In addition to its beaches, its immensity and its natural environment, Australia are known for its wines. The experts on the matter will know it well. Australian wine turns out to be one of the most sought-after in the international market. With approximately 140,000 hectares devoted to the cultivation of grapes, its wine industry is one of the country’s leading.
The Australian wine industry has been developing with particular intensity since the end of the last century. Up to the point where the areas destined for the cultivation of vineyards have multiplied. This has increased the production and export some of the best Australian wines in the world.
This country of Oceania that exports just over 55% of the wine it produces. Australian winemakers have made quality their main hallmark. And many have found in the United States of America its main foreign consumer.
Wine Producing Areas
The climatic conditions and the biodiversity of their soils are, together with the natural environment in which their vineyards grow.
Today some of the most prestigious old world vines are grown in the different wine regions of the country with excellent results. The vineyards are mainly found in four states:
Victoria, a fairly cool climate region, with vineyards near the city of Melbourne where Pinot Noir plantations abound.
South Australia, with Coonawarra as a region that boasts having the best vineyards. Especially the Barossa Valley is one of the most visited viticulture regions in the world producing famous Riesling wines. This is in addition to those produced with Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Malbec.
New South Wales – in the Hunter Valley region, near Sydney – where the production of white wines of the Chardonnay and Semillon varieties abounds. Especially the region of Western Australia, the historic region where the first Australian wine establishment was founded. The Cabernet Sauvignon, Semillon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin, Chardonnay, and Shiraz are the most cultivated varieties in this area.
A testament to Australia’s Quality Wine
Among all the cultivated varieties, the Shiraz is a wine of delicious flavor that gives off the essence of the ground in which their vines grow.
And to get their different grape varieties – both white and red – with which to produce both young wines and wines susceptible to aging,
Australian wines have won medals in almost all major international wine competitions and have set records for the price of a single bottle. And just think, all this since the first bunch of grapes was harvested just over 200 years ago.