New South Wales

To the west, along the Murrumbidgee and Murray Rivers, are the warm climate regions of the Riverina and Perricoota, plus the northern part of Swan Hill and Murray Darling. The Hunter Valley, located in New South Wales, is one of Australia's best known and most historic wine regions. The most widely grown grape varieties are Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. On the other hand, the most cultivated white grape variety is Chardonnay.

  • Latitude: -32 degrees

  • Acres: 85,000

  • Viticultural Areas: 14 (Canberra District, Cowra, Gundagai, Hastings River Hilltops, Hunter Valley, Mudgee, New England, Orange, Riverina, Shoalhaven Coast, Southern Highlands, The Murray, Tumbarumba)

  • Wineries 486

  • Red Grapes Varieties: Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

  • White Grapes Varieties: Chardonnay

  • Altitude of vineyards: 26m / 85feet