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King Valley

Wine growing area (GI) in the state of Victoria in Australia with the two subranges Myrrhee and Whitlands. The main town is called Whitfield. The area belongs to the North East Victoria zone. After the Second World War, Italian immigrants started a flourishing tobacco industry here. In the early 1970s, the Australian farmers Guy Darling and John Levigny were the first vines planted. Because of their great success, their Italian neighbors imitated this. The family business, founded a little later, had an important influence Brown Brothers from that bought on a large scale grapes processed. King Valley is flat in the north and mountainous in the south. The vineyards cover around 700 hectares of vineyards. The main types of white wine are Chardonnay and Riesling, the most important red wine varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz ( Syrah ) and Merlot, as well as the Italian varieties in smaller quantities Nebbiolo and Sangiovese, The climate influenced by the King River is ideal for sparkling wines which are manufactured on a larger scale.

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