New South Wales Regions

Hunter Valley

Hunter Valley

From humble beginnings in the mid 1800s, the Hunter Valley has grown to include over 130 wineries. The region encompasses the Upper Hunter and the Lower Hunter, with each offering its own amazing wine experience.

The Lower Hunter covers the sub-regions of Pokolbin, Broke Fordwich, Lovedale and Mount View. The area is home to some of...

Canberra District

Canberra District

The Canberra region is divided into three sub-regions – Bungendore/Lake George, Hall and Murrumbateman. This region was re-established in the 1970s, with the area growing to support in excess of 20 wineries and 350 hectares of vines. Most wineries are less than 30 minutes drive from Canberra.

Hilltops

Hilltops

The Hilltops region includes the sub-regions of Boorowa, Harden and Young, with the latter being the home of the well-known McWilliam’s Barwang vineyard. Due to its altitude, this region provides a long and even ripening period. Producers such as Chalkers Crossing and Grove Estate produce fine, elegant styles with an almost...

Mudgee

Mudgee

Mudgee is part of the New South Wales Central Ranges along with Cowra and Orange. The name is the Aboriginal word for ‘Nest in the Hills’ and its been referred to as a fertile bowl surrounded by hills. The region is considered as primarily red wine country and the reds are renowned for flavour, intensity and mouthfeel. However, peach...

Tumbarumba

Tumbarumba

One of the highest in New South Wales, Tumbarumba is also one of the state’s most spectacular wine regions. Its alpine setting means it’s a prime location for cool climate viticulture resulting in wines of delicacy, finesse and...

Hastings River

Hastings River

The Hastings River region was initially established in 1837, but remained dormant until 1980 when the French descended. The Cassegrain family decided to revive this region, which once encompassed 33 vineyards.

As a coastal region,...

Orange

Orange

Orange is part of the New South Wales Central Ranges. The Orange wine region or geographical indicator starts at 600 metres and has vineyards at elevations right through the scale to 1200 metres above sea level; Orange is the highest wine region in...

Southern Highlands

Southern Highlands

Part of the Great Dividing Range, the Southern Highlands is just an hour’s drive from Sydney, making it a popular day trip destination. The region includes the towns of Bowral, Mittagong and Moss Vale. The cool climate is conducive to the production of elegant wines with delicate fruit flavours.

Shoalhaven Coast

Shoalhaven Coast

The Shoalhaven Coast region stretches along the NSW south coast from Kiama to Beagle Bay. Australia’s newest official wine region, it’s growing incredibly quickly and is now home to 21 wine grape growers, 15 cellar doors and 7 wineries.

New England

New England

The New England region stretches 300km from Tenterfield in the north down to Tamworth. With its varied terroir, the New England region has been compared to Burgundy, France. It is particularly conducive to the production of quality white wines thanks to the terra rossa soils that can be found at high altitude.

Riverina

Riverina

The Riverina is most famous for the production of dessert wines, particularly Botrytis Semillon. It’s the home of De Bortoli’s Bilbul Winery out of which their world renowned Noble One comes. As well as dessert wines, the Riverina is associated with bulk wines which comes as no surprise given it’s bigger than all the other...

Cowra

Cowra

Cowra is part of the New South Wales Central Ranges along with Mudgee and Orange. Set among the high western slopes of the Lachlan Valley, 314km south-west of Sydney, it’s 300-400 metres above sea level.

Hot days provide good ripening conditions, while chilly nights serve to retain fruit acidity, resulting in wines of intense...

Gundagai

Gundagai

Most famous for being the home of the Dog on the Tuckerbox, Gundagai is a relatively new wine region, despite the fact that German migrants planted vines there in the 1800s. It’s building a reputation for quality Chardonnay and Shiraz, with the latter being compared to that coming out of the Hilltops regions of New South Wales.

Perricoota

Perricoota

An emerging wine region and the smallest in Australia, Perricoota is in southern New South Wales, on the Murray River. Visitors to the region often come via the town of Echuca, which is a popular paddlesteamer port. Water restrictions are a constant challenge for the producers of Perricoota but the potential is there and the industry is...

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