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Australia

Its vast size and huge range of climatic and geographical conditions, makes it one of the most versatile wine-growing countries in the world. Overall, the climate is affected by its southerly latitude, but regional features such as altitude and proximity to the oceans also play a significant role.

Wine is produced in all of Australia’s six states. However, the vast majority is made in the southeast, in New South Wales, Victoria and particularly South Australia. The latter accounts for about half of the country’s annual output.

Western Australia only accounts for around two percent of national production. However the best wineries are well known on export markets. The Bordeaux red blends of the Margaret River are the flagship wines of the state.

This variety of growing conditions results in a broad portfolio of wine styles. By way of illustration, blockbuster Shiraz is produced in the Barossa Valley in South Australia. The neighbouring Eden Valley, at higher altitudes, is the home of many of Australia’s best Rieslings. The Clare Valley portfolio also ranges from gutsy reds to elegant Riesling and Chardonnay.

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