🇦🇺 NEW SOUTH WALES State


NEW SOUTH WALES IS   Zones- 9     GI.- 31     @Sydney

  • WHITE= Ansonica, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Fiano, Gewurztraminor, Marsanne, Moscato, Sémillon, Pinot Gri, Riesling, Saperavi, Sauvignon Blanc, Sylvaner, Verdelho, Vermentino, Viognier
  • RED= Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Durif, Garnacha, Malbec, Merlot, Mourvèdre, Nebbiolo, Pinotage, Pinot Noir, Petit Verdot, Sagrantino, Sangiovese, Shiraz, Tannat, Tempranillo

GEOGRAPHY Australia(South-East), STATE-New South Wales

  • BORDERS-South AustraliaState(West), VictoriaState(South)
  • Sub-Zones- Big RiversZone, Central RangesZone, Hunter ValleyZone, Northern RiverZone, Northern SlopesZone, Southern New South WalesZone, South CoastZone, QueenlandZone, TasmaniaZone
  • GI’s- Broke Fordwich GI., Canberra District GI., Coal River Valley GI., Cowra GI., Derwent Vallye GI., East-Coast GI., Granit Belt GI., Gundagai GI., Hastings River GI., Hilltops GI., Hunter GI., Huon Valley/ Channel GI., Mudgee GI., Murray Darling GI., New England GI., North-East GI., North-West GI., Orange GI., Perricoota GI., Piper River GI., Pokolbin GI., Riverina GI., Scenic Rim GI., Shoalhaven Coast GI., South Bernett GI., Southern Highlands GI., Swan District GI., Swan Hill GI., Tamar Valley GI., Tumbarumba GI., Upper Hunter Valley GI.

TOPOGRAPHY Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous

  • Great Dividing Range- AKA=Eastern Highlands, Australia’s Largest Mountain Range (3rd. Largest In World, 3,500 km. North-South) and Makes Up Australia’s Eastern Coast/ New South Wales Mountains. Range Consists of Mountains, Upland Area, Plateaus and Escarpments

SOILS Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Volcanic, Black Silky Loams, Red Clay, Sand

CLIMATE Continental With Maritime Influences/ Micro Climates

  • *Summers– Hot, Dry   |   *Winters– Cold, Wet


BIG RIVERS Zone    GI.s- 5     @

  • WHITE=   |    RED=  **Refer to GI’s For Grape Variety Information.
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-New South Wales(South-West), ZONE-Big Rivers, LATITUDE:S
    • Sub-Zones- Marray Darling GI., Perricoota GI., Riverina GI., Swan District GI., Swan Hill GI.
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Flat/ Rolling, On~Murry/ Murrumbidgee~Rivers~
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary
  • CLIMATE- Continental
    • Estates/ Producers

MURRAY DARLING GI.     @Balranald

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Fiano, Moscato, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier
  • RED= Malbec, Merlot, Nebbiolo, Petit Verdot, Sagrantino, Shiraz
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-New South Wales, ZONE-Big Rivers
    • BORDERS-Swan Hill GI.(South-East),  @Hw.#A20
    • (GI. Laps)VictoriaState/ North-West VictoriaZone
  • TOPOGRAPHY Flat/ Rolling, On~Murray/ Darling~Rivers~
  • CLIMATE- Continental,  *Summers– Hot, Dry   |   *Winters– Cold, Wet
  • VITICULTURE- 25,000 ha. Planted
    • Estates/ Producers- Chalmers, Deakin, La La Land, Little Eden, Spee’Wah

SWAN HILL GI.      @Swan Hill

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Moscato, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Sagrantino
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-New South Wales, ZONE-Big Rivers
    • BORDERS-Murray Darling GI.(North-West), @Hw.#B40o
    • (GI. Laps)VictoriaState/ North-West VictoriaZone
  • TOPOGRAPHY Rolling, On~Murray~River~
  • VITICULTURE-  ? haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers- Buller, Eighth Horse

SWAN DISTRICT GI.      @

  • WHITE= Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Verdelho
  • RED= Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-New South Wales, ZONE-Big Rivers
  • TOPOGRAPHY Rolling, SLOPES/ ?, +Alt. 45mt.
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary
    • Alluvial…Red-Loam, Sand With Limestone Sub-Soil
  • CLIMATE- “Mediterranean”  ,  *Summers– Warm, Hot
  • VITICULTURE-   ? haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers-

RIVERINA GI.     @Griffith

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Moscato, Riesling, Semillon, Vermentino
  • RED= Aglianico, Cabernet Sauvignon, Dolcetto,  Durif, Nero d’Avola, Petit Verdot, Shiraz, Saint Macaire, Tempranillo, Touriga
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-New South Wales(South-Central), ZONE-Big Rivers
  • TOPOGRAPHY Flat/ Rolling, On~Lachlan/ Murrumbidgee~Rivers~
  • CLIMATE- Continental*Summers– Hot
  • VITICULTURE-   ? haPlanted
  • VITICULTURE- Late Harvest,  Botrytis
    • Estates/ Producers- Berton, Calabria(*1945), Casella, De Bortoli, Lillypilly, McWilliam’s, Nugan, Spotlight, Wagga Wagga, Warburn, Westend

PERRICOOTA GI.     @Moama

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Moscato, Riesling, Semillon, Verdelho, Vermentino
  • RED= Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Durif, Grenache, Mourvedre, Petit Verdot, Sangiovese, Shiraz
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-New South Wales(South-Central), ZONE-Big Rivers
  • TOPOGRAPHY Rolling, On~Murray~River~
  • SOILS- MetamorphicSedimentary, Alluvial
  • CLIMATE- Continental,  *Summers– Hot, Dry   |   *Winters– Cold, Wet
  • VITICULTURE- ? ha. Planted,  Irrigation Needed
    • Estates/ Producers- Moama, Morrison Riverview, Redbox, Silver Fox, St. Annes, Stevens Brooks


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QUEENSLAND Zone    GI.s- 4    @Brisbane

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Gewurztraminor, Moscato, Pinot Gri, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon, Sylvaner, Verdelho, Viognier
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Durif, Garnacha, Malbec, Merlot, Mourvedre, Nebbiolo, Petit Verdot, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Shiraz, Tempranillo
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-New South Wales, ZONE-Queensland
    • Sub-Zones– Granite Belt GI., Scenic Rim GI.South Bernett GI.
  • TOPOGRAPHY- “Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly
  • SOILS- Metamorphic
  • CLIMATE- Continental With “Maritime Influences
    • *Summers–  Hot, Dry   |   *Winters– Wet, Cold
  • VITICULTURE- 8,900 haPlanted

GRANITE BELT GI.      @Stanthorpe

  • WHITE= Ansonica, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Fiano, Marsanne, Moscato, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Saperavi, Semillon, Sylvaner, Verdelho, Vermentino, Viognier
  • RED= Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Durif, Garnacha, Malbec, Merlot, Mourvedre, Nebbiolo, Petit Verdot, Pinotage, Pinot Noir, Sagrantino, Sangiovese, Shiraz, Tannat, Tempranillo
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-New South Wales, ZONE-Queensland,  LATITUDE: 28° S
  • TOPOGRAPHY Rolling/ HillySLOPES/ Great Dividing Range, +Alt. 800mt.- 1,000mt.
  • SOILS- Metemorphic Granite, Sand
  • VITICULTURE- 240 haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers- Ambar Hill, Ballandean, Bird Dog, Boireann, Casley, Golden Grove, Pyramids Road, Ravens Croft, Ridgemill, Robert Channon, Sirromet, Summit, Symphony Hill, Witches Fall
    • Vineyards- Mount Hutton, Rosemary Hill, Somme Lane
  • CULTURE- ~Etymology~ Refers to the 200 Million Year Old Granite Formation.

SOUTH BERNETT GI.      @Kingaroy

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Semillon, Verdelho
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Durif, Garnacha, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Sangiovese, Shiraz
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-New South Wales, ZONE-Queensland,  LATITUDE: 26° S
  • TOPOGRAPHY Hilly, SLOPES/ Great Diving Range, Coast Range, +Alt. 300mt.- 600mt.
  • SOILS- Metemorphic, Sedimentary, Basalt, Granite, Clay
  • CLIMATE- Sub-Tropical, Rain
  • VITICULTURE-   ? haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers– Clovely, Crane, Kingsley Grove

SCENIC RIM GI.      @

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Moscato, Pinot Gris
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-New South Wales, ZONE-Queensland
  • TOPOGRAPHY Rolling/ Hilly, SLOPES/ ?, +Alt. ?
  • VITICULTURE- ?  haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers


NORTHERN SLOPES Zone  GI.s- 1      @

  • WHITE=      |    RED=  **Refer to GI’s For Grape Variety Information
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-New South Wales, ZONE-Northern Slopse,  LATITUDE: ?°  ‘S
    • Sub-Zones- New England GI.
  • TOPOGRAPHY Rolling/ Hilly

NEW ENGLAND AUSTRALIA GI.       @Inverell

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Gewurztraminor, Semillon, Viognier
  • RED= Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Pinotage, Shiraz, Tannat, Tempranillo,
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-New South Wales(North), ZONE-Northern Slopes
    • North of Hunter Valley(    km.)
  • TOPOGRAPHY Rolling/ Hilly, SLOPES/ Great Dividing Range, +Alt. 400mt.- 1,000mt.
  • SOILS- “Metamorphic, Granite Volcanic, Basalt, Terra Rossa Sedimentary, Alluvial
  • CLIMATE- Continental
  • VITICULTURE- 150 ha. Planted
    • Estates/ Producers- Blickling, Merilba, Thomas New England, Reedy Creek, Topper Mountain, Whyworry, Zappa


NORTHERN RIVERS Zone   GI.s- 1     @Newcastle

  • WHITE= Chasselas, Gewurtztraminer
  • RED= Barbera, Chambourcin, Ruby Cabernet
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-New South Wales, ZONE-Northern Rivers,  LATITUDE: 31° S
    • Sub-Zones- Hasting River GI.
  • TOPOGRAPHY Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean,   *Summers– Hot, Humid   |    *Winters– Cold, Wet
  • VITICULTURE- ? haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers- Alderley Creek, Divers Luck, Friday Creek, Great Lakes, Red Tail, Stroud Valley, Two Tails

HASTINGS RIVER GI.      @Port Macquarie

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Semillon, Viognier
  • RED= Barbera, Chambourcin, Cabernet Sauvignon, Norton, Shiraz, Tannat,
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-New South Wales, ZONE-Northern River, LATITUDE: 31°S
  • TOPOGRAPHY Rolling/ Hilly, SLOPES/ Broken Bago Range, +Alt. ?
    • On~Hasting~River~
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Volcanic, Basalt, Red Soils, Sedimentary, Alluvial
  • CLIMATE-
  • VITICULTURE-  ?   haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers- Bago, Cassegrain, Douglas Vale, Inneslake, Long Point, Sherwood


HUNTER VALLEY Zone    GI.s- 4      @Cessnock

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Fiano, Semillon, Verdelho
  • RED= Barbera, Shiraz, Tempranillo
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-New South Wales(South-West), ZONE-Hunter Valley
    • North of Sydney-City(   km.),  LATITUDE: 32.5° S
    • Sub-ZonesUpper Hunter Valley, Lower Hunter Valley, Broke Fordwich GI., Pokolbin GI.
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley(Hunter), SLOPES/ Brokenback Ranges, +Alt. ?
    • On~Coast~(Near/   km.)
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Red Duplex, Loam, Sandy Alluvial
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean,   *Summers– Hot, Humid   |    *Winters– Cold, Wet
  • VITICULTURE- 2,323 ha. Planted,   Botrytis
    • Australias Oldest Commercial Grape Growing Region, 11 ha. of Pre-1900 Old-Vine.
  • VINICULTURE-
    • 4 Styles of Hunter Valley Semillon
      •  Un-Oaked(Single Varietal),  Oaked(Single Varietal),  Blended,  Desert Wine
    • Estates/ Producers- Andrew Thomas, De Bortol, Brokenwood, De Luis, Hungerford, Keith Tulloch, Lindemans, Margan, McGuigan, McWilliam’s Mount, Mount Pleasant, Poole’s Rock, Tinklers, Two Rivers, Tyrrell’s
    • Vineyards- Braemore, Field of Mars, Garden, Graveyard, HDV(*1908), Long Flat, Old Hill, Old Paddock, Rosehill, Stevens, Tallawanta(1920), Trevena Kindred, Vanessa Vale
  • CULTURE-
    • PIONEERS~ ~James Busby~ Godfather of Australia Viticulture
    • PIONEERS~ ~Founding Families~ Draytons, McGuigans, Tyrrells, Wyndhams
    • DtheV.com Awards-Worlds Best”~ Hunter Valley
      •  “Top Australia Wine Region” (3rd. Place)
      • **Refer to WINE CULTURE/ Derek’s Top 6 List For Detailed Information.

HUNTER GI.    @Singleton

  • WHITE= Semillon, Chardonnay, Verdelho
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-New South Wales, ZONE-Hunter Valley
    • BORDERS-Mungee GI.(West), Sub-GI’s- Upper Hunter Valley GI.
  • CLIMATE- Sub-Tropical With Mediterranean Influences
    • *Summers– Hot, Dry    |    *Winters– Wet, Cold
  • VITICULTURE- ?   haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers-
  • UPPER HUNTER VALLEY GI.      @Muswellbrock
    • WHITE= Semillon
    • RED= Shiraz
    • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-New South Wales, ZONE-Hunter Valley(North)
      • In Hunter GI., @Hw.#A15
    • TOPOGRAPHY Rolling/ Hilly
    • CLIMATE- Mediterranean*Summers–  Hot/ Dry   |   *Winters– Cold, Wet
    • VITICULTURE- ?  haPlanted
      • Estates/ Producers- Rosemount, Tyrrell’s
      • Vineyards- Johnno’s

BROKE FORDWICH GI.      @

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Semillon, Verdelho
  • RED= Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-New South Wales, ZONE-Hunter Valley(South-East), In Hunter GI.
    • BORDERS-Pokolbin GI.(East),  LATITUDE: 32.5° S
  • TOPOGRAPHY Rolling”, On~Wollombi~Brook/ River~
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Volcanic, Fordwich Sill(Red Clay), Basalt, Alluvial
  • CLIMATE- Continental
  • VITICULTURE-haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers- Little Wine Company, Krinklewood, Margan
    • Vineyards- Fordwich Hill(2ha.)

POKOLBIN GI.      @Pokolbin

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Semillon
  • RED= Merlot, Shiraz
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-New South Wales, ZONE-Hunter Valley(South-East), In Hunter GI.
    • BORDERS-Broke Fordwich GI.(West), LATITUDE: 32.5° S
  • VITICULTURE-   haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers- Drayton’s Family, Marsh, Pokolbin, Tulloch


CENTRAL RANGES Zone    GI.s- 3      @

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Colombard, Marsanne, Moscato, Semillon, Vermentino, Viognier
  • RED= Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lagrein, Merlot, Ruby Cabernet, Sangiovese, Shiraz
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-New South Wales, ZONE-Central Ranges,  LATITUDE: 20.1° S
    • BORDERS-Hunter Valley Zone(North-West), West of Sydney-City(   km.)
    • Sub-Zones- Cowra GI., Mudgee GI., Orange GI.
  • TOPOGRAPHY Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly
    • SLOPES/ Great Dividing Range/ Blue Mountains, +Alt. 600mt.- 1,000mt.
  • VITICULTURE- ? haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers- Banderra, Chateau Champsaur, Monument, Vale Creek

MUDGEE GI.     @Mungee

  • WHITE= Arneis, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Greco, Semillon, Sylvaner, Viognier
  • RED= Aglianico, Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lagrein, Merlot, Sangiovese, Shiraz, Tempranillo, Tinta Cao, Touriga
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-New South Wales, ZONE-Central Ranges(North-East)
    • North-West of Sydney-City(200 km.), BORDERS-Hunter Valley “Zone”(East)
    • CITIES-Gulgong, Hill End, Rylstone, Sofala
  • TOPOGRAPHY Rolling/ Hilly, SLOPES/ ?, +Alt. 400mt.- 500mt.
  • CLIMATE- Continental
  • VITICULTURE- ?  ha.  Planted
    • Estates/ Producers- Andrew Harris, Botobolar, Craigmoor, Di Lusso, First Ridge, Logan, Mansfield, Poet’s Corner, Rosemount, Skimstone, W Wine, Well Mannered

ORANGE GI.      @Orange

  • WHITE= Chardonnay 18%, Sauvignon Blanc 13%, Pinot Gri 8%, Marsanne, Moscato, Riesling, Viognier
  • RED= Shiraz 21%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10%, Merlot 9%, Barbera, Nebbiolo, Petit Verdot, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Tannat, Tempranillo, Zinfandel
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-New South Wales, ZONE-Central Ranges(Central)
    • West of Sidney-City(     km.)
  • TOPOGRAPHY Flat/ Rolling/ HillySLOPES/ Blue Mountains, +Alt. 600mt.- 1,000mt.
    • VOLCANISM~ ~Mount Canobolas~
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Volcanic, Basalt, Sedimentary, Shale, Limestone
  • CLIMATE- Continental, Coolest of Sub-Zones
  • VITICULTURE- 2,000 haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers- Angullong, Bloodwood, Borrodell, Colmar, Hamiltons Bluff, Faisan, Logan Mayfield, Printhie, Mayfield, Pepper Tree, Ross Hill, Rowlee

COWRA GI.      @Cowra

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Verdelho, Viognier
  • RED= Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnacha, Merlot, Mourvedre, Petit Verdot, Sangiovese, Shiraz, Tempranillo
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-New South Wales, ZONE-Central Ranges(South-West)
    • CITIES-Billimari, Canowindra, Cowra,  LATITUDE: 33.5° S
  • TOPOGRAPHY Flat/ Rolling/ HillySLOPES/ Great Dividing Range, +Alt.?
    • On~Belubula/ Lachlan~Rivers~
  • CLIMATE- Continental
  • VITICULTURE- ?  ha. Planted
    • Estates/ Producers- Brokenwood, Catherine’s Ridge, Cowra, Hamiltons Bluff, Muligan Wongara, Mulyan, Rosnay, Wallington, Windowrie


SOUTH COAST Zone     GI.s-2      @Sydney

  • WHITE=   |    RED= **Refer to GI’s For Grape Variety Information.
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-New South Wales(Coastal), ZONE-South Coast  LATITUDE:   ° S
    • From New Castle City In North to Border With Gippsland In South.
    • Sub-Zones- Shoalhaven Coast GI., Southern Highlands GI.
  • TOPOGRAPHY Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly
  • SOILS- Metamorphic
  • CLIMATE- Continental
    • Estates/ Producers- Cobbity, Lyrebird Ridge, Rusty Fig, Tizzana

SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS GI.       @Mittagong

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Riesling, Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Nebbiolo, Pinot Noir, Shiraz
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-New South Wales, ZONE-South Coast
    • CITIES-Berrima, Bowral, Mittagong, Moss Vale
  • TOPOGRAPHY Rolling, SLOPES/ Great Dividing Range, +Alt. 600mt.- 800mt.
  • VITICULTURE- ?  haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers- Artemis, Bendooley, Centennial, Cherry Hill, Cuttaway Hill, Eling Forest, Far Ago, Joadja, St Maur Argyle, Termini

SHOALHAVEN COAST GI.      @

  • WHITE= Arneis, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Semillon
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Nebbiolo, Shiraz, Tannat
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-New South Wales, ZONE-South Coast
    • From Kiama(North) to Durras(South)
  • TOPOGRAPHY Rolling, On~Coast/ ~
  • CLIMATE- Continental, Influence of Ocean
  • VITICULTURE- ?  haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers- Bawley Vale, Coolangatta, Cupitt,  Roselea, The Silos, Two Figs


SOUTHERN NEW SOUTH WALES Zone  GI.s- 4     @

  • WHITE=    |    RED=  **Refer to GI’s For Grape Variety Information
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-New South Wales, ZONE-Southern New South Wales, LATITUDE:  ° S
    • Sub-Zones- Canberra District GI., Gundagai GI., Hilltops GI., Tumbarumba GI.
  • TOPOGRAPHY Rolling

HILLTOPS GI.     @Young

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Semillon, Viognier
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Corvina, Merlot, Pinto Meunier, Rondinella, Sangiovese,  Shiraz, Tempranillo, Touriga
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-New South Wales, ZONE-Southern New South Wales(North-West)
  • TOPOGRAPHY RollingSLOPES/ ?, +Alt. 450mt.- 900mt. LATITUDE: 34.2 S
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Volcanic, Granite, Clay, Basalt
  • CLIMATE- Continental
  • VITICULTURE- 600 haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers- Ballinaclash, Barwang, Binbilla, Chalkers Crossing, Clonakilla Freeman, Grove, Lockwood, Trandari, Woodonga Hill, Moppity

TUMBARUMBA GI.      @Tumbarumba

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc
  • RED= Pinot Noir, Shiraz
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-New South Wales, ZONE-Southern New South Wales(East)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous
    • SLOPES/ Snowy Mountain, +Alt. 1,000mt.- 2,500mt.
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Granite, Volcanic, Basalt
  • CLIMATE- Continental With Alpine Influence
  • VITICULTURE- ?  haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers- Barwang, Eden Road, Hungerford Hill, McWilliam’s

GUNDAGAI GI.       @Gundagai

  • WHITE= Chardonnay
  • RED= Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnacha, Nebbiolo, Nero d’Avola, Sangiovese, Shiraz
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-New South Wales, ZONE-Southern New South Wales(East)
    • South-West of Canberra(150km.)
  • TOPOGRAPHY Rolling/ Hilly, SLOPES/ ?+Alt. 320mt. @Hw.#M31
    • BETWEEN-Mountains & Riverina Plains, On~Murrumibidgee~River~
  • SOILS- Metamorphic,Volcanic, Red Clay Loam
  • VITICULTURE-  ? haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers- Borambola, Eden Road, Paterson’s, Tumblong Hills(202ha.)

CANBERRA DISTRICT GI.      @Canberra

  • WHITE= Arneis, Chardonnay, Marsanne, Riesling, Roussanne, Viognier
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Gamay, Nebbiolo, Sagrantino, Sangiovese, Shiraz
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-New South Wales, ZONE-Southern New South Wales
    • CITIES-Canberra, Lake George, Murrumbateman
  • TOPOGRAPHY– “Rolling/ HillySLOPES/Lake George Range, +Alt. 500mt.- 800mt.
  • CLIMATE- Continental, Cool
  • VITICULTURE- 340 haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers- Barton, Capital, Clonakilla, Four Winds, Helm, Lark Hill, Mallaluka, Ravensworth, Quarry Hill, Sassafras, Yarrh
    • Vineyards- T & L


TASMANIA Zone   @Hobart

  • WHITE= Chardonnay 25%, Pinot Gris 8%, Riesling 8%, Arneis, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
  • RED= Pinot Noir 47%, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Dornfelder, Gamay, Merlot, Pinot Meunier
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-South of Australia, ZONE-Tasmania, LATITUDE: 41.1°- 42.9° S
    • Island Off Coast of New South Wales/Victoria, Separated by the 240 km. Wide Bass Strait.
    • South of Melbourne-City(418km.)
    • Northern Sector-  East-Coast GI., North-East GI., North-West GI., Pipers River GI., Tamar Valley GI.
    • Southern Sector- Coal River Valley GI., Derwent Valley GI., Huon Valley/ Channel GI
  • TOPOGRAPHY Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly, Multiple Mountain Ranges
    • On~Island~Southern~Ocean~
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Volcanic, Basalt
    • Sedimentary, Limestone, Brown Dermosol, Podosol, Red Ferrosol, Brown Chromosol
    • Majority of Tasmania Soils Formed Between Holcene and  Triassic Period.
  • CLIMATE- Maritime, *Summers– Hot, Dry   |   *Winters– Cold, 
    • +Rain Shadow,  +WINDS/~Westerly~ Origins…Southern Ocean
  • VITICULTURE- 2,100 ha. Planted,  (52% White/ 48% Red)
    • Tasmania Produces Less Than 1% of Australia Output.
    • Tasmania’s Lower Latitude Means a Longer Growing Season.
    • CHALLENGES– Frost, High Winds at Flowering
  • VINICULTURE- Sparkling(35% of Tasmania Sparkling Production)
    • Estate/Producers-(Not Found In Demarcated Sub-Zone) Devil’s Corner, Winter Brook
  • HISTORY- 1788- @Adventure Bay– First Vines Planted
  • CULTURE- ASSOCIATIONS~ ~Wine Tasmania~
    • PIONEERS~ ~Bartholomew Broughton~ 1823, Planted First “Commercial” Vines
    • FESTIVALS~ ~Tasmanian Wine Show~ (January)
    • WINNER Worlds Best~ Tasmania
      • DtheV.com Awards Top Australia Wine Region (6th. Place)
      • **Refer to WINE CULTURE/ Derek’s Top 6 List For Detailed Information.

**Tasmania Images Courtesy of “Delong Maps”, Purchase These Maps at Delongwine.com


Northern Sector

NORTH-WEST GI.     @Devonport

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Pinot Gris
  • RED= Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-New South Wales, ZONE-Tasmania(North)
  • TOPOGRAPHY Rolling, On~Coast/ Bass Straight~
  • VITICULTURE- 30 haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers- Emilia Wines, Ghost Rock, Lake Barrington, Leven Valley

TAMAR VALLEY GI.     @Launceston

  • WHITE= Chardonnay 38%, Arneis, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc
  • RED= Pinot Noir 26%, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-New South Wales, ZONE-Tasmania(North)
    • BORDERS-North East GI.(North-East), Pipers River GI.(North-East)
  • TOPOGRAPHY Rolling/ Valley(Tamar), On~Tamar~River~
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary,  Grey Sands, Clay Loam, Brown Chromosol, Gravel
    • Volcanic, Basalt
  • CLIMATE- Maritime, INFLUENCED/ Bass Strait, Warmest Area On Island.
  • VITICULTURE- 502  haPlanted
  • VINICULTURE- Sparkling
    • Estates/ Producers- Bellwether, Brown Brothers, Glenview, Goaty Hill, Holm Oak, Josef Chromy, Moores Hill, Moorilla, Pirie, Sen, Silk Hill, Simha, Stoney Rise, Tamar Ridge, Two Tonne, Velo Wines, White Hills

NORTH-EAST GI.      @Pipers Brook

  • WHITE= Chardonnay
  • RED= Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-New South Wales, ZONE-Tasmania(North)
    • BORDERS-Tamar Valley GI.(South-West)
  • TOPOGRAPHY RollingOn~Coast/ Bass Straight~
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Volcanic, Alluvial-Limestone, Red Ferrosol
  • VITICULTURE-   ? haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers-

PIPERS RIVER GI.      @Birdport

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
  • RED= Gamay, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-New South Wales, ZONE-Tasmania(South-East)
  • TOPOGRAPHY Hilly/ Valley, +Alt. 380 mt., On~Piper~River~
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, “Volcanic, Alluvial, Limestone, Red Ferrosol, Basalt
  • CLIMATE- Maritime, Some Humidity, INFLUENCED/ Bass Strait
  • VITICULTURE- 289 haPlanted
  • VINICULTURE- Sparkling
    • Estates/ Producers- Bay of Fires, Bellebonne, Brook Eden(2.5ha.), Clover Hill, Cork Cutters, Dalrymple(10ha,), Delamere, Jansz(21ha./Sparkling), Lebrina, Piper Brooks(*1974), Providence(2ha.), Russell & Suitor, Sinapius
    • Vineyards- Apogee, Home
  • CULTURE– PIONEERS~ ~Andrew Pirie~ Planted First Vineyard at Piper Brooks.

EAST-COAST GI.       @Bicheno

  • WHITE= Chardonnay
  • RED= Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-New South Wales, ZONE-Tasmania(East)
  • TOPOGRAPHY Rolling/ Valley(Apsley)On~Coast/ Tasman~Sea~
  • VITICULTURE- 310 haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers- Apsley Gorge, Devil’s Corner
    • Vineyards- Freycinet, Hazards

Southern Sector

DERWENT VALLEY GI.     @Hobart

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling
  • RED= Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-New South Wales, ZONE-Tasmania(South-East)
    • BORDERS-Huron/ Channel GI.(South-East)
  • TOPOGRAPHY “Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley(Derwent), On~Derwent~River~
    • ON PLAINS/ Macquarie
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Limestone, Brown Dermosol, Podosol, Brown Sodosol
  • CLIMATE- Maritime, INFLUENCED/ Tasman Sea
  • VITICULTURE- 111 haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers- Dawson James, Derwent, Glaetzer-Dixon, Moorilla, Simha, Stefano Luciano

HUON VALLEY/ CHANNEL GI.      @Cygnet

  • WHITE= Chardonnay
  • RED= Gamay, Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-New South Wales, ZONE-Tasmania(South-East)
    • BORDERS-Derwent Valley GI.(North)
  • TOPOGRAPHY Hilly/ Valley(Huon), On~Huon~River~
  • SOILS- MetamorphicSedimentary, Alluvial, Limestone
  • CLIMATE- Maritime, INFLUENCED/ Tasman Sea
  • VITICULTURE- ?  haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers– Chatto, House of Arras, Sailor Seeks Horse, Stargazer

COAL RIVER VALLEY GI.     @Richmond

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY- Australia, STATE-New South Wales, ZONE-Tasmania(South-East)
  • TOPOGRAPHY Hilly/ Valley(Coal), On~Coal~River~
  • CLIMATE- Maritime, INFLUENCED/ Tasman Sea
  • VITICULTURE- 259 haPlanted
    • Estates/ Producers- Bay of Fires, Domaine A, Frogmore, Maison L’Envoye(Multi-National), Meadowbank, Nocton, Riverdale, Stargazer, Tolpuddle, Vandemonian
    • Vineyards- Nocton“Estate”, Parish, Stoney, Third Child, Tolpuddle“Estate”(20ha.)


**Refer to BIBLIOGRAPHY/ Sources For Details On Scholarly Works Referenced.