each with its own distinctly different terroir.
Langhorne Creek has been “discovered,” initially large part due to the energetic advocacy of Wolf Blass, who started making wines from the region’s fruit in 1967.
Langhorne Creek has a long and distinguished history as a premium wine region, especially for dry reds and fortifieds.
Nelson has 42 mostly small family wineries and just 27 grape growers. It ranks as New Zealand’s sixth-largest wine region in terms of vineyard area.