It can be said that Australia is one of the world powers in the wine country. The country ranks the fourth as one of the top producers and exporters of wine in the world. With more than 2,000 wineries producing different vintages, you will not run out wine regions to visit in the country. It is a land that every wine lover should visit at least one in their lives.
Here is a rundown of wine places you can visit in Australia:
The Barossa Valley
This is high on the list of places one should visit for wine. The Barossa Valley is one of the oldest areas in Australia for wine. Their most famous wines, the Penfolds Grange, are produced in this valley. If you are near Adelaide, make sure to head North to this region so you can sample their Shiraz, Grenaches, Semillons, Rieslings and Cabernet Sauvignons. If you do not have enough time to go anywhere and can only choose only one place to go, this is the one place you should visit. You will definitely be satisfied with their wines.
If you are into Cabernet Sauvignon, visit this ‘Limestone Coast’ region. Just southeast of Adelaide, this area is known to have great soil for this French imported vine. While the climate can support other grapes, the area’s success with the varietal has overshadowed the reputation of the other vines. It is definitely an area that people seeking that plum or black currant tasting wine must visit.
If you want a good place for white wines like Rieslings, Sauvignon Blancs and Chardonnays, make sure to travel to Padthaway. White wines in these areas regularly receive commendations and major awards. Nevertheless, if you have no time to go to this small community, you can find bottles from this region in different retailers across the country.
If you happen to be in the area of Melbourne, make sure that you set time to visit the Yarra Valley. Known for its high-quality Pinot wines, Chardonnays, and Sparkling Wines, and top chefs, the region boosts of wine tours that rivals others in the country. Set in the picturesque Yarra River, one can expect to do activities like camping, trekking, and skiing during winter in the region.
If you really want to understand and taste good vintages, it is not enough that you buy wine from Australia. Make it a point to travel to this beautiful land, and sample their amazing bottles straight from their land.